Plano Photography Club

Meetings on Third Thursdays (except December) with Training at 6:00 pm and Program at 7:15 pm

West Plano Presbyterian Church - 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas

Come by and meet the friendly folks of the Plano Photography Club.

Spend an evening at our next meeting with people who share your passion for photography. Guests are always welcome.

Visit and see what the club is all about or become a member so that you may participate in club activities and contests.

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Winning Images From the January 2020 Competition
Topic: Open

Latest Club News

January 2020 Competition Results

NEW! Results of the January 2020 photo competition - shown at right - were announced at our February club meeting. You can also watch the contest slideshow to hear the judge's feedback on each picture.

Congratulations to the photographers who captured the winning images and thanks to everyone who participated.

Updated standings for the 2019-2020 competition year as well as scoresheets for each class are available under the Competitions | Competition Scores to Date menu.

 

New Issue of The FLASH! Now Available

The February 2020 issue of the Plano Photography Club newsletter is now available for download.

Each month's edition of The FLASH! includes all the winning images from the prior month's club photo competition along with valuable information about upcoming events and program speakers, plus up-to-date contest standings and feature articles.

 

Contest Rules and Process Document Revised

The club's Competition Rules and Process document has been updated; the latest revision is dated February 6, 2020.

If you currently participate in the monthly photography competitions or plan to do so, please check out the the most recent version.

 

Next Club Meeting - Thursday March 19, 2020

6:00 pm: Training - Study Groups

The Club meets for Training at 6 pm before the regular meeting at 7:15 pm. The classes we offer cover various topics and skill levels. Please join us and choose a group to study with! Details are found HERE.

7:15 pm: Program by Jeremy Woodhouse - "Life on the Road - Wild, Land, City, Life"

Since his early days as a graphic designer, Jeremy's dream was to become a stock photographer. Riding the wave of the internet revolution in the mid-1990s, he got involved with Getty Images and went on to build a successful business traveling the world and taking stock pictures.

Jeremy Woodhouse
Jeremy Woodhouse

By 2005, he started setting up frequent international trips to Italy and to Mexico. He went on to lead trips to Guatemala and Costa Rica. Since 2011 Jeremy has completed more than 100 international Photo Tours to such destinations as Colombia, the Balkans, Burma, the Stans, India, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Cuba, Iran, Yemen, the Baltic States, Morocco, Sicily, South Africa, Sardinia, Romania, Vietnam, Nepal, Spain, Portugal … the list goes on.

Jeremy used to describe himself as a nature and outdoor photographer, but over the years he has re-branded himself several times. He has traveled widely, photographing many of the world’s most important city skylines.

In 2006 he became part-owner of a lifestyle stock photography company (Blend Images), and now he is indulging his new passion of photographing people in developing nations.

Jeremy’s photos have appeared in print all over the world. He has received numerous international awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, winning the Wild Places Category in 2000, and he was overall winner of the 2002 Nature’s Best International Photography Awards. His images have been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian in Washington DC, the Dallas Museum of Natural History, and the Natural History Museum in London.

Tiger   Scottish HIghlands   Ancient African Architecture   Bearded Man

Examples of Jeremy's Recent Work

For additional information on this and other future PPC programs, please click the Programs link in the menu.


Monthly Contest

The March 2020 contest is a Print competition and the topic is "Open."

For help in understanding the contest theme please review the Description of Contest Themes document (PDF).

Entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before midnight Thursday March 19, 2020, the date of our next monthly meeting. 

Each club member may submit one image. The maximum dimensions for images submitted to the contest website are 4096 x 2160 pixels.

 

Club Newsletter

The Club’s newsletter, The FLASH!, is published monthly and is available for download about a week prior to the club meetings.

Each issue includes the results (and winning images) from the most recent monthly competition as well as photos from club activities.

Click on the link to view the latest editions of The FLASH!

 

Upcoming Activities

Model Shoot and More (Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10AM to 2PM)

$15 Fee (cash or check) to be paid at the door of West Plano Presbyterian Church.

Olympus Camera will serve as host and will be featuring two special guests - Charles Garcia and Becky Burleson. Charles, Olympus' Technical Sales Executive, will give you an introduction to the latest Olympus Technologies and conduct a model shoot with you. Becky, an accomplished model and photographer, will walk you through a "models' perspective" - the ins-and-outs of working with models.

NOTE: Event is for PPC members only; there is a limit on the number of attendees. Visit our Club Activities page for additional details and registration information/deadlines.

 

North Texas Irish Festival (March 6-8, 2020)

The North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas' historic Fair Park continues to be one of the largest Irish Festivals in the United States and its organizers have been recognized throughout the world for their dedication to preserving traditional Celtic cultures and providing a quality venue for all types of Irish and Celtic performers.

Visitors can enjoy concerts performed by local and guest artists from surrounding states, drummers groups, dance and music workshops, etc.

NOTE: Event is for PPC Members only. Visit our Club Activities page for additional details and registration information/deadlines.

 

Upcoming Field Trips

Texas Hill Country (March 27-29, 2020)

Where: Fredericksburg, Texas

What: Chase wildflowers and explore the Hill Country parks, small towns, and backroads.

NOTE: Field trip is for PPC members only. Visit our Field Trips page for additional details and registration information/deadlines.

 


 

Club Information

  • NEW! Check out our interactive map of Favorite DFW Photo Spots as identified by members of the Plano Photography Club.
  • Review our Guide to the PPC Website and Your Mobile Device to learn how to add a bookmark for the PPC webpage to your mobile device's home screen and to review website features you may find useful to reference while shooting in the field.
  • Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month (except December) at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas - View Map
  • Training sessions are held in the church at 6:00 pm before the regular meeting at 7:15 pm - View Classes/Rooms
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Host Location: West Plano Presbyterian Church

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