Plano Photography Club

Club Meetings Are Held on the Third Thursday of Each Month (except December)
Training Session(s) at 6:00 PM and Program at 7:00 PM
West Plano Presbyterian Church - 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas

The aim of the Plano Photography Club is the enjoyment, mastery, and furtherance of photography through cooperation, effort, and good fellowship. Serving Plano and surrounding areas, we welcome photographers of all skill levels.

Review this slide presentation to learn more about the club.

Then join us at our next monthly meeting and get to know the friendly folks in the Plano Photography Club.


 2023-2024 End of Year Awards Announced

The following club members were honored during the PPC End of Year Awards at the May 16, 2024 club meeting.

Competition Class Winners

Winners were determined by the highest total image points from the ten monthly contests.

  • Entry Level
    • First Place: Rachel Allen
    • Second Place: Jin Li
    • Third Place: Lily Mak
  • Intermediate Level
    • First Place: Fred Manchester
    • Second Place: Eddie Yu
    • Third Place: Cliff McKenzie
  • Advanced Level
    • First Place: Janice Goetz
    • Second Place: Parvin Stiles
    • Third Place: David Swinney
  • Masters Level
    • First Place: Jason Ware
    • Second Place: Linda Grigsby
    • Third Place: Alan Daniel

Special Interest Contests

Members could submit one image in any or all 4 categories; there were 126 submissions this year.

  • Cell Phone (36 submissions)
    • First Place: Jose Artiles - "Alien Landscape"
    • Second Place: Mark Bernthal - "Concrete Adhesive - Parking Lot Art"
    • Third Place: Chung Oey - "Street Fruits Vendor"
  • Nature (35)
    • First Place: Eddie Yu - "Caddo Lake Morning Mist"
    • Second Place: Lois Lehman - "Sedona Sunset"
    • Third Place: Larry Petterborg - "Loxodanta africana"
  • Photojournalism (25)
    • First Place: Janice Goetz - "What a Catch"
    • Second Place: Anita Oakley - "Captive"
    • Third Place: Parvin Stiles - "field trip"
  • Portraits of People (30)
    • First Place: Russell McGuire - "This is so boring!"
    • Second Place: Clive Fernando - "Raj, the plantation worker"
    • Third Place: Eddie Yu - "Sterling"

Images of the Year

Winners were chosen from all the first and second-place finishers in the 2023-2024 print and digital contests, respectively.

  • Print Image of the Year
    • First Place: Jin Li - "Fly Over"
    • Second Place: Richard Otto - "Abstract in Flight"
    • Third Place: Alan Daniel - "White Lotus"
  • Digital Image of the Year
    • First Place: Nancy Mack - "Vermeer's Onions"
    • Second Place: Jin Li - "Caddo-Lake"
    • Third Place: Eddie Yu - "Radiant Split Leap"

Photographer of the Year

This honor is awarded to the person with the highest number of Photographer of the Year (POY) points during all ten contests during the competition year.

The 2023-2024 PPC Photographer of the Year - for the second consecutive year - is Eddie Yu.

Presidential Recognition Award

The Presidential Recognition Award is presented to any PPC member who has assisted in accomplishing the aims of the Plano Photography Club.

The recipient of the 2023-2024 PPC Presidential Recognition Award is Cliff McKenzie.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award may be presented annually to a Plano Photography Club member whose contributions of time, talents, and service have made a significant impact on the Plano Photography Club and its membership.

The recipient of the 2023-2024 PPC Distinguished Service Award is Carol Barlow.

Congratulations and thanks to all the honorees mentioned above.


 Photo Galleries

Call For Photos From Crowley Park Wildflower Shoot

We invite you to SEND UP TO SEVEN (7) of your best photos from the recent pop-up shoot at Richardson's Crowley Park to

Submitted images will be displayed in the gallery at right.

As always, please include YOUR NAME and the TOPIC in the file name(s) (e.g., CathyFehlis_Wildflowers_1.jpg).

The maximum dimension (long edge) for submitted images is 4096 pixels; the maximum individual file size is 10MB.

The submission deadline for this activity is SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2024.

This gallery is CLOSED. Thanks to all for your submissions.


 Upcoming Photo Activities

Heritage Farmstead Museum Photo Shoot

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Location: Heritage Farmstead Museum (1900 West 15th Street) in Plano)
Cost: $5.00 for admission to the four-acre homestead; an additional $5.00 admission for a tour of the 1891 home (no flash or tripods in the main house)
Additional Information: Visit the Farm

After the shoot, we will travel a couple of blocks away and meet up for lunch at Eddy's Pizza (2108 West 15th Street).

Bring your tripods since we’ll be practicing HDR from our June club meeting with Dennis Fritsche.

If you attend this event, please send your best 5-7 photos to for posting in a gallery on the club website and viewing at a future club meeting.

  • As always, please include YOUR NAME and the TOPIC in the file name(s) (e.g., MaritaCovarrubias_HeritageFarmstead_1.jpg).
  • The maximum dimension (long edge) for submitted images is 4096 pixels; the maximum individual file size is 10MB.
  • The deadline for submitting photos is Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Questions? Contact Mary Ruehle.


 Club Meeting - Thursday, June 20, 2024

Training - 6:00 PM CT

High Dynamic Range (HDR) - Capture and Processing with Dennis Fritsche (Library)
New and Prospective Member Orientation (Room 1)

Program - 7:00 PM CT

Larry Petterborg

Larry Petterborg: Back to Africa (Main Meeting Room)

Like many others involved with photography today, Larry started his journey with a Kodak Brownie in the 1950s. Growing up in Utah, he developed a keen interest in the natural world and a love for being outdoors. After earning degrees in Biology at the University of Utah, Larry moved to Texas in pursuit of a doctoral degree.

During his studies, he found the Woodlawn Camera Club in San Antonio (now the Greater San Antonio Camera Club) and has been a member of one or more photography clubs ever since. Larry joined the Plano Photography Club in 1998 prior to moving to Dallas to take a faculty position at Texas Woman’s University. He is presently a member of the Heard Nature Photographers Club and the Dallas Camera Club.

Following retirement in 2016, Larry and his wife Mary have been able to travel more and pursue photography in many new locations. In March 2020, they went to Africa for the first time. It was a wonderful experience that unfortunately cut short by the global COVID pandemic. So they were eager to return and the opportunity to do so presented itself this past July. As the Field Trip Director for the Dallas Camera Club, Larry asked another member, Mike Hill (a frequent Africa visitor), to put together a group trip to Kenya.

Program Description: Larry’s program will present highlights of visits to three different national parks and reserves in Kenya. If you like elephants, lions, monkeys, and brightly colored birds, you are sure to enjoy his show.



Samples of Larry's Photography


 Club Contest Information - June 2024

The Plano Photography Club's June contest is an ELECTRONIC competition with the theme OPEN.

Electronic entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before 11:59 PM CT on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

NOTE: You must be a Plano Photography Club member to submit contest images.


 May President's Message

Parvin Stiles
Parvin Stiles

Much of May is like late April! It’s green everywhere. Spring flowers are gone but wildflowers are now in bloom. The weather is usually nice but sometimes rainy or stormy. That rain fills the creeks and lakes creating a wonderful backdrop for reflections.

I encourage you to go out there with your photographer friends and shoot. Also, have your camera handy as you drive about so that you may safely pull over and photograph a thing that grabs your interest. I encourage you to practice and take delight in this wonderful hobby and our club activities.

I am honored to serve as the new club president. Let me note a little about myself for those who may not know me well. I joined the Plano Photography Club in 2008. Since then I have served on the Executive Committee as both Program Chair and Activity Chair. I was part of the search team that found our present meeting location and I helped launch our current website. So, I have been very engaged with the club but as president, I feel like a newbie. I have much to learn from my peers and you.

I’d like to thank David Swinney for his outstanding leadership and service as our President these last two years and I’m happy that he has chosen to stay on board as our webmaster.

I’d like to also thank Clive Fernando for serving as our Contest Chair and Cliff McKenzie for serving as Activity Chair. Clive and Cliff have stepped down and Craig Rowen and Mary Ruehle have stepped up to fill the positions. Thank you for your service!

The other leadership members remain unchanged and I thank each one for their engagement.

The PPC End of Year Awards and Dinner party is on May 16th for the members. Please take a moment to register so we can have an accurate count to order meat. We ask everyone to bring a side dish or a dessert to share.

I hope to see you at the party and/or a photo outing!


The Plano Photography Club is a proud member club of these organizations:

  • Photographic Society of America
  • Gulf States Camera Club Council
  • Photographic Society of America Gulf States Camera Club Council PSA Website Contest 2020 2nd Place PSA Website Contest 2021 Honorable Mention  PSA Website Contest 2023 Honorable Mention

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