About the Plano Photography Club
Who We Are
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.
The club was organized in 1984 and incorporated In 1990 as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Additional information about the club's origins and early years is available on the Our History page.
PDF copies of the Club’s By-Laws and Constitution are available.
Each week we have a new Topic of the Week photo activity. When in-person club activities are held, they are tailored to the current state and federal health guidelines. The safety of our club members is of paramount importance.
Membership in the PPC is open to amateurs, enthusiasts, and professionals with an interest in expanding their photographic skills and practicing their craft with others.
Individual memberships are $39 for twelve (12) months. Dues for each additional membership in the same household are $2.
New members can sign up through our website by following these instructions.
Where and When We Meet
Monthly club meetings are held at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas on the third Thursday of each month (except December when no meeting is held).
Club programs begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Preceding the program in most months, there is a training session (study groups) at 6:00 PM.
Adults across all skill levels, from beginner to professional, are welcome to join and participate in club meetings and activities.
During our meetings we usually have a guest speaker who covers a topic of interest to our group. We conclude each meeting with a judge's commentary on the prior month's photo competition and announce the competition awards.
Guests are welcome to attend our monthly club meetings. Check out our schedule of upcoming programs and if you see one you would like to attend, please let us know via email.
Executive Committee Meetings
Monthly executive committee meetings are normally held via Zoom at 7:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month (except December when no meeting is held).
Founded in 1934, PSA is the largest association of its kind, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike. PSA is a worldwide interactive organization for anyone interested in photography, be they casual, serious amateurs or professional photographers. PSA has over 5000 members in all 50 states as well as 60 other countries around the world. As a member club, PPC participates in PSA through our PSA Representative. PSA also offers Individual Memberships that offer numerous benefits including competitions, workshops and education programs.
Our PSA representative is Larry Petterborg.
GSCCC is comprised of some 25 member photography/camera clubs from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. As a member club, PPC submits entries to GSCCC’s monthly Projected Digital competitions through our GSCCC Representative who chooses entries from PPC competitions and/or PPC member contributions. PPC does not submit entries to the GSCCC Print competitions. Up to four entries can be submitted per competition category (i.e., Photojournalism, Pictorial, or Nature) each month, but not more than one entry from any individual photographer within a single competition category. As a member club, PPC also judges one GSCCC competition per year.
Our GSCCC representative is Jerry Schlesinger.