Club News Archive

Begun in February 2020, this page serves as an archive of all Club News that has appeared on the front page of the Plano Photography Club website.


March 2020

Current Membership Renewals

Most memberships to the Plano Photography Club will expire on April 30, 2020. Since we will not be having an April meeting due to the COVID-19 situation, we highly recommend that current members renew their memberships via PayPal using our website.

You can do this by logging in to your PPC account and clicking on My Account | Pay Annual Dues. Then follow the directions on that page to pay your dues.

If that does not work for you, please contact the Membership Chairman for a physical address to mail a paper check.

 

Message From Club President Cliff McKenzie

Cliff McKenzie
Cliff McKenzie

(March 18, 2020) It was only a month ago we were watching the events half-a-world away unfold. Who would have ever thought the impact would have been so great here?

We kept the Hill Country event alive but cancelled the formal gatherings believing “independently out in nature” would surface. We are now faced with the possibility food access may be limited, that the person cleaning your room may be an issue and if the government wants us to “stay in place,” access to fuel pumps could be limited.

As I stated, a month ago this would seem to be ridiculous.

All Plano Photography Club events are canceled until further notice. If it is possible to do a webinar or conference call, that is the only exception.

 

Educational Resources Updates

We have completed the migration of years worth of educational material provided by members and speakers to the new website. PPC members can now access this material under the Education | PPC Educational Resources menu.

Of particular note are a presentation and related videos about printing your images called "Put It On Paper."

Originally presented by Dennis Fritsche in 2016, he recently completed an update to it. You may find it helpful if you are planning to submit a print to the March 2020 contest.

Additionally, we have added a page of external photography resources (Education | External Learning and Support Resources). On it you will find links to online training, YouTube channels, camera forums, cloud storage options, image hosting sites and more.

 

New Club Activities Slideshows Released

Slideshows of our two most recent club activities (with accompanying background music) are now available:

 

Changes For March 2020 Club Contest

Because of the cancellation of the March 2020 club meeting, we will not be able to collect your print for the March contest. As such this month's contest has been changed from a PRINT to an ELECTRONIC contest. It remains an Open contest.

What does that mean for you?

  • If you have not submitted an image yet, go ahead and enter your image as you would for any electronic contest.
  • If you have already entered the electronic image for the March 2020 Print contest and wish to submit that same image for the March 2020 Electronic Contest, you do not have to do anything. Just remember that if you win or place with the electronic image you may not use that image for a future contest.
  • If you want to submit a different image and save your Print entry for a future Print contest, you will need to remove the current image from the competition website and enter a new one.

The deadline for entries remains unchanged - Midnight CDT Thursday March 19, 2020. All images submitted by that time will be judged as electronic submissions.

NOTE: The name on the competition website for the March contest is "2020-03 Open Revised Electronic." Even though the competition website will say the type is PRINT it will be judged as an Electronic Contest.

Contact Alan Daniel if you have any questions.

 

March 2020 Issue of The FLASH! Is Out

The March edition of the Plano Photography Club Newsletter The FLASH! is now available. It contains valuable information about the club, activities, contest results and informative articles.


February 2020

Educational Resources Updates

We have completed the migration of years worth of educational material provided by members and speakers to the new website. PPC members can now access this material under the Education | PPC Educational Resources menu.

Of particular note is a presentation and related videos about printing your images called "Put It On Paper."

Originally presented by Dennis Fritsche in 2016, he recently completed an update to it. You may find it helpful if you are planning to submit a print to the March 2020 contest.

Additionally, we have added a page of external photography resources (Education | External Learning and Support Resources). On it you will find links to online training, YouTube channels, camera forums, cloud storage options, image hosting sites and more.

 

January 2020 Competition Results

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.

 

February Issue of The FLASH!

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.

 

Managing Your Account Settings

Each member of the Plano Photography Club is responsible for management of their own membership account settings.

Learn more about the options available and the club's recommendations for selected settings on the About My Account Settings page. Then access your PPC account settings via My Account | My Account Settings to make any necessary changes.

 

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.



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