Upcoming Club Programs

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July 21, 2022 - Beginner’s Guide to Photographing the Milky Way (and what comes next on the night photography journey)

Shari Hunt
Shari Hunt

Program Description: Shari will walk you through the basics of how, when, and where to photograph the Milky Way followed by some insight on more intermediate techniques to get beyond the basic Milky Way landscape silhouette images.

Bio: After moving back to Texas from the Pacific Northwest, Shari Hunt found the Big Bend region to be her "local" space of beauty and peace.

She started learning night photography techniques in 2007 when she found herself under the dark skies of West Texas.

Regarding night sky photography, Shari says that is "both humbling and fascinating to me. It brings a sense of empowerment to be in total darkness, usually in the middle of nowhere, stay up most of the night, and photography our galaxy. My problems ultimately feel minuscule compared to what is in front of me. I was once very afraid of being in the middle of nowhere in the dark. Now, I find it one of the most amazing sights, especially in a dark sky.

"There's an entirely different world out there at night. While it might be harder to see, I think our other senses pick up the slack. The sounds, the smells, the feeling of the breeze in the night - they all are very different in their own beautiful way."

Shari travels to dark sky locations as much as she can while offering workshops in Big Bend and Mount Rainier National Park. Her portfolio can be viewed here.



Some Examples of Shari's Photography


August 18, 2022 - Finding Beauty on a Backroad

Linda Nickell
Linda Nickell

Program Description: Linda Nickell has been photographing the same stretch of backroads in south Texas for several years.

What began as a Sunday morning drive has become her photography playground as she wanders down old farm roads dotted with wildflowers, pump jacks, and an abundance of wildlife.

In this presentation, Linda will introduce you to “Gulley Road” and the subjects that she’s photographed using her car as a blind as well as challenge you to look for your own backroad to explore.

Bio: Linda is a Texas-based photographer and the host of a weekly photography webinar, The Happiness Hour. She has been recognized by texashighways.com as one of the “The 25 Texas Travel Photographers You Need to Follow on Instagram” and is the co-author of Composition: 15 Photography Tips to Creating Captivating Images.

Her images and articles have been published and used in digital and marketing campaigns. As an active Instagram user, she curates multiple feature accounts to inspire and promote the work of other photographers.



Some Examples of Linda's Photography


Future PPC Programs

Until formally announced, this program schedule is subject to change.

Date Speaker Program
July 21, 2022 Shari Hunt Beginner's Guide to Photographing the Milky Way
August 18, 2022 Linda Nickell Finding Beauty on a Backroad
September 15, 2022 Andy Post The How's of Product Photography
October 20, 2022 Britney Webb Forensic Photography (working title)
November 17, 2022 Anita Oakley PPC Photographer of the Year
January 19, 2023 Raul Rivero Collin Heritage Project
February 16, 2023 Kim Leeson Editorial/Environmental Portraiture (working title)
March 16, 2023 Irwin Lightstone TBD
May 18, 2023 PPC End of the Year Party n/a

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