Upcoming Club Programs
Because of state and local restrictions established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic all in-person club programs have been canceled until further notice.
However, the Plano Photography Club is holding monthly club programs via Zoom. Upcoming program information is listed below.
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October 21, 2021 - Behind the Lens with Equine Photographer Shelley Paulson
Program Description: After a short introduction to the nuances of photographing horses, Shelley will share some of her favorite images and the stories behind them. From capturing a cowboy during a lightning storm to a tender moment between a horse and its owner to a high quality still photo pulled from a video clip, each example will give you insight into her vision and technical approach.
Bio: Shelley Paulson is an award-winning equine commercial, editorial, and stock photographer based in Minnesota. She has combined her deep love of horses with her passion for creating heartfelt, meaningful images to create a thriving full-time career.
Her work is known for its captivating light, emotional impact, creative composition, and rich color. It has been published worldwide and can be seen in various equestrian publications and in advertising for major equine brands such as Horse Illustrated, Western Horseman, Nutrena, and Farnam.
Her professional beliefs are expressed on her website as follows:
- I believe in creating photographs for brands and publications that want more than just pretty pictures. They want images that captivate their audiences with depth, emotional impact, and meaning.
- I believe in the power of photography to tell a story. Whether that is the story of a brand or product or an editorial story in a magazine, quality, heartfelt photographs can move our hearts or compel us to action. This is a business for me, but my passion for the craft of photography and my love for horses mean I will never be neutral about the work I do. Because of this, my clients always get my best work, done with the greatest of care.
- I believe in providing professional, yet personalized service to all my clients which means I am committed to honesty, efficient communication, being on time, delivering what I promised (or more!), being flexible, and doing all things in a spirit of cooperation, generosity, and kindness.
Examples of Shelley's Work
November 18, 2021 - Nikola Olic
Program Description: TBA
Bio: Nikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working right here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He focuses on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine architecture in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways. He is represented by Afterimage Gallery in Dallas, Subject Art Gallery in New York City, Espaces Atypiques in France, and Barcelona Gallery in Serbia.
Every photograph in his collection includes the exact coordinates where each photograph was taken, offering a quick return to the real world in which the structure exists, of cars, noise, buildings and people. This is intended as a demystifying tool, reminding us that these structures -- beautiful or otherwise -- are among us on every corner, in cities we visit or cities where we live.
His photography has appeared in publications and public and private collections around the world, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, WIRED Magazine, The Guardian, BBC News, Forbes, Dezeen, USA Today, and many others.
He was also featured in many major local media outlets, including The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer, the Dallas Architecture Forum, Advocate Magazine, Patron Magazine, and D Magazine.
Examples of Nikola's Work