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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June 17, 2021 - Jerry Schlesinger: Cruisin' With Your Camera

Jerry Schlesinger
Jerry Schlesinger

Program Description: Jerry and his wife Ilene really enjoy cruising. Since 1999, they have taken 39 cruises encompassing 470 nights at sea aboard six different cruise lines.

In this program, Jerry will share with us why they like cruising, the photography challenges that you encounter while on cruises, and helpful tips to make cruising with your camera more fun and enjoyable.

Bio: Jerry Schlesinger was born in Brooklyn, New York. His interest in photography developed while flipping through the pages of his parents' Life magazines.

With degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, he worked for Western Electric/AT&T Microelectronics in Allentown, PA and Orlando, FL for 30 years. After a short (one weekend) retirement, he began a second professional career with Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas. His entire career was in the area of photolithography, a process central to the manufacture of semiconductor devices.

The most expensive “camera” he used in that area cost $10,000,000. He was a specialist in the metrology related to photolithography and was the TI representative on Sematech's Metrology Advisory Committee. Jerry retired from TI after 14 years.

Jerry is a member of the Plano Photography Club and currently serves as the Contest Committee Chair. He and Ilene live in Denton and enjoy traveling the world together by ship or car. Their children live in Charlottesville, VA and Portland, OR.


Grand Cayman   Vanuatu   Queen Mary 2   New York City at Sunset   Queen Victoria Shipboard

Samples of Jerry's Photography


July 15, 2021 - Evans Caglage: A Ladder In Every City - Covering Fashion Shows

Evans Caglage
Evans Caglage

Program Description: When the light, the music, and the models are good there is nothing better than a fashion show.

In Part 1 of Evans' program in February 2021, he covered what he looks for in portrait and editorial fashion images. In Part 2, he will share his experience from the fashion shows and runways in Milan, Paris, and New York (and sometimes Dallas and LA).

Bio: Evans Caglage began his professional career at The Dallas Morning News in 1979, where he covered traditional photojournalistic assignments like news, features and sports. After a few years he developed an interest in photo illustration and slowly moved toward assignments in the studio concentrating on fashion and portraits.

Soon after he became the designated studio photographer and then the fashion photographer working exclusively for Fashion!Dallas. This led to shoots in Dallas and other areas of the country. He started to travel internationally as well shooting fashion weeks in Milan, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

When the fashion section folded he continued studio work covering food, house & garden and portraits as well as any photo illustrations that were needed. His last few years at The News were spent as a Photo Editor making the photo selections that would be used in the newspaper and online. He is currently semi-retired doing occasional freelance shooting and editing jobs that interest him.

Evans' image collections are at evanscaglage.com.


EC Runway   Calvin Klein   Posen   Shalom Todd

Samples of Evans' Fashion Photography


Future PPC Programs

Date Speaker Program
May 20, 2021 PPC End of the Year Party  

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