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Plano Photography Club

Virtual Club Meetings Held On 3rd Thursday of Each Month (except December)
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Serving Plano, Dallas, and the surrounding suburbs, the Plano Photography Club was established in 1984 for anyone interested in photography.

Want to attend one of our monthly meetings as a guest? Please let us know via email.
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Headlines

  • NEW! Get the details on the annual club holiday party (and how you can participate) (more)
  • Check out the terrific photos our members brought back from the Beavers Bend field trip (more)
  • See the winning images from the October 2021 club photo competition (more)
  • Watch the replay of architectural photographer Nikola Olic's November meeting presentation (more)
  • The November 2021 issue of The FLASH! is now available for download (more)
  • Reserve your room(s) NOW and join us in Big Bend National Park next October! (more)
  • Three PPC members received recognition in the October 2021 GSCCC competition (more)
  • The DIY Excursion activities for the remainder of the year have been announced (more)
  • Dates to Remember

  • December 4 - BEAVERS BEND field trip photo submission deadline
  • December 4 - Topic of the Week submission deadline - SOMETHING BLUE
  • December 7 - Video slideshow of 2021 images submission deadline
  • December 7 - Your best photo of 2021 submission deadline
  • December 11 - Annual Club Holiday Party
  • December 11 - Topic of the Week submission deadline - CLOCK(S)
  • December 18 - DIY Excursion submission deadline - FALL COLORS
  • January 20, 2022 - January photo competition submission deadline: OPEN (Electronic)
  • October 21-28, 2022 - Big Bend National Park field trip

  • Photo Activities and Galleries

    2021 Topic of the Week Photo Activity - Week 47

    SOMETHING BLUE

    Monday, November 29, 2021, to Saturday, December 4, 2021

    To participate, send ONE OR TWO IMAGES IN JPEG FORMAT from your CAMERA OR CELLPHONE on this topic to clubphotos@planophotographyclub.com. If you submit more than two photos, only the first two received will be included.

    Submitted images will be displayed in the scrolling gallery seen at the right. Please note that no one will be able to download copies of submitted photos.

    Please include YOUR NAME and this week's TOPIC in the file name(s) (e.g., DoctorManhattan_SomethingBlue_1.jpg).

    The maximum dimension (long edge) for submitted images is 4096 pixels; the maximum file size is 10MB.

    The photo submission deadline for this activity is SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4.

    If you're planning ahead, next week's topic will be CLOCK(S).

     

    Visit the Plano Photography Club Facebook Page to Like your favorite Topic of the Week photos.

    Full-Screen Views: Gallery | Slideshow | All Galleries and Slideshows


    Field Trip - BEAVERS BEND STATE PARK

    If you took part in this year's field trip to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma, we would love to see some of your best photos from the trip.

    To participate, send a MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) of your CAMERA or CELLPHONE images IN JPEG FORMAT to clubphotos@planophotographyclub.com for display in the gallery at right.

    Please include YOUR NAME and BEAVERSBEND in the file name (e.g., NorbertBeaver_BeaversBend_1.jpg).

    The maximum dimension (long edge) for submitted images is 4096 pixels; the maximum file size is 10MB.

    The photo submission deadline for this activity is SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Full-Screen Views: Gallery | Slideshow | All Galleries and Slideshows


    DIY Excursions - November / December 2021

    FALL COLORS

    North Texas is not known for its brilliant fall foliage, but there are actually a lot of places where you might be able to find some great color (if the weather does its part).

    The Dallasites101 website offers more than twenty great locations both near Dallas and within an easy drive. 

    To participate, capture CAMERA or CELLPHONE images with this theme between November 1 and December 15, 2021.

    Then send a MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) of those pictures IN JPEG FORMAT to clubphotos@planophotographyclub.com for display in an online gallery.

    Please include YOUR NAME and FALLCOLORS in the file name (e.g., Snoopy_FallColors_1.jpg).

    The maximum dimension (long edge) for submitted images is 4096 pixels; the maximum file size is 10MB.

    The photo submission deadline for this activity is SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18.

     

     

    Full-Screen Views: Gallery | Slideshow | All Galleries and Slideshows


    Winning Images From the October 2021 Club Competition
    Topic: Open (Electronic Image)

    October 2021 Club Competition Results

    Winners in the October Plano Photography Club photo competition were announced on Thursday, November 18, 2021, during the monthly club meeting.

    Award recipients for the contest are listed below; their submissions are seen at right:

    • Entry
      • 1st: Balancing Act - Jodi Smith
      • 2nd: The Ol' West - Shannon Hutchison
      • 3rd: West Texas Still Life - Maggie Hutchison
    • Intermediate
      • 1st: State Fair Night - Siu Wong
      • 2nd: Sunshine On My Shoulders Makes Me Happy - David Swinney
      • 3rd: WHAT WAS THAT - Terree Stone
      • HM: Dancing With The Devil - Sam Lucas
      • HM: Fly Like An Eagle With Wings Of A Wren - Janice Goetz
    • Advanced
      • 1st: Back To School Circa 1900 - Anita Oakley
      • 2nd: Becoming Autumn - Heidi Phillips
      • 3rd: Mushroom Cloud Over The Neighborhood - Jason Ware
      • HM: The Long and Winding Road - David Hutchison
      • HM: Symbiosis - Sanjay Kaul
    • Master
      • 1st: Somanden - Russell McGuire (also Best of Show)
      • 2nd: Yemani Bridgegroom - Larry Petterborg
      • 3rd: Thanksgiving Chapel - Nock Wong
      • HM: Lower Schwabacher Landing - Linda Grigsby
      • HM: Boulders and Granite - Dennis Fritsche

    Full-Screen Slideshow | Gallery | Judge's Commentary

    Standings: All Classes | Entry | Intermediate | Advanced | Master

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated in the competition.

    See you in January 2022 for the results of the November contest.

     


    President's Message - The Holiday Season Is Upon Us

    Alan Daniel

    Where has this year gone? It sure seems that each one goes by faster than the last. But now that we are in the home stretch of 2021, that can mean only one thing … the holidays are (nearly) here.

    Dead giveaways for the arrival of the holiday season include signs for Cajun fried turkeys, neighbors who have already put up their Christmas lights, not to mention hearing Christmas music in retail stores. You may also see photographers in local parks and other hot spots capturing images for the annual holiday card.

    The holidays are a wonderful time to take pictures of family, friends, and festive activities. There might even be an opportunity to branch out and experiment with food photography. Keep those batteries charged and cameras handy so you can capture all your best seasonal memories.


    November has finally brought crisp temperatures and hopefully, some fall colors will follow. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

    Don’t forget to join us for the annual PPC Holiday Party on Saturday, December 11th. Details will become available as we get closer to the date. Keep an eye on the website and your e-mail inbox for more information.

    - Alan Daniel (from the November 2021 issue of The FLASH!)


    January 2022 Contest

    SUBMIT CONTEST IMAGES

    The theme for the January 2022 Plano Photography Club photo contest is OPEN (Electronic).

    You may submit one image to the contest.

    Electronic entries must be uploaded to the PPC Competition Site before 11:59 PM CT on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

    The maximum dimensions for electronic images submitted to the contest website are 4096 x 2160 pixels.

    Please review the PPC Competition Rules and Process document if you have questions about how the club competitions work. If you need additional information, please contact the Contest Chair.

    NOTE: You must be a Plano Photography Club member to submit an image to a competition.


    Latest Club News

    Club Holiday Party Details

    Please plan to join us in person on Saturday evening, December 11, 2021, for the annual Plano Photography Club Holiday Party.

    Rudy's BBQ

    Location: Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q | 9828 Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 | 972-712-7839 (map)
    Time: 6:30 - 9:00 PM CT

    Members are invited to generate a three-minute slideshow of their best photos from 2021 for showing at the party. You can upload your completed slideshows at https://bit.ly/ppcholidayparty.

    Additionally, please submit ONE favorite image for inclusion in a musical slideshow to be created by James Stover. Send that picture to clubphotos@planophotographyclub.com.

    The submission deadline for both is 11:59 PM CT Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

    If you have questions about this event, please reach out to Suzanne Beasley.

    For problems or questions about uploading your photo slideshows, contact David Swinney.

     

    PPC Members Recognized at the October 2021 GSCCC Competition

    The following Plano Photography Club member(s) received awards in the Gulf States Camera Club Council October 2021 photo competition:

    Photojournalism
    • 1st: Wrangler In A Snow Storm - Ron Hasty
    Monochrome Images
    • 3rd: Yosemite - Wen-Chi Lee
    Color Images
    • 3rd: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge After Sunset - Nock Wong

    For a full list of winners, please visit the GSCCC competition results page. Congratulations to those listed above.

     


    The Plano Photography Club is a proud member club of these organizations:

  • Photographic Society of America
  • Gulf States Camera Club Council
  • Photographic Society of America Gulf States Camera Club Council PSA Website Contest 2020 2nd Place PSA Website Contest 2021 Honorable Mention

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