Birds, People, Archives Outing: Feb. 22

  • 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; map
  • People, Birds and Archives: A Visual Feast

Join Outings coordinator Marsha Ezell and a museum docent to learn about two exhibits and how to access the Carter’s internationally recognized photography library and archive.

The outing includes:

  • “Eliot Porter’s Birds” – Porter set the model for today’s nature photography and the use of color to turn photographic prints into art.
  • “Looking In: Photography from the Outside” – Images by six significant 20th Century photographers, all telling a story about American life. Photographers include Richard Avedon, Morris Engel, Laura Gilpin, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, and Paul Strand.  This exhibit was discussed at our Jan. 2 meeting by the museum’s Assistant Curator for Photography Kristen Gaylord.
  • Presentation and tour of the archives in the museum photography collection. We will learn about the Library/Archives, how to use them and view relevant collections.

After this visual and creative feast, we’ll eat lunch at Railhead Smokehouse, 2900 Montgomery St.

Free parking is available in the Carter museum lots or in the UNT Health Science Center lot, 3500 Camp Bowie, the location of our twice-monthly meetings. Parking fees are charged by the City of Fort Worth for the garage and lots adjacent to the Will Rogers Coliseum and the Community Arts Center. Find an area map.

Above, Eliot Porter (1901–1990), Eastern Flicker, Seney, Michigan, June 28, 1973, dye imbibition print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, bequest of the artist, © 1990 Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Richardson and Jermyn Outing: Jan. 25

  • Leave promptly at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
  • Meet at Walmart, 721 Boyd Road, Azle, 76028; find a map
  • Outing to Fort Richardson and Jermyn; bring the PDF-Release-of-Liability

Meet club president John Nixon and others at the Walmart located at 721 Boyd Road in Azle. View a Google map.

The group will depart promptly at 8 a.m. on Jan. 25 for the one-hour drive to Fort Richardson State Historic Park in Jacksboro. The address is 228 State Park Road 61 Jacksboro, TX 76458.  Entrance fee is $3. View a map.

Says John: “The plan is to spend as long as you want in the park.  We will have lunch in Jacksboro.  We will then take a short drive up the road to Jermyn, Texas, to take photographs of the abandoned church. We will then conclude the outing.  The weather should be good.”

Fort Richardson was established in November 1867. The fort was the northernmost of a line of federal forts established after the Civil War. Today’s park includes seven restored buildings. Above, by Robert Chura.

The Old Jermyn Church, built in 1910, has been a popular site for club photos. The building is a Texas historical site that is largely abandoned.

JERMYN Closed FUMChurch Sep 2010

Archive: 2018


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  • Copyright, Program, Jay Miller
  • All About Aerial Photography, Program, Jay Miller
  • Find Your Creative Vision, Program, Edgar Miller
  • Tintypes Revisited, Program, Scott Hilton
  • Visit Historic Jermyn Church Outing
  • Visit Historic Cleburne Outing
  • Find Images at Rock Church Community Outing
  • Capture Street Art Outing
  • Use HDR to Enhance Photos Workshop, Robert Chura
  • Plan Your Photo Trip Workshop, John Nixon
  • Discover the Zone System Workshop, Jeff Heyer
  • View Members’ Art, Annual Exhibit


Above, Coquette, Joyce Lamb






Have fun! Join an Outing

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Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Participants are asked to sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

Here are a selection of participant images from outings to historic churches, Glen Rose, Amon Carter Museum, Browne Salvage Yards, Fabrication Yards, Historic Cleburne, Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and others.




Fall Foliage at the Japanese Garden: Dec. 3

  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd./1700 University Drive
  • Photograph colorful fall foliage in the Japanese Garden

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on a quiet weekday morning and capture a “wonderland under the eloquent fall foliage of the Japanese garden,” says Outings Chair Marsha Ezell.

Tripods are allowed, but garden staff ask that you do not block access for other visitors.

  • To access the garden, enter at the University Drive entrance (by the fountain with the frog sculpture), park in the lot and go to the main entrance to pay admission.
  • Fees are $12 for adults, $10 for those age 65 or older, free for members.

We’ll meet at the entrance to ride the free cart to the Japanese Garden entrance area. The cart also stops at the Rose Garden and will provide return rides to the entrance parking area. (The garden no longer allows visitors to drive to the Japanese Garden entrance area.)

FYI, the botanic garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) offer a joint membership that includes an adult admission, discounts at some local nurseries, admission to some other botanic gardens and other benefits. Additionally, Fort Worth Public Library card holders may obtain passes to the gardens for certain dates. Learn more about membership; learn more about library options.

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Botanic Garden.