Gordon Parks Exhibit Outing: Oct. 19

Join Outings coordinator Marsha Ezell for a docent-guided tour especially for the Fort Worth Camera Club. Meet inside at the museum entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. to join the free tour at 10:30 a.m.

Parking is available in the UNTHSC parking lot (our usual club meeting location), museum parking areas or in city parking lots/garage on Gendy or Lancaster streets.

Docents will discuss the work and career of Gordon Parks (1912-2006),  considered one of the most groundbreaking figures in 20th century photography. Parks also was a musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940’s through the 1970’s. He was especially well-known for his images of civil rights, poverty and African-American issues, as well as for fashion.

After the tour, you can view and photograph the interior of the newly remodeled museum. Tripods and flash are not allowed. We’ll have lunch nearby.

You may want to identify and photograph interesting aspects of the exteriors of the Amon Carter, Kimbell Art Museum and Museum of Modern art in Fort Worth’s nationally known Cultural District.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art also includes a major collection of photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes of the 1850s to today’s contemporary processes. Learn more about the museum’s photography collection. Entrance to the museum is always free.

 

parks in FSA office 1940 00190vPhotos from the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Above, Ella Watson, United States Government Charwoman, photographed by Parks, 1942; right, Parks with Helen Wool at the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, 1943.

Arkansas Park Outing: Nov. 14-16

Participants are responsible for travel, park fees, lodging and food, plus all personal photo equipment and/or camping gear.

The park is in and near the town of Washington, Ark., which was the capital of Arkansas during the Civil War. Photogenic buildings and displays include a courthouse, schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, weapons museum, kitchen and others. Park staff in period clothing are usually available for photos and historical information.

Above, 1874 Courthouse, Historic Washington State Park.

 

 

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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, 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.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth at Night: Aug. 10

  • 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10
  • Meet at 4th and Calhoun Streets, downtown Fort Worth
  • Downtown Fort Worth Nighttime Photography, Marsha Ezell

Bring your camera, find lights and action in Fort Worth’s vibrant downtown scene.

Photo options include the lights and activity of Sundance Square, neon signs at the Palace Theatre and Scat Jazz Lounge, aerial views of skylines and the remnants of a summer sunset.

Meet Master photographer Marsha Ezell, sign our PDF-Release-of-Liability and explore the city.

Bring a tripod, flashlight, reading glasses or magnifier to view camera settings and maps and wear sturdy, comfortable shoes for walking. Bring water and stay hydrated – it’s hot in August in Texas, even at night.

Image from club archives, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Lindsey Bayer, 2014

 

 

 

Hell’s Gate Fireworks: July 6

  • 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Hell’s Gate, Possum Kingdom Lake, Gaines Bend Development
  • Arrange carpools on your own; the location is a 1.5 hour drive from UNT Health Science Center

Photograph holiday fireworks from a clifftop overlooking Hell’s Gate, the unique rock formation on Possum Kingdom Lake. Fireworks are sponsored by Possum Kingdom Lake Chamber of Commerce.

The fireworks show begins about 9 p.m. and lasts approximately 20 minutes.

Meet hosts Peggy and Shawn Gibson at their Gaines Bend Development home. (Google Gaines Bend Development to find your preferred route.) Contact Shawn, 940-659-8011 or Peggy, 940-659-8206.

The hike to the viewing site is not long but it is over a rocky hill, so it is best to wear good walking shoes. Things you will need:

  • Camera with cable release
  • Tripod
    Flashlight, preferably with red light to avoid distracting other photographers
  • Insect repellent
  • Folding chair or stool
  • Water

Above, Hell’s Gate July 4th by Shawn Gibson