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





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.

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.



Gordon Parks Exhibit: Ends Dec. 29

There’s still time to view the Gordon Parks exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibit remains on view through Sunday, Dec. 29.

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.

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