Historic Panoramic Photos Recording: Oct. 7, 2021

Richard Schneider is a records analyst in the preservation division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) headquartered in College Park, Maryland and Washington, D.C. His presentation will discuss:

  • What is NARA?
  • Record Groups
  • Still Picture Holdings
  • NARA records related to panoramas (cartographic, textual such as patent drawings)
  • How panoramic photographs are made
  • Assembled digital and negative
  • Slit-scan
  • Wide-format
  • Still picture panoramas
  • Panoramas hiding in plain sight
  • Hoffmann glass negatives
  • How to research online and on site
  • Selection of digital panoramas

View Schneider’s curated exhibit Hidden Treasure: Uncovering Panoramic Photographs of Alaska Territory.

Schneider previously was editor of the Journal of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers and with Trans-Ocean Photos, Inc. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Skidmore College.

Zoom Program Recording, Travels in the Pantanal, Sept. 2, 2021

The FWCC Board of Directors has voted to discontinue all in-person meetings and print competitions for the rest of 2021 based on the spread of Covid-19 and the increasing numbers of hospitalizations and deaths in Tarrant County. Additionally, one of our board members contracted Covid despite being vaccinated.

  • Sept. 2 Program. Plan on attending our program meeting via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 2.
  • Log on early at 6:40 p.m. to engage in a lively pre-meeting chat with fellow club members. We will begin at 7:10 p.m.

Our program features former club member Dick Dodds who will speak about his trip to the Pantanal, a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area and the world’s largest flooded grasslands. It is located mostly in Brazil and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay.

Travels in the Pantanal Program, Zoom Only: Sept. 2, 2021

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021
  • Dial in with Zoom: Meeting ID: 838 6511 7773 Passcode: 089428 (No in-person meeting.)
  • Travels in the Pantanal, presented by Dick Dodds

The Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the world’s largest flooded grasslands. It is located mostly in Brazil and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay.

Join us for a photo tour of the Pantanal presented by Dick Dodds, a former club Outings chair. Native species include jaguar, hyacinth macaw, capybara, maned wolf, a variety of monkeys and birds, plus rare plants. The area is threatened by deforestation and ranching, but remains a largely unspoiled wilderness.

Dick was born in the United Kingdom and got his first 35mm camera in 1957 – a Voigtlander Vito B which he still has. He was educated at St.Andrews University in Scotland and at UCLA with degrees in electrical engineering.

In 1968, Dick was interviewed in London by Don Dashfield, a former long-time Fort Worth Camera Club member, for a job at Fort Worth’s Bell Helicopter building flight simulators for the Osprey tilt rotor helicopter. He accepted and retired in 2004, and has spent much of his time since then looking after four grandkids and travelling extensively.

He has been a lifelong Canonista and presently shoots a Canon 6D with a 100-400 lens.

Stay Safe

This program will by presented only by Zoom due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Camera Club board of directors voted to provide meetings on Zoom for the remainder of 2021 to help us all stay safe. Learn more.

Images from the Pandemic Program: Aug. 5, 2021

Nikola Olic400wNikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. His focus is on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine architecture in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.

Says Nikola: I will discuss my photography in general and then show the work I created during the pandemic, and will then tie the two together, in photographic terms, for how the pandemic positively affected my ability to create new photographs.

Every photograph includes coordinates where it was taken, offering a quick return to the real world in which the structure exists, of cars, noise, buildings and people, says Nikola. The coordinates remind us that these structures – beautiful or otherwise – are among us on every corner, in cities we visit or cities where we live.

Nikola is represented by Afterimage Gallery in Dallas, and galleries in Europe. His photography has appeared in publications and collections around the world, including “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” “Wired” and major local media outlets, including “The Dallas Morning News,” “The Dallas Observer.”

Stay Safe

  • We trust our members and guests to follow local and national guidelines for masks and protection against COVID-19.
  • Please leave vacant two chairs/spaces between you and others, except those with whom you live or regularly associate.

In-Person Meetings Reverted to Zoom: Sept. 2, 2021

We held our August first Thursday meeting in person, but the Covid-19 Delta variant has surged. The club board of directors has reverted to Zoom only meeetings effective Sept. 2, 2021, due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Tarrant County. We’re not back, yet. We’ll stay on Zoom through the end of the year. Stay safe and enjoy our programs and workshops online.

Join us for our first in-person meeting of 2021 on Thursday, Aug. 5.  Enter the building at the lower level indicated by the red star on the map. Parking is free.

The Fort Worth Camera Club Board of Directors has approved the following guidelines for in-person attendance:

  • Masks are optional. We will trust our members and guests to follow local and national guidelines for protection against COVID-19.
  • Please leave vacant two chairs/spaces between you and others, except those with whom you live or regularly associate.

Our competition (open to members) has been digital-only during the pandemic, but we will again include prints in competition for the remaining months of 2021 beginning in August. We will resume year-end cumulative point awards for prints in 2022.

Prints must be submitted on Aug. 5 and at the first Thursday meeting thereafter, as usual, but please note: Print entrants must also submit a digital image of their entry. This will allow attendees on Zoom to view the print at the third Thursday meeting when awards and scores are presented.

If you have questions about print entries, please contact Ken Spencer.

  • To submit a digital or print entry, follow these guidelines: PDF 2021 Competition Entry Guide
  • Submit a digital image of your print to submit.digital@gmail.com.
  • Submit your digital image of a print the same way digital images are submitted. Indicate that it is an image of a print by adding the letter “P” after B, A, or M when naming your image. (Example for someone in Class B: BP_1628_Fall Colors.jpg)
  • Submit your print entry at the in-person first Thursday meeting.

 Join us in person

  • Download the map shown above: PDF 2021 Meeting Location UNTHSC
  • Enter the lower level indicated by the red star on the map. 
  • View this video guide to our regular meeting location in the UNT Health Science Center: