Photographing People and Pets Program: Oct. 6, 2022

If you’re in a camera club, then you’re probably the family photographer. You might photograph landscapes or flowers or sports – but you have a big camera – so your family thinks “What’s the difference?” The holidays are just around the corner and you know you’ll be pressed into service.

Tracy Allard

Tracy Allard will give us three easy tips to help you achieve better results with your family photos. She’ll also provide essential tips for photographing pets and people with their pets.

Tracy is an escapee from the corporate world who threw herself into photography classes, workshops, and seminars for two years which led to the launch of Penny Whistle Photography in 2015 and a studio located in historic old town Carrollton. She’s been photographing families, pets, and the people that love them since then. 

In 2018 she earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and is currently in pursuit of the Master of Photography degree. She has won numerous national, and international photography awards both with PPA as well as in other photographic competitions such as The Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year in 2019. While she loves portrait photography, documentary style photography is a personal passion. 

Annual Awards Banquet: Dec. 1, 2022

  • 2022 Year-End Awards Presentation
  • Thursday, Dec.1, 2022; cash bar opens 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m.
  • $20 per person
  • Mira Vista Country Club Sunset Grill, 6600 Mira Vista Blvd., Fort Worth 76132; view a map

Join us for the year-end awards banquet to celebrate the creativity and skill of our members. The bar will be open at 6:30 p.m. and we will enjoy a Mexican food buffet dinner along with projected images of winners. This is our first in-person year-end celebration since 2019, when Covid-19 sent us to Zoom. Images from 2019, below.

We will present awards to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HM winners of both the print and digital categories in Class B, Class A and Masters for the year and announce winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and HM winners of Photos of the Year in all three classes. The 12 winning prints, four from each class, will be on display.

Club treasurer Milt Siems will collect payment and record registration at October and November meetings on Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17. Or, payment may be made by Zelle or check.

  • Pay via Zelle to the Fort Worth Camera Club, noting your name and member number in the Zelle notes.
  • Mail your check payable to Fort Worth Camera Club to Treasurer Milt Siems, 3700 Northcrest Drive, Cleburne, TX 76031
  • Give your check or cash to Treasurer Milt Sims, at one of our meetings in October or November. An ATM is located at our meeting room on the UNT Health Science Center campus.

The Competition committee recruited three judges who will review images submitted in 2022 and select this year’s awards.

Monthly Fun Photo Challenge: 2022

Above, Fort Worth Public Market, September 2022 photo challenge subject, submitted by Ken Sparks. Find more on our Facebook page. Find guidelines and topics below. Please be safe during our hot Texas weather: stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and protective clothing.

The monthly challenge with no scores or judging continues in 2022. Photos are shared at the second Thursday Competition meeting for everyone’s enjoyment.

JAN 11      Night Lights: holiday lights, neon light

FEB. 8       Fort Worth Stock Show (Jan. 14-Feb. 5) (other than Dickies Arena events

MAR 8      Cowtown Marathon (Feb 26-27)

APRIL 12  Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Lane, Fort Worth

MAY 10    Main Street Arts Festival, (April 7-10) Fort Worth

JUN 14    Chua Huong Doa Buddhist Temple (exterior), 4717 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth

JUL 12      Night or Day Photography in downtown Fort Worth

AUG 9      Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth

SEP 13      Fort Worth Public Market (exterior), 1400 Henderson, Fort Worth

OCT 11     Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth

NOV 8      Sinclair Station Restoration, 3725 McCart Ave., Fort Worth


The Photo Challenge will be separate from monthly member competition and will not have scores or awards; it’s for fun, sharing ideas and learning how other members view the same subjects. Here’s how it works:

  • Each month has an assigned subject.
  • Photos must be taken after Nov. 16, 2021.
  • Members may enter up to three images each month.
  • The images will be shown during our Zoom meeting on a Tuesday following our workshop and posted as a group on Facebook as an album.
  • The images will be displayed in no particular order and the photographer’s name will be announced. Questions and positive comments are welcome as the image is shown. We want to enjoy the range of creativity of our members.

Submission of Images

  • Rename your images using your first and last name with a space in between; put a number 2 after your name if entering a second image; put a number 3 after your name if entering a third image.
  • No need to remove metadata.
  • Re-size your images to 1920 pixels wide and 1280 pixels high
  • New email address: Email them to on or before midnight of the 2nd Tuesday of the month with a subject line of “FWCC Photo Challenge Submission.”

Challenge Committee members are Ken Sparks, Ken Spencer and Vicki Lai.

Documentary and Street Photography Program: Sept. 1, 2022

Robert Moore

After a professional career of using other people’s photos to tell stories, Robert Moore decided to tell his. So he began a personal photographic journey to capture images that spoke to him.

Robert’s focus is documentary and street photography in Dallas, his hometown, and locations around the world including Iran, India, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Cuba. He defines his photographic approach this way: “I look for scenes that are just everyday life, yet call up an emotional connection, a human to a place. Without that connection, it may be a great picture, but it has no soul.”  

A proud native Texan, Robert spent 37 years in news, media and publishing. He held ownership positions in Voice Publishing Company from 1984 to 2013 before beginning personal pursuits in travel and photography.

The Press Club of Dallas honored him in 2015 with the prestigious Excellence in Journalism Award/North Texas Legend Award and in 2017, the first annual Hugh Aynesworth Award for his iconic images of the July 7, 2016 Dallas police ambush in which five Dallas police officers were killed and nine others were injured. Robert’s images of that tragic event were published by news outlets across the globe.

Robert currently serves on the Dallas Center for Photography Board of Directors.

Outdoor Lighting Program: Aug. 4, 2022

Rob Hull’s presentation will discuss how to collaborate with Mother Nature to create stunning photographs and know when you need to help her out a bit – or a lot.

  • Above, Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum; view more of Rob’s images below and here.
Rob Hull

More than 3,000 students have attended Rob’s classes and programs at the SMU-in-Plano campus. He also leads photography workshops in national parks and around the world. He and partner Tony Corbell also offer Corbell Photographic Workshops, LLC. Rob is the author of  “How To Take Great Photographs,” published by Amherst in 2016.  

Rob’s credentials include:

  • Certified Professional Photographer, Professional Photographers of America Photographer of the Year – Silver.
  • Master of Photography, earned for superior photographic skills and Master Craftsman for service.
  • Adobe Certified Expert, Photoshop/Lightroom.
  • Instructor, Canon Advanced Shooter Workshop.
  • Fellow, Texas Professional Photographers Association; past president, board of directors, Dallas Professional Photographers Association.

August Competition

Entries are due for monthly competition at this meeting. Submit your digital entry by midnight. Submit a digital image of your print entry by midnight and bring prints to the meeting for delivery to the judge. Competition is open to members who have paid current year dues; pay for 2022 when you enter. Dues were reduced by 50 per cent as of July 1.

Covid-19 Precautions

We encourage attendees to follow CDC guidelines, observe social distancing and other precautions suitable for their circumstances. If you have questions, contact your personal physician or caregiver.

Below, photos by Rob Hull.