Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Here are a selection of participant images from 2018 outings to Fabrication Yards, Rock Church Community, Jermyn, Historic Cleburne, Dallas’ Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Dallas Arboretum.
The Fort Worth Camera Club captured the 2018 annual competition with the Dallas Camera Club by a score of 345 to 338.
Judges reviewed 15 prints and 15 digital images from each club scoring each with the competition scale of 1-5.
Judges were Jeff Grimm, long-time instructor and member of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors; commercial photographer Steve Kozak; and David Thomason, Dallas-area photographer. Judges viewed images at the Oct. 4 meeting. (As with monthly club competitions, judges are not members of either club and do not have information about entrants.)
The 2018 top winners in each category are:
- 1st Place – Hal Waller, Fort Worth – The Eagle Hunter
- 2nd Place – Jeff Heyer, Fort Worth – An Evening in Manarola
- 3rd Place – Steve Donovan, Dallas – Reflections of Singapore
- Honorable Mention – Hugh Adams, Dallas – Calla Lillies
- 1st Place – David Morgan, Fort Worth – African Sunrise; above
- 2nd Place – Shelley Vandegrift, Dallas – Setting Sail
- 3rd Place – Alan Whiteside, Dallas – In Step
- Honorable Mention – Brian Fesko, Fort Worth – Nearly Chow Time
The Bird trophy will remain perched on the podium at club meetings in 2019; learn more about the contest; find scores (members only.)
View Fort Worth and Dallas digital entries and available print winners:
We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month (except December.) Our regular meeting location is UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107.
The UNT Health Science Center is across the street (north) from the Amon Carter Museum. Our meeting room is on the lower floor of the Research and Education Building at the corner of Clifton Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard. Enter the free parking lot and go to the lower level to find Room 100, Everett Hall. (PA on the above map = Parking Attendant, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- Find a video guide from Clifton Street to the club meeting room.
Did you miss Jay’s presentation? He shared his experience with photo ownership and answered questions about the need to register your photos. Jay’s recommended guides are “The Photographer’s Legal Guide” by attorney and professional photographer Carolyn Wright, and “The Copyright Zone: a Legal Guide for Photographers and Artists in the Digital Age,” by attorney Edward Greenberg and Jack Reznicki.
- 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1
- UNT Health Science Center, Research and Education Building, Room 100; find directions
Jay Miller, a professional aviation photographer, will give a short presentation on photo copyright based on a recent experience he had with a major client.
The importance of copyright remains one of the big elephants in the room for most professional – and even non-professional – photographers. Ninety-five percent do not register their photographs and do not fully understand the importance of doing so. For Jay, it was a lesson learned – but one with a happy ending.
Jay received the International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP) George Hall Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. The award recognizes outstanding individuals whose initiative and dedication to aviation photography has improved the profession and positively influenced others. He co-founded ISAP in 2000 and led the organization until 2013.
Jay also is the club’s November competition judge.
- 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 6
- UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie, Research and Education Building, Room 100; find directions
Club president Roy O’Rear will lead a second class in Lightroom Nov. 6. (The first class was Sept. 25 with set up, import and collections discussed.)
It is not required, but it will be helpful to bring a laptop with Lightroom installed.
The free class will be at our usual location, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie, Our meeting room is in the Research and Education Building at the corner of Clifton Street and Camp Bowie. You may enter the free parking lot and go to the lower level to find Room 100, Everett Hall.
Above, Roy’s image of the Milky Way over Fort Griffin.
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