Finding Creative Abstracts: March 7

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie; find a map
  • Kirsten Gallon, Finding Creative and Abstract Patterns

Learn about finding abstract designs and patterns in all types of images from Kirsten Gallon at our first Thursday meeting in March. She will offer ideas and tips to help photographers view their surroundings with a different eye, in search of patterns within the ordinary.

Kirsten-Gallon-200wKirsten says: “Photography to me isn’t about taking pictures, it’s about creating images … Anybody can take a picture, but it takes a skilled person to create images that have either an emotional, spiritual connection or a personal attachment. Photography is a constant learning environment. There is always something new or something challenging when one is out creating … the art and skill involved always challenges me … to capture what my eyes see with what my camera is able to produce.

She previously worked for the Fort Worth Business Press, and was chosen as an Emerging Artist for Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival and Southlake Art in the Square. Kirsten has received awards from Fort Worth Art in the Garden, Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum and Weatherford Peach Festival.

She is a journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Welcome to Fort Worth Camera Club

Join us!

  • Attend a meeting or activity; all are open to anyone interested in photography.
  • Pay dues for the calendar year at the January meeting or upon joining. ($40 for individuals; $20, students age 18 or younger.) Download and submit the PDF Membership Form 2019

We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month (except December.) Our 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.)

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All About Aerial Photography: Feb. 7

  • 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd; find a guide and map

Join aviation and auto photo specialist Jay Miller at our first Thursday meeting.  Emphasis will be on these aerial photography skills:

  • Technique
  • Equipment
  • Variables, such as static versus air-to-air, helicopters versus fixed wing, and photographing race cars at speed

He will also cover night photography and the use of studio flash equipment on the ramp, interior lighting, the importance of remote triggers, and the importance of ambient light when shooting at sunset or after sundown.

Everything from ISOs to shutter speeds and apertures will be addressed as they relate to Jay’s specific photography requirements. Bring your questions!

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.

Plan a Trip to Iceland: Jan. 3

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019; free and open to the public
  • UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map
  • Darren Huski, Plan Your Photo Trip to Iceland

Darren-iceland-rocks

From snow covered volcanoes, to iceberg-strewn beaches, glaciers, mountains and the aurora borealis, Iceland has it all. There always is another amazing sight around the corner in the land of the Vikings, says Darren.

Learn what to bring, how to get around, places to see, what to skip and suggested places to eat.

Jay Miller on Copyright: 2018

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, 2018
  • 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-miller-1x1Jay 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.