Travel Photography: May 2

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map
  • Travel Photography, Jeremy Woodhouse, Pixelchrome

Learn travel tips and enjoy images from Jeremy Woodhouse, founder of Pixelchrome stock photography and tours, at our first Thursday meeting.

May2019_JW_400w_bus crowd_0179Jeremy has been an international stock photographer affiliated with Getty Images since 1995, and has been leading photo tours full-time since 2011. He has photographed city skylines around the world, landscapes and nature subjects. He was a co-owner of Blend Images, a lifestyle stock photography.

Over the years, Jeremy has traveled to more than 80 countries and since 2011, he has led and/or coordinated more than 100 international photo tours. His current passion is photographing people in developing countries.

Jeremy has received numerous awards and recognition in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best International Photography competitions. He has been a regular finalist in the United Kingdom-based Travel Photographer of the Year Award and was winner of its Best Single Image in a portfolio titled “MANKIND” in 2016. His images have been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Dallas Museum of Natural History and Natural History Museum, London.

May Competition Reminder

Note that May is a closed topic month for all competition. Entries may be of any subject, but the entry (print or digital) must have been made in calendar year 2019. Entries are due at this meeting, May 2, and will be reviewed at our second Thursday meeting May 16.


Have fun! Join an Outing

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Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Participants are asked to sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

Here are a selection of participant images from outings to historic churches, Browne Salvage Yards, Fabrication Yards, Historic Cleburne, Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Dallas Arboretum.






No Meeting July 4: Enter Competition June 20, July 3-4

The club will not hold a first Thursday meeting in July, which falls on Independence Day, but competition will be held as usual.

  • Submit print entries at the regularly scheduled June 20 meeting, or from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 3, 2019
  • Submit print entries July 3 to Competition Committee members who will be at the parking lot of UNTSHC, 3500 Camp Bowie; find a map
  • Digital competition entries may be submitted as usual, online, no later than July 4.
  • Find competition entry guidelines.

Fireworks displays are scheduled throughout north Texas July 4 and during the weekend. Learn how to make fireworks photos:

Join us for our third Thursday entry review and awards on July 18 and our regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 1.

Above, fireworks over Possum Kingdom Lake, by club member David Roberts.

From DSLR to Mirrorless: April 4

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., find a map
  • Tom Savage, Mirrorless Wildlife Photography & Tips for Making Digital Images

Award-winning club member Tom Savage now uses a mirrorless camera, which required learning new technology and techniques.

He will discuss what he has learned about mirrorless cameras and will address frequent comments and questions about their use at the club’s Thursday meeting April 4. He also will discuss his technique for improving the quality of digital images, especially at high ISO, which is useful for both DSLR and mirrorless users.

Tom-Savage-400wSays Tom: “Two years ago, I investigated mirrorless cameras for the weight savings, but I wanted a lens with a lot of reach for wildlife. I wanted a camera that can capture the fast moving action of wildlife and sports, since I also like to photograph rodeos. After some research, I found the camera system that meets my needs and traded all my DSLR equipment for a mirrorless system at a reasonable price. But I found there was a huge learning curve because mirrorless cameras can have a lot more functions than DSLRs.”

Since then, Tom has traveled to Africa, Alaska, and many places in Texas, Louisiana and Missouri with his mirrorless equipment.

Adds Tom: “The program is not a sales pitch for my new system nor for mirrorless cameras in general.”


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.