Join the Club Now for 2021

  • Download a fillable form, sign and mail with your 2021 dues check to the address on the form: PDF 2021 FWCC Membership Enrollment 
  • Pay dues for calendar year 2021 now or in January to be eligible for competition.
  • Learn more about Membership.
  • Dues are $40 for individuals and $20 for students age 18 or younger.

We meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. We hope to return to in-person meetings in 2021 when it is safe for us to do so.

Friendly longhorns, above, by Roy O’Rear.

Portrait Lighting Recording: Nov. 5, 2020

Below is the link to the recording of our November 5th Meeting.  Jen Bertrand made an excellent presentation regarding the use of flash.  This recording will be available for 2-3 weeks.  A password is not required.  Feel free to share this link with your friends and follow photographers.

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
  • High-end Portrait Lighting on a Low-End Budget, via Zoom;
  • Meeting ID: 891 4922 5245 Passcode: 389357
  • Jen Bertrand, Jen Bertrand Photography, Dallas

Judge Jen Bertrand Nov 2019You don’t need Condé Nast coffers to create light that makes an impact, says Jen. Join her as she walks us through the foundational skills of portrait lighting that will help to create high-end lighting on a low-end budget. 

Jen will discuss:

  • Lighting equipment and modifiers.
  • How to create different qualities of light.
  • Lighting patterns and styles.
  • How to create and manipulate your light to flatter your subject.

Jen specializes in editorial, magazine-style portrait imagery that speaks to the individual.  She is known for her modern and edgy approach to photography, as well as adding her personal touch to the entire client experience.  

Competition Reminder

Submit your digital image for judging in the November competition. This is the final competition month this year. Our annual awards presentation will be Dec. 3 , via Zoom, as we continue to stay safe. Plan to dial in and be inspired for next year’s monthly contests.

Real Estate Photography Program: Sept. 3, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
  • Online via Zoom; login with meeting ID: 891 0530 2847 and passcode 627900 (for this meeting only)
  • Real Estate Photography, presented by Rick Warnken
  • Interior image, above, by Rick.
Rick Warnken

Join us to learn how to showcase homes and properties for sale or publication. He participates in Showcase Photographers, which offers residential real estate services.

Rick Warnken, who was president of the Fort Worth Camera Club in 2012 and 2013, enjoyed photography as a hobby after a career in management. As he honed his skills and techniques, he started a new career as a real estate photographer. Rick will discuss:

  • Equipment and lighting
  • Technique
  • Processing
  • Walk-through for planning images

Find books by Rick Warnken.

In-Person Meetings Cancelled

Updated Aug. 4, 2020

  • In-person meetings are cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Join us via Zoom for programs, competition review and workshops. The Fort Worth Camera Club Officers and Board of Directors has made online presentations open to the public, as were our in-person events.
  • Check this website and Facebook for login information and topics.

Updated May 11, 2020

  • In-person Club meetings will be cancelled until at least September. UNTHSC is not yet open for public meetings.
  • Club workshops will be conducted on Zoom starting in June with Robert Chura as the first presenter. He will explain his image planning and processing steps. Robert is a Master photographer, regular award winner and a long-time Club member.
  • We hope to host programs online and schedule outings in small groups with social distancing. Please check this website and Facebook regularly.
  • We hope you will continue to participate in online activities, and we hope you are safely able to enjoy making photos at home and outdoors.
  • We look forward to seeing you online!

 Published March 11, 2020

Our regularly scheduled March 19, April and May meetings at UNTHSC have been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19, the novel corona virus.

We meet at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, which has closed its public meeting rooms through the end of May to help protect its campus and students, and the many community members who use its facilities.

Medical professionals and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that we avoid gatherings and groups to help manage the virus. About 100 people regularly attend our first and third Thursday meetings.

These monthly meetings at UNTHSC are cancelled:

  • March 19
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 28 workshop
  • May 7
  • May 21

Please follow us on Facebook and this website for updated information about club activities. We will provide additional information about outings not at UNTHSC, competition, programs and future events on these sites and by email. Thank you for your membership and your understanding.

We encourage you to consult with your health care provider and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and its experts in the study, treatment and prevention of viral illness. Here are tips:

  • If you feel ill, have a cough or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your medical provider.
  • If you think you may have been exposed to the corona virus, stay home and contact your medical provider.
  • Avoid large gatherings and groups of people.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Don’t shake hands with others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (Sing the Happy Birthday Song twice).
  • Use hand sanitizer; let it dry on your hands.

Find current information from these sources:

We hope to see you at an outing or future meeting. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

Above, Exchange Avenue, Ken Spencer


How I Got the Shot Program: Aug. 6, 2020

  • 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
  • Online via Zoom; Meeting ID: 817 431 1431; Passcode: fwcc2020
  • Set up Zoom.
  • Update: This meeting, like our previous in-person meetings, is open to anyone interested in photography. The club Officers and Board of Directors invite you to join us online!
Six award winning club members will explain How I Got the Shot, a presentation about their successful efforts to capture a favorite image. Past president Roy O’Rear coordinated the program. The discussion will include:
  • Where the image was made.
  • What factors affected making the image, i.e., weather, lighting, time of day, difficulty of subject, other interesting circumstances and details.
  • What camera, equipment and software was used.
  • Suggestions, tips and ideas for other photographers.

Presenters include:

Beginner Category

  • Mark Rogers – We Bow Before Thee
  • Steve Mayeux – Bottoms Up and Look at Me

Advanced Category

  • Richard Payson – Hole in the Roof Where the Rain Gets In
  • Stephen Stookey – Urban Canyon Rapids

Master Category

  • Roy Richardson – Dragonfly Red
  • Tom Savage – Digging In and Straining

Join us!

Annual dues are reduced each July. Download a PDF-2020-July-Member-Form and mail to the address on the form; $20 for individuals or $10 for students to age 18.