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

Image Planning Workshop Online: July 7, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Online for members via Zoom; log-in information emailed to members

John Nixon 2019 President 400wJoin John Nixon as he explains his how he got that shot … of the Grapevine Railroad and train station.

We will cover all aspects of capturing the image, says John:

  • Planning the shoot.
  • Envisioning the image.
  • Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Final image selection and output.

John is a Master photographer who is serving as Fort Worth Camera Club president for the second year (2019 and 2020.) The Grapevine Train Station earned third place in the Master’s division in the June 2020 competition.


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.

Photographing People Program Online: June 4

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • Online by Zoom, for Members
  • Photographing People

Judge-Rick Dalton400w-July2019Join us by Zoom to learn about photographing people in various locations and activities.

Rick Dalton , who was a competition judge in July 2019, started in photography as a hobby while in the U.S. Air Force, later working as a printer for Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Master Photographer Dale Brant and earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UT-Arlington. He also worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

In 1990 he started Dalton Photography. Rick focused on wedding and commercial photography and portraits and earned the PPA title of Certified Professional Photographer.

His clients have included, Associated Press, DFW Airport, Texas Ballet Theatre, Casa Mañana, Bell Helicopter, Brinks and others.

Members will receive log in instructons by email. We hope to expand our programs to the public, as participation and Zoom capabilities allow. Join us!

Infrared Photography Program Online: July 2

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Online for Club Members
  • Infrared Photography, Gabriel Alonso


Professional photographer Gabriel Alonso, a frequent judge and speaker for Fort Worth Camera Club, will discuss techniques for making infrared images.

The infrared spectrum is light that is not visible to the human eye. The human eye normally can see a color range determined by a measure of wavelength nanometers, or nm. We view wavelengths of 400 nm to 700 nm. Infrared light is beyond 700 nm.

Competition Reminder

You may want to practice infrared photography in time for monthly competition. Digital images may be submitted by midnight on the first Thursday of each month. Competition is open only to members who have paid current year dues.

COVID-19 Reminder

Our in-person meetings are open to the public, but have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.. When possible, we will offer programs online to members and/or to the public. Stay safe. Learn more.

Image above: Tree of Fire and Ice, an infrared image which earned an award in July 2018 for Charles Morris.