No Meeting July 4: Competition Prints due July 3

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 David Roberts.

Discover Your Creativity: June 6

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map to our meeting room
  • Creativity, Kipp Baker, founder, Pixure NewMedia

Kipp Baker June2019 400wJoin us for our first Thursday meeting to ponder and possibly discover your creativity.

Presenter Kipp Baker will ask:

  • Do you have it?
  • Do you seek it?
  • Do you need it?
  • How can you be more creative?

“I’ll be discussing “CREATIVITY” in the hopes you can learn from my successes – and failures – in my battle with that mysterious entity we call CREATIVITY,” says Kipp, who is founder and owner of Pixure NewMedia in Fort Worth.

Kipp has held several positions in creative services at Bell Helicopter, Dallas Photo Imaging and UT Southwestern Medical Center, and has produced award winning photography, web design and media for American Airlines, Kimbell Art Museum and AVX Aircraft Company, among others.

Kipp earned a bachelor of fine arts from TCU, and has taught photography and printmaking at TCU and Tarrant County College.

Kipp is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Texas Photographic Society, National Association of Photoshop Professionals and Trinity Writers Workshop.

Competition Reminder

  • Entries are due at the June 6 meeting (bring prints and email digital images) for monthly competition. (Competition is open to members who have paid current year dues; join us!)
  • Learn more about our monthly competition and judges.

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.









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.

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.”