Images from the Pandemic Program: Aug. 5, 2021

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., View a map
  • Join us in person with appropriate precautions or dial in by Zoom: Meeting ID: 841 1470 5589
    Passcode: 975400
  • Images from the Pandemic, presented by Nikola Olic

Nikola Olic400wNikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. His focus is on architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine architecture in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.

Says Nikola: I will discuss my photography in general and then show the work I created during the pandemic, and will then tie the two together, in photographic terms, for how the pandemic positively affected my ability to create new photographs.

Every photograph includes coordinates where it was taken, offering a quick return to the real world in which the structure exists, of cars, noise, buildings and people, says Nikola. The coordinates remind us that these structures – beautiful or otherwise – are among us on every corner, in cities we visit or cities where we live.

Nikola is represented by Afterimage Gallery in Dallas, and galleries in Europe. His photography has appeared in publications and collections around the world, including “The New York Times,” “The Washington Post,” “Wired” and major local media outlets, including “The Dallas Morning News,” “The Dallas Observer.”

Stay Safe

  • We trust our members and guests to follow local and national guidelines for masks and protection against COVID-19.
  • Please leave vacant two chairs/spaces between you and others, except those with whom you live or regularly associate.

We’re back! In-Person Meetings Resume: Aug. 5, 2021

Join us for an in-person meeting or by Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 5.  Enter the building at the lower level indicated by the red star on the map. Parking is free.

The Fort Worth Camera Club Board of Directors has approved the following guidelines for in-person attendance:

  • Masks are optional. We will trust our members and guests to follow local and national guidelines for protection against COVID-19.
  • Please leave vacant two chairs/spaces between you and others, except those with whom you live or regularly associate.

Our competition (open to members) has been digital-only during the pandemic, but we will again include prints in competition for the remaining months of 2021 beginning in August. We will resume year-end cumulative point awards for prints in 2022.

Prints must be submitted on Aug. 5 and at the first Thursday meeting thereafter, as usual, but please note: Print entrants must also submit a digital image of their entry. This will allow attendees on Zoom to view the print at the third Thursday meeting when awards and scores are presented.

If you have questions about print entries, please contact Ken Spencer.

  • To submit a digital or print entry, follow these guidelines: PDF 2021 Competition Entry Guide
  • Submit a digital image of your print to submit.digital@gmail.com.
  • Submit your digital image of a print the same way digital images are submitted. Indicate that it is an image of a print by adding the letter “P” after B, A, or M when naming your image. (Example for someone in Class B: BP_1628_Fall Colors.jpg)
  • Submit your print entry at the in-person first Thursday meeting.

 Join us in person

  • Download the map shown above: PDF 2021 Meeting Location UNTHSC
  • Enter the lower level indicated by the red star on the map. 
  • View this video guide to our regular meeting location in the UNT Health Science Center:

 

Photography is Art Program: July 1, 2021

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2021
  • Recording not available.
  • Photography is Art,” John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Rohrbach John Amon Carter 400wJohn Rohrbach will share tales about photographers’ decades-long struggle to gain art museum acceptance for their medium and reveal what happened once that acceptance finally arrived.

Drawing from the Carter’s current exhibition “Photography Is Art,” filled with masterpiece works from the museum’s extensive holdings, he will discuss the debates among leading artists from Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, and others about how to shape photography’s artistic language.

His surprising findings? Even today, photographers look far more often to painting for ideas and inspiration than we might expect.

Rohrbach guides the scholarship and presentation of American photography at the Carter, one of the country’s foremost repositories, with a collection of 45,000 exhibition-quality photographic prints and 250,000 photographic objects. Over nearly three decades at the museum, he has organized a range of exhibitions, resulting in new scholarship on nineteenth and twentieth century American photography.

During his tenure at the Carter, Rohrbach has continued to grow the photography collection through important acquisitions, such as Edward S. Curtis’ “The North American Indian”(1907-1930), Alfred Stieglitz’s influential periodicals Camera Notes and Camera Work (1897-1917) and the Carter’s commission of Terry Evans’ series, “Meet Me at the Trinity” (2013-14). Notable traveling exhibitions he has organized include “Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness” (2003), “In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon” (2005) and “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography” (2020).

Prior to joining the Carter in 1992, Rohrbach served as Director of the Paul Strand Archive at Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, following positions at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, and as Director of the Photographic Archive and Exhibitions Program at Apeiron Workshops, Inc.

Above, Justine Kurland (b. 1969) The Wall, 2000 Inkjet print, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Copyright (C) 2020, Justine Kurland. P2019.2  

Future Programs

  • Aug. 5 – Photographing Dallas During the Pandemic, Nikola Olic, abstract/structure photographer

Planning a Photo Trip Program Recording: June 3, 2021

Ron Shue 400wClub member and Master photographer Ron Shue often hits the road to capture award winning images. Learn from Ron what equipment he takes with him and how he plans for a successful trip.

“My program is a summary of how I would answer the question – When you are going out on a photo trip – what do you do?” Topics include:

  • how to plan a trip
  • what equipment to carry and why
  • how to decide what images to make
  • thoughts on photo processing.

The above image of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge represents planning and execution discussed in the program, he says.

Ron is a  member of both the Fort Worth and Cowtown Camera Clubs and is president of the Cowtown club.  He has been awarded Photographer of the Year multiple times. He participates in the Gulf States Camera Club Council and Photographic Society of America.

Says Ron, “Destination photo trips is how I satisfy my interests. I travel a lot – so much so that I now have a lifetime Platinum membership at American Airlines.”

Future Programs

  • July 1 –  Photography is Art, John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Aug. 5 – Photographing Dallas During the Pandemic, Nikola Olic, abstract/structure photographer

From Tourist to Explorer Program Recording : May 6, 2021

J. Alan Whiteside 400wAlan believes people tend to photograph in one of two modes: either as a tourist or an explorer. Neither mode is right, and it’s OK to switch back and forth – as long as it’s a conscious decision. When thinking about his own images, he considers images made in explorer mode to be more compelling, meaning they convey something he thought or felt when he was making them, or they’re worth more than just a quick glance.

But being a photographic explorer takes effort and thought. In this presentation, Alan will address some of the factors he believes contribute to a successful image, as well as the thought process that led to images he considers successful.

He’ll offer tips to help photographers identify a vision, a story or idea; find visually interesting shapes, colors and elements; eliminate distractions and draw the viewer’s eye.

Says Alan: My reading and research led me to the idea that planning what you wanted the photo to be produced stronger images. Current digital cameras allow me to overcome many technical issues and my best photos (at least in my estimation) have come when I consider the full range of factors that contribute to successful images prior to pressing the shutter.”

Alan is a business and learining consultant who lives in Dallas.

Future Programs

  • June – ” Preparing for an Outing,” Ron Shue, award-winning club board member
  • July –  “Amon Carter Photography Exhibits,” John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs
  • August – “Photographing Dallas During the Pandemic,” Nikola Olic, abstract/structure photographer