Celebrate, buy tickets for year-end banquet

If you were unable to purchase tickets by Nov. 21, please contact Susan Horton. We’ll add as many people as possible before the reservation deadline.

  • 6 p.m. cash bar, reception
  • 7 p.m. Mexican buffet
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
  • Mira Vista Country Club, 6600 Mira Vista Blvd., Fort Worth 76132; find a map
  • $30 per person; buy tickets at club meetings Nov. 7 and Nov. 21 (cash or check)

Celebrate a year of Programs, Outings, Workshops and exceptional photography at the Fort Worth Camera Club’s annual Awards Banquet.

  • Purchase $30 per person tickets from treasurer Michele Harmon at the Nov. 7 and 21 meetings.

Award winning print and digital images will be displayed, and you’ll have plenty of time to meet, greet, chat and enjoy our members’ photography skills. Awards will be presented to members who have entered competition and accrued points throughout the year.

Above, 2018 winners, from left, Hal Wallar, Robert Chura, Marsha Ezell and Ron Shue; below, Johanna Sherman and Jeff Heyer. Photos by Jack Wilkins.

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Working in a Fast Jet World: Nov. 7

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map to our meeting room
  • Working in a Fast Jet World, Liz Lutz

Catch a glimpse of what it is like to work with military and civilian test pilots, and learn how Liz Lutz successfully secures high-quality content in split-second windows at our November program.

Liz Lutz 400w“Photography in the fast jet world is an exciting job,” says aerial photographer Lutz. With more than 500 flight hours in fighter jets, she has mastered the ability to effectively coordinate, brief and execute multi-ship formation flights.

She’s often sought after by Lockheed Martin’s marketing and communications teams to capture aerial imagery of the F-35, F-16 and F-22 planes. Liz also has been a freelance photographer for the Breitling Jet Team and other clients.

Her work has appeared in numerous media and print publications, including Aviation Week & Space Technology, Washington Post, Marie Claire, Business Insider, Discovery Channel Canada and Australian Aviation.

Liz is a frequent speaker and coach whose goal is to inspire others to pursue non-traditional careers and entrepreneurship through networking and engagement.

She is a graduate of the University of North Texas.

Photographic Portraiture: Oct. 3

Learn how to plan and make compelling portraits of your family, friends and pets from nationally known master photographer and portraitist Gabriel Alonzo.

Alonzo will discuss planning and preparation, which he describes as the most important part of the portraiture process. Planning includes:

  • Discussing subject expectations
  • Determining location, style, and mood of the image
  • Selecting clothing and accessories
  • Considering display, framing or other decorative use of an artistic portrait

Gabriel holds the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees presented by the Professional Photographers of America and the Certified Professional Photographer qualification.

He also is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Society of Photographers and a Qualified International Image Juror with the Professional Photographers of America.


Gabriel was formerly manager and portrait artist at Gittings, McWhirter Portrait Studios at Neiman Marcus, Houston, and Wyndham-Leigh Portraiture in Washington, D.C., Fort Worth and Dallas.

Gabriel has lectured at national and local photographic associations and has judged Fort Worth Camera Club competitions, most recently in March 2019.

Making and Enjoying Prints: Sept. 5

Drew Hendrix has generously made his presentation available here:  PDF Making and Enjoying Prints Drew Hendrix

  • 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map to our meeting room
  • The Importance of Print: Enjoying and Preserving Your Work, Drew Hendrix, president, Red River Paper

Learn tips, tricks, and more about the photo printing process from Drew Hendrix, president of Red River Paper. Red River offers digital image capture, editing and output with inkjet printing. The Dallas company has been in operation since 1997.

Drew’s presentation will discuss:

  • Paper types and characteristics.
  • How to select paper for your print.
  • How to prepare an image for print.
  • Calibrating your printer.
  • Cost of printing and mounting.

Fort Worth Camera Club monthly competition includes print categories that allow members to showcase their skills. Prints are displayed at the club’s second Thursday meeting and at the annual Awards Banquet in December.

The club’s annual public exhibit also gives members an opportunity to display and sell printed and mounted images. This year’s show will be Oct. 4-23 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy. Contact Ken Spencer for information.

Drew Hendrix Red River PaperDrew has been with Red River Paper since 1997 and president since 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and completed an entrepreneurship certificate program from Dallas County Community College.

Above, Bryce Canyon National Park, by Laurie Excell, printed at Red River.

How I Got The Shot: Aug. 1

  • 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map to the room location
  • How I Got the Shot, presented by David Bee, K.P. Wilska, Shawn Gibson, Jerry Turner, Marsha Ezell and Philip Wallar

Six award winning club members will explain How I Got the Shot, a presentation about their successful efforts to capture a favorite and winning image at August’s first Thursday meeting.

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

Advanced Category

Master Category

Program coordinated by Michele Harmon, Fort Worth Camera Club board member/treasurer; above, Jerry Turner’s Teton Autumn; below, Marsha Ezell’s beach, Hal Wallar’s Wizard of Jada, Shawn Gibson’s lilac breasted roller, David Bee’s heron and K.P. Wilska’s Death Valley sunset.