Natural Storytelling Recording: Feb. 4, 2021

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  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
  • Russell Graves, Wildlife Photo Essays
  • Online via Zoom; login with meeting ID: 876 1061 8904 and passcode 035008 (for this meeting only)

Russell Graves 400w copyJoin us online to learn Natural Storytelling: Your Guide to the Ultimate Wildlife Photo Essay, presented by Russell Graves.

Says Russell, “Photo essays use many images combined with minimal text to present information in a narrative fashion. They are becoming increasingly popular forms of journalism and are a great way for non-journalist photographers to tell a fantastic story utilizing several images.”

Russell, a long-time photojournalist, will take you through the methods he utilizes when producing wildlife photo essays, If you’ve read any Texas-based magazines over the past 25 years chances are you’ve seen some of Russell’s photos, movies or read some of his words.  Since 1989, he’s been traveling the state telling authentic Texas stories with his camera and his words – both written and spoken.

A graduate of Dodd City High School and East Texas State University, Russell was an agricultural science teacher in Childress for 16 years where he was named Texas Agriscience Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He lives with his family on a farm near Dodd City, in Fannin County, northeast of the DFW Metroplex.

Adventures in Photography Program Recording: Jan. 7, 2021

Join David Morgan as he recounts his adventures and shares wildlife and landscape images he made while spending almost four months on the road this summer. From June until the first week in September, David lived out of his Jeep as he photographed his way through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and California.

David Morgan is a master photographer and member of Fort Worth Camera Club. David’s award-winning work includes wildlife, landscape and travel photography.

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.

Club Activities Archive: 2019

These Fort Worth Camera Club posts are no longer live on the website. If you need information related to these 2019 programs, outings and workshops, please email the club at

Follow us on this site and on Facebook to find new programs and workshops online in 2021. These are open to anyone interested in photography; competition is open to members. Join us: PDF 2021 Membership Enrollment.

  • Plan a Trip to Iceland, Jan. 3, 2019
  • Capturing Light, Jan. 8, 2019
  • Visit Stony’s Old Buildings, Jan. 19, 2019
  • Spring Blooms Outing, Feb. 23, 2019
  • All About Aerial Photography, Feb. 7, 2019
  • Browne’s Salvage Yard Outing, March 9, 2019
  • Finding Creative Abstracts, March 7, 2019
  • Smoky Mountains Outing, May 2019
  • Focus Stacking and Hyper Focus, April 9, 2019
  • From DSLR to Mirrorless, April 4, 2019
  • St. Olaf’s Church Outing, April 6, 2019
  • Travel Photography, May 2, 2019
  • Birds in Focus, March 13, 2019
  • Discover Your Creativity Program, June 6, 2019
  • Night Photography Workshop, July 9, 2019
  • How I Got the Shot, Aug. 1, 2019
  • Fort Worth at Night Outing, Aug. 10, 2019
  • Making and Enjoying Prints Program, Sept. 5, 2019
  • Macrophotography Workshop, Sept. 10, 2019
  • All About Studio Lighting Workshop, Sept. 10, 2019
  • Arkansas Park Outing, Nov. 14-16, 2019
  • Photographic Portraiture, Oct. 3, 2019
  • Using Photoshop Layers, Oct. 22, 2019
  • Working in a Fast Jet World, Nov. 7, 2019
  • Fall Foliage at the Japanese Garden, Dec. 3, 2019

Above, Email, Circa 1880, Carolyn Bobo

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.