Meetings Cancelled Through May 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.


Using Luminar Software Workshop: Feb. 25

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie; view map to class location
  • Luminar 4 Software Introduction

Tired of shooting in jpeg because processing RAW files is too difficult to learn?

Tired of paying $10/month to Adobe for a product (Lightroom/Photoshop) that you have trouble using?

Want to learn about a low cost alternative to Lightroom and Photoshop that allows quick sky replacement, quick sunrays addition, and quick pre-sets?

Want to find an easy way to enhance portraits?

David BeeIf yes, then join us at the Fort Worth Camera Club workshop to learn about Luminar 4. Club Workshop coordinator David Bee will lead the workshop.

This will be a beginning course in using Luminar. This course will cover set up, the Library Panel and the Edit Panel to catalog and process your RAW files. If participants want more instruction and information, we will host another, more advanced class.


Above, Wichita Mountain Spring, David Bee.

Refine Your Skills Workshop: Jan. 22

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map
  • Workshop: How to Identify, Expand and Refine Your Photography Skills

John Nixon 2019 President 400wWe all field questions regarding how to do something with photography, says Fort Worth Camera Club president John Nixon.

John, a Master* photographer, and many other club members are regularly asked about camera brands, lenses, software and for tips about making prints and digital images.

“We all try to answer those questions as best we can,” says John. “In most cases there is really no one correct answer; we all have our own personal style based on choices we have made and processes we have adopted over the years.”

To help sort through options, John will conduct a workshop geared toward steering individuals toward sources of information. Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Research and identify photography learning opportunities
  • Identify possible resources to realize a personal vision and style
  • Make a plan to acquire skills and achieve personal goals

After you’ve found resources for learning, plan to attend the Feb. 6 first Thursday meeting. Darren Huski, aka Wilderness Photographer, will discuss image processing and software programs.

Our programs are open to anyone interested in photography. We hope you’ll also join the club, attend our activities and enter competition. Learn more about membership.

*Master photographers are those who have entered competition and accrued points to advance in skill levels. Find a slide show of award winners in Beginning, Advanced and Master categories.

Above, John’s image, Broken Arch, Arches National Park,


Archive: 2018


These Fort Worth Camera Club posts are no longer live on the website. If you need information related to these 2018 programs, outings and workshops, please email the club at

  • Copyright, Program, Jay Miller
  • All About Aerial Photography, Program, Jay Miller
  • Find Your Creative Vision, Program, Edgar Miller
  • Tintypes Revisited, Program, Scott Hilton
  • Visit Historic Jermyn Church Outing
  • Visit Historic Cleburne Outing
  • Find Images at Rock Church Community Outing
  • Capture Street Art Outing
  • Use HDR to Enhance Photos Workshop, Robert Chura
  • Plan Your Photo Trip Workshop, John Nixon
  • Discover the Zone System Workshop, Jeff Heyer
  • View Members’ Art, Annual Exhibit


Above, Coquette, Joyce Lamb





Using Photoshop Layers: Oct. 22

Download the handout (PDF Layers Workshop Sharon Sturgis 2019) and have fun learning layers!   

  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find directions to our meeting room
  • Photoshop Layers Explained, Sharon Sturgis and David Bee

Learn about the Photoshop Layers function and how to use it to enhance your images at a second Layers workshop led by club members David Bee and  Sharon Sturgis.

Says Sharon:

“We will do the PS Layers class again. This will cover the basic uses for layers, blending layers, using adjustment layers and other useful tips. Please know the Photoshop Basics or this will not make sense to you.  If we have time, we will practice at the end of the class.  Two hours can only cover the basics, but we hope to get you started on a fun world of new technique.”

Participants should bring a laptop with Photoshop software installed and operating to follow the discussion and to practice using layers.

David and Sharon regularly win awards in club competition. David is Workshop coordinator; Sharon is an instructor at Tarrant Community College District.

Bee and Sturgis Layers Workshop