In-Person Meetings Cancelled Through August

Updated May 11, 2020

  • In-person Club meetings will be cancelled until at least September. UNTHSC is not yet open for public meetings.
  • Club workshops will be conducted on Zoom starting in June with Robert Chura as the first presenter. He will explain his image planning and processing steps. Robert is a Master photographer, regular award winner and a long-time Club member.
  • We hope to host programs online and schedule outings in small groups with social distancing. Please check this website and Facebook regularly.
  • We hope you will continue to participate in online activities, and we hope you are safely able to enjoy making photos at home and outdoors.
  • We look forward to seeing you online!

 Published March 11, 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.

Above, Hot and Dusty O6 Ranch, Alpine, Aimee Martin

Lightroom Tips Workshop: June 9, 2020

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Online, for Members
  • Lightroom Tips from Master Photographer Robert Chura

Join others in the club in a Zoom workshop to learn Lightroom tips from Master photographer Robert Chura.

Chura_Robert_400wBob will show us how he uses Lightroom Classic CC to enhance his photographs. Users of Lightroom 6 may follow along with most of the presentation.

This will be mostly for intermediate and advanced Lightroom users who know the basics of Lightroom tools. But the basics will apply to other software, and beginners will certainly get some good ideas from Bob’s presentation. Bob will go through a couple of his images and show how he uses Lightroom tools and brushes to enhance, make masks and improve the final image.

Bob is a Lifetime member of Fort Worth Camera Club. He regularly wins awards at monthly competition in both print and digital categories. Above, Window and Sink, an award winner in May competition.

This event will only be open to club members. Future events may be open to other followers, depending on participation and capacity of our Zoom membership.

If you have a suggestion for a workshop topic and/or presenter, contact Workshop Coordinator David Bee.

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 fwcameraclub@gmail.com.

  • 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