Have fun! Join an Outing

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Outings allow us to visit interesting and scenic places in north Texas, take photos and have fun. View the Outings schedule for information. Participants are asked to sign a PDF-Release-of-Liability.

Here are a selection of participant images from outings to historic churches, Browne Salvage Yards, Fabrication Yards, Historic Cleburne, Historic Statler Hotel, Possum Kingdom Lake, Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Colleyville Nature Center, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Dallas Arboretum.






Birds in Focus: Download the presentation

Hope you enjoyed this workshop, or, if you missed it, here’s Jerry’s presentation: PDF Bird Photography Jerry Turner 2019


In this workshop, Jerry will help answer a common question: Why aren’t my bird pictures sharp?

There are a lot of possible reasons for less-than-desired sharpness, and this workshop will help you avoid some of the pitfalls every bird photographer encounters. Topics to be covered include:

  • Photographing sitting and flying birds
  • Cameras and equipment
  • Exposure, depth of field, focusing

This workshop is intended for all skill levels and experienced photographers are encouraged to attend and share their knowledge.

Above, Jerry’s image of a snowy egret, photographed at Benbrook Lake.


Focus Stacking & Hyper Focus: April 9

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.; find a map
  • Using Focus Stacking and Hyper Focus to Make Sharp Images

Focus stacking is a technique in which multiple images, each made at a different depth-of-field, are merged together in a software program. The resulting merged photo will be sharply focused throughout, without the variations inherent in an image with a single depth-of-field focus.

The hyperfocal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity sharp. When the lens is focused at this distance, all objects at distances from half of the hyperfocal distance to infinity will be in focus.

Master photographers Ken Spencer and John Nixon will discuss how to use these techniques at this workshop, which is free and open to anyone interested in photography.

Topics include:

  • Selecting a focus area
  • Focusing accurately
  • Making multiple images
  • Software programs

Above, John’s focus stacked photo; below, Ken’s hyperfocal image.

Focus Stacking-Ken Spencer-April2019


Lightroom, Part 3: Feb. 26

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 (date changed from Feb. 12)
  • UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie, Research and Education Building, Room 100; find a map and directions

Club president and Master photographer John Nixon will present a third class in Lightroom software use on Feb. 12. (Previous classes were in September and November 2018.)  Planned topics include:

  • More about editing and advanced editing continued, including Local Adjustments, Targeted Adjustment Tool, Virtual Copies, Presets.
  • Exporting your images.

It will be helpful to bring a laptop with Lightroom installed to follow the discussion.

The workshop will be at our usual location, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie, Research and Education Building. Enter the free parking lot and go to the lower level to find Room 100, Everett Hall.

Above, Roy O’Rear’s image, before and after Lightroom processing, of Airfield Falls near Fort Worth.


Capturing Light: Jan. 8

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019; free and open to the public
  • UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie; find a map
  • Sharon Sturgis, Capture the Magic of Light

A beautiful photograph comes from the light, says Master photographer Sharon Sturgis.

In this free beginners’ workshop, we will learn how to use three important camera features: aperture, shutter and ISO. These tools allow photographers to capture light to showcase their vision – artistic expression, family event, landscape or other image.

The interaction between these three functions gives photographers complete control over such variables as light, subject movement/action and depth of field. Attendees will learn how to understand and use their camera’s manual settings to create beautiful images.

Sharon SturgisParaticipants should bring their camera and its user’s guide to class. Sharon is a Canon user, but can answer questions about other camera brands.

Sharon is an instructor at Tarrant Community College. Her images regularly win awards at Fort Worth Camera Club, Trinity Arts Photo Club and other competitions.