Selling Photography in the Print-On-Demand Marketplace Workshop: Sept. 20, 2022

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  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
  • Selling Photography in the Print-On-Demand Marketplace, presented by Stephen Stookey, PhD

This program will:

Stephen Stookey
  • Introduce print-on-demand (POD) marketplace options, products, pros and cons.
  • Suggest strategies for starting a POD business.
  • Discuss pricing and promotion.

Print-on-Demand (POD) companies offer artists the possibility of online revenue streams with the ease of outsourced production, distribution and customer service. Artists face a plethora of POD providers and product choices. Finding the right fit is essential to a positive online POD experience.

Stephen Stookey, a club Master photographer, wandered into the POD marketplace in June 2013 with a handful of images to list and plenty of curiosity. It took a bit of exploration to discover the right mix of product, pricing and promotion for POD success, he says. Working with POD sites like Fine Art America, Stephen discovered a pathway to a profitable POD presence. Additionally, his POD presence opened the door to image use in Hollywood productions, hotel and business installations and private commissions.

Stephen’s POD annual income supports his work and travel with global ministry organizations, funds family activities and pays for equipment upgrades – all of which make his CPA (wife Beverly) very happy.

Stephen is a university dean/church history professor/ordained minister. His love for photography began with a Kodak Instamatic 104 and a handful of GE flash cubes. Now with Canon equipment in hand, Stephen captures visual stories from locations of natural beauty, historical importance and spiritual significance. His images appear in publications and Hollywood productions and hang on the walls of businesses, homes and high-end hotels.

Stephen operates Stephen Stookey Photography, an online print on demand business.

Rock Bands and Friendly Faces Workshop: Aug. 16, 2022

  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022
  • Two Fun Topics in One Workshop: Finding Friendly Faces and Band/Event Photography
  • Presented by Carolyn Bobo and Chad Fenner

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Band/Event Photography

Chad Fenner

Chad Fenner will discuss the ins and outs of shooting live concerts and events, including access, etiquette, techniques, post-processing and band relations. Chad is a long-time club member who has earned Master photographer status.

Chad went to his first concert when he was 15 but didn’t start photographing shows until the invention of affordable digital cameras. Since then he’s shot upwards of 50 shows per year. He recently returned from his fifth festival of 2022 and has three scheduled.

He is one of the preeminent concert shooters within the Christian rock genre. His pics have been used by Stryper, Scott Stapp, The Alarm Disciple, Lacey Sturm, Decyfer Down, Seventh Day Slumber, Spoken, The Protest, Oh Sleeper, War of Ages and others. He shoots for RockonPurpose.live and has had numerous photo spreads published there.

His work can be found on Facebook (Concert Fotos), Instagram (ConcertFotosByChad) or his SmugMug page.

Finding Friendly Faces

Carolyn Bobo

Carolyn explored photojournalism in college, but correctly recognized that her skill was in reporting, writing and storytelling. During her career in newspaper journalism, public relations and advertising, she spent many hours with professional photographers and designers putting together words and images that informed and entertained viewers and readers.

When the digital age arrived, she applied her skills and experience to website content management and usability, working with site designers and programmers to make useful, informative and visually attractive content accessible to targeted audiences. She is the club’s website content manager and a board member.

Carolyn travels as much as she can and likes to photograph interesting people to include in photobooks she shares with friends and family. Her presentation will provide tips for identifying and chatting with subjects, and making images of ordinary people all over the world. She earns an average of one competition ribbon per year and is thrilled to do so. 

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Still Life – The Art in Photography Workshop: July 19, 2022

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  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2020 
  • Still Life – The Art in Photography, presented by Roy Richardson
  • Above and below, Roy’s images

Club member Roy Richardson will present recommendations and guidance for making compelling still life images. He offers these three tips:

Roy Richardson
  • Use the elements of art and design.
  • Use simple equipment.
  • Use simple lighting.

Roy’s interest in art began with pencil sketches as he was growing up in the Texas Hill Country. After military service, he studied art at the University of North Texas. His images have been used in and on the cover of professional magazines, including “Art & Antiques,” “Western Art & Architecture,” “Heritage Auction” and “ D Magazine.”  

He has received Best in Show and People’s Choice awards from the Business Council for the Arts. In 2015, Roy received a Dallas Paper City Design Award.

Roy has been a club member for 15 years and served as a board member and vice president. He was Master Photographer of the Year-Digital Class in 2020.

Dues reduced as of July 1, join us!

  • Download this Adobe PDF fillable form, complete it and mail (or use Zelle) to pay 2022 dues. Mail to the address on the form: 2022 FWCC Member Enrollment. Or bring the completed form and payment to any meeting.
  • Beginning July 1 of each year, annual dues are reduced: $20 for individuals and $10 for students age 18 or younger.
  • Pay dues for the remainder of calendar year 2022 to be eligible for competition.

We meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. We meet in person at UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie,  and some meetings are available by Zoom. We ask that attendees follow Covid-19 precautions appropriate for their circumstances. Meetings and Workshops also will be available live via Zoom.

Photographing Abandoned Buildings Workshop: June 21, 2022

Robert Chura regularly wins awards for his richly detailed images of old buildings. Most are in disrepair, filled with the leftovers of previous occupants, and many have detailed carpentry and fixtures that make for compelling photos. 

Robert will discuss his photographic technique:

  • How to find locations and structures.
  • Cameras, equipment and software.
  • Planning, making and processing images.

He is retired from Verizon and is a Lifetime Member of Fort Worth Camera Club. He was club president in 1988, and has served the club as a board member and other activities.

Awards include Digital Photographer of the Year in 2021, Master Class Print Photographer of the year for 1996, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016; Photographer of the Year in Black and White Prints in 1988; 10 Print of the Year Awards; 11 Best in Show awards.