Pre-Meeting Classes

Classes start at 6:15 and end at 7:15

Classes Offered August 13, 2019:

  • Ask Me Anything (Dennis Fritsche)- Room 18
  • New Member Orientation (Jerry Martin) – Main Room
  • Beginner Camera and Contest Q&A (Larry Petterborg)– AYC

Classes Not Offered July 23, 2019


Meeting Location

Congregation Shearith Israel
9401 Douglas Ave
Dallas, TX 75225

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Pre-Meeting Training - 6:15pm

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24sep6:15 pm- 7:15 pmPre-Meeting Training ClassesPre-Meeting training classes

Regular Meeting - 7:30PM

10sep7:30 pm- 9:30 pmCompetition NightResults of previous months competition topic
8oct7:30 pm- 9:30 pmCompetition NightResults of previous months competition topic

Jay Hoppenstein - August 27

To Tell A Story

Jay Hoppenstein was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1938, attended public schools except of his sophomore year in high school spent at St. Marks, graduated from Hillcrest High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin (there was only one at that time). Jay attended Southwester Medical School in Dallas, Texas, did his straight surgical internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed his residence in General Surgery at the University of West Virginia Hospital in Morgantown, W. Va.

After completing his residency he entered into the United States Air Force, was stationed at Carswell Airforce base in Ft. Worth, Texas, and following his honorable discharge with the rank of a Major, began his general surgical practice of medicine in Dallas, Texas at Baylor University Medical Center in 1971. Upon his retirement in 2005 as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital, Jay pursued his interests in chess, sailboat racing, travel and, of course, photography.

Jay began taking pictures as an early teenager and explored film photography through its evolution to digital. He developed black and white film, made enlargement in his closet of a darkroom, embraced color slide photography, constructed complex audio-visual slide shows, hosted a 30 minute television monthly show, Covenant, on WFAA TV (8 episodes), joined the Dallas Camera Club a decade ago and became the editor of the TTL in 2011, He has become a DCC Master Photographer and has been bestowed the designation of a Fellow of the Dallas Camera Club in 2013.

The TTL was awarded The Directors Best of the Best 1st Place in the Photographic Society of America's newsletter competition for the April 2015 issue. The TTL was just awarded Honorable Mention in the 2019 PSA Newsletter contest in July of this year.