2014 October Competition
1st Place Beginners Monochrome
Old Timers' Garage
Jim Walsh
2014 October Competition
1st Place Beginners Color
Not Going to Move
David Stiff
2014 October Competition
1st Place Beginners Projected
Hog Heven
Don Haig
2014 October Competition
1st Place Advanced Monochrome
Flying Dachshund Game
Jan Dreskin-Haig
2014 October Competition
1st Place Advanced Color
I Heard She Digs Painters
Teena Armes
2014 October Competition
1st Place Advanced Projected
I Didn't Expect This
Morris Stein
2014 October Competition
1st Place Masters Monochrome
Size Matters
Steve Reeves
2014 October Competition
1st Place Masters Color
Richard Stern
2014 October Competition
1st Place Masters Projected
Sweet Heaven
Houston Brown

Current Newsletter


DCC October Newsletter

DCC Training Class - New Format

We are changing things up a bit. That’s right, changes are a coming. We will now have training at the beginning of EVERY meeting. We will also have several classes for you to choose from. Since the Study Groups also fall under education, these will also still be available. So you can choose to be in a Study Group or an Educational Group.

More than likely, each instructor will spend most of the time at this first meeting to get a feel for what you, the members, are wanting instruction on. Some of the instructors have created topics, but are stil open to the topics that you are most interested in.

Also, keep in mind, that some of these classes will be multi-sessions. This means the topic can not be taught in one meeting and will span several meetings. So please note that before signing up. Also, there will be a cap on the number of members the instructors will take. So don't waste any time, get signed up.

Come Join Us

You're Invited

Come out to one of our meetings and see what you think. You will find a room full of a variety of photographers from beginners to masters and lots of friendly help.

Meetings start at 7:30 PM at the
Congregation Shearith Israel
9401 Douglas Ave, 75225

Please see our Membership page
for directions and membership application.

Competition Reminder

Images for the topic


are due at the

December 9th


Holiday Party at Shearith Israel Regular Meeting Room

December 2nd, 2014 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Enjoy the fun getting together with other camera club members in the surprise of our gift exchange. The traditional white elephant gift exchange is to be a nice gift can be used by a man or a woman. This is the club only annual party of the year. We have two gatherings a year - our banquet in April at the holiday party in December where we enjoyed getting to know one another. Don’t miss this! Guests are welcome. Each person is to bring a gift of approximately $20-$25 value.

Custom Buffet Dinner

Romaine Salad
Cherry Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Apricots
Cucumbers, Craisins and Sliced Mushrooms
Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
Tomato Basil Relish
Green Beans
Garlic, Shallots and Margarine
Mashed Potatoes
Assorted Bread Display
Cookies and Brownies

Ice Tea With Lemon and Condiments
Iced Water
Freshly Brewed Coffee with Condiments

Buy your tickets online:

Pre-Meeting Training - Start at 6:15

Dec 09, 2014
Training Classes
Multi-Group Training

Instead of one large group for training, we will be brakign up into multiple groups that night for training. This will be very similar to Study Group, except instead of critiquing your image, we will be teachiing specific topics.

Dec 23, 2014
Training Classes
Multi-Group Training

Instead of one large group for training, we will be brakign up into multiple groups that night for training. This will be very similar to Study Group, except instead of critiquing your image, we will be teachiing specific topics.

Upcoming Meetings - Start at 7:30

Dec 09, 2014
Competition Night
Images for the topic Abandoned are due

Come on out and see the competition results for the month November.

Club News

  • Guest Speaker
  • Study Group
  • Outward Bound

Steve Ellinger - November 25, 2014

Steve Ellinger, based in Abilene, Texas is a practicing Architect, educator and photographer (www.steveellinger.com). Steve's dedication to art and design has spanned from designing buildings, to sculpture, to photography. He began his love of photography over 35 years ago while an architecture student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where he bought a well used Canon F-1 (the first professional grade Canon developed), learned the craft of darkroom work, and built a reputation of doing some of the best and notable fashion photography in central and west Texas. His portfolio from that time remains contemporary even today. Color, scale, texture, lines, symmetry are all part of fashion and architecture. Steve tries to bring some of these elements into his unique photographic arts of people and fashion. Steve recently completed a gallery showing in the downtown arts district in Abilene, and he is multi-published in numbers fashion publications. Steve is agency endorsed and is one of the Texas leading photographers specializing in fashion photography and agency portfolio development. His work has launched the careers of many now professional models that are agency signed in Dallas, Houston, New York City, Los Angeles, and other centers of the fashion industry. Steve is a frequent speaker at photography events and has conducted numerous fashion photography seminars.

The Study Group program is part of the pre-meeting training program starting at 6:15 prior to the second meeting each month. We will divide members into small groups led by master photographers to discuss prints and projected images brought in by members. This is a great way to get feedback on images one is considering for the monthly competitions or to fine tune that one great image.  Groups may also be formed to discuss other topics of interest – just let us know what you are interested in.

Here is how the study groups work:

  • Session will start promptly at 6:15.
  • Bring a print or processed digital image file on a thumb drive.
  • The processed file does not need to be resized – TIFF, PSD, or jpeg is fine. You might also consider bringing the original RAW file as well.
  • Prints may be any size in color or monochrome and do not need to be mounted or matted.  If you like, you can also bring the digital file of your print.
  • As people arrive, they will be assigned to a group of four or five with a master photographer.
  • The group members will give and receive feedback on their images until 7:15.
  • If you did not bring an image, you are encouraged to sit in on a group to either observe or participate.

Remember that this is about learning from each other in a friendly environment. Please assume that those giving input have a positive intent.

See Study Groups page for additional information. 

Study Group Team
Dennis Fritsche
Bob Johnson
Frank Richards

Dallas Arboretum Photography Exhibition

September 5, 2014 - Contest Link

Fort Worth ZOOm Lens Photo Contest

September 16 - Contest Link


Forth Worth Community Arts Center

The Arts Center welcomes submissions from artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas

Exhibition is October 3 - 30, 2014 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.

Deadline August 25, 2014 - Contest Link

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

5th Annual Photography Contest

September 6, 2014 - You can go to this link but have to download the Newsletter to see the info - Contest Link

Feathers, Fur & Scales Photo Contest @ Dallas Zoo

September 30, 2014 - Contest Link

The 6th Annual Trinity River Photo Contest

October 15, 2014 - Contest Link 

New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest

Oct. 31, 2014 - Contest Link


White Rock Lake Photo Contest

November 1, 2014 - Contest Link

 The Nikon Photo Contest, 2014-2015

September 15-December 15, 2014(13.00 Japan Time) - Contest Link

2015 BLACK & WHITE Portfolio Contest

Submission between 08/01/14 TO 12/31/14 - Contest Link

 Monthly Photo Contests

Check these sites for monthly contests.

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