September 2018 1st Place Winners
Pre-Meeting Training - 6:15pm
Regular Meeting - 7:30PM
October 23rd – Peter Poulides – Travel photography: keeping it personal and keeping your images safe.
Peter has been shooting travel photography for decades, whether on assignment, with family or to gather teaching materials for his classes. He’ll talk about how to plan and execute the trophy shots that you can show off and share ideas for the more personal and meaningful photos that many people don’t take the time to shoot. Peter will also talk about why in can pay to be a little paranoid about data loss when you’re on the road.
Peter is the founder and director of Dallas Center for Photography. Photography and Peter discovered each other when he was 13, having just moved to Athens, Greece. Throughout high school, when his teachers wondered why he wasn’t in class, they knew to check the darkroom. Peter’s biology teacher was his first photography mentor. That teacher’s generosity and passion for helping a budding photographer came full circle when Peter started teaching 40 years later.
That’s the short story. In between, Peter graduated with a degree in TV & film production from UNT and worked as an educational video producer. A long time dream of being a travel photographer came into focus when he began shooting for Travel & Leisure magazine. That led to over a decade of assignments for national and regional travel and business publications, newspapers and corporations. In the 90’s, with two small children, Peter wanted to stay closer to home. He transitioned into shooting stock photography and became a top selling producer for Getty Images. In 2008 he started a little teaching on the side and soon became fully committed. Conversations with his son and daughter, who each chose education as a career path and were happy to school their dad, revealed a startling idea: that by teaching photography, Peter was having more of an impact on the art of photography than he ever did by just producing images for publication.
Peter believes in the power of photography. He’s looking forward to expanding DCP by connecting with other photography centers, offering a wider range of classes, creating youth programs and opening the DCP Gallery in 2019 which will host ongoing exhibits of local to national photographers. He believes that good photographs deserve to be released from their smartphone glass cages and given physical form on a gallery wall, telling their visual stories to engaged listeners.