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New and Prospective Members are invited to a Dallas Camera Club Orientation with Master Photographer and Past President, Jerry Martin.

Meet with Jerry in Room 237 at 6:15 before the Second Tuesday Meeting to hear about the rich history of the club
and learn how to best leverage the resources of the club to improve your photography.

  The objective of the Dallas Camera Club is the mutual entertainment and education of its members in all forms of amateur photographic art. The DCC hosts contests and events including monthly competitions, field trips, training classes for all skill levels, workshops, programs of general interest, an Annual Awards Banquet and an annual competition with the Fort Worth Camera Club. The DCC emphasizes club competition as a learning process. Importance is placed on helping the beginner, or new member, feel at ease, ask questions, learn and participate.

Members Only: Check the RESOURCE LIST if you have specific questions and want to find help from a fellow member.

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2024 Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet

NORTHPARK CENTER
205 Northpark Center, Dallas, Texas, 75225-4499

Wednesday, April 10

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Dallas Camera Club - 2024 Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet


Donate to the Gift and Endowment Fund

The Board of Directors of the club approved the creation of a Gift and Endowment Fund. This fund allows members to make contributions to the club to realize the objective of the Club: the mutual entertainment and education of its members in all forms of amateur photographic art. For details and to donate, follow this link.

Dallas Camera Club - Donate to the Gift and Endowment Fund


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Programs

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March 26, 2023
Graham Hobart
Visualization:
how to see the finished print before pressing the shutter release

Good photographic images are more than pretty pictures. Every good photographer must have a firm command over the look and messaging of his/her images. Once a degree of maturity has been achieved a sort of “self-introspection” is essential in order to go back to repeat that success again and again so that a recognizable style or brand can be established.

A key component of this journey is knowing what you want to say as an artist and learning how to see the finished print while still looking through the viewfinder…... long before the image is captured.

Some of the topics included will be:

  • learning to see and understand what you are looking at.
  • using composition to reinforce your message.
  • asking why there are rules and why are we told to break them?
  • discussing the validity of prints in a digital world.
  • reverse engineering a recent exhibition to see if my “visualization” technique works.

In this presentation Hobart will break down how he arrived at his iconic illustrative style and how he was able to reinforce his messaging with a branded look that is undeniably his own. Hobart will challenge you to find your own look and learn ways to build that brand into a body of work that is more dependent on belief and command than on luck.

Photographer’s Biography

Growing up during a civil war in Africa as well as having lived on three continents may explain why his work is anything but ordinary. At age ten he was carving stone at the feet of native Zimbabwean artists. While still in high school he began casting bronze sculptures and painting in oils. This was followed by a period of where he began to explore as much of the African subcontinent as he could, sometimes by canoe or bicycle simply because roads did not exist.

"It was during these travels that I realized that I just had to have a camera to record all those incredible experiences", Hobart says when asked about the transition to becoming a professional photographer in 1985. So from the simple desire to share his stories with others he bought his first camera and the next great adventure began.

Hobart spent the next 25 years doing commercial photography. Before Photoshop Hobart was already doing special effects with complex masks and layers in-camera and in the darkroom but when the digital camera arrived he was an early adopter.

For more than a decade Hobart has been concentrating most of his effort into capturing the natural world within the infrared spectrum with specially modified cameras.

Since Graham Hobart’s last lecture titled “Finding your Visual Voice” Graham Hobart has been exhibited by several museums and institutions in Africa, Europe and the USA. 

      

    



                        CONTESTS                                                          December 2023 Contest Images


End of Year Special Contest Entry Deadline - February 29, 2024
Dallas Camera Club - End of Year Awards and Special Contests 


Dallas Camera Club - January 2024 Winners
Dallas Camera Club - 2023-2024 Scoresheet
January 2024 Projected VIDEO
January 2024 Print (Color and Monochrome) VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trips 
 
See All Field Trip VIDEOS HERE


February Field Trip

“CHARMING McKINNEY” SCAVENGER HUNT

Instructions and Targets

Images for the slide show (1920 x 1280 pixels) will be due within one week of the hunt.
Please title each of your submissions with the subject and your name.
You may include your name and/or copyright on your photos.


March Field Trip

WHAT: 7TH ANNUAL SHERMAN CELTIC FESTIVAL
WHEN: SATURDAY MARCH 23RD STARTS AT 9 AM
WHERE: 3200 CANYON CREEK DR., SHERMAN, TEXAS

Please note that the March Field Trip destination has changed but the date remains the same. Sherman is just a little farther north on US 75 than where we were going. I know what some of you are thinking, “isn’t this just like the North Texas Irish Festival?” Well, yes, sort of. But what the hell?  It’s another party (https://youtube/UAb3dpEBIU4) Get your tickets online (7th Annual Sherman Celtic Festival | Shermancelticfest) and join us for a good time in Sherman. Lots to see and photograph (Map and Schedule | Shermancelticfest).


Heads Up on Future Field Trips

Each year, we typically plan two extended out- of- town field trips. In 2024 these trips will be to a couple of spectacular National Parks. In April (11th to 14th), following the total solar eclipse, we are going to White Sands NP (White Sands National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)) near Alamogordo, New Mexico (Alamogordo - New Mexico Tourism - Hotels, Restaurants & Things to Do - New Mexico Tourism - Travel & Vacation Guide). Our fall color trip will be to Great Smoky Mountains NP (Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) during the last week of October. For this adventure our home base will be Townsend, Tennessee (Townsend, Tennessee | Welcome to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies (exploretownsend.com)). Please save the dates and make plans to join us on what should be two outstanding adventures. L


Dallas Camera Club - Street Photography Meetup


Online Training Is Available to Members of
Dallas Camera Club and Plano Photography Club

  Details and Schedules For All DCC Classes HERE      
Training held via Zoom. Find access code      DCC MEMBERS      

Dallas Camera Club - 2023 Class Material
Dallas Camera Club - 2022 Class Material

 


Outward Bound - Photographic Contest Opportunities Outside the Club
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2023 DCC Members Who Won Photography Awards at the State Fair of Texas

Dallas Camera Club - State Fair of Texas Winners


                                                                                                                                           

                          

 

 

            

Frame Destination Offers a 10% Discount to Members. Details HERE.         


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