We Hold Twice a Month Meetings For Members and Guests

Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule
We are still impacted by the Covid 19 virus and will have a mix of in person and Zoom meetings.

Second Tuesdays - Contest Meetings Live at 7:00 PM.
Contest videos will be shown and prints dropped off and picked up at Congregation Shearith Israel.
The contest videos will be posted for viewing the next day if you are not comfortable in a group.
The facility requires face coverings inside.

Fourth Tuesdays - Zoom at 7:00
  October 26 - Program: Route 66 For Photographers by  Dalis Foglia and Steve Hawiszczak
  November 23 - Bird Competition (DCC vs FWCC)
  December  28 - No Meeting

Zoom Log-in Information HERE (You must be a member and logged in to open this page)

If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please send an email to MEMBERSHIP.

When We Meet In Person: At Congregation Shearith Israel  at  9401 Douglas Ave, Dallas, TX 75225

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.


The Bird



The Emily Guthrie Smith Award, affectionately referred to as “The Bird” competition, has been held each year since 1964 between the Dallas Camera Club and Fort Worth Camera Club. The actual Bird is a perpetual trophy engraved with the name of the winning club each year. The 2021 competition will be held November 23rd at 7 pm on Zoom (our regular program night and time). This year we will again only be able to use digital images for the judging, so the number of entries from each club has been increased from 15 to 30. Our DCC entries will be, for the most part, pulled from member’s submissions to the monthly contests. However, any member that wishes to submit photos, not in the contest library, may do so by sending those files (1920 x 1280 JPEG) to me attached to an email (lpetterborg@gmail.com) by October 31st.  


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Brooke Alexander and Larry Petterborg

Honored in Lonestar Art Competition



(Zoom Codes HERE)

October 26 - 7:00 PM

Route 66 For Photographers

 Dalis Foglia and Steve Hawiszczak


An overview of the Mother Road, what to see, where to go, how to get the most out of a photo tour. The presentation concentrates on the “Heart of Route 66”: from St. Louis, across Missouri, the Kansas Corner, Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, New Mexico and crossing Arizona to Flagstaff. (We haven’t photographed the Illinois and California legs yet!  Yet.) 

You’ll see fascinating places like Paris Springs, Red Oak II, the inspiration for Disney’s Cars, the Blue Whale, and the “Bug Ranch” (not to be confused with nearby-Cadillac Ranch). Where are the classic diners and travelers’ motels?  What’s the deal with the hardware store that closed in 1967 and remains untouched?  How about the “Lonely Gorilla” in the town that vanished?  Where is Bonnie & Clyde’s hideout, and what did they find after the shootout?  Can you really be “Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona” – and is that a girl, my Lord, in that flatbed Ford?  All this and more will be answered.

So get ready to get off the Interstate and see the real America.  And make sure you have your Ku-Ku burger on Route 66.



 Material from Recent Programs

2021 September - Larry Petterborg - Personal Projects   PDF   VIDEO
2021 August - Jeff Parker  VIDEO

2021 June Carla Golden   VIDEO

2021 May Jim Walsh   PDF    VIDEO


 CONTESTS                                                     September Contest Images 

Zoom Log-in Information HERE (You must be a member and logged in to open this page)
If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please send an email to MEMBERSHIP.

Next Contest Meeting November 9, 2021 at 7:00
Review September Contest Results

November Image Submittal Deadline is November 7
Projected Image - Open
Color Print -
Monochrome Print - Open

September Winners Gallery HERE
2021 - 2022 Competition Score Sheet HERE
September 2021 Projected  September 2021 Print Color and Monochrome


October Field Trip
Pumpkin Month


This month the pumpkins are out all over town and especially at the Arboretum.

With all the pumpkin patches and home decorations the opportunity for photography is almost overwhelming.

The start of Fall means getting to the Arboretum is a must for pumpkin viewing, but there is more to photograph. As part of this Field Trip, I would like to encourage you to visit pumpkin patches with or without your favorite models. You can also create still life photos with pumpkins and gourds as a theme or even photograph pumpkins decorated or carved creatively. As several the members found this weekend the Dallas Farmers Market is also a great place to photograph pumpkins.

So, this month is both Field Trip and a Challenge. Visit the Arboretum, photograph a Pumpkin project, find a pumpkin patch, and enjoy the start of Fall. Reservation Tickets are still required at the Dallas Arboretum www.dallasaoretum.org .

Please submit up to ten (10) JPEG images resized to 1920 (w) x 1280 (h) to me at Hal@SABooks.net  as an email attachment (not in the body of the text) by October 31, 2021. Be sure to identify yourself and put DCC Pumpkins in the Subject line to separate it from Spam.

November Field Trip
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Nov. 5-7, 2021

More Details HERE

It’s time to make reservations for the Field trip to Arkansas. The Fall Color should be at its peak  https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map  and it is about time we take a trip out of town. Thanks for the 20+ members who have shown an interest in the Hot Springs Field Trip. The plans are coming together very nicely.We have arranged a special refundable room rate at the Baymont by Wyndham – On the Lake. The hotel is between the two major attractions in the area, Hot Springs National Park and Garvan Woodland Gardens. The hotel is also giving us the use if their breakfast area for evening get-togethers or meetings. To get the special rate of $99.00 for a room with two beds or $109.00 for a single king, call the hotel directly and let them know you are from the Dallas Camera Club.There are also campgrounds in the park as well as KOA Kampgrounds in the area.

Thanks Hal    Hal@SABooks.net

Deep Ellum Field Trip Images

Slideshow HERE

Lockdown Challenges

Videos from All Challenges HERE

Online Training Is Available to Members of

Dallas Camera Club and Plano Photography Club
  Details For All DCC Classes HERE      For All PPC Classes HERE
Training held via Zoom. Find access code      DCC MEMBERS      PPC MEMBERS

If you want to attend a training session as a guest, please send an email to TRAINING

Next Classes

October  5 - Lightroom: Camera to Print - Dennis Fritsche
October  14 - How I Made It
October 19 - Lightroom: Camera to Print - Dennis Fritsche
October 28 - Image Review _ Anita Oakley

Recent Class Material HERE

October 2021 Newsletter - HERE


Outward Bound - Photographic Contest Opportunities Outside the Club

 Share the Experience: Amateur Photo Contest. Grand Prize: $10,000, plus other great prizes!

We've enjoyed the amazing images already shared in the2021 Share the Experience photo contest and can’t wait to see more from your adventures to come!

Hosted by the National Park Foundation, Share the Experience is an annual photography competition encouraging all amateur photographers to submit their favorite views, moments, and adventures from our public lands and waters.

This year's contest is open now through December 31, 2021, so plan your trips to beautiful public lands and waterways with Recreation.gov, snap some fantastic photos, and #SharetheExperience for your chance to win great prizes!

Enter the Contest





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