Personal Photographic Projects
What is a “personal photographic project”? There is no one simple answer to this question. The phrase, “personal photographic project”, probably means something different to each one of us. For me, each project I do is different and why I do them differs one to the other. At its most basic level, a project is a way to creatively express yourself with photographic images, learn/practice techniques, and/or tell a story. A personal project is a body of work that is unique to its maker and represents their singular vision of something meaningful to them. Each image contributes to a larger story. Taken together, the collection of images shows us how the photographer sees and feels about their world.
I have been interested in photography since childhood but didn’t get really serious until I was in graduate school in San Antonio. I joined the (now defunct) Woodlawn Camera at that time and have been an active camera club participant in numerous clubs ever since. We joined the Plano Photography Club over 20 years ago prior to moving to Dallas and have since joined the Heard Nature Photographers Club and the Dallas Camera Club. My photographic interests range from nature to travel to events. Following my taking some photography classes at Richland College, I developed a keen interest in turning my digital images into prints, which in turn lead me to the DCC. I have found during my photographic journey that if I want to make better photos, I needed to hang around people smarted than I am and learn from them.
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.
I never was serious about photography until I joined the Dallas Camera Club in 2009. I only took snapshots; I did not even own an SLR. I love to take photos of landscapes and flowers. What I like to challenge myself with is people photography. I may not be comfortable with it, but I'm always trying to get better..
I love to travel and seen new places, abroad and at home. I would love to go back to Rome and shoot with a better camera. I was there 40 years ago and all I had was a Kodak Instamatic!
I'm a photographer, traveler, musician, and (in my spare time) an engineer. Somehow that works.
I've been shooting for over thirty years, focusing mainly on documenting my travels, and have been a member of DCC since 2009. (Last year finishing first in Advanced Monochrome Projected competitions.)
I've been to 48 states, and 50 countries on four continents, with my favorite locations being Greece, France and Morocco. I am obsessed with American history and have been to every major Revolutionary and Civil War site, the homes and graves of 35 Presidents, and well over 200 National Parks. I love the places "in-between" that you see off the interstates. My goal is to finally finish the great American road trips: Route One, Lincoln Highway, Pacific Coast Highway and, of course, Route 66.
2020 Programs (Second Meeting of the Month)
January – Member Slideshow – "Texas" (not Metroplex)
February – Jeremy Woodhouse
March - Cancelled due to Corvid 19 (moved to July)
April - No Meeting
May - Nikola Olic
June - Alan Whiteside
July - Tom Savage
August - Daniel Rodique
September -Shelley Vandegrift
October - Adam Jones (Canon Explorer of Light)
January - Members Photos of the DFW Metroplex
February - Lisa Langell An artistic photographer lies in ALL of us
March - Smiley Pool DMN Photographer
April - Robert Moore - My Life on the Street
May - Jim Walsh
June - Carla Golden
July - Lisa Langell
August - Jeff Parker
September - Larry Petterborg
October - No Program - DCC Hosts the Bird
November - Steve Hawiszczak & Dalis Foglia
December - No Program
January = Member Show "My Favorite Photographs"
History of prior programs HERE