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Thursday
May102018

Member images to be exhibited at Arts Center

Print images by our members will again be on exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, right, in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

The exhibit will open with an evening reception on Friday, Aug. 3, and will be on display in Gallery 6 through Aug. 28.

If you would like to submit a print for exhibit, please contact club vice president Ken Spencer (spencer.kenneth@att.net) for more information. Here are guidelines:

  • One print per member may be submitted.
  • Prints must be framed.
  • Due to the size of the gallery, there is a limit to the number of prints we can exhibit. The number of prints displayed depends on the size of the entries. In 2017, 27 prints were exhibited.
  • Member exhibit cost is based on the horizontal dimension of the frame (not the print). Cost for entering a 24-inch wide frame, for example, is about $30.
  • Prints may be priced for sale with the Art Center receiving a 25 percent commission.

Learn more from Ken Spencer now or at meetings beginning at the first Thursday meeting, June 7. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., at our usual meeting place, UNTHSC, 3500 Camp Bowie, Medical Education Building 2, Room 100.  

Sunday
Apr222018

Bluebonnets!

Photos by Outings Chair Dick Dodds and club president Roy O'Rear at Ennis Bluebonnet Trails, April 21, 2018. From left, rear, Dick Dodds, Vicki Lai, Bill Jones, Ken Spencer, Angela Weir, Richard Remm; seated, Roy O'Rear, Beverly Rozanski, James Donnell. Contact Dick if you have an idea for an outing.



 

 

 

 

Saturday
Apr142018

Club members win 23 awards in Heard nature contest

Fort Worth Camera Club members received 23 awards, including a Best of Show, in the 2018 Heard Nature Photographers contest. A total of 1,005 images were entered; 90 received awards. The club is an auxiliary group of the Heard Natural Science Museum in McKinney. 

Skill categories are adult aspiring, adult experienced and youth divisions. Images may be entered in specific nature areas, including captive and wild animals, floral, scenic and others … ways a photographer might be inspired to showcase the natural world. Winners include:

Best in Show, Captive Animals – Pam McPhillips, “Pride," above 

Adult Experienced Winners - Steve Baldwin, Kellye Bussey (2 awards), Ronald Shue (2), Paul Zellers (3)

Adult Aspiring Winners - Paul Garriott (4 awards), Pam McPhillips (4), Meoldy Schotte (3), Susan Taylor (2), Nan Zellers

Note: New members join Fort Worth Camera Club every month. If you received an award in the Heard Nature Photo Contest and are not listed here, please let us know.

Saturday
Apr142018

 

Trip Report: Outings Chair Dick Dodds saw it all ...

On Saturday, March 24, seven club members ((Above, from left, Richard Remm, two non-club photo fans, Dick Dodds, Carolyn Bobo, Roy O'Rear, David Roberts, James and Laura Donnell) drove 50 miles to Glen Rose for a 4-hour photo tour of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. One advantage of carpooling is that you get to know other club members. We were pleasantly surprised to find three of the people in one car worked at Bell Helicopter, so there were reminiscences of mutual acquaintances.

Our first stop was at an old abandoned building known as Outlaw Station built in 1928 and a center for the sale of illicit liquor during prohibition.

Our Fossil Rim tour guide was excellent, giving us narrative of the various animals we saw. As we were escorted by a staff member we were able to gain access to some areas off-limits to the public. We were able to hand feed the giraffes. We also saw cheetahs, zebra, different kinds of deer, emus, ostrich, cranes and turkeys. It was great value for the $58 cost. 

After the tour, we had dinner at the famous Hammonds BBQ in Glen Rose. As organizer of this event I was horrified to find they didn’t serve beer (in a BBQ restaurant?) but the waitress said that most of her customers go next door to the gas station to buy a 6-pack! She saved the day! It was ironic that we started the day photographing an illicit liquor distribution point and at night we couldn’t buy beer in a BBQ restaurant.

All participants enjoyed the day and got some great close-up shots of some exotic animals in very natural surroundings.

Sound like fun? Watch the Outings page for more adventures.

 

Saturday
Apr142018

 

Spring blooms!  February outing to the Arboretum

The February outing at the Dallas Arboretum welcomed spring, despite rain and cold, to North Texas in February. Club members enjoyed capturng blooms - and lunch. Above left, photographers at work, Ken Price and Roy Richardson; above right, Julie Delio, Dick Dodds and Larry Pillers; below, left, Marsha Ezell and Dick Dodds; right, George Oehl.