Come by and join the friendly folks of the Plano Photography Club. Spend an evening with people who share your passion for photography. You are welcome to just visit to see what the club is all about, or to become a member to participate in club activities and contests.

The Plano Photography Club meets at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road, Plano, Texas on the third Thursday of each month (except December).

Club Meeting, October 19

6:00 pm: Training - Study Groups

The Club meets for Training at 6 pm before the regular meeting at 7:15 pm. Several study groups exist to cover various topics. Please join us and choose a group to study with!

7:15 pm: Main Program - Larry Petterborg: Pumas and Patagonia

“As many of you know, I grew up in Utah and have spent a great of time in the mountains of the Western US. In all of that time, I was never been lucky enough to see a wild Mountain Lion in its natural habitat. But that all changed this spring. In April, I travled to Patagonia with Jeff Parker ( specifically to photograph wild Pumas (as they are called in South America) just outside of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. We had access to hundreds of acres of private land and with the help of skilled trackers, we saw cats every day. The lions, while wild, had little fear of us humans and were quite tolerant of our presence. Each day we went out scouting the landscape for cats and once we found them we worked our way in close enough to get good shots but not so close to unduly bother the animals and just stayed with them for several hours. It was a truly remarkable experience and I do hope you will enjoy seeing the images and hearing about my trip to photograph the Pumas of Patagonia.”

Monthly Contest

The October print contest is open for submissions. Submitted images may cover any subject or theme of the photographer’s choice. Prints to be entered in the contest must be brought to the October 19 club meeting. Photographers must also upload digital copies of the prints to the PPC Competition Site. Each club member may submit one image.

The requirements for print submissions may be found on the Image Guidelines tab of the Competitions Page. Some tips and suggestions for preparing prints may be found on the Resources Page. If you do not have the username and password for the club, please contact the PPC Webmaster.

Image Sizing

The maximum width for images submitted to the contest web site is 1920 pixels. The limit on the height of the image is 1080 pixels.

Recent Changes

Changes to contests for the 2017-2018 contest year:

  • The annual themes of “Photojournalism” for January and “People Photography” for November have been dropped. New themes for the November 2017 and January 2018 contests have been announced by the PPC board.
  • There will be ten monthly contests that contribute to the end-of-year competition: May through November and January through March. All ten contests will count toward the end-of-year award; we are no longer dropping each member’s lowest score.
  • The April contest will be replaced by a special contest with two or more categories, which will include Photojournalism and Portrait photography. There will be prizes (such as trophies or ribbons) for the special categories but they will not contribute to end-of-year scoring.
  • Dropping April from end-of-year scoring will allow us to hold the end-of-year awards ceremony during our normal May meeting time, rather than having it as an extra meeting on a Saturday in June.
  • In the competition web site, each of the digital contests for the 2017-2018 year has been opened for entries, and will stay open until the contest deadline. This change will allow club members who are going to be traveling to submit their entries before they go out of town. Print contests will open about two months ahead of the date of the contest.

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