About Us

Serving Plano, Dallas and the surrounding suburbs, the Plano Photography Club was established in 1984 for anyone interested in photography. In 1990 the club was incorporated as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. PDF copies of the Club’s By-Laws and Constitution are available.

Guests are Welcome

There is no need to notify the club in advance if you wish to attend a meeting to see what we are all about. Just show up! Adults across all skill levels, from beginner to professional, are welcome to join and participate in club meetings and activities.

Meetings

Monthly club meetings are held at West Plano Presbyterian Church, 2709 Custer Road in Plano, on the third Thursday of each month (except December when no meeting is held). Club programs begin promptly at 7:15 pm. Preceding the program in most months, there is a training session (study groups) at 6 pm.

Club Membership

Benefits

Membership Dues

Membership Dues for Individual memberships are $30 for the May through April club calendar year ($15 if joining after November 1). Dues for each additional membership in the same household as a member are $2. Membership application forms are available at monthly meetings, and online here. For further information, or for mailing instructions, contact the Membership Coordinator.

Board Meetings

Monthly board meetings are normally held at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month (except December when no meeting is held), at the same location as club meetings. Board meetings are open to all members. (Please email the PPC President to get the time and location.)

Club Affiliations

Photographic Society of America (PSA)

Founded in 1934, PSA is the largest association of its kind, bringing together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a non-profit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases, among members and non-members alike. PSA is a worldwide interactive organization for anyone interested in photography, be they casual, serious amateurs or professional photographers. PSA has over 5000 members in all 50 states as well as 60 other countries around the world. As a member club, PPC participates in PSA through our PSA Representative. PSA also offers Individual Memberships that offer numerous benefits including competitions, workshops and education programs.

Our PSA representative is Jeffrey Sarembock.

Gulf States Camera Club Council (GSCCC)

GSCCC is comprised of some 35 member photography/camera clubs from Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. As a member club, PPC submits entries to GSCCC’s monthly Projected Digital competitions through our GSCCC Representative who chooses entries from PPC competitions and/or PPC member contributions. PPC does not submit entries to the GSCCC Print competitions. Up to 4 entries can be submitted per competition category (i.e., Photojournalism, Pictorial, or Nature) each month, but not more than one entry from any individual photographer within a single competition category. Projected Digital competitions alternate monthly between a Photojournalism and a Pictorial competition one month to a Nature competition the next month (and so on). As a member club, PPC also judges one GSCCC competition per year.

Our GSCCC representative is Linda Grigsby.