Alan Daniel: “Photography — No Travel Required”
August 1, 2019 - 7:15 pm
We all like to travel and create images of new and interesting subjects. But when you can’t get away for a long-distance photo adventure, it’s nice to know there is plenty to photograph within an hour of Plano. Alan will share a few of his favorite images from locations that range from the Red River to the Trinity. The program will provide you with a number of local destinations and a wide variety of photographic subjects. The next time you are wanting to get out and use that camera, remember, no need to call a travel agent, you are only a few minutes from your next location shoot.
Alan Daniel has been a member of the Plano Photography Club since 2015. He currently serves at the Contest Chair for the club and enjoys participating in club activities and photo outings. He competes in our monthly photo contest, and has been known to win some. Alan is also a member of the Heard Nature Photographers Club, where he serves as their Membership officer. Alan and his wife, Vallery have lived in Plano for 35 years. Their two children and three grandchildren all live in the Metroplex.
Irwin Lightstone: “Why Bother With Black & White When Color Is So Realistic, So Beautiful?”
In this age of of digital sensors, Photoshop, and inkjet printers, we can capture the world in vivid colors that dance and sing. The days when black and white was archival and color was not have faded from memory. Color has long since displaced the exclusively black and white magazines, newspapers, and television of our youth. Is black and white just a anachronistic, nostalgic look backwards; or does it remain vital? Join Irwin as he explores “Why Bother With Black & White When Color Is So Realistic, So Beautiful?”
After 29 years practicing trial law, Irwin Lightstone closed his law firm to concentrate on his photography. Irwin’s photography has won numerous awards. His images have been published in a number of books and journals and are often featured in the “Cactus and Succulent Journal.” Specializing in macro and botanical photography, he gives photography seminars and workshops throughout the country. Additionally, he led programs sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum, the International Photography Hall of Fame, The Huntington, and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Irwin is president of the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society and a past president of the Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies. Succulent Abstracts and Absurdities in Black and White, his book, captures the subtle beauty, form and texture of succulent plants. Irwin lives in Dallas with his wife Robin, one cat, two cars and several thousand plants.