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    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Slate at ll Creeks, 2701 Custer Parkway #905 Richardson, TX 75080


    Griff Smith

    Griff Smith has worked for Texas Highways magazine for more than 25 years and has been the photo editor since 2009.  His work has sent him from Alpine to Zephyr covering a wide spectrum of subjects, from majestic landscapes to unique people who are the icons of Texas culture.  

    As a photojournalist, Griff’s work must be creative and compelling straight out of the camera. When I compose an image, I like to imagine that the viewer is looking right over my shoulder,” says Texas Highways Photography Editor Griff Smith. “The picture has to tell the story on its own merit, without a caption.”

     "With the use of creative lighting and composition, I strive to make the obvious appear almost bigger than life," said Smith. "I want to get the viewer to feel like they could actually put their hand into the scene and touch whatever subject I am photographing."

    From highly stylized portraits to more nuanced studies of landscapes, Griff’s photographs evoke empathy for the subject and create an emotional connection with the viewer.  Whether it’s dramatic, cross-hatched shadows shading a seated Tigua woman, or the larger-than-life, comic-book-hero quality of a trick-roper in full action; the mysterious Monahans sand dunes at dusk or the clean graphic of a cowboy silhouetted against a giant neon Texas flag, Griff’s images reveal the state in its many incarnations and identities.

    This year Griff is retiring from Texas Highways and plans to spend time traveling the state he so loves.  But before he does that he’ll be helping launch his new book, On the Road with Texas Highways: A Tribute to True Texas.  

    The Dallas PPA is lucky enough to have Griff share this book and a retrospective of his entire career.  Come join the fun when we Mess with Texas at our October meeting.  Be prepared to be inspired by an incredibly creative photographer.  

Past events

28 Sep 2014 Mock Print Competition
16 Sep 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Real Framing
09 Sep 2014 September Meeting: Terry Wier - Learning to See Creatively
08 Aug 2014 Great Gatsby Style - Little Red School House 2014
06 Aug 2014 2014 Raffle Tickets for LRSH
08 Jul 2014 July Meeting: Joe Glyda - BYOB Beyond Your own Brain
10 Jun 2014 June Meeting: Dominique Harmon and Barry Nelson
13 May 2014 May Meeting: David Leeson-Beyond The Pixels
09 May 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Marketing
08 Apr 2014 April Meeting: Jeremy Woodhouse - Faces And Places
13 Mar 2014 2014 Southwest PPA Regional Convention
11 Mar 2014 March Meeting: Melanie Hall - Off Camera Flash My Way
11 Feb 2014 February Meeting: Live Print Competition
07 Feb 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Marketing
21 Jan 2014 January Meeting: Increase Your Sales With The Addition Of A Fine Art Line with Maria Bernal
03 Jan 2014 DPPA Wild Ideas: Social Media
13 Dec 2013 DPPA Wild Ideas: Copyright
10 Dec 2013 DPPA December10 Awards with keynote speaker, Larry Lourcey The Journey "Change the way you photograph in 2014 - and change your world"
12 Nov 2013 November Meeting: The Quest for Soulful Photography and the Artful Life with Richard Israel
19 Oct 2013 TPPA Fall Focus Workshop: Hybrid Photograph and Photoshop
08 Oct 2013 October DPPA Meeting: Print Lab Round Table
20 Sep 2013 DPPA Wild Ideas: SEO Magic SOLD OUT
10 Sep 2013 September DPPA Meeting:10 tips to thriving in an ever changing market
30 Aug 2013 Dallas PPA Marketing Roundtable
25 Aug 2013 Mock Print Competition
09 Aug 2013 Pin-ups, Planes and Classy Dames - Little Red School House 2013
09 Aug 2013 Raffle Tickets for LRSH
09 Aug 2013 Models for Hire LRSH 2013
09 Aug 2013 LRSH Vendor Registeration
12 Jul 2013 July Meeting: Selling Big Ass Albums Presented by Jerry Ghionis
30 Jun 2013 Texas PPA Summer Round Up
21 Jun 2013 CPP Study Group
11 Jun 2013 June DPPA Moving images: Light with a purpose with Hiram Trillo
14 May 2013 Compose Creatively, Create Instinctively, and Execute Flawlessly with Roberto Valenzuela
28 Apr 2013 Texas School
20 Apr 2013 Outdoor Portrait Photography Simplified With Marion Hughes
09 Apr 2013 April DPPA Speaker Francie Baltazar-Stonestreet - The Secrets to Earning Your CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) Designation
09 Apr 2013 Day Class for CPP with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet
15 Mar 2013 Texas PPA Conference & Trade Show
05 Mar 2013 March: Ken Sklute
25 Feb 2013 Reality Studio Tour with Kevin and Dixi Jordan
20 Feb 2013 Sales & Pricing Workshop with Sandy Puc
12 Feb 2013 SOLD OUT! February: Cris Duncan - The Art and Science of Light
02 Feb 2013 Light Room 4 Workshop
08 Jan 2013 January: Scott Robert Lim _ Crazy, Stupid, Light
08 Jan 2013 Little Red School House Volunteer Meeting
11 Dec 2012 December Awards Dec. 11
01 Dec 2012 Arlington Camera DFW Photo Expo
13 Nov 2012 November- Luke Edmonson
09 Oct 2012 Creative Lighting- Lighting On The Run with Michael Greenberg
26 Sep 2012 2012 Southwest PPA Regional Convention
11 Sep 2012 September - How to Achieve Big-Studio Success in Your Home-Based Business With Emily Potts
26 Aug 2012 Mock Print Competion
24 Aug 2012 2012 PP of Oklahoma Convention "Photography Rocks"
12 Aug 2012 Raffle Tickets to be drawn at Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH)
11 Aug 2012 Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH)
30 Jul 2012 2011 PPLA State Convention
25 Jul 2012 Creative Design Tour
10 Jul 2012 July DPPA Meeting
24 Jun 2012 Texas PPA Summer Roundup
13 Jun 2012 S&S Photography Workshop
12 Jun 2012 June DPPA Meeting
09 Jun 2012 Lightroom- Get Organized Fundamentals
21 May 2012 Make Money Now Workshop
21 May 2012 Sandy Puc Presents 2012 Digital Workflow Tour with Jack Davis
08 May 2012 May DPPA Meeting
29 Apr 2012 Texas School of Professional Photography 2012
10 Apr 2012 April DPPA Meeting
31 Mar 2012 New Mexico PPA Annual Convention
30 Mar 2012 PP of Oklahoma Spring Seminar
19 Mar 2012 Seminar: The Senior Project by Sal Cinotta
13 Mar 2012 March DPPA Meeting
12 Mar 2012 Business Breakthoughs Workshop-PPA's Studio Management Services
27 Feb 2012 AfterDark
07 Feb 2012 February DPPA Meeting
28 Jan 2012 Rocky Mountain School of Photography Photo Weekend
13 Jan 2012 Imaging USA
10 Jan 2012 January DPPA Meeting

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