2024 TCCC Banquet Announcement with Dick Collins as educational speaker

Buy your tickets for this year’s TCCC Awards Banquet

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


Classics V Banquet and Conference Center
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd Amherst, NY 14228


$40 per person

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TCCC Banquet Program

The evening is a wonderful celebration of friendship, photography, and the growth and accomplishments of many terrific photographers in our club. It is a special event and we would love to have you join us.

Our Evening’s Events Include:

The cash bar opens at 6:00 pm with tasty appetizers

Our terrific buffet dinner begins promptly at 6:30 pm.

After dinner speaker, Dick Collins will be giving an educational presentation entitled “Wildlife Photograhy: Stepping Outside Your Safety Zone.” He will be highlighting different sections and/or countries of the world with the do's and don'ts for traveling in those areas. Dick will include a nice variety of subjects - including both wildlife and birds, but also Tree Frogs and Polar Bears. It promises to be interesting to photographers and non-photographers alike.  

Awards Ceremony – Top Averages, Longevity Pins, Image of the Year, Most Improved Photographer, and Rainbow Trophy 

With several Door Prize drawings

With a promise to wrap the evening up by 9:00 pm.

Our Speaker - Dick Collins

Dick Collins is a highly respected wildlife photographer from Western New York who has been photographing birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and just about everything in between for over 50 years. He has traveled extensively in the US and abroad making over 33 trips to the neo tropics spending well over a year’s time in the field in Central and South America alone. In total, Dick has traveled to or through 58 countries and on 6 continents photographing over 2000 animal species with over 1200 of them birds. He even once spent 6 hours photographing a cheetah!

Dick was a member of the Science Museum Camera Club and still credits his time with camera clubs for “most of what he learned.” He has participated in many photography shows and his images have been highly regarded and won numerous digital and prints competitions even first places in PSA competitions.

Today, Dick enjoys photographing in many places including his own private birding blind in his back yard in Elma, NY and he also enjoys giving lessons to beginning bird photographers. He says, “I shoot what I like and I’m always looking for something new as in a species I’ve never photographed before.”

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