The Woodlands Photography Club
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P H O T O  N E W S   December 2002
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IN THIS ISSUE:
èDecember Activity
….Monthly Meeting & Presentation
èWhat’s Ahead for 2003
èNovember Review
èAbout Our Club
èParting Shots

===== DECEMBER ACTIVITY ======================

MONTHLY MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday, December 9 --  6:30 to 8:45 P.M.
Ron Bautsch will present his images from Acadia National Park
in Maine from his recent trip.  Several other members will share some
of their recent best images.  We’re having the main dish catered
and ask all members to bring a dessert, a salad, or a casserole
to share.  Then we’ll pass out some great door prizes from Darrell
Gulin, George Lepp, and Houston-area photo businesses.  Please
bring dues for 2003 club membership.

FIELD TRIP TO KEMAH  BOAT LIGHTS AT NIGHT
Saturday, December 14  4 P.M.
Join club members for a fund (and delicious) outing to practice
photographing the boat parade.  Contact Ken Means for more info.

SPECIAL PHOTO OPP -- AT FIRST NIGHT
New Year’s Eve
Our club members have been invited to photograph activities at
The Woodlands’ special New Year’s Eve Festival at The Pavillion.
Sign up by the December meeting if you want a special pass to
capture up-close-and-personal images of the revelry in this unique
opportunity to get behind the scenes.  The best images will be
published in local publications.
 

=====  WHAT’S AHEAD NEXT QUARTER =============

J A N U A R Y

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, January 13 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M
Special presentation by Don Koonze:   “An Overview on Photoshop
for Photographers.”  Don is a professional Instructor in Graphic Arts.
Don will be hosting a photo darkroom workshop for us in March.

JOHN SHAW SEMINAR  AUSTIN
Saturday/Sunday, January 18-19
Get two days with the master in this rare appearance by John Shaw
(he comes to Texas only once or twice a year).  More info will be
forthcoming in future newsletters.
 

FIELD TRIP  WILSON WHITE TAIL RANCH, Sabinal TX
Friday February 28 through Sunday March 2
Our club is invited to this private ranch for a photography
weekend, including photo blinds and lots of wildlife.
Sign up at the December meeting if you’re interested.

F E B R U A R Y

NIKON PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS
February 1  Beginners to Advanced Amateurs ($90)
February 2  Same program repeated

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, February 10 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M
Special presentation (to be announced).  Mini-contest themes
are RED and FEATHERS.

M A R C H

NIKON PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS
March 29  Beginners’ “Digital 101” -- $90
March 30  Advanced Digital Workflow -- $140

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, March 10 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M
Special presentation (to be announced).  Mini-contest themes
are RED and FEATHERS.

A P R I L

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, March 10 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M
Special presentation (to be announced).  Mini-contest themes
are BOATS, LIGHTS, and WATER.

FOTOFEST CONTEST  “WATER” THEME
The deadline to enter this contest is late April, even though the
contest winners will be announced in 2004.  More later.

OUR SPRING PHOTO COMPETITION
Submit entries on April 26.  Judging will be May 12.
 

===== NOVEMBER  REVIEW =============================

Fall Photo Show & Competition
WOW!  What a room full of great photos from our Club members
for this fall’s photo competition!  The winning entries (judged by our
panel of guest judges Odin Clay, Alan Montgomery, Priscilla Beverly)
were outstanding.  Grand winners:  Jonathan Harper, Brenda Driscoll,
and Janice Braud  see their winning shots on our club web site.

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
TUESDAY November 12  6:30 to 8:45 P.M.
We met on Tuesday this month because Monday was Veteran’s
Day and the library was closed. Judges Odin Clay and Alan
Montgomery critiqued the winners and gave us all some great
Ideas for the next competition in the spring.
 

===== ABOUT OUR CLUB ===========================

The Woodlands Photography Club meets on the second Monday
of each month from 6:30 to 9 P.M. at the Montgomery County
South Branch Library (just west of The Woodlands Pavillion),
2101 Lake Robbins Dr.

We usually get together in the meeting room immediately to the left
as you enter the front doors.  Visitors and the curious are always
most welcome!  Anyone interested in photography, no matter what
your level of experience (professional, amateur, or wannabe), is very
welcome to join our club.  Membership is a measly $15 per year
we’re talkin’ only $1.25/month  a real bargain!)  Membership for
young people under age 18 is free.

2002 Board Contacts:  ([email protected])
Treasurer / Secretary  Janice Braud ([email protected] )
V.P. / Programs Cathy Evans ([email protected])
Activities  Dot Mullinax ([email protected] )
Newsletter - Roy Varner ([email protected])
Web Site  Steve Niles ([email protected])

2003 Board Contacts

President/News  Roy Varner ([email protected])
VP/Programs  Ron Bautsch ([email protected])
Treasurer  Brenda Driscoll ([email protected])
Field Activities  Ken Means ([email protected])
Webmaster  Steve Niles ([email protected])
Advisory Committee  Cecilia Garcia, Janice Braud,
Cathy Evans, Dot Mullinax
 

===== PARTING SHOTS ================================

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a team, call it a family.
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
      -- Jane Howard

Anybody who is any good is different from anybody else.
      -- Felix Frankfurter

Education is when you read the fine print.  Experience is
what you get if you don’t.
      -- Pete Seeger

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See you MONDAY, December 9 at our Monthly Meeting
and Christmas Party!