The Woodlands Photography Club

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P H O T O  N E W S   January 2002

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In this issue….

*  JANUARY ACTIVITIES          

*  WHAT’S AHEAD FOR 2003

*  NOTICES

*  ABOUT OUR CLUB

*  PARTING SHOTS

 

 

=====  JANUARY ACTIVITY  ========================

 

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

and will be hosting a photo darkroom workshop for us in March.

ALSO:  The mini-contest is on REFLECTIONS and MARSHES.

NOTE:  Please bring your $15 dues for 2003 to Monday’s meeting.

Paid members may enter the club’s spring and fall competitions

and attend our field trips. 

 

PERSONAL SHOOTING

For Photo Competition in April

We have three months to shoot new images for the Spring Photo

Competition and Show in late April, as well as for the club’s planned

group entry in the FotoFest contest (see below).  Last fall’s prizes were

really nice, so we have some incentives.  You will want to start now

to shoot for the new categories for this show:  WATER, PATTERNS

& TEXTURES, TELL A STORY, EFFECTIVE USE OF COLOR, and

OPEN CATEGORY (any shot that doesn’t fit otherwise).  Each of the

Categories will have color and black-and-white divisions.  There will

also be a separate competition for non-members, including students,

in all these categories.  Get all the details at Monday’s meeting.

 

JOHN SHAW SEMINAR – AUSTIN

Saturday/Sunday, January 18-19

Rumor has it that this seminar is sold out.

 

FOTOFEST ENTRY PLANNING MEETING

Saturday, January 25

Our club has the opportunity to submit a group entry of at least

20 photos for the FotoFest contest with the theme, “Water in the

Urban Environment.”  Those interested in shooting during the next

three months toward this project should contact Dot Mullinax at

[email protected].  This meeting may include scouting

locations around Houston for future field trips to shoot for this

contest.  The same images can be submitted for our club’s own

spring contest as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

=====  WHAT’S AHEAD FOR 2003  ==================

 

Here’s a glimpse of scheduled events for the rest of the year.

Please send your ideas for field trips, presenters, and other

activity of interest to Roy Varner ([email protected]) or

Ron Bautsch ([email protected]).

 

 

F  E  B  R  U  A  R  Y

 

NIKON PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS

February 1 – Beginners to Advanced Amateurs ($90)

February 2 – Same program repeated

 

MARK ROWLAND WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 2, 1-6 P.M.

Tentative workshop if enough members are interested.  Mark spoke

to our club last fall and offered to teach a workshop on portraits in

his Katy studio.  All those interested please email  Ron Bautsch

([email protected]).

 

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, February 10 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M

Presentation by Odin Clay, a judge for our last photo competition,

on “Seeing” better as photographers.  Mini-contest themes

are RED and FEATHERS.  

 

CLUB FIELD TRIP

Saturday, February 22

Here’s an opportunity to get some new images for either the

FotoFest contest or our upcoming Spring Photo Competition

and Show.  The subject:  WATER.  For more details, contact

Ken Means ([email protected]).

 

SIGN-UP DEADLINE

Friday, February 28

Deadline for signing up for the March club field trip to the

Wilson White Tail Ranch.  Contact Cathy Evans for more

information ([email protected]).

 

M  A  R  C  H

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PHOTO FESTIVAL

Sat/Sun, March 8-9

Photo classes in this area, sponsored by the Rocky

Mountain School of Photography.  More info available

from Ron Bautsch ([email protected]).

 

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.  

 

FIELD TRIP – WILSON WHITE TAIL RANCH, Sabinal TX

Friday March 21 through Sunday March 23

Our club is invited to this private ranch for a photography

weekend, including photo blinds and lots of wildlife.  We are

getting special access to this exclusive location, thanks to

Cathy Evans.  Sign up at the January meeting if you are

Interested.  (Event was rescheduled from February).

 

CLUB FIELD TRIP

Saturday March 1

Those who don’t plan to attend the Wilson White Tail Ranch

Outing will have a local-area field trip (to be announced).

Another opportunity to shoot for the April competitions!

 

NIKON PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS

March 29 – Beginners’ “Digital 101” -- $90

March 30 – Advanced Digital Workflow -- $140

 

A  P  R  I  L

 

EARTH DAY BOOTH

Saturday, April 5

Our club again will have a booth at this festival to celebrate

Earth Day, held in the Grogan’s Mill shopping center lot.

We often get new members to sign up after visiting with us

at the booth.

 

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, March 10 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M

Special presentation (to be announced).  Mini-contest theme

is WILDFLOWERS.  

 

FOTOFEST CONTEST DEADLINE

Late April

The deadline to enter this contest is late April, even though the

contest winners will be announced in 2004. 

 

SOUTHWEST FIELD TRIP (Tentative)

5 days in mid-April

Ken Means and Roy Varner are trying to work up a special trip

to Arizona/Utah for three unique opportunities:  Antelope Canyon,

Lake Powell via houseboat, and Pariah Canyon.  All offer some

of the most spectacular southwest scenery and photo opps.

More info to come, if it all works out (two locations require special

permits and limit the number of people there each day).

 

SPRING PHOTO COMPETITION

Entries due April 26, 10-11:30 A.M.

Entries will be displayed at the library for two weeks.  Judging will

be May 12.  Lotsa great prizes await numerous winners….

 

 

MAY THROUGH DECEMBER CLUB ACTIVITIES:

 

Regular monthly meetings and presentations

Monthly field trips

Rockport Hummingbird Festival & Field Trip

July Ireland trip with Kathy Adams Clark

September Big Bend trip with Kathy Adams Clark

October North American Nature Photographers Association

     (NANPA) meeting in McAllen

Fall Photo Competition and Show

November New Zealand trip with Kathy Adams Clark

November Lost Maples field trip

December club Christmas party

  

 

===== NOTICES ===================================

 

FIELD TRIP IDEAS

Here are some of the trips we plan for the club this year:

 

§   “Water in the Urban Environment” for FotoFest and Spring Show

§   Cockrell Butterfly Center (very popular trip each year)

§   Rockport Hummingbird Festival

§   Woodlands Area Photo Scavenger Hunt

§   Woodlands Area framing/matting workshop at a frame store

 

WHAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE?  We need your ideas on where

you would like to go to shoot some images with your fellow club

photographers.  Email any and all of your ideas to Ken Means

([email protected]). 

 

 

THANKS, PHIL GRAYSON!

Special thanks go to club member Phil Grayson, who alone

Represented the club at First Night festivities and took some great

Shots of the activity and people.  You can see some here:

http://www.sbug.com.  Click the icon in the lower left, scroll to

First Night, and use the password “Smile.”  Then browse away.

Rolls 6 and 7 are the fireworks.  Nice going, Phil!

 

THANKS, STEVE NILES!

Also special thanks to club member Steve Niles, who has been our

Webmaster for the club web site.  We’re letting him out of that duty

to attend to the rest of his life (you mean, some members actually

have a life?).  Thanks, Steve, for your hard work on the site.

 

 

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

 

The Woodlands Photography Club meets every single month

on the second Monday from 6:30 to 9 P.M. at the Montgomery

County South Branch Library (west of The Woodlands Pavillion),

At 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 up to age 18 is $7.50/year, half price. 

 

Our monthly newsletter goes out around the first week of each

month with all the upcoming activities and contacts.

 

Our club web site is at this address:

 

http://www.WoodlandsPhoto.org

 

Each member can have a gallery of his or her images online.

Contact Nolan Braud ([email protected]) for help.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the people in charge of various activities of the club.

You’re welcome to contact any of them with your questions.

 

2003 Board Contacts  ([email protected])

President/News – Roy Varner ([email protected])

VP/Programs – Ron Bautsch ([email protected])

Treasurer – Brenda Driscoll ([email protected])

Field Activities – Ken Means ([email protected])

Advisory Committee – Cecilia Garcia, Janice Braud,

Cathy Evans, Dot Mullinax

 

 

===== PARTING SHOT =================================

 

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act,

but a habit.

    -- Aristotle

 

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See you MONDAY at our Monthly Meeting!

 

TTFN