The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O G R A P H Y
NEWS for MAY 2003
Thrills you won't want to miss...


IN THIS ISSUE….

      JUNE Activities....JULY Activities....What's Ahead
      ....Member Notices....About Our Club....Parting Shot

Visit our club web sitewww.WoodlandsPhoto.org — for the latest in activity, images, galleries, and other things of interest to those who love photography.

Photo of the Month (at top):  Best of Show Winner © Copyright 2003 Cathy Evans, all rights reserved.  

J U N E


HOT SUMMER PRINT SALE AT HCP

Saturday, June 7 -- 10 A.M. to 6P.M.
1441 W. Alabama

Ten of our club members are showing their pints at the Houston Center for Photography annual print sale. Come see their work and support their efforts -- and meet many other photographers in the Houston area. This is a fun and enriching day of mixing, making friends, learning what people like so your photos will sell better in the future, and letting people citywide know about our club.

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, June 9 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M.

A special presentation by Jim McCary from the Humble Camera Club. He will share his special slides from a trip to Mt. Kilamanjaro and bring some digital cameras for a lively discussion on going digital, a topic to prepare us for our June Field Trip (see below). Bring your Strawberry festival images to share as well.

FIELD TRIP:  TRY OUT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, June 14 -- 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.
The Woodlands Information Center

We're gathering up a few professional digital cameras for members to use on this field trip, a terrific hands-on opportunity to try using digital cameras and get to know the world of digital photography. John Masters, a club member who is adept at this technology and good at explaining things, will give us a mini-workshop on tricks of the digital trade.  We meet at The Woodlands Information Center for his overview and shooting, and then go to John's house near the TPC to check images on his calibrated monitor and learn the back half of the digital work.



J U L Y


INSTEAD OF OUR JULY MONTHLY MEETING:
SUMMER PICNIC AND MEMBER SLIDE SHOW

Saturday, July 19 -- 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.
Shadowbend Park, The Woodlands
Members' families are most welcome -- R.S.V.P.

Instead of our regular meeting at the Library, we're planning a terrific summer evening of park fun, a picnic cookout (fajitas and drinks catered, other food brought by members), swimming for the kids with a lifeguard present, and about 90 minutes of members' favorite slides -- the cream of the crop. Those interested in showing slides should contact a board member at the next meeting to get on the list. We can probably accommodate about 25 members this way. Members' families and significant others are most welcome to come enjoy the park activities, pool, food, and slides. We will send a special email invitation to you with all the details of this great event.



&   B E Y O N D



AUGUST & BEYOND

Keep an eye out for notices in this monthly newsletter about great activities each month for our Photo Club.  These are some things we have planned, in addition to our regular monthly meetings and presentations:

Hummingbird presentation (how to freeze their wings)
• Rockport Hummingbird Festival & Field Trip (Fall)
• October North American Nature Photographers Association
        (NANPA) meeting in McAllen
• Fall Photo Competition and Show
• November Lost Maples field trip
• December Club Christmas Slide Show & Presentation
   for The Woodlands Community


NOTICES

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HELP US SHOOT OUR MEETINGS

We need club members who have digital cameras to form a team to take some pictures of our presenters and activity at our monthly meetings for use on our web site. If you are willing to help, please contact any board member. Many thanks to John Masters for the images of our presenters at our club meetings -- see home page of our web site for the latest presenter.

CLASSIFIED ADS

• Anything to sell?
• Looking for specific camera gear?
• Need a buddy to go off on a special photo shoot?


Send in your classifieds and we'll publish them in this newsletter.


YOUR GALLERY AWAITS YOU

Each member of our club gets a free online gallery of your favorite images. For details on how to get yours set up, contact Nolan Braud ([email protected])

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS!

Help us continue to have the most interesting and informative activities by sharing your ideas for the best experiences you've had. Email your ideas for each activity below to the club officer in charge of that activity:

Field Trips—Ken Means ([email protected])
Presentations —Ron Bautsch ([email protected])
Other Activity —Roy Varner ([email protected])



ABOUT OUR CLUB


The Woodlands Photography Club is an organization formed to support area photographers of all ages, skill levels, and interests to advance in their ability to create truly satisfying images. In the process, we all become great friends, enjoy field trips and outings together, and learn from each other.

MEETINGS.
 We meet on the second Monday of every month from 6:30 to 9 P.M. at the Libray just west of The Woodlands Pavillion (The Montgomery County South Branch Library
at 2101 Lake Robbins Dr.) in the meeting room immediately to your left as you enter the front doors. Visitors and the curious are always most welcome!

MEMBERSHIP. Anyone interested in photography, no matter what your age or level of experience (professional, amateur, or wannabe), is most welcome to join our club. Membership is a measly $15/yearthat's a mere $1.25/month, less than a cup of coffee! Membership is half-price for young people up to age 18.

NEWSLETTER. Our monthly online newsletter goes out around the first of each month (you are reading the current issue).  We keep all back issues archived on our club website.

MEMBER GALLERIES. Each member can have a gallery of his or her best images online. Contact Nolan Braud ([email protected]) for help.

BOARD CONTACTS:

Pres / News / Website
– 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 ([email protected]), Janice Braud ([email protected]), Cathy Evans ([email protected]), Dot Mullinax ([email protected])


PARTING SHOT


I'm quite impressed with the quality of images in this show
(Spring Competition of The Woodlands Photography Club).  Some are quite extraordinary.

Peter Brown, Judge, Rice University Photography Professor

See you MONDAY the 9th at our June Meeting!
TTFN

P.S. -- Check out our club web site often.
We will update it with new monthly content, photos,
member galleries, and the latest list of events
of interest to photographers.


© Copyright 2003 The Woodlands Photography Club. All rights reserved.