The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O N E W S
SEPTEMBER 2003
Special Events You Won't Want to Miss...


IN THIS ISSUE….

SEPTEMBER 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): 
SPEED © Copyright 2003 George Carlson. All rights reserved.
(Apologies to George, because we had technical difficulties making his image show up on our home page last month. Check home page again for this image.) 


S E P T E M B E R



MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, September 8 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.
No mini-contest for this meeting

Joyce and Frank Burek from Sea Sports Scuba will present their exceptional audiovisual program on land and marine nature photography, called “Two Different Worlds

The Bureks are nature photographers who have been avidly pursuing their craft for over 35 years.  One of their primary interests is the marine environment, a major focus since they received their diving certifications in 1980.  From that time, they have together logged over 1,800 photographic dives and shot over 3,600 rolls of film underwater, using both Nikonos and Nikon-housed N90s camera systems.  They also augment their film photography with a Fuji S-2 digital camera.  All total, counting both land and marine photography, their slide collection is over 100,000 images.  

Their photos have appeared in aquarium exhibits, calendars, brochures, books, magazines, newspapers and posters with numerous publishers -- including Audubon Society, National Geographic Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. In 2000 they were recognized by NOAA with its "Environmental Hero Award" for their Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGNMS) photographic work.  Their work is featured in the current FGNMS brochure.

Joyce and Frank are authors and publishers of three computer-based marine identification products -- the Marine Life of the Flower Garden Banks NMS CD-ROM, Marine Life of the Bay Islands of Honduras CD-ROM, and the Marine Life of Indonesia featuring Wakatobi Marine Reserve.  

With “Two Different Worlds,” the Bureks explore the planet Earth in a scenic trip that compares and contrasts the wonders of our Planet Earth above and below the waves -- from mountains to prairies, forests to deserts, streams to oceans, lions to lionfish, the adventure continues.

FIELD TRIP  
Friday Evening, Sept. 12

Join us for a trip to downtown Houston for night life and dinner together. Come Monday night to our regular meeting to get the details.

TOWN CENTER PHOTO OP

The Woodlands' Town Center Improvement District wants our club members to create beautiful images of the Town Center area for them to publish (with credits) in brochures, post cards, calendars, posters, etc. Best pictures chosen will win cash awards. Look for guidelines coming soon.

SHOOT FOR THE FALL PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION
Professional Portfolios

Hope you're all busy shooting for this very special competition, in which your entries must be 3-5 matted and/or framed images that work together in a common theme.  Click here to see the competition rules and procedures.


O C T O B E R



MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, October 13 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

One of our talented members, Dot Mullinax, will present a fascinating slide show on TASMANIA.  The mini-contest will be your downtown photos from the September field trip.

FIELD TRIP:  
FALL COLORS AT LOST MAPLES

October 11 or 18

SIGN UP NOW for this special club trip to the Lost Maples park where the best leaf colors in Texas often appear, just a-hanging there waiting for us to capture those incredible images.

FALL PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Saturday, Oct. 25, 9:30-11 A.M.


Time to bring in your portfolios for our competition.
Click here
to see the competition rules and procedures.



NOVEMBER & DECEMBER



MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, November 10 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Cathy Adams Clark, one of our members and a professional photographer/instructor, will judge and critique all portfolio entries from our Fall Photo Show & Competition, with awards to be handed out following her critiques.  We always appreciate her sharp insights and constructive suggestions.  
No mini-contest that night.

PORTFOLIO ENTRIES PICKUP
Saturday, December 6 -- 9:30 to 11 A.M. at The Library

Please be sure to be there during that time period.  Any member portfolios that entrants don't pick up by 11 A.M. become an unfair burden on the contest comittee and will be given to our traveling member Roy Varner, who likes such things.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS PARTY
COMMUNITY SLIDE SHOW
To Be Announced


We're planning some great activity in December, including a big public slide show to showcase members' images and our promote our club to the entire greater-Woodlands community.
Stay tuned for more details next month.

NOTICES

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HELP US SHOOT OUR ACTIVITIES

We need club members who have digital cameras to volunteer to document our field trips and special events. Our friend John Masters has been providing digital images of our meeting presenters and other activities but could use some help.  If you are willing to help, please email this newsletter editor.

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 - Brenda Driscoll ([email protected])

Web Site, Newsletter - 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 for gallery help ([email protected]).

BOARD CONTACTS:

President / Activities
- Ron Bautsch ([email protected])
Website / Newsletter - Roy Varner ([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


Only a wise man could insult me,
and no wise man would.

William Hazlet

See you MONDAY the8TH for our September 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.