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


IN THIS ISSUE….

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


Visit our club web site www.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): 
Niagra Falls © Copyright 2003 Barbara Edmondson.
All rights reserved.

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.  No mini-contest.

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


Time to bring in your portfolios for our competition. We need volunteers to help receive and hang entries. Please mark your entries A through E to indicate the sequence. Click here to see the competition rules and procedures.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED FOR 2004

Interested in serving on the Photo Club board? Contact any current board member if you are willing to participate in planning and organizing club activities for next year.

N O V E M B E R


"UNDERSTANDING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY" Seminars
Wed-Thurs, November 5-6

Palm Beach Photographic Center is sponsoring this seminar
at the Radisson Hotel. Pre-register $90 or $100 at the door,
per day (10% discount from those prices for our club members). For more info check www.workshop.org or call Paul at 561-276-9797. Email Cecy Garcia for the code to get the discount.

FIELD TRIP:  
FALL COLORS AT LOST MAPLES

November 7-8 or 8-9

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.


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.

DECEMBER



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.

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

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

CHRISTMAS PARTY! Details coming. Also new board members for 2004 will be presented to the membership.
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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

Colin Wilkinson, a member of our club, has a bunch of Minolta cameras, lenses, and equipment for sale -- including a Minolta X700 package, Maxxum 7000i body, and other gear, plus a Canon G1 digital camera kit. Contact him here: [email protected].


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 $20/year per person, or $30 per couple (worth getting married for!). Also special discount for teenagers.

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


Four-fifths of photographers polled said they have switched
to digital camera bodies or would be switching to one within
2 years. Camera store managers predict the shift will take
place in less time than that. Over 85% of photographers
polled said they couldn not afford to make the change
any time soon.

Internet Research

See you MONDAY the 13th for our October 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.