The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O N E W S
January 2004
Special Events You Won't Want to Miss...


IN THIS ISSUE….

FEBRUARY 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): 
Niagara Falls © Copyright 2003 Barbara Edmondson.
All rights reserved.

FEBRUARY

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
-- WEDNESDAY, February 11 from 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Please note our next meeting will be on WEDNESDAY instead of Monday night.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2004

We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2004 Debbie Alamilla, Gene Foglietta, Marty Phelix
and Bill Wright. They will participate in planning and organizing club activities for this year.

MARCH

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, March 8 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Speaker to be announced. Details coming.
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FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED


BE PREPARED FOR SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Time to start working on your pictures for our Spring competition. We need volunteers to help receive and hang entries. Click here to see the competition rules and procedures.

APRIL


SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED



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


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


GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT

"You cannot make a poorly exposed, outof-focus image into a great print, regardless of what you do. Photoshop is not a cureall for bad photo technique. Use the best lens you have, the heaviest tripod you own, the sharpest film available. Pick a sharp, properly exposed image and then work it into the digital darkroom to make your best picture."
John Shaw Photography

See you WEDNESDAY the 11th for our February 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 2004 The Woodlands Photography Club. All rights reserved.