The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O N E W S
February 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

ARMADILLO PHOTO SUPPLY DIGITAL WORKSHOP
-- SATURDAY, February 28 from 9AM to 1 P.M.


Bring some slides, film, digital pictures on CD, or your digital camera, and practice different ways to make a print. No fee but space is limited, Please contact C. Garcia for details.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2004

We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2004 Debbie Alamilla (President), Bill Wright (Vice President), Marty Phelix (Treasurer), Gene Foglietta (Activities Chairman), Carolyn Kosclskey (Hospitality) and Roddy Rodriguez (Hospitality), Advisors: Ron Bautsch, Brenda Driscoll, Cecilia García and Roy Varner. 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.

Byron Willis will give us a hands on presentation on "Professional Set of Lights and Backgounds". . This is a "hand-on" workshop, so bring your cameras - we'll have a model available and Byron's professional lighting equipment.

MINI CONTEST: Bring any two images for the mini-contest.

FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED


BE PREPARED FOR SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION
CATEGORIES: Action, Nature, People, Open

Rules are now available - so let's get shooting! 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


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, April 12 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Richard Underwood, a former NASA Technichal Monitor for all their photographic experiments, will give a presentation on "Photography Journey to the Moon."

MINI CONTEST: Bring any two images for the mini-contest.

SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

CATEGORIES: Action, Nature, People, Open

Entry Submission: Saturday, May 1st. from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

Judging: Monday, May 10, just prior the meeting. Awards will be presented during the meeting

Take down and entry pick up: Monday, June 14, during the monthly meeting

SPORTS PHOTO WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 3, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Sports photo workshop with Mark Rolland. Sat., April 3, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Texas World Speedway, College Station
Workshop will be taught by Mark Rolland, our February guest presenter. Fee is only $50 per person. Subject will be NASCAR racing. We will have the opportunity to take pictures from Sports Cars race in action. Room is limited. For more info contact
C. Garcia

EARTH DAY Celebration

Saturday, April 3, from 9 AM to 2 PM.

At the Alden Bridge Village Center. Our club will have a table there, so please sign up to help us greet people (we always get a bunch of new members from this event).

NOTICES

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PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY AT PHOTOSOURCE

George Carlson is the featured photographer at Photosource this month. They will be displaying 5 prints from his portfolio called "Working in the Dark". There are examples of table top work. Gerorge's "Wine and Glass" is part of the portfolio. The photos will be on display through the month of March.

MAY ADVENTURE BEING PLANNED

Ken Means is organizing a great field trip to the Paria Plateau in northern Arizona (north of the Grand Canyon) for the second week in May. The group will photograph the famous windcarved rocks there, the dramatic Antelope Canyon, and perhaps Lake Powell from a houseboat, among other adventures. Probably about a 6-day trip total. Anyone interested should contact him directly: [email protected]


HELP US SHOOT OUR ACTIVITIES

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

CLASSIFIED ADS


PHOTOSHOP 7.0 for sale.
Please contact R. Bautsch for details.

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 - Gene Foglietta
Presentations - Bill Wright
Other Activity - Marty Phelix

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/person or $30/couple per year (worth getting married for!).

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
- Debbie Alamilla
Vice President - Bill Wright
Treasurer - Marty Phelix

Field Activities - Gene Foglietta

Hospitality - Carolyn Kosklskey & Roddy Rodriguez

Newsletter -([email protected])
Advisory Committee - Ron Bautsch, Brenda Driscoll, Cecilia Garcia


PARTING SHOT


GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT

"You cannot make a poorly exposed, out of-focus image into a great print, regardless of what you do. Photoshop is not a cure all 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 MONDAY the 8th for our March 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.


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