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

IN THIS ISSUE:

July 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):  BILL WRIGHT WINNER OF THE MINI CONTEST with this great picture taken of the ship used in the movie "The Bounty" when the ship sailed into San Francisco.

JULY Activities
STEREOPHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION

Dorothy Mladenka gave a presentation on Stereophotography, "How to take 3D pictures with your SLR Camera" Adding a new dimension to our photographs! We learned how to take stereo pictures with one camera, negative film, slide film or digital. We enjoyed the 3D slide show night on July 12. Thank you Dorothy and David Williams, for sharing your beautiful photographs with the membership.

Special thanks to Ron Bautsch and Cheryl Stitzlein for the refreshments.

DOWNTOWN FIELDTRIP

On July 17, WPC had a nice time taking architectural pictures in Downtown Houston. Thank you, Gene, for your efforts to make this happen.

AUGUST

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, August 9 -6:30 to 9 PM

Ray Carrington will give a presentation on "Black and White Photography". We will learn how to take Black and White pictures, an artistic different perspective.

MINI CONTEST: Bring any two images for the mini-contest. Judging will start at 6:30 PM.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: will start at 6:45 PM.

FIELDTRIP PROJECT: Early August, two-three weekends at the Town Center Area, taking car pictures for 2005 calendar. Great photo opportunity. For more info contact C. García

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

August 27/28/29

Ballunar Liftoff: Johnson Space Center to present this whimsical summer tradition involving a platoon of more than 100 hot air balloons. www.ballunarfestival.com

 

SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Wednesday, September 15 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

NOTE: This meeting will be on WEDNESDAY night. George Carlson, member of WPC, will give a presentation on "Matting & Mounting Pictures"

MINI CONTEST: Bring any two images for the mini-contest. Judging will start at 6:30 PM.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: will start at 6:45 PM.

BE PREPARED FOR FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

September 9-13

Big Bend Photo Workshop: Landscapes in the Chihuahuan Desert, blooming cactus, insects, birds, and night sky. Kathy Adams Clark will lead the trip. Cost $320 with van transportation, or $135 using your own transportation. Lodging, meals and incidentals are the responsability of the participant. More info email [email protected]

September 11

Fiestas Patrias: Fiestas Patrias Latin America Parade in Downtown, starting point Texas & Crawford. For more info call 713-926-2636

 

OCTOBER


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Wednesday, September 15 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

TBA

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

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: will start at 6:45 PM.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

October 8-10

Greek Festival: OPA! Greek culture and traditions at the streets surrounding Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Lively music and colorful dancers in authentic costumes entertain visitors while they sample spicy homemade dishes and pastries. www.greekfestival.org (713 526 5377)

October 15-17

Festa Italiana: Artisans and performers help transform University of St. Thomas Gerabek Scanlon Hall into a piazza brimming with music, food and wine of Italy. www.houstonitaliancenter.com

 

NOTICES

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

Congratulations to Cecilia García for winning the June Porter's/Tamron Calendar Photo Contest! Porter's and Tamron are jointly sponsoring this monthly photo contest on Porter's Web site. Each month of the year, there is a theme or topic for the contest entries. The winning entry each month will be posted on the site as a monthly calendar PDF, suitable for downloading and printing. Don't delay, send your best shot and you might be a winner! To see the contest entries, subject themes, prizes and other information and to enter, visit http://www.porters.com

TEXAS BACKROADS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

The July 24th opening of the Texas Backroads exhibition was a grand success, over 200 people attended. Congratulations to WPC members George and Susan Carlson, Janice and Nolan Braud, Gene Foglietta, Dot Mullinax, Marty Phelix and Maria Leyva as well as the other photographers whose works are displayed. This wonderful exhibit which will be on display until August 21, at Da Vinci's, 315 W Main Street, Tomball, TX . Don't miss it!

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




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 - [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 Library just west of The Woodlands Pavilion(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 week 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


"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation".
ANSEL ADAMS

See you MONDAY the 9th for our August Meeting!
TTFN

PS -- 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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