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

IN THIS ISSUE:

August 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):  STEVE RUTLEDGE WINNER OF THE MINI CONTEST with this great picture taken at Detroit Airport Terminal. Steve, welcome to WPC.

AUGUST Activities
Black & White PRESENTATION

Ray Carrington gave a presentation on "Black and White Photography". We learned how to take Black and White pictures, an artistic different perspective. We enjoyed the B&W prints taken by Ray and his students at Jack Yates High School. Thank you Ray, for sharing these beautiful images with the membership.

Special thanks to Bob Bierman and Josef Herz for the refreshments.

CAR CLUB CALENDAR PHOTO PROJECT

During three weekends at the Town Center Area, we were taking car pictures from The Woodlands Car Club for 2005 calendar. We had a great time and a challenging workshop taking these car photographs. Thanks to Debbie Alamilla, Janice & Nolan Braud, Brenda Driscoll, Fernando & Cecilia García, Dave McConnachie, Dot Mullinax, and Steve Rutledge for participating in this project. Congratulations on a terrific job!

SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Wednesday, September 15 -6:30 to 9 PM

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 responsibility 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
Monday, October 11 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Time for new Board Members nominations. Elect 2005 Officers.

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

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

FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION
Saturday, October 30 --9:30-11:00 AM

SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO -- Saturday, October 30, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM
Time to submit your pictures for our Fall competition. We need volunteers to help receive and hang entries. Click here to see the competition rules and procedures. Print ENTRY FORM

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

October 16-17

Wings Over Houston Airshow: 20th annual Wings Over Houston Airshow! The USAF Thunderbirds will thrill you with their close formations, tight turns, and solo head-on passes. www.wingsoverhouston.com

NOVEMBER


FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION

ATTEND THE JUDGING -- Monday, November 8, at 7:00 PM for critique/awards presentation.

PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES -- Saturday, November 20, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

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

At our regular club meeting on Nov. 8, awards will be presented and our photo judges Hal Power (Former NY commercial photographer) and Jim Godbold (Former National Geographic director of photography) will critique our portfolio submissions.

NO MINI CONTEST

FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION

ATTEND THE JUDGING -- Monday, November 8, at 7:00 PM for critique/awards presentation.

PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES -- Saturday, November 20, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

November 20 --6:00-10 PM

Festival of Lights: Moody Gardens will be adorned with more than a million twinkling lights. In additions to admiring the lights, guests can listen to holiday performances by local bands and choirs. 800-582-4673 www.moodygardens.com

NOTICES

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LOCAL EXHIBITS:

Seeing the work of other artists and photographers can give new insights and ideas for our own work. Check out the following local exhibits:

September 11 - Messing With Texas, Lurking in Cuba. Photography by Roy Cullen, Redbug Gallery through September 17.

September 17 - Truth Matters: The Meaning of Objects. Houston Center for Photography through October 31.

October 9 - Dahomey 1967: Photographs by Irving Penn. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through Jan. 9

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.

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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


"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."
-Kahlil Gibran


See you WEDNESDAY the 15th for our September 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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