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

IN THIS ISSUE:

September 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):  NOLAN BRAUD WINNER OF THE MINI CONTEST with this delightful photo Yucca in White Sands at Sunset. Congratulations Nolan!

SEPTEMBER Activities

At our monthly meeting George Carlson, member of WPC, gave a presentation on "Matting & Mounting Pictures". Thank you George, for sharing your knowledge with the membership on how to mount and mat images . We enjoyed the workshop.

CAR CLUB CALENDAR PHOTO PROJECT

The Woodlands Car Club for 2005 calendar is ready!!!! 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!

OCTOBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, October 11 -6:30 to 9 PM

Jeff Penn, Nikon rep. for South Texas and Louisiana, will be our speaker. He will bring several of Nikon's digital cameras, as well as information on the D2X which will be available next year.

Time for new Board Members nominations. Elect 2005 Officers.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Will start at 6:45 PM

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

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:

Sep 1-Nov 30, 2004

Nikon Photo Contest International: Theme "At the heart of the Image", categories: Art/Documentary, Application period: Sep 1-Nov 30, 2004. More info at www.nikonimaging.com/global/activity/npci

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

 

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.

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.

NO MINI CONTEST

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

November 25

Uptown Tree Lighting Ceremony: When half a million holiday lights simultaneously iluminate 80 Christmas trees lining Post Oak Blvd., it signals the start of the season. Choirs, bands and fireworks show help stir up holiday spirit of Thanksgiving. The abundant decorations and lights on area skycrapers add to the dazzling display all season long (713 621 2011).

DECEMBER


MONTHLY MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY
Monday, December 13 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

At our regular club meeting on Dec. 13, several members will share some of their recent best images. We’re having our Christmas Party and ask all members to bring a dessert, a salad, or a casserole to share. Time to renew your 2005 membership.

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

December 4-5
Dickens on the Strand: A Victorian historic district is the setting for Galveston's signature seasonal event. Period entertainment, customed participants, horse-drawn parades and hearty British fare help create a delightful scene straight out of a Dickens novel (409 765 7834)

NOTICES

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LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Dot Mullinax is looking for a group of photographers to make a trip to Africa next Sep-Oct, 2005. The trip is called "Hluhluwe and Kruger". More info at www.saaholidays.net

CLASSIFIED ADS

Minolta equipment in excellent conditions, excellent price... for sale! Contact Colin Wilkinson for details.

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:

Sep 17- Oct 31st - 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

November 5 - Identifying Marks: Contemporary Portraits. Houston Center for Photography through December 19.

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.


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


"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


See you MONDAY the 11th for our October 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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