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

IN THIS ISSUE:

October 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 at the top:  NOLAN BRAUD sold this beautiful picture. He was the Featured Photographer with a display of five items being shown at Photosource on Louetta.

NOVEMBER Activities

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

Special Thanks to Diana Walker and Janice Braud for the snacks and refreshments they provided for the meeting.

WINNERS AT FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION

1st. Place John Lynx , 2nd Place George Carlson, 3rd. Place Marty Phelix, Honorable Mention Janice Braud. Individual pictures awards went to: Best of Show: G. Carlson, Honorable Mentions: Janice Braud, Nolan Braud (2), Brenda Driscoll, Barbara Edmondson (2), Ale García and Dot Mullinax. Members Favorite Portfolio: John Lynx. Congratulations to all of you, you did an excellent job. You made us all look good.

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, if you want to share pictures contact Debbie. Membership evaluation of this year events. Bring your fresh ideas to the table though we will have a lot of success with our next year events. 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)

JANUARY

Wednesday, January 12 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

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

NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2005

We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2005
They will participate in planning and organizing club activities for this year.

At our regular club meeting the board officers will present 2005 events plan.

Time to pay your 2005 membership.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Bring your slides to share with the group. We have 15 minutes to share pictures.

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

January 5, 2005

Experience Your America contest: Deadline for entries is January 5, 2005. Pick out your best National Park photo. more info

January 22-23 Digital Weekend
Rocky Mountain School of Photography: Digital Photo Weekend in Austin TX. All new content to keep up with ever-changing digital technology more details . Special discount for WPC members contact C. Garcia

FEBRUARY


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, February 14 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Speaker to be announced. Details coming. .

FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Time to pay your 2005 membership.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Bring your slides to share with the group. We have 15 minutes to share pictures.

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

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", 11 days/8 nights. More info

Kevin Palmer is looking for a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II for sale

CLASSIFIED ADS

Minolta equipment in excellent condition, 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:

November 1-Dec. 30, 2004 -

Anne Frank: A private Photo Album at the Holocaust Museum Houston, from 9 AM - 5 PM 713 942 8000

November 5-Dec. 19, 2004

Houston Center for Photography Exhibit: Identifying Marks (contemporary portraits) Pretty (by Randy West) Arctic (by Linda Walsh). Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 5 from 6-8PM, Gallery Talks: Saturday, Nov 6 at 1PM. HCP 1441 W Alabama, Houston, TX Phone# 713 549 4755

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 García


PARTING SHOT


"A good photograph will make an uncommonly good image of common subjects."
-Anonymous

See you MONDAY the 13th for our December 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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