The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O N E W S
January 2005
Special Events You Won't Want to Miss...

IN THIS ISSUE:

December 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: JANICE BRAUD showed this beautiful picture during the members slide show at the Christmas party. What a delightful and relaxing slide presentation! Thank you Janice!!!!!

DECEMBER Activities

At our regular club meeting on Dec. 13, we had several members sharing some of their recent best images. Cheryl Stitzlein showed her excellent portrait prints, Cecilia García shared the "Mylar Technique" to make abstracts and showed her pictures from the colossal stones at Nemrut Park in Turkey, Janice and Nolan Braud gave us a spectacular flowers slide show with background music, Ying Huang took us to Norway with her beautiful pictures. Below "The Door" and "Hongsberg", and Debbie Alamilla presented her wonderful underwater work on a nice slide show with music.

Debbie Alamilla introduced the 2005 Board Officers: Cesar Vargas (president), Dave McConnachie (vice president/program chairman), Sue Wheatley (secretary/treasurer), Cheryl Stitzlein (membership chairman), Nalin Trivedi (activity chairman), C. García (publicity coordinator) and Debbie Alamilla (advisor). All of them will make the membership's vision come alive. Congratulations to our new team!

Also we had a member's evaluation of this year events. We shared our ideas for future activities, though, we will have a lot of success with our next year events. We enjoyed the Christmas Party and members brought a dessert, a salad, or a casserole to share.

 

JANUARY

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Wednesday, January 12 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

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

SPEAKER: Dave McConnachie will give a presentation on "Digital Workflow" Add a new dimension to your photographs! We will learn, step by step, how to take a picture, transfer it to the computer, work on it and print it!

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

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.

Time to pay your 2005 membership.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Through January 2nd, 2005 from 6 PM to 10 PM - Moody Gardens Festival of Lights Moody Gardens becomes a winter wonderland with more than a million lights & displays, along with local choirs & bands. Information: 1-800-582-4673

January 5, 2005

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

Houston Photo Contest: Deadline for postmarked entries is January 7, 2005. Submit your best from Houston. More info

January 8, 2005 Motor Spectacular Reliant Stadium with a dozen mammoth machines (towering over 12' tall weighing more than 10,000 pounds). No video cameras are allowed at this event, still cameras are welcome. Tickets available at ticketmaster

January 22 from 1-3 PM Digital Camera Exposed: This class will provide an instructive introduction to today's latest digital cameras. Bob Warren at HCP

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

January 29 Nikon School in Houston One more time Nikon School will be in Houston on January 29 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Houston Marriott West Loop, 1750 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027. The ideal starting point for new digital camera owners and anyone considering digital photography, Digital 101 introduces the basic techniques and terminology of this popular imaging format. More info if you are a WPC member contact C. García

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.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

February 4 Royal Boat Procession the Spirit of Texas Paddlewheeler leads the parade at 8 PM. in front of the Kemah Boardwalk as they throw beads to the outstretched hands of those desiring the plastic trinkets (281) 339-5566

February 5 Yachty Gras Night Boat Parade Boaters will cruise the Kemah Channel in their lavishly decorated boats and toss beads to Mardi Gras enthusiast frequenting the Kemah Boardwalk and Seabrook Restaurants. 281-615-6546

MARCH


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, March 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.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

March 1-20, 2005 Houston Stock Show & Rodeo at Reliant Center. 1 Reliant Park Kirby Drive and South Loop 610, Houston, TX 77054 832-667-1400

March 13 from 11:00am to 6:00pm St. Patrick Irish Festival
If you are looking to celebrate St. Patrick's Day early then this is the place!
34th & Broadway, Galveston, Texas 77550. More info 409-741-9838

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.

Canon EOS3 film camera for sale. Owned for a year and a half and only used twice. Perfect condition. This is a professional camera for someone ready to own a top-of-the-line camera. Paid $1,000 and will sell for $650.00 cash or check. Contact Kathy Adams Clark at 281-367-2042

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:

January 14 - February 6 - 2005 Print Auction Exhibition - HCP will host this exhibit featuring 117 nationally known photographers including some WPC presenters like Peter Brown and Early Hudnall. 2005 Print Auction Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 6 PM at SP Martel Auditorium, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, located at 3511 Yoakum.

February 25 - to April 3 - Authenticity of Memory: HCP presents Alternative Processes in the Main Gallery, guest curated by Clay Harmon. This group exhibition encompasses a variety of alternative photographic techniques.

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 - Nalin Trivedi
Presentations - Dave McConnachie
Other Activity - Sue Wheatley

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
- Cesar Vargas
Vice President - Dave McConnachie
Treasurer - Sue Wheatley

Field Activities - Nalin Trivedi

Hospitality - Cheryl Stitzlein

Newsletter -([email protected])
Advisory Committee - Debbie Alamilla


PARTING SHOT


"What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are."

-George Eastman

See you WEDNESDAY the 12th for our January 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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