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

IN THIS ISSUE:

January 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: 
Ying Huang showed this beautiful picture during the members slide show at the Christmas party. She took us to Norway with her beautiful picture "The Door" Thank you Ying!!!!!

JANUARY Activities

At our regular club meeting on Jan. 12, Dave McConnachie gave a presentation on "Digital Workflow" Added a new dimension to our photographs! We learned, step by step, how to take a picture, transfer it to the computer, work on it and print it! Excellent job, Dave. We want you back soon with more information.

At the meeting the board officers presented 2005 activities plan. And we heard the Treasurer report.

Special Thanks to Cheryl Stitzlein for the snacks and refreshments she kindly provided for the meeting.

CALL for Logo Contest for the WPC logo. Please turn in your designs. The deadline will be March 14. Membership vote will decide the final design.

FEBRUARY

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

SPEAKER: Joel Barr, professor of Photography since 1980, who holds Master degrees in Technology and Photography will give a presentation on "Basic Building Blocks on Photography" Be creative with your photographs!

FIELD TRIP:  
Saturday, February 19 -- 8 AM to noon

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center
(713) 639-4629
. More info

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. Remember that if you are a paid member you can have your gallery at our website for free.

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: Priscilla Beverly. She has been Wedding and Portrait Photography for 25 years and has been the winner of the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award.

FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

BE PREPARED FOR SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

Rules are now available - so let's get shooting! Time to start working on your pictures for our Spring competition. We need volunteers to help receive and hang entries. Click here to see the competition rules and procedures.

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 11:00 am to 6:00 pm 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

APRIL


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

Speaker to be announced. Details coming. .

FIELD TRIP:  
Saturday, April 16 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

SCAVENGER HUNT at Old Spring Town

SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Entry Submission: Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

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:

April 2, 2005 EARTH DAY in The Woodlands from 9 AM to 2 PM

April 2-3, 2005 Houston Children's Festival at Downtown, Houston. From 10 AM to 6:30 PM. Kids are part of people, too and fun to photograph. The festival is spread out downtown through Sam Houston Park, Tranquility Park and City Hall, with the usual compliment of games, rides, music and entertainment 713 529 1396

April 23-24, & April 30, May 1st, 2005 International Festival
Foreign lands are celebrated,
spotlighting India. Children, Festival, Multicultural, Music, Parade. More info 713 654 8808

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

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:

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

Hospitality - Cheryl Stitzlein

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

PARTING SHOT


"Seeing the smallest dewdrop , you can stand in awe of perfection. "

-John Shaw

See you MONDAY the 14th for our February 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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