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

IN THIS ISSUE:

February 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 showed this beautiful picture during the members slide show. He took us to the nature flowers paradise with his beautiful pictures from Butchart Gardens. Thank you Nolan!!!

FEBRUARY Activities

At our regular club meeting on Feb. 14, Joel Barr professor of Photography since 1980, who holds Master degrees in Technology and Photography gave a presentation on "Basic Building Blocks on Photography" Added a new dimension to our photographs! Thank you Joel for your information.

On February 19, we had a nice field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center. Great camaraderie and beautiful subjects to photograph.

Special Thanks to Nalin Trivedi, Lloyd Parsons and C. García for the snacks and refreshments they 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.

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.

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.

FIELD TRIP:  
March 19, from 8 AM-1 PM -- Car Museum. Members only. More details at our regular monthly meeting.

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.

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

EARTH DAY

Saturday, April 2, 2005 -- 9 AM to 2 PM

WPC will have a booth on Earth Day at Market Square at Town Center (between Lake Robbins Drive and Lake Woodlands Drive east of HEB Central Market). Bring couple pictures to display, join us to take care of the booth and help WPC to be known in town.

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION
Monday, April 11-- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: Kent Francis, a local astrophotographer, will speak at our General Meeting. He will discuss what kinds of astrophotos people can take with their current equipment and how to get the best results. He will also show what an amateur astronomer can do with equipment that is on the market. (You don't need the Hubble Space Telescope to see lovely colored wispy gases that surround stars!)

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.

FIELD TRIP:  
Saturday, April 23 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

SCAVENGER HUNT at Old Spring Town Crawfish Festival. Paricipate in this challenging photo opportunity. more info

SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Entry Submission: Saturday, May 7, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

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

MAY


MONTHLY MEETING & PHOTOGRAPHIC CRITIQUE
Monday, May 9 -- 6:30 to 9 P.M.

Spring 2005 Photo Show & Competition Photographic Critique and awards ceremony.

FIELD TRIP:  

Details to be announced.

SPRING PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

Saturday, May 7 from 12:30 - 2:30 PM

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Entry Submission: Saturday, May 7, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

May 1st, Ride For Kids. An excellent opportunity to take great shots of delighting faces of young motorcycle riders and the deeply satisfying process of helping people. A fundraiser fun event at Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds, Pasadena, TX. more info

May 1st, 2005 International Festival
Foreign lands are celebrated,
spotlighting India. Children, Festival, Multicultural, Music, Parade. More info 713 654 8808

May 6, 2005 through May 8, 2005.- Lions Texas Music Festival and Village Fair.- League City Walter Hall Park. Music, Food, Arts and Craft, Expo, BBQ Cook Off, Kids Day, Carnival, Fun Run and Parade.
Cost $5.00. LaTonnia Gripon P.O.Box 1393 League City, Texas 77574


May 13-15, 2005
Art Car Festival Not your typical Volvos. Only an oil town could create an art form that is produced on gas-powered palates! 713-926-6368 more info

May 20, 2005 through May 22, 2005, 9:00am to 2:00pm 50th Annual Live Oak Festival Columbus, TX A weekend festival of food, fun, music and arts & crafts fair Courthouse Square - 400 Spring Live Oak Art Center 979/732-8398

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:

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.

February 26 - to April 2 - Traps and Seduction: De Santos Gallery presents Naia Del Castillo De Santos Gallery, 1724-A Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77098 (713) 520-1200
more info or email [email protected]

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

Vice President
Treasurer

Hospitality

Newsletter
Advisory Committee

PARTING SHOT


"Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities."

- Michael Kenna

See you MONDAY the 14th for our March 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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