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

IN THIS ISSUE:

March 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: Sally Underwood mini contest co-winner with this Comfortable Bear. This picture was taken at the Houston zoo. The bear had gone into the water to cool off, and decided to poke his head out from the rocks. Sally used a Pentax manual 35 mm. Camera on a tripod with a 200 mm. Telephoto lens and 400 film.. Good job!

MARCH Activities

At our regular club meeting on March 14, Priscilla Beverly has been our featured speaker. She gave an educational presentation on how to take portraits with available light and how to redirect light to get a great portrait. Thanks, Priscilla, for sharing your knowledge.

On March 19, WPC had a nice field trip to the Antique Car Museum. Great camaraderie among members and beautiful cars to photograph.

Special Thanks to Dot Mullinax for the snacks she kindly provided for the meeting.

WE HAVE A WINNER LOGO CONTEST for the WPC logo. Membership voted and decided the winner is Gabriel García's design. Congratulations Gabriel! Thank you to all of those who participate with their design and to all of those who voted to make this decision happened.

(© WPC Gabriel García)

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 16 -- 8 AM - Noon

MERCER ARBORETUM.- Plants from around the world, including those found in tropical rainforests, deserts and wetlands are found at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road  

Saturday, April 23 -- 9 AM - 1 PM

SCAVENGER HUNT at Old Spring Town Crawfish Festival. Participate 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 Galveston Feather Fest. Galveston will be the scene for a 4 day marathon of seminars field trips and workshops centering around the birds found on or near Galveston Island. Kathy Adams Clark will hold a photography seminar and field trip bird photography. For more information visit the website at: www.galvestonfeatherfest.com

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 22-24, & April 26-28 Workshops at Big Bend State Park with Jim Carr will focus on digital photography. Cost $400 includes lodging, meals and park fees. Register at 432 229 3416, details workshop Jim Carr 281 486 8070 [email protected]

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

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

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

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

HCP SPRING PRINT SALE

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday May 15. An excellent opportunity to sell your pictures. It will be at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on 4848 Main Street. This sale showcases original works by emerging and mid-carreer artists without gallery representation. Do not miss it! more info

FIELD TRIP:  

Details to be announced.

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

JUNE


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, June 13 -- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: Don Glentzer, Learn the art of Portrait photography with Don Glentzer, award winning commercial and fine art photographer.
PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES -- during our regular meeting.

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

MINI SLIDE SHOW: Bring couple slides for the mini-slide show.

 

NOTICES

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PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY AT PHOTOSOURCE

George Carlson is the featured photographer at Photosource this month. They will be displaying George Carlson's series on Daylilies. The photos will be on display through the month of April. Photosource is located at 5106 Louetta, west of Kuykendahl. Stores hours are 10 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

MAY ADVENTURE BEING PLANNED

Ken Means is organizing a great photo field trip to northern Arizona (north of the Grand Canyon) for the third week in May. The group will photograph the famous windcarved rocks of Paria Canyon and Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness -- where he has obtained a very rare permit to hike into the canyon (only 10 allowed per day). The group will also photograph Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell (from a pontoon boat), and other interesting red-rock areas.

The group will meet Friday, May 19 at Page, Arizona and continue through Wednesday, May 25 and possibly beyond. There are 2 spots still available on the Paria Canyon permit, while there's no limit to how many can come for the other photo adventures. If interested contact Ken Means directly.

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

GEAR FOR SALE

Contact Amanda Pocock if you are interested in this gear. Canon 10D digital camera. It is 1 year old and I just had it serviced by Canon and it has a nice clean sensor. 6.3 megapixels & you can use your current Canon lenses on it. $875 camera body only (original price $1,500). and Canon EOS-5 35MM SLR. This is the european version of the A2E, with a few more features. $300 (original price $950).

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:

Until 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.

Until 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]

April 8 - June 11- FotoFest at Vine Street Studios, one of the largest exhibits of photography from the Arab world in the Middle East and North Africa, ARAB EYES by Arab artists. more info

April 23 - June 25 - FotoFest at ArtCar Museum, The US presentation of NAZAR is a collaboration of FotoFest and Aperture Foundation in New York presenting WESTERN EYES, photographs by non-Arab artists.more info

Until May 1st. - Houston Museum of Natural Science, experience the drama and splendor of our Earth and appreciate the values of wildlife in the Houston Museum of Natural Science presentation of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Organized annually by the BBC and the Natural History Museum, London, these stunning, winning photographs are taken by photographers from around the world. The exhibition is free with general admission
tickets.

May 14-15 - HCP Spring Photo Sale will be at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on 4848 Main Street. This sale showcases original works by emerging and mid-carreer artists without gallery representation. Do not miss it!

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


"Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees"

- Paul Strand

See you MONDAY the 11th for our April 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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