The Woodlands Photography Club

P H O T O N E W S
AUGUST 2005

Special Events You Won't Want to Miss...


IN THIS ISSUE:

August 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: Cecilia García, winner with night lit cross at the Cathedral in Morelia, Michoacán, México. 300 mm lens, 5 seconds exposure. Interesting photograph,
Congratulations Cecilia!

July Activities
At our regular meeting on July 11, seven members put on short slide shows of their work. We had a delightful night, with all kind of presentations from slides to very elaborated digital shows. The quality of the photography has been excellent! The Braud's showed their wonderful pictures with music and narrated poetry, Debbie Alamilla amazed us with her underwater photography, Diana Montoya toured us around several interesting places, Barbara Edmondson showed her beautiful bird pictures, Cheryl Stitzlein transported us to Perú, Cecilia took us to Big Bend Park and Bob Bierman shared his perfect traveling pictures. We had a wonderful time!

Special Thanks go to Janice and Nolan Braud for all their help with the slide show at the last meeting!

AUGUST

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, August 8 -- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: Dave McConnachie will present his pictures from New Zealand

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

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

BE PREPARED FOR FALL PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION
CATEGORIES: B&W, People, Nature, Macro, Creative, Open

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

August 5-7, Jazz musicians from around the world celebrate the birth of Jazz with a weekend performances in Houston at the Aerial Theater and Bayou Place 713 839 7000

SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, September 12-- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: TBA

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

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

September 17 - Fiestas Patrias International Parade. See bright colors, hear proud music and have a grandioso good time. Main St. Houston, TX 77002, more info at 713 926 2636

September 24-25, The 20th Annual Long Horn Rod Run. Over 500 vintage cars from yesteryear will be on display in the charming setting of Old Town Spring.

 

OCTOBER


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, October 10-- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

SPEAKER: TBA

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

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

FALL PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

CATEGORIES: B&W, People, Nature, Macro, Creative, Open

Entry Submission: Saturday, Oct. 8th. from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

Judging: Monday, Oct. 10, just prior to the meeting. Awards will be presented during the meeting

Take down and entry pick up: Monday, Nov. 14, during the monthly meeting

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

October 6-9 - The Original Greek Festival Houston, Texas. Come and join The Original Greek Festival, and be Greek for a day! OPA!! At: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral complex Near downtown and the Museum District, 3511 Yoakum Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006.

October 8-9 - 21th Annual Wings Over Houston Air Show, featuring the USAF Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds will be demonstrating their precision formation flying techniques, tight turns and solo, head-on passes. 11900 Galveston Rd, Houston, TX 77034. More info 281 481 2828

NOTICES

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DIGITAL INFO

Have you visited the Digital Photography Review website? It has proven to be a virtual cornucopia of information. The website is a wealth of information combined to make it the Mecca of digital photography information online. Visit WPC resources to find more photo related links.

CLASSIFIED ADS

BOOKS

Book for sale Barbara Edmondson has a book "Photographers Guide to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons" by Joseph K. Lange. Like new, list price $16.95, her price &9.00

CAMERA EQUIPMENT

1) Canon EOS Digital Rebel 6.3 Megapixel, $1,200. This camera was bought because of a job I was taking w/ a newspaper. I ended up not getting it, so it has been waiting for someone to use it. It works great and comes with TWO lenses: The 18mm-35mm and Canon Zoom lens EF, 75-300mm, f4-5.6 with image stabilizer. This is a great camera. Contact Gabriel García for details.

2) Nikon equipment in excellent condition, excellent price... for sale! Contact Ron Bautsch for details.

* Nikon F100 Camera Body
* Nikon SB 28 Speedlight Flash
* Nikon N65 Camera Body
* Nikon AF Nikkor 28-105mm 1:3.5-4.5D lens
* Nikon SB22s Speedlight
* Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 G lens

3) Nikon Cameras for sale A+ Condition. Contact Cesar Vargas for details.

* Nikon F100 with Motor Drive $385 Super fast focusing. A+ condition, with 50 f/1.8 Series E (non AF)
* Nikon F100 with Data Back $385 Super fast focusing. A+ condition, with lens 105 mm (non AF)
* Nikon F90 $200 Super fast professional camera. Back is peeling off, cosmetic only, comes with 24mm f/2.8 (non AF)
* Nikon N70 $115 non AF w/43-86mm lens.

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:

AUGUST - At Brian of London, Panther Creek in The Woodlands, Photography by Nolan and Janice Braud. This exhibition features 20 photographs worked to perfection from these valuable WPC members.

May 27th - August 21, 2005 - At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Latino Baseball Story: Photographs by José Luis Villegas At the Audrey Jones Beck Building. This exhibition features photographs by Texas-born sports photographer José Luis Villegas.

May 27th. - Sep. 11, 2005 - At the Museum of Fine Arts Photographs by Jim Dow: Baseball Stadiums, 1980—1982. At the Caroline Wiess Law Building. Serious baseball fans share the dream of seeing a game played in each of the 30 stadiums that now exist. Between 1980 and 1982, photographer Jim Dow turned his dream into a photography project.

June 14th. - Oct. 2, 2005 - Sports Photography from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. At the Caroline Wiess Law Building

July 9-Aug. 27, 2005 - John Cleary Gallery exhibit presenting John Wimberley Photographs more details www.johnclearygallery.com

Aug. 1st-Sep. 1st, 2005 - Watermark Gallery presenting Amy Arbus photo exhibit. 3503 Lake St, 713 528 8686

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 Activities - 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


"There are not rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."

- Ansel Adams

See you MONDAY the 8th for our August 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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