The Woodlands Photography Club

P H O T O N E W S
SEPTEMBER 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: Ron Bautsch, one of the three mini contest winners, tied with this colorful Pheasant worked to perfection. Congratulations Ron!

August Activities
At our regular meeting on August 8, Dave McConnachie presented his amazing pictures from New Zealand. The quality of the photography was excellent! We had a fabulous tour around marvelous sites.


SEPTEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

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

SPEAKER: Reagan Atkinson His presentation will be about "Digital & Printing Tips". Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the digital masters.

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

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Check the rules download the entry form. Entry Submission: Saturday, October 8, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

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

FALL PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION

Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 -11:30 AM Entry Submission

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Check the rules download the entry form. Entry Submission: Saturday, October 8, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands

MONTHLY MEETING FALL 2005 PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHIC CRITIQUE AND AWARDS CEREMONY

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

SPEAKERS: Marisa Sánchez and Byron Willis, after judging our exhibit, will give us a photographic critique.

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

PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS by Janice Braud (Just for WPC Members)

October 15 from 9AM-1PM

We will have an interactive Photoshop Workshop for beginners at the Library during the morning. Janice Braud will be the instructor. She will include Photoshop Elements 3 and it will be a hands on workshop. More info

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

October 1st-Nov 13 - Texas Renaissance Festival - Shows, music, characters, craftsmen, artists, games, knights romance, food and a lot of fun. 21778 FM 1774, Planterville, TX 77363. Phone 800 458 3435 more info

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 - The Woodlands Car Club Show at Market Street will display all kind of cars from 10 AM to 3 PM. If it rains will be the following week.

October 8-9 - 21st 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

 

NOVEMBER


MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, November 14 -- 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

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Until Nov. 13 - Texas Renaissance Festival - Shows, music, characters, craftsmen, artists, games, knights romance, food and a lot of fun. 21778 FM 1774, Planterville, TX 77363. Phone 800 458 3435 more info

Nov. 19-20 - Civil War Re-enactment - Historic Liendo Plantation in Hempstead Texas. The largest and perhaps most authentic Civil War Reenactment in TX. Tickets: $10.00 Adults. Phone (979) 826-6252 more info

NOTICES

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PHOTO INFO

HOUSTON CAMERA EXCHANGE SALE until Saturday, Sep. 6.

September 10-11- Houston Camera Show at Marriott Hotel Ballroom at Hobby Airport on 9100 Gulf Freeway, 713-868-9606

Visit WPC resources to find 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:

SEPTEMBER - At Brian of London, Panther Creek in The Woodlands, Photography by Nolan and Janice Braud. This exhibition features 20 photographs of exceptional beauty and technical skill from these valuable WPC members.

SEPTEMBER - For Several Months -"Window Shopping on Main Street, 1920-1930," uses historic photography from the Story Sloane Collection to give visitors a glimpse of downtown's heyday as a shopping destination.
http://www.ghpa.org/windows2.html

SEPTEMBER 9 - October 23 - Houston Center for Photography presents "Reading Between the Lines" exhibit. Paranormal narratives and humorous phrases emerge as growing trends in contemporary photography represented by three artists from across the country:

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

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


"The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do'. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment."

- Anonymous

See you MONDAY the 12th. for our September 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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