The Woodlands Photography Club

P H O T O N E W S
OCTOBER 2005

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


IN THIS ISSUE:
September 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: Janice Braud, Mini Contest winner, with this beautiful picture. It is a black and white conversion of image taken during 2004 car calendar shooting at Kirby's restaurant. Conversion done using
"gradient mapping" to create a negative-like or infrared type of image. Excellent job!

September Activities
At our regular meeting on September 12, Reagan Atkinson gave his presentation about "Digital & Printing Tips". We had this opportunity to learn from the digital masters.

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 9 AM - 2:30 PM

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

FIELD TRIP:

October 22 from 8 AM - 5 PM PM

STEAM RAILROAD We are planning a photo field trip to Palestine on October 22. Palestine is one hour and a half from The Woodlands. We will take the Steam Railroad to Rusk at 11 AM. Enjoy the 1 and a half hour trip on the train, taking pictures and we can take with us an ice cooler with drinks and lunches. Then we will take the train back from Rusk to Palestine at 2 PM and arrive Palestine at around 3:30. If we gather 15-20 people it can be a very fun trip. More info Make reservations State Railroad

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: Brett Rodríguez will present "Painting with Light, Long Exposures and Digital Tips & Tricks"

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 Reenactment - 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

DECEMBER


MONTHLY MEETING & CHRISTMAS PARTY

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

We’re having our Christmas Party and ask all members to bring a dessert, a salad, or a casserole to share. Time to renew your 2006 membership. Membership evaluation of this year events. Bring your fresh ideas to the table though we will have a lot of success with our next year events.
MINI CONTEST:
Bring any two photos for the mini-contest.

SLIDE SHOW: Bring couple of your recent best images, if you want to share for the slide show.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

December 1-3 - 1st annual Dickens on the Strand festival. Taking their cue from the characters of 'A Christmas Carol', hundreds of performers dressed in authentic Victorian attire mingle with the holiday crowd. Even Scrooge would be happy with six stages providing continuous entertainment and wandering minstrels singing on every corner. Three parades. 2100 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550, ph 409 763 5326

NOTICES

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PHOTO INFO

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:

OCTOBER - 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.

OCTOBER - 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

Until - 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:

 

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


"Our connection to nature is nothing more than a deep conversation"

- Nancy Wood

See you MONDAY the 10th. for our October 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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