The Woodlands Photography Club


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

October Activities....What's Ahead....Member Notices....
About Our Club....Parting Shot

Visit our club web site for the latest in activity, images, galleries, and other things of interest to those who love photography.

Photo at the top: Debbie Alamilla, won The Best of the Show with this Macro, "Watching you" Congratulations, Debbie, this picture is worked to perfection!
Excellent job!

October Activities
At our regular meeting on October 10, Marisa Sánchez, curatorial assistant in the photography department at the Museum of Fine Arts, after judging our Fall 2005 Photo Show & Competition, gave us an excellent educational photographic critique.


Congratulations to all the winners who are:


Debbie Alamilla, Macro, "Watching you"

MACRO: 1st. Place Janice Smith, 2nd. Place Mike Guidry, 3rd. Cathy Evans

BLACK & WHITE: 1st. Jeri Ballard, 2nd. Ron Bautsch, 3rd. Jeri Ballard, Honorable Mention: Dianna Montoya

NATURE: 1st. Nolan Braud, 2nd. Sharon McClung, 3rd. Janice Braud, Honorable Mentions: Jeri Ballard, Cathy Evans

PEOPLE: 1st. Dot Mullinax, 2nd. Marty Phelix, 3rd. Cathy Evans

CREATIVE: 1st. Nalin Trivedi, 2nd. Dot Mullinax, 3rd. Roger Wheatley, Honorable Mentions: Janice Braud, Nolan Braud

OPEN: 1st. Cesar Vargas, 2nd. Sharon McClung, 3rd. Ron Bautsch, Honorable Mentions: Fred Vogt, Dianna Montoya

PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP Janice Braud using a laptop and a digital projector during her presentation for an "interactive" work with Photoshop shared her digital tricks and tips. This workshop has been a success!!!

STEAM RAILROAD FIELD TRIP We took the Steam Railroad from Palestine to Rusk at 11 AM. Enjoyed the 1 and a half hour trip on the train, taking pictures. Then we rode the train back from Rusk to Palestine at 2 PM and arrive Palestine at around 3:30. We had a great time!




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.


Nov. 12 - Native Americans representing dozens of tribes celebrate their culture and heritage at the 16th annual Texas Championship Pow Wow at Traders Village Houston. Dancers in full traditional dress perform as artisans, craftsmen and traders share their talents and wares. (281) 890-5500 more info

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. 17 through Dec. 31 - Bayou Bend hosts Yuletide, its much-anticipated annual holiday celebration. (713) 639-7750.

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

Nov. 19 through Jan 7 - Moody Garden’s Festival of Lights is one of the largest presentations of Christmas lights in southeast Texas. (800) 582-4673

Nov. 24 - The 20th annual Uptown Holiday Lighting kicks off the holiday season Thanksgiving evening. As Yuletide music fills the air, a crowd-pleasing flip of a switch simultaneously illuminates the half million lights in Christmas trees lining Post Oak Boulevard. Fireworks end the evening. (713) 621-2011;
more info

Nov. 24 - The Washington Mutual Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown. Watch the parade from curbside for free or from ticketed reserved seats in select areas.
(713) 654-8808; more info

Nov. 26 - Dec. 26 - Holiday Lights in Hermann Park. Walk through the festive wonderland known as Holiday Lights in Hermann Park. The free event illuminates a one-mile stretch of the park around the Mary Gibbs and Jesse H. Jones Reflection Pool and the eight-acre McGovern Lake.



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.
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.


December 2-3 - 31st 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

Dec. 9 -10 - The Heritage Society of Houston treats visitors to special tours of the historical homes in Sam Houston Park, each decked out with seasonal decorations reminiscent of a century ago, while costumed carolers and musicians offer a serenade for the season.



Monday, January 9 -- 6:30 - 9 P.M.


We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2006 They will participate in planning and organizing club activities for this year.

At our regular club meeting the board officers will present 2006 events plan.

Time to pay your 2006 membership.

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.




Visit WPC resources to ask our Consulting Photographers
Basic Photography · Digital Photography · Matting & Framing · Nikon Capture · Photoshop · Underwater Photography · Website Design ·



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


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.


Seeing the work of other artists and photographers can give new insights and ideas for our own work. Check out the following local exhibits:

NOVEMBER - 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.

Through NOVEMBER 15 "New Carnival Photographs," now on display in Old Town Spring at the new Iron Horse Studio and Gallery. A unique and colorful view of American culture will be on display in Old Town Spring when new carnival photographs by Texas fine art photographer Jennifer L.F. McNichols grace the walls of the Iron Horse Studio and Gallery. At 315 Gentry St., Suite 2B, in Old Town Spring. For more information, call the gallery at 281-288-1195.

Nov. 4 - Dec. 18 Houston Center for Photography presents the photo exhibit Coming Home "Domestic Sites of Love and Loss" Suzy Lee: Alice in Wonderland Adrain Chesser: I Have Something to Tell You. More info (713) 529-4755.


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.


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])


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]


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.

 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
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]).


Vice President


Advisory Committee


"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."

-Ansel Adams

See you MONDAY the 14th. for our November Meeting!

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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