The Woodlands Photography Club

P H O T O N E W S
DECEMBER 2005

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


IN THIS ISSUE:
November 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: 
Debbie Alamilla, won this month mini contest with this picture. It is of the shoreline of the island of Cozumel, her favorite location for underwater photography. Nice photo, Debbie!

November Activities
At our regular meeting on November 14:

* Brett Rodríguez presented "Painting with Light, Long Exposures and Digital Tips & Tricks". Brett graduated from Texas Tech in 2005, worked for Childress Photography (one of the most progressive digital studios in America) for 4 years and studied photo communications. He gave us a very educational presentation.

* Nomination of new Board Members for 2006: Janice Braud, Mike Guidry, Dave McConnachie, Dianna Montoya and Brett Rodríguez.

 

DECEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

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

OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF 2006 WPC BOARD MEMBERS:

We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2005 They will participate in planning and organizing club activities for this year. President: Mike Guidry, Vice-President: Brett Rodríguez, Treasurer: Janice Braud, Secretary/Hospitality: Dianna Montoya, Publicity: Cecilia García, Advisor: Dave McConnachie

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:

Dec. 1st. -31 - Bayou Bend hosts Yuletide, its much-anticipated annual holiday celebration. (Everyday) (713) 639-7750

Dec. 1st. - Jan. 7 - Moody Garden’s Festival of Lights Photo Opportunity is one of the largest presentations of Christmas lights in southeast Texas. (800) 582-4673

Dec. 1st. - 29 - Holiday Lights in Hermann Park, Photo Opportunity. 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.

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.

JANUARY

MONTHLY MEETING

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

NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2006

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.

PHOTO CLASSES/SEMINARS

Jan. 14-15 - Rocky Mountain School of Photography Photo Weekend at Austin, TX. These classes are an ideal match for the curious beginner or the intermediate amateur looking to learn about the latest tools and techniques. 1 800 394 7677
www.rmsp.com

FEBRUARY


MONTHLY MEETING

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

SPEAKER to be announced. Details coming. .

FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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.

NOTICES

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PHOTO INFO

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

Cheryl Stitzlein won an Honorable Mention in the People category at St. Luke's Hospital Annual Photography Contest. On display at the hallway in the Medical Center.

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:

DECEMBER - 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

Through - Dec. 7 -Photo Exhibit NUCLEAR HISTORY ? NUCLEAR DESTINY, Photographs by James Lerager, at Visual Arts Gallery, Media Center Building, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Through - 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.

Through - Dec. 17 - FotoFest Photography in Houston Galleries Exhibit is located at FotoFest headquarters at Vine Street Studios, 1113 Vine Street. The twelve participating galleries will be showing work at FotoFest's gallery


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


"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."

~Ambrose Bierce

See you MONDAY the 12th. for our December 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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