APRIL 2006

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

March 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: 
Cesar Vargas , won this month mini contest with this excellent image taken at the 2006 Houston Auto Show. Ford “Shelby GR1”. Shot with a Sony R1, handheld. He tried to make the car leap out of the frame, "thinking out of the box". He used PS and Masks to achieve the desired effect. Interesting photograph.

March Activities
At our regular meeting on March 13:

* Jim Fife was our speaker presenting different perspectives for photography, very informative. He helped us to look outside the box, to take risk and pull down the walls to our creativity. Thank you, Jim, for sharing your ideas with us!

* Brenham wild flowers field trip. Around sixteen WPC members enjoyed taking pictures from the wildflowers and from the Rose Emporium. These field trips are a great way to make friends sharing photo techniques.

* WPC members, Bob Beaird, B. Driscoll, C. García, F. García, J. Haydel, S. Long, and D. Montoya helped judging 4-H Youth Photo Contest at the Montgomery College. Interesting experience finding out how far the youth can go to make their pictures outstanding.

* Special thanks go to Janice Braud, Dianna Montoya and Cecilia García for the snacks and refreshments.



Saturday, April 1st. -- 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. - SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES -- Please notice the time 1 PM until 3 PM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands. Late entries cannot be accepted.

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

MONTHLY MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY. Prior our meeting, Joe Baraban and Gerard Vacca will judge our exhibit and during the meeting will give us a photo critique.

Saturday, April 8, 2006 -- 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - EARTH DAY 16th annual Woodlands Earth Day Festival on Saturday, to celebrate Preserving Our Natural Environment. The event at Millennium Forest Dr. and 6101 Research Forest Dr, Woodlands High School, from 9 AM - 2:00 PM. Bring your pictures, share your hobby, photography, and have fun meeting all kind of people interested in photography. Please sign in as a volunteer.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 -- 9:00 AM-11:00 AM - END of SPRING PHOTO SHOW. PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands. If you cannot be there, please make arrangements with somebody to pick up your entries.



April 1st. -- Grand opening of the new Town Center Park, next to the South Branch Library in The Woodlands. We encourage members to take photos of the activiites

April 1st.-2nd -- Houston Children's Fest Photo opportunity. There is so much to do in two fun-packed days! Activities and entertainment will appeal to the whole family. Set in beautiful downtown Houston on April 1 & 2, the festival is expected to draw over 65,000 guests http://www.houstonchildrensfestival.com

April 8 -- 16th annual Woodlands Earth Day Festival on Saturday, to celebrate Preserving Our Natural Environment. The event is at Millennium Forest Dr. Center from 9 AM - 2 PM

April 8-9 -- 13th Houston Japan Festival at Japanese Garden in Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with activities that represent traditional entertainment, sport, food and art. Free admission. http://www.jashouston.org

April 22nd. - 23rd. -- The BP MS 150 Bike Tour from Houston to Austin is a fundraising event for the National MS Society, Lone Star Chapter. Check maps

April 22-23 & 29-30 -- Jamaica International Fest Photo Opportunity. Downtown Houston. http://www.ifest.org



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

SPEAKER Randy Brewer, the presentation will be a general presentation on CCD Astro Photography. A little on DSLR photography. There is little difference between the two, but Randy is primarily skilled in pure CCD. This will cover how the photos were taken and processed.


MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Bring your slides to share with the group. We have 15 minutes to share pictures.

MINI CONTEST THEME: FLOWERS Bring any two images for the mini-contest.


May 6 -- The 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival at Allen’s Landing, downtown. (832) 687-7208; www.texasdragonboat.com.

May 6-7-- Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexican heritage with a parade downtown and activities at Eleanor Tinsley Park. Related festivities typically occur at Miller Outdoor Theatre. www.houstonspecialevents.org. (713) 284-8350.

May 20 - 21 -- The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival event which will be held May 20-21, 2006 along The Woodlands Waterway.




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

SPEAKER Cesar Vargas, “A Stitch at a time”, how to take panoramic photos with any camera. Even film. Equipment. Techniques. Do not miss this interesting topic.


MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Bring your slides to share with the group. We have 15 minutes to share pictures.

MINI CONTEST THEME: PEOPLE 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) Medium format 4X5 Sinar camera. Sinar camera body with complete system....excellent condition, great price. $1500
Contact Robert Mathias If interested, will email pictures of each component.
*One 210mm Schneider lens in lens board
*One focusing magnifying hood
*One wide angle bellow bag
*One focusing loupe
*One Polaroid film back
*One 4x5 camera bag
*One filter holder
or call 281-350-5292

2) 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.


STUDIO FOR RENT Clark Lara has a full studio with Norman Lights, High Key white wall, as well as 3 different muslins. No props you would have to supply your own. SPECIAL PRICE $50 an hour. The high key is great for everything from product shots to high fashion.


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

APRIL - For Several Weeks - Barbara Edmondson and Cecilia García, members from WPC, are having a photographic exhibition at K Reneé on 3100 Timmons, Houston, TX 77027. This exhibition features beautiful photographs from these valuable members.

APRIL - 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 APRIL 16 -- HCP Photo Exhibit El Llano Estacado: Island in the Sky featuring work by Peter Brown, Rick Dingus, Steve Fitch, Miguel Gandert, Tony Gleaton, and Andrew John Liccardo. 713 529 4755

APRIL 1st. - 29th. -- WPC SPRING 2006 PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands .

Through APRIL 23th. -- Houston from Behind the Lens: The Bob Bailey Photographic and Architectural Foundation Trust features photos from 1930-1990. The Heritage Society. (713) 655-1912, www.heritagesociety.org

Through April 30th -- From the Printed Page: Photographs from the Manfred Heiting Collection at Museum of Fine Arts Houston 713-639-7300

Through May 7th -- Photo Exhibit, Two Women Look West: Photographs of King Ranch by Helen C. Kleberg and Toni Frissell Fine Arts Houston 713 639 7300

Through June 4th -- Mark Seliger: In My Stairwell, the chief photographer for Rolling Stone for more than ten years. Fine Arts Houston 713-639-7300


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 - Brett Rodríguez
Other Activities - Dianna Montoya

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


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

See you MONDAY the 10th. for our April 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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