P H O T O N E W S
MAY 2006

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


IN THIS ISSUE:
April 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, won BEST OF THE SHOW at our jured Spring Competition with this reflection picture, image worked to perfection, taken in Downtown Houston. Interesting photograph, congratulation Janice!

April Activities
At our regular meeting on April 10th:

* Just prior to our regular meeting, Joe Baraban and Gerard Vacca judged our exhibit. We had more than 125 entries and not much space left on the library walls. Many thanks go out to all the participants and to all the volunteers that had helped with the exhibit. Joe and Gerard discussed many pieces at length during the awards ceremony. You can take a look to some of the pictures entered at this Spring 2006 Photo Show and Competition

Congratulations to all the winners who are:

BEST OF THE SHOW: Janice Braud, Open "Reflecting Old Glory"

MEMBERS FAVORITE: Debbie Alamilla, Nature "Hanging Out"

BLACK & WHITE: 1st. Place Janice Braud, 2nd. Place Paula Harper, 3rd. Janice Braud, Honorable Mentions: Nolan Braud, Zak Kimble

TRANSPORTATION: 1st. Paula Harper, 2nd. Janice Braud, 3rd. Paula Harper

OPEN/CREATIVE: 1st. Janice Braud, 2nd. Cecilia García, 3rd. Tracy McConnachie, Honorable Mentions: Piero Toffano, Janice Braud

WILDLIFE: 1st. Debbie Alamilla, 2nd. Cesar Vargas, 3rd. Nolan Braud, Honorable Mention: Mike Guidry

LANDSCAPE: 1st. Nalin Trivedi, 2nd. Nolan Braud, 3rd. Eric Gudger, Honorable Mention: Janice Braud

PORTRAIT: 1st. Cesar Vargas, 2nd. Melissa Leitch, 3rd. Paula Harper, Honorable Mention: Piero Toffano

* Earth Day Celebration. We had a booth at 16th annual Woodlands Earth Day Festival on Saturday, to celebrate Preserving Our Natural Environment. We had a good exposure in our community and got some photo enthusiasts interested in our club.

* Special thanks go to Mrinal Sha, John Haydel and Dianna Montoya for the snacks and refreshments.

NEW MEMBERS CORNER: We welcome the new members who are: Anna Davis, Vicky Ellis, Erick Gudger, Randy Hogan, Jim Kelly, Zac Kimble, Melissa Leitch, Dan Long, Mary & Robert Mathias, Stephen Matovich, Tom Milner, Douglas & Sherrie Ray, Mrinal Shah, Piero Toffano, Don Toth, Del Underwood and Clayton Williams.

MAY

MONTHLY MEETING

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.

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

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

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.

JUNE

MONTHLY MEETING

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.

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 THEME: PEOPLE Bring any two images for the mini-contest.

JULY


MONTHLY MEETING

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

SPEAKERS: Digital workflow by Janice Braud and Brett Rodriguez.

FIELD TRIP:  
DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

MINI CONTEST THEME: NIGHT SHOTS 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 ·

CLASSIFIED ADS

CAMERA EQUIPMENT

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

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.

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:

MAY - 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.

MAY - 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 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 May 21st -- Collaborations III features works by local high school students. Houston Center for Photography. (713) 529-4755, www.hcponline.org.

Through May 29th -- See new and outstanding photographs by Yates Magnet School students at Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, at the Caroline Wiess Building. http://www.mfah.org

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

June 1st. through July 23rd -- Photo Exhibit Bringing Shadows to Light: Contemporary Argentine Photography touches on national issues. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (713) 639-7300, www.mfah.org.

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 - Brett Rodríguez
Other Activities - Dianna Montoya

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


"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it."

~Author Unknown



See you MONDAY the 8th. for our May 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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