JULY 2006

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

May 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: 
Mary Mathias won the MINI CONTEST at the meeting with this great portrait. It was shot in natural light with a diffusion panel to focus light on her face with a Canon EOS 1DS with a 28-135 lens. Congratulations Mary! You did a good job.

June Activities
At our regular meeting on June 12th:

During our June regular meeting, Catalina Montaño presented "Curating with a Discerning Eye". She discussed, at length, how does a curator select art for an exhibit. Her presentation has been very illustrative and educational.

We had a photo Field trip to Anderson. The trip offered architecture and landscape opportunities. It is an old town which offered a multitude of small scale subjects. The drive was short, and it provided a nice morning shoot.

Our special thanks go to Stephanie Carter, Sue & Roger Wheatley, Bea Ann Kelly and Cecilia García for providing the snacks and refreshment during our last meeting.

NEW MEMBERS CORNER: We welcome the new members who are Pamela Moore, William Smith and Mark Mueller.



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

SPEAKERS: Digital workflow by Janice Braud and Brett Rodriguez.


MINI CONTEST THEME: NIGHT SHOTS Bring one or two night shot images for the mini-contest.

Saturday, July 22 -- 9 AM-5 PM WORKSHOP

Photoshop CS & CS2: JUST FOR MEMBERS -Morning session for beginners, afternoon for intermediate, by J Braud and B Rodríguez. The morning session will have an introduction to tools and basic functions - then allow questions to determine how the rest of the time is spent. The afternoon will be more structured to cover specific topics, including raw processing, automation (actions and batch processing), layers, masks, blending options, filters, etc. More info


Rules are now available - so let's get shooting! Time to start working on your pictures for our Fall competition. Click here to see the competition rules and procedures.

Photo Opportunities


9 AM -- Annual Fourth of July Parade, Hats off to America, in Town Center at The Woodlands at 9 AM. Will start at Lake Woodlands and Grogan's Mill, Lake Robbins, Market Street, Lake Woodlands and will end at Grogan's Mill. More info or call 281 210 3975

From 4-10 PM -- Chevy's Freedom over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell Eleanor Tinsley Park along Buffalo Bayou $6 at the gate for adults, children 10 and under free www.houstontx.gov

6 to 10 PM -- 9th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival from 6 to 10 PM. Photo opportunity at The Woodlands single largest event is held in Town Green Park on the banks of The Woodlands Waterway. More info

7 to 9 PM -- Concert in the Park, Tejano Knights, Rhythm and Blues, at Northshore Park in The Woodlands -- Free

9 PM -- Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza -- Free It is held in Town Green Park on the banks of The Woodlands Waterway. Enjoy live music, great food, games for the kids, and a spectacular fireworks display.

July 14 -- Pontoon Boat Tour – Bats on the Bayou Photo Opportunity $15 per person – (limited to 18 people) contact Trudi Smith at Buffalo Bayou Partnership 713.752.0314 ext. 3

July 14-15 -- Night in Old Fredericksburg Photo Opportunity Great German food & drink, German music, arts and crafts, kids area, historical exhibits, and more. 1-866-TEX-FEST (839-3378) or visit www.tex-fest.com

July 20-23 -- The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows offers an impressive weekend of entertainment and exhibitions. Reliant Center. (713) 791-9069, www.reliantdogshows.com.



Monday, August 14 -- 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 CONTEST THEME: TRAVEL PHOTOS Bring one or two travel images for the mini-contest.


Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Entry Submission: Saturday, October 7, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands RULES


August 4 -- Tomball Night Celebration Photo Opportunity Discover Tomball invites folks to take advantage of great shopping specials, fun, food, music, prizes & cash giveaways. The evening is closed with Tomball's Parade of Lights, night parade & spectacular fireworks display 1-866-670-7222

August 4-6 -- Houston Jazz Festival Photo Opportunity http://www.jazzeducation.org/html/programs.html

August 6 -- Kemah: 38th Annual Boat Parade Photo Opportunity. Brightly decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft from canoes to fine Yachts file past the Boardwalk Location: Kemah Boardwalk, Bradford and 2nd Street Kemah, TX 77565 Ph. 281-334-2303

August 25-27 -- Reimax Ballunar Liftoff, Photo Opportunity This annual event showcases a variety of hot-air balloons launched from the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Other festival highlights include live entertainment and a skydiving performance. http://www.ballunarfestival.com (281) 488-7676



Monday, September 11 -- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

MEMBERS NIGHT SLIDE SHOW: We will have a members night slide show. Please sign in at the meetings and e-mail your pictures to share with the group. More info

MINI CONTEST THEME: PANORAMICS Bring one or two panoramic images for the mini-contest.


We need volunteers to help receive and hang entries. Entry Submission: Saturday, October 7, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands RULES & PROCEDURES


September 9-10 -- Bayou Bend Ranch Rodeo Photo Opportunity. Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) www.hfrc.org, or call 281-463-6650

September 23-24 -- Old Spring Town: Longhorn Rod Run Photo Opportunity. 500 custom muscle cars on display along streets of Old Town Spring, TX. call 800-OLD TOWN

September 30 through November 18 -- Texas Renaissance Festival Photo Opportunity. The nations largest and most acclaimed renaissance theme park, where the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of the 16th Century, comes alive for 8 weekends. 800-458-3435 or visit www.texrenfest.com




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



1) Nikon D1x body camera, 3 batteries and charger, no lens, for sale, great deal $900. Just recently returned from Nikon where it was in for firmware upgrade and cleaning, about a year ago, so it should be like new. Call Matt Stouffer at 832-309-7021. His e-mail address is [email protected]

2) Clark Lara has these Nikon equipment for sale:
Nikon 28-105 F/3.5-4.5D Autofocus $200
Nikon 18-70 F/3.5-4.5 AFS DX for Digital Nikon $200
Nikon 24mm 2.8
Nikon N90s with MB10 Vertical Grip $275
Nikon SB 26 Flash $125
Nikon SB 28 Flash $125

3)Medium format 4X5 Sinar camera. Sinar camera body with complete system....excellent condition, great price. $1500
Contact Robert Mathias If interested, will e-mail pictures of each component.
*One 210 mm 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

4) 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.

PHOTO WORKSHOP Ireland Photo Workshop Adventure with Kathy Adams Clark She is a professional nature photographer. www.kathyadamsclark.com More info at Strabo Tours 607-756-8676 www.phototc.com


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

JULY- 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.

JULY - 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

JULY - For Several Weeks - De Santos Gallery, Houston’s premiere fine art photography house, is pleased to announce a new exhibition. LADS is nestled on the second floor of the DeSantos Gallery

July 8- July 29 -- De Santos Gallery will show Spanish Contemporary Photography, Cuco Gutierrez, Naia del Castillo and Amparo Garrido

Through July 16th -- HCP Juried Membership Photo Exhibit. 1441 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 713 529 4755 www.hcponline.org

July 21 through Aug. 24 -- The Big Show, an annual open-call, juried exhibition, is an important venue for emerging and underrepresented Houston area artists to gain exposure. Lawndale Art Center.
(713) 528-5858

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.

Through July 28 -- LESS IS MORE, Photo exhibit at William's Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, curated by Kinzelman Art Consulting

July 29 -- Summer Print Sale at Houston Center for Photography, 1441 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77006. Admission is free and open to the public. http://www.hcponline.org/news-sps.html 713-529-4755

August 11 through Sep 17 -- The HCP Fellowship Exhibition features the works of Divya Murthy of Houston and Sara Ryttheke of Miami Shores, Florida. Also on display is Picture This! an exhibition by MD Anderson Pediatric Patients. Houston Center for Photography. (713) 529-4755

August 18 through October 29 -- Perspectives 153: Demetrius Oliver, the first solo museum exhibit for the Houston-based artist who creates work in a variety of disciplines, including performance, photography and sculpture that engage the viewer with historical and cultural references. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. (713) 284-8250


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 e-mail 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. E-mail 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


"If you're photographing in color you show the color of their clothes - if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul." ~Author Unknown

See you MONDAY the 10th. for our July 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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