October 2006

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

September Activities....Special Article...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: 
Pam Moore, won the MINI CONTEST at the meeting with this wonderful tall tree panoramic picture composed by nine images. Congratulations Pam! You did a great job!.

September Activities
At our regular meeting on September 11: MEMBERS SLIDE SHOW -We had a members night slide show. We had a delighting night watching very good pictures that some members shared with us. Members who presented their work were: Janice Braud, Nolan Braud, Pam Moore, Cecilia García and Cesar Vargas.

WPC Natural Bridge Caverns Field trip. Between San Antonio and New Braunfels. We got down to earth and found incredible world of towering formations and majestic caverns. Beautiful photo opportunity. Great camaraderie.

NEW MEMBERS CORNER: We welcome Byra Vion as a new member to Woodlands Photography Club.

SPECIAL THANKS go to Pam Moore, Bob Beaird and Brenda Driscoll for the delighting snacks and refreshments they brought to our last meeting.

Even outdoors, use the fill flash setting on the camera to improve your pictures. Use it in bright sunlight to lighten dark shadows under the eyes and nose, especially when the sun is directly overhead or behind your subject. Use it in cloudy days, to brighten up faces and make them stand out from the background. Experiment a little. The instant replay of digital is a great benefit for experimenting with different techniques like this.



Saturday, October 7 from 1 PM to 3 PM Entry Submission

Be ready with your pictures for the competition. Check the RULES & PROCEDURES download the entry form. Entry Submission: Saturday, October 7, from 1 Pm to 3 PM at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands


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

SPEAKERS: Catalina Montaño Senior Associate curator at Kinzelman Art Consulting and Madeline Yale Program Director at HCP, after judging our exhibit, will give us a photographic critique.

Saturday, October 21 (tentative)-- 8 AM- 1 P.M.

WPC Salmon Lake Field trip, JUST FOR MEMBERS. 6-10 mi. north from Crocket, around two hrs drive. Details TBA


October 6-8 -- Fredericksburg: Oktoberfest PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. A colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. The event was originated in 1810 by the Germanys Prince Ludwig, and has become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages with continuous oompah music, arts/crafts, polka and waltz contests,German Bier Garten. Call 830-997-4810

October 8 -- Houston: 6th Annual Village Art Car Show PHOTO OPPORTUNITY at Traders Village. More than 75 rolling works of art are on exhibit. See one of the country's largest displays of the amazing street-legal folk art. Time: 10am-5pm. Free admission. 7979 North Eldridge, Houston, TX 77041. Call 281-890-5500

October 13-15 -- Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival . Is choreographed for all ages and ethnic diversities, bringing together a "community happening". Music on four stages, exhibitors, delicious food, kids area, fishing contest, and a carnival.Call 1-800-324-2604 or visit conroecajuncatfishfestival.com

October 14-15 -- Chappell Hill: Scarecrow Festival. Enjoy the magical land of scarecrows and a pumpkin patch. 250+ craft booths, food, live music and family fun! Cost: free. Location: Downtown Chapel Hill, FM 1155. More info, call 979-836-6033 or 1-888-BRENHAM.

October 21-22 -- Wings Over Houston Airshow, USAF Thunderbirds to the 22nd annual Wings Over Houston Air show! The USAF Thunderbirds will thrill you with their close formations, tight turns, and solo head-on passes. More info

October 21-22 --The Asian American Festival is in Hermann Park. (713) 861-8270; www.asianfestivalhouston.org

October 28 -- The Turkish Festival is at Jones Plaza downtown. (713) 622- 5849; www.atahouston.org

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



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

SPEAKER: Aric Hoek, his expertise in weddings, portraits, marketing, business, etc. makes his presentation very educational and interesting. Take a look at his work at http://www.solarisstudios.com/

FALL 2006 PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION Take down and entry pick up: Monday, Nov. 13, during the monthly meeting.

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

Saturday November 11 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Glenwood Cemetery
photo shoot, just for members. Details TBA


November 11-12 -- Houston: Annual Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow PHOTO OPPORTUNITY at Traders Village. The Pow Wow brings together American Indian dancers, singers and artisans for a weekend of historic entertainment. Free admission. 7979 North Eldridge, Houston, TX 77041. More info call 281-890-5500 or visit www.tradersvillage.com.

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

November 18 - January 7 -- Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens kicks off the holiday season with Santa Claus parachuting in to switch on the lights. (800) 582-4673; www.moodygardens.com

November 23 -- Washington Mutual Thanksgiving Day Parade. Wave to the giant turkey and Santa floats, massive balloons and marching bands as they travel through downtown Houston.

November 23 -- Uptown Holiday Lighting. The 21st annual Uptown Holiday Lighting kicks off the holiday season on Thanksgiving evening. As music fills the air, a crowd-pleasing flip of a switch illuminates the half-million lights in Christmas trees lining Post Oak Boulevard. (713) 621-2011 www.uptown-houston.com.



Monday, December 11 -- 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 2007 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.

Photo Workshop and field trip with Kathy Adams Clark, professional Nature Photographer, at Mercer Arboretum with a morning classroom presentation and an afternoon field hands on practice. Learn how to take nature pictures from the masters! Just for WPC members [email protected]


December 7-8 - 33rd. 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




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


The Woodlands United Methodist Church Camera Club TWUMC for all skill levels gathers the first Monday of every month, except holidays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr. More info



1) CANON EOS 1N RS - professional 35mm film camera. This is the rare one built with a pellicle mirror which means that there is no blackout during exposure since light travels through the mirror to the film and the mirror does not need to flip up during the exposure. This allows the camera to have an incredibly fast shooting rate of 10 frames per second when set on continuous high, great for sports and action shots. This camera is no lightweight since the body and motor drive are built as one unit. Camera body is in great shape but is missing the rubber eyecup. This camera sold new for $2700.00. It has been a great camera but I do'nt use it now that I have my digital bodies. Best offer gets it but I would like to get $500. Contact Jim Stoner 936-273-4388

2) 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

3) 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 Costa Rica 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

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:October- 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.October - 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.htmlOctober - 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 Through October 22 -- Visions of Katrina Photo Exhibit at Houston Center for Photography, 1441 W Alabama, Houston TX ph 713 529 4755 www.hcponline.orgThrough 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

October 12 - November 19 -- FotoFest Native Sons photo exhibit opening reception will feature music from the Honky Tonk Heroes and food by Tacos a Go-Go. The exhibit is open to the public, free of charge, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, noon - 6pm, from October 12, 2006 through November 19, 2006 at FotoFest Headquarters at Vine Street Studios, 1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas. For other information, please call 713/223-5522 ext. 19.

November 27- February 18 --Where Rivers Join the Sea
: Photographs by Robert Adams and Marcos Zimmerman.The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (713) 639-7390; www.mfah.org

December 1st. - 21- Jung Center Photo Exhibit Fully Conscious: Mindful Views. Artist: June Russell. Russell’s photographic prints capture color, shape and mood in scenes that pull the viewer in to contemplate what’s outside and the bring it within. http://www.junghouston.org/


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


"Let your words be few, and your exposures many..."

See you MONDAY the 9th. for our October 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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