June 2007

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

May 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: 
Letha Kobulnicky won the MEMBERS CHOICE recognition at our Spring 2007 Photo Show and Competition with this beautiful photograph worked to perfection Congratulations, Letha, you did a great job!

May Activities
At our regular meeting on May, we had a Photographic critique and awards ceremony for our Spring Photo Show & Competition (take a look at our gallery)

Paul Hester from Rice University and Katy Kleinhans from Watermark Fine Art Photographs and Books, after judging our exhibit gave us a photographic critique. Their very well addressed comments were very impressive and educational. The winners at this Photo Contest are:
BEST OF THE SHOW: Cesar Vargas
MEMBERS CHOICE: Letha Kobulnicky

Black & White: 1st. Place Susan Long, 2nd. Place Mrinal Shah, 3rd. Place Nalin Trivedi, Honorable Mentions: Dianna Montoya, Pam Moore and Susan Long
Architecture: 1st. Place Cesar Vargas, 2nd. Place Mike Guidry, 3rd. Place Susan Long, Honorable Mentions: Cindy Abbott, Doug Culpon, Nalin Trivedi and Susan Long
Landscape: 1st. Place Sharon McClung, 2nd. Place Janice Braud, 3rd. Place Ron Bautsch, Honorable Mentions: Nalin Trivedi, Ron Bautsch, Nolan Braud

Patterns: 1st. Place Cesar Vargas, 2nd. Place Ron Bautsch, 3rd. Place Don Rueter, Honorable Mention Mike Guidry
Night Photo: 1st. Place Sharon McClung, 2nd. Place Nolan Braud, 3rd. Place Melissa Leitch, Honorable Mention Susan Long
Open: 1st. Place Nalin Trivedi, 2nd. Place Cesar Vargas, 3rd. Place Don Rueter, Honorable Mentions: Debbie Alamilla, Judy Livingston, Cindy Abbott

Field Trip - Butterfly Center and Frog Exhibit, take a look at this gallery. We had the opportunity to enter the exhibits before the public hours to photograph at our leisure the butterflies and the frogs. It has been a lot of fun and camaraderie.


Bright stars are easy to photograph, making them good subjects for your first effects at astrophotography. Because the earth rotates, star pictures show the stars not as points of light but as trails. You can make interesting circular star trails by photographing the sky around the North Star using an exposure time of at least five minutes. Silhouettes of trees, buildings or hills along the horizon line will add an interesting base to your photos.
Setting a digital camera to a moderately high ISO setting (or ISO 400 or faster film if using a 35mm camera) will help keep exposure times from being unduly long. Set it at "B" shutter speed, a tripod is a must and a cable release, very recommendable. (Extracted from Porter's Camera)



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

SPEAKER: EARLIE HUDNALL -- , from Yates High School, who has almost every other month an exhibit at the Houston Art Museum, accepted to be our speaker on , Monday, June 11 on B&W Photography "There is no better place than your own backyard"
Join us to share your photography ideas, guests are welcome.

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.


Sunday, June 3rd: Bird Walk at Lake Houston Park, 22031 Baptist Encampment Rd., New Caney. Ph (281) 354-6881
Bird walk at 8:30 AM, Butterfly id and guided walk at 11 AM

Sunday, June 24: Photomarathon - Hermann Park - is open to anyone interested in photography. from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration can be accomplished at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1447721
For more info Telephone: 832-758-7061 Contact name: Deann Brown http://www.focusedframe.com



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

SPEAKER: Joe Robbins, "Product & Stock Photography" - www.joerobbins.com - corporate/industrial, stock, studio product, high tech, architecture, people - He has a studio and also teaches photoshop workshops. his presentation is an approach on photography techniques and skills rather than photoshop since we sort of have that covered within the club membership.
Join us to share your photography ideas, guests are welcome.

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.


July 4th, Woodlands, Fire Works. We will have access to special press spot to take pictures from this spectacular event. Please sign in, room is limited

Date TBA Just for members, antique telephone private collection photo opportunity. Please sign up if you are interested. We have limited room. More info


Saturday, July 14 - 24 Hour Photomarathon. This exciting photography competition will lay down a challenge to aspiring photographers around Houston and is open to anyone interested in photography. "Top secret" themes will be provided to participants at various preset stages throughout the 24 hour contest period. More info Telephone: 832-758-7061 Deann Brown



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


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.

Saturday, August 11 from 9 AM - 4 PM - WPC Members Teaching Members Workshop at South Branch Woodlands Library on Lake Robbins and Grogan's Mill. Come and visit, there will be "tips & tricks" for photographers. More info at [email protected]

Saturday, August 18 from 6-11 PM - WPC will have a Movie Night, join us for pop corn, educational photo movies, friendship and fun at the Club House. More info at [email protected]





July 28 - 29 -- Outdoor & Digital Seminar, Learn the art of photographing in the outdoors and maximizing the potential of your digital images from some of the top professionals in the business, Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St. Houston, Texas 77002. More info at http://www.opseminar.com/

Visit WPC resources to ask our Consulting Photographers
Basic Photography · Digital Photography · Matting & Framing · Nikon Capture · PC Questions · 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) EPSON 1280 printer $200.00. The 1280 prints up to 13x19 paper which you probably already know comes with an extra ink cartridge for it. Contact  Jim Kelly

2) Minolta Equipment for sale, Judy Trevino is liquidating all of her Minolta camera gear if anyone is interested in purchasing it. Very well cared of. Package A includes Maxxum 9000, strap, manual, two pack batteries, motor drive MD90, Program back super 90, Maxxum flash 4000AF, Maxxum flash 2800x2, Sakar 730 AF flash, cable OC, off camera shoe ex2, flash shoe adapter FS 1100, all these as a unit for $650.
Minolta Maxxum 9xi body -- $250
Minolta Maxxum 7xi body -- $250

Minolta Maxxum 9 body -- $550
A wide variety of lenses, filters, extenders, etc. in excellent price. Please contact Judy Trevino for more details at 281-363-2779

3) 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 don't 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

4) 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

5) Canon EOS Digital Rebel 6.3 Megapixel, $1,200. This camera was bought because of a job I was taking with 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 Ecuador, Ireland, Costa Rica, North Carolina or Big Bend 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:

June - 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 June 8 -- "Under the Radar" eleven emerging photographers at Williams Tower Gallery, 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056 More info 713 526 6461

Through June 16 -- "Snapshot 2007"
Photo Exhibit at Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street in the Museum District. The Rice Design Alliance presents an unjuried exhibit of work submitted by Houston's design professionals on architectural photography. More info at 713 348 4876

Through June 3rd -- "Wildlife Photographer of the Year"
is a photo exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Address: One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030, 713.639.4629 www.hmns.org

Through June 24 - Eye on Third Ward is a twelve-year collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Magnet School of Communication at Jack Yates High School. The photographs in this exhibition are distinctive for the number of personal connections students made with the subjects they photographed. These are referenced in the student texts that accompany each photograph. More info http://www.mfah.org

Through June -- "Generations of Caring" at The Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine, features 28 photographers' interpretations of multigenerational family relationships at Dunn Tower on the 2nd. floor od the Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin St.

From June 2 through August 2nd -- The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake (TAACCL) is hosting their Open Doors Series: Summer ’07 and open juried exhibition. Twice a year The Arts Alliance Center opens its doors, encouraging emerging talent in the area by offering open juried art competitions. Work submitted by area artists, in all media and of any subject matter, is juried and cash awards are given to reward superior work. These submissions are also used to identify artists for future invitational shows. Call for Entries/Receive Works: Saturday, June 2, 10am-2pm 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay, TX 77058, ph 281-335-7777

From June 9 - July 8 -- Houston Center for Photography 25th anniversary Juried Membership Exhibition, juried by Anne Wilkes Tucker. More info 713 529 4755 or www.hcponline.org

From July 20 - August 19 -- HCP Photo Exhibit Rocky´s Neighborhood at Night. Images by Colin Zelt, 2007 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient and, Images by Amelia D´Entrone, 2007 HCP Fellowship Recipient More info 713 529 4755 www.hcponline.org


We need club members who have digital cameras to volunteer to document our field trips and special events. Our friends Nolan Braud, Susan Long and Cesar Vargas 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 - Dianna Montoya
Other Activities - Jim Kelly
Web Site, Newsletter - editor


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 web site.

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


"Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!"

~ Bill Brandt

See you MONDAY the 11th. for our June 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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