P H O T O N E W S
July 2007

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


IN THIS ISSUE:
June 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 this month with this beautiful portrait shot. As you can observe, this picture is worked to perfection. Congratulations Pam!

June Activities
At our regular meeting on June,
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". His presentation was not only very educational, it was very touching with all the stories behind his work. WPC thanks him for sharing his bast knowledge in B&W photography.

SPECIAL THANKS go to Shirley Cusack, John Haydel and Cindy Abbott for their kindness bringing the sweet, salty snacks and refreshments for our June regular meeting.

Field Trip - We had a successful field trip to Haak Vineyards & Winery.  Yes it was hot outside, but the weather cooperated and kept the rain away.  The vineyard and grounds were peaceful and beautiful. Then, touring their processing area, and wine cellar we learned a lot. Everyone photographed a wide range of things during our visit. It's neat to see that we all have different perspectives. The staff at the winery was friendly and informative and we were treated to a wine tasting. It has been a lot of fun and camaraderie.

PHOTO TIPS: INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY
- Infrared photography has always been fascinating and now digital photography makes it easier. Before, using Kodak infrared film was expensive to both purchase and process – especially given the hit-or-miss nature of exposing the film. With a digital camera that has all changed.
There is some expense involved with shooting infrared (IR from this point forward). First, the process requires a pricey Hoya R72 infrared filter, most cost between $40 and $80. This filter is nearly opaque and blocks most visible light while allowing infrared to pass. Next, you’ll need an editing program like Photoshop. Though other software will likely work, Photoshop will be used in this discussion.
The single biggest challenge may be your camera. Digital cameras use CCD or CMOS imaging sensors to capture images. A sensor is unusually sensitive to IR light, and that would seem to make it ideal for our purposes. However, IR can cause a “ghost” fringe around objects in our everyday pictures so camera manufacturers install a glass filter inside the camera to block IR wavelengths. Some cameras have very effective IR blocking filters and others are less effective. The only way to know for sure if your camera can take an IR picture is to try it!
(Extracted from Porter's Camera)

JULY

MONTHLY MEETING

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.

MINI CONTEST: ACTION
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.

FALL 2007 PHOTO SHOW & COMPETITION -- Time to start working on your pictures for the Fall Contest. Categories:

  • B&W MACRO
  • OPEN
  • PEOPLE, doing something
  • THREE OF A KIND
  • WATER
  • WILDLIFE

FIELD TRIPS:

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

Friday, July 13 from 8 AM - 12:30 PM-- St. Arnold Brewing Company, photo opportunity. A micro brewery which produces Kristall Weizen beer, an Amber Ale and Brown Ale. Please sign in, just for WPC members. More info

Saturday, July 21, from 9 AM - 12.30 PM -- Just for WPC Members, Armadillo Photo Supply Digital Workshop, We'll learn how the software works, go through sample posting and uploading, everyone will be able to walk out with a free print that they do. Discuss and show how to select printer and monitor profiles. Demo profiling system which would also be available for purchase if members need or want one. Calibration issues. 9777 West Gulf Bank Suite 1500, Houston, TX 77040, More info

Saturday, July 28, from 10 AM - 1 PM Just for members, antique telephone private collection photo opportunity. Please sign up if you are interested. We have limited room. More info

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

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
http://www.focusedframe.com

AUGUST

MONTHLY MEETING

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

SPEAKER: PAUL BOZZO "How Did They Do That?" Find out the basics and tricks to attract birds to your backyard and be able to photograph them.

MINI CONTEST: OBJECTS AROUND THE HOUSE
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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
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

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


SEPTEMBER


MONTHLY MEETING

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

SPEAKER: Ken Allen, Nature Photographer Kenya pictures
http://www.visionsofnature.biz/-/visionsofnature/

MINI CONTEST: FLOWERS 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, September 29, Fall 2007 Photo Exhibit and Competition Set up. Entries submission.

NOTICES

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PHOTO INFO

SEMINARS & CONFERENCES

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

CAMERA CLUBS:

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

CLASSIFIED ADS

CAMERA EQUIPMENT
1) Canon 10D body, for sale.....$500 obo.  Includes all original adapters, strap, charger, 256MB CF card, software, manuals and tripod quick release plate by "Really Right Stuff".  Great camera - just decided to buy latest model. Contact Colin Wilkinson

2) 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

3) 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

4) 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

5) 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

6) 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:

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

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

Through 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

From September 27 through October 18, TAACCL Photo Exhibit, they will host the Annual Juried Photography Exhibition in conjuction with the Bay Area Photo Club. TAACCL is proud to celebrate 10th Annual Exhibition of Juried Photography.

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 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.

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. 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

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 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]).

BOARD CONTACTS:
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Hospitality
Newsletter
Advisory Committee

PARTING SHOT


"No one can do inspired work without genuine interest in his subject and understanding of its characteristics."

~ Andreas Feininger

See you MONDAY the 9th. for our July 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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