P H O T O N E W S
November 2008

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


SPECIAL NOTE --
OUR REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5.


CALL FOR 2009 BOARD OFFICERS NOMINATIONS, TIME FOR ELECTIONS Please contact us

IN THIS ISSUE:
October 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: 
RON BAUTSCH won the Fall Portfolio contest, not just First Place and Member's Choice, he also won the Best Picture of the Show, with this image showed at the top. Congratulations on a terrific job!

FALL PORTFOLIO SHOW AND COMPETITION
1st. PLACE: Ron Bautsch
2nd. PLACE:
Janice Braud
3rd. PLACE:
Mark Barbieri
Honorable Mentions:
Mike Guidry, Holly Henry, Kevin Siegert
PORTFOLIO MEMBER'S CHOICE: Ron Bautsch
INDIVIDUAL PICTURES JUDGE'S CHOICE:
Ron Bautsch, Bobby Green, Holly Henry, Pam Moore, John Nieves

NEW MEMBERS CORNER: Kerry Aden, WPC welcomes you and hope that you find it to be a place where you can learn and grow in your hobby. 

Special Thanks go to Ken Means, Steve Matovich, Bea Ann Kelly and Ava Hill for supplying the snacks and refreshments for our last meeting.

Helicopter - aerial photo tour - These tours have been very exciting and different kind of photo adventure. Let us know if you want to be schedule in one of our flights. More info

Manual 101 with Pam Moore - Has been a blast! Pam helped all of us to understand the photo basics. It was very educational, and fun workshop. Thanks, Pam.

Exotic Animals Field Trip - We enjoyed this outing, getting close to to the animals was a great photo opportunity and interesting experience.

Chinatown Field Trip - Very educational interesting photo opportunity. We faced different challenging kinds of lighting, we had a great lunch at Ocean Palace Restaurant, visited Jade Buddha Temple, Tao Temple, Hong Kong Market, tea ceremony, and so on. Riding the bus gave us an extra time for camaraderie. Click here to see the Chinatown Gallery

PHOTO TIPS:

FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY

The flash built into a camera is very small and its range is limited to no more than about 10 to 15 feet. When shooting pictures at a graduation ceremony, sporting event, concert or other indoor location where the action is clearly beyond the range of your built-in flash, turn it off. The flash-off mode is usually marked with a lightning bolt with a diagonal slash going through it. Now the camera will set the exposure and white balance on the ambient light, instead of giving you an underexposed flash shot.

A common situation that another flash mode will help is when you want to take a picture of a friend in a restaurant or other dimly lit location. Regular flash will leave the background dark, while properly exposing the subject. Instead, use the slow sync mode that selects a slow shutter speed so there is some detail in the background, while firing the flash for good foreground exposure.

NIKON’s
First, set your white balance for incandescent in your camera. This will give all daylight a blue color. Since the light from your TTL flash is daylight balanced, this will also be blue. To counter this blue color, add an orange colored gel (these come with the SB 800), which will render this light close to daylight balanced. So now you photograph your subject in this mode, and they look properly illuminated and have a daylight white balance. Your background (areas not illuminated by the flash) will go deep blue, creating a very striking effect.

NOVEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING

SPECIAL NOTE -- OUR REGULAR MEETING WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5.


SPEAKER: Pam Moore-- Current WPC Vice-President, will share how you can sell your images in the micro-stock photography business.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to purchase and sell images for use in advertising, brochures, magazines, school projects and on the internet.  There will be door prizes for photographers and free credits for businesses that are interested in joining the thousands that already know the secret of buying and selling images in the micro-stock industry. Pam's web site

FALL 2008 PORTFOLIO SHOW & COMPETITION
PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES -- Wednesday, November 5, 2008 during our regular meeting, at the South Branch Library in The Woodlands. If you cannot be there, please make arrangements with somebody to pick up your entries.


MINI CONTEST:
MINI CONTEST THEME BRIDGES bring any two images showing BRIDGES to participate in this mini contest.

SLIDE SHOW: Please, email up to 5 of your favorite recent images that you would like to share at the meeting to Jim Kelly. Let's see all those wonderful images from all over around.


FIELD TRIPS

Saturday, November 8, from 9 AM - 2 PM --
WPC Scavenger Hunt at Old Spring Town. Home for the Holidays, we will have some interesting photo opportunities for this event from strolling musicians and barbershop quartets, to taking pictures with Santa, touring museum, or the train ride.
More info and sign in and for further details
visit

Saturday, November 15, from 10 AM-2 PM --
Battleship Texas Museum at Porte Texas, Hard Hats Tour, just for WPC members. We will take this tour to public restricted areas and will be able to take pictures there. Limited room. More info and sign in

Photo Opportunities

November 6 through January 10-- FOTOFEST exhibit HCP VIEWFINDER -New Images by Texas Artists, November 6, 2008 - January 10, 2009, curated by Arturo Palacios Founder and Director, Art Palace, Austin Risa Puleo Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin MORE INFO

Saturday, November 15 through January 3, 2009 --
Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens photo opportunity Festival of Lights! The holiday magic will glisten with more than a million lights and dozens of festive scenes. (800) 582-4673; www.moodygardens.com

DECEMBER

MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, December 8-- 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 2009 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. Meet the new board officers for 2009. Share with them your ideas.

MINI CONTEST:
CLOCKS Bring any two images containing CLOCKS for the mini-contest.

SLIDE SHOW: Please, email up to 5 of your favorite recent images that you would like to share at the meeting to Jim Kelly. Let's see all those wonderful images from all over around.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Through January 3, 2009 - Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens photo opportunity Festival of Lights! The holiday magic will glisten with more than a million lights and dozens of festive scenes. (800) 582-4673; www.moodygardens.com

Through January 10-- FOTOFEST exhibit HCP VIEWFINDER -New Images by Texas Artists, November 6, 2008 - January 10, 2009, curated by Arturo Palacios Founder and Director, Art Palace, Austin
Risa Puleo Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin MORE INFO


December 6-7 - 35th. 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

JANUARY


MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, January 14-- 6:30 - 9 P.M.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2009

We welcome our new Photo Club board members for 2009. They will participate in planning and organizing club activities for this year. At our regular club meeting the board officers will present 2009 events plan.

SPECIAL SLIDE SHOW: Janice Braud will present her beautiful pictures combined with music and poem, you will enjoy it, is a great way of putting together your images.

Time to pay your 2009 membership.

MINI CONTEST: Bring any two images for the mini-contest.

MINI MEMBER SLIDE SHOW: Email up to 5 of your images to Jim Kelly to share with the group. We have 15 minutes to share members pictures.

FIELD TRIPS


Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 10 AM to 4 PM -- 1940 Air Terminal Museum just for WPC members, great photo opportunity, $10 fee which includes lunch, tour, static exhibits, the museum, and control tower access to shoot the Houston skyline. More info and sign in

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Through January 3, 2009 - Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens photo opportunity Festival of Lights! The holiday magic will glisten with more than a million lights and dozens of festive scenes. (800) 582-4673; www.moodygardens.com

NOTICES

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PHOTO INFO

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

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:

Saturday November 1 -- HCP Annual Print Sale from 4-8 PM. More info at Houston Center for Photography

Through October 19 -- The Museum of Fine Art in Houston has an exhibit titled "In the Forest of Fontainebleau; Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet." With works by Corot, Monet, and others, the exhibit charts the dual evolution of landscape painting with landscape photography. More info

Through October 19 -- FotoFest Presents Mechanical Perception photo exhibit. New Photographic Work by Mei-Mei Dillard, Eileen Maxson, Brian Piana, Soody Sharifi, and Anderson Wrangle. 1113 Vine Street, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77002, Ph (713) 223-5522 More info

October 18-19 -- Bayou City Art Festival Downtown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days http://www.bayoucityartfestival.com/


CLASSES, CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS:

The 1960 Digital Photography Special Interest Group will have Jerry Ward as our guest speaker on Thursday November 6.  Jerry is the Texas representative for Canon Cameras.  Jerry attended the summer Olympics for Canon and will be showing some of the photos he took while he was there.  He will also have some of Canon’s new equipment to show off and answer all your question about Canon.  More info

HCP
and LLU are offering photo classes on regular basis, take a look at our calendar

SPECIAL REQUEST
Joe Cusack, a member of The Woodlands Photography Club, teaches middle school students about photography and is requesting the donation of non-functioning cameras and camera lens. He would like to use these broken cameras to show the students different parts of a camera during his lecture. Email Joe Cusack if you can help.

CLASSIFIED ADS

BOOKS


1) Unused, new work book for $10.00:The Artist's Marketing and Action Plan Workbook (Paperback) by Jonathan Talbot, Geoffrey Howard ( $16.95 on Amazon.com) If you are interested please email Barbara at [email protected]

CAMERA EQUIPMENT


1) Leica M7 Rangefinder with Leica lenses: 24 mm lens 2.8, 35 mm lens 2.0, 50 mm lens 2.0, 75 mm lens 1.4, Leica motordrive
. All equipment is approximately 2 years old and in mint condition. All for $8,499.95 Contact Don Griffin 281 221 2688 2) Nikonous V underwater camera with: 35 mm Nikon lens, 15 mm Nikon lens and 15 mm viewfinder (Magnificent lens for underwater), Nikon close up macro outfit for reefs and smaller tropical fish, SB 103 Nikon flash, Pelikan hard carrying case. All gear was used about 5 times, all for $2,499.95. Contact Don Griffin 281 221 2688 3) Leica V-Lux 1 digital camera w/ Leica all-weather case, 35-420 mm zoom lens, Built in flash, Auto focus with manual override + anti-shake, Large fold-down display + viewfinder display, Record sound, sunshade, battery charger, software, etc. I am the only owner, camera is about one year old. Will sell for $649.95. Contact Don Griffin 281 221 2688 4) For Sale Arax 60 MLU kit including sport viewfinder; metered prism viewfinder; 80mm 2.8 Arax lens, 120mm MC Vega lens; 65mm 3.5 MC Mir lens; various Bronica, Hoya, Tiffen filters; Underwater Kinetics hard case. Camera and lenses were brought back from Ukraine. All equipment (except filters) has never been used. Incredible inexpensive way to get into 120 6x6 photography. Arax is a small Ukrainian company that buys hand-picked parts from Arsenal (the manufacturers of the infamous Kiev cameras) modifies them and hand assembles what the Kiev 60 should have been. For more information on the company and the camera, see: www.araxphoto.com PRICE REDUCED - Asking $400 for everything. Contact Bob at [email protected]

5) Bogen 3021 tripod with a 3D head  anyone interested? Price it at $110. Contact Jim Stoner 936-273-4388

6) Sigma 20-40 2.8 wide angle Lens, Nikon compatible for $250, with Lens hood and lens case   also excellent condition. Inquiries Bobby Green at (832)651-0091 or email address [email protected]

7) 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


8) 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 $250. Contact Jim Stoner 936-273-4388

9) CANON EOS 1D-Mark 2, professional Digital SLR. This camera is a great one for sports shooting, portraits, weddings, nature etc. and is in excellent shape. It's 1.3 crop factor will allow wider angle shooting with your lenses than most DSLR's. A fast shooting speed of 8.5 fps made it the fastest DSLR for the past 3 years. With 8 megapixels I have made 30x40" prints with no problem. JUST REDUCED will sell for $2000. Contact Jim Stoner at 936-273-4388.

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.

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

The 1960 Digital Photography Special Interest Group meets the first Thursday every month at the Cypress Creek Christian Church on 6823 Cypresswood Drive, a diverse group of photographers seeking to improve photography skills with a motto of “members helping members” More info

The Kingwood Photo Club gathers photographers, who share a love for the capture, preservation and sharing of God's creations through
photography. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Kingwood United Methodist Church, 6:30 pm. More information

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]) or read the procedures

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 - Autumn Teesdale
Other Activities - Pam Moore
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 $25/person or $35/family and $15/Student (under 18), 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
Newsletter
Advisory Committee

PARTING SHOT


"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."

  ~Anonymous

See you WEDNESDAY the 5, for our November 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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