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6:30-9:00 pm
The Woodlands Community Center
2525 Lake Robbins Road


WELCOME all new and returning members.Colby James

My thanks go to Coby James and Tina Looney for a wonderful presentation at our April meeting. It was a very informative night Coby and Tina tried to pack a six-hour presentation into one hour Way too much information in such a short time.It truly was so informative that we are looking into having a workshop/seminar with Coby if our members are interested in having one

Vu Banh will be polling our members at our May meeting to see if there is an interest for a workshop/seminar, and if we have enough response, Vu will set up the details with Coby. Thank you Vu

The board members want to give the club their best in providing field trips and workshops. I really appreciate all the members that have been stepping up to volunteer their services, whether it be bringing snacks, seeing that we have a projector for our meetings, arranging field trips for our members, or doing workshops. The field trips and workshops are learning tools that our members can all benefit from.

CAN YOU STEP UP TO THE PLATE. We need volunteers to do some workshops. Please contact Vu if you can help out in this area. Thank you.

Dot Mullinax

May Speakers

Christine Tremoulet is a national award-wining wedding photographer located in Houston, Texas. She specializes in international destination weddings and lifestyle photography with both photojournalist and editorial styles. She has had assignments in New York, Cape Code, Boston, London, and Paris France. She will be speaking on Creative Commons. Check out her website at

Katie Sunstrom, Copyright Attorney. In November 2007, Ms. Sunstrom started her own practice focusing on intellectual property-related legal services for small businesses and individuals in the areas of trademark, copyright and other intellectual property needs. Before starting her practice she was an associate at Goldstein, Faucett and Prebeg, LLC in Houston, Texas. Additionally, she has represented clients in trademark, trade-secret, patent and copyright related litigation in federal court. She also is a trained mediator approved by the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. She will be speaking on Copyright.

Fall Photo Contest

Our fall photo contest will be in October. We are giving you the categories early so you can get out there and start shooting. The times and place will be given at a later date. Please check the rules for framing, mounting and matting on our web under newsletters, contests.

1. Open - this is the only category that can be digitally altered
2. Black and White (Abstract)
3. Nature - Wildlife
4. Technique - Shadows
5. People
6. The Color Red

Photography 101 Workshop

Four eager photo enthusiasts met with Pam Moore for a workshop on the basics of using their digital cameras in manual mode.  John, Kyle, Judy and Elisa reviewed settings in ISO, Aperture and shutter speed.  After much discussion of various scenarios, searching the camera manuals and trial and error, they ventured outside to use their newfound skills.  They discovered the ability to take back-lit subjects, focus more efficiently and read their light meters.  As a bonus, they moved back inside to try their skills with studio lighting.

Photo Project in the Works

Will Kennard, a new member of The Woodlands Photography Club and former member of a Houston photo club, gave a short presentation of the 9/11 Projecthis former club did with the Houston Fire Department.  At the end of their project, they had a 9/11auction and one of the photos sold for almost $5,000.  The proceeds went towards the retirement fund of the Houston Fire Department.  Several dignitaries attended the auction.  Mayor Bill White was there.Will is working with Montgomery County EMS and Conroe Fire Department to set up a project for the Woodlands Photo Club.   If all works out, the club will have the opportunity to ride with EMS and/or the Fire Department to take photographs of our local heroes in action.  At the end of the project, we will have a similar auction that will benefit the departments that will work with us on the project.

Field Trip Information

Brenham/Independence, Texas

Saturday, May 16
Carpoolers meet at the library at 8:30 a.m.

We will meet at the Antique Rose Emporium at approximately 10:00 a.m. to photograph in their luscious gardens, then head up the highway to Old Baylor Park. For lunch, weather permitting, feel free to "brown bag it" for a picnic at the park. Click here to sign up.

The Antique Rose Emporium
10,000 FM 50, Brenham, TX 77833
Located on an early settler's homestead, this nationally renowned 8-acre retail garden features romantic antique roses, native plants, old-fashioned perennials, herbs and wildflowers. Gift shop, events, seasonal demonstrations and farmer's markets. FREE admission.

Old Baylor Park
Located around the original site of Baylor University where the ruins of Old Baylor still stand, this peaceful park is renowned as one of the best places in the state to see bluebonnets in the spring. Adjacent to the J.P. Coles pioneer homes, the park features picnic tables and a playground area. If you like, you may take a one-mile walking (or driving) tour through several historic sites, including a cotton gin , an adobe house , a general store and Mrs. Sam Houston's house.

Additional area attractions to visit on your own:
Blue Bell Creamery
Pleasant Hill Winery
And More!

Houston Zoo

Saturday, May 30th
Carpoolers meet at the library at 6:00 a.m.
Dot Mullinax leading - please contact Dot weekdays

The Houston Zoo is having a photo day on Saturday, May 30th at 7:30 a.m. We will meet at the main entrance at 7:15 a.m. to capture images of the Zoo's animals and lush landscaping an hour and a half before the Zoo's normal opening time. Take advantage of morning lighting and cool weather and get memorable shots of some of the Zoo's early risers.

Photo Day Ticket Prices (includes zoo admission, access to all outside public exhibits and continental breakfast)

Adult Member - $12.00, Child Member - $8.00
Adult Non-Member - $20.00, Child Non-Member - $12.00


No workshop this month.


Share your knowledge and passion (techniques, styles, tips) - if you would be interested in volunteering to present a topic please contact Vu Bahn

July 18, 12-4 pm -
Photoshop Elements
will be presented by Janice Braud at the South Branch of the Montgomery Library large meeting room.

New Member Welcome and Orientation

My name is Susan Long, and I am available at all meetings to answer and any club questions or take suggestions.  Our club operates because of a wonderful group of volunteers.  Our Board members work hard to keep the momentum going, but we cannot do it without the help of all of you.  Some of the areas that we ALWAYS need volunteers to help with are refreshments, mentoring, heading up a presentation or workshop to our members, meeting setup and cleanup, contest tasks, and more.

Our club members has a separate section at the Texas Photo Forum site (TPF) where we can go to ask questions of each other, share photo experiences, and talk about upcoming field trips.  The benefits do not stop there.  You have access to communicating with photographers of all skill levels all over the great state of Texas and beyond, on a huge selection of equipment and technique topics.  If you are not already registered on TPF, go to  If you have any questions about the process, feel free to email me at [email protected]

I want to finally say again, WELCOME to all new and returning members.

Susan Long
Hospitality Chairperson 2009


New Members
Diane Walker
Angelo Moureno














For May - Please submit you pictures to



Dot Mullinax

Mike Guidry



Lenora Stein




Barry Dolton

There is a limit of 2 photos per person. The photos need to be resized to 1024x768 and submitted to Mike Guidry by Friday, May 8th.







Vu Bahn









To volunteer for snacks please contact Susan Long.

All members are welcomed to attend the board meetings held the last Wednesday of the month 6:30-8:00pm at Cafe Express in The Woodlands.

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