The Woodlands Community Center
2525 Lake Robbins Road
FROM THE PRESIDENT
all new and returning members.
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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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.
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.
Open - this is the only category that can be digitally altered
Black and White (Abstract)
3. Nature - Wildlife
6. The Color Red
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.
Project in the Works
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.
Carpoolers meet at the library at 8:30 a.m.
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
to sign up.
Antique Rose Emporium
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.
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
gin , an adobe
house , a general
Mrs. Sam Houston's house.
Additional area attractions
to visit on your own:
Saturday, May 30th
Carpoolers meet at the library at 6:00 a.m.
leading - please contact Dot
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.
Day Ticket Prices (includes zoo admission, access to all outside
public exhibits and continental breakfast)
Member - $12.00, Child Member - $8.00
Adult Non-Member -
$20.00, Child Non-Member - $12.00
No workshop this month.
VOLUNTEERS TO DO WORKSHOPS FOR THE CLUB.
knowledge and passion (techniques, styles, tips) - if you would be
interested in volunteering to present a topic please contact Vu
July 18, 12-4 pm - Photoshop
be presented by Janice Braud at the South Branch of the Montgomery
Library large meeting room.
Member Welcome and Orientation
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.
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]
want to finally say again, WELCOME to all new and returning
Hospitality Chairperson 2009