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WPC June News

Table of Contents

Letter From The President
June Speaker
Field Trips
Fall Contest
Club Projects
Board Members

Letter From The President

WELCOME all new and returning members.

If you plan on putting your art on the web you should have it copyrighted. A Creative Commons license allows you to set legal conditions on your copyright to assist people wanting to use your art. Katie Sunstrom, a copyright attorney, and Christine Tremoulet , an international wedding photographer, gave us insight on how to go about doing just that. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization.

They have also provided us with links to their web for more information. Please check out our Resource page to their links and learn how you can protect your art rights.

I know we have provided a lot of legal information and some of you feel why learn all of this when you have no intention of going into business. If you share your photos on the web, you are putting your work out there to be stolen unless you try to give it some protection. Why should you do all the hard work in getting the photo and thieves get the benefit?

Dot Mullinax

June Speaker

Chris and Erin MacMillan-Ramirez

For over 13 years, Chris and Erin MacMillan-Ramirez have worked together as a photographic and filmmaking team. They will explore the relationship between the subject and the artist. Erin has been both the subject of her self-portraits and the artist behind the concept of the photograph. Chris has been her trusted partner helping Erin to achieve her artistic goals. Where is the line between artist and assistant? Chris and Erin hope to answer this and create a dialog on the subject. They will also address the shared passion of filmmaking that has kept their relationship strong and challenging year after year. The love of the frame, whether moving or still, and the composition within it is the focus of their life and career.

Field Trips

Buffalo Bayou Pontoon Boat Tour

Saturday, June 20th 10:00 a.m.
Minimum 15 people-Maximum 20 people
Cost: $20 per person to be paid by June 8th at our next meeting.

Hop Aboard The Osprey pontoon boat for a "cool" private cruise on Houston's historic waterway, Buffalo Bayou

The 90-minute boat tour, sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers a unique perspective of our city. You will visit downtown landmarks including the historic Allen's Landing, Houston's birthplace, ride past lushly landscaped Sabine Promenade and Sesquicentennial Park, and continue winding westward through the bayou's wilderness. East of downtown, you will experience historic railroad bridges, barge docks, and other remnants of Houston's industrial past.

If you are interesting in going, but cannot make the meeting, contact Caryn Rock to make payment arrangements.


Please remember that space is limited in workshops so please sign up in advance to secure your seat. To sign up for any of the workshops please email us.

Studio lighting and indoor posing part one. Basics to entry level lighting. Presented by Davide Meine - 418 Brenda Lane, Conroe, TX 77385.

June 27 - 12:30-4:30pm - Advanced studio lighting, posing and glamor photography. Presented by Davide Meine - 418 Brenda Lane, Conroe, TX 77385.

July 11 - 1:00-4:00pm - How to 20,30,40 and 50D Canon camera and flash. Basic intro on Auto, manual, Flash and fill flash. Presented by Davide Meine - 418 Brenda Lane, Conroe, TX 77385.

Fall 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

Club Projects

Documentary Project Being Planned

We are getting closer for a go on our photo project. Will Kennard, is working with Montgomery County EMS and Conroe Fire Department to set up the project for the Woodlands Photo Club. Mr. Kennard needs two volunteers to help manage the project once it gets started. The volunteers will help in signing up folks between the EMS and Fire Department. We anticipate that 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 show to display them and ourselves at work. Will is going to send an update on his activities, as well as the scope of the project along with a few of his experiences in putting the Houston show together with the HFD. This should be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.

Mini Contest




"things that fly"



For July - Please submit you pictures to


Vu Bahn

Jim Kelly




There is a limit of 2 photos per person. The photos need to be resized to 1024x768 and submitted to Jim Kelly Monday, June 1st.








To volunteer for snacks please contact Susan Long.

Woodlands Photography Club Board Meetings

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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