From The President
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.
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?
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.
Pontoon Boat Tour
Saturday, June 20th 10:00 a.m.
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
If you are interesting in going, but
cannot make the meeting, contact Caryn
Rock to make payment arrangements.
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
lighting and indoor posing part one. Basics to entry level
lighting. Presented by Davide Meine - 418 Brenda Lane, Conroe, TX
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.
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
1. Open - this is the only
category that can be digitally altered
2. Black and White
3. Nature - Wildlife
4. Technique - Shadows
6. The Color Red
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.