Volume 4
August Newsletter
August 2009

Meeting - August 10- 6:30-8:00 pm
The Woodlands Community Center
2525 Lake Robbins Road

Food Photographer

Kenny Hanner
Kenny Hanner Showing Tricks of Trade
Photo by Pam Moore

Kenny Hanner

Kenny Haner was our July meeting speaker. He is a successful food photographer for advertising, commercial, editorial and packaging. His insider tricks to 'getting' the shots were sometimes pretty hilarious. He showed many before and after shots and pointed out what "worked" and "didn't work" in the photos. Showing how a photo was 'set up' was also a nice treat for us to see. He came prepared to show off some of the gear that he uses and took the time to demonstrate that too. Our thanks to Kenny for coming to speak to us.

August Speaker

Editorial photographer David Einsel will discuss his "Daily Grind" how 20 years of journalism experience has prepared him for his current work - his equipment, lighting, and how to get the best results. Come prepared with questions for this photographer who's work has been published in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Golfweek, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today.

Lenora Wants to Know

The Question: You're going on vacation and luggage space is limited. Besides your camera body, you can only bring three other pieces of camera equipment / accessories. What would you bring?

The most popular answers were (drum roll please): 1) wide angle zoom, 2) telephoto zoom, & 3) battery charger. Other common responses included a polarizer, tele-converter, portable storage/viewer, extra battery, camera bag, lens cloths and memory cards. Fortunately, we don't have to make decisions like this or most all of us would fail! Looking back at the responses I noticed that most of you figured out a way to cheat. For example, counting a telephoto zoom with a tele-converter and polarizer all attached as one item. Spare batteries and a charger were also considered one item. And, of course, stuffing memory cards, lens cloths, and all other small items in your pockets shouldn't count at all, right?

For August:
Have you noticed a difference in image quality between old lenses and new? What do you look for in image quality? Is that quality found in old lenses or new?
Email your response to - Lenora Stein

Car Museum
Antique Car Museum
Photo by Jim Kelly

Cars and More

In July the photography club was invited to photograph a private car museum. The lucky participants found more than just cars at this fun shoot. Motorcycles, gasoline pumps, and other memorbila led to a maginificant environment to showcase this collection and great opportunity for participants to grab shots of vintage americana.


Fall Photo Contest - October 26

Our fall photo contest will be held October 26th. Submit your entries
Saturday, October 24 from 9:30-11:30am at the South Branch of the Montgomery County Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands,TX 77380. Please check the rules for framing, mounting and matting for the contest on the club's website HERE.

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

Field Trip Information

Fieldtrips currently in the works include Star Gazing, Wings over Houston, a cemetery crawl, a race track, a local park, horses and more! Your WPC Weekly Update will keep you informed as events are scheduled. Please stay tuned and watch the club's website

Workshops

August 15, 1:00-5:00pm - Mixed Media II
Discover the many ways that photographic images can be colored, textured and altered using the various mediums available. Presented by Caryn Rock.
South Branch Montgomery Library in large meeting room. Fee $10.00
for supplies.

September 12, 9:00am-12:45pm - Photoshop Elements Basics
Learn to use Elements to streamline photographic workflow by using features such as Organizer and Camera Raw. Color and exposure correction, Elements "shortcuts", and ease of use features will be covered as time permits. Presented by Janice Braud.
South Branch Montgomery Library - large meeting room.

A special thanks to David Meine who has held several workshops over the summer teaching us how to use our Canon camera and flash, all about lighting along with what to do and what not to do when shooting at various sporting events. Thanks for answering all our questions!

To sign up or for further information on the clubs workshops please contact Autumn Teesdale.

Welcome New Members
Craig Litle and Family

Mini-Contest
"Weather"
Digital or Print Photos (8x10) Please submit you pictures to Jim Kelly. The photos need to be resized to 1024x768 and submitted Friday prior to the meeting. There is a limit of 2 photos per person.

All members are welcome to attend board meetings which are held from 7:00-8:00pm the last Wednesday of each month at Cafe Express in The Woodlands. For a complete listing and contact information of current board members please visit our website.

Club's Website - www.woodlandsphoto.org