Volume 4
October Newsletter
October 2009

No Meeting Monday October 12!

Fall Contest - October 26 - 6:30-8:00 pm
South Branch Montgomery County Library
2101 Lake Robbins Road

WPC Fall Photography Contest

Judging and critiques of entries in the Fall Photo Contest will take place October 26 from 6:30-8:00pm at the South Branch of the Montgomery County Library. Note that this gathering will replace the normal photography club meeting in October. For those wishing to enter the contest submissions will be taken October 24th, 9:30-11:30 am at the library. Please read contest rules - HERE - to ensure the acceptance of your entry.

Contest categories are:

Black & White - Abstract
Nature - Wildlife
Technique - Shadows
The Color Red
Open - (Only category for Digitally Altered Photos)

Lighting & Strobe Flashes

Vu Banh
Presenter Vu Banh
Photo by Pam Moore
Vu Banh

An informative presentation on the use of lighting in photography was given at September's club meeting.
From explaining basic lighting definitions and "rules" to showing the before and after results of using strobes, Vu's presentation allowed many members to grasp understanding of how using strobes in almost all photography venues can be beneficial. A PDF of Vu's presentation is available on the club's website - HERE

Photography Tip
Photographing Shadows
by Pam Moore
shadow picture
Photo by Pam Moore
With all the sunshine we've had lately, maybe it's time to take advantage of those harsh shadows. Take the time to make the shadow the subject of your

Hard light is produced by a source that is smaller than the subject, like the electronic flash. However, even though the sun is larger than the earth, it is so far away that it becomes a harsh light on the earth.

Remember, the closer the object casting the shadow is to the surface, the
crisper that shadow will appear.

Take care when using the sun as your light source, plan ahead and shoot quickly, your light continually moves.......

Field Trip Information

November 7, 9:30am-12:00pm
Glenwood Cemetery Tour
Enjoy the morning with Gary White, a member of the Professional Tour Guide Assn. of Houston, for a tour of the Glenwood Cemetery. Glenwood's design takes advantage of the ravines leading to Buffalo Bayou to create a rolling landscape unique in Houston. It was landscaped in a naturalistic style with curving roads and walkways. http://www.glenwoodcemetery.org
Fee: $15-$20 based on participation.

November 15, 5:30-7:30pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Tour and photograph within the Museum and the Cockrell Butterfly Exhibit. We will have full after-hour access to all the permanent exhibits.
For those interested, a carpool will leave the library at 4:30pm.
Registration and $10 fee must be received no later than the November 9th WPC meeting.

To sign up for upcoming field trips contact Caryn Rock


November 21, 9:00-12:45pm
Photoshop Elements Part II
For those that didn't get enough in the September workshop, please come join us for Part II which will focus primarily on the Editor features of Photoshop elements. Presented by Janice Braud at the South Branch Montgomery Library large meeting room.

December 5, 9:00am-12:45pm
ProShow Gold
Learn how to create amazing slide shows and multi-media presentations. This workshop will step through the creation of at least two slide show/video presentations one to show the simplest version with an emphasis on ease of use along with a more complex show to demonstrate more advanced capabilities of the software. These slide/video shows can be output in dozens of ways, including DVD's, upload to You Tube, etc. (www.photodex.com) Presented by Janice Braud at the South Branch Montgomery Library large meeting room.

To sign up or for further information on the clubs workshops please contact Lenora Stein

Welcome New Members

Russ Daniels, Beth Goetzman, Matthew Lin

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