Volume 4
November Newsletter
November 2009

Next Meeting
November 9 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Woodlands Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Road

Wildlife Photographer

African wildlife photographer Andy Biggs will be our guest at the November 9th meeting. Andy is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. With a deep respect and understanding for African wildlife, Andy unfolds the world of the Serengeti onto our doorstep with striking emotional depth. His photographic safaris allow the traveler to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa's beauty and culture. Andy's photographic interests also encompass the landscapes of the American Southwest. Andy uses camera formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5" large format, to the latest in digital camera technologies. His key to shooting a great photo? Andy makes it a priority to shoot when the light is most dramatic, notably the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. Please join us for a very interesting and informative presentation.

Fall Photography Contest

Members and visitors braved the rain to enjoy the creative comments and critiques at the Fall Photography Contest. Joe Baraban, Professional Photographer & Fuji Creative Team Member, and Natalie Zelt, Assistant Curator of Photography for the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, judged club photographs with emphasis on those that were truly memorable. Natalie commented that viewers in a gallery typically spend only 6 seconds per photograph. Joe's continuing advice was to not take a picture, but rather to make a picture. Winning photographs represented achievement in expressing imagination, showing texture, tension and creating a classic. To see more of the award winning photographs please check out the club's website under galleries.

Results are as follow:

Black & White - Abstract

First Place - Doug Wilson
Second Place - Doug Wilson
Third Place - Vu Banh

Photo by Doug Wilson
Photo by Vu Banh

Nature - Wildlife

First Place - Dot Mullinax
Second Place - Doug Wilson
Third Place - Vu Banh
Honorable Mention - Jim Kelly and Pam Moore

Technique - Shadows

First Place - Sue Wheatley
Second Place - Dot Mullinax
Third Place - Vu Banh
Honorable Mention - Pam Moore

Photo by Sue Wheatley
Photo by Jordan Litle

First Place - Jan Ward
Second Place - Vu Bahn
Third Place - Vu Bahn
Honorable Mention - Dot Mullinax
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The Color Red
First Place - Jim Kelly
Second Place - Jordan Litle
Third Place - BeAnn Kelly
Honorable Mention - Pam Moore


First Place - Dot Mullinax
Second Place - Jan Ward
Third Place - Doug Wilson
Honorable Mention - Dot Mullinax

Photo by Jan Ward
Photo by Dot Mullinax

Best of Show
Dot Mullinax

Members Choice

Jim Kelly
Laura Litle

Photo by Laruen Litle
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

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