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March 2011 Newsletter

**NOTE LOCATION CHANGE**

March 14th - 6:30-8:00 pm
South Branch Montgomery County Library
2101 Lake Robbins Road
John Lawson - Panoramic Photographs

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All Points North - Model Railroad by Sue Wheatley

Photography is the process activity or art of creating still pictures. With most art forms more is gained when sharing ideas and creativity and there are several opportunities for you to share with our club members. The club is currently in need of someone to fill vacant board member positions (president and publicity). Take a chance to share your passion and gain a lot in return. Please contact Christine Martin

March Speaker - John Lawson

John has had a life-long passion for people photography. He started with a Brownie box camera, then an Argus C3, and at age 12, his dad gave him his first professional camera, a Rolleiflex, which he still has. A ‘million’ images later, someone paid him for some work, and, as they say, the rest is history. The passion continues to this day to capture those memorable images that commemorate the special people and moments in life. He converted from film to digital seven or eight years ago and enjoys the freedom and opportunities that digital photography offers today’s photographers. John operates Memorable Images, a boutique photography service for weddings, portraits, events and panoramic images.

Photo Critique

Our May meeting will be photo critiques provided by renowned photographer Kathy Adam's Clark. Start thinking of images you would like to submit for this special opportunity. Look for further information in upcoming newsletters and email.

Field Trips

Antique Car Museum

March 5
8:30-11:00 a.m.
tripods welcome and no fee

Address and meeting info will be emailed to the members that signed up. If you do not have an email please call Derrick at 281-799-8288.

Bird Photography Field Trip with Tim Timmis

March 26
8:00am
Brazos Bend State Park
Cost - $15
Limit to 25 persons (priority given to Wednesday evening workshop participants)


Brenham Wildflower Sunrise Shoot

April 2

For members interested in joining us for the sunrise shoot can meet at Old Baylor Park at 5:45am-6am if they drive or meet at the Community Center-The Woodlands at 4:30am to carpool. After the sunrise shoot we will walk/ drive the path and take pics of historic buildings behind the Anique Rose Emporium. At 9am we will have a guided tour at the Antique Rose Emporium. No fees & bring tripods and walking shoes!!
Map: independence

Painted Churches Tour of Schulenburg

May 7th

Join us for a trip to tour the historic painted churches of Texas in Schulenburg, Tx. We will tour High Hill Church, Ammansville, Dubina, and Praha painted churches. Fees apply and carpool
Map: painted churches

To sign up for field trips please contact Derrick Bryant

Workshops

Bird Photography Workshop

March 23
6:30-8:00pm
$15
South Branch Montgomery County Library, 2101 Lake Robbins Road, The Woodlands


We have an exciting new worshop planned-Photgraphing Birds. This was one of the most popular requests from members. Tim Timmis, an accomplished bird photgrapher and member of the Bay Area Photography Club, will be giving a class presentation on Wednesday March 23rd from 6:30 to 8:00PM which will touch on equipment,camera settings, and wildlife techniques. Then we will be able to put all of our learning to use on Saturday March 26th as we meet Tim at Brazos Bend Park at 8:00AM to get some one on one instruction in the field. The cost of the workshops are 15.00 each for a total of 30.00 for a great presentation. Sign up early as we will limit attendees to 25 participants in the field. Those attending Wednesday evening workshop will have priority for Saturday's field event. To see Tim Timmis photographs visit - [Tim's Site](http://timt.smugmug.com/)

Macro Photography Workshop

April 16
9:00am-1:00pm
Cost $25
Mercer Arboretum

We will learn basic macro techniques regarding lenses, close up filters and extension tubes, as well as creative lighting. The instructor is Celia Garcia. Limited to 14 participants

The HDR Photography Workshop

June 25
9:00am-1:00pm
Cost $40

Hosted by Kathy Adams Clark
You will need a tripod,and your camera . A laptop with HDR software is preferred however we can buddy up as long as we have about 4 laptops with the software to process our photos.
Limited to 20 participants

To sign up for workshops please contact Lisa Griffis

Reminder:

To participate in the club field trips and workshops you must be a member. Join or renew your membership - $25 Single, Family $35, Student $15

Registration Form can be found on the club's website - Here

Mailing Address:

The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387

Mini Contest

Signs

Digital or Print Photos (8x10) Please submit you pictures to Barry Dolton. The photos need to be resized to 1024x768 and submitted Friday prior to the meeting. There is a limit of 2 photos per person.

Monthly Mini Contest Topics for 2011

January – Night Life
February – hearts
March – Signs
April – humor
May – Faces
June – Summer Fun
July – Patriotic
August – Shadows
September – Sports
October – WPC PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - NO MINI CONTEST
November – Scary
December - Cold

Members Slide Show

Have you been someplace interesting or just gotten some great shots? Each month a portion of the meeting will be devoted to seeing and talking about the creative experiences of our membership. Please share your shots with members by participating in members slide show. Submit your photos (limit 5) to Barry Dolton by the Friday prior to the monthly meetings.

Club's Website

All members are welcome to attend board meetings which are held from 6:30-8:00pm 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.

http://woodlandsphoto.org