April 2011 Newsletter

April 11th - 6:30-8:00 pm
South Montgomery County Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Road

Steve Goodrich - Printing
Peter Lamprose - Framing Photographs


Board News

Karen Geser has volunteered to fill the president's vacancy for the club. The club is still in need of a volunteer for the communication position - extremely simple - typing the only skill necessary, if you are interested please contact Karen

Upcoming Photo Critique

Our May meeting will be a opportunity to have individual photo's critiqued by nationally know photographer Kathy Adams Clark. Submit up to three photographs to Barry Dolton by Friday, May 6. Names of photographers will remain anonymous during critique.

Field Trips

Three Palms Action Motocross Track

May 21

Please join members to capture the Memorial Day Classic Freestyle Motocross Event @ 5pm following with races starting at 7:30pm. Cost is $10/person and it is located @ 15100 I-45S Conroe, Tx near I-45 and FM1488. (This will be great a opportunity to capture fast action with differnt shutter speeds and practice panning!!). Feel free to arrive earlier in the day as motocross riders will be practicing on the track from 8am-4pm before the actual events. Tripod friendly. Bring sunscreen.

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

June 18

Please join us at the Mercer Arboretum @ 9am located at FM1960 & Aldine Westfield to capture to beautiful landscapes and flowers. (This will be a perfect opportunity to practice macro, landscape scenery, and even portraiture!) We will meet at The Woodlands Community Center at 8:15am or you can meet the members at 9am at the field trip location

To sign up for field trips please contact Derrick Bryant


Macro Photography Workshop

April 16
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
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


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


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
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.