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May 2011 Newsletter

May 9th - 6:30-8:00 pm
South Montgomery County Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Road

Kathy Adams Clark - Photo Critiques

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Photo by Melinda Culpon

 

Message from President

Our April board meeting served as a kickoff and planning session for me as your newly appointed president. At present, the Board is still working hard to find speakers and activities for the remainder of the year. We would like to get member input on what you liked/disliked about 2010 programs and topics of interest you would like to see covered in the coming months. Please help us identify and create opportunities by attending the next Board meeting or leaving your written suggestions with one of us at our next meeting.

Don’t forget to send your photos to Barry Dolton for the mini contest! May's topic is "Faces".

Karen Geser

May's Photo Critique - Don't miss this!

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 Sunday, May 8th. Names of photographers will remain anonymous during critique.

Fall Photo Contest Categories

The WPC members-only Fall Photo Contest categories have been chosen! Please keep in mind that each member may submit a maximum of twelve photographs with only two photos per category. All pictures must be mounted, matted and framed (maximum frame outside total dimension 17 x 21), and wired to hang on a hook. First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention will be awarded in each category. There will also be a “Best of Show” and “Members Choice” award.

1. Black & White: Architecture

2. People: At work or play

3. Nature: Botanical

4. Technique: HDR

5. Wild Card: Photos from 2011 workshops and field trips

6. New Members: Sunrise or sunset (for members who joined in 2010 and 2011 only)

7. Open

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

Workshops

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

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

Faces

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


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