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July 2011 Newsletter

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

Our Speaker This Month
Pam Moore - Stock Photography

Message from President

Those of you who attended last month’s meeting will be happy to know that you have spoken and we, at the Board, have listened. At present, we are working hard to put together workshops on portrait lighting and retouching. We are also gathering information about field trip opportunities to Galveston, La Grange, or Schulenburg. At our next meeting we will be polling the number of Elements vs. Photoshop users and requesting more input from you about the above mentioned destinations. Until then, have a Happy Fourth of July and don’t forget that the theme for our mini-contest is patriotism.

Karen Geser
Club President

Fun Travel Tips:

If you love nature and need a great resource to plan a weekend getaway in Texas with your camera, then consider the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine. www.tpwmagazine.com

Many people have enjoyed the photographs of Yosemite National Park taken by Ansel Adams but did you know that you can walk in his footsteps with a reasonably priced official guide from his studio? www.anseladams.com

Ever wanted to photograph street life in Manhattan? Judith Farber has a series for all levels called Sundays in New York that chooses locations, and assists with composition. www.judithfarber.com/sundays

Like Us!

The club has a facebook group - The Woodlands Photography Club.This is a place to easily share what you are shooting and what is happening between meetings.

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 fourteen 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

Dock Dogs

July 2

DockDogs showcases four-legged athletes from across Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana in high-jump and long-jump competition off a 20-foot dock into a 40-foot pool of water. Join club members at 9:00am at Discovery Green in Downtown Houston for this fun action filled event.

Glenwood Cemetery

July 17

Join club members at 7:00am at Glenwood Cemetery for a photoshoot of the gorgeous monuments and statuaries that honor the lives of such notables as Howard Hughes, George R. Brown, George Hermann and many more leaders and citizens of the Houston area. The photography guidelines may be found here.

To sign up for field trips please contact Derrick Bryant

Workshops

There are no workshops planned for the month of June. Check back with us in the coming months as we have some exciting workshops in the works.

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

Patriotic

Digital or Print Photos (8x10) Please submit your 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

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

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