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August 2011 Newsletter

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

Our Speaker This Month
Dan Zientek - Lightroom Develop Module

Message from President

First of all, many thanks to Pam Moore for an entertaining presentation on Stock
Photography! Our next featured speaker is Dan Zientek who will be giving an in-depth
view into the Lightroom Development Module. I hope that you will join us. Until then –
don’t forget to bring in magazines and publications to swap with other members.

Karen Geser
Club President

New Historian!

The board would like to welcome Leigh Whittington as The Woodlands Photography Club's new historian. Thanks Leigh!

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 Fall Contest will be held during our monthly meeting on Monday, October 10th at the Montgomery County South Regional Library beginning at 6:30 pm. Entries will be accepted at the same location on Saturday, October 8th between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. The Judges results will be announced during our regular meeting time on Monday, October 10th at the library. Photos will be hung at the library until November 14th when they must be picked up between 5pm and 7pm. 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. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a board member. The categories are as follows:

  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

Woodlands Fencing Academy

Tuesday, August 16

Join club members to photograph the Woodlands Fencing Academy during a practice session (youth and juniors; a waiver form signed by the participant's parents will be made available to photographers) at their new location, a 4500 square foot fencing arena with 10 regulation size strips and referee areas. They are located at 2227 Golden Road in The Woodlands (directions can be found on the website). Please keep in mind there is no flash photography allowed. There is no fee for this event. Hope to see you there!


Stay tuned for details on our upcoming field trip to Galveston!

To sign up for field trips please contact Derrick Bryant


The Art of Portraiture with Karey Miller

August 27, 9:00AM - 1:00PM

$40 (members only)

Located at the Community Center

Come join us for a wonderul portrait workshop with Karey Miller, a Woodlands photographer with over 20 years experience. She'll be covering a wide range of topics from camera basics to posing and lighting, composition, capturing emotion, and some retouching basics.

Bring your camera and tripod along to practice what you've learned!

Sign up and pay at the August 8th meeting or by contacting Lisa Griffis at [email protected]. If you can't make it to the next meeting, you can mail your payment to the address in the reminder section below.


We would like to get your feedback regarding some possible workshops coming up. Please email Lisa Griffis and let her know which you would like to attend: a Photoshop workshop to include CS3-CS5 or a workshop on composition. If you would like to attend both, let us know that too. Thanks!


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

Last month's mini-contest winner, Sue Wheatley


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

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.

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