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September 2011 Newsletter

September 12th - 6:30-9:00 pm
South Montgomery County Community Center
2235 Lake Robbins Road

Our Speaker This Month
John Earles - Houston Camera Exchange - Canon and Nikon Gear

Message from President

It is hard to believe that the year is passing by so quickly! With our Fall Contest just around the corner, I would like to remind you that the timing, rules and regulations are completely up to date on our website. We also have to consider that the club will need to have a new President beginning in January. If you have been considering volunteering for this position, please contact me or one of the Board Members as soon as possible.

I wish you all the best of luck as you prepare to show your work.

Karen Geser
Club President

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

We are proud to announce the Fall Contest Judges:
Lana Kelly from Studio 807 in Houston www.houstonphotoclass.com
Mauricio Ramirez Fotographia www.mauricioramirez.com

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

Old Town Spring Longhorn Rod Run

Sunday, September 25th

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Meet fellow photographers at the Community Center at 8:30 to carpool to Old Town Spring to see antique cars compete in various categories for prizes and awards. The streets in front of all the shops will be lined with beautiful antique cars!

Galveston

October 22/23 (Saturday/Sunday)

Travel with other members to Galveston for Sunrise and Sunset photoshoots. Contact Derrick at our monthly meeting or email him directly here for more information.

To sign up for field trips please contact Derrick Bryant

Workshops

No workshops this month. Check back next month for upcoming workshops!

Events

NANPA Road Show

Saturday, September 24th

Location: Houston Zoo

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Cost: $99


Kathy Adams Clark will be the featured speaker for the events with Ted Washington serving as co-host.

The morning presentation will be led by Ted, who is a Lightroom master, on the Library Module. This will be followed by a joint critique that he and Kathy will give on five images submitted by each participant.

After a break for lunch, there will be two sessions led by Kathy in the afternoon. The first will be on how to use the Photoshop CS5 Camera Raw Processor and the second on HDR, light blending, painting with light and night photography.

Registration is not yet open but those interested in attending can RSVP by sending Kathy an email at kathyadamsclark@comcast.net.

Celebrating Shuttle: An American Icon

NASA Photography Exhibit

until September 28th

Inviting all photographers, space fans, NASA fans, proud Houstonians, proud Texans and proud Americans to Celebrating Shuttle: An American Icon at University of Houston-Clear Lake (Bayou Building, Atrium II). This special NASA photography exhibit celebrates the 30-year legacy of the space shuttle program with images from ALL 135 shuttle missions.

The exhibition will be on display until September 28.

For more information, visit www.uhcl.edu/celebratingshuttle or call (281)283-2021.

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

Please note we have a new policy regarding dues! Membership dues paid after the Fall Contest will now include membership for the following year!

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, Katie Corcoran "Shadows"

Sports

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

October – FALL 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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