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October 2011 Newsletter

October 12th - 6:30-9:00 pm
~~South Regional Library~~
2101 Lake Robbins Road

Fall Photography Contest

Please note the location change for the October meeting!

Message from President

Dear Club Members,

This month we celebrate and reward your hard work with our annual Fall Photo Contest. Please keep in mind that all entries are due at the library on Saturday, October 8th, between 10am and 12pm. I wish you all the best of luck!

Karen Geser
Club President

Board Members Needed for 2012

We'll be needing some new board members for 2012. Help us plan events for the club and let your voice be heard!

The following positions are open:
Workshop Coordinator
Field Trip Coordinator

Talk to any board member if you would like to join for next year! We'd love to have you!

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
Mauricio Ramirez Fotographia

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

Entry forms and rules can be found on the club's website.

Next Month's Speaker

Joe Baraban - Life Before Photoshop

Field Trips

No club field trips this month but check out all the shooting opportunities and events listed below!


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


Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Cost: $89

Scott Kelby is coming to Houston to give you a behind-the-scenes look at a photoshoot, including post-processing. Topics will include Lighting & Retouching for Headshots, Dramatic Light & Retouching Techniques, Edgy Light & High Contrast Post-Processing, Lighting & Retouching for Fashion and Glamour, and Compositing: Lighting and Photoshop Techniques. This will be a great seminar for learning some Photoshop skills for your portrait shots. More information can be found on Scott Kelby's website.

Wings Over Houston Airshow

October 15-16, 2011

Location: Ellington Airport

Gates open at 8:00AM

Photograph military and civilian acts as they perform incredible feats with fighter jets and helicopters. Featured performers include F-4 Phantom II, F16 Fighting Falcon, Red Bull Air Force Parachute Team, Heavy Metal Jet Team and many more. Tickets are $25 at the gate but cheaper if you buy online in advance. Find out more here.

Conroe Women's Shelter Photoshoot

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Volunteers are still needed to assist the Woodlands UMC Camera Club in taking portraits of the residents at the Women's Shelter. No experience is needed and any help is appreciated (not just photographers are needed. They need greeters, assistants, etc as well.). If you have any interest, please contact Renee Kain at

Ballunar Liftoff!

October 21-23, 2011

Location:NASA/Johnson Space Center

Visit this exciting and educational family-oriented event at NASA/Johnson Space Center and enjoy hot air balloon competitions, evening balloon glows, skydiving exhibitions, commercial exhibits, concession booths, food from local restaurants, arts & crafts exhibits, entertainment and various aviation equipment displays. Admission is $10 per vehicle. More info can be found here.

Cullinan Park Conservancy First Annual Photo Contest

Entries accepted through March 20, 2012

All photographers, amateur and professional, are invited to submit photos taken in Cullinan Park at Oyster Creek, of landscape and wildlife. The Conservancy is charging no entry fee for participating in the contest, but there will be prizes in cash and other benefits, plus winners will be exhibited during April 2012 on the Cullinan Park Conservancy website and at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences in Sugar Land. More information about the contest, its rules, and a submission link are available on the website.

Please be aware of any contest rules before entering, especially ownership and use of images.


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

There is no mini-contest for October. Join us for the Fall 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.

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