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May Newsletter 2013

May 13th 6:30 - 9:00pm

South Montgomery County Community Center

2235 Lake Robbins Drive

Our Speaker this month

Steve Balderrama

Photographer Steve Balderrama's "Etheral Suspension" series utilizes photographic techniques to capture both the motion and decisive moment of a dance movement. In this presentation we will talk about the physical tools and techniques for aquiring these images, including properties of both continuous and lighting and how they can be used simultaneous. We will also discuss working with models, the camera as a creative tool, and the post processing used to finalize these images.

Upcoming Speakers

July - Andy Biggs - African Safari Photographer
Sept - Kathy Adams Clark - Behind the scenes on a book project


2013 Board Member Positions

The following positions are still open. Duties of the board consist of attending monthly club meetings and board meetings (the last Wednesday of each month) as well as the specific duties outlined below.

  1. The Workshop Coordinator is responsible for researching, planning & coordinating club workshops.

  2. The Webmaster is responsible for keeping the website up to date with the most current information, events and speakers.

If you are interested in these positions, please talk to or email [Todd]
Thank You,
2013 WPC Board

Field Trips

Independence Tx

Date: June 1st
Time: 2pm Departure time

We will meet at the Community Center for car pooling opportunities! Flowers at the Antique Rose Emporium, landscape at Baylor Park along with lighted churches once the sun goes down.

The WPC Board is looking for members that have contacts in the following areas.

Antique Cars

Antique Farm Equipment

Junk Yards

Unique Collections

Ranches with Livestock and / or barns

We are also looking for good ideas for future field trips, workshops and volunteers to lead field trips. Are you interested in an overnight fall field trip to Fredericksburg or the Hill Country? Share your thoughts and ideas by contacting [email protected],com.

Workshops

The Critical Eye

Date :May 25th 2013
Time: 1:30 - 4:30pm
Place: South Branch Community Library, The Woodlands

In May we will have a mini-session on "Instrumentalism in Photography."
The next meeting discussing "Impactful Portfolio" will be held June 29th.

See you Saturday May 25th.

Macro Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 22nd
Location: Community Center - Dining room
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm (lunch included)
Cost: $40

Join Kathy Adams Clark for a day long, hands on Macro Workshop. A variety of work stations will be set up around the room. Some subjects will be supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring flowers, scarves, and small objects. All participants need to have a camera with adjustable f/stop and shutter speed along with a tripod. Additional equipment such as a flash, reflector, release/remote release, closeup diopter, and/or extension tubes make the workshop a lot more fun. Please bring camera manual, flash manual and extra batteries to the workshop.

Lunch will be provided. There is a maximum of 20 people for this workshop so sign up quickly. For additional information please contact [email protected]

Ride Along (non club photo opportunity)

If you are interested in riding along with the Montgomery County Emergency Medical Technicians in their ambulances for a unique photo opportunity please contact Marlisa Briggs at [email protected] They will be requesting copies of your photos to use in their promotional materials and website.

Mini Contest

Submit your images (up to 2) to Blake by Friday, May 10th to participate in our monthly mini-contest! Please size images to 1024 pixels on the longest side!


May - Weather
June - New Life
July - Architecture
August - Patriotic
September - Dog Days of Summer
October - Fall Contest - No mini-contest
November - Macro
December - Holiday Lights

Remember there is a $20 cash prize for the winner of the mini contest! So get those pictures sent in!

Reminder:

To participate in the club field trips, mini contest and workshops you must be a member. Join or renew your membership - Individual $25, Family $35, Student $15

Registration Form can be found on the club's website Mailing Address: http://woodlandsphoto.org/

The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387

FALL CONTEST CATEGORIES

2013 Fall Contest

The categories for the fall photo contest are as follows:

  1. Black & White: Urban Landscape

  2. People: Up close

  3. Nature: Spring

  4. Technique: Panning

  5. Wild card: Photos from 2013 workshops and field trips

  6. New members: The Color Blue

  7. Open Category

All members may submit two photos per category with the exception of the New Member category which is only open to members who joined during 2012 and 2013. All pictures must be mounted, matted and framed (maximum frame outside total dimesion 17x21 inches), 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.
Minor adjustments such as contrast/brightness, removing dust and scratches, burning/dodging,and cropping are allowed. all other images alterations must be entered in the "Open category" or any category where a special technique is required.

The deadline for paying membership dues to enter the annual fall photo contest is the July members meeting. For those new to the club after July the deadline is in September.
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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 4) to Blake by the Friday prior to the monthly meetings.

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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.

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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