June Newsletter 2013

June 10th 6:30 - 9:00pm

South Montgomery County Community Center

2235 Lake Robbins Drive

Our Speaker this month

Dennis Chernov

Merging Artistic and Photographic Effect in Post Processing

Dennis Chernov will be speaking about merging in Photomatix Pro and retouching in Corel Paint Shop Pro. This will be your chance to learn some of the secrets behind those amazing photographs you have seen on Facebook along with the big prize winner in the 2012 Fall Contest.

Upcoming Speakers

July - Andy Biggs - African Safari Photographer
Aug - Glen Olsen - Eagles,Owls,and Hawks of Texas
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.

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

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 [email protected]
Thank You,
2013 WPC Board

Field Trips

Cars and Coffee for a cause

Date: July 7th (Sunday)
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Place: The Woodlands Market Street

Take photos of antique, muscle, and various cars at Market Street. Members of the Woodlands Car Club (Facebook) bring their cars to the Woodlands Market Street the first Sunday of each month. The cost to you is free. The car owners make a donation to participate.

Meet at Starbucks (The coffee - not FREE :( ) in Market Street at 9:00am. The cars start arriving at 8:00am, so you can arrive early if you like. The buildings cast some serious shadows on bright days, so bring reflectors/diffusers if you have them. The streets in Market Street are closed during the exposition, so park in the Woodlands H.E.B parking lot and walk over. If you have questions please contact Shirley Cusack at [email protected]

Guided Nature Photography Tour

Place: Amand Bayou Nature Center
Date: July 13th
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
Cost: $8.00 per person

To attend this field trip reservations and payment must be made in advance (Required by Amand Bayou Nature Center). Details will be explained at the June meeting.

We will meet at the Amand Bayou Nature Center at 6:30am. The guides are volunteers who have worked in and around the Bayou Nature Center for many years. During the walk the guides will identify Flora and Fauna. Be on the lookout for Deer, Birds, Reptiles, Insects, Small Mammals, and perhaps even a rare bobcat or coyote.

The website for the Amand Bayou Nature Center is http://www.abnc.org/.

For further information please contact mailto:[email protected]

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



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.

Payment to participate in the Macro Workshop is due at the June meeting. If you want to attend the workshop but unable to make the June meeting, please contact Lenora no later than June 10th.

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]

The Critical Eye

Date: June 29th
Time: 1:30 - 4:00pm
Place: South Branch Community Library, The Woodlands

In the next meeting we will be discussing an "Impactful Portfolio."

See you Saturday June 29th.

Lightroom Workshop with JT Thomas

Date: Saturday, August 24th
Location: South Montgomery County Library
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Lunch Included)
Cost: $10.00

Join JT Thomas as he teaches you how to use Lightroom and each of the modules as it relates to a photographers workflow.

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]

Mini Contest

Submit your images (up to 2) to Blake by Friday, June 7th to participate in our monthly mini-contest! Please size images to 1024 pixels on the longest side!

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!


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 http://www.woodlandsphoto.org/membership

Mailing Address:

The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387


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.


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.


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.


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