August Newsletter 2013

August 12th 6:30 - 9:00pm

South Montgomery County Community Center

2235 Lake Robbins Drive

Our Speaker this month

Glenn Olsen

Eagles, Owls and Hawks of Texas

Glenn Olsen has had a passionate interest in nature since early childhood. In addition to bird identification, he has a special interest in the relationships of plants, birds, butterflies, and other insects. Glenn teaches Bird identification and nature related classes at Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and is an instructor for Audubon's birding classes. He served as state president and Houston Chapter President of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Glenn is a certified Texas Master Naturalist and is a regular speaker for the training program.

Upcoming Speakers

Sept - Kathy Adams Clark - Behind the scenes on a book project
Oct - Fall Photo Contest

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.

This is your club and it takes more than a few people to make it run smoothly; please consider volunteering a few hours each month.

The President will preside over meetings and is responsible for generally keeping the momentum going in a positive direction. This position takes the lead with regards to seeking out and scheduling speakers for the monthly meetings. The president will be empowered to sign checks in the absence of the treasurer.

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

Slide Show Organizer - Responsible for processing the pictures received and setting up the digital picture frames for the mini-contest. Prepares the monthly members slide show.

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

Field Trips

Working Ranch

Place: Forever Faithful Ranch
Date: August 17th
Time: 7:00am
Address: 13955 Lake Pleasant Rd, Montgomery, Texas 77356
Cost: No entrance fee

Forever Faithful is a working ranch and we've been given free rein (Pun intended) to walk about freely and photograph the daily activities that are involved in living on a ranch. There are even a few old tractors and a tack barn and stables to photograph! We will go over the rules of the ranch before the field trip. There is a 15 person limit so sign up early.

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.



Lightroom Workshop with JT Thomas

The Lightroom workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled for this fall.

Mini Contest

Submit your images (up to 2) to Blake by Friday, August 9th to participate in our monthly mini-contest! Please size images to 1024 pixels on the longest side!

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


New Eligibility Rule starting for the 2013 contest

To enter the Fall contest, new members must join the club no later than the September meeting. The annual fees are $15/students, $25/individual, or $35/family.

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. Wildcard: Photos from 2013 workshops and field trips

  6. New Members: The color Blue

  7. Open

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 dimension 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.

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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