March Newsletter 2014

March 10th 6:30 - 8:00pm

South Montgomery Community Center

2235 Lake Robbins Drive




Allison will provide an overview on how to make your own Digital Photobook.

She will also offer suggestions on taking the pictures, how to select the pictures, the workflow, selecting the company for printing, selecting the paper, design and layout

Upcoming Meetings

April - Pam Moore - Stock Photography





2014 Board Member Positions

The following positions are currently 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.

Secretary: Will keep up with board meeting notes. Make reservations for club meetings, workshops, fall contest and any other meeting that is scheduled for the club. This position is also responsible for maintaining and providing the name badges at the club meetings.

Workshop Coordinator: Responsible for researching, planning & coordinating club workshops.

Field Trip Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating field trips. You do not have to lead the field trips, but find members willing to host each event. Plan for one field Trip per month. Most should be local.

A list of all board positions can be seen at (http://woodlandsphoto.org/board-member)
If you are interested in these positions, please talk to a board member or email [email protected]
Thank You,
2014 WPC Board**

Field Trips

Rob Fleming Park
Village of Creekside Park
6055 Creekside Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77389

When: March 15th 2014
Time: 7:00am
Where: Bluebonnet Meadow

We are to meet in the Rob Flemimg Lodge parking lot and walk up the hill behind the lodge to the Bluebonnet meadow and photograph Bluebonnets and the area until 9:00am. We will then proceed Downtown to Discovery Green Park to photograph Architects of Air Mirarocco.

Architects of Air Miracoco

Where: Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010
When: March 15th 2014
Time: 10:00am
Admission: $10.00 per person (Children ages 3 and under free)

A one of a kind stunning luminarium! Inspired by the Lotus Temple in India, the monumental inflatable structure is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. Rising almost 30 feet in the air and occupying half a football field Miracoco can be appreciated by people of all ages, cultures and abilities.
Tripods not allowed (May puncture the inflatable structure)
Shoes will have to be removed and placed in a rack before entering the structure.
Question about either field trip may be referred to Jerry, [email protected]

April - Mercer Arboretum
May - Texas Railroad in Palestine - Special Photographers Trip $85


Photo Tips

The Sunny f/16 Rule for Digital Exposure

The Sunny f/16 Rule or Basic Daylight Exposure (BDE) for short tells you that the proper exposure in Digital Photography for a front lit subject f/16 with a shutter speed of 1/ISO (that's one over the ISO in use) according to the Sunny f/16 Rule, at ISO 100 BDE would be f/16 at 1/100 second and at ISO 200, BDE would be f/16 at 1/200 second.

When taking photos on a bright, sunny day, set the ISO of your camera to 100, the aperture to f/16 and the shutter to 1/100 second. Then go out and take pictures of some front lit subjects. As long as your subjects isn't White or Black, the exposures should be great. No metering necessary.

You can use equivalent exposures (Different combinations of apertures, shutter speeds, and ISO setting that provide exactly the same exposure) for the Sunny f/16 Rule at ISO 100.

Equivalent Exposures for the Sunny f16 Rule at ISO 100

Aperture - Shutter Speed

f/22 ~~~~~ 1/50









Are you wondering what all those dials and buttons on your camera do? If so, join us for the Photo 101 Workshop. This workshop is a beginners guide to DSLR and no previous knowledge of your camera. If you are interested email [email protected] to sign up. The class is limited to the first 20 paying participants.

Class Details:

When: Saturday, March 29th
What time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Where: Montgomery County South Regional Public Library
Cost: $15 (Includes lunch)
Teachers: JT Thomas and David Meine
Be sure to bring your camera and it's user manual to class!

Mini Contest & Slide Show


March - Rural / Rustic
April - Cowboys/Rodeo
May - Flowers
June - Creepy Crawly
July - Weather
August - Food
September - Summer Fun
October - None - Fall Contest
November - Fall
December - Holiday
You can submit two photos and increase your chances of winning that $20.00 prize.

Slide Show: Any photo to share

Submit up to four photos, and they can be of anything! We’d love you to share all kinds of images you might have of events, trips, people, workshops or whatever else you might have in your digital library.

A two year time frame is suggested for the slide show and mini-contest photos.

How to submit: Email to [email protected]

It’s easy! Just email your photos to me. Please resize them to 1024 pixels on the long side. If you aren’t sure how to resize, don’t worry . . . send them to me and I will resize them for you. Please note in the subject line or in the body of the email whether they are for the Mini Contest or the Slide Show, and make sure your full name is also included.

You will need to send to me no later than Friday, March 7th at midnight. We would love to have a lot of participation; sharing your photos will inspire others and provide a platform to show off your photos, no matter what level you are at in your photography journey.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Cindy Wickizer

[email protected]


Black and White - Transportation
People - People at work
Nature - Water
Technique - Shallow depth of Field
Wild Card - 2014 Workshops and Field trip
New Members - Plants & Flowers

A two year time frame is suggested for the Fall Photo Contest


It's the beginning of another year and that means we all must pay our dues! Membership prices are the same as before. 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.

Don't forget that 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 www.woodlandsphoto.org/membership.

Mailing Address:

The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387

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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.