Newsletter May 2014 MAY 12th 6:30 - 8:00pm South Montgomery Community Center 2235 Lake Robbins Drive OUR SPEAKER THIS MONTH DAVID MEINE ARTIFIC


Newsletter May 2014

MAY 12th 6:30 - 8:00pm

South Montgomery Community Center

2235 Lake Robbins Drive




David will be discussing together with the members about simple lighting and then progress into more advance lightning. The following topics will be discussed.

Controlling the light that enters your camera.
Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance

Outdoor Lighting
Introduce the light meter, Remove from diffuser, Add with reflector, Fill flash-popup and hot shoe.

Indoor and available light
On camera flash-explain TTL, Remote with cord, With pocket wizards, Add a filter

Studio Style
Necessity of light-flash meter, Tungsten flood, LED fill flood, Camera flash with reflector, Why not use cords... Studio photo flash

Upcoming Meetings

June - Paul Gregg- Landscape 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 (
If you are interested in these positions, please talk to a board member or email [email protected]
Thank You,
2014 WPC Board**

Field Trips

Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary

When: June 14, 2014
Where: 440 Winchester Blvd, Houston, Texas 77079 (Off Memorial Drive)
Hours: 7:00am - 10:00am
Admission: Free

We are to meet at the west gate at 7:30am.

Within it's 17.5 acres of hardwood and pine forest and freshwater habitats, the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary provides an important home for native wildlife, resident mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of pray, and a variety of species of reptiles and amphibians that live within the sanctuary. Within Rummel Creek and the ponds of the sanctuary you can find resident bull frogs, as well as bronze and leopard frogs. Many turtles and several species of water snakes and aquatic invertebrates also call the creek and pond habitants home.
Questions may be directed to Jerry, [email protected]

See you there.

1940 Air Terminal Museum (Wings and Wheels)

When: July 19, 2014
Address: 8325 Travelair Street, Houston, Texas 77061 (Across airfield at Hobby Airport)
Hours: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Admission: Adults $7.00, Children $3.00 (ages 12 and under)

We are to meet inside the museum at 11:00am. Members may photograph cars in the front of the museum and the inside and outside of aircraft sitting on the turmack in the back of the museum.

Ticket prices includes: Static aircraft tours, special programs in the Starliner Theater, museum tours, and admission to the museum.

Questions may be directed to Jerry, [email protected]

Food is provided by a drive up food vendor or cooked in house.


Photo Tips


Don't get caught in the megapixel hype. The truth is many digital cameras offer more megapixels than you really need - and in some cases, more than the camera itself can really support. Do a little homework and understand your needs: are you planning on making huge posters? As few as 10 megapixels will be more than enough to serve most photography and printing needs.


Panning Workshop

Conducted by Juan DeLeon

Saturday, May 10

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost for clinic - $25 per person

(does not include race track entry fee)

Slide Show Presentation and Q&A

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Mitchell Library Room 102

8125 Ashlane Way
The Woodlands, TX 77382


12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bel-Ray Action Sports Park (Formally Three Palms Action Sports Park)

15100 I-45 South

Conroe, TX 77384

Cost to get into the track is $6.00 and is not included in the workshop price. Each participant must complete a waiver which we will have available at the library. Also note that the lecture is NOT at the library where we usually meet but at the Mitchell Library. The track is approximately 20 minutes from the library. There will be time between the slide-show and Q&A for everyone to get lunch on their way to the track.

Equipment – camera and lens. 70-200 or similar would be perfect. Tripods are allowed but not necessary. Flash if you have it but is also not necessary

About Juan:

Juan is a professional sports photographer (among other things),and is a member of the Professional Photographers Association, Texas, Professional Photographers Association, Sports Photographers Association of America, and Sports Shooters. Juan is the official free-lance photographer for the Houston Astros, has photographed Texans and A&M games as well as professional car races. Juan has been published in many state and national magazines and newspapers. You can see Juan’s work at

Please contact Beth Goetzman with questions at [email protected]

Mini Contest & Slide Show


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] (May only)

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, May 9th 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!

Christine Martin
[email protected]


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

A two year time frame is a requirement for the Fall Photo Contest

Membership dues must be paid by the end of June in order to participate in the Fall Photo Contest...with the exception of new members who must have joined by August.


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

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.