December 2014 Newsletter NEW LOCATION!!! South Montgomery Library 2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands December 8, 2014 DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY

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December 2014 Newsletter

NEW LOCATION!!!

South Montgomery Library

2101 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

December 8, 2014

DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY AND SLIDE SHOW

Holiday party begins at 6:45 p.m. at the South Montgomery County Library

December is our annual membership celebration. Instead of a speaker, the program will be YOU. Food, photos and fun. Submit up to five of your favorite photos of the last two years to Cindy (see submission instructions below) by the Friday before the meeting, We want everyone to participate so start reviewing your photos now for your favorites.

Bring your favorite finger foods to accompany the sandwiches and drinks provided by the club.

It's your club, so bring your ideas for next year's programs. We will have an idea basket where you can submit your suggestions for speakers, judges, field trips, workshops and categories for the photo contests. Be specific.

We will have lots of opportunities for socializing with your fellow members.

New Time and Location

Our meetings will now be held at the South Montgomery County library (next to the Community Center) on Lake Robbins. This is a new permanent location.

Social Time 6:45 - 7:00

Program 7:00 - 8:15

2015 Board of Directors

Thank you to those who have graciously agreed to serve our club in 2015. Our club could not function without a board. There are still openings and opportunities to help in 2015. Please contact Allison Pitre if you are interested. [email protected]

President – Allison Pitre

Vice President – Valerie Holstead

Treasurer – Amy Butler

Field Trips – Jerry Hunter

Workshops – James Fallon

Secretary - Open

Newsletter – Joe Saladino

Slide Show Organizer -Griselda Yanez

Webmaster - Open

Historian – Judy Volper

Publicity / Promotion – Open

As we wrap up 2014, I would like to thank those that served in 2014

Shirley Cusack.

Upcoming Meetings

December Meeting

Holiday Party and Slide Show

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Field Trips

All Points North Model Railroad Club

Address: 611 S Magnolia Drive, Conroe Texas 77301
Date: January 10th, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Admission: No charge
Tripods: Yes

With 5000 square feet of space All Points North is the largest model railroad club in the Houston area and is expanding again.

Join us as we photograph electric model trains moving along tracks, through tunnels, cityscapes, hills and railroad yards.

Website: Allpointsnorthmrrc.org

Point of contact is Jerry [email protected]

Directions: Only minutes from downtown Conroe. Take SH 105 East to Magnolia Dr. Make a right on Magnolia and follow the street to the end and turn left and go through the gate. The Prefab building will be at the end of the road.

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Photo Tips

Recommended SLR camera settings for Christmas lights at night

•Use either a macro or an all purpose wide angle lens. A macro is useful if you want to seclude any one ornament or decoration. Where as a wide angle lens is great if you want to get the whole house into the picture.

•It's also a good idea to use a tripod, as the shutter speed will be too slow for sharp hand held shots.

•Set your camera on manual mode with a low as possible aperture f number. For example anywhere between f/2.8 to f/4.6 will be sufficient.

•For starters set the ISO to 400. Depending on how dark you want the images to be, you can adjust this later on. It's never recommend going higher than 800 however, due to loss of photo quality the higher the ISO.

•There are two ways to adjust the shutter speed. Firstly, you can focus the camera at part of the house that isn't too dark or too light and adjust the exposure. If you're not sure what I mean by exposure we have a tutorial on it at: How to use manual mode. If you like a darker photograph, then underexpose the settings by around 2 or 3 stops.

Or you can take a bit of a punt and initially set the shutter speed to around 1/50th of a second, then adjust it give and take from there. If the photograph seems too dark for your liking, then choose a slower speed (up to say 1/25th of a second). If it's too light then choose a faster speed. As the night gets darker and light changes you may need to adjust this.

Recommended SLR camera settings for Christmas lights at night

•Use either a macro or an all purpose wide angle lens. A macro is useful if you want to seclude any one ornament or decoration. Where as a wide angle lens is great if you want to get the whole house into the picture.

•It's also a good idea to use a tripod, as the shutter speed will be too slow for sharp hand held shots.

•Set your camera on manual mode with a low as possible aperture f number. For example anywhere between f/2.8 to f/4.6 will be sufficient.

•For starters set the ISO to 400. Depending on how dark you want the images to be, you can adjust this later on. It's never recommend going higher than 800 however, due to loss of photo quality the higher the ISO.

•There are two ways to adjust the shutter speed. Firstly, you can focus the camera at part of the house that isn't too dark or too light and adjust the exposure. If you're not sure what I mean by exposure we have a tutorial on it at: How to use manual mode. If you like a darker photograph, then underexpose the settings by around 2 or 3 stops.

Or you can take a bit of a punt and initially set the shutter speed to around 1/50th of a second, then adjust it give and take from there. If the photograph seems too dark for your liking, then choose a slower speed (up to say 1/25th of a second). If it's too light then choose a faster speed. As the night gets darker and light changes you may need to adjust this.

LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

On Saturday, January 24 we will continue the Lightroom class from November. The class will be in the Mitchell library from 9:30-3:30 and cost $15. Attendance is limited to the first 18 paying members. Lunch will be provided by the club. If you are interested contact Christine at [email protected]

Workshops

No workshops are planned at this time

Mini Contest

Mini-Contest

December - Holiday - The winner will appear on the club's Christmas Card.
January 2015 - New Years Resolution

You can submit two photos and increase your chances of winning that $20.00 prize.

Slide Show: Any photo to share

Submit up to five photos you have taken in the last two years, 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]

Number of images you can submit:

Mini: No more than 2

Slide: No more than 5

Size/Type of file: 1024 long side, 72dpi, jpeg format at 8 bit

Name your file: Your name (first or last), whether it’s for the mini or slide show, and then number. Please do this, as it’s extremely helpful!

Example for mini: cindy mini 1, cindy mini 2

Example for slide: cindy slide 1, cindy slide 2, cindy slide 3 . . .

Where to send them: Email all images to [email protected]

Deadline: No later than Friday, December 5th at midnight

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Cindy Wickizer

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.

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

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.

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 http://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.

http://woodlandsphoto.org/

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