August 2015 Newsletter CORRECTED COPY 2016 Board Member positions contact should be [email protected] OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE AUGUST


August 2015 Newsletter


2016 Board Member positions contact should be [email protected]




My love for nature photography began about 18 years ago after noticing very simple things in nature after venturing to Kenya and Tanzania (had no interest in photography at that point ) After dabbling in wildlife photography, I somehow became intrigued with tiny things in nature. After purchasing a Minolta 200mm macro lens, I became fascinated with close up work. All my images are made in natural light. I use no flash ,and it takes about five minutes to process an image. At times I use a gold-sided reflector to warm the light a bit. I love photographing flowers, dewdrops, butterflies, spiders, and dragonflies in their natural state. Now every few years I get a hankering to venture to Alaska and photograph Grizzly Bears! I don't like to brag, but I have been published in Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, and Inner Reflections Calendar. I taught elementary school for thirty years at the same school, and now I'm pursuing different interests and art shows. I am owned by a lively, very energetic Boston Terrier named Pogo :).



Time and Location

Our monthly meeting for the month of August will be held at the South Montgomery Library 2101 Lake Robbins Drive.

6:45 - 7:00pm - Social time, grab a snack, vote for Mini Contest, visit the question corner.
7:00 - 8:15pm - Meeting

TWPC 2015 Board Members

President – Allison Pitre
Vice President – Vacant
Treasurer – Amy Butler
Field Trips – Jerry Hunter/ James Fallon
Workshops – James Fallon/Jerry Hunter
Newsletter – Jerry Hunter /Ellen Taylor
Slide Show Organizer Ellen Taylor
Webmaster - Christine Martin
Historian – Judy Volper
Guest Speaker Coordinator - Ellen Taylor

2016 Board Member Positions

It is that time of the year. Please consider volunteering for a board position for 2016. This club is not possible without members volunteering their time to plan events and speakers to our club.

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 Allison Pitre at [email protected]
Thank You,
2015 WPC Board**


The board members are requesting that members who attended the photo shoot at the Forever Faithful Ministries Horse last week donate a few of their photos to the Horse Ranch so they can be made into calendars for sell. Photos may be sent to Ellen at [email protected] Please send photos at the highest resolution you can send them.

Field Trip

National Museum of Funeral History

Address: 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090
Date: August 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Admission: Adults: $10:00, Children (under 12) $7.00, Children (under 3) Free Seniors/Veterans $9.00
Tripods: Yes

The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of mans oldest cultural customs. Come discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations. See up close the authentic items used in the funerals of US Presidents and Popes, and explore the rich heritage of the industry which cares for the deceased.

A good example of the grandeur of the museum is it's deaths of the Popes Gallery, which opened in 2008 and features not only John Paul, It's bulletproof Popemobile, but also an exact reproduction of his triple - nested coffin. The museum had to build an addition just to accommodate all the displays.

One of a kind coffins are everywhere in the main exhibit hall, including one embedded with hundreds of dollars of US coins and currency.

Arriving from the North, proceed South on I-45 and exit at Richey exit 64. Proceed South on the frontage road approximately one mile, then turn right on Barren Springs Drive. The museum is located 2 blocks ahead on the left.

Arriving from the South, proceed North on I-45 and exit at Airtex exit 63. Take a left on Airtex and proceed West on Airtex. Turn right on Ella Blvd and proceed North on Ella Blvd. The museum is one block on the right.

If you are interested in signing up for this field trip please contact Jerry at [email protected].

September - Hummingbird Festival, Kleb Woods, Tomball Texas.


Hummingbird Photography Workshop with Carlos Hernandez
Date: September 12, 2015 at 9am

Place: Kleb Woods Headquarters building

20303 Draper Road
Tomball, TX 77377
(281) 357-5324

Time: from 9: a.m. till we get tired

Cost: No Fee

Participants will photograph hummingbirds using remote flashes to freeze them in flight around feeders. At the end you will be able to photograph them in your back yard using these techniques. We will take turns using the equipment and you will have several pictures.


Remote flash trigger, 2.4 Ghz type. If you use a Canon Carlos has the equipment. If not you need to purchase this.

Bring: A medium zoom telephoto(70-200) 70-300, or 300mm f/4, 200mm fixed, Macro lens in case you want to use it while photographing butterflies.

Bring water, and a hat. Although we are going to be in a shaded area, it is September and hot. Bring food if you want to have a picnic there.

Carlos will have: All flashes and wireless triggers, you just bring a camera with lens, picnic chair.

If you would like to attend this workshop please contact James Fallon at [email protected] This workshop is limited to 15 participants.


The Montgomery County Animal Shelter is in need of photographers to volunteer their time on Sundays to photograph rescue dogs. Volunteers at the shelter try to take better pictures of the animals than their original intake picture so it can be posted on the shelters Facebook page to hopefully to help get them adopted. The shelter has over 64k followers who see these pictures and have come to love seeing the animals dressed up.
If there are any photographers in the club who are interested in volunteering their time on Sunday’s from 1-4pm (it doesn’t even have to be that long, even an hour would help, and it doesn’t to be every single Sunday) to help take pictures at the shelter.
There are three people who currently take pictures at the shelter and they can’t always be there so they are looking for more volunteers to help out.

Volunteering is a great way to help the animals get adopted while also getting your images out there in the community and gaining experience in animal photography.
Montgomery County Animal Shelter, 8535 TX 242, 77385
(936) 442-7738


The Science of Photography --- What are RGB and CMYK and why do I care? ----- by Andy Howard

Today, ALL digital photographers are finding they have to get more involved with their photos than in the “old” days.. Even if they “only” take the memory card from their cameras and go down to the local store to print some photos, they are faced with options for cropping, tilting, exposure adjusting, etc. The more “brave” of us put the memory card into our computer, crank up our favorite editing program, make adjustments, and: send the results to FaceBook, post on a web site, send in email, send for printing and/or make a photobook, etc. However, we notice that the electronic versions of our photos don’t always match what we see or print. Why is that?

When we view our photos electronically, we are dealing with direct light --- on the monitor, our camera screen, the TV, etc. We might remember that the 3 basic colors of direct light are Red, Green, and Blue. These 3 colors are added in various intensities to make all the colors we see. The presence of all 3 colors with equal intensity yields white. The absence of all 3 colors yields black.

When we look at printed photos or objects, we are dealing with light reflected from a surface. The source light is absorbed or subtracted by the object and the remaining light is reflected to us. The color we see is a combination of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. The absence of any color is white. The presence of the 3 colors in equal quantity should be black. However, in the print world, the color is seen as very dark brown. BlacK ink is added so that the eye will perceive black.

The human eye is very sensitive to light (both direct and reflected) and the gamut or range of colors and intensities seen is broad. The digital camera sensor uses individual elements to record a specific direct light base color and its intensity. The gamut of additive colors and intensities of RGB on a camera sensor is less than the human eye so that what you see on the screen may not exactly match what is seen. The gamut of subtractive colors in the print process of CMYK is even less than RGB colors and your printed photo may look really “off”.

Colors from RGB that are “out of gamut” for the CMYK print process will be matched to the print program’s “next best” color. Printed CYMK colors also tend to duller than RGB colors seen on a screen. When you will be printing a photo that you have been viewing in RGB color mode (Photoshop and Lightroom default), convert the photo to CMYK color mode and make necessary adjustments before printing. Alternatively, convert the photo to CMYK color mode at the beginning of your work. Then, what you see on your screen will closely match what is printed.

If you deal exclusively with additive-light, digital photos (as in the RGB world), you don’t need to worry much about RGB vs CMYK. However, if you are going to print your digital photos in hard copy, you need to study a bit on how to use your post processing and printing programs to make the conversion from RGB to CMYK color mode. Have fun!

Monthly Mini Contest & Slide Show

Please submit photos taken within the last two years for the slide show and mini - contest photos. There is a $20 cash prize for the mini - contest.

August - Four
September - Doors/Windows/Arches
October - Annual Photo Contest/ No Mini Contest
November - Harvest
December - Holiday

You can submit up to two photos. The winner is selected via secret ballot by the majority vote from the members in attendance at the meeting.

Slide Show:

You can submit up to five photos. You can share all kinds of images you have in your digital library.

How to submit:

Please send Mini- Contest photos/Slide Photos to [email protected],

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

How to name your file: Your name (first or last), whether it’s for the mini or slide show, and then number.

Example for mini - contest: Ellen Taylor mini 1, Ellen Taylor mini 2

Example for slide show: Ellen Taylor Slide show 1, Ellen Slide show 2

Deadline: Midnight Friday, August 7, 2015

Looking forward to seeing your photos!


Fall Photo Contest

The categories for the fall photo contest are as follows:
1.Black & White: Geometric Shapes
2.People: Three or More
3.Nature: Animals - Non domestic Animals (no pets, zoo animals)
4.Technique: Macro
5.Wild Card: photos from 2015 Workshops and Field Trips
6.New Members: (joined in 2014 or 2015): Leading Lines
7.Open: (Digital Alterations Permitted)

In order to participate in the contest, dues for 2015 must be paid by June 30, 2015

Thank you from TWPC

Thank you to all members who assist set up before and after meetings and those who bring snacks!.

TWPC Membership

To participate in the club field trips, mini contest, workshops and have access to our Facebook page, you must be a member. Join or renew your membership - Individual $25, Family $35, Student $15, see Treasurer Amy Butler, or mail payment to our P.O Box. New members please complete 2015 Membership Application Form.

Membership dues paid after the Fall Contest includes membership for the following year!

The annual Membership Application Form can be found on our club's website

Mailing Address:
The Woodlands Photography Club
PO Box 9183
Spring, TX 77387

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