The Woodlands Photography Club
P H O T O G R A P H Y
NEWS for MAY 2003
Thrills you won't want to miss...


IN THIS ISSUE….

      MAY Activities....JUNE Activities....Summer & Beyond
      ....Member Notices....About Our Club....Parting Shot

Visit our club web sitewww.WoodlandsPhoto.org — for the latest in activity, images, galleries, and other things of interest to those who love photography.

Photo of the Month (at top):  Canadian Rockies © copyright 2002, 2003 Nalin Trivedi, all rights reserved.  See his gallery on our web site.

M  A  Y


NEW ORLEANS WORKSHOP
Popular Photography & Imaging Magazine
May 8-11

Three days of learning, shooting a wide variety of special locations with models and mentors, a big river cruise, and lots more. Contact Michelle Cast at 212-767-6086 or email mcast@hfmus.com.

MONTHLY MEETING & AWARDS PRESENTATION

Monday, May 12 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M.

Peter Brown, Rice University instructor who has judged our competition before, will announce the winners of our Spring Photo Show & Competition and explain his reasoning for his choices. Wonderful opportunity to compare your own analysis with that of a pro and learn how to make your future show entries winners.

FIELD TRIP — PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Saturday, May 17


Our members had so much fun at last year's scavenger hunt in Old Town, Spring, that we decided to make it an annual affair.  We pass out assignments, and you go find and shoot them -- with great skill and artistry, of course!  You will get the specific directions via email soon -- tentatively at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. We can caravan and make it more fun.

PICK UP COMPETITION PICTURES
Saturday, May 24 —10 to 11:30 A.M.

Come to the library to pick up your show entries.  Please be there early so our volunteer crew can go home on time.  Pictures not picked up by 11:30 may be donated to charity....

J  U  N  E


HOT SUMMER PRINT SALE AT HCP
Saturday, June 7 -- 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Great opportunity to display and maybe sell some of your images, while meeting other photographers in the Houston area at the Houston Center for Photography annual event.  This is a fun day of mixing, making friends, learning what people like so your photos will sell better in the future, and letting people citywide know about our club.

MONTHLY MEETING & PRESENTATION

Monday, June 9 -- 6:30 to 8:45 P.M.

A special presentation by Jim McCary from the Humble Camera Club. He will share his special slides from a trip to Mt. Kilamanjaro and bring some digital cameras for a discussion on going digital — a topic to prepare us for our June Field Trip (see below).

FIELD TRIP:  TRY OUT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Saturday, June 14

We're gathering up a few professional digital cameras for members to use on this field trip -- a terrific hands-on opportunity to try using digital cameras and get to know the world of digital photography. A club member who is adept at this technology will give us a mini-workshop on tricks of the digital trade.  
Location to be announced (somewhere near The Woodlands -- stay tuned).


S U M M E R   &   B E Y O N D



INSTEAD OF OUR JULY MONTHLY MEETING:
SUMMER BARBEQUE AND MEMBER SLIDE SHOW

Saturday, July 19 -- 6:00 to 10:00 P.M.
Members' families are most welcome

Instead of our regular meeting at the Library, we're planning a terrific summer evening of park fun, a barbeque (entre/drinks catered, desserts brought by members), swimming for the kids with a lifeguard present, and about 90 minutes of members' favorite slides -- the cream of the crop. Those interested in showing slides should contact a board member at the next meeting to get on the list. We can probably accommodate about 25 members this way. Members' families and significant others are most welcome to come enjoy the park activities, pool, food, and slides. (Will be at a local Woodlands park facility to be announced)

AUGUST & BEYOND

Keep an eye out for notices in this monthly newsletter about great activities each month for our Photo Club.  Here are some things we have planned, in addition to our regular monthly meetings and presentations:

August Hummingbird presentation (how to freeze their wings)
• Rockport Hummingbird Festival & Field Trip (Fall)
• October North American Nature Photographers Association
   (NANPA) meeting in McAllen
• Fall Photo Competition and Show
• November Lost Maples field trip
• December Club Christmas Slide Show & Presentation
   for The Woodlands Community


NOTICES

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HELP US SHOOT OUR MEETINGS

We need club members who have digital cameras to form a team to take some pictures of our presenters and activity at our monthly meetings for use on our web site. If you are willing to help, please contact any board member. Many thanks to John Masters for the images of our presenter at the April meeting --
see home page of our web site.

CLASSIFIED ADS

• Anything to sell?
• Looking for specific camera gear?
• Need a buddy to go off on a special photo shoot?


Send in your classifieds and we'll publish them in this newsletter.

YOUR GALLERY AWAITS YOU

Each member of our club gets a free online gallery of your favorite images. For details on how to get yours set up, contact Nolan Braud (njbraud@hotmail.com)

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS!

Help us continue to have the most interesting and informative activities by sharing your ideas for the best experiences you've had. Email your ideas for each activity below to the club officer in charge of that activity:

Field Trips—Ken Means (kdm@argohouston.com)
Presentations —Ron Bautsch (bautschron@yahoo.com)
Other Activity —Roy Varner (roy@royvarner.com)


ABOUT OUR CLUB


The Woodlands Photography Club is an organization formed to support area photographers of all ages, skill levels, and interests to advance in their ability to create truly satisfying images. In the process, we all become great friends, enjoy field trips and outings together, and learn from each other.

MEETINGS.
We meet every month on the second Monday from 6:30 to 9 P.M. at the Libray just west of The Woodlands Pavillion (The Montgomery County South Branch Library at 2101 Lake Robbins Dr.) in the meeting room immediately to the left as you enter the front doors. Visitors and the curious are always most welcome!

MEMBERSHIP. Anyone interested in photography, no matter what your age or level of experience (professional, amateur, or wannabe), is most welcome to join our club. Membership is a measly $15/yearthat's a mere $1.25/month, less than a cup of coffee! Membership is half-price for young people up to age 18.

NEWSLETTER. Our monthly online newsletter goes out around the first of each month (you're reading the current issue). We keep all back issues archived on our club website.

MEMBER GALLERIES. Each member can have a gallery of his or her best images online. Contact Nolan Braud (njbraud@hotmail.com) for help.

BOARD CONTACTS:

Pres / News / Website – Roy Varner (roy@royvarner.com)
VP / Programs – Ron Bautsch (bautschron@yahoo.com)
Treasurer – Brenda Driscoll (driscl@ev1.net)
Field Activities – Ken Means (kdm@argohouston.com)
Advisory Committee – Cecilia Garcia (cecygarcia@aol.com), Janice Braud (jlbraud@hotmail.com), Cathy Evans (grayb1rd@email.msn.com), Dot Mullinax (kaysla@ev1.net)


PARTING SHOT

Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you will
help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann von Goethe

See you MONDAY the 12th at our Monthly Meeting!
TTFN

P.S. -- Check out our club web site often.
We will update it with new monthly content, photos,
member galleries, and the latest list of events
of interest to photographers.


© Copyright 2003 The Woodlands Photography Club. All rights reserved.
Canadian Rockies photo © Copyright Nalin Trivedi 2002, 2003.