The Woodlands Photography Club

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2021

BEST IN SHOW: RICHARD  CHESNEY  "West Texas Storm and Sunset"                          MEMBER'S CHOICE: BOB GOWER  "Humpback Grace"

TWPC Members!

Congratulations to all who entered our 2021 Annual contest and kudos to our winners!! This year, we had 218 entries which is a record for our club! Wow! What a fantastic job!!

Remember, on November 8, from 5:30-9:00, we meet face-to-face at The Glade Gallery for the Exhibition and Reception to view the winning photographs in print! We will have plenty of room to spread out to follow Covid Protocol and keep everyone safe. Make sure to invite your family and friends for a fabulous evening! We will also have a chance to view all entries on a TV screen strategically placed in The Glade. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Watch for our newsletter for a few more events before the end of the year! There is an ‘Astro’ workshop & photo walk in December. We never sit still and hope to see more of our members take advantage of our gatherings to learn, meet other photographers, and most of all, have fun!!

See you on November 8 at our Annual contest Exhibition and Reception!!

Joan, Tom and your Leadership Team


The 2021 Annual Contest Exhibition of Winning Photos

November 8, 2021


The 2021 Annual Contest Exhibition of Winning Photos will take place November 8, 2021 at The Glade Arts Foundation from 5:30 – 9:00 PM.

Please join us for a fun evening of photos and fellowship.

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THE WOODLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB 2021 ANNUAL CONTEST

2021 Annual Contest

The Annual Contest saw a record number of entries this year. There were 218 photo entries by 28 club photographers. This year’s contest brought outstanding photos from all contestants! We are blessed with such talented members. The judging process was close with strong photographs in every category! Congratulations to all the winners!

Congratulations to Richard Chesney who won “Best in Show” with his photograph West Texas Storm and Sunset.

Congratulations to Bob Gower for winning Member’s Choice with his photograph Humpback Grace.

The 2021 Annual Contest Exhibition of Winning Photos will take place November 8, 2021 at The Glade Arts Foundation from 5:30 – 9:00 PM. Please join us for a fun evening of photos and fellowship.


2021 ANNUAL CONTEST WINNERS

BEST IN SHOW: RICHARD CHESNEY MEMBER'S CHOICE: BOB GOWER

BLACK AND WHITE

PORTRAITS

1st Place                             Chris  Summers

2nd Place                           Richard  Chesney            

3rd Place                            Dennis Chernov

Honorable Mention          Michael  Schaffner

1st Place                             Richard  Chesney

2nd Place                           Dennis  Chernov

3rd Place                            Ellen  Taylor

Honorable Mention          Dahlia  Dean

LANDSCAPES

OPEN

1st Place                             Dahlia Dean

2nd Place                           Grace Wu            

3rd Place                            Ann Greene

Honorable Mention          Zoraya Stern

1st Place                             Bob Gower

2nd Place                           Ann Greene            

3rd Place                            Dennis Chernov

Honorable Mention          Ellen Taylor

NEW MEMBER - WATER

CREATIVE DIGITAL MANIPULATION

1st Place                             Chris  Summers

2nd Place                           Chris  Summers            

3rd Place                            Kathryn LeRoy

Honorable Mention          Randi Munsey

1st Place                             Dahlia Dean

2nd Place                           Dennis Chernov           

3rd Place                            Dahlia Dean

Honorable Mention          Joan Tilton

WILD CARD - STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

TECHNIQUE - FILM NOIR

1st Place                             Mac Rodgers

2nd Place                           Chris Summers           

3rd Place                            Bob Gower

Honorable Mention          Chris Summers

1st Place                             Dennis Chernov

2nd Place                           Zoraya Stern           

3rd Place                            Zoraya Stern

Honorable Mention          Alicia Kominek

2021 ANNUAL CONTEST CURATOR'S CHOICE RECIPIENTS

BLACK AND WHITE

PORTRAITS

Joan Tilton

Teresa Otto

Richard Chesney

Randi Munsey

Tom Flink

Ellen Taylor

Esteban Romano

Esteban Romano

Zoraya Stern

Chris Summers

Alicia Kominek

LANDSCAPES

OPEN

Becky Anderson

Kathy Craven

Chris Summers

Dahlia Dean

Mac Rodgers

Ann Greene

Richard Chesney

Ellen Taylor

Richard Yzaguirre

Michael Schaffner

Grace Wu

Grace Wu

NEW MEMBER

CREATIVE DIGITAL MANIPULATIO

Teresa Otto

Richard Yzaguirre

Richard Yzaguirre

Esteban Romano

Kathy Craven

Kathy Craven

Joan Tilton

Zoraya Stern

Glenn Siegert

Grace Wu

Ellen Taylor

Glenn Siegert

WILD CARD - STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

TECHNIQUE - FILM NOIR

Gary Readore

Richard Yzaguirre  

Richard Yzaguirre

Dahlia Dean

Dahlia Dean

Ann Greene


Dahlia Dean

Dahlia Dean


WORKSHOPS & LEARNING


Workshops

Zoom Workshop - Night & Astro Photography

Monday, November 29, 2021

7:00-9:00pm

(see email or Facebook Event for Zoom Link & Details)

Photo Credit: Tom Flink


Photo Walks


Night & Astro Photography


Saturday, December 4, 2021

(alternate Sunday December 5, 2021)


Location: Janet Bartsch’s Ranch near Chappell Hill, TX

(Sunset scheduled for 5:24, Arrival and set-up by 5:00pm)


Leader: Tom Flink

Mentors: Richard Chesney, Chris Morisette, and others


Cost: FREE


Registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/213005289556154


Join us for a fantastic photo walk and opportunity to shoot the stars in a location outside of the Houston lights. This photo walk will be led by Tom Flink and an experienced group of fellow members to act as mentors and be available for guidance and questions. We will explore techniques for stars, long exposure, star trails, light painting, and others. If we are lucky, we may even be able to get in a few sunset shots and blue hour. We encourage beginner and advanced members to join us.

Our location is being graciously provided by member Janet Bartsch. Her property is located just outside of Chappell Hill, Texas which is about a 1-hour drive from The Woodlands. December 4th is also a New Moon, so we will have the best opportunity at stars (obviously not the moon). If for some reason the weather does not cooperate with us on December 4th, we will try again on the 5th. If both days are overcast or rainy, we will try again in January.

To prepare, we will hold a Zoom Workshop on November 29th to cover equipment, techniques and explore how to make the most of this photo walk. We want everyone to be ready to shoot while on location, so the Zoom Workshop is required for everyone attending.

Recommended equipment: Camera with remote shutter release or delay timer, wide-angle lens, tripod.

Note: Every attendee will be required to sign a liability waiver to visit the ranch in Chappell Hill.

Finally, registration for this photo walk is required (and may be limited) so that we can manage the number of people expected in Chappell Hill and ensure a safe and wonderful experience for everyone.




Photo Deconstructions

Monday, November 22, 2021

Mike Schaffner

via Zoom

(see email or Facebook Event for Zoom Link & Details)


Join us this month with Mike Schaffner on behind the scenes of what goes into creating a Creative Digital image!

Hope to see you on ZOOM


Photo Credit: Mike Schaffner

Last month Gary Readore showed us how to get the moon in sharp focus! Remember to give it a try and then post your results on Facebook with #photodeconstruction

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WORKSHOP & LEARNING COORDINATORS: ALICIA KOMINEK & ZORAYA STERN workshopstwpc@gmail.com


MINI CONTEST - SHARE & LEARN

November Contest Theme

Poses

Deadline:  Friday, November  5, 11:59pm

VOTING will be the same as our last virtual meeting. About 24 hours before the meeting (Sunday evening), we will send out a MailChimp meeting reminder. This reminder will contain two Mini-Contest links: one that will lead you to the online gallery where you can view the entries and decide your favorite; and another link that will lead you to an online ballot where you can vote for your favorite. Balloting will remain open until 6:45 pm Monday. Winners will be announced online. 

Submission of entries for NOVEMBER will be EXACTLY THE SAME as for our live and virtual meetings: Remember to remove your "watermarks" from all submitted photos. You upload high-resolution jpeg images (up to 2 per member) with the word “Mini” in the file name, by clicking on this link and following instructions:

For questions contact Mac Rodgers at MacRodgers@gmail.com


MEMBERSHIP

JOIN THE WOODLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB! 


For information and to join The Woodlands Photography Club, click the link below to go to the Membership Page. 



Our Club Thrives Off The Efforts of Our Volunteers!


To meet The Woodlands Photography Club Leadership Team click the link below.


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