The Woodlands Photography Club


Glenn Siegert

Glenn Siegert

Thank you to Mac Rodgers for creating this slideshow of the June Mini-Contest. 

TWPC Members!

Thank you all who celebrated our 2020 Exhibit and Reception at The Glade on June 14th! We had approximately 65-70 attendees who enjoyed the photographs, the food, and fantastic company!

The event was a fabulous success thanks to Ellen Taylor, Randi Munsey and all the volunteers who collected, set up and took down the photos!

Now, it’s time to begin to think about our 2021 annual Contest! If it feels like it is just around the corner…it is! Check our website for the categories and rules and start capturing those stunning images.

Our July 12th meeting will be via Zoom with Chris Summers as our guest speaker covering Food Photography. And hopefully, we will be able to announce when we will meet in person at The Glade.

Joan, Tom and The Leadership Team


July 12, 2021

7 pm Central Time

via Zoom

The Zoom session will begin at 6:45 pm and the meeting will kick-off at 7:00 pm.

Zoom details and link are in the TWPC Newsletter email. Just click on that link and you will be directed to the meeting.  We will send you a reminder email with this information on the day of the meeting.

Guest Speaker

Chris Summers will be the guest speaker at our July 12th meeting.  He will be discussing Food Photography. 


TWPC 2021 Annual Contest Important dates

The rules for the 2021 Annual Contest have been emailed to all members and have been posted to the TWPC website on the contest page. If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Annual Contest rules please email Ellen and Randi at . They will be happy to help you out.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Annual Contest Exhibition of Winners.  The Open House was a huge success.  Congratulations to all the participants who showed their work.  The awesome talent of our members was displayed with pride!


You need some inspiration? New ideas of what to explore in your photography?  The monthly Facebook Challenges offers a new opportunity to practice, get inspired, and inspire others by sharing your work.

All members can participate in posting up to 3 photos on TWPC Facebook page, according to the monthly subject, with the correspondent #tag. Every Challenge starts on the first day of the month and ends on the last day.  The Showcase Presentation will be created with a minimum of 4 participants and will be published on Facebook the first week of the following month.

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The following are a few of the entries from the

June 2021 Challenge:

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Photographers From Left to Right: Eddie Ray Porter, Gary Readore, Joan Tilton and Louise Garcia 



Wherever you like to photograph fireworks

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Fee: Free

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July is a hot and busy month for many of us so our TWPC July field trip will be to wherever you like to photograph fireworks on July 4, 2021.

It seems that many places will resume their July 4th firework displays this year. Hopefully there will be a beautiful display near you. These can be a local display or if you happen to be on vacation somewhere that has a display, you can still participate.

After you take your photos, please post at least one on our Facebook page to show that you participated.

If you think you will participate, please let me know at and I will create a sign-up sheet. Even if you don't 'sign up' ahead of time I will check our Facebook page for anyone who decides at the last minute. Have fun and a Happy July 4th!

Claudia Smith



The Lighting Workshop was a huge success in June. And we look forward to bringing Jaime Sonnier back for another workshop, so stay tuned!

Photo Walks

Friday July 23, 2021

City Place – Street Photography

Early Dinner at Common Bond – 5pm

Street Photography 6-8:30pm

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

Street Photography is one genre we can always practice just about anywhere there is people! This month let’s gather at the fairly new City Place in Springwoods Village for an early dinner (optional) at Common Bond and then some street photography around City Place. They will have live music and outdoor seating at the restaurants so that should provide us with people. Lots to photograph including architecture and landscape.

Photo Critiques


Some activities just don’t pan out for some clubs, and that’s ok. The interest level was always questionable and this past month it proved it to be so. We only had one more scheduled for this year. Instead, we will plan on an extra Photo Walk! Stay tuned!

Photo Deconstructions

Monday, July 26

Ellen Taylor

via Zoom

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

Join us this month with Ellen Taylor! Ellen will share with us how she captured her image.  Hope to see you on ZOOM!

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Photo Credit: Ellen Taylor

Last month Joan Tilton showed us how to create these fun and creative images in Photoshop! The “how-to” instructions were posted on our Facebook page. Remember to post your results on Facebook with #photodeconstruction

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Photo Credit: Joan Tilton



July Contest Theme


Deadline:  Friday, July  9, 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. The winner will be announced during the virtual meeting.

Submission of entries for our JULY VIRTUAL MEETING will be EXACTLY THE SAME as for our live 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:


Deadline:  Friday, July  9, 11:59pm

Max Photos: 4

Submission of entries for the JULY SHARE & LEARN will be similar to previous meetings:  you can upload high-resolution jpeg imageswith the word “Slide” and a sequence number (Slide-1, Slide-2, etc) in the file name, by clicking on this link and following instructions:

For questions contact Mac Rodgers at



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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