The Woodlands Photography Club


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TWPC Members!

At last! We are going to have our 2020 Annual Contest Exhibition and Reception at The Glade Cultural Center  on Monday, June 14, 5:30 to 9:00pm!

There will be 74 photos from 25 fellow photographers on display. Refreshments will be served (wine and cheese) from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

We are still following Covid protocols and recommend that you wear a mask and maintain 6ft distance while attending the Exhibition.

This special night will be in place or our regular club meeting and allow everyone to stop by and see your fellow photographers winning photos. We all look forward to seeing you and celebrating our love of photography.

Watch for information for our July 12th meeting which will be via Zoom until further notice.

Joan, Tom and your Leadership Team


JUNE 14, 2021

5:30 - 9:00 pm


Join us for the 2020 Annual Contest Exhibition of Winners. This will be a wine and cheese open house. You won’t want to miss out on this fun event. Bring your family and friends. Come and go as you please. All winning photos and curator’s choice photos will be on display for this one night only. The Leadership team and all the participants of the contest hope to see you there.

2020 Annual Contest Participant Information

Please see the important dates and times below for the upcoming contest exhibition. We expect a large crowd out to see the fabulous photography from our club members. Email Ellen or Randi at with any questions.

Photo Drop off: Sunday June 13th 1:00 – 1:30 PM (drop off your photos at the Glade for hanging)

Exhibition open House: Monday June 14th 5:30 – 9:00 PM (Invite your family and friends to come see your photos hanging in an art gallery.)

Photo Pick-up: Tuesday, June 15th 11:00 am – 12:00PM . (Please pick-up by noon Tuesday)


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.

Information regarding the 2020 Annual Contest exhibition of winning photos will be coming to the participants via email in April.


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

May 2021 Challenge:

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Photographers From Left to Right: Anita Wren, Dennis Chernov,  Joan Tilton, Kathy Craven, Louise Garcia and Richard Houghton


Smither Park 

Houston, TX

Saturday, June 26, 2021


Smither Park - Free

Orange Show - $5.00

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We will continue to follow CDC protocol and social distance at all field trips.  This will be a field trip to Smithers Park with an optional visit to the Orange Show next door. 

We will meet at Smither Park at 9:00 a.m. The park opens at dawn and the artists start to 'work' about 10:00 a.m. Arriving at 9:00 a.m. will give us a chance to photograph their work before they get started and possible their set up.

Tickets for the Orange Show must be purchased on line ahead of your visit.

If you would like to join us, please email me at  and I will create a sign-up sheet since our general meetings are still not in-person. I also will create the Facebook page event about the first of June. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at .

Hope to see you on this trip! 

Claudia Smith


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



Additional spaces available on the Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour!

Due to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership returning to their pre-pandemic capacity, we will be offering additional spaces for the September 11, 2021 Buffalo Bayou Boat Tour.

Keep your eyes on our club Facebook page for details and sign-up.

Hope to see a few more of you joining us.


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

Photo Walks

The next one will be in July!

Details Coming Soon.

Photo Critiques

Monday, June 21

via ZOOM 7-8:30pm

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

Ted Washington and Jeff Parker have agreed to join us again! Remember our goal with these critique sessions is for each of us to learn how to look at a photo with a critical eye using the “elements of a merit photo” as a base point. Please submit photos below with the link.  If all your photos don’t get discussed at the first session, no worries we will use them for the following session! See you on ZOOM!

Photo Deconstructions

Monday, June  28

Joan Tilton

via Zoom

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

Join us this month for an interesting post processing technique! Joan Tilton will share with us how to create these fun little Planet images. Hope to see you on ZOOM!

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Photo Credit: Joan Tilton

Last month Tom Flink shared with us his methods for capturing water in his landscape images! Those who attended...we hope you will give it a try and remember to post your results! Remember to add #photodeconstruction.

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June Contest Theme


Deadline:  Friday, June 11, 11:59pm

VOTING will be the same as our last virtual meeting, just without the meeting. We will send out a MailChimp voting 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 from 12:30 pm Sunday until 6:45 pm Monday. The winner will be announced on Facebook and in the July Newsletter. 

Submission of entries for  JUNE  will be EXACTLY THE SAME as for our virtual and 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:


                                                          Ellen Casey                                                                                                       Gary Readore

Share & Learn

The next Share & Learn will be at the July meeting. 

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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