The Woodlands Photography Club

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2022

Dahlia Dean

Dahlia Dean

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

TWPC Members!

It seems as if February weather never fails! Another year of 32 degrees one day and 80 degrees the next!

We can hardly wait for spring with clear skies and some color in our gardens! Despite the weather, we’ve been keeping busy with a great field trip to the Post in Houston in February, Photo Deconstruction going over easy touchups in Photoshop, and a photo walk covering fill flash! Another field trip this March is to the Texas Wolfdog Project. Also, watch for information about the Art Car Parade, bluebonnets, and an overnight trip to Fredericksburg in September.

There are more opportunities to learn, join other photographers and have fun by being part of our club activities. And, we have several members who have offered to be mentors to other club members. We should have the names and contact information available to you all soon.

Believe it or not, Daylight Savings Time begins March 13th! Our guest speaker for the March 14th club meeting is Mollie Isaacs (awakethelight.com), presenting “Awake the Light”! The timing couldn’t be more perfect for us to learn about using light creatively in our photography.

Lastly, renew your membership before March 31st! We are a very active and involved club of photography lovers and want you to be part of it! 

Joan, Tom and your Leadership Team


MONTHLY CLUB MEETING

March 14, 2022

7 pm Central Time

via Zoom

(APRIL 11, 2022  MEETING IN PERSON)

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

Mollie Isaacs is a professional photographer who specializes in Nature, Wildlife, Flowers, and Abstracts. She is passionate about photography, and loves nothing more than to share that passion by teaching others. Early in her career she studied with Ansel Adams and Joyce Tenneson. She has won the Kodak Gallery Award 14 times, considered by some to be the “Oscar” of photography. Her work is in the Permanent Collection of the International Photography Hall of Fame, and has been exhibited at Epcot Center in Disney World, and Grand Central Terminal in NYC. She runs Awake The Light Photo Workshops & Tours, offers online Webinars, and personally leads photo workshops around the country and beyond. Read more about her and see her work on www.awakethelight.com

AWAKE YOUR LIGHT!

As photographers, we live and die by the light. Good quality light can make an image soar, while so-so light can make even the best subjects look unappealing. This exciting, educational, and inspirational program will help you “see the light.” Mollie will show you how to: - recognize good light, its direction and its quality - convey mood and emotion with different types of light - effectively use outdoor natural light - control indoor window light to your best advantage - pro tips and tricks with post-processing software (Lightroom) to improve the light on a variety of images - and more!

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TWPC 2022 ANNUAL CONTEST

The rules for the 2022 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 2022 Annual Contest rules please email Randi Munsey at TWPCFallContest@gmail.com.


CLUB CHALLENGES

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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FIELD TRIPS

Texas Wolfdog Project


Montgomery, TX


Saturday, March 19, 2022


Fee: $25 plus lunch



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The WPC March 2022 field trip will be returning to the Texas Wolfdog Project in Montgomery, TX on Saturday, March 19, 2022 with lunch at either Tressie's or Kitty's Cafe.

This was a quite popular field trip in the past where you will be able to enter the enclosures and interact with some of the animals. The cost of this trip is $25 + your own lunch.

For those who would like to carpool or caravan to TWP, we will meet at the Woodlands Methodist Church parking lot across from The Loft for a 10:30 a.m. departure. If you plan to drive directly to TWP on your own, please let me know so that we won't be waiting in the church parking lot for you.

Here is the website about the Texas Wolfdog Project for more information: Texas Wolfdog Project | Home. Some of the 2022 annual contest categories that you might find on this field trip include Wildlife, TWPC Field Trips, Open, Creative Digital Manipulation, Doors & Windows, and Wild Card - Smart Phone Photography.

If you would like to join us, please email me at judogal@att.net or respond in the comments of the Facebook event and I will create a sign-up sheet. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at judogal@att.net. Hope to see you on this trip! Even though this trip is currently full if you are interested, please contact me as I have started a wait list just in case there are any cancellations.

Claudia Smith



LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Workshops


Richard Yzaguirre, Saturday, March 26, 2022 


"On Camera Flash"


Watch Facebook for more details



Photo Deconstructions


Mark Christy, Tuesday March 22, 2022 or March 29, 20227pm


"Working with Plug-ins"


Zoom: Watch Facebook for more details


MINI CONTEST - SHARE & LEARN

March Contest Theme

YOUTH

Deadline:  Friday, March  11, 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 MARCH 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:


MARCH SHARE & LEARN

Deadline:  Friday, March, 11 11:59pm

Max Photos: 4


Submission of entries for the MARCH  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:


As usual, we will present a slide show near the end of the virtual meeting, and you will have the opportunity to tell us about your images. Here is last month's Share and Learn slide show.

For questions contact Mac Rodgers at MacRodgers@gmail.com


MEMBERSHIP

Membership Renewal

It's time to renew your membership. We have great plans for the year and not only do we hope you will be a part of it, but we also depend on your support to make The Woodlands Photography Club a great community of creatives and photographers.

To make the process easy, we have automated renewals and we're asking everyone to use the online form to complete the process. Once the online form has been completed you will have the option to pay online or mail a check. Below is the link to get started.

Online Renewal Form

NOTE: If you do choose to pay online, you will be presented with a PayPal page that has the option to pay with a PayPal account (blue button) or pay with a credit/debit card (Check Out as Guest button). You do not need to log in to PayPal to pay with a credit/debit card, just click the grey button or check out as guest.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to twpcmemberships@gmail.com. Have fun and we hope your photography journey in 2022 is off to a great start!

Thank you!

The TWPC Leadership Team



Our Club Thrives On The Efforts of Our Volunteers!


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


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