The Woodlands Photography Club

Announcements

May 10, 2021 Club Meeting (via Zoom)

All TWPC Members and Future Members Welcome!  

TWPC Members!

We have had a fabulous April with Jeff Parker as our Guest Speaker, a field trip to Brazos Bend State Park, a fun FB Challenge topic, Water, Earth, Fire, and Air, and a Photo Walk shooting in B&W! 

May is a month full of celebrations: Mother’s Day, May Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Teacher’s Day, Memorial Day, and Graduations! It is also known for the feeling of Spring when love is in the air!  Families are beginning to gather, and it will be a great time to capture those moments! 

If you are thinking about short travels to capture some great scenery and springtime birds, then make sure to be at our May 10th meeting.  Paul Gregg will talk about birds in our backyard and what you might find in a 2–3-hour trip from home.

Keep shooting, sharing and having fun with your love for photography!

Joan and Tom


The May 10, 2021, Club Meeting will be done using Zoom again.

Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom.

Please join us for our 14th Virtual Monthly Club Meeting via Zoom. The Zoom session will begin at 6:45 pm and the meeting will kick-off at 7:00 pm.

We welcome guests to our meetings. For information on how to join the meeting, please contact Tom Flink at tflink@yahoo.com.

Mini-Contest and Share & Learn

(paid members only please)

Submission Deadline for both: 11:59 PM Friday, May 7.


Mini-Contest

The topic for the May Mini Contest is "Five".  Upload up to 2 high resolution jpeg images with “Mini” in the file name.  Remember to remove your "watermarks" from all submitted photos. Where: 

https://www.dropbox.com/request/5J79poWjntPfUipaxpoV


Share & Learn - Upload up to 5 high resolution jpeg images with “Slide” and a sequence number in the file name (Slide-1, Slide-2, etc.)  Watermarks are OK for slides.• Where: https://www.dropbox.com/request/5J79poWjntPfUipaxpoV

Featured Speaker

Coming up for the May 10 Meeting,  Paul Gregg will talk about "Birds in our Backyard and what you might find in a 2–3-hour trip from home."

How to Set-Up ZOOM

Please make sure you know how to get into Zoom and set up your webcam and audio before the meeting. We won't be able to address any issues you may have during the meeting. Desktop/laptop is the preferred way to attend the meeting, but smartphones/tablets can also work.

Here are some helpful video tutorials to configure and test your Zoom configuration:

Joining & Configuring Audio & Video

Testing computer or device audio

How Do I Test My Video?


Note:  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, "In person" meetings have been  cancelled.  We will let everyone know when we are able to meet again Face to Face.

2020 Annual Contest Photos and Winners

Special Announcement: The 2020 Annual Fall Contest photos are now posted on the "Galleries Page" .  A video of the Judges' presentation of the winners is currently available for viewing on YouTube.  Just go to YouTube.com and search for The Woodlands Photography Club.

Current Monthly FaceBook Challenges

Need some inspiration? New ideas of what to explore in your photography? The monthly Club Challenge offers a new opportunity to practice, get inspired, and inspire others by sharing your amazing work. All members can participate in posting up to 3 photos on TWPC Facebook page according to the monthly subject, with the correspondent #tag (copy and paste). Every Challenge starts on the first days 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 in the first week of the following month. 

Thank you so much!

The  Facebook Challenge for May, 2021, is:  "#Myfavtechnique" (My favorite technique).

For Details on how to participate in the  Monthly Facebook Challenge click HERE to go to the Club Activities Page and look for the Heading "Monthly Facebook Challenge".

Upcoming Field Trips

‘There will not be a June Field Trip, we are having the 2020 Annual Contest Winners Exhibition at the Glade on June 14.  Please keep an eye on Facebook and our website for details on Field Trips after June. – Claudia Smith’

Please forward any questions to Activities@thewoodlandscameraclub.org If you know of any neighborhood located in The Woodlands or area that are worth an evening stroll or photographing please also comment on the Facebook post.

Brazos Bend & Aunique Ranch

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Upcoming Workshops & Learning

Workshops

Our next workshop will be "Matting Your Photos" and is scheduled for Saturday, May 22nd, from 9am-noon.  More details coming soon.

Photo Walks

Coming Soon.

Photo Critiques

Our 2nd Photo Critique is scheduled for Monday, June 21 on ZOOM from 7-8:30pm.  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. Sign up on our Facebook page under Events. For a copy of these 12 elements go to:

https://www.ppa.com/events/photo-competitions/the-12-elements-of-a-merit-image

Photo Critique Dropbox File Request

https://www.dropbox.com/request/1yORW85ADJ2w1F5MRJuE

If all your photos don’t get discussed at the first session, no worries we will use them for the following session!

Photo Deconstructions

The 2nd Photo Deconstruction was presented by Richard Houghton!   Richard explained how the shot was set up and he provided slides to show  how this shot was done. If you would like to present your photo deconstruction, please sign up on the Facebook event!

Email us at workshopstwpc@gmail.com

if you are interested in sharing your

PHOTO DECONSTRUCTION.

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