The Woodlands Photography Club

Club Activities

CLUB MEETINGS

THE SECOND MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 PM

The meeting location is at The Glade Cultural Center,  2000 Woodlands Parkway,  The Woodlands, TX 77380.  

At our meetings we have various speakers to discuss styles of photography, techniques, the business of photography, photographic equipment and services. We also have a monthly Mini Contest and a Share & Learn Slideshow as well as time for field trip and workshop updates, a brief "Tech Corner" and socializing.

Contribute to the club! Is there a subject or speaker that you would like to see at the meeting? Contact The Leadership Team with your comments and suggestions.


MINI-CONTESTS

For all information go to the Contests Page

Dahlia Dean - Winner

MONTHLY SHARE & LEARN SLIDESHOW

Every month at our meetings, members may submit a selection of photos (up to 5 photos) to share with the group.  This helps us understand each other's photographic interests and learn about our travels and experiences.  

FIELD TRIPS

Periodically, members gather to travel near and far to explore photogenic events and locales in the area.  We are always amazed at the variety of perspectives and interpretations that our members produce!  Check the calendar for currently scheduled field trips.


‘The TWPC Leadership Team has decided to suspend all  In-Person  field trips until further notice. Our April field trip on the Buffalo Bayou Charter Boat in conjunction with the Camera Club was cancelled by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. When we are able to meet again I will return the tour fee to everyone that had signed up for this trip. I’m hoping that we will be able to reschedule this trip when all is back to ‘normal’. We will resume our regular field trips when we know that it is safe and we are able to have group gatherings again. In the meantime, the Leadership Team is working on alternative ideas that will be admissible for the Fall Contest in the Field Trip category. So please keep an eye on the newsletter, our website, and our Facebook page for more information. Hoping everyone is well. Stay safe.’ Take care. Claudia

Stay-at-Home Field Trip for May

"Our first Stay at Home field trip was quite a success! Thank you to everyone who participated. Since we still are not able to gather in larger groups, we will do a 2nd Stay at Home field trip during the month of May. The theme for this field trip will be Mirror/Mirror. Some of us may feel safe enough to venture out more and farther away from our home. So the photos can be taken anywhere you feel comfortable continuing to practice our social distancing – inside or outside. A mirror must be at least partially visible in the photo along with its reflection. You must use a mirror of some kind – not a reflection from any other medium. The photos can be taken all through the month of May. Then to show that you have participated in this field trip post at least one (1) photo by or on the last day of May to our club Facebook page with the hashtag #MirrorMirror. All of your Mirror/Mirror themed photos taken during the month of May will be eligible for entry in the Fall Contest if you choose, so I will keep a list of those who participate. There is no fee for this field trip so I hope everyone will join in. I’m looking forward to seeing some fun and creative photos."    Thanks, Claudia

Stay-at-Home Field Trip for June

‘Here we are for one more ‘stay at home’ field trip. Thank you to everyone who has been participating. Since we still are not able to gather in larger groups, we will do a 3rd Stay at Home field trip during the month of June. The theme for this field trip will be Scavenger Hunt. Some of us may feel safe enough to venture out more and farther away from our home. So the photos can be taken anywhere you feel comfortable continuing to practice our social distancing – inside or outside. Please print the attached list for the scavenger hunt and have fun looking for them all through the month of June. Then to show that you have participated in this field trip post at least one (1) photo by or on the last day of June to our club Facebook page with the hashtag #ScavengerHunt. All of your ScavengerHunt themed photos taken during the month of June will be eligible for entry in the Fall Contest if you choose, so I will keep a list of those who participate. There is no fee for this field trip so I hope everyone will join in. I’m looking forward to seeing some fun and creative photos. I have also included a Kids Scavenger Hunt page in case any of you would like to do this with your children or grandchildren. Have fun! (Disclaimer – I borrowed both of these lists from the Precision Camera website.)’ Thanks & have a great week! Claudia


Photos

MONTHLY CHALLENGES

Need some inspiration? New ideas of what to explore in your photography? The monthly club challenge offers a new opportunity to all Club members; to motivate, practice, get inspired and inspire others with our work! 

How to participate:

Any member can participate in the monthly Club Challenge posting up to 3 photos according to the monthly subject.


Where and How do I send the photos:

You are invited to post your photos on the TWPC Facebook page with the title “Club Challenge-(current month)


How long does every challenge last?

Every Challenge starts the 2nd day of each month and expires the last day of the month.


Showcase presentation: The Club Challenge Showcase Presentation will be created with all the photos submitted and will be published on Facebook page the 1st day of the following Month.  Click the links below to view the Showcase Videos!


2020 Facebook Monthly Challenges:

January - Special Moments

February - Fill the Frame

March - Selective Focus

April - Vanishing Point (B&W)

May - Animals & Insects (color)

June - Flowers

July - Windows and Balconies

August - People & Props

September - Spectacular Trees

October - Free

November - Artistic Food Photography

December - I learned this year...


Challenges for 2020 are based on Suggestions submitted by  Club members.


WORKSHOPS

From time to time the club conducts workshops on various photographic skills and techniques such as light painting, macro photography, night photography, portrait lighting and post processing. More coming soon!  Check out the  Announcements Page for additional information.   Also, check the calendar for currently scheduled workshops.

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