Happy New Year 2019!

The Woodlands Camera Club

Your January 2019 Newsletter!

Sponsored by The Woodlands United Methodist Church 

Our next meeting will be held on

Monday, January 7th
Gathering time: 6:45-7:10, 
Meeting starts at 7:10
Welcome Table:  Ed Gorman and Myron Rice
Snacks: Fred Washburn, Richard and Lorene Houghton, Bob Beaird
Beverages: Charlotte Ward
Speaker:  Dave Clements
Photographing at the RODEO!

For the month of March, freelance photographer Dave Clements roams the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He appears, cameras in hand, at almost all scheduled events, including the first two songs of every concert, bucking broncs and steer wrestling. This is the second career, more or less, for the silver-haired Clements. Before he started at the rodeo almost 10 years ago, he served as a human resources manager at ExxonMobil.

"I'm a happy guy when I have a camera in my hand, and the rodeo makes me happy. I'll take about 50,000 photos in the month that I'm here. As stupid as this may sound, the main reason I'm doing this is to create memories."

(Quoted directly from the Houston Chronicle)
dances come along twice this year
And you really do want to sign up!

The first (the Adult Spring Fling Dance) will be Saturday, March 30; 5:00 to 8:30 PM. They need 3 photographers for this dance: two to take candid shots; one to work with another photographer for portraits. this will take place at the Loft (the large warehouse-type building at the northeast corner of the church property), and all lights will be on to aid the candid shots.

This event is a blast to photograph!
They don't need expert photographers or expensive cameras;
just your enthusiasm!

Interested? Please email us at and let us know!
Share & Learn - Please send in your photos (maximum of 3) by
FRIDAY midnight, January 4th (no later!) 

You do not need to resize these. 
(If you do resize your large photos,
the long side should be at least 1920 pixels in order to fill the screen.)

Please send to:
At the meeting, briefly please tell us (1) why you chose these photos, (2) where you took them, and (3) mention any special camera or editing techniques that you used. 

Remember: This is not a contest. We are not looking for professional shots. We just want to get to know you better through your pictures!
2019 You can view our entire (always expanding) calendar on our website:  
Jan 07 CAMERA CLUB MEETING (1st Monday of the month)
Dave Clements - Photographing at the Rodeo!
Aldersgate Hall - 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Jan 13 Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG Meeting
 (2nd Sunday of the month) Jones Library 2:00 - 4:00 PM 
Jan 17 Learning to Shoot SIG
(3rd Thursday of the month) 7:00 - 9:00 PM  Location announced via email 
Jan 21 Processing Your Photos SIG Meeting
 (3rd Monday of the month) Jones Library  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Jan 26 Advisory Board Meeting of Volunteers
Jones Library 10:00-1:00 (including lunch)
Jan 28 Critiquing Your Photos SIG
(4th Monday of the month) Jones Library  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Feb 04 CAMERA CLUB MEETING (1st Monday of the month)
Jamie and Heather Schneider - Black & White Wedding Photography
Aldersgate Hall - 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Mar 04 CAMERA CLUB MEETING (1st Monday of the month)
Mike Mezeul - Volcanic Photography in Hawaii!
Aldersgate Hall - 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Mar 30  Photographers needed!
Special Needs "Adult Spring Fling Dance" -
the Loft, 5:00-8:30 PM. Interested?
Apr 01 CAMERA CLUB MEETING (1st Monday of the month)
Kevin Gourley - Photography in the Rockies
Aldersgate Hall - 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
May 06 CAMERA CLUB MEETING (1st Monday of the month)
Kathy Adams Clark
Aldersgate Hall - 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
You can always view the full 2019 calendar on our website:
Using our website, you can view the calendar, change your email address, check out workshops, etc., and (if you are a paid member) request to be added to our Facebook page.  It's all on our website!
What is the Mentor Program?
Each month many TWCC members share their knowledge and time both informally and formally as “mentors” to other club members. It may be by e-mail, phone, or even in person at different locations around The Woodlands. Learning from a friend or neighbor is one of the best experiences in a club like ours. To see who’s available to help you grow your photo skills visit and click the link for mentors and their specialities. 

Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Our Purpose is to bring together people interested in exploring the wonder of God’s creation through the lens of a camera. Members of all ages encourage one another and share their efforts to record nature, travels, people and memories. Anyone is welcome to join this club. We are here to teach one another through enjoyable activities and meetings, to make new friendships through a common interest, to support The Woodlands United Methodist Church through our photography, and to glorify God through it all.
Meeting Information: The first Monday of each month (except holidays), Aldersgate Hall at the southeast end of The Woodlands United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Grogan’s Mill and Lake Woodlands Drive. We start gathering around 6:45; the meeting starts promptly at 7:10.

We're looking forward to seeing you on
Monday, January 7th!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

For 2019 Calendar, SIG information, Photos, etc., be sure to visit our website at: 

E-mail addresses:
Club information and business:
Send Share and Learn photos:
Contact the club webmaster: 
Mentoring Program:

Special Interest Groups:
Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG:
Critiquing Your Photos SIG: CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub,org
Learning to Shoot SIG:
Processing Your Photos SIG:

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Other Photography Clubs in our area
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