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The Woodlands Camera Club
 
December 2020

What's Inside?

Presentation

Kathy Adams Clark - Deep Dive into Depth-of-Field


Speaker at the monthly club meeting on December 7th, 2020

Most photographers have a basic understanding of depth-of-field. Set the camera to f/2.8 and the background is soft. Set the camera to f/22 and everything in the scene is sharp. Yet, depth-of-field is really more complicated, varied, and interesting.

Join Kathy Adams Clark for this program to learn how depth-of-field changes based on the lens you’re using, how close you are to your subject, and more.

This program will also touch on focus stacking to achieve more depth-of-field.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on
 
Monday, December 7th
 
Open that cookie jar - pour a glass of wine or warm-up that coffee and join this meeting! You may “enter” on the Zoom link below any time after 6:40.
The actual meeting will begin at 7:00 PM sharp.

 
The Woodlands Camera Club - Monthly Zoom Meeting

Click to join the monthly Zoom Meeting

or copy and paste into your browser:

https://zoom.us/j/91039542137?pwd=Z2VPM05kRlN6aEFnUXVrMHVHZVRtQT09
Introducing Zoom

We will be using Zoom for our Online Socially Distant Meeting, so if you haven’t used Zoom already we encourage you to give Zoom a try to test it out a day or two in advance. To set up Zoom for the first time on your device — computer, smartphone or tablet — just click the link for the meeting (above). Unless someone else is trying the program at the same time you will see only yourself in the window once Zoom has been set up. If you have problems send us an e-mail at info@thewoodlandscameraclub.org.

Shoot & Share

Please send in your photos (maximum of 3) by
 
Friday midnight, December 4th (no later!)

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

NEW PROCESS FOR UPLOADING YOUR PHOTOS!

Submit your photos by uploading them to the SnS Dropbox at https://www.dropbox.com/request/ElT0Bp4Dhc2ixAuKdule

You will receive a reply e-mail from Dropbox that your photos have been uploaded. Be sure to watch for it. If you have questions or problems with this new process send an e-mail to Photos@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

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!

Note: If you are a Lightroom user you can use our TWCC Export Preset:
Click Here for instructions
Click Here and download preset

It’s Time to Renew your Membership!


If you would like to be a member of this club and have not yet joined, please complete the attached appropriate form, and mail it with your check ($20 personal, $25 family) written to “TWUMC", to The Woodlands Camera Club, P.O. Box 130822, Spring, TX 77393.

If you are renewing and have no changes, note that you can send your payment (written to “TWUMC") from your computer if this is how you usually pay your bills (not a check, envelope, or stamp!). The Woodlands Camera Club will receive a PHYSICAL CHECK sent to our P.O. Box 130822, Spring, TX 77393. When setting this up, be sure to label your "account" with your name(s) for extra clarification.

Please note: Checks should be written to TWUMC, NOT “The Woodlands Camera Club.) Be sure to mail them to the P.O. box noted above, NOT to the church.

New Membership Form
Renewal Membership Form

NO SIGs in November & December


Please note that - with a few exceptions - there are NO SIG meetings in November and December. Please check our calendar below or on our website for details.

Calendar 2020

miniSIG Nikon Z Mirrorless


The "mini SIG" group of TWCC members using Nikon Z mirrorless cameras (Z50, Z6, Z7. etc.) are continuing to meet, both on Zoom and masked up and distanced in person. And this month they added their own private Facebook group.

Many of the 19 members join virtually monthly on Zoom to discuss camera settings, lens choices, and other useful information. In addition, small groups gather and shoot together locally, experimenting with lenses and composition.

If you are considering purchasing one of the Nikon mirrorless Z family cameras or know someone else who is, let them know. They’re willing to share their experience and knowledge to help with your decision. Several joined the SIG even before making their purchase.

Just e-mail: nikonz@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

miniSIG Canon R Mirrorless


More and more, photographers are changing from DSLR to EOS mirrorless cameras. The Canon R SIG is a new and growing group of 8 now, already with its own private Facebook page!

Why do we all love the mirrorless? Well, we can give you a long list of reasons, but basically, it’s FUN to take pictures! The focusing is spot-on, and the ability to change lighting right then-and-there while you are seeing exactly what you are photographing are just two of the many great reasons.

If YOU are interested in learning more about this group or the Canon EOS cameras, please send an email to CanonR@thewoodlandscameraclub.org. We’d love to hear from you!

Coming Up

December 07
Camera Club Meeting
(1st Monday of the month)
Kathy Adams Clark - Deep dive into Depth-of-Field
Zoom Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Questions?
December 16
Learning to Shoot SIG Meeting
Christmas Lights!

(3rd Wednesday of the month)
Location announced via Email, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Questions?
No other SIG meetings in December
 

Have a blessed Christmas!

View the entire 2020 calendar

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
http://www.thewoodlandscameraclub.org/resources.html
and click the link for mentors and their specialities.

To add yourself to this program, please contact Andy Howard at mentor@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

About Us

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.

Visit us online


Using our website, you can view the calendar, change your email address, get SIG information, 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!
The Woodlands Camera Club is sponsored by

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.
We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Isaiah 55:10-11 and John 1:14

Get in touch

E-mail

 
Club information and business
info@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Help with sending Shoot and Share (SnS) photos
photos@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Contact the club webmaster
webmaster@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Mentoring Program
Mentors@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org
 


Special Interest Groups

 
Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG
CompositionSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Critiquing Your Photos SIG
CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Learning to Shoot SIG
ShootingSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Processing Your Photos SIG
PPSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Canon R SIG
CanonR@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Nikon Z SIG
NikonZ@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org
 
Facebook Group
Website
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