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The Woodlands Camera Club
June 2019

Paul Gregg – Tweaking our Trips

Avoiding "Death by PowerPoint"

Speaker at the monthly club meeting on June, 3rd 2019
Paul Gregg is an avid, advanced amateur photographer with a strong interest in bird, wildlife and travel/landscape photography.
He retired from the Adult Probation Department of Harris Co., TX and from a little over 29 years in the U. S. Air Force. Paul presented basic photography lessons to Lone Star College’s "Adult Lifelong Learning" classes.

We all take vacations to destinations, photographing hundreds, perhaps thousands of photos that we strongly want to share with others.  We take photos of almost anything that attracts us on our trip and we sometimes overwhelm our audience with too much or underwhelm them with photos that we should delete or just leave out.

Some planning is needed when we consider what we want to share.

Paul Gregg will share a whirlwind trip to an area in West Texas familiar to some and unknown to others. He will discuss how some photos are tweaked to show the viewer the difference in what the camera "saw" and what the photographer wants the viewer to see.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on
Monday, June 3rd
Gathering time from 6:45 pm - 7:10 pm, meeting starts at 7:10 pm

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
Aldersgate Hall
Welcome Table
Amanda Pocock and Jill McKechnie
Fred Washburn, Andy Howard and Betty Patton
Glenn Siegert and Jim Patton

Shoot & Share

Please send in your photos (maximum of 3) by
Friday midnight, May 31st (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.

Please send your files 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!

Craft Circle Photoshoot

November may seem like the end of the year, but we’re starting to make plans for the Craft Circle Photoshoot on Wednesday, November 20 with set up and other preps the day before.
Besides rearranging our space to allow for more room and better workflow, we are going to organize into teams for each of the three photoshoot stations: Canon, Nikon, and Nikon/Tent.
The teams will include shooters, stagers, and computer operators. Each team leader will be responsible for general organization within the team as well as deciding the equipment needed.
There’s plenty of more information and training to come, but please be thinking about how you would like to volunteer.
We’ll be back in touch in September after you return from the beach and the mountains.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please give us a shout at

Thank you,
Becky and Regan

Volunteers Needed

TWUMC Marriage and Family Ministry are asking for volunteer photographers!
Friday, June 21st
6:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm
TWUMC, Robb Chapel
A vow renewal ceremony for six couples who have completed the TWUMC re|engage marriage course.
Pastor Stew Grant will officiate.
Couples will say their vows one at a time.
Media has been notified about the event and will be there as well.
  • Both posed and candid shots are needed: pictures of the couple, couple with family and friends, candid pictures.
  • You may absolutely show faces.
  • Families are invited to this event, so there will be children on your photos.
  • Expect lower lighting in Robb Chapel.
  • No backdrop is needed
  • JPEGs delivered via Dropbox within 2 weeks should be fine.


Please email us at and let us know.

Coming Up

June 03
Camera Club Meeting
(1st Monday of the month)
Paul Gregg – Tweaking our trips
Aldersgate Hall, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
June 06
Texas Area Field Trip
Old Jail Museum, Gonzales Memorial Museum and the Pioneer Village (Summertime indoor-outdoor photo venue!)
Gonzales, Texas
  • Gonzales County Jail Museum houses displays showcasing the sheriffs and deputies that served at the jail, along with artifacts from the prisoners, throughout its nearly 100 years of use. Upstairs are the rebuilt gallows and the original cells and jailer’s quarters.
  • The Gonzales Memorial Museum founded to honor the Immortal 32, a group of volunteers from Gonzales who were sent to aid in the defense of the Alamo.
  • Pioneer Village is a recreation of a pioneer town complete with authentic buildings from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
We will meet at the church and leave at 7 am, returning not later than 4 pm. Lunch at a Gonzales Restaurant. Van transportation will be provided.
June 09
Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG Meeting
(2nd Sunday of the month)
Jones Library, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
June 17
Processing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(3rd Monday of the month)
Jones Library, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
June 20
Learning to Shoot SIG Meeting
(3rd Thursday of the month)
Location announced via email, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
June 24
Critiquing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(4th Monday of the month)
Jones Library, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
View the entire 2019 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
and click the link for mentors and their specialities.

To add yourself to this program, please contact Andy Howard at

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.

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.

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
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?"

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:25-33


Get in touch


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Special Interest Groups

Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG

Critiquing Your Photos SIG

Learning to Shoot SIG

Processing Your Photos SIG

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(They support us and we support them!)
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