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The Woodlands Camera Club
August 2019

Earlie Hudnall Jr. – "Art is Life"

Speaker at the monthly club meeting on August, 5th 2019
Houston photographer Earlie Hudnall Jr. is best known for the richly textured humanity in his portraits of life in the city’s African American neighborhoods.

The photographic story of the community — the traditions, the families, the architecture, the everyday life - is a glimpse of one of Houston’s older neighborhoods, remembering who they were and what they did and how they lived and how changes affect our communities.

Mr. Hudnall has been a University Photographer at Texas Southern University since 1990. He is a former board member for the Houston Center for Photography and served as an Executive Board member in the Texas Photographic Society. His photographs are in many notable public and private collections across America, including the Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on
Monday, August 5th
Gathering time from 6:45 pm - 7:10 pm, meeting starts at 7:10 pm

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
Aldersgate Hall
Welcome Table
Carolyn Townley and Gary Wayne
Ann Greene, Gerri Francis and Kathy Oliver
Min Sook Walton and Jennifer & Heinz Vahlbruch

Shoot & Share

Please send in your photos (maximum of 3) by
Friday midnight, August 2nd (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!

ANNUAL Camera Club Picnic

It's PICNIC time! No fancy agendas - no embarrassing games -- just food and fellowship at Ellen Taylor's country home at 14482 Hillshire Drive!

Be sure to sign up at upcoming meetings!
Saturday, October 26th
12:00 - 03:00 PM
We always have a great time, and it's just another terrific way to make more friends in our club.

The Camera Club provides hamburgers, hotdogs, and all of the trimmings, plus plates, water, beer.

YOU bring your own favorite beverage plus a dish to share. Spouses and special friends welcome!
14482 Hillshire Drive, Willis, Texas

  • Take I-45 North to Exit # 94. (Willis)
  • At the light take a left onto FM 1097.
  • Continue down FM 1097 approximately 5 ½ miles.
  • Take a right onto JBK Memorial Drive.
  • Take JBK Memorial Drive to the stop sign.
  • Take a left onto Hillshire Drive.
  • Go about ¼ mile to 14482 Hillshire Drive.
Please email co-hostess Lisa Griffis at or Ellen Taylor at

Thank you to our volunteers!

Thank you to Valorie Holstead and Bella LaTaste for helping to photograph hands (August 7) at the luncheon celebrating the life of church members 90 years and older.

Also thank you to Bella LaTaste and Courtney Murray for volunteering (August 16) to take staff headshots (The Woodlands Methodist School).

Welcome new members!

A warm welcome to our new members:

Randy Kellum and Mamie Polk

Coming Up

August 05
Camera Club Meeting
(1st Monday of the month)
Earlie Hudnall Jr. – "Art is Life"
Aldersgate Hall, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
August 11
Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG Meeting
(2nd Sunday of the month)
Jones Library, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
August 15
Field Trip
1940 Air Terminal Museum (Summertime indoor venue!)
Hobby Airport
  • Admission is $5 for adults
The 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport preserves a rich heritage of civil aviation inside a classic Art Deco building – the historic Houston Municipal Airport terminal. Van transportation will be provided.
August 15
Learning to Shoot SIG Meeting
(3rd Thursday of the month)
Location announced via email, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
August 19
Processing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(3rd Monday of the month)
Jones Library, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
August 26
Critiquing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(4th Monday of the month)
Jones Library, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
View the entire 2019 calendar

Camera Club Facebook Group

Did you know that there is a Facebook group exclusively for paid members?

It's the perfect place to get known to each other, find inspiration for photography, ask for help, support other members and get the latest news about photography and club activities.

Check it out - paid members are automatically added to the group. Now it's time to become a member if you aren't yet.
Check out our Facebook Group

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
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways", declares the LORD.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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.

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”
Isaiah 55:8-13

Get in touch


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

Learning to Shoot SIG

Processing Your Photos SIG

Other Clubs

Information on other photography clubs in our area
(They support us and we support them!)
Facebook Group
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