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The Woodlands Camera Club
February 2021

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Guy T Phillips – Things You’ve Gotta know about Event Photography!

Speaker at the monthly club meeting on February 1st, 2021

COVID-19 may have slowed things down, but when Events come back, I am sure there will be a flood of activity, for the photographer who is prepared! We'll take a look at best practices when considering many types of Event Photography, from small to large, and from infrastructure to equipment, to help you get a jump start on a lucrative business!

Guy T Phillips about himself:

"I'm a native Texan (yes, there are a few here and there) and Highland Village resident since 2002. My much-better-half and I will celebrate 37 years in 2021, and we are very fortunate to have a super-daughter, who received her first degree from Texas A&M in 2014 and most recently a Masters in 2018. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have Janet and Laura in my life. I don't drink, don't smoke, and don't gamble. Kinda boring, but I'd like to stick around as long as I can. In the meantime, my vices would be my addictions to Formula 1 racing and UNC basketball. I grew up (?) in Charlotte, N.C. where basketball Coach Dean Smith and NASCAR were kings and miss my friends back 'home', but there's nothing quite like Texas, is there?

Since 2012, I have enjoyed so many great times with great people, helping them capture great images. Along the way, I have been fortunate to achieve certifications and degrees, including attaining Associate Fellow with the Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) and both Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), and CPP Liaison with the Professional Photographers Association (PPA). Numerous articles have been published by The Photographer Magazine, with an eye on helping others looking to improve their education and what they deliver to their clients.

I have also been recognized as the Best of Flower Mound in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and Best of Denton County in 2019 & 2020! My work has been featured on over 100 covers and feature stories for Chansen Media, Frisco Life and Murray Media publications, serving the towns and cities of Highland Village, Flower Mound, Lantana, Lewisville, Coppell, Las Colinas, Denton, Corinth, Keller, Southlake, and Grapevine. I've also had great sessions with clients in San Antonio, the Hill Country, College Station, Houston and many others."

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on
Monday, February 1st
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:
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

Shoot & Share

Please send in your photos (maximum of 3) by
Friday midnight, January 29th (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.


Submit your photos by uploading them to the SnS Dropbox at

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

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

Field Trips

Due to Covid-19 and not having access to the community vans that were available through the TWUMC, we will be focusing in 2021 on local venues that offer photography opportunities outside. If we find an indoor facility, it will be a location where social distancing guidelines are mandated and the photographic opportunities are unique.

Transportation to these events will be by personal car or carpooling where all parties agree, until further notice.

Upcoming potential 2021 Field Trips

  • Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center (I45 & 610S) - Raptor and Education Center behind the Scenes Tour. Learn about our native raptors and raptor conservation, meet the raptors up close with lots of photo ops and discover what it takes to run a raptor center.
  • BAPS – Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (inside facility closed)
  • (April/May) Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary (High Island)
  • (May/June/July) The Orange Show / Smither Park

Questions or ideas/ Please contact Richard Chesney and Randi Munsey at

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:

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 We’d love to hear from you!

Coming Up

February 01
Camera Club Meeting
(1st Monday of the month)
Guy T Phillips – Things You’ve Gotta know about Event Photography!
Zoom Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
February 14
Composition (the Fine Art of Seeing) SIG Meeting
(2nd Sunday of the month)
Zoom Meeting, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
February 15
Processing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(3rd Monday of the month)
Zoom Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
February 17
Learning to Shoot SIG Meeting
(3rd Wednesday of the month)
Location announced via Email, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
February 22
Critiquing Your Photos SIG Meeting
(4th Monday of the month)
Zoom Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
View the entire 2021 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.

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 if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,

then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:1-11

Get in touch


Club information and business

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

Canon R SIG

Nikon Z SIG
Facebook Group
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