- Weathered Wood
For the last topic of the year, I always try to find something easy. I’m sure we’ve all worked with weathered wood and can probably put together some shots easily. For me, I just need to go outside to my fence. Really, this is a “texture” image – so some sharp side light will probably be involved. Additional categories for November will be Open and From the Outings
- Pioneer Day at Jesse H Jones Park, Humble. TX.
It will be fun to photograph period re-enactors demonstrate settler life in Stephen F Austin's colony during the 1820's. Plus there will be old fashioned crafts and demonstrations. For more details, see https://www.hcp4.net/event/pioneer-day/
- FYI Big Boy in Spring
From the Houston Chronicle Big Boy is scheduled to depart Houston at 10 a.m. Friday, headed northwest to College Station. The schedule has it stopping at the Elm Street railroad crossing in Spring for 15 minutes at 11:15 a.m. and at South Railroad Street in Navasota from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. I plan to go to see it there. -David Bahn Best address I am able to find is near 200 Magnolia St, Spring, TX[masked]
- Photographing Birds
We are lucky to have Wayne Wendel back for our November Program Meeting. He will be discussing his experiences and tips for bird photography. Wayne Wendel has been a photographer since 1967, starting with an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and developing black and white film. He was a photographer for the Houston Police Department from 1977 to 2005. Wayne has continued photography in retirement with an emphasis on birds, landscapes, travel, architecture, and sports. In 2013 he helped establish the Bridgeland Photography Club. He had an exhibit at Alliance Francaise de Houston. Wayne has won photo contests with his photos of birds from our area, including the 2018 Spring Photo Contest for the Friends of Anahuac Refuge. Watching and photographing birds is an enjoyable activity. Please join us as we learn more from Wayne.
- Technical Shoot – Triangles
Triangles are a common design approach. Better than me trying to describe it is to look at examples. Here are some: https://photographycourse.net/use-triangles-improve-composition/ https://www.google.com/search?q=triangle+in+photography+composition&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjgpcq6tMHfAhVHd6wKHbTNDR0QsAR6BAgBEAE&biw=1387&bih=665 Other categories for October will be Open and B&W
- Photograph the Renaissance Fair
The Texas Renaissance Festival is a fun, family friendly festival that is held in the Fall at Todd Mission, Texas. There are lots of opportunities to photograph people in period costumes, and events such as chariot races and jousting. Discount tickets can be purchased prior to the event. I got mine at Costco.
- Annual Portfolio Review Exhibit
You are cordially invited to attend the NW Houston Photo Club meeting and photography exhibition on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the St. John Lutheran Church in Cypress, TX (see map below) in the Commons area of the Worship Center. This exhibition will contain 150 or more matted photographs. It is open to the public and it would be our pleasure to have you attend. Briefly about the exhibit: Each year members of the NW Houston Photo Club are given the opportunity to participate in the club’s Portfolio Exhibit. Those who elect to participate assemble a portfolio of 8 to 15 matted photographs based on a common theme. The portfolio is accompanied with an artist statement (a brief statement as to the intent of their work) and a brief bibliography of the photographer’s photographic experience. (Eligibility to exhibit in the Review requires paid membership in NWHPC and registering to participate by the 1st program meeting in September. If you are interested in exhibiting a portfolio in next year's review, attending this exhibit will be a great opportunity to find out more. We hope to see you there!)
In photography, we commonly mitigate or soften shadows. For this exercise we will use shadows as a major element in the photo. Not the “film noir” kind of shadows on the subject, but brightly lit images of something (doesn’t have to be in the frame) and it’s shadow. It might be a person walking near a wall or an object that casts an interesting shadow or something along that line. http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=66941 Additional categories for September will be Open and Rework
- Kleb Woods Hummingbird Festival
This will be a great opportunity to photograph hummingbirds at the peak of their migration. You would probably need to bring a decent telephoto lens with you. When I went last year, I took a[masked]mm lens which was adequate to the task.
- Discuss Photo Book Publishing with David Bahn
Have you ever thought of publishing a photo book? Did it seem daunting? Or did your results disappoint? Blurb is a publishing tool that offers some good options for making and printing photo books. David Bahn has published several photography books using the Blurb software/website. He will present the program on using Blurb as a photo book publishing tool at our September program meeting. He will bring sample books for you to see - including one that he printed himself, after having used Blurb to set it up.