​​​The Woodlands Camera Club

 SIGS - Special Interest Groups 

​​​​​SIG Resources

Links to Handouts from Past Meetings
Post Processing Sig

2020 Handouts

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***NOTE: There are NO SIG meetings during November and December. ​

***NOTE: See the Resources page for a list of Mentors if you need help with your              camera, editing your photos, etc.!

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Learn a new way of seeing through your camera’s lens. This SIG group emphasizes the development of a strong artistic eye through the study of design principles such as light, space, mood and color. We relate these principles to the fine art of seeing and the photographs we take. The aesthetics of photography will be our focus. By using a high level of group involvement, each member will develop a better understanding of the use of visualization, selective focus, creative composition, and other elements of design. This SIG group is open to any photographer who wants to develop an artistic eye using the principles of good design.
​Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of each month, 2:00-4:00.

SIG Leaders:
Becky Anderson: 
Mike Shaffner: 

​Carlos Hernandez: compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

Joan Tilton: compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

Our next meeting will be Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Jones Library. 

​NOTE: No Composition SIG in April (Easter) and May (Mother's Day).

​​For the latest email meeting notice, click here
     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.


There is no better way to learn about your camera and better photography than to put it to use before you need it!  This group practices and learns about their camera and their features through both indoor and outdoor "workshops".  Locations of the meetings vary each month, depending on the lesson of the month.

Locations (always near The Woodlands) are scheduled and announced by group e-mail a week before the meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 pm.

SIG Leader: 
Bill Park: 

There will me NO  April  Meeting- Cancelled-Corona virus.

Our Next meeting will be  May 21, 2020 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location announced via email.  Check back for location and date.
For the latest email meeting notice, 
click here. 
     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.


Processing Your Photos (Post-Processing SIG) 
Improve Your Pictures – & Get Them Organized
You’ve taken thousands of pictures over the last year(s), and you’ve taken some that were great, (almost) perfect! Consider joining the Post Processing Special Interest Group (SIG). This active and fun group meets monthly to share tips and skills for getting more out of their photos – from cropping to toning down highlights and recovering subjects hidden in the shadows, and from cataloging to scanning and printing and publishing.

While concentrating on Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, this growing group also discusses and experiments with other digital darkroom tools and techniques like the NIK Collection, HDR and Panoramas. No previous or special skills are required as we learn together and expand our abilities with each other’s assistance. 

SIG Leaders: 
Pete Poulsen:
Mac Rodgers: ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
Donald Rueter: 

April  Meeting will be ONLINE ONLY.

Our next meeting will be Monday Apr 20 at 06:30 PM - Online ONLY

     Email ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org for more information

For the latest email meeting notice, click here. 

     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.
For Links to Handouts from meetings, see right sidebar.



This SIG is aimed at helping you become a better photographer by providing the opportunity to receive constructive criticism on how well you achieved your stated objective and vision. The critique will also include feedback on how you might better achieve your goal.

All levels of experience (beginner to experienced) and types of photos (vacation, your kids/grandkids or fine art) are welcome. The only prerequisite is the willingness to give and receive thoughtful and constructive criticism on whether the photographer achieved their objective and vision and how they could better do so.

Critiquing Your Photos - Guidelines

This group meets at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM the fourth Monday of each month.

SIG Leaders:

Mike Schaffner - CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Becky Anderson - CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Lisa GriffisCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Richard HoughtonCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Mac RodgersCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

April  Meeting will be ONLINE ONLY.
Our next meeting will be Monday Apr 27 -  Online ONLY
CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org for more information

​No May meeting -  Memorial Day

For the latest email meeting notice, click here

NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.

NOTE: NEW How to Submit Photos email message, click here.


​​​​​​SIG Resources

Links to Handouts from Past Meetings

Perfecting the Art of Still Lifes-03/20

Wide Angle Tips

Food Photography from Tami Garrett


May 2020-Handouts

*****Handout for May 2020 PPSIG

April 2020-Handouts

*****Handouts for April 2020 PPSIG

February 2020-Handouts

****Create Copyright & Watermark Steps


****Lightroom Workflow

January 2020-Handout

****Presets and Profiles

September 2019-Handout

***LIghtroom Classic Update & 

Create a Composite

July 2019-Handouts

***Focus Stacking

***Removing Sensor Dust Spots 

***Lightroom Workflow

June 2019-Handout

***Lightroom Texture Control

*** Pencil Sketch Steps

April 2019-Handout

***LR Classic Tips and Tricks

​***HEIC vs JPG

March 2019-Handout

***Post Processing for B&W

February 2019-Handout

***Printing Your Photos

August 2018-Handout

***LR vs PS and Monitors

July 2018-Handout

***WhatsNew LRCC LRM Panorama

June 2018-Handout


May 2018-Handout

***File Management/RangeMasking LR

March 2018-Handout

**Sample Workflows

February 2018-Handout

**Whats New in PS CC 2018

January 2018-Handout

PhotoPlans NewInLR PPNews

September 2017-Handout

**LR-Tethering-B&W Conversion

August 2017-Handout

**LR Map Module & Triptych

July 2017-Handout

**LR Keywords-PS Type & Masks

June 2017-Handout

 **LR Identity Plate PS Layers

May 2017-Handout

**LR Presets

March 2017-Handout

**LR Keywords and Collections

February 2017-Handout

**Slideshows & Safari Case Study

October 2016 - Handout

**PDF File With All Handouts

August 2016 - Handout

**PDF File With All Handouts

July 2016 - Handout​

**PDF File With All Handouts

June 2016 - Handouts
**​Meeting Agenda
Lightroom Modules Outline
Nik Basics and Training Resources
Nik Dfine 2

May 2016 - Handouts 
**Create Panorama in PS from Lightroom
**NIK Collection   

March 2016 Handouts 

**Sharpening Basics 
**Mac - Sharpening in PS with USM

**Richard - Sharpen Without Removing Noise


**High Pass Sharpening

​New to Lightroom? Want to brush up on your Lightroom skills? A PDF file with several Lightroom links complied by Mac Rodgers:

**Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC - Training Resources for the Beginner

Learning Your Photo Equipment SIG

June 26, 2017 Handout
**Mounting Your Photos-Richard H

**Alternate Method-Mounting Photos-Joan T

**Preparing Image Files for Borderless Printing Video

**Mounting Prints onto Ultra Board Video

May 22, 2017 Handout

**Still Life Light Painting