The Woodlands Camera Club
The Woodlands Methodist Church
2200 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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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.
COMPOSITION: THE FINE ART OF SEEING
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: compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
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: email@example.com
Nikon Mirrorless mini SIG
The "mini SIG" group of TWCC members Nikon mirrorless cameras meet both on Zoom and masked up and distanced in person. Additionally, they have their own private Facebook page. Many of the 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Canon Mirrorless mini SIG
More and more, photographers are changing from DSLR to EOS mirrorless cameras. The Canon “mini SIG” is a new and growing group, 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 CanonR@thewoodlandscameraclub.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Links to Handouts from Past Meeting
THE FINE ART OF SEEING SIG
Thoughts about Creativity
August 2020-PowerPoint and Notes
POST PROCESSING SIG
October 2016 - Handout
August 2016 - Handout
July 2016 - Handout
March 2016 Handouts
New to Lightroom? Want to brush up on your Lightroom skills? A PDF file with several Lightroom links complied by Mac Rodgers:
Learning Your Photo Equipment SIG
June 26, 2017 Handout
**Mounting Your Photos-Richard H
**Alternate Method-Mounting Photos-Joan T
May 22, 2017 Handout