SIGS - Special Interest Groups 

​​​​​The Woodlands Camera Club

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, Room B202 

For more information email: compositionsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org


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POST-PROCESSING 
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. 

Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, Room B200
​For more information email: ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

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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: nikonsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

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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.

For more information email: cannonr@thewoodlandscameraclub.org



  

​​SIG Resources

Links to Handouts from Past Meeting


THE FINE ART OF SEEING SIG

October 2023

Creating Storytelling Photographs

August 2023

Posing-Be a Director, Not a Photographer

February 2023
Thoughts about Creativity

January 2023

Simple Steps for Stunning Shots

September 2022

Wide Angle Photography

March 2022

Travel Art of Seeing

February 2022

Something About Color

January 2022

​Jeff Hodges Presentation Handout

Jeff Hodges Presentation


POST PROCESSING SIG

September 2023

Photoshop Layer Blending Modes

June 2023

Getting Started with the Photography Text Tool

May 2023

LrC Updates

March 2023

Distractions and New Skies in PS

February 2023

SIG Presentation

September 2022

Changing the Light and Topaz Photo AI

August 2022

SIG Presentation

June 2022

SIG Presentation

March 2022

Digital Photo Workflow

February 2022

SIG Presentation

August 2021

SIG Presentation

July 2021

SIG Presentation

June 2021

SR in LrC and Workflow w Topaz

May 2021

Content Aware Tools in Photoshop

March 2021

Enlarging Photos & PS Updates

January 2021
January2021PostProcessingSIG Handout

October 2020-Handout

***Astro-Stacking

***Grey Card PPSIG

September 2020-Handout

***Overlays & Focus Stacking & TAT Tips

August 2020-Handout

***LRC PS June 2020 Updates

July 2020-Handouts

***PPSIG 2020_07 Slides

June 2020-Handouts

***Texture Blending Basics

May 2020-Handouts

***Handout for May 2020 PPSIG

April 2020-Handouts

*****Handouts for April 2020 PPSIG

February 2020-Handouts

***Create Copyright & Watermark Steps

***Copyright-Info-Watermarks-Logos

***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

***Nik-Neat-Backup

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
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Lightroom Modules Outline
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Nik Basics and Training Resources
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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

**TOPAZ TEXTURE EFFECTS

**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