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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 (Room B210 in the middle of the church).

SIG Leaders:
Becky Anderson: 
compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
Mike Shaffner: 
compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

​Carlos Hernandez: compositionSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

Our next meeting will be Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in room B210-A. 

NOTE: ​There will be no Composition: The Fine Art of Seeing Sig meeting June 10.
For the latest email meeting notice, 
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     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.

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​​LEARNING TO SHOOT
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: 
shootingSIG@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
Our next meeting will be Thursday, June 21, 2018.

at 7:00 p.m. - Check back for location.
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     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.

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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:
 ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
Mac Rodgers: ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org
Donald Rueter: 
ppsig@thewoodlandscameraclub.org

Our next meeting will be Monday June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM, B210-A. 

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.

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CRITIQUING YOUR PHOTOS

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 in Room B210-A on the second floor in the middle of the church.


SIG Leaders:

Mike Schaffner - CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Becky Anderson - CritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Lisa GriffisCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Richard HoughtonCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org

Mac RodgersCritiqueSIG@TheWoodlandsCameraClub.org


​Our next meeting will be Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM in room B210-A.

NOTE: ​There will be no Critiquing Your Photos Sig meeting in May.
For the latest email meeting notice, 
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A New Process To Submit Photos For Critique!
     NOTE: The link will be updated several days before the day of the meeting.



​​​The Woodlands Camera Club

 SIGS - Special Interest Groups 

​​​​SIG Resources

Links to Handouts from Past Meetings
THE FINE ART OF SEEING SIG

Food Photography from Tami Garrett


POST PROCESSING SIG

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