Many of us have spent hours at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo enjoying the food, activities and people watching. But how many of you have taken your cameras to capture your fun-filled experiences.
This month we welcome Dave Clements back who will be sharing his decade-plus experience as one of two Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo photographers. He will talk about each event that occurs during the course of the rodeo and share how he takes his photos of each and how we might as well, should we want to have a similar experience. He will also try to answer any questions we might have. Time permitting maybe we can get Dave to spend a couple of minutes talking about his experience photographing a Super Bowl.
In May 2017 Dave spoke to the club about his project with Country Artist Kevin Black and his brother Clint Black to raise awareness and funds for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. He reviewed & discussed some of his photos and the process for his book project, “Raising A Hand”. Dave is a freelance photographer. He is also a staff writer/photographer for the Houston Music Review and house photographer for Dosey Doe in The Woodlands and the Red Brick Tavern in Conroe.
We all strive to become better photographers. We attend workshops, read articles, watch instructional videos, and possibly attempt to copy the best work of others we admire. Some even enter contests and seek out critical comments from other expert photographers. Over time all that hard work can begin to wear thin and your interest in photography wane unless you find and recognize interesting subjects for your art.
This month’s program is about the need to find and stand in front of interesting stuff, if you want to take interesting photos. We will talk about what our club has offered and plans to offer to help you in this area. Bring your popcorn, because the talk is capped off with a 20 minute video on the club’s trip to Yellowstone last January. Brrrr…. A fitting look at cold weather photography during this time of the year.
Our speaker is well known to us, Chuck Dugand is our Webmaster and is our most recent past club president. He’s been an avid amateur photographer for many years and travels extensively with his wife, Helen, looking for “Interesting Stuff”.
As photographers we all have the same nightmare in the back of our minds. Something happens to all those precious pictures we’ve taken over the years and we can’t recover them, or we go on a trip, take a lot of pictures only to get home and find the memory card in the camera got corrupted and we loose those images. There are hundreds of scenarios, and all of them have happened to several of us, and will happen to you unless you have a plan to protect your files.
Our speaker this month is Ross Davis from Kingwood PC repair, located in Town Center. Ross will take us through the ins and outs of protecting our files, both on the road and in our homes and offices.
Ross, graduated from Humble High School, and has a BBA in Finance from University of Houston. He is married to his high school sweetheart Nicole and has two kids and two dogs. His business, Kingwood PC Repair is now celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year and carries a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Scott Meyer, a member of Kingwood Photo Club, has taken many fun, adventuresome trips to exotic locations. This month he will share his photographic experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak on the African continent . . . 19,341 feet high.
Want to learn more about what it’s like to climb it? And see pictures from a climbing trip? Perhaps, you might be interested in climbing Kili too. If so, this is a chance to find out if this adventure is for you.
Kingwood Photo Club meetings begin at 6:30pm in the First Baptist Church/Kingwood at 3500 Woodland Hills Drive. Scott Meyer will share his 2011 climb experiences and his pictures from the trip. There will also be plenty of time for your questions.
Dee Zunker, our guest speaker, will discuss the definition of street photography, and discuss the different reasons for making a street photograph. She will also discuss a few resources, and places for street photography in Houston.
Dee is an accomplished fine art photographer with images appearing regularly in exhibitions including the Visual Arts Alliance, Houston Center of
Photography, and the Houston Photographic Society. Dee also offers one on one photography sessions. You can find out more at www.deezunkerphotography.com
Below is a link to a few of Dee’s street photographs:
Post processing plays a big role in today’s photographic society. Whether it’s used subtlety or for major composites, it’s definitely an important skill to know.
Pat Guard , owner of Pat and Ray’s Studio in Kingwood, will be available to answer questions and offer tips for preparing photos to share with the world. In this digital age, all photographers need to be knowledgeable with Photoshop and/or other post-production techniques. Pat sees Photoshop as a tool, just as the darkroom was a tool to manipulate images in her early career. She will discuss and demonstrate just a few techniques that help get the most out of your images.