Next meeting will be Thursday, May 19th, 7 pm, at First Lutheran Church of San Marcos, 130 West Holland Street in San Marcos.
On the agenda
- Member News Share and Discussion
- Upcoming Exhibits and Field Trips
- Photo Share
“Before-and-After” photos. Here is your chance to share and discuss your photo editing techniques with other photographers. This is a popular program because we all learn and interact with each other. Jerry can even set you up in Lightroom and PhotoShop to demonstrate your process. Send in two sets of before-and-after photos to email@example.com by the end of Monday, May 16th. In other words, a total of four photos. For example, name them as follows:
You may send up to two images to share with the group. (You can send in any photos taken with any camera. It doesn’t have to be the monthly theme.) Tom Delaney has given us the following photo theme.
May theme: Fauna. If you look up the definition, fauna doesn’t just mean all animal life, but it refers to all the life in a particular region. So this month’s topic is our local Hill Country fauna, not photos from your exotic travels.
For the Photo Share, send one or two images to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of Monday, May 16th, and put May Photo Share – Fauna in the Subject line.
To prepare your images, we no longer have to resize our photos! Save them with the color space sRGB, and name them 1FirstName_LastName and 2FirstName_LastName. For example, 1Linda_Avitt.
Calls for Entry
“Electric Easel” Round Rock Arts at the Downtowner
Exhibit 9/14 – 11/11
(Art forms created with digital tools, technology, or innovative non-traditional art materials.)
Structures of the World: Works on Paper
The call for entry is now open for the TTU Office of International Affair’s summer exhibit – “Structures of the World: Works on Paper”. Eligible mediums include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and of course, photography. Full details can be found at Structures of the World. Thank you, Wes Odell, for sending us this Call for Entry!
Full details can be found at Naturescapes 2022
Jeff Parker, Juror
Call for Entries: April 4th through June 27th
Notification of acceptance: July 25th
Dropoff: August 27th
Awards Reception: September 17th
Exhibit ends: October 28th
Pickup: October 29th
Club Companion Exhibit to Naturescapes
Our club always puts on a members-only companion exhibit to Naturescapes. If you’ve never entered a photo exhibit, this is a great opportunity to participate and learn what all is involved. At the April meeting we decided to have the theme be “Bridges”. You can interpret “Bridges” any way you want, but it cannot be a nature photo (so it can’t be mixed up with Naturescapes). Submit up to three images, and you’re guaranteed to have at least one accepted.
Pioneer Flight Museum, in Kingsbury
The Pioneer Flight Museum, is located at 190 Pershing Lane, Kingsbury, Texas. The Museum has a fly-in scheduled for May 7th. This will be a fantastic photo op.
This isn’t an “official” club field trip, but it’s a fun, interesting place to visit. I highly recommend making a trip out there.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, May 3rd. Alice Le Duc will lead us through these beautiful gardens. She has her Ph.D. in botany, is a wonderful teacher, and it will be a real treat to have her as a leader. Tripods are NOT allowed in the Gardens unless you apply for a photographer’s license, which is $150!
Admission is $15. Meet at the ticket office at 10 am. For more information, contact Alice at email@example.com
Hill Country Photo Club Table, Art Squared Market, San Marcos, Saturday, May 14th. Come spend an hour or two at our table at Art Squared. We’ll be advertising our club and our May exhibit with the SM Art League. These kinds of events can be a lot of fun, so come on down!
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you’re able to table-sit for awhile.
Jerry Sargent has been interviewed by LVnTheLife. He’ll post a link to the video on our Facebook page as soon as it’s available. If you’d like to know more about LVnTheLife, here are a few links.
Alice Le Duc has recently been honored in the Cornell Lab Bird Spotter Contest. Wild Birds Unlimited, sponsor of the contest, chose Alice’s photo from over 2,000 contest submissions, and it may be used in the 2023 Wild Birds Unlimited calendar. Congratulations, Alice!
We have two Facebook Pages — Public and Members Only. Since we don’t currently meet in person, the Members Only page is the best way for our club to stay in touch, interact, and share photos, It’s an active page, and you can post your photos and ask for advice, feedback, or a critique. (If you’re a new member, you’ll need to request access to the group.)
If you have any news or stories you’d like to have included in the newsletter, please send them to email@example.com.
Annual membership dues are $12.00. Dues for new members are reduced to $6.00 after July 1st each year.
You may pay by check at the next meeting, pay with Paypal here, or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
Paid membership is required for participation in exhibitions, fieldtrips and most workshops, as well as listings in Member News and Member Links on hcphotoclub.org. If you are on our email list, you will continue to receive our emails and be welcome at meetings whether or not you have paid dues.
If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Charlie Kreitler is the administrator of this page – thank you Charlie!
You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.