Field Trip to Skydive Spaceland-Houston, Saturday August 30th sticky icon

 Ever wonder why people jump out of perfectly good airplanes?  On Saturday, August 30th, you will have a chance to find out!!  ----(Yes, I know it’s Labor Day weekend!!!!)


We will meet at Skydive Spaceland-Houston, located at 16111 FM 421, Rosharon  77583 at 8:00 am to photograph the Deguello 17 (16 way) skydivers in action.  


This team, headed by Captain Jack Berke,  has been skydiving for over 25 years and competes in National Skydiving competitions around the country.  They have won many awards and continue to practice and push for the next goal.


If you would like to view Skydive Spaceland-Houston’s website, go here:


For directions to the Skydive Spaceland-Houston, go here:,-95.460409/@29.3594416,-95.4947418,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m0!1m1!4e1?hl=en


If you would like to join us, please meet us a few minutes before 8:00am at the facility.  There is plenty of parking.  Bring your camera, whatever lenses you think you might need for closeup, portrait, or distance shots, tripod, filters, etc.  If it’s a sunny day, You might want to wear light colored clothing, a hat (if you so desire) and good walking shoes.  Did I mention water? Bring some!  I will bring  a case of it on ice for those who forget.   We should wrap up by 11:30 or so - or sooner if it’s real hot.


As with any outdoor activity, if the weather turns south, we will try to setup another day.


Looking forward to seeing  a good crowd of great photographers.


Please drop me an email and let me know if you intend to join us.  Email me -



Kelly Myers

Honors Night, Thursday September 4th

Please join us Thursday September 04, 2014 at 7:30pm for Honors Night at Butler Longhorn Museum located at 1220 Coryell, League City, TX.  The doors open early at 7:00pm for fellowship and snacks/drinks with guests and members.  You can go here to find out more about the Honors program.

The assignment for August is "Wildlife".  The photo had to be taken after June 1, 2014.  This is the ninth opportunity of 2014 to compete for Photographer of the Year.

We also have the 'Open' category for photo submissions.  All photos for submission in either category must be posted on the sign-up sheet no later than 7:20pm.  This is so the Honors Night Director has time to enter them into the computer for a timely start of the meeting.  Your dues must be current for this year in order to submit.

We look forward to all members and visitors joining us for the meeting. 

Member in the News - Larry Armer

From Larry Armer:

An image of mine, taken on our Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham several years ago, is featured on the cover of the newly released summer edition of Capital Farm Credit’s glossy magazine “Landscapes.” It’s a quarterly publication that features excellent photography and reminds me a little of “Texas Highways” magazine.  I wasn’t familiar with it until they contacted me.  In learning more about it, I became impressed with its quality.  I consider it an honor to be in the company of other photographers who have been selected for the cover spot. 

You can learn more about the magazine at, although it hasn’t been updated with the summer issue yet.

Larry Armer

Note from Doug: The image used was from a Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham, Tx to photograph bluebonnets in April 2010.  If you click on the link in the previous sentence you will note the original was in landscape orientation.  They used a portrait rendition, to good effect, for their cover. 

The magazine actually contacted Larry about the photo.  So, you never know what may come of your photos or where they may lead you.  Field trips are a good way to shoot things you might not otherwise try to capture.  Who knows, you might make the cover of a magazine.

Next time you see Larry, make a point to ask him about it and congratulate him.

Color Scheme Designer

There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.

BAPC Meetings

Bay Area Photo Club meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City.  Honors Night is always the 1st Thursday of the month.  The 3rd Thursday will either be a tutorial or a program.  Go to the link above for directions.

Meeting Schedule 2014

August 2014

Aug 30 Field Trip

Skydive Spaceland

Sep 2014

Sep 04 Honors Night


Sep 18 Program Night

Oct 2014

Oct 02 Honors Night


Oct 09 Officers Mtg

Oct 16 Program Night

Nov 2014

Nov 06 Honors Night


Nov 20 No Meeting

Dec 2014

Dec 04 Honors Night


Dec 18 No Meeting


Click on any links for more details.

BAPC Photographer of the Year 2014 Standings

New Members/Visitors

Aug 2014

New Members 



Liz Danford

Photo Events/Contests

Always read the submission guidelines concerning copyright and ownership retention prior to submitting images to any contest.