July 10 General Meeting: Wildlife Respect and Awareness through the Lens with Jeff and Wendy

Jeff and Wendy
Promoting Respect and Awareness for Wildlife Through the Lens of a Camera

Jeff Torquemada and Wendy Sparks are passionate about preserving all things wild. They have been shooting together for over 40 years and spend hours each week photographing and studying the art of photography, striving to capture images that tell a story and evoke emotion. Jeff and Wendy are always observing and waiting to capture animals in their natural habitat in that perfect light! They do not bait nor risk compromising the welfare of an animal just to capture an image. Jeff and Wendy were awarded Community Active Wildlife Stewards of the Year in 2022 and helped establish the River Otter Ambassador program to educate the public on how to appreciate and coexist with urban wildlife such as the river otter.

Join Jeff and Wendy and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, July 10th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with their presentation to follow. There will also be a Zoom option.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdemvpzwsH93JIpG7DvODhqiK0NpQ0-bG

May 22nd 2024 Tips and Techniques: Field Trip to a local Alpaca Farm

Thanks for being patient waiting for the details for this rare opportunity to photograph alpacas. The logistics were complicated!

Come to an alpaca farm with five delightful alpacas, ducks and chickens. This will be a great photo opportunity. Please note: Alpacas are curious but shy, ask the ranch owner before touching them, they can be skittish.

You must RSVP for this field trip. Limit 10, we do not want to stress out the alpacas. RSVP at RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com. This is a member-only field trip.

Meet at 6:00 pm on Pleasant Lane, next to Fire Station 7 on Highway 65 just south of I-70. Bring your camera and medium-to-wide focal length lenses, please no tripods. Wear old clothes and comfortable shoes. You may get spit on or step in something!

August 14 2024 General Meeting: Sports Photography 101 with Margaret Bowles


MARGARET BOWLES
Sports Photography 101

Evergreen Camera Club has never hosted a sports photographer! That is about to change. Margaret Bowles has photographed sports world-wide and she is coming to Evergreen.

Margaret will discuss the business and art of sports photography, the current barriers of entry into the field, and the future of sports photography. She will explain the keys to successful action photography and the equipment required for quality action shots. Margaret will also showcase her amazing images of various sports action featuring college and NFL football, snow sports, the Olympics, baseball, and miscellaneous other sports.

Join Margaret and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, August 14th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Margaret’s presentation to follow. There will also be a Zoom option.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: (check for link closer to event)

May 8th 2024 General Meeting: The Image Critique Show!

by Ellen Nelson

The Image Critique Show
Enter photos to get “more better”

Learn from the best and have fun! Jeff Johnson and Rick Avalos have a monthly photo critique show aptly named “The Image Critique Show” (theimagecritiqueshow.com) and they are bringing the show on the road to Evergreen! Submit an image of your choice on the ECC website and watch and listen how it can become “More Better.”

CLICK HERE to enter this special event, limit 1 submission per person, 25 total images, ECC members have priority

“If you have never submitted a photo before, this is the best way to do it!” Jeff explained. This is also a great time to get feedback on a photo you are considering for the Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice’s Seasons of our Mountains calendar contest, coming up in May.

Join the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, May 8th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Jeff and Rick’s Zoom presentation to follow. There will also be a Zoom option.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

The Image Critique Show & The Evergreen Camera Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82107276105?pwd=K1VhUHdBeGRhbEd0TW5qRjB0MURzUT09

Meeting ID: 821 0727 6105
Passcode: 866036

Thanks for tuning in,
Jeff & Rick
TheImageCritiqueShow.com

Milky Way Photo Workshop

by Ellen Nelson
Milky Way Photo Workshop

From Bob Coursen and the Metro Denver Photography Group:
I have gotten several requests to host this type of workshop and what better time than early season as you will then have opportunities all the way through September. The only negative it makes for a late night.

This is currently a placeholder since I need at least 6 participants (max 8) to host this event.If you are truly interested RSVP. Additional details and payments will information will be forthcoming.

Cost: $150.00
Time: 11:00pm-2:30 am
Location: Ramah Colorado
Number of Students will be limited to 8
Payment can be made via:
Venmo @ Venmo
Zelle @ 3017170461

What it will cover:
Capturing the Milky Way
– Review necessary camera equipment
– Review of proper lenses for night photography
– Review of camera settings
– How to properly focus

Post Processing Techniques (held live at a local library)
– MUST have basic understanding with Lightroom and Photoshop
– How to create a stack group of images for noise reduction
– How to post process your images
– How to blend foreground and Milky Way images
– Pre-planning tools

Basically after this workshop you will have all the basic understanding and tools to create your own night sky captures. If you questions you are welcome to email me at bobcoorsenphotography@gmail.com.

Hope you join this workshop and expand your shooting to the night skies.

“Photoshop A to Z” 2 Days LIVE with Unmesh Dinda

by Ellen Nelson
“Photoshop A to Z” 2 Days LIVE with Unmesh Dinda

PPGCS Presents PixImperfect with Unmesh Dinda
Join our friends at The Professional Photographer’s
Guild of Colorado Springs in welcoming Unmesh Dinda all the way from India for this spectacular two day event!

Time & Location: May 18, 2024, 9:00 AM MDT – May 19, 2024, 5:00 PM MDT
Ent Center for the Arts – Chapman Hall, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado
Springs, CO 80918, USA

REGISTER HERE: https://tickets.entcenterforthearts.org/over-view/4805

Discounted Weekend Pass available! To receive the Weekend Pass price, please add a ticket for both days to your cart. The total will automatically adjust at checkout.
Day Two explores more advanced techniques and will really hone your skills. This will be an experience you won’t want to miss!
This workshop will answer all the questions you have about Photoshop and blow your mind with techniques and features you’ve never known about! PiXimperfect’s very own Unmesh Dinda will cover all things Photoshop in this two-day event.
Unmesh Dinda is known for his Youtube channel, Piximperfect, which boasts 4.9 million subscribers. He is an expert in Photoshop and Lightroom and believes in learning the concept, rather than learning the steps so that you can translate “your” imagination visually to the world. Since every situation is different and the definition of”beauty” is subjective, it is essential that you master the approach, and then the steps will automatically follow.
Day One is ideal for users that have a decent understanding of Photoshop but want to take that knowledge to a new level.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CAMERA SHOW

by Ellen Nelson
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CAMERA SHOW

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL
CAMERA SHOW

BUY – SELL – TRADE
SUNDAY. MAY 19TH. 2024
9:00AM – 3:00PM

Jefferson County Fairgrounds – 15200 W. 6th Ave.
$5 Entry Fee New & Used Photo Equipment & Collectibles Awesome deals on all kinds of equipment, lenses, gear bags, accessories, antiques, film cameras, digital cameras, darkroom, lighting & more!

HAVE ITEMS TO SELL? SELLER SPACE AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 28TH
CONTACT DAN WRAY – 303-601-3081

April 10th 2024 General Meeting: Airshow Photography with Bob Dean

by Ellen Nelson

BOB DEAN
Airshow Photography
A Photographer’s Survival Guide to Airshows

Download Bob’s Presentation Here

Unfortunately we did not record this presentation, but Bob was kind enough to provide the full powerpoint he used for this informative event. We made a pdf of it and you get a copy for yourself by clicking here.

Airshows are one of the most popular pastimes in America! They can be challenging for photographers, with fast action and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Bob Dean’s program will guide you through the logistics of locating and planning to attend airshows, the typical sequence of events, and how to get the most out of your day photographically. Bob will offer tips, hints and techniques, as well as suggested camera gear to get those epic shots.

Join Bob and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, April 10th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Bob’s presentation to follow. There will also be a Zoom option.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodumuqDkqGNNoQvT-7LnykKW4lOfzwYVu

March 13th General Meeting: Bird Photography Tips and Tricks with Alan Murphy

by Ellen Nelson


ALAN MURPHY
Bird Photography Tips & Tricks
Learn how to get birds where you want them

Alan Murphy may live in Evergreen, but his award-winning images of beautiful birds portraying their natural environment with simple elegance are known world-wide. And some were even taken in Evergreen!
Alan will showcase his stunning bird photos and discuss how to attract birds and get them where you want to photograph them. Alan is a Nikon Professional Service Member, Wimberley Professional Service Member, the author of several e-books and educational videos and leads an impressive slate of bird photography workshops.

Join Alan and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, March 13th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Alan’s presentation to follow.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86960748003?pwd=bU5YOTNURjN1TFY2eGVrTmtCMFd0dz09

February 28th General Meeting: Fundamentals of Modern Optics with Marc Morris

by Ellen Nelson


NOTE: This general meeting has been scheduled for the 4th Wednesday to avoid a conflict with Valentine’s Day on the 2nd Wednesday.

We all depend on our camera lenses, but what do we really know? From aberrations to stabilization, Marc will focus on where photographic lenses are today, and peek at where they’re headed in the near future.

Marc Morris is our Tamron guy! He is their Rocky Mountain Sales Representative
and will present a state of the union regarding modern optical design as considered by the world’s largest lens manufacturer. Marc will explain glass types, element and lens design, the rules all lens manufacturers must follow in the design and implementation process.

Join Marc and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, February 28th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Alan’s presentation to follow.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, Febrary 28 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88276082407?pwd=K29kWSt6ZFVGR2cxbmkwc0lveWpBQT09

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