January 10th General Meeting: Preparing for a Wildlife Shoot with Cheryl and Jim Moore

by Ellen Nelson

CHERYL AND JIM MOORE
The Wildlife Experience

Know when and where to get that amazing wildlife shot! Cheryl and Jim Moore are coming to Evergreen to share some of their wildlife secrets. They will focus on animal habitat and behavior, explain migrations and ruts and discuss animal gesture to achieve more interesting and impactful photos.

Join Cheryl, Jim and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, January 10th for 6:30 pm social time (come then, Cheryl and Jim plan to have some interesting gear on display!), brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Cheryl and Jim’s presentation following.

We will also Zoom this presentation at the link below.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, January 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/j/89185253214?pwd=Q05JZTc1MWwzY1lFMWtzUDE4cDlIQT09

January 2024 Workshop: The Beautiful World of Macro Photography with Jeff Johnson

by Ellen Nelson


SOUL ROAD TRIPS
THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD OF MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Jeff Johnson | Colorado Master Photographer | Artist | Educator | Chief Instigator

This Event has been Rescheduled to Sunday February 4th

Macro photography can be so beautiful and quite rewarding. It can also be quite challenging, if not a mystery to many photographers. Knowing what lens to choose, what f-stop to use, what lighting and direction to best enhance the subject and where to focus sometimes is just a best guess. It doesn’t have to be!

I will attempt to de-mystify macro photography for you by covering proper equipment, exposure, depth-of-field, camera & lighting angles and backgrounds. There are several possible lighting set-ups including natural window light, studio strobe, soft-box, strip light, umbrella, etc. Backgrounds vary greatly in creating your macro art, as well. Macro photography can be quite rewarding and satisfying once you get past the technical challenges. Learn these simple techniques and allow your creativity to wander.
This full-day hands-on workshop will cover these topics and techniques:

  • Image pre-visualization & composition
  • Equipment including:
        o Cameras and lens
        o Lighting – styles and techniques
        o Backgrounds & props
  • Camera settings including:
        o F-stops
        o Shutter speeds
        o ISO
        o Auto vs. Manual focus
  • Lightroom & Photoshop including
        o Adjustment layering (Photoshop)
        o NIK Software
        o Texture overlays
  • Lots more as time permits

The morning session I will have several stations setup with varying types of lighting, props and opportunities to learn. We’ll break for lunch (on your own) and in the afternoon, I will demonstrate in Lightroom and Photoshop how I create fine art images from macro imagery. So much to share and fun to be had!

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, February 4th at 9:00am until 4:00pm
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Limited to 15 participants – First Come First Served

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Check out Jeff’s work at JeffJohnsonFineArt.com and his workshops at SoulRoadTrips.com

November 8th General Meeting: Night Photography and What You Really Need to Succeed with Darren White

by Ellen Nelson

DARREN WHITE
Night Photography and What You Really Need to Succeed

Weather Alert Update:
Tonight’s meeting will be ZOOM only
snow expected for the rest of the day in Evergreen

Have you ever photographed the Milky Way? Do you know how and where to nail that great night shot? Darren White is a master at photographing the night sky and will share his scouting, shooting and processing techniques. This is a not-to-miss presentation!

Come see Darren and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, November 8th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Darren’s presentation following. We will also Zoom this presentation at the link below.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, November 8th 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/85747779825?pwd=Q1VUV2Jvd1V6ZjJOTVphc3lHcktGQT09

October 25 Tips & Techniques: Favorite Workshops & Classes

by Ellen Nelson


It’s time to look back on 2023 and start planning for 2024! Did you take an amazing photo workshop or class? Where should we go to up our photographic game?

Come ready to show and share your favorite photo experiences, workshop leaders, and classes so we may learn from you and possibly plan to go there next year!

Evergreen Camera Club is meeting in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) so join ECC on Wednesday, October 25th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

October 2023 General Meeting: Copyright? Yes! with Barb Norton

by Ellen Nelson

All photographers have very valuable commodities in their possession – their photographs. But do they legally own them? Can someone steal them? And what about this artificial intelligence we’ve all been hearing about? Is it going to affect photographers and, for that matter, photography in general? Find out what copyright is all about – how and what it protects; and what can be done if the copyright is infringed. And find out also what threats loom – namely, artificial intelligence.

Join Barb Norton and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, October 11th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Barb’s presentation following. We will also Zoom this presentation at the link below.

NOTE: This is a contest meeting! Ellen Nelson has volunteered to judge images after Barb’s presentation. The contest theme is “Spooky.” Please enter up to 3 of your spookiest images! Click Here to upload your images for this October 2023 contest. You must be a member and present at the meeting to submit images for this contest.

This contest was judged by Ellen Nelson, and the Theme for this month was Spooky!

SPOOKY

Winner: Spooky Category,
Advanced
Pat Tracy

Runner Up: Spooky Category,
Advanced
Dale Ralph

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, October 11th 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/82436588262?pwd=VDQ2R1Q4NDgvTGE3Z3VDZGp3QXBoUT09

September 2023 General Meeting: The Original Influencers with Greg Holden


GREG HOLDEN
The Original Influencers

During the dawn of photography from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, it was common for photographers to be inspired by the works of their peers. This presentation will showcase Greg’s collection of photo comparisons including photographs from both well-known photographers such as Edward Steichen, Alfred Stiglitz, and Dorothea Lange; and perhaps an introduction to lesser-known photographers such as George Tice, Jaromir Funke, and A. Aubrey Bodine. The presentation concludes with a comparison of how Greg’s photos have been inspired by these master photographers.

Join Greg and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, September 13th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Greg’s presentation following. We will also host this meeting on ZOOM at the link below starting at 7pm.

NOTE: This is a contest meeting! Greg has graciously volunteered to judge images after his presentation.
The contest theme is Evergreen Lake (since we will have a T&T shootout on August 23rd) or any lake.
Two images per entrant only please (plus fun images if any).
Click here for contest details and to upload your images. You must be a member and present at the meeting for your entries to be included.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, September 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/83677215709?pwd=MXhHSlN6TEZWdml6MDU2aGNjSzk4QT09

August 2023 Tips & Techniques: Shootout at Evergreen Lake

by Ellen Nelson

Join Evergreen Camera Club in the Evergreen Lake House parking lot (Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen) at 6:30 pm for a leisurely, informal photo-walk around the lake (1.3 miles) with a discussion about settings, composition, lighting and subject opportunities

Bring any camera geat you wish to carry.

Use these photos for the planned upcoming September 13th photo contest (see that event for details)!

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the Lake:
Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 pm
Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen
Lake House Parking Lot

August 2023 General Meeting: The Process for Creating Effective Compositions with Cheryl Opperman

by Ellen Nelson


CHERYL OPPERMAN
The Process for Creating Effective Compositions

What’s the most effective element of your image after the lighting? It’s your composition! It can make or break the impact of your photo. Join award winning photographer Cheryl Opperman as she guides you through the steps necessary to successfully use the tools and rules to design, rather than simply record, your photographs.

Join Cheryl and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, August 9th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Cheryl’s presentation following.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

May 2023 General Meeting: Affordable Iceland Photo Tour with Michael Ryno

Iceland has always been on Michael Ryno’s bucket list. So when he had the chance to go, Michael wanted to photograph on his terms.

We did not record this, but do have Michael’s slide deck from the event – Download The PDF by Clicking Here

Iceland Presentation

Michael will share his strategies for planning and implementing an affordable photo tour through Iceland. He will provide the resources he used during a 10-day trip to Iceland with visits to locations around the entire “Outer Ring Road,” including many of the iconic photographic locations along with several lesser-known spots. Michael will offer suggestions for camera gear and lenses, clothing, and other travel tips.

Join Michael and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, May 10th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Michael’s presentation following. We will have NO ZOOM for this meeting.

New members, students and guests are always welcome.

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

April 2023 General Meeting: Conservation Photography – What’s It All About? with Boyd Norton

by Ellen Nelson

Our esteemed Evergreen photographer, Boyd Norton, is back to present his valuable words of photographic wisdom. “I always try to encourage nature photographers to get involved in conservation,” Boyd explained. “Photography is a powerful tool in conservation work. It can awaken in people the realization that many places and species need protection.”

Boyd has written books on conservation photography and serves on the board of Trustees for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Evergreen Camera Club is meeting in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) so join ECC on Wednesday, April 12th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. We will have NO ZOOM for this meeting.

New members, students and guests are always welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Evergreen Camera Club