March 2023 General Meeting: The Art of Seeing B&W with Jeff Johnson

by Ellen Nelson


JEFF JOHNSON
The Art of Seeing B&W

“Our eyes see color. Our souls feel black and white,” Jeff Johnson explains.

Learn to see differently for black and white photography. In black and white landscape photography, the golden hour is no longer the golden rule. Jeff will illustrate that light direction, intensity and how it can sculpt a scene are more primary factors in selecting an image to consider for black and white, making mid-morning and midafternoon a part of your photography creation time.

Join Jeff for an in-depth look at how he creates his award-winning black and white
photography. To learn more about Jeff, see soulroadtrips.com

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, March 8th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm followed by Jeff’s presentation. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, March 8th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83495545878?pwd=bEp5SFhnc3dTZXluaFdvQVoyT0EzUT09

February 2023 T&T: What’s in a Name? Titling your Photos with Ellen Nelson and Leslee Hampel

by Ellen Nelson


Most photos tell a story, and one of the best ways to direct the viewer or evoke emotion is with a compelling title. Join Ellen Nelson and Leslee Hampel for an interactive look on what makes a good (or bad!) title for your photo, how to come up a title or where to find inspiration.

ECC plans to incorporate your photo title in upcoming contests, so this is a great skill to have! Submit a photo on the ECC website under the menu item Contest if you would like to hear title suggestions for your image during the meeting. (Members Only! Please submit just one image into the FUN category – images must be submitted by the end of the day Monday Feb 20)

Evergreen Camera Club WILL NOT BE meeting in person at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station due to the Snow Storm!!!!

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us via ZOOM:
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81816078453?pwd=SjE1Y29PaHhhYmJ3SThOeXlOVkwxZz09

February 8th 2023 General Meeting: African Photo Safari Tips and Guidelines with Jim Griggs

by Ellen Nelson


Warm up with this virtual presentation by one of the club’s favorite speakers, Jim Griggs.

Watch and listen to guidelines and recommendations that will help you on your successful photo safari in Africa, or for almost any trip that is new to you.

Jim promises to spice up his valuable tips with entertaining stories of his adventures. He and his wife, Cindy, have traveled the world and have just concluded leading their 9th and 10th Photo Safaris to Tanzania.

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, February 8th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, February 8th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89394458590?pwd=OXpPQlRRczdmUTVqd05OVW9QQXBVZz09

January 11th 2023 General Meeting: Wildlife and Birds of the Galapagos with Ron Belak and Peg Linn

by Ellen Nelson


RON BELAK and PEG LINN
Wildlife and Birds of the Galapagos and Mainland Ecuador

Evergreen Camera Club is meeting in person to present club members Ron Belak and Peg Linn!

Ron and Peg spent 18 days in Ecuador in 2017, touring along the spine of the Andes from Quito south to Cuenca, visiting the famous hummingbird site at Bella Vista and cruising the islands of the Galapagos with 13 other guests on a small boat that traveled between the islands. Although they did not check off all 131 species of Ecuadoran hummingbirds, they will present photos of their favorites as well as other species in the cloud forest and on the paramo—Ecuador’s term for the tundra. They will also share photos featuring 19,000-foot volcanoes, alpine lakes and desert islands, and offer tips on photographing the birds and wildlife.

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, January 11th 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 welcome. See the ECC website and future ECC emails for details.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

November 16th 2022 Encore Meeting: Light Painting Portraits with Russell Klimas

by Ellen Nelson

RUSSELL KLIMAS
Light Painting Portraits

The nights are getting longer! Why not take advantage of the winter evenings to go out (or stay inside in a dark room) and get creative.

Colorado Springs photographer and TedxTalk speaker Russell Klimas will illustrate the possibilities that light painting has to offer that most people would assume was created in Photoshop. He’ll demonstrate tools and techniques that can take your in-camera skills to a whole new level.

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, November 16th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, November 16th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82580816516?pwd=YkFSMDdxN3Nhbm15aExBdTF6MnBvQT09

October 12th General Meeting: Concept to Creation, Getting Creative with Michelle Pennings

by Ellen Nelson


MICHELLE PENNINGS
Concept to Creation. Getting Creative with What You Have

Have you ever looked at a tree in the neighbor’s yard and imagined the coiled branches could be used for a headdress?

Michelle has.

In this presentation, Michelle will reveal her background and where she gets her creative inspiration. She will show you some of her past creations and failures and take you on a creative journey. She will explain how she takes everyday items and turns them into works of art and offer a glimpse inside how she creates her award-winning images.

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, October 12th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, October 12th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84061115596?pwd=aW9zNExabFdyVmJPSDgybjhQWDNpUT09

Raptor Workshop with Cheryl Opperman

by Ellen Nelson
Raptor Workshop with Cheryl Opperman

Join Denver Audubon, Nature’s Educators, and award winning photographer Cheryl Opperman for a one day raptor photography session. Capture unique images of these amazing birds while supporting 2 not-for-profit organizations.

  • Photograph up to 8 different species
  • Get helpful photography tips
  • Limited to 10 participants
  • Supports Conservation and Education

Sunday October 2, 2022

Denver Audubon
Audubon Center at Chatfield, Littleton, CO
303 973 9530
info@denveraudubon.com

To sign up, just fill out the form linked to below and select your session choice in the drop down menu. We will send instructions for payment later.
OPI Photo Workshop or Tour Booking Form

September 14th General Meeting: Photographing places of Worship with Padma Inguva

by Ellen Nelson

While countless photographers attempt to photograph churches, few succeed in capturing images that are as breathtaking as the churches themselves. The reason? Photographing the inside of a church is hard. It takes an advanced skillset to capture the three-dimensional beauty, found in reality with such high dynamic range, and convey the same level of emotion in the two-dimensional plane of a photograph.

Evergreen Camera Club has invited Padma Inguva to showcase her Places of Worship portfolio. She will explain the equipment she uses, how she plans her visits, her research, the proper etiquette observed while photographing, what settings to use when using a tripod vs. shooting handheld, how to process the images after the capture to bring life to the images etc. See her inspiring images at https://www.padmasworld.com/religious-spaces

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, September 14th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, September 14th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85170257627?pwd=cWcyWGN1SHp3bnBoWEw2dURXbDkyUT09

August 10th General Meeting: Storytelling for Photographers with JP Stones

by Ellen Nelson

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Impactful storytelling can help your viewer connect emotionally with your images. JP Stones’ desire to tell visual stories of the Mexica (Aztec) culture made him realize that telling a story needed to play a bigger role in his portraits. That changed his entire creative process and the way people react to his photos.

Through his presentation, JP Stones will answer: How much of a story can one photo really tell? How being more intentional can change your approach to photography. How photography can be about making an emotional connection as well as creating beautiful work. And how thinking in stories can help guide your entire creative decision-making process.

Learn more about JP Stones on his website, jpstonesphotography.com

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, August 10th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, August 10th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85353570683?pwd=T1NFcXdscVFsNkc4WHc5VXRwY1JJdz09

July 13th 2022 General Meeting: Beyond the Tech with Jennifer Carr

by Ellen Nelson


JENNIFER CARR
Beyond the Tech: Developing a Mindful Photography Practice

“Creating photographs is about much more than technique and technology. It’s learning to pay attention on purpose: thoughtfully, quietly, and immersively,” award-winning travel/nature photographer Jennifer Carr explained.

“Through the practice of mindful photography, you direct your attention deliberately, moment by moment, while being fully aware of your thoughts, feelings, senses, and surroundings. Through this practice, you will find more pleasure in the art of creating images resulting in photographs with more personal meaning.”

Jennifer Carr will discuss the principles of mindfulness and share how she uses those tools to create her inspiring nature, landscape, and travel photographs. You can find her work at
www.jennifercarrphotography.com and on Instagram at @jennifercarrphotography.

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, July 13th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm. New members, students and guests are welcome.

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, July 13th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87068089551?pwd=UzRuQkFrdTFYMjJzUlNvWXRuUHFmUT09

Evergreen Camera Club