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.

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 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

July 12th General Meeting: Grand Landscape Photography: From Inspiration to Realization with Cindy Beckett

by ecc

Have you ever stood in front of a stunningly beautiful vista with camera gear ready, feeling inspired but not sure what to shoot or how to shoot it, or how to translate all of that drama into a compelling image? Cindy will explore some techniques for overcoming common challenges to realize your vision including isolating subjects, working under different lighting conditions, and collecting the right image information in the field to have more options in post-processing.

Join Cindy and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, July 12th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Cindy’s presentation following.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

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

June 14th General Meeting: Seasons of Our Mountains 2024 Calendar Voting

ECC calls on Members and past Winners to Step Up and Vote

VOTING FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIA ZOOM

Have a say to narrow the 150+ photo entries down to the 25 finalists for the iconic Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 2024 calendar! Only Evergreen Camera Club members and 2021 – 2023 calendar finalists can join us in the anonymous vote to select this year’s 25 finalists*!  Now is an ideal time to renew or join our club. See all of the images submitted by our community and get to make your opinion count. Scroll down for important details.
* Mount Evans HHC&H Employees are also invited to vote

We have set the voting date to June 14th – Images will be displayed on the Evergreen Fire and Rescue projection system using Lightroom. The presenter’s screen will be shared via Zoom so both in-person and zoom attendees can vote: voting will be done using Google Forms as described below.

The Calendar Voting and Judging Process

Voting to select 25 finalists from the calendar entries will be judged by the membership of the ECC club and past winners, out of whomever participates either in-person or on the Zoom call for our June meeting.

As the calendar competition is open to everyone, and many ECC members and past winners have and are expected to enter, certainly those individuals will be voting on their own images along with everyone else. The artist names will not be disclosed so at most, voters will recognize only a few of the images out of however many we get (we expect 100-200). Thus we feel there will be minimal bias in this process.

Each image will get a score from 1 to 5, averaged from all votes cast to determine the 25 finalists. The finalists will then be voted on by the general public using the voting website tool used for last year’s competition (that link will be posted when the finalists have been uploaded).

Our intent is that this will yield an impartially-judged set of 12 images plus a cover image to comprise our final calendar, however, if we end up with some kind of imbalance, there is an editorial committee comprised of Mount Evans and ECC volunteers who may make minor adjustments to ensure a good end product (i.e. if 4 images of elk were to get the best scores, we may only include one or two). The remaining 12 images will be recognized as runners-up in the calendar.

Each year we enlist the aid of a guest photographer as a Judge to pick the Best of Show, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the winning 13 images selected at this event. This year our Judge will be TBD.

If you have any questions about this process, please send and email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com.

Voting Instructions: Important!!!

Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 14th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7:00, be sure to get on-line in time to work out any kinks you may have with the links or the process.

There will be 4 different groups of images, divided by season. We will run through each group quickly so you can preview them and then go back more slowly with each photo title for the voting step.

Voting will be done using Google Forms – a “forms.gle” link (type-in) or QR code (scan) will be provided to get your browser to the voting sheet.

For those voting in-person – you should bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop device for voting at the event.

For those voting by Zoom – you should Zoom using whatever device you have with the best display so you can see the entries clearly. You can use a separate device (such as your smartphone) to go to the Google Forms link so you can have a separate screen to make your voting selections. Alternately, you can use a browser and Zoom on the same device if you can manage the two windows.

Links to the Zoom and Voting form will be emailed to ECC members and past winners prior to the meeting.

Contest entry deadline is June 9th, so you still have time to enter your best local photos!

THIS EVENT IS MEMBERS-ONLY (and past winners).

Join us in-person at the fire station OR via Zoom:
Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm (6:30 testing 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 – scroll through below:

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

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 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