See the Photos and Help Us Out the Morning of July 4th

by Tom Goldberg
See the Photos and Help Us Out the Morning of July 4th

All the finalist images from our big Seasons of the Mountain Calendar contest will be revealed at our booth on July 4th near the starting line of the even bigger annual July 4th Freedom Run event. We need YOUR help to staff the booth!!! Please let us know if you can volunteer by sending an email to

This beloved community event starts at 8 am at Evergreen Middle School with a 5K run (or walk if you prefer!) that follows a scenic and hilly course through residential neighborhoods and ends with a festive after party near the finish line at the Evergreen Athletic Club.

All proceeds benefit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. For more than 40 years, Mount Evans has been an essential resource to our foothill and mountain communities, providing experienced and compassionate home health and hospice care.

A Parade of Planets Will Align in the June 3, 2024 Early Morning Sky

by Tina Disorbio
A Parade of Planets Will Align in the June 3, 2024 Early Morning Sky

The planetary alignment, or what astronomers call conjunction, according to NASA, will occur across the massive swath of sky in the Northern Hemisphere on June 3, 2024.

One of the solar system’s most fortuitous conga lines occurred in the late 1970s, when the four gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune—formed a neat cosmic column, allowing the Voyager spacecraft to make flybys of all of them. The twin ships performed dazzling science, returning some of the best pictures ever taken of the worlds and discovering moons and rings never before seen.

Things won’t be quite as history-making on June 3, 2024, but they will be eye-popping all the same. It is on that date that stargazers in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world will have their best chance of seeing what is being colloquially called a parade of planets, when six of our solar system’s eight planets (nine if you count little disenfranchised Pluto) will be visible at once in the sky. The half dozen worlds on display will be Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, but they won’t all be easy to spot—and you’ll have to get up early to see them at all. Here’s what to know to take in this latest sky show.

Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn may be spotted with the naked eye around 4:00 AM, but you’ll need a telescope or high-powered binoculars to see Neptune and Uranus.

Photographic Society of America Photo Festival

by Tina Disorbio
Photographic Society of America Photo Festival

The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a group of photographers and advocates for the promotion of the art of photography. The Group holds an annual conference (now Photo Festival) in a different city each year. This year in Tucson, Arizona!

The event not only provides educational programs, it provides many live shooting workshops in a variety of photographic genre.
While in our host city we will also arrange for regional exploration and guided tours of the very best the region has to offer. September 18 – 21, 2024. Online registration open until August 30, 2024.

ECC Field Trip: Belmar Park Outing

ECC Field Trip: Belmar Park Outing

Join other members of Evergreen Camera Club to photograph the birds at Belmar Park.

Kountze Lake, in the middle of the park, often has a variety of waterbirds. Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck, and other uncommon species are usually present. Also look for a variety of heron and egret species as well as breeding American Avocet during the warmer months.

We will meet Monday, May 20th at 6:15 AM at the Belmar Library parking lot and walk into the park from there. The park is located at 801 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226

Please RSVP by emailing your confirmation to

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

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


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.


by Ellen Nelson


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!

CONTACT DAN WRAY – 303-601-3081

2024 NBP International Awards Contest

by ecc
2024 NBP International Awards Contest

Enter your best nature and wildlife photos in the 2024 NBP International Awards Contest!

Competitions Page:

Contest Entry Page:

Contest Description:
You are invited to enter your best photos and videos in the 2024 Nature’s Best Photography International Awards! Cash prizes and awards totaling $20,000!
Details: President’s Message

Submissions are reviewed by our Judging Panel of experts in photography, wildlife, conservation, and film. Winners are selected for overall appeal, originality, conformity to rules, and technical quality.

We are seeking dramatic portraits, animal behavior, humorous displays, intimate interactions, young animals at play, macro closeups, sweeping landscapes, and other creative approaches to the art of nature photography to convey the beauty and diversity of nature in the following categories: Wildlife • Animal Antics • Art In Nature • Birds • Conservation Story • Landscapes • Ocean Views • Outdoor Adventure • Polar Passion • Video.

Questions about the contest or need help? Email

Rules (Guidelines):

March 15, 2024

Worldwide; All Countries

Judged Contest

No Age Requirement
Youth (18 years or younger as of 03/15/2024)

Varied Entry
$30 Adult / Free Youth entry.
May enter up to 25 images per entry; unlimited entries.

Grand Prize: $5,000
Best single image. Cash prize, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine, online presentations, and portfolio feature.

Youth Photographer of the Year: $1,000
Best single image by a photographer 18 years of age or younger as of March 15, 2024. Cash prize or the equivalent in equipment, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition of Nature’s Best Photography magazine, online presentations, and portfolio feature.

Category Winners: $1,000 each (10 categories)
Best in each category. Cash prize, Awards Plaque, publication in the Awards Edition, inclusion in online presentations.

Highly Honored Finalists:
Category finalists. Awards Certificate, publication in the Awards Edition, and online presentations.

Are You Over 65?

by Dick Oltman
Are You Over 65?

If you are on Medicare, you can get free money for our club! Our long-standing partnership with Element3 Health is on a transformative journey and is now rebranded as Grouper. The following announcement comes from them to bring you up to speed:

Exciting Partnership Announcement: Evergreen Camera Club & Grouper

We are delighted to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Grouper, a move that will significantly enhance the experiences of our valued members at Evergreen Camera Club. This collaboration brings an extraordinary opportunity for eligible members to enjoy their passion without the burden of membership fees.

Grouper, known for their commitment to promoting socially active lifestyles, is extending their support to our community. Eligible members, with Medicare Advantage and Supplement plans, can now have their Evergreen Camera Club membership dues fully covered, thanks to this partnership. This means more fun for members, more friendly matches, and more unforgettable photography moments – all at no cost to you!
Here’s how it works: Eligible members will receive a check directly from Grouper to cover their membership dues at Evergreen Camera Club. It’s a simple, hassle-free process that ensures you enjoy uninterrupted access to our activities and vibrant community events.
Are you ready to take advantage of this fantastic offer? Check your eligibility today by visiting our dedicated portal. Join us in celebrating this partnership and embrace the opportunity to engage in your passion with the peace of mind that comes from having your membership dues taken care of.

Check Your Eligibility & Join the Fun!

If you have any questions about this, please email us at

Walden Ponds and Wildlife Refuge in Boulder

by Tina Disorbio
Walden Ponds and Wildlife Refuge in Boulder

Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat is a 102-acre Boulder County, Colorado park. It was reclaimed between 1974 and the 1990s from an open-pit gravel mine on the site, and is named after Walden “Wally” Toevs, the Boulder County Commissioner who spearheaded the plan to convert the gravel pits into a wildlife habitat.

Wildlife/Bird Watching – Spring may be a ways off, but it is worth planning a trip at that time to see the birds in this beautiful setting! The marshy wetlands environment of Walden Ponds is aptly named for its array of native and migratory species. From the Cottonwood Marsh observation platforms, keen-eyed visitors may spot garter snakes, frogs, turtles, and toads. Furthermore, this site serves as a popular spot for birders, who will be excited to view the area’s swans, white pelicans, screech-owls, swallows, kingbirds, cormorants, and ospreys.

Address: 3893 N 75th St, Boulder CO 80301
Phone: 303-678-6200
Open: Year-Round

Evergreen Camera Club