August ECC Members Summer Party

DATE: Saturday, August 10th, 10 am to 6pm
LOCATION: Evergreen Highlands Barn, 2 miles east of Marshdale circle on North Turkey Creek Road. Look for signs and balloons.
WHO’S COMING: Everyone – family’s -kids – aunts & uncles. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks. BYOB if you so desire.
WHAT TO BRING:
• This will be a good ole’ fashion potluck, so please bring your favorite picnic side dish.
• Your own folding lawn chairs.
• BYOB. We will provide water and soft drinks.
• Your competitive spirit! We will have lots of games to play! Horseshoes, corn hole, basketball, volleyball are all available. If anyone wants to play pickleball or tennis, make sure that Barbara or Bill plays with you because you must have a neighborhood member with you. Games for kids too!
Tables & chairs are provided for in barn use in case of rain or to eat indoors. There are a few picnic tables outside.

Please RSVP by emailing your confirmation to RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com

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 RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com

Special Event: BUY – SELL – TRADE New & Used Photo Equipment

by Tina Disorbio

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CAMERA SHOW
Sponsored by the COLORADO CAMERA COLECTORS CLUB
BUY – SELL- TRADE- NEW & USED PHOTO / OPTICAL EQUIPMENT & COLLECTIBLES

SUNDAY, May 19, 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Jefferson County Fair Grounds

8 ft. Display Tables First 2 @ $55/each
Additional tables @ $40/each

UPDATE: The Camera Club will NOT be doing a table this year due to lack of interest, feel free to go on your own

For Evergreen Camera Club members only, we will buy a table (two if enough people want to participate). If you have items to sell, we will charge $15 per person to help pay for the table and you will need to help out at the table for a period of time. Note: non members can sign up for their own table at http://coloradocameracollectors.org/schedule.htm.

If you would like to participate or would like more information, contact us at RSVP=@evergreencameraclub.org
Deadline to sign up is April 26th.

May 2024: Join us at Bisti Badlands/De-na-zin Wilderness

by Tina Disorbio


The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a 45,000-acre wilderness area located in San Juan County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. There are a few of us from the camera club that are planning to go to shoot hoodoos and welcome anyone else interested to join us there.

We’ll provide a list of who is going for possible carpooling.

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN DELAYED – PLEASE CHECK BACK THIS FALL FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE

DATE: May 30th to June 4th (or whenever the individuals want to leave)

LOCATION: Bisti Badlands/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is located about 30 miles south of Farmington, NM
Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in Aztec, New Mexico and is about 10 miles northeast of Farmington. I plan on stopping there for about an hour, on the way to Farmington.

HOTEL: Stay in Farmington, New Mexico. Best Western Inn + 4 Corners Inn, Farmington NM, 855-516-1090

ATTRACTION: Hoodoos, search “Bisti Badlands” for info & videos. The last person informed me that he was there shooting for a week and did not see any snakes or lizards.

OUR PLAN: We plan to leave early morning on the 30th, stop at Aztec Ruins on the way, and stay in Farmington. Leave early the next morning after an early breakfast, to arrive at the 2nd (7 miles past the 1st entrance) west entrance in time for some good morning light. In that there are no trails and easy to get lost, it is recommended to have a GPS or a compass. There is also an east entrance which has more dramatic hoodoos which I plan on seeing toward the end of the trip. Also, just south of Bisti is Chaco Cultural Historic Park for those who want to spend additional days in the area.

DRESS: There are thistles in the are so high hiking boots are recommended, backpack with plenty of water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

DESCRIPTION: Wilderness area, plenty of hiking, no trails. Suggest bringing wide angle to short telephoto lens to capture the hoodoos.

RSVP: Required to join our group – please send an email to RSVP@evergreencameraclub.com to reserve your spot or if you have questions.

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT



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

2023 Holiday Party and Year End Competition

Evergreen Camera Club YEAR END PARTY!

MEMBERS ONLY In Person Dinner Party and Photo Contest

Time: Wednesday, December 13th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Parkside Cafe (note: no longer at Troutdale Inn)
1338 Co Rd 65
Evergreen, CO

Dinner:
(RSVP By December 11th)

  • Grilled chicken breast
  • salmon filet
  • holiday Waldorf salad
  • mixed greens
  • holiday vegetable medley
  • rice pilaf
  • dessert

Drinks: Non-alcoholic beverages provided; cash bar available

Cost: $30/person

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Reservations must be made by December 11th.
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Photo Contest

(Enter Photos by December 11thxxx EXTENDED TO Dec 12th 7:00pm)
Judge: Michael Ryno
www.michaelrynophotography.com
Enter two photos (maximum) per person as a beginner or advanced photographer.

Choose any of the four subject categories as a beginner or advanced entry:

  • People
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Miscellaneous

Submit your entries by logging in on this website to access the menu item “Contest” and then the “Year-End Contest” page or click the button below to enter (note: if it says you must log in but you are already, we are very sorry: please try a different brower, a different computer, or clear your browser cache):

Entries must be submitted by 6:00 pm Monday, December 11th. Submitter must be an ECC member in good standing and in attendance at the dinner to participate in the contest.

Prizes
Awarded in each category, Best Image of the Year and Best Image of the Year Runner-Up, Beginner (if there are enough entries) and Advanced.

New members, students and guests welcome
Must be a member to participate in contest

August ECC Members Summer Party

SAVE THE DATE: Members Summer Party
August 12th, 2023
4:00 – 8:00 (rain or shine!)

Check back here for More Details as planning continues.

FREE to members (kids, spouses and plus one’s allowed)

Main course will be provided and side dishes will be PotLuck -assignments to be determined
Croquet, badminton, horse shoes, cornhole and other games.

BYOB

Please RSVP by email to events@evergreencameraclub.com if you will be coming.

June 2023 Field Trip: Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses

by ecc

EVERGREEN CAMERA CLUB FIELD TRIP
SAND WASH BASIN WILD HORSES

LOCATION: 17 miles west of Maybell, Colorado. Maybell is on US40 west of Steamboat Springs & Craig

FOOD: No restaurants in Maybell, bring your own, a cooler with beer and some pretzels should do it

DATES: July 10-11 Drive there on Monday morning, shoot in the afternoon and Tuesday morning. Then drive home or stay another day and drive home on Wednesday.

SUBJECT: Wild horses, mustangs

ACCOMODATIONS: Victory Hotel: $95 per night, microwave in lobby,
9 rooms total, built in 1894, 970-272-3773
Red Rose Motel is closed

Campgrounds: across the street from Victory Hotel, toilets & showers $33/night, 970-623-0336

NOTE:
If rain persists the trip will be cancelled due to muddy roads.
Mosquito repellant, fill gas tank in Craig

June 12th 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 12th – 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 12th. 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 12 at 7:00 pm (6:30 testing time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

May 20th 2023 Field Trip: ECC Sculpture Walk & Photo Contest

by ecc


Did you know that there are well over 100 sculptures located around Evergreen? We will gather at 8am by Bergen Park Park-and-Ride where a number of these are placed and start a walking tour of those in this area. Be sure to bring appropriate walking shoes and whatever camera gear you want to use.

This photo shoot will not end with this Sculpture Walk, it is intended to continue throughout the summer on your own. The goal is to photograph as many sculptures as possible over the coming months.

In the Fall you will submit your best photos where they will be judged by a Sculpture committee member of the Center for the Arts Evergreen. There will also be an award to the person who has photographed the most sculptures. So do your best compositions and keep track of how many different sculptures you photograph.

Go to https://evergreenarts.org/evergreen-sculpture-walk where you can find a map showing all the sculpture locations in the Evergreen area and can download a printable copy.

A judging date will be announced in September, depending on the availability of the judge. This walk is open to all, but the contest is members only.

If interested in going, please be sure to RSVP on Meetup (click here) or email your RSVP to ECCevents@evergreencameraclub.com or to ask any questions.

DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2033
TIME: 8am to 12pm
LOCATION: Bergan Park Park & Ride, across from Center for the Arts Evergreen

Evergreen Camera Club