January 24th Tips & Techniques: Eclipse Chaser’s Guide for April 8th with Ron Pearson

by Ellen Nelson


RON PEARSON
TIPS & TECHNIQUES

A Brief Eclipse Chaser’s Guide for the April 8th Total Solar Eclipse
Planning and Photographing

Evergreen Camera Club member Ron Pearson knows total eclipses! He has been chasing them since 1972 and has photographed five in the US, China and Quebec.

Ron will provide some basic thoughts about going to and photographing the eclipse based on his eclipse experiences and will show a YouTube about photographic “Tips and Tricks” from one of the most experience eclipse photographers in the world.

Come to the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station auditorium (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, January 24th for 6:30 pm social time. There will be a few announcements at 7:00 pm with Ron’s presentation following.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

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

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

June 2023 T&T: Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses Field Trip – Info and Planning

Camera Club members Bill Vogel and Antonia Linaweaver will be leading our discussion of the upcoming Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses Field Trip. Antonia will describe this trip having done it a number of times and Bill will coordinate the planning.

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, June 29th 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.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

April 2023 T&T: Hummingbird Photography with Dick Oltman

by Dick Oltman

April 26 2023 T&T
Hummingbird Photography

Dick Oltman will present a 101 class on how to photograph hummingbirds at the feeder.
This class is for beginners to intermediates on how to get sharp, presentable hummingbird photographs with a dreamy backgroud. We will discuss set up, auto focus modes and methods, shutter speed, aperture and more. And most importantly, Dick will unlock the secret to getting great hummingbird photographs.

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, so sorry.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

March 2023 T&T: Paint Mines Interpretive Park with Tina Disorbio and Bill Vogel

by ecc

March 22nd 2023 T&T
Paint Mines Interpretive Park

The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is one of El Paso County’s unique open spaces. The Paint mines are named for their colorful clays that were collected by American Indians to make paint. Brightly colored bands, caused by oxidized iron compounds are found in varying amounts through out the many different layers of clay.

Four members of the Evergreen Camera club took a trip to explore and photograph these fantastic geological formations. Join us for an in-person presentation of what they discovered! We will meet on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 6:30 for social time and 7:00 for the presentation in the Evergreen Fire Station Auditorium. We will have NO ZOOM for this meeting.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

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

January 2023 T&T: Instagram Explained with Josh Goldstein

by Tom Goldberg

Have you been wondering what INSTAGRAM is? According to the dictionary it is a “Photo sharing and social media software application launched in 2010”. But in 2023 it has become one of the preeminent social media Apps. If you’d like to learn more with a Gen Y perspective, this T&T is for you.

On Wednesday, January 25th the Evergreen Camera Club will present a “Tips and Techniques” presentation by Millenial/Gen Y Josh Goldstein on what Instagram is, the club’s Instagram, and how you can set up your own instagram account to share your photos with friends and family. This will be a ZOOM presentation so you can participate in the comfort of your own home!

This is a virtual Zoom meeting, so log in with Evergreen Camera Club on Wednesday, January 25th 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, January 25th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86091179682?pwd=K1BOYVBPZzhiNlRibm9QK1pqNXZ5UT09

October 2022 T&T: What Makes a Successfull Contest Photo

by Tom Goldberg


Are You Ready to Enter Your Photo???

The Evergreen Camera Club used to have a contest every month, but that had lapsed since covid. We still have a holiday party contest every year and want great photos from every member.

Our own master photographer Ellen Nelson asks if you are ready and will help you understand what it takes to make a winning photo in this live and in person Tips & Techniquees

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Live and In Person
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway,
Evergreen, CO

September 2022 T&T: Mounting Photos for Library Display

by Dick Oltman

The Evergreen Camera Club has the exhibition wall in the Evergreen Library reserved for displaying our photographs in the month of October. This is a large display space, and can easily hold 60-100 photos, depending on size and arrangement, so there is room for EVERYONE to show some of their work. The easiest way to display your photos is to mount then on foam board and use Velcro to stick them to the wall.

FREE MEMBER FOAM MOUNTING MEETING:
At this Tips and Techniques meeting we will be mounting prints on foam boards. ECC will provide the material and expertise so you can mount your photos for the exhibit. So, gather up your photos. Size can vary. Many photos need to be 8×10 or larger to show well. They can be much larger if you prefer. Depending on the subject and how much they grab attention via color or contrast, some could be smaller.
This will be an excellent opportunity for members to bring their prints and get help mounting the prints to a backing suitable for display at the library.

For the library display, photos can be in frames, or mounted on foam board, or whatever. They need not all be mounted the same. The main wall is fabric-covered wood, and nails can be driven into it to hang framed photos with hanging wire.
You may also bring photos which are already prepared for the exhibit and we will collect them.
If you have photos that need mounting for the exhibit, come to our mounting workshop planned for 6:30 pm on Wednesday September 28. Please RSVP. Email ECC@evergreencameraclub.com to let us know if you’re bringing photos to mount or to drop off for the library exhibit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway,
Evergreen, CO

Evergreen Camera Club