Theme for November's critique/competition inspired by our last guest speaker, Lee Kline, will be WILDLIFE.
Utilizing some of the great ideas presented for getting out of a rut, let's see how creative we can be!
Please submit your photos to Brad, at, no later than 8 AM on Monday, November 10th.
One photo per email, no larger than 5MB. Maximum of three submissions per member in any combination of "theme" or "open" category. Include your name, division (A = experienced; B = beginner), and category (theme or open).


October Theme for photo critique/competition is FALL COLORS, easy to find most everywhere this time of year.
Up to three photos per member, to be submitted to Brad at no later than 8 AM, Monday 10/13/08.


September's Theme for critique/competition, inspired by our last guest - Mario Corvetto. Mario's shots largely focused on people.. varieties of portraits taken during his travels, portraying something of the life, circumstance, natural moment in time captured. If you have a trip to a faraway land planned, WONDERFUL!! Otherwise, faces in the crowd.. interesting moments.. surround us everyday, just about everywhere. See what you can capture, to share with club members at the next meeting..


Theme for August coincides with the "Annual Mt Evans Hospice Calendar" competition.
Last year, several member photos were selected. Official deadline for calendar submissions is Monday, 8/25.
Guidelines and entry form can be viewed and downloaded from

Our 8/12 Meeting is an excellent opportunity to receive a critique of 'up to three' of your calendar entries.
This theme also nicely coincides with topic of our last guest speaker, Weldon Lee, whose 7/8/08 presentation included discussion on "winning photos".


The theme for July is "Sports Photography" prompted by our last guest speaker, Sports Photographer Eric Bakke. Again, there will be an additional "Open" Category for submissions that do not meet criteria for theme. Three submissions per member, in any combination of the two categories, will be critiqued.. as well as judged for the month's winning photo(s) and honorable mentions. Theme Category will include Divisions "A" (experienced) and "B" (beginner). Open Category, one division only.


The theme for June, "B&W Landscape". Monthly themes, directed at broadening our interests and expanding our skills, seem to not always appeal to all members. Hence, some changes have been made to entry format. Three entries per member will continue. In addition to monthly theme, there will also be an "Open" category for any photos not meeting theme criteria. Entries for Critique and Competition can be entered in any combination of the two categories, totaling a maximum of three entries. Theme entries will fall into "A" (experienced) and "B" (beginner) categories.

May Assignment

The theme is "Architecture" and will play off of the "Doors Open Denver" Annual Event, our April (12th & 13th) Field Trip. Please go to www.DenverGov.Org/DoorsOpenDenver for a listing of subject bldgs. Members are asked to take "5 photos of any one building", creating a description of the building.. as seen thru their eyes. There should be a 'lead' picture when submitting, with an additional 4 photos. This will be the month's critique/competition entry, and we will once again resume the two Divisions (A=experienced; B=beginner).

April Assignment

Katie Taft, our March Guest Speaker, concluded her presentation by challenging our group with an assignment, which we shall use as the theme for our next critique/competition. Katie has asked that we construct a scene, setting-up what it is we choose to photograph, and for which there should be a narrative quality. For better ideas of how this works, and to stimulate our creative process, she has supplied the names of some artists who do just this.

March Assignment

Theme for the March competition/critique will play off of our most recent guest speaker, Jacob Ware, and get us thinking along the lines of a Photojournalist. "Pictures that tell a story"... interpretation for this theme limited only by your imagination. We're all familiar with media stories and the pictures that accompany them. There are the ones that stand out in our minds, history making, as well as the ones that are simply cute, interesting, 'in the moment'. Have fun with it!

February Assignment

The theme for our next Critique & Competition is - Nature Photography that does NOT include the "hand-of-man". Outdoor Photography often includes things we would never come across in a purely natural environment. Signs are the more obvious, but then there are reservoirs, fences, roads, bird feeders.. just a few we might overlook. Specific situations, certain publications, some competitions, strictly adhere to this rule. Having this goal in mind will add a new element of thought, when composing our Nature shots.

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