October 10th 2018 General Meeting:
CHERYL OPPERMAN – Photographing Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska

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Cheryl Opperman
PHOTOGRAPHING SANDHILL CRANES IN NEBRASKA

During March of each year, nearly a half-million sandhill cranes migrate through Nebraska, creating one of the most amazing wildlife gatherings in North America. She will highlight this unique photographic opportunity with numerous tips on how to make the most of your trip to photograph these magnificent birds.

Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer employing the power of photography to inspire interest in the environment. She was featured as a leading female nature photographer by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and has received numerous prestigious awards from organizations including Nature’s Best Photography, the International Photography Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation. Cheryl’s work has also appeared in publications or exhibits for the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and many others. For more examples of Cheryl’s award-winning photos, check out cherylopperman.com.

Visitors, guests and students are encouraged to attend. Doors open 6:30.

Remember to submit photos for the monthly critique and contest by Monday before the meeting. Details are at www.evergreencameraclub.com

We will have a pre-dinner meeting at Beau Thai in Evergreen at 5 pm. RSVP separately on Meetup.

September 2018 General Meeting:
Connie Rudd – Cameras for a Cause – Conservation Photography

“Conservation Photography is about inspiring thoughtful action with the goal of achieving real and tangible conservation gains.”
        Alexandra Garcia, Executive Director, International League of Conservation Photographers

Evergreen Camera Club member Connie Rudd will present an overview of conservation photography — and how you can become inspired and involved — for the Wednesday, September 12th meeting at 7:00 pm at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen). She will introduce the concepts and successful work of conservation photography and well-known photographers in the field.  “Many photographers use their photography to express themselves artistically through their images because they have a deep love of the natural world and are concerned about protecting wilderness, wildlife, air and water quality, open spaces and functioning ecosystems,” Connie explained. “Conservation and photography complement each other. Conservation organizations are in constant need of fresh images that accurately depict the condition of wild places and who else but us — we are out there all the time — to provide compelling photographs for the purpose of conservation.”

Connie will offer suggestions on how to sell or donate your work to conservation organizations, get your work on the front page of your local newspapers and how to help local organizations protect valuable landscapes.

Connie Rudd’s 35-year career was committed to conservation and preservation with the National Park Service.  Since her retirement in 2014, she has picked up her cameras more frequently and now has the freedom to wander, finding “nature at its best.”  Connie taught photojournalism at Arapahoe High School in the 1970s, has written books about the Grand Canyon — illustrated in part with her photos — and currently exhibits in three locations in Colorado.  She won the “Best Image by a Colorado Photographer in Show” in 2016 in a nationally juried show sponsored by the Southern Colorado Photography Society, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Her focus with her photography is to inspire citizen stewardship of public lands, assuring the next generation the same opportunities found today for learning, creating artful images, and “making a difference.” Find Connie’s work at www.connieruddphotography.zenfolio.com

Join us for dinner at Casa Tequila’s at 5 pm with our speaker. RSVP on Meetup.

August 8th, 2018 General Meeting:
BOB MAYNARD — To Filter or Not to Filter

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BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7 PM (SOCIAL TIME 6:30)

BOB MAYNARD — To Filter or Not to Filter

National award-winning photographer Bob Maynard wondered about photographic filters:
1. What about keeping a “protective filter” on your lens?
2. Is there a difference in brands?
3. Does cost matter?
4. What about digital filters available in post-processing software?
His results may surprise you. Bob Maynard will reveal his findings at the August 8th Evergreen Camera Club meeting, at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see Meetup for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.

July 11th, 2018 General Meeting:
FREDRIK MARMSATER Outdoor Adventure Photographer

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You will get a workout just looking at Fredrik Marmsater’s photos! Freelance outdoor-adventure photographer Fredrik Marmsater will describe and display his amazing adventure photographs and spice up the presentation with his recent Sail-to-Ski trip to Svalbard at Evergreen Camera Club’s July 11th meeting. Join us at 7 pm at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) for this exciting presentation.

Fredrik Marmsater is a reformed former scientist in the pharmaceutical industry and has catapulted into the outdoor-photography biz as one of its busiest shooters. His work is regularly featured in magazines and advertising in the outdoor industry. Fred is based in Boulder but specializes in shooting in remote locations and capturing athletes pushing their limits. During expedition skiing and long trail runs, he gets into beautiful and seldom-seen locations to bring back fresh images. Good luck keeping up with him, even when he’s loaded down with an extra 40 pounds of camera gear!

If you’d like to join us for dinner at Casa Tequila’s before the meeting, RSVP to the separate Meetup. We need a count by Tuesday evening.

June 13th, 2018 General Meeting: Member Show and Tell

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June 13, 2018  7:00pm to 9:00pm
Featuring ECC members. We’ve got many talents and interests in the club. If you’ve never been to a meeting, this is a great time to start! Get to learn about 4-6 topics, meet the presenters and have a wonderful time getting to know Evergreen Camera Club members.

Contact Ellen Nelson if you wish to present.

Join us for dinner before the meeting at 5:15 pm at Casa Tequila’s in Bergen Park.

Meeting starts at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 for social time.

MAY 9, 2018 General Meeting: JOSEPH ROYBAL

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BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7 PM (SOCIAL TIME 6:30)

JOSEPH ROYBAL: Scouting and Preparing for your Photographic Journey: The Photography Field Guide

“Going into the field to take photos takes so much more than simply grabbing your camera and walking out the door to be successful,” Joseph Roybal explains in his upcoming presentation, Scouting and Preparing for your Photographic Journey: The Photography Field Guide. Join the Evergreen Camera Club on May 9th at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see Meetup for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen to discover how Joseph prepares for a shoot. He will discuss his behind-the-scenes preparation and methods to search and create a detailed route to take advantage of and be most effective with his time in the field: from inspiration in finding an image, to looking at satellite imagery, all the way to creating waypoints online to take with you into the field for offline navigation. “These techniques always evolving for me; however, the fundamentals of preparedness and being aware are critical for maximizing my efforts as well as safety while in the field.”

UPDATE: For those who are interested, Joseph has posted a pdf of all of his slides for your enjoyment at this link.

Joseph Roybal is a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Denver. His tagline, Explore.Learn.Share. comes from a simple desire to raise environmental awareness and take everything he has learned and experienced in the field and share with others in presentations, private 1-on-1 photo tours, in addition to post processing techniques and getting your images to look their best for print. Joseph is proud to be represented by several of the industry’s leading companies such as ZEAL Optics, Mountain Standard, Peak Design and Vanguard Tripods and is a member of the Zenfolio Ambassador’s Team and Lowepro Storyteller Team.

APRIL 11, 2018 General Meeting: BILL O’BRIEN

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APRIL 11, 2018 GENERAL MEETING

BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7 PM (SOCIAL TIME 6:30)

BILL O’BRIEN: Fine Art Portraiture-Using Textures to Create Drama

“Going into the field to take photos takes so much more than simply grabbing your camera and walking out the door to be successful,” Joseph Roybal explains in his upcoming presentation, Scouting and Preparing for your Photographic Journey: The Photography Field Guide. Join the Evergreen Camera Club on May 9th at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see Meetup for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen to discover how Joseph prepares for a shoot. He will discuss his behind-the-scenes preparation and methods to search and create a detailed route to take advantage of and be most effective with his time in the field: from inspiration in finding an image, to looking at satellite imagery, all the way to creating waypoints online to take with you into the field for offline navigation. “These techniques always evolving for me; however, the fundamentals of preparedness and being aware are critical for maximizing my efforts as well as safety while in the field.”

Joseph Roybal is a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Denver. His tagline, Explore.Learn.Share. comes from a simple desire to raise environmental awareness and take everything he has learned and experienced in the field and share with others in presentations, private 1-on-1 photo tours, in addition to post processing techniques and getting your images to look their best for print. Joseph is proud to be represented by several of the industry’s leading companies such as ZEAL Optics, Mountain Standard, Peak Design and Vanguard Tripods and is a member of the Zenfolio Ambassador’s Team and Lowepro Storyteller Team.
APRIL 11, 2018 GENERAL MEETING, BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION, 7 PM (SOCIAL TIME 6:30), PRESENTER:BILL O’BRIEN

Add drama and texture to your portraits! Bill O’Brien will walk us through his process of using textures to create a sense of timelessness to your portraits and images. Join the Evergreen Camera Club on April 11th at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see attached poster, Meetup: Evergreen Camera Club Photography or www.evergreencameraclub.com for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen to discover how Bill crafts his spellbinding images.

MARCH 14, 2018 – General Meeting SPEAKER CHANGE: DAVID SMITH

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DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, JOSEPH ROYBAL HAD TO CANCEL TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION AND LONGTIME EVERGREEN RESIDENT AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID SMITH HAS GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO STEP IN. JOSEPH’S WORKSHOP ON MARCH 17 WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL.

David Smith, owner of the Timberline Gallery, has taken his images in a new direction. Come see David’s classic, jaw-dropping landscapes and his new pursuit in astrophotography.

 

MARCH 14, 2018 General Meeting: JOSEPH ROYBAL

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Joseph Roybal–Scouting and Preparing for your Photographic Journey: The Photography Field Guide
“Going into the field to take photos takes so much more than simply grabbing your camera and walking out the door to be successful,” Joseph Roybal explains in his upcoming presentation, Scouting and Preparing for your Photographic Journey: The Photography Field Guide.

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