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
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.

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.

April 10th 2024 General Meeting: Airshow Photography with Bob Dean

by Ellen Nelson

BOB DEAN
Airshow Photography
A Photographer’s Survival Guide to Airshows

Airshows are one of the most popular pastimes in America! They can be challenging for photographers, with fast action and plenty of amazing photo opportunities. Bob Dean’s program will guide you through the logistics of locating and planning to attend airshows, the typical sequence of events, and how to get the most out of your day photographically. Bob will offer tips, hints and techniques, as well as suggested camera gear to get those epic shots.

Join Bob and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, April 10th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Bob’s presentation to follow. There will also be a Zoom option.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodumuqDkqGNNoQvT-7LnykKW4lOfzwYVu

March 13th General Meeting: Bird Photography Tips and Tricks with Alan Murphy

by Ellen Nelson


ALAN MURPHY
Bird Photography Tips & Tricks
Learn how to get birds where you want them

Alan Murphy may live in Evergreen, but his award-winning images of beautiful birds portraying their natural environment with simple elegance are known world-wide. And some were even taken in Evergreen!
Alan will showcase his stunning bird photos and discuss how to attract birds and get them where you want to photograph them. Alan is a Nikon Professional Service Member, Wimberley Professional Service Member, the author of several e-books and educational videos and leads an impressive slate of bird photography workshops.

Join Alan and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, March 13th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Alan’s presentation to follow.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86960748003?pwd=bU5YOTNURjN1TFY2eGVrTmtCMFd0dz09

February 28th General Meeting: Fundamentals of Modern Optics with Marc Morris

by Ellen Nelson


NOTE: This general meeting has been scheduled for the 4th Wednesday to avoid a conflict with Valentine’s Day on the 2nd Wednesday.

We all depend on our camera lenses, but what do we really know? From aberrations to stabilization, Marc will focus on where photographic lenses are today, and peek at where they’re headed in the near future.

Marc Morris is our Tamron guy! He is their Rocky Mountain Sales Representative
and will present a state of the union regarding modern optical design as considered by the world’s largest lens manufacturer. Marc will explain glass types, element and lens design, the rules all lens manufacturers must follow in the design and implementation process.

Join Marc and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, February 28th for 6:30 pm social time, brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Alan’s presentation to follow.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, Febrary 28 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88276082407?pwd=K29kWSt6ZFVGR2cxbmkwc0lveWpBQT09

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

2023 Year End Holiday Contest Results

by Tom Goldberg

December 2023 Year-End Photography Contest
Held on Wednesday, December 13
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Judge: Michael Ryno
www.michaelrynophotography.com

The Themes for December 2023 year-end contest were Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Miscellaneous.
Beginner entries were combined into one category due to the number of submissions.

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
Click on any image for a larger slide show

Landscapes

Winner: Landscapes Category,
Advanced
David Schuessler

Runner Up: Landscapes Category,
Advanced
Leslee Hampel

 

Wildlife

Winner: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg
BEST IN SHOW

Runner Up: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Ron Belak

 

People

Winner: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

 

Miscellaneous

Winner: Misc Category,
Advanced
Kathy Snead

Runner Up: Misc Category,
Advanced
Dick Oltman

January 10th General Meeting: Preparing for a Wildlife Shoot with Cheryl and Jim Moore

by Ellen Nelson

CHERYL AND JIM MOORE
The Wildlife Experience

Know when and where to get that amazing wildlife shot! Cheryl and Jim Moore are coming to Evergreen to share some of their wildlife secrets. They will focus on animal habitat and behavior, explain migrations and ruts and discuss animal gesture to achieve more interesting and impactful photos.

Join Cheryl, Jim and the Evergreen Camera Club in person in the auditorium at the Evergreen Fire and Rescue Station (1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen) on Wednesday, January 10th for 6:30 pm social time (come then, Cheryl and Jim plan to have some interesting gear on display!), brief announcements at 7:00 pm with Cheryl and Jim’s presentation following.

We will also Zoom this presentation at the link below.

New members, students and guests are welcome.

Join us at the fire station:
Wednesday, January 10th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Or by Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89185253214?pwd=Q05JZTc1MWwzY1lFMWtzUDE4cDlIQT09

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

Evergreen Camera Club