November 13th General Meeting:
JOSEPH ROYBAL — Off the Beaten Path

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Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
The Woodceller
1552 Bergen Parkway #101

“The path was never there, until someone created it,” professional photographer Joseph Roybal explains in his upcoming presentation, Off the Beaten Path. Join the Evergreen Camera Club on November 13th at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see poster or www.evergreencameraclub.com for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen to understand Joseph’s thoughts and techniques to make his images his own. “The idea of Off the Beaten Path has come to me over the years as I make my journey within the craft both seeing the landscape as others have and putting my twist on the scene.”

Joseph Roybal is a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Denver, Colorado. His passion for photography stems simply from his love of the outdoors. His tagline, Explore.Learn.Share., is based on Joseph’s ability to combine his personal experiences in the field with his developing knowledge of the art, and to educate others who share his love for photography. His imagery is presented in a way that speaks to the importance of protecting natural habitats and is reflected in his involvement in organizations such as Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and Protect Our Winters (POW). Joseph is proud to be represented by several of the industry’s leading companies such as AtlasPacks, ZEAL Optics, Mountain Standard, Peak Design and Breakthrough Filters.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 T&T: Mounting Photos for Library Display

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NOTICE: This event was rescheduled due to a winter weather warning – Now on November 6th

November 6, 2019
BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7pm (6:30 SOCIAL TIME)

he Evergreen Camera Club has the exhibition wall in the Evergreen Library reserved for displaying our photographs in the month of DECEMBER. This is a large 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.

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.

NOVEMBER 2019 CONTEST

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The Theme for November 2019 is “Weather”

The Rotating Theme will be “Landscape”
…plus the Fun category

Remember to submit your photos for the ECC monthly competition by the Monday before the general meeting at 6 p.m. Sharp (hard deadline). By entering the contest, you agree to allow ECC to use your photo in promoting the club.

Images will be projected on the Fire Department’s Sony projector at 1920 wide by 1200 pixels tall – whatever size images you submit will be adjusted to fit on that screen.

Check contest guidelines for further details on submissions.

October 9th General Meeting: BOB DEAN — Colorado Mountain Towns

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Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
The Woodceller
1552 Bergen Parkway #101

How well do you know Colorado? We live in a state of awe! Our historic mining towns range from vibrant tourist destinations to ghost towns. Bob Dean, a professional photographer, author, workshop leader and president of the Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club, will take us on a journey through over a dozen of these towns, how to get there and the best gear for the shot.

OCTOBER 2019 CONTEST

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The Theme for October 2019 was “Mountain Towns”

The Rotating Theme was “Creative”

Judging was by Bob Dean

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)
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Winner: Mountain Town Category,
Advanced
Brian Donovan

Runner Up: Mountain Town Category,
Advanced
Lorrie McAllister

 

Winner: Rotating Category (Creative),
Advanced
Tina Disorbio

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Creative),
Advanced
Brian Donovan

September 11th General Meeting:
CARY WOLFSON — iPhoneography

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Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
The Woodceller
1552 Bergen Parkway #101

What’s the best camera? It’s the one you have with you. And often, that’s your smartphone. Cary Wolfson, best known as the award-winning producer of the Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge syndicated radio show and pioneer of KGNU Community Radio, is also an accomplished digital artist and iPhone photographer. Wolfson will highlight his work as Evergreen Camera Club’s guest speaker for the September 11th meeting. Join us at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see poster or www.evergreencameraclub.com for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.

ECC Members Finalists in
Mount Evans Hospice Calendar Competition

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Report Update
By Tom Goldberg
We are pleased to report that Ellen Nelson won Best of Show with her photo “Good Morning Evergreen” and will be on calendar months along with Jennifer Swanagon’s “Fall Seclusion” photo, Joyce Conrey’s “Whatcha Lookin’ At’ as well as myself with “Three’s a Crowd.”

Honorable Mentions include another image by Joyce Conrey and Ellen Nelson, as well as images by Dick Oltman, Ann Zimmerman and Donna Pillar.

For more details about this event and to purchase calendars please go to http://www.mtevans.org/calendar2020/

Original Story
by Ellen Nelson
I do not know if you entered the calendar contest this year, but if you did and had a finalist image, congratulations! Please let me know ASAP so that we can post your images on this website and facebook page. Voting closes on September 2!

So far, I know that Tom Goldberg has the mountain goat kids (Three’s a Crowd), Joyce Conrey is a finalist with the mother/calf elk (Whatcha Lookin’ At?) and the columbine (Columbine Duet), Dick Oltman with an Elk (Snow Day), Ann Zimmerman with a Bullock’s Oriole, Donna Pillar of a sunning Cormorant, and I have the muskrat (Muskrat Mouthful) and the foggy sunrise view (Good Morning Evergreen).

Please vote for your fellow ECC member photos at http://www.mtevans.org/calendar2020/calendarvoting/

SEPTEMBER 2019 CONTEST

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The Theme for August 2019 was “Phone Photography” – Images captured with a mobile device

The Rotating Theme was “Wildlife” (wild or captive)

Judging was by Cary Wolfson

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)
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Winner: Phone Category,
Advanced
Lorrie McAllister

Runner Up: Phone Category,
Advanced
Brian Donovan

Runner Up: Phone Category,
Advanced
Loren Winters

 

Winner: Phone Category,
Beginner
Dahl Winters

Runner Up: Phone Category,
Beginner
Andrew Esau

Runner Up: Phone Category,
Beginner
Dahl Winters

 

Winner: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Ron Pearson

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Betty Holling

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Brian Donovan

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Ellen Nelson

August 14th General Meeting:
TAMMY HAMMOND — PSA REVEALED

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Meeting Report:

by Tom Goldberg
In her presentation, Tammy talked about the PSA organization and her role in the Colorado area. She also explained PSA policies and regional and club benefits. ECC members had a number of questions about the PSA competitions and Tammy passed those on to PSA – here is what they said:
1. Interclub competition entries: Why does the PSA request a file size smaller than a standard 1920×1080 (standard HD resolution of 1080px)?
1400×1050 is the size that PSA has sort of standardized on. The reason is it is a direct multiplier of the old 1024×768, and 1920×1080 is not. If you scale up to 1080, the dimension for both is not easily remembered (1440×1080). 1920×1080 does not fit with most camera formats, and actually favors someone doing a panorama. If you use 1920×1080, most of the time, the height is the determining factor for most camera images.

2. What is the viewing medium used for judging and how are judges able to judge for quality if the resolution is smaller than the viewing medium?
All judging venues should be done on an HD tv, a quality monitor, or HD projector as minimum quality these days. There may still be a few 1024×768 projectors being used, but I believe their days are numbered. (If they are, the images are automatically scaled down.) For this season, I am having all interclubs adopt the wording used for the Host club guidelines, which are these: “For optimum viewing using a projector, the judges should be viewing from 2 to 2 1⁄2 times the distance of the width of a horizontally projected image. (This usually eliminates concerns about seeing actual pixels.) in the early days of projected image judging, clubs would fill a wall with the image, and then the judges would be 3 feet ways from the image, and all they saw were enlarged pixels.

3. What is the expected time frame for receiving Interclub competition results?
Because of meeting schedules, clubs are given one month to complete the judging from closing. But then the results have to be sent to the Director, where the information is checked for accuracy, and disseminated to the clubs, which is usually about one month after closing, but can take longer if problems develop. By the time the winning images are gathered, reduced for web display and sent to the web master to then be posted, it means the images may not appear until 2 months after closing. Most of the time, images will be posted about a month after the closing date.

4. How much time should be allowed for Interclub winning images to appear on the PSA website?
See above.

5. What is the image analysis criteria for the Interclub competition scores? Member comment: “The score number means nothing to me if I don’t receive a critique as to why it was given a specific number, without a critique that explains the rating what is the point of continuing to enter images in the competitions?”
These are run like exhibitions, except the titles are read. In other words, the judges do not have time to provide critiques, which would have to be recorded so that the information was available to clubs. These are just scored, and then sorted for honors. Hopefully, your club allows time when judging or selecting the images originally to provide the critiques. The new Guidelines that will soon be downloadable will briefly explain the scoring system, and the Host Club Guidelines provided to the host club explain what is expected in the 1-5 scoring range. Like any judging experience, the results will vary, depending on the judges used. If a club member needs critiques, I would suggest joining PSA (if not already a member) and joining a PSA study group for feedback (and learning) on their images. This is actually a good selling point for belonging to PSA.

6. If PSA is for all levels of photographers, amateur and professional, how can an amateur realistically compete against professionals in the Interclub competitions?
From my many years of experience, professionals do not really have an advantage over avid amateurs. We have had both, as well as beginners, in my local club, and there is no big advantage for pros. During my years of running PID Interclub, I saw a couple of “super” clubs compete, whose members were all big ROPA winners, and even those did not always come out on top.

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Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
The Woodceller
1552 Bergen Parkway #101

Are you a PSA member? PSA, or Photographic Society of America (not to be confused with public service announcement, or prostate specific antigen), has numerous member benefits for clubs and individuals. Evergreen Camera Club has an organizational PSA membership. PSA Colorado Membership Director Tammy Hammond will untangle and examine all of the invaluable details needed to utilize the ECC membership or join PSA as an individual at our August 14th meeting at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see poster or www.evergreencameraclub.com for new dinner location details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.

AUGUST 2019 CONTEST

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The Theme for August 2019 was “Wildflowers”

The Rotating Theme was “Landscapes”

Judging was by Tammy Hammond

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)
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Winner: Wildflower Category,
Advanced
Lorrie McAllister

Runner Up: Wildflower Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg

Winner: Wildflower Category,
Beginner/Intermediate
Loren Winters

Runner Up: Wildflower Category,
Beginner/Intermediate
Loren Winters

Winner: Rotating Category (Landscape),
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Landscape),
Ellen Nelson

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