January 2020 T&T: African Photography Trip Review with Eric Esau

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Would you like to travel to Africa, and not cost you less than a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom resort?

Our Evergreen camera club president Eric Esau traveled to Uganda last July and spent $8,500 for three people for 15 days. They went on multiple safaris in four different national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The amount of wildlife they saw and photographed was amazing.

Eric is going to talk about how he did it, what to see and the best places they visited. He will talk about more expensive lodging options as well as super budget lodging. They did a mid-range tour and their accommodations were mid-range and very nice.

Other things he will talk about: How to hire a guide and tour company, how much to tip, where to eat, and what to avoid. He’ll talk about logistics, medical precautions, and bugs (There are not as many as you think). Come and learn about how you can do that bucket list trip you have always wanted to do.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for social time.

January 22 2019
BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7pm (6:30 SOCIAL TIME)

FEBRUARY 2020 CONTEST

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The Theme for February 2020 is “WINTER”

The Rotating Theme is “WILDLIFE” …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 you submit will be adjusted to fit on that screen.

Check contest guidelines for further details on submissions.

January 8th 2020 General Meeting:
Cathy & Gordon Illg: Bosque del Apache

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January 8th 2020 General Meeting:<br>Cathy & Gordon Illg: Bosque del Apache

Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at:
Find details on this website and Meetup.com

Most nature photographers know that Bosque del Apache is one of the best places in the world for bird photography, especially birds in flight. Bosque, however, is so much more than that. It’s an oasis in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert that attracts a wide range of wildlife, and much of it has become relatively tolerant of visitors. This presentation will cover the birds and other animals that winter here, as well as how to photograph them.

Cathy and Gordon Illg have been full time nature photographers since 2000. Their work is widely published and includes numerous covers of magazines like Backpacker, Defenders, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick and National Wildlife. Several of their images decorate the tails of Frontier Airlines’ jets, and they’ve done well in photo contests, the highlight of which was being flown to London to accept awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. They were recognized for their work with endangered species in Canon’s Wildlife As Canon Sees It ad in National Geographic.
Both of their first two books, Dynamic Wildlife Photography and Worshiping With A Camera, have been well received, and for the past 18 years their livelihood has been dependent upon their ability to share the magic of wild things and wild places with other photographers.

Join us for dinner with the speakers and other ECC members. Details and sign up on a separate Meetup posting.

JANUARY 2020 CONTEST

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The Theme for January 2020 was “Portraits” – snowy portraits were suggested

The Rotating Theme was “Open”

Judging was by Gordon Illg

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: Portrait Category,
Advanced
Joe Kechter

Runner Up: Portrait Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg

 

Winner: Portrait Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

Runner Up: Portrait Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

 

Winner: Rotating Category (Open),
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Open),
Tom Goldberg

DECEMBER 2019 YEAR END CONTEST

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The Themes for December 2019 year-end contest were Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Miscellaneous.

Judging was by Cheryl Opperman

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: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Joe Kechter
Overall Runner-Up

Runner Up: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Connie Rudd

 

Winner: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Betty Holling

Runner Up: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Ron Belak

 

Winner: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson
Overall Winner

Runner Up: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

 

Winner: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Kathy Snead

Runner Up: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Owen Newnan

 

Winner: Beginner Category,
Dahl Winters

Runner Up: Beginner Category,
Ann Zimmerman

 

December 2nd Evergreen Library Exhibit setup

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December 2nd Evergreen Library Exhibit setup

Evergreen Library
December 2, 2019
9:00 AM

Join us in our annual effort to decorate the display wall of the Evergreen Library with the beautiful work of our member photographers.  All members are encouraged to display their work.  If you have works that aren’t mounted, we provide a free session with mounting materials and tools.  As we didn’t get that many participants at our first mounting session, a second one has been scheduled – check the other events on this site for info.

The ECC Evergreen Library Exhibit set up will be at 9:00 am on December 2. Please bring photos that you wish to exhibit to that library at 9:00 am.

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

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NOTICE: We are looking for more photos so are holding a second mounting event:

If you have photos that need mounting for the exhibit, there is a mounting workshop planned for 2 pm on Tuesday, November 19th. 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.

November 19, 2019
BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
2pm

 

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 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.

NOVEMBER 2019 CONTEST

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The Theme for November 2019 was “Weather”

The Rotating Theme was “Landscape”

Judging was by Joseph Roybal

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

Winner: Weather Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg

Runner Up: Weather Category,
Advanced
Ann Kechter

 

Winner: Weather Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

Runner Up: Weather Category,
Beginner
Ann Zimmerman

 

Winner: Rotating Category (Landscape),
Joe Kechter

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Landscape),
Dick Oltman

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.

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