2022 Calendar Voting Now CLOSED!

by Tom Goldberg
2022 Calendar Voting Now CLOSED!

2022 Seasons of Our Mountains
Calendar Photo Contest

Voting now CLOSED!

VOTING ENDED AUGUST 6TH. Come back soon to see who won.

Of the 181 photos submitted to the 2022 Seasons of Our Mountains Calendar Photo Contest (thank you to all who submitted!), the top 25 photos have been selected as finalists. And now we need your help to select the winners!

The 13 photographs that receive the highest number of votes will be included on the cover and each month of the year. The remaining 12 photographs are included in the calendar as honorable mentions.

To vote CLICK HERE and pick your three favorite photographs for each season.
Voting ends on Friday, August 6!

July 14th General Meeting: Seasons of Our Mountains 2022 Calendar Voting

by Tom Goldberg

Anonymous Voting Party for Members Only

Now is an ideal time to join our club if you are not already a member – see all the images submitted by our community and make your opinion count. Scroll down for important details.

The Calendar Voting and Judging Process

Calendar voting to initially select 24 finalists from all entries will be done by the membership of the ECC club, out of whomever logs on for the Zoom call for our July meeting. Image entry was open to all, this voting will be by paid members only.

As the calendar competition is open to everyone, and many ECC members have and are expected to enter, certainly those individuals will be voting on their own images along with everyone else. The artist names will not be disclosed so at most, voters will recognize only 3 of the images out of however many we get (we expect 100-200). Thus we feel there will be minimal bias in this process.

Each image will get a score from 1 to 5 averaged from all votes cast in the zoom meeting to determine the 24 finalists. The finalists will then be voted on by the general public using the voting website tool used for last year’s competition (that link will be posted when the finalists have been uploaded).

Hopefully this will yield an impartially judged set of 12 images to comprise our final calendar, however, if we end up with some kind of imbalance, there is an editorial committee comprised of Mount Evans and ECC volunteers who may make minor adjustments to ensure a good end product (i.e. if say 4 images of elk were to get the best scores, we may only include one or two).

If you have any questions about this process, please send and email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com.

Member Voting Instructions

Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on Wednesday July 14th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7, be sure to get on in time to work out any kinks you may have with the links or the process.

We will have 4 different groups of images, divided by season. We will run through each group quickly so you can preview them and then go back through them by name for the voting step.

The images will be displayed via Zoom – you should dial in with the Zoom link using whatever device you have with the best display so you can see the entries clearly.

Voting will be done using Google Forms – a “forms.gle” link and QR code will be provided to get your browser to the voting sheet. You can use a separate device, like your phone, to go to this link so you can have a separate screen to make your selections. If you are using your phone, simply take a picture of the QR code and your phone will offer to take you to our voting sheet. Alternately you can use a browser and Zoom on the same device if you can manage the 2 windows.

It is not required but recommended that you place a vote for every image.

Links will be emailed to ECC Members prior to the meeting.

February 2021 Non-Contest Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

by Tom Goldberg
February 2021 Non-Contest Contest! – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Theme for February 2021 is “Home Page Slide Show” – EVERY MEMBER SHOULD SUBMIT!!!
…and every member was a winner!

All submissions are now in random rotation on our home page slide show, and we are very pleased with the results. You can use your arrow keys or mouse to navigate through the photos or just let it run.

Original Contest Post:
When we built this web site, we found a bunch of formerly submitted images, cropped them and made the slide show that is running now… as it has been the same for 3 years now, it’s time to freshen it up!

Look back through your best photos and pick your favorite one, two, or three that will crop well into our horizontal format of 1200px x 500px. Get your image(s) to that size and just use our regular contest entry page and submit them into the Rotating category.

This is not really a contest because every paid-up member is guaranteed to get at least one image into the slide show rotation as long as they enter a properly cropped image. Submissions must be 1200 x 500 pixels. If we really like your stuff, we may put 2 or even all 3 in, strictly at the discretion of our Judges (tbd). Images will be added to the home page slide show with the creator’s name.

Remember to submit your photos for the ECC monthly competition by the Monday EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24th before the T&T meeting at 6 p.m. Sharp (hard deadline). WE HAVE DECIDED TO LEAVE THIS OPEN FOR ANOTHER MONTH FOR STRAGGLERS WHO STILL WANT TO HAVE THEIR IMAGES ON THE HOMEPAGE – good til March 10

By entering the contest, you agree to allow ECC to use your photo in promoting the club.

Hint for Beginners: If you don’t know how to crop your image properly

Photoshop

Open it in Photoshop, select the crop tool, type in 1200 width and 500 height and crop away.
Extra Credit: Use the File > Save for Web option with JPG High and the correct number of pixels entered!

Photos for Mac

We had a request for instructions if you only have Photos for Mac – go to the Image menu and select show tools:

Then pick the crop tool and set the aspect:

Then crop away – select the ENTER key to finish your crop and then the File menu > Export item.

Videos of Past Meetings Now Available!

by Tom Goldberg
Videos of Past Meetings Now Available!

We’ve had some really great zoom meetings over the last year and we’ve been recording many of those, but for a variety of reasons, it has been difficult to make them available to everyone.

Well, Evergreen Camera Club now has a YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWO2vKyWGXKG4GKcs9N70w with all of these videos. They also can be seen right here on this site, embedded into the Meeting Notice for each video, so just click on Meetings or Tips & Techniques to watch!

January 13th General Meeting: Constructive Image Critique and Review with Nic Stover

by Tom Goldberg


Can your photos be even better? Submit and find out! Professional landscape photographer Nic Stover will conduct a demonstration showing how to edit your images in Lightroom to create even greater impact.

Nic will demonstrate minor modifications in Lightroom while highlighting the times you might want to use Photoshop. If you wish to have Nic use your photo in the demo, submit your images by using our special upload page at:
https://evergreencameraclub.com/index.php/january-2021-upload-page/ or email them to nic@stoverphoto.com by Tuesday, January 12th.

Submissions can be anonymous, and each image review will be tailored to the image submission and where the photographer appears to be in their creative journey. The most impactful and compelling images are those that have the proper balance of Technique, Vision, and Processing. Nic’s goal is not to shame anyone, but rather talk about his own journey and the process used to look at his own images.

Evergreen Camera Club is continuing our popular Zoom meeting format, so join ECC on:

Wednesday, January 13th
6:30 pm social time
7:00 pm announcements and presentation

The Zoom link for this event is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81435398826?pwd=QUNNVnM1SVFISUw3b1FEM3I3VVp1Zz09

September T&T: Basic Photography with Ellen Nelson

by Tom Goldberg

It’s time to get back to the basics of photography. Understand what it means to open up or stop down, when to stop action, when to allow your subject to blur and why. Learn which lens is best for each occasion and that ISO does not mean “In Search Of.” Whether you are new to photography or have been shooting for a while, you’ll learn some new techniques in this informative and entertaining Tips & Techniques presentation. Keep your camera handy so that you can follow along.

Join Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, September 23rd
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87252545799?pwd=cVU5TFFzNmFNVWRHZi9rTlpObVJ6Zz09

About Ellen

Ellen Nelson has been a professional photographer most of her life, living in Evergreen and Clear Creek County. She has worked as a university photographer, photojournalist, portrait photographer and freelance photographer, shooting for Time, Ms., and numerous newspapers and Colorado magazines, including Colorado Serenity and Colorado Life. She recently completed her Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) requirements, a prestigious designation achieved by only 2500 photographers worldwide, and earned a bronze medal in the 2019 International Photographic Competition. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook: @ellennelsonphoto, ellen@ellennelson.com or www.ellennelson.com.

Free Antique Photo Equipment

by Tom Goldberg

I was approached by Bruce Hansen at the Evergreen Art Center who was looking to give away a complete color enlarger system and a dry mount press. He will recycle them if no one wants them, but would love to give them to someone who would use them. He sent me the pictures below – please contact him at 303 909 2631 if you are interested in any of this gear.

Lunar Eclipse Photo Op

by Tom Goldberg

Evergreen Camera Club members will be treated to a full lunar eclipse this January 20th. It’s the first full moon of 2019, and the first lunar eclipse of 2019 (and this is an eclipse-heavy year, with five eclipses, including two lunar eclipses in 2019). Plus, it’s the year’s first supermoon, meaning the moon is nearly at its closest to Earth for this month, as the eclipse takes place. Sadly, this will be the last total lunar eclipse to grace Earth’s sky until May 26, 2021.

The heads-up and details provided by new member Owen Newman:
Moonrise 4:45 pm 1/20 Azimuth (compass bearing) 63.2 degrees
Sunset 5:05 pm
Eclipse peaks at 10:13 pm

For more information see this article.

January 2019 T&T:
Tom Goldberg – Lightroom Classic Basics

by Tom Goldberg


January 23, 2019
BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7pm (6:30 SOCIAL TIME)

Attendees and others who would like materials from this event can access:
Lightroom Keyboard Cheat Sheet — DOWNLOAD
Lightroom Presentation Slides pdf — DOWNLOAD

Event Description:
Tom Goldberg is an experienced Adobe user who’s good at explaining the fundamentals.

This course will be for beginner and intermediate Lightroom users and will attempt to cover the following:

> Organizing your Photos
– where to put them
– how to use the LR library
– picking and rating
– collections

> Adjusting your Photos
– basics
– adding pop
– corrections in LR

> Open Discussion

This will be a lecture and demo, no hands-on.
Doors open 6:30 pm for social time.

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