August 11th General Meeting: Get Creative! with Ella Carslon

by ecc

DON’T MISS THIS MEETING, ELLA IS A PHOTO ROCK STAR!

You don’t know creative until you have seen Ella Carlson’s work. She can turn a brick wall into an alien, deconstruct a beautiful flower and turn a flame into a smoldering creature. Ella is internationally recognized, Grand Imaging Award winner and flat out amazing!

Join Evergreen Camera Club for Ella’s mind-blowing presentation on Wednesday, August 11th via Zoom for 6:30 pm social time and announcements at 7:00 pm in the Zoom meeting room:

Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, August 11th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83444073746?pwd=WmZhK1hlbFpGNVNxMUlYTUhIU00vQT09

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.

May 12th General Meeting: Expedition Antarctica with CHERYL OPPERMAN

by Ellen Nelson

Journey to earth’s southern-most continent through the eyes of award-winning photographer Cheryl Opperman. Experience the wonders of Antarctica and its nearby islands that offer photographers unparalleled opportunities to capture snow covered landscapes and polar wildlife. Combining inspiring imagery with helpful tips on how to prepare for the trip, Cheryl’s insight will ensure you are ready for this once-in-a-lifetime expedition.

Join Evergreen Camera Club for Cheryl’s presentation on Wednesday, May 12th via Zoom for 6:30 pm social time and announcements at 7:00 pm in the Zoom meeting room.

Join Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, May 12th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82724012767?pwd=MURjL0ltTmhiQjV6QVRaOWFsSEtwdz09

April 2021 General Meeting: BOB KRUGMIRE — Macro Photography: Making a Big Deal Out of Small Things

by ecc

Get intimate! As photographers, we all enjoy viewing the world through our lens and capturing images of that interaction between art, science and emotion. But this presentation will help photographers to get closer to an often-overlooked subject matter…our creepy-crawly neighbors who share this planet (and our homes). Covering equipment, technique and locations, Bob is hoping his love of insects and photography will help you “catch the bug!”

Join Evergreen Camera Club for Bob’s bug-filled presentation on Wednesday, April 14th via Zoom for 6:30 pm social time and announcements at 7:00 pm in the Zoom meeting room.

Join Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 14th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84904383047?pwd=VDlXdUJKMk1RNDdsR0YvakhESzBWZz09

March 10th General Meeting: Tom Bol — 15 Ways to Improve your Photography

by Ellen Nelson

Looking for tips to improve your photography? Feeling like you are in a creative rut and want to take the next step? Join Tom for this Evergreen Camera Club zoom presentation to be inspired and learn new approaches in your photography. Tom will discuss both creative strategies and innovative techniques to help improve your image making, along with offering alternative compositions, creative lighting, maximizing acuity and evoking emotion in the landscape. Tom will also look at how recent technology is opening up new creative techniques in-camera. Tom’s passion and energy for photography is contagious. Get ready for an entertaining and informative discussion on improving your photography.

Join Evergreen Camera Club for Tom’s presentation on Wednesday, March 10th via Zoom for 6:30 pm social time and announcements at 7:00 pm in the Zoom meeting room.

Join Evergreen Camera Club via Zoom:
Wednesday, March 10th
6:30 pm social time and announcements
7:00 pm start of presentation

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89345104838?pwd=bWUzN2UxdThZdVJpOGoxSmpWYktRUT09

February 10th General Meeting: Previsualization: Seeing Photographically with Andy Long

by Ellen Nelson

Noted photographer Dorothea Lange had a quote that goes “A camera teaches you how to see without a camera.” When you think about it this is so true. As photographers, we see the world a little differently than other people. This visualization is a conscious process we use to create visually impactful images, whether its landscapes, nature or wildlife.

Andy Long will walk you through the process of several aspects of previsualizing: how an image will appear after the thought process is completed with the click of the shutter button.

Andy is a Lakewood-based photographer and has run First Light Photo Workshops for 26 years. He’s spoken to the Evergreen Camera Club numerous times over the years. Learn more at www.firstlighttours.com

Join Evergreen Camera Club for Andy’s presentation on Wednesday, February 10th via Zoom for 6:30 pm social time and announcements at 7:00 pm in the Zoom meeting room.

Wednesday, February 10th
6:30 pm social time
7:00 pm announcements and presentation

The Zoom link for this event is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83581153601?pwd=UVMweEdQZ1VTV291VnE4TDY0cG9nZz09

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

ECC Virtual Holiday Party and Contest

by Ellen Nelson

SAVE THE DATE

Evergreen Camera Club is having a virtual holiday party!

Get your holiday hats on and your images ready for the photo contest! We are preparing a virtual, year-end party!
Zoom in at 6:30 pm and have your favorite drink ready to celebrate during the 6:30 to 7:00 Happy Half Hour!

 Time: Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 – 7:00pm Cocktails and Party
7:00 – 8:30 pm Contest

Location: Your home via Zoom.

Dinner: Is up to you, however, we suggest that you order takeout from Murphy’s Grill in downtown Evergreen. We have given them a heads up that club members may be ordering for a 5:30 to 6:00 pickup!

Drinks: Whatever you have in the fridge or liquor cabinet.

Photo Contest: Judged by Jeff Johnson

Enter three photos (maximum) per person as a beginner or advanced photographer.

Submit your entries by logging onto www.evergreencameraclub.com and uploading on the “Contest Entry” page. You must select the subject category radio button for each image you upload.  It is best to have a meaningful name for your images as well.

Choose any of the four subject categories:

  • People
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Animals/Wildlife
  • Miscellaneous

 

Entries must be submitted by 6:00 pm Monday, December 7 – we’ve added an extra day: Tuesday, December 8.
Submitter must be an ECC member in good standing and in attendance to win.

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.

One More Thing: Keep an eye out for a “Finally Back in Person Picnic” next summer!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88558280067?pwd=VThYSnZuTzBaODNwUGpBMlcrRU14Zz09

November 11th General Meeting: Take a Walk on the WIDE Side with Glenn Randall

by Ellen Nelson


What do you do when you are standing in front of an amazing vista and your camera does not come close to capturing the majesty of the scene? Watch Glenn Randall’s Take a Walk on the Wide Side presentation and learn how to compose, shoot, and stitch together single and multi-row photographic panoramas.

Glenn will explain how you can make stitched panoramas with your existing equipment – no purchase necessary! “Learning to shoot and stitch panoramas from multiple frames will open up a new world of photographic possibilities,” said Randall, a Boulder-based professional photographer and author of five impressive landscape photography books. “Take a walk on the wide side, and you’ll never again be content to see the world in just one way.”

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

Wednesday, November 11th
6:30 pm social time
7:00 pm announcements and presentation

The Zoom link for this event is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81018160961?pwd=K3dLOFZhY0hHMmdzczRaY2VacUlTZz09

October 14th 2020 General Meeting: A Personal Journey Towards Photo Advocacy with Scott Wilson

by ecc

A Personal Journey Towards Photo Advocacy

Scots-born photographer, Scott Wilson, dream move to Colorado in 2015 turned into a nightmare. A stage 4 cancer colon diagnosis threatened his life and his landscape photography pursuits when he developed chemo-induced photosensitivity.

Undeterred, Scott shot wildlife from the protective shade of his car and turned his new portfolio into a book – Through the Window – and a platform for his ‘photo advocacy.’

Scott is a multi-year finalist in the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, a resident artist at the Denver Photo Art Gallery and was named “Denver Instagrammer of the Year” by Westword magazine. His work has been featured in a wide range of media, including Advanced Photographer, 5280 magazine, Denver Post, Denver Life, 303 Magazine, Denver 9News, CBS News, Fox Denver, the Photographer’s Guide to Scotland and the UK Daily Mail.

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

Wednesday, October 14th
6:30 pm social time
7:00 pm announcements and presentation

The Zoom link for this event is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86527345069?pwd=b2Vtanc2MG5Fd1kvOTlHcUtJeWxlUT09

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