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 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.

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.

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.

July 10th 2019 General Meeting:
Member’s Show & Tell

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This is the month to let members shine! Short presentations by 4-6 members will cover a gamut of topics and showcase local talent. This promises to be an interesting and informative meeting!

Doors open at 6:30 pm for social time. Presentations begin at 7:00 pm. Members, guests, and students welcome!

There is NO pre-meeting dinner this month.

June 12th 2019 General Meeting:
KENNETH WAJDA —
Urban Documentation (Street Photography)

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Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
Beau Thai
1262 Bergen Parkway

Street photography is a unique genre in photography. “There’s something satisfying about going out with no photograph in mind, and just seeking the stories of the street, to make these images,” professional photographer Kenneth Wajda explained. Kenneth with cover the history of street photography and suggest techniques to document on the street, ways to overcome fear of photographing strangers, and how to build a body of work as a documentary photographer. Join Kenneth Wajda at Evergreen Camera Club’s meeting on June 12 at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see Meetup for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Visitors, guests and students are encouraged to attend.

May 8th 2019 General Meeting:
AMY JOHNSON — Fine Art Dog Portraits

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

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
Beau Thai
1262 Bergen Parkway

Dog snapshots may be OK for most, but a fine art dog portrait can really give you “paws” for consideration. Conifer photographer Amy Johnson of Muddy Paws Photography (www.muddypawsphotos.com) specializes in fine art dog photography and will give you a leg up on this dog-eat-dog business that is sure to be a treat. See Amy at the Evergreen Camera Club May 8th meeting at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see dinner posting for before meeting dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.

April 10th 2019 General Meeting:
TAMMY HAMMOND — Photographic Society of America

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ALSO Cancelled Due to Another Snow Storm

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 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 April 10th meeting at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize.

Attend the pre-meeting dinner with our speaker at Beau Thai at 5:s0 that day – sign up here.

March 13th 2019 General Meeting:
JOSEPH ROYBAL — Off the Beaten Path

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Cancelled Due to Snow Storm


Wednesday, March 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
Beau Thai
1262 Bergen Parkway

“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 March 13th at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize) 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.

February 9th 2019 General Meeting:
DAWN WILSON – Nature Photography on the Road

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Love, death and 76,000 photos! Dawn Wilson will cover the adventures — and misadventures –of her travels on the road in an RV to photograph wildlife across the U.S. After 15 months and almost 76,000 shots, she photographed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Alaska and plenty in between. She fell in love, learned how to fix a water pump in the Alaskan tundra, said goodbye to one of her dogs, and discovered a lot about her perseverance. During that time, she witnessed many amazing sights and sounds provided by nature.

Join professional nature photographer Dawn Wilson at the Evergreen Camera Club’s next meeting on February 13 at 7:00 pm (come early to socialize or see Meetup for dinner details) at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Visitors, guests and students are encouraged to attend. Her presentation is about more than nature photography — but how nature photography can shape and heal your world.

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