July 8th General Meeting: Seasons of Our Mountains Voting!

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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 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 some ideas about how this might be done better next year, please feel free to share them with webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com.

Member Voting Instructions

Display of submitted images and voting will begin at 7:00PM on July 8th. Setup and testing will be from 6:30 to 7.

We plan on having 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.

June 10th General Meeting: Night Photography with Darren White

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Date: Wednesday, June 10th
Time: 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Location: Via Zoom

Our Zoom meetings have been such a hit that we are continuing the new normal. Join ECC on Wednesday, June 10th for social time at 6:30 pm and announcements at 7:00 pm in Zoom meeting room:

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Then sit back and enjoy an in-depth demonstration and presentation of night sky photography with Darren White. He’ll explain how to get started in night photography with minimal equipment, discuss gear, how to focus in the dark and determine the proper exposure. Connect with Darren at www.instagram.com/darren_white_photography, Night Photography Workshop www.nightphotographyworkshop.com, www.darrenwhitephotography.com, and Oregon Coast Workshops darrenwhiteblog.com/upcoming-events/

May 13th General Meeting: ECC Zoom Meeting with Joseph Roybal

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In these creative times, Evergreen Camera Club is trying something new! Hop on TWO Zoom Meetings on May 13th. First, ECC will have their social time and announcements at 6:30 pm in this Zoom meeting room:

Topic: ECC Social Meeting
Time: May 13, 2020 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 831 7919 7666
Password: 8U4FtH

Then, sign up through Metro Denver Digital Photography Learning Group Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Metro-Denver-Digital-Photography-Learning-Group/events/270052818/ to register for Joseph Roybal’s Zoom presentation and join in at 7:00 pm. This is Part III in his series, but you did not need to attend Parts I & II to enjoy his third in the series. Here’s an overview:

Evergreen Camera Club will join forces with the Metro Denver Digital Photography Learning Group Meetup to participate in their Zoom meeting featuring Joseph Roybal and his Part III, “How to Make it Your Own.” Joseph will discuss how to create unique masterpieces from often-visited locations and will break down several of his favorite images. He will take his vision from why he chose this location, to scouting, and finally capture led to the images he shares. He will also share secret “behind the scenes” techniques he used to give the images that WOW factor.

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO CONTEST THIS MONTH

April 8th General Meeting with Ellen Nelson:
BACKYARD WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Special Web Meeting Using ZOOM – NOT AT Evergreen Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm ( – aka social time)

Keep shooting! Even though we are all quarantined, we can still continue to keep busy with our cameras. Take this unusual downtime to grow and enhance your skills. Professional photographer Ellen Nelson will offer some strategies and suggestions to photograph wildlife and nature in your own backyard, wherever your location. She will also offer tips for reviewing your past images to understand what makes a good wildlife photo and separate the zeroes from the heroes. Join Ellen Nelson for Evergreen Camera Club’s first remote meeting via zoom on April 8th at 7:00 pm (join early to socialize).

If you haven’t Zoomed yet, it is free and easy from any phone, tablet or computer. We recommend you start signing on at 6:30 to work out kinks unless you’ve zoomed on your platform. The link to get you started will be in an email sent to all paid members of record. If you didn’t get the invite or want to join as a visitor, please sent a request email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com

NOTE: No Competition this month – save your pictures for next month as posted in competitions here.

Future General Meeting with Stephanie McCollister —
Drone Photography

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This meeting has been canceled due to the Coronavirus
and will be rescheduled when possible

Wednesday, April 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
Wild Game
1802 Bergen Parkway

Stephanie McCollister Cox is a Colorado landscape photographer who also enjoys street photography, astrophotography and fine art photography. In her presentation, she will introduce us to drone photography. She has held a Part 107 pilot certification from the FAA for three years, and, after a little background on how she became interested in capturing aerial images, she will introduce us to her two drones. She’ll talk through some of the considerations for purchasing a drone for photography and discuss regulations and ethics around flying. Her presentation will include examples of the types of images and videos you can capture with a drone and will also introduce some of the challenges of composing and capturing a compelling image from 400 feet in the air.

Her work can be viewed at www.stephclickx.com

Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing.

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

March 11th General Meeting: Deanna Beutler —
The Lives and Habits of Owls in the Wild

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Note: this event was originally scheduled for February 12 but had to be canceled due to snow, a perennial consequence of being in Evergreen

Wednesday, March 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
Wild Game
1802 Bergen Parkway

Deanna Beutler has spent the past 16 years hiking and photographing wildlife. She found her first owl nest in 2004 and the love of owls and photographing them has grown from there, along with her knowledge of owls.

She worked for “Wild Wings Environmental Education” from 2013 to 2018, where she worked with owls, hawks and falcons. While there, she manned informational booths, taught at schools, libraries, retirement centers, camps, special events, fundraisers and photo shoots. The organization’s goal was to teach the public how to protect these birds, their environment and raise money for the care of injured birds of prey.

She has taught classes at nature centers and Audubon Society events on the lives of owls and how to find them. She has served as a wildlife and owl guide for people throughout Colorado and as far away as Japan. Her photos were selected in the “Top 250” in Denver Audubon Society’s “Share the View International” photography contest 5 years in a row and she spoke at the Share the View International Gala. She has won 1st and 2nd place in several local photo contests. She has had 10 of her photos displayed on park signs and others published in magazines and books.
She also helps with the rescue of birds and animals.

Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Members, guests and students welcome!
Join us for dinner at 5:15 with Deanna (by RSVP only)

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.

DECEMBER 11th End of Year Party and Competition

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HOLIDAY PARTY AND YEAR END COMPETITION

Join members and guests of Evergreen Camera Club for a festive holiday party and year end competition.

Wednesday December 11th 6:00-9:00 pm.
Arrive at 6:00 to socialize; dinner will be served at 6:30.

The Wild Game in Bergen Park, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen 80439

Buffet dinner with salad, chicken marsala, mashed potatoes, and green beans at The Wild Game in Bergen Park. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are available. We will also have a cash bar.

You must RSVP and pay by December 2nd.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can RSVP on Meetup and give your payment with your dinner choice to Bill Vogel, Dick Oltman or Lorrie McAllister or mail your check to ECC at 7283 Silverhorn Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439. Payment must be received by 4 pm on 12/2.

COST: Evergreen Camera Club is defraying the cost of the meal, so reservations will be only $30.00, which includes tax and gratuity. Members may bring a guest.


Dinner Choices




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.

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