2022 Calendar Voting Now Open!

by Tom Goldberg
2022 Calendar Voting Now Open!

2022 Seasons of Our Mountains
Calendar Photo Contest

Voting now open!

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!

Mount Evans Calendar Contest Now OPEN!

by ecc
Mount Evans Calendar Contest Now OPEN!

Submit your best photographs of our local nature and scenery by June 30!

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and the Evergreen Camera Club have teamed together once again to bring you the Seasons of Our Mountains Calendar. We welcome professionals, amateurs, and novices to submit their favorite photos. CLICK HERE to Enter!

The 25 best photos submitted will advance to a community vote in August. The top 13 photographs will be included on the cover and each month of the year. The remaining 12 photographs will be included in the calendar as honorable mentions. The top three photos will win cash prizes.

  • Best of Show – $250 prize
  • Second Place – $100 prize
  • Third Place – $50 prize
Why your submission matters

Your support of the Seasons of Our Mountains 2022 Calendar will help Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice provide love, compassion, care, and comfort to mountain residents during their most fragile and frightening moments. The proceeds help us provide the highest quality home health care, palliative care, hospice care, and emotional support for those who are grieving, caregiving, or adjusting to an illness or injury.

Thank you for sharing your talent. We can’t wait to see your photographs!

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


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.

Louisville Art Association Invitational Photography Show

by Kathy Snead
Louisville Art Association Invitational Photography Show

The Louisville Art Association is having a juried photography show at their location in a quaint former schoolhouse in Louisville . Entries are due by March 29, 2021 , with the show taking place May 28-June 6.  There will be at least $5700 in prizes.  Glenn Randall is the judge and there are numerous entry categories, including digital manipulation, which makes this show more interesting.

See details here  https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8452



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!

CPAC “Reimagining Hope” Contest

CPAC “Reimagining Hope” Contest

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is holding a juried contest. The theme is “Reimagining Hope”. Winning photos will be displayed at night via projection on the D&F Tower during “Night Lights Denver” in March.  The deadline for entry is January 23 and the fee is only $5.  What is your vision of  “Reimagining Hope”?  Click on this link  for more details.


What Do Judges Look For in a Photo Contest?

by Ellen Nelson
What Do Judges Look For in a Photo Contest?

Webinar Event: What Do Judges Look For in a Photo Contest?

November 15, 5-7pm MST via Zoom

Have you ever wondered what judges are thinking when they are choosing winners for a photo contest? Here’s your chance to find out! Join two award winning photographers in their own right who judge photo competitions on a regular basis. They will cover topics including how photo contests differ, what to look for before entering, how to select the best images and much more. With plenty of time to answer your specific questions, this webinar will help ensure you’ll be much closer to capturing and selecting that award winning photograph. Hosted by CEFF Sponsor: Hunts Photo & Video

Presenters: Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer who has traveled to every continent in the world capturing spectacular images of nature, wildlife, and indigenous cultures. Widely published, her photographs have appeared in print, on the web, on television, and in solo and group exhibits.

Russ Burden is an award winning photographer who has been writing the Tip of the Week for the Outdoor Photographer website for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website and his work has appeared numerous times in their magazine as well. Internationally published, his wildlife and scenic images can be found in calendars published by the Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more.

For more details and entry information: https://ceff.net/photo-contest/

Talons and Tripods

by Ellen Nelson
Talons and Tripods

December 5th and 6th
Join us for one or both days
$495 per day
Florence, Colorado
A photo shoot fundraiser for ambassador raptors!
Lodging and meals are not included, but there are plenty of options nearby. We
will be distanced from one another and masks are mandatory.
Join us for a single day or two-day raptor photo shoot! Not only will you
photograph our incredible ambassadors up close and learn various photography
techniques, you will be supporting our mission to educate about these
magnificent birds. You will learn to read raptor behavior to help you understand
them better in the wild. During the photo sessions, you will capture portrait shots
as well as flight shots of several Colorado native, non-native, and exotic raptor
species! Whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer, this unique
opportunity will allow you to take home some amazing images, improve your
skills, and contribute to the well-being of these birds that require a lifetime of care
due to injuries or imprinting Once registered, more information will be emailed.
I was fortunate enough to meet Cheryl during this fall’s photo shoot “Talons and
Tripods” to benefit Nature’s Educators. Not only was Cheryl thoughtful and
attentive with attendees, she was able to clearly communicate some simple tricks
that increased my “keep” rate, particularly of my birds in flight. What a difference
a couple of days made! I learned a ton, increased my confidence of shooting birds
in the wild and couldn’t be more pleased with my investment in my photography
and the care of these wonderful birds! I will be back next year! – Cristina V
Register Online at natureseducators.org/TalonsAndTripods or click below.
for details or register

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