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

Mount Evans Hospice / ECC Calendar Completed

by Ellen Nelson
Mount Evans Hospice / ECC Calendar Completed
Competition Final Results

Congratulations to ECC members Leslee Hampel, Ellen Nelson, Kathy Snead, Dick Oltman, Ron Pearson, Betty Holling, and Ann Zimmerman for earning a spot in the 2021 Seasons of Our Mountains photo calendar! Dick Oltman’s “Evergreen Garden Club Breakfast” also earned him second place honors and a $100 prize, while Ellen Nelson’s “Gray Fox Grin” was judged as the third-place photo and collected a $50 prize from Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice.


August — 2nd Place Winner


January — 3rd Place Winner

Cover Photo — Popular vote winner








July — Best of Show


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For the first time this year, Evergreen Camera Club teamed up with Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice to spearhead and design the 2021 Seasons of Our Mountains Calendar. Over 150 photos taken in Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice’s 4-county mountain community of landscapes and wildlife were submitted by 59 photographers. The photos were anonymously voted by ECC members at the July general meeting and by public vote in August.

2021 Seasons of Our Mountains Calendar on sale now!

Calendars are now available at several mountain retail locations in the area or online by CLICKING HERE

Raptor Photo Shoot Fundraiser!

by Guest

Hey everyone! I wanted to send you this flyer about our upcoming photo shoot fundraiser with Opperman Photographics! Oct 9, 10, and 11th we will have different species of raptors each day and many of them will be flying. The funds will help us care for our raptor ambassadors and rehab patients during fall as we have lost most of our school and library programs due to the pandemic. The shoot will be socially distanced and masks will be required. We will be in beautiful Canon City and Florence, Colorado with some incredible desert backdrops! Space is limited to 10 people – there are 8 spots available on Saturday, but Friday and Sunday still have 10 slots open. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please pass along to anyone you think might be interested – beginner or advanced! Thank you and hope to see you there!

Devin Jaffe | Co-Director, Founder
Nature’s Educators | www.natureseducators.org

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