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:

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 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 |

ECC Members Finalists in
Mount Evans Hospice Calendar Competition

by ecc

Report Update
By Tom Goldberg
We are pleased to report that Ellen Nelson won Best of Show with her photo “Good Morning Evergreen” and will be on calendar months along with Jennifer Swanagon’s “Fall Seclusion” photo, Joyce Conrey’s “Whatcha Lookin’ At’ as well as myself with “Three’s a Crowd.”

Honorable Mentions include another image by Joyce Conrey and Ellen Nelson, as well as images by Dick Oltman, Ann Zimmerman and Donna Pillar.

For more details about this event and to purchase calendars please go to

Original Story
by Ellen Nelson
I do not know if you entered the calendar contest this year, but if you did and had a finalist image, congratulations! Please let me know ASAP so that we can post your images on this website and facebook page. Voting closes on September 2!

So far, I know that Tom Goldberg has the mountain goat kids (Three’s a Crowd), Joyce Conrey is a finalist with the mother/calf elk (Whatcha Lookin’ At?) and the columbine (Columbine Duet), Dick Oltman with an Elk (Snow Day), Ann Zimmerman with a Bullock’s Oriole, Donna Pillar of a sunning Cormorant, and I have the muskrat (Muskrat Mouthful) and the foggy sunrise view (Good Morning Evergreen).

Please vote for your fellow ECC member photos at

Urban Wildlife Photo Invitation

by ecc

Evergreen Camera Club has been contacted by Bob Dean, President of the Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club asking for help from photo clubs across Colorado:

The UWPC has undertaken a project to inform and educate folks about urban wildlife. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun and will provide folks with an opportunity to display their images and creative writing at

  • We need images (the internet is, above all, a visual medium)
  • We need blog posts – The general topics are listed on the website. Feel free to interpret those topics in any way you choose
  • We’d like longer form articles
  • In order to bring viewers back to the site, it must continually provide fresh content
  • Look at the site as an opportunity to promote your own work – photographic and written

Click Here to download a pdf with more info.

If there are questions, please get back to me.
Thanks and regards,
Bob Dean
Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club
PO Box 270501
Louisville, CO 80027-0501

The Nature of Photography with Jeff Johnson

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The Nature of Photography with Jeff Johnson

July 23rd, 25th, 30th and August 1st – 6 pm – 9 pm
The Nature of Photography Series
Instructor – Jeff Johnson (Colorado Master Photographer)

Join Colorado Master photographer Jeff Johnson for a series of four classes that will cover so many questions and issues that most beginning photographers face in their quest to be a better photographer. Take 1, 2, 3 or all 4 classes and learn more than you thought you could. Each class is $49. Take all four and save, ONLY $175!

July 23rd 6 pm – 9 pm
The Nature of Photography I
Learn Your Camera & Best Shooting Practices

July 25th 6 pm – 9 pm
The Nature of Photography II
Composition & Seeing the Light

July 30th 6 pm – 9 pm
The Nature of Photography III
Making the Best of Situations

August 1st 6 pm – 9 pm
The Nature of Photography IV
Simple Post Processing

Go Here to read details and sign up for classes:

The 19th Annual
Indian Market & Powwow

by ecc

2019 Indian Market & Powwow
Artists shown above: Sculpture Left – David Farnham; Ring Right – Nelson Begay

A Celebration of American Indian Art, Culture, and Dance

Join ECC Photographers Shooting this Event

Award-winning American Indian artists will sell and demonstrate authentic artwork in a juried show alongside a two-day Powwow honoring American Indians, American Indian veterans, and all other veterans. Entertainment includes performances, music, and hands-on activities, as well as HawkQuest presenting live hawk and eagle demonstrations. Delicious cuisine from Tocabe and the Fort Restaurant will be available for purchase both days.

Printable 2019 Indian Market Event Flyer PDF >

Saturday and Sunday,
June 1 & 2, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Open to the Public!
Admission: $10
Children 12 and Under: Free
Parking is Free


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