The Denver CMC Photography Section is open to all ages and skill levels. Our activities include conducting specific hikes for photography opportunities, and meetings to learn more about a wide variety of photographic subjects and display personal and club work. Periodic trips to take advantage of photographic opportunities and social events round out the Photography Section’s current offerings.
Hikes are scheduled year round. They are conducted at a casual pace and include planned and unplanned stops to spend time taking photographs. Hikes and outings are listed in the trip schedule. This year’s hikes have included Mayflower Gulch, Roxborough Park, Denver Botanic Garden, Lathrop Trail in Canyonlands, Isabelle Lake and Glacier, Ice Lake in the San Juans, and Butler Gulch. September plans include a hike the Eaglesmere Lakes and a hike to the Chicago Lakes.
The monthly meeting typically consists of two portions. The first segment is a presentation on a photography topic, with discussion and questions encouraged to facilitate the exchange of ideas. This is followed by a review and critique of images from the section membership. Each month there is a theme for the images submitted, frequently the theme relates to a recent field trip or hike. This year’s presentations have covered such topics as Photo Editing, Portfolio Creation, Light, Photo Section Priorities, Photographing Wildlife/Birds, Photography of Moving Water, and Capturing the Image. The presentation September 11 will be Mastery of Vision and Expression, October 9 will be Using Microstock, and both November and December are TBD though we will probably be covering High Dynamic Range processing. In addition, the section provided a Basics of Nature Photography class to the CMC based on an e-book, The Landscape Photographer’s Guide: Getting Started in Landscape Photography by Erik Stensland.
Come and meet us at 7:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St, Golden) and bring your experience and ideas to the mix.
Section dues are $20 / year in addition to CMC membership. You will receive a bimonthly newsletter listing our many activities. Additional information can be obtained from the section chair Frank Burzynski email@example.com or on the Denver group site www.hikingdenver.net.