The CMC Photo Section is committed to helping people improve their outdoor photography skills and provide photographic opportunities through meetings, classes, social events, and photo hikes and events. The section’s instruction focuses primarily on how to capture better nature photographs. This is not to say that gear and software instruction is not provided, but that we are focused on how to achieve photographic results. The section includes individuals of all skill levels from beginners to professionals.
The monthly meetings typically consist of three portions. The first segment is provide presentations by both amateur and pro photographers about a wide variety of photographic subjects. Discussion and questions are encouraged to facilitate the exchange of ideas. This is followed by a the display and discussion of assigned and independent images from the section membership. Most months a theme for the images is assigned for displayed images; frequently the theme relates to a recent presentation or hike. The third portion is social interaction to ask questions, catch up with friends, and potentially coordinate activities with other members. Last year’s presentation topics included working in a high dynamic range, independently extending your photographic skills, composition, unlocking your photographic potential, wildlife photography, wildflower photography, finding the light, capturing unique and creative images, beginning to learn photography, and landscape photography. Five of these presentations were provided by professional photographers.
Hikes and events are scheduled year round and are conducted at a casual pace to include planned and unplanned stops to spend time taking photographs. These outings are listed in the CMC calendar along with Photo Section weekend classes. Last year we had many day hikes and multi-day trips to Canyonlands and Crested Butte. Weekend classes included a professional photographer demonstrating how to refine your images to meet your goals using post-processing, a LightRoom class, and two outdoor photography classes.
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 monthly newsletter listing our many activities. Additional information can be obtained from the section chair Dan Orcutt firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Denver group site www.hikingdenver.net.
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