The Member Year End Show and Competition will be held December 19th
Bring a Treat: You are invited to bring a treat to share. Please do not bring any red (or any brightly colored) liquids.
Image Categories: There are six special categories for the member images at the Year End Show. The categories and image codes are:
- A = Fauna,
- B = Flora,
- C = Close Up,
- D = Landscapes,
- E = Hand of Person, and
- F = Special Effects
Please note that last year it was decided that judged images must now be in digital format. (No prints will be judged.)
For details on submitting images, please see www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/monthly-competitions/monthly-photo-competitions
Call for Officers: There are openings for President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Dan will be relinquishing his post but would consider staying on as Vice-President in charge of programs, unless someone else is interested. Krista has increased personal responsibilities and can no longer devote the appropriate time to the club newsletter and website updates. If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please contact any of the current officers, or send an email to CNCCNewsletter@hotmail.com
New Club Projector: The club is looking into options for a new projector. If you know of any great deals, want to be included on the projector project discussions, or if you have concerns, please contact any of the officers or send an email to CNCCNewsletter@hotmail.com
On November 21st, Cole Thompson will be the guest presenter.
Cole’s goal is simple, to produce fine art black and white photography.
While living in Rochester, New York, Cole was led to read the biography of George Eastman, the modern father of popular photography. From there Cole began a lifelong fascination with black and white photography.
As a teenager, Cole would spend hours looking at fine art black and white photographs from the great masters of photography. They shaped his vision of what fine art black and white photography was. For Cole, color records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.
Cole’s art has appeared in many exhibitions, publications and has received numerous awards. And yet his resume does not list those accomplishments, why? He believes that the best success is achieved internally, not externally. Many have asked about his qualifications given his non-traditional resume. Cole answers, “My images are my qualifications, nothing else matters.”
More information on Cole can be found at ColeThompsonPhotography.com
Iceland No. 12 – 2013, by Cole Thompson
On October 17th, Dana Bove will be the guest presenter.
Here is a letter from Dana about his new organization, Photography for a Change, created to help two Boulder non-profits…
Dear Boulder photographers,
Photography for a Change is pleased to announce the launch of our first online photo show at http://www.photographyforachange.com. Our show will be supporting two great Boulder non-profits: Western Resource Advocates and Bridge House, proponents of our environment and its people.
Photography for a Change, which is generously brought to you by 3 local and one guest photographer, will donate ALL profits from prints that are available on our website. Our first show features Dan Baumbach, Bryce Bradford, Lee Sie, and Dana Bove. Our next show is almost filled, but is open for submissions. We are generating a strong following and are putting an enormous effort into marketing. Please check out our website, I think it is quite nice. All image rights remain with the photographer, and are only available for printing during the 2 month show duration.
We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Photographyforachange) where new images from each of the photographers are posted nearly every day. New shows will be appearing every two months on our website, and will feature a new lineup of talented photographers. Our images display our love for the natural world and many showcase Boulder and the surrounding area.
This is a nice opportunity for Boulder photographers to get more exposure, pitch in for two great local non-profits, and join some other very talented folks. I bow out after the first show, but welcome entries from all those that are interested. Check out the other 3 photographers in our first show, I think you will find their talent to be among some of the best around these parts.
On September 19th will be the Annual Member Show.
Please note that there will be no guest speaker and no formal judging. This month will be presentations by the members.
The September special topic is Rain. You do not need to have a show under that topic. Every month you can use the special topic as a way to challenge yourself and broaden your portfolio. Or, you can completely ignore it. The monthly special topics are meant to creatively expand your portfolio by taking photographs of new subjects, or old subjects in a new way. (This is not the topic of the member show, only the monthly topic.)
Each member may submit up to 10 images for the show, and there will be a 10 minute time limit. There will be no formal judging. This is your show.
You may want to focus on a theme such as your summer in nature, or your favorite species, etc. If you are a member, this is a great chance to present your artwork in a fun and relaxed environment.
Be prepared to speak briefly about your images. For example, you may want to share an interesting morsel of information about the subjects, or about where the photographs were taken. Or, you could ask for help identifying your subject. Do you want to ask for suggestions to improve your work? If so, you could ask for feedback on your photographs. (There will be no guest photographer for judging, but there are many talented photographers in the club.)
Will you be showing your work? If so, please submit up to 10 images due by Monday, September 16th to CNCCEntries@yahoo.com
The member show images should follow the regular image guidelines, including sizing, detailed at www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/monthly-competitions/monthly-photo-competitions/
Colorado Nature Camera Club is now on summer break. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 19th.
Summer Workshops and Exhibits:
If you are looking for things to do this summer, check out the information under Exhibits and Workshops www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/exhibits. This information is not club sponsored, but may be of interest to you. Summer is a great time to learn, view artwork, and show your artwork. The exhibit and workshop information may be updated periodically.
September Member Show:
The summer is also a great time to prepare your artwork for the September meeting Member Show.
The September special topic is Rain. Please note that there will be no judging. Special topics are meant to help provide ideas to creatively expand your photography portfolio. With Colorado’s usually dry summer months, this may be a special challenge.
The member show images should follow the regular image guidelines, detailed at www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/monthly-competitions/monthly-photo-competitions
Each member may submit up to 10 images, and there will be a 10 minute time limit. There will be no judging. This is your show.
Be prepared to speak briefly about your images. For example, you may want to share an interesting morsel of information about the subjects, or about where the photographs were taken. Or, you could ask for help identifying your subject. You may want to focus on a theme such as your summer in nature, or your favorite species, etc. If you are a member, this is a great chance to present your artwork in a fun and relaxed environment.
If you are not yet a member, and would like to join in the show, more information is available at www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/about-cncc/membership
Have a happy artful summer!
On June 20th, Stephen Weaver will be the guest presenter.
Stephen Weaver is an award winning photographer with over 35 years experience making images of the natural world. Formally educated as a geologist, Steve combines his scientific knowledge with his photographic abilities to produce stunning images that illustrate the beauty of the structure and composition of the earth and its natural systems.
Stephen grew up in Pennsylvania and from an early age developed a passion for nature and the outdoors. As an undergraduate geology student he first visited the Rocky Mountains where he fell in love with the mountain environment and the wide-open grand landscapes of the West. Steve currently photographs throughout North America with a major emphasis on mountain and desert environments. He has recently discovered the beauty of the prairie and is currently working on a project photographing the short and tall grass prairie in the western plains states. Stephen uses a large format 4×5 view camera with transparency film as well as Nikon Digital SLRs to capture his images.
Stephen is a charter member of NANPA (The North American Nature Photography Association) and a member of the IEPA (The International Environment Photographers Association
Stephen will be presenting at the symposium and giving a field workshop at this years Colorado Photography Festival, August 11,12.
More information about Stephen can be found at www.stephen-weaver.com
On May 16th, Cliff DeJong will be the guest presenter.
Cliff will speak on Getting Tack Sharp Photos. If you have ever captured the perfect photo with great color, terrific composition, an interesting subject, and… not quite sharp, then this could be of interest to you. Some of the solutions are obvious; many are not. Cliff will share what he has learned and what works best for him.
In the 1960’s, Cliff got a Yashica rangefinder and was very interested in photography, but not very good at it since most of his time was taken with earning a living and being a father and husband. He moved up to a Canon A-1 SLR in the late 1970’s, but still couldn’t find the time to get much better. Cliff almost completely quit photography when his brother-in-law dropped his best lens. Luckily for us, in 2005 he bought a Canon 20D digital SLR and developed a real passion for photography. He now uses a Canon 5D Mark III with three L-series lenses (and a few lesser ones), and is almost always carrying his camera with him.
A native of Iowa, Cliff received a degree in Mathematics from Iowa State. His graduate degree was from Carnegie Mellon in Computer Science. With a background in physics and mathematics, Cliff has learned the technical side of photography but has found the artistic side to be much more of a challenge. Because of his technical background, he enjoys processing photos with Photoshop as much as taking them.
Cliff has taught a number of digital SLR photography classes, reviewed photography books for Focal Press on occasion, plus led a number of field trips. Cliff resides in Colorado and is a Vice President of the St. Vrain Photographic Society in Longmont, Colorado.
Cliff enjoys photography of his family, wildlife, and landscapes. He has traveled around the world, including Hawaii, Paris, Bavaria, the South Seas, Canada, and Alaska. Recently, night photography has been a fun technical challenge, and one of the results is shown below: a combination of the Milky Way and a mountain in Arizona.
On April 18th, John Fielder will be the guest presenter.
John Fielder and Great Outdoors Colorado Announce the Publication of Two New Books and a Promotional Tour and show Colorado’s Great Outdoors: Celebrating 20 Years of Lottery-Funded Lands
John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open spaces, and wildlands during his 30-year career as a nature photographer. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and, in 2011, the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award given to an individual. Over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He lives in Summit County, Colorado, and operates a fine art gallery, John Fielder’s Colorado, in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children. Information about John and his work can be found at johnfielder.com
On March 28th David Kingham is the guest speaker.
David Kingham is a native of Colorado, currently in Fort Collins, and is a passionate night sky photographer. He inherited a love for the mountains from his parents, who gave him his first experience camping before he was a year old. Being exposed to the dark mountain skies opened his eyes to the possibilities of photographing the night sky. His artwork is in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. He has been published worldwide in a variety of media. He is currently traveling the American West seeking dark skies, and sharing his passion through night photography workshops.
For more information on David Kingham, please see his website.
For more information on his workshops, please see www.davidkinghamphotography.com/workshops
On February 21st, Dan Ballard is the featured guest speaker.
Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops, and just returned from speaking in Moscow. Dan is an entertaining and accomplished public speaker and receives rave reviews from audiences. He considers teaching photography to be his main passion in life, preceded only by photography itself.
Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe, and his work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry. Dan’s images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is proud to be on the Mpix, Zenfolio and BlackRapid Pro Teams, and to have strong working relationships with the most trusted names in photography, including SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Nik Sofware, and Really Right Stuff. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.
For more information about Dan and his workshops, please view his website.