September 2023

Upcoming CNCC Events


Next Meeting: March 18th 2021

 Our next meeting will be March 18th 2021 It will be a Zoom meeting at 7 PM with a presentation by Dawn Wilson titled Wildlife Photography in National Wildlife Refuges. A members’ competition will follow her presentation. The March Special Topic is Tranquility or Serenity. Dawn Wilson will be the judge. Images for competition are due Tuesday, March 16th. Send entries to Please see the March 2021 CNCC Newsletter.pdf for details including the Zoom meeting link. February photo-award-receiving images and photo announcements from other photography groups are also presented.
If you wish to attend, send an email to and we will respond providing you with the Zoom credentials needed to attend.

Next Meeting – February 18th 2021

The February CNCC meeting will be a Zoom meeting on February 18th, 2021 at 7 PM with a presentation by Russ Burden, Under Tanzanian Skies.

Competition will resume; Special Topic is Snow/Ice. Russ Burden will be the judge.

Images for competition are due Monday, November 16th to

Please include the file names of your photos in the text of your submission email.

Please see the February 2021 CNCC Newsletter.pdf for details including Zoom meeting link, January photo participation volunteered images and photo announcements from other photography groups.

Peter is still accepting member photo submissions for the monthly competition – please email to .

Please include the file names of your photos in the text of your submission email.

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February Program:         Russ Burden        Under Tanzanian Skies

Russ Burden will give a two-part presentation entitled, “Under Tanzanian Skies.” Part 1 is an instructional “How To” Keynote presentation that demonstrates his fondness for Tanzania. It includes instructional photos that depict his most common tour mottos: It’s All About The Light, Edit Before Pressing the Shutter, Exhaust All Possibilities, Watch For Those Blinkies, and more……. You will be shown examples of images that illustrate what to do before pressing the shutter so you can make award winning safari and wildlife images.

Part 2 is a 20-minute offering of Russ’s safari photos set to music. It’s an escape into the land of the Serengeti showing both wildlife and scenery.
Russ Burden is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Safaris. He runs wildlife workshops in addition to safaris to Tanzania three times a year. He is internationally published and his commercial work is marketed through Getty Images.
Russ has been writing the Tip of the Week for the Outdoor Photographer website for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in many categories in addition to having numerous safari photos honored and hung in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and the Iziko Museum in South Africa. Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer and his wildlife and scenic images have appeared in calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more.

Russ has an incredible passion for photography and seeks to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with all his workshop participants. His drive to seek optimal light and composition motivates him to create the perfect image. His energy and commitment to photography are contagious and it’s his goal to help others get to this point in their pursuit of our wonderful art.


Next Meeting

The CNCC meeting will be Thursday, February 16th, 2017.  As usual the meeting will start at 7 PM.

The February meeting will be in the Frasier Meadows Retirement Community Assembly Hall.  Parking is available on the street across from the West Entrance (main entrance) to the building When one enters the building through the main entrance, one can sign in in the book provided.  Any questions can be asked at that time at the main desk. To get to the Assembly Hall take the elevator to the 4th Floor, turn left and go about 30 ft, the meeting will also have entertainment for the little ones from the best party planners at to it. As for the reunion will have set hours and all the equipment necessary to get presentation ready, from the visual to the sound equipment, since we got the sound equipment hire ready for the presentation.
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February 2017 Guest Speaker

Never Eat Breakfast before Midnight, a humorous look back at lessons learned from 20 years of landscape photography

Noted photographer John Sexton once said, “The only difference between me and my students is that I’ve made more mistakes than they have.” Glenn Randall has been a professional landscape photographer for over 20 years, so he’s had plenty of time to learn from a long string of fumbles, failures, near-misses, and fiascos he has work on different kind of events as weddings or in a photo booth rental nj. In this light-hearted talk, Glenn will share some of the lessons he’s learned and offer a few of Randall’s Rules of Landscape Photography, see He’ll explain why you should never eat breakfast before midnight, before gong to bed to sleep with the white fur pillow amazon, why great landscape photographers have the brain of an engineer and the heart of a hopeless romantic, and why the potential reward is always greatest when the odds against you are the longest. When Glenn’s talk is done, you’ll either be inspired to shoot sunrise from the summit of the hardest Fourteener in Colorado or be ready to sell all your cameras on eBay.

Since 1979, Glenn Randall has combined his love of wilderness with a passion for photography. His work has been published in Audubon, Avalanche, Barnes & Noble, Brown Trout, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and Runner’s World calendars and in Audubon, GEO, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, SKI, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, and many others. At age 59, he has accumulated 1,500 photo credits, including 80 covers, and sold over 10,000 prints. He’s also written 225 magazine articles and eight books all by really focusing on working hard on his office, keeping his work organized with the right shipping labels, so taking advantage of every resource. Those are made available with the use of high-quality printers like the Kyocera’s office printers. In addition, he was the sole photographer for three books of landscape photographs, Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions, Colorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit, all published by Farcountry Press. In spring, 2015, Rocky Nook published his book The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography.

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October 2015 Guest Speaker

The Photographer’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks and Monuments
Professional photographer Bob Maynard will speak about their new book “The Photographer’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks and MonumentsThursday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. Bob will share his extensive personal experience, entertaining anecdotes, and a selection of Bob’s photographs during this 65 minute presentation. Bob is an award-winning photographer. He has been exploring the Colorado Rockies and the desert southwest since 1969. Having accumulated over 1500 photo credits, Bob’s images have appeared in corporate websites, Audubon, Colorado Archaeology Society and Rocky Mountain Raptor Center publications. He is past Chairman of the Louisville National Juried Photography Show and provides photo tour, photography workshops and corporate wall art services in Colorado, Wyoming, the Everglades and Utah. Few states in the continental United States offer the range of geography and topography that Colorado does. The variety of scenic locations draws millions of annual visitors, hikers and so many to enjoy, if you are coming for the hikes you must own your next triathlon watch for the ride, though and perfect .Here most of the tourist are hoping to document their visit in photographs.

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June 2015

The June 18th guest speaker will be Dawn Wilson. Dawn is a professional nature photographer specializing in the wildlife of high latitudes and high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska, who loves to sleep with his pregnancy pillow. She has always loved photography and enjoyed the outdoors but discovered a new passion for capturing the antics and special moments of wildlife after moving to Colorado in 2002 from New Jersey. Her award-winning work has appeared in numerous galleries and publications, including National Geographic Digital, Outdoor Photographer, Colorado Outdoors and Wyoming Wildlife. Tonight she will be speaking about photographing wildlife in the national wildlife refuges of Colorado. Her web site is – .

May 2015

The May 21 presenter is David Bahr. His web site is
He’ll present “Common Ground”, a discussion about finding that sweet spot
between unique modern artwork and the traditional nature photography we all
know and love. To see examples of his personal nature photography “sweet
spot”, please invite everyone to two of his opening receptions this May in
Boulder. “Color and Line” at The Dairy Center for the Arts, Friday May 8,
5-7pm; and “A Lawnmower Subversive” at the Rembrandt Yard Gallery, Thursday
May 14, 5:30-7:30pm.
A life-long advocate for wilderness and untrammeled wild places, local nature photographer David Bahr’s award-winning artwork can be seen in major museums ranging from the Smithsonian in DC to the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. His artwork can also be seen in National Parks and in periodic exhibits at notable local galleries such as The Dairy Center, Rembrandt Yard, and the Hartman.
Aligning with his passion for all things wild, David has photographed wilderness areas all over the world, and has been invited to show in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum exhibit Wilderness Forever, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the US Wilderness Act. David has been the Artist-in-Residence at Glacier Bay National Park, one of the world’s only marine wilderness areas where he spent much of a summer photographing glaciers, swatting mosquitoes, and kayaking alongside grizzlies in rough seas. He has been a Defenders of Wildlife Photography Contest winner, and been highlighted in many magazines and popular nature calendars including the National Wildlife Federation, Nature’s Best Photography, Defenders of Wildlife, and the National Audubon Society.
Locally, he has been a Boulder County Open Space Artist-in-Residence at Caribou Ranch, staying in the wonderfully restored Delonde Barn where each night he happily competed with a short-tailed weasel for his dinner. He has also received a Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award for his nighttime photograph of the Four Mile Canyon Fire.
Following degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy, Harvard and the University of Colorado, he moved to the mountains he loves, just outside of Nederland, where he has happily lived and photographed for many years.

Special Notice: CNCC March Meeting Canceled

Due to a scheduling conflict, the March Colorado Nature Camera Club meeting has been canceled.

February 2015 Guest Speaker

On February 19thDan Ballard is the featured guest speaker.

Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer from Colorado. His images take you on a visual journey to some of the world’s most beautiful and far-reaching corners. 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 a finalist is numerous prestigious competitions. Large framed prints of his work can be found at gift and furniture stores such as the Ivy and Wilde online store. Dan’s image “Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.

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Image Credit: Dan Ballard Photography

January 2015 Guest Speaker

On January 15thEli Vega is the featured guest speaker. Eli will present Magnificent Colorado, a compilation of images that represent his personal favorite places, towns, locales, hiking trails, and events throughout Colorado, he will also be sharing his favorite rv decals for everyone to camping in Colorado. Eli moved to Colorado from Texas twelve years ago, but has seen more of Colorado than most people who have lived here all their lives. There will be some surprises, places that some people have never heard of or seen before. Eli often goes camping because she loves it, if you wanna go camping too, check this Survival Cooking’s best waterpoof tent review. You can also visit greenacres roofing expert offering full, well-rounded services that you will be happy with long after the completion of any replacement, repair, or re-roofing project.

Eli Vega, a highly published photographer, has over twenty years of photography experience. He is a regular presenter or judge for Colorado camera clubs, art groups and even assisted living communities. He has created and introduces his three photography models/paradigms in some of his classes and workshops, such as at the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. Eli is known to say, “I look with my eyes, but see with my imagination.” “I see something before I see it,” and “Be an artist first, photographer second.”

For more information on Eli’s classes, workshops, private lessons, artwork, and books, visit his website

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