Mile High Wildlife Photography Club

The Mile High Wildlife Photography Club (MHWPC) is a camera club based in Parker, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. It was founded in 1976 to provide members the opportunity to learn about wildlife and scenic photography, and also to promote personal growth, education, and enjoyment through nature photography.

It is the only photo club to win the Nature's Best Photography, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, competition in the Camera Club category twice, having won in 2007 and 2010. You may view the winning submissions for 2007 and 2010.

Learn about the benefits of membership and how to join.

Next Meetings

General Meeting
When: March 11, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Theater)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)
Who: Club members and visitors
Program: MHWPC - The Wildlife Experience Exhibit 2015
Wild Things and Wild Places!

The Wildlife Experience (“TWE”) has invited our Club to exhibit our work this summer (tentatively May to August). The title of the exhibit will be Wild Things and Wild Places!. We will have a special competition where Club members will choose 22 images (and 4 alternates) to be included in the exhibit. No member will have more than one image selected for the exhibit. Only Club members that have paid their Club dues may participate.
Type: TWE
Judging: The Club
Guidelines: TWE Exhibit Guidelines for 2015, Revised (PDF)
Digital Image Submission Guidelines
Submissions: Feb 12 through Mar 7
Digital Training Meeting
When: March 25, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)
Who: Club members only
Program: a) Terry Mieger will present What’s New In Photoshop CC:
Creative Cloud - Lightroom, Photoshop and much more.
Learn how Creative Cloud has changed the lives of many photographers and how you can take advantage of it with your workflow and networking.
Learn how to get much more than your money's worth and why $9.99 is a great deal.
Learn about Behance
Learn about file synchronization
Learn all this and more at the March 25th Digital Meeting

b) Interactive session with live demonstrations. Everyone is invited to bring a photo on a flash drive to the meeting. One of the experienced members of the group will apply their magic to the photos using Photoshop, Elements, Nik, On One, Topaz, etc. It can be worked on as a fix OR brought to a new version for the OPEN category. All members will see in real time, what goes on to make a photo presentable for a slide show, competition, or to be hung on the wall. EVERYONE, BRING SOME PICS!!!!!!!!

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Monthly Meetings

General Meeting With Competition

When: Second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Theater)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)

Photographers of all ages and levels, as well as guests, are always welcome at our general meetings.

Each meeting has a program typically in the form of a slideshow about an aspect of wildlife or scenic photography. Some of the guests or members who have presented are: Russ Burden, John Fielder, Gordon and Cathy Illg, Weldon Lee, and Joe Lange. The program is followed by a photographic competition, and competition details are provided below.

Learn about our upcoming meetings or read past meeting summaries.

Digital Training Meeting

When: Fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)

Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to learn how to get the most out of their digital files. At each meeting, a technique will be demonstrated, new software may be highlighted, or a creative process may be taught. Meetings are geared to cover aspects from beginner to advanced.

In November the meeting is held on the third Wednesday.

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The program at the general meeting is followed by a photographic competition where images compete in five different categories: Wildlife, Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic, Scenic With Minimal Wildlife, and Creative. The Wildlife and Scenic categories are part of each competition, and the Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic With Minimal Wildlife, and Creative categories alternate. Images compete in two different levels: Club, and Masters. The Masters level is for veteran club members whose past history of competition entries has demonstrated their photographic abilities at an extremely high level.

More information is available in the Competition Schedule and Monthly Competition Guidelines. Digital images must be submitted following the Digital Image Submission Guidelines. The submission window opens the day after the previous meeting and closes at the end of the Saturday before the competition.

All images on this site are copyrighted by the photographers and are intended for viewing only. They are
not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of the photographer.