Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

The Mile High Wildlife Photo 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: February 8, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Theater)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)
Who: Club members and visitors
Program: Share the View Gala

The Share the View Gala celebrates the Colorado photographers among prize winners, top 250 and outstanding semi-finalists in the Audubon Society of Greater Denver's 2016 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest. This program begins at 6:30 pm with a slide show of semi-finalist photos. A more formal program follows around 7pm.

Because many guests are expected, space at this meeting will be limited. Evites for the meeting have been sent to club members. If you received an Evite invitation, please confirm your attendance by responding to it. If you have not received an Evite invitation, please call Rhonda Shank at the ASGD office, 303-973-9530, to reserve a spot at the meeting.

Because of likely time limitations for the Club competition, only one photo per member will be accepted in each of two categories.
Type: Wildlife & Scenic
Judging: Charlie Summers
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Jan 12 through Feb 4
Digital Training Meeting
When: January 25, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)
Who: Club members only
Program: Bruce Norman will present an overview of ON1 Photo Raw. ON1 Photo Raw is a completely new application that combines a Raw image processor, photo editor and plug-in collection into a pretty seamless interface. There was a beta of the software in November and version 1 was just released on December 20th. Bruce finds this software to be very intriguing.

Some of you may know ON1 from their Perfect Photo Suite of plug-ins or perhaps their photo resizing technology which originated many years ago as Genuine Fractals.

The plan for the meeting is to discuss how this software might fit into your workflow (standalone or as a plug-in) and explore the functionality and capabilities to do extensive image manipulation in a completely non-destructive way.

Below is the company description of the product:
Why ON1 Photo RAW?

ON1 Photo RAW is the lightning fast raw processor, photo editor and plug-in collection all in one app photographers have been asking for. Unlike the current class of raw-based photo editors requiring catalogs, bouncing between apps for editing, and a subscription ecosystem, ON1 Photo RAW features a new, modern raw processing engine, tuned for today's sensors and graphics chips. Combined with our current set of tools, the next generation of ON1 Photo 10, will continue to work where you want, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

Monthly Meetings

General Meeting With Competition

When: Second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Theater)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (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: CU South Denver (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (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.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.


The program at the general meeting is followed by a photographic competition where images compete in four different categories: Wildlife, Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic, and Creative. The Wildlife and Scenic categories are part of each competition, and the Wildlife - Captive or Controlled 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.