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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: April 16, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Great Room
(view map)
Who: Club members and visitors
Program: Dave Showalter - THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND - Dave will give a presentation taking us on a prairie, sage and river journey with the focus on public lands.

Dave Showalter is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and works with numerous conservation groups with his focus being on the American West. He has two books which will be available for purchase: SAGE SPIRIT and PRAIRIE THUNDER. Dave's photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Wilderness, Colorado Life, National Parks Magazine, Conservation Biology and many more. He has an exhibit through March 2019 on Concourse A at DIA with 35 large aluminum prints. This is a program you won't want to miss.
Competition:
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Creative
Judging: Dave Showalter
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Mar 20 through Apr 13
Digital Training Meeting
Info: There is no Digital Training Meeting this month.

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Monthly Meetings

General Meeting With Competition

When: Third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Great Room
(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.

Digital Training Meeting

When: Second Tuesday of odd-numbered months from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Room 208-enter through the administrative entrance at the west end of the church, near the playground
(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.

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Competitions

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
  • 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.