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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: November 12, 2014 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: George Lepp courtesy of Canon "Explorers of Light" program

No Limits: Extreme Capture Techniques in Nature Photography

The versatility and power of today's DSLR have literally revolutionized nature photography, but for George Lepp each new advance fuels creative vision and moves us closer to the limitless photographic environment he craves. In this program, George shares the capture techniques and technology he's developing and using right now, in the wild and in the studio, including achieving unlimited depth of field in both high-magnification and landscape photography, conveying action through time and space, and capturing intimate wildlife studies with extreme telephoto camera/lens combinations.

One of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers and a leader in the field of digital imaging, Lepp is the author of many books and the field editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where his "Tech Tips" column is widely read. His work is extensively published and exhibited, and his stock photography is represented by Getty Images, Corbis, and Photo Researchers. Lepp is one of the first members of Canon USA's Explorers of Light and PrintMasters programs, featuring the industry's most influential photographers. Lepp has presented hundreds of lectures and led workshops all over the world. A founding board member of NANPA, Lepp has won many awards for his work, including the Photographic Society of America's prestigious Progress Award and PhotoMedia's Photographer of the Year Award. First trained in wildlife and wildlands management, Lepp later earned a BA (1972) and an honorary MSc (1985) from Brooks Institute of Photography.

This event is being co-hosted by the Aurora Society of Photographers, the Denver Photographic Society, the Englewood Camera Club, the Focus Camera Club, the Lone Tree Camera Club, and the Urban Wildlife Photo Club.

Seats must be reserved in advance for this high-demand program. Before October 1st, registration is restricted to Mile High Wildlife Photography Club and co-hosting club members. If you are a member of one of the co-hosting clubs and have not received registration instructions, please contact your club for details. Reserve seats here.
Competition: None
Digital Training Meeting
Info: There is no Digital Training Meeting this month.

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: 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.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

Competitions

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.