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Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

Upcoming Meetings

* The schedule is subject to change. Please check it before each meeting.

October 2018

When: October 16, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Great Room
(view map)
Program: Cathy and Gordon Illg - The presentation is based on their first book, Dynamic Wildlife Photography.

Only 4 or 5 decades ago, wildlife photography was terribly difficult, and obtaining even the poorest wildlife images was an incredible challenge. However, things have changed. Today’s viewers are a spoiled bunch. They’ve seen lots of great wildlife photos, and if you want to capture their attention, your images need to go beyond mere documentation. Your images need to be dynamic.

Bio:
Cathy and Gordon Illg have been full time nature photographers since 2000. Their work is widely published and includes numerous covers of magazines like Backpacker, Defenders, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick and National Wildlife. Several of their images decorate the tails of Frontier Airlines’ jets, and they’ve done well in photo contests, the highlight of which was being flown to London to accept awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. Both of their first two books, Dynamic Wildlife Photography and Worshipping With A Camera, have been well received, and for the past 18 years their livelihood has been dependent upon their ability to share the magic of wild things and wild places with other photographers.
Competition:
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Creative
Judging: Gordon Illg
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Sep 19 through Oct 13

November 2018

When: November 20, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Great Room
(view map)
Program: Roger Clark
Nightscape and Astrophotography with Stock Digital Cameras and Lenses

In the fields of low light, night sky with landscapes (nightscapes), and
deep sky astrophotography, much has changed in the last 5 years.
I gave a talk on night and astrophotography to MHWPC in 2013. But what
could be accomplished then versus today is simply astounding, with lower
costs, better lenses, and better performance using stock digital cameras. I will
review what has changed and bring gear to look at and I'll show how to use it.
The best news is the same gear that is top performing for low light and
astrophotography is also top gear for wildlife and action photography.
I will also show many images from wide angle nightscapes to deep sky
photos of galaxies and nebulae made with the same cameras and telephoto
lenses used for wildlife action photography.

Short bio:
Roger Clark is a research scientist and has been doing digital imaging
(digital image capture) for over 40 years. He uses digital imaging to find
and map chemistry throughout the Solar System. He is a science team
member on multiple spacecraft missions and has a new imaging instrument
being built for the International Space Station. He does wildlife, landscape,
and astrophotography throughout the world for fun.
Competition:
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Wildlife CC
Judging: Roger Clark
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Oct 17 through Nov 17

* The schedule is subject to change. Please check it before each meeting.

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