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 Meeting

When: August 21, 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: Tom Heywood has enjoyed photography most of his life, and recently within the past few years in his retirement from teaching in Denver Public Schools he has taken his interest to a serious professional level starting a successful art business. He has studied with The Denver School of Photography, The Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and has mentored under some of Denverís most accomplished photographers. He is involved in several photography communities in the Denver area, including serving as the President of the Lone Tree Photography Club, and has served on the board of The Colorado Council of Camera Clubs.

He is a rapidly emerging photography artist on the Denver photography scene. Tom is an award-winning photographer, receiving local and regional awards. He has been invited to exhibit in several juried, state and national fine art photography shows. His awards include: 2014 Denver Photographic Society digital color photographer of the year and digital creative photographer of the year, 2015 PSA photojournalism photo of the year, and 2016 Lone Tree Eye of The Camera Show peopleís choice award. Recently Tom was selected to judge the 2018 Visions of Light photography show in Palmer Lake, CO.

Tomís passion is undeniable. He is happiest when he has his camera in his hands. His primary interest is astrophotography and landscape photography but has learned that there are many great photo opportunities to be found wherever he goes.
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Creative
Judging: Tom Heywood
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Jul 18 through Aug 18

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

Monthly Meetings

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 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 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.

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