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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: June 14, 2017 from 7:00 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: Steve Gettle
http://www.stevegettle.com/

Frozen Moments – High Speed Nature Photography
Join Nature Photographer Steve Gettle as he presents his all new presentation, “Frozen Moments”. This jam packed two hour talk explores the exciting world of High Speed Nature Photography. Technological advances have now made stop action photography accessible to virtually every photographer.
We will start off discussing using just a camera to create stop-action images of subjects on the move, such as birds in flight and running animals. We will cover such things as; acquiring initial focus lock, tracking your subject, optimizing your auto-focus system, equipment, and more.
Next we will learn how to use off the shelf electronic flash for true high speed photography. You will learn how to create breathtaking stop action images of such things as hummingbirds frozen in flight.
Finally we will look at the creative doors kicked open by adding a simple, inexpensive trigger system (infrared and laser) for both natural light and high speed flash photography. Allowing you to create images of; bats in flight, tiny songbirds on the wing, leaping frogs, insects in flight, flying squirrels, and so much more! The possibilities are truly only limited by your imagination!
Competition: None
Digital Training Meeting
When: May 24, 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: Travis Dieringer | Photo Ronin
With 20 years in computers and IT, Travis Dieringer will be our presenter. A big part of his focus is ensuring that his computer is performing optimally for the applications he uses, like Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Photomatix, and more. From memory (RAM), to disk performance, to color calibration, it’s critical to get the fastest performance and best quality from your system so that editing photos is a smooth and fun process. Travis will show you some of the important factors for the computer you’re editing on, and give you some ways that you can improve the performance of your photo editing tools! If there’s time or interest, he will also go over luminosity masks.
Travis Dieringer | Photo Ronin

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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.

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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, 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.