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: 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.
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Wildlife CC
Judging: Roger Clark
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Oct 17 through Nov 17

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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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