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Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

Upcoming Meetings

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

September 2018

When: September 18, 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: Cheryl Opperman - Photographing Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska

During March of each year nearly half a million sandhill cranes migrate through Nebraska creating one of the most amazing wildlife gatherings in North America. Join award winning photographer Cheryl Opperman for a presentation about this unique photographic opportunity with plenty of tips on how to make the most of your trip to photograph these magnificent birds.  

Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and over 25 years of professional experience photographing nature, wildlife, and indigenous cultures worldwide. She was featured as a leading female nature photographer by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and has received numerous prestigious awards from organizations including The Earth Day Network, Nature’s Best Photography, the International Photography Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation. Her work has also appeared in publications or exhibits for The American Humane Association, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and many others. Employing the power of photography to inspire interest in the environment, she has appeared in on-camera interviews for 9News Denver, The Luminous Landscape, and Smithsonian Earth and regularly presents slide shows or classes on various topics to schools, camera clubs, and organizations.
Competition:
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Wildlife CC
Judging: Cheryl Opperman
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Aug 22 through Sep 14

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

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

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