Photographing Wildlife in Colorado by Dawn Wilson September 19, 2016 @ 7:00 PM Lone Tree Civic Center


Dawn will discuss the following

“- Techniques for finding wildlife: thinking like a hunter
– Tips for successful photographs of wildlife: from camera settings to creative ideas
– Preparing for a successful wildlife photo shoot: the right gear, equipment and research”

Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who specializes in photographing wildlife of high altitudes and high latitudes of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. She started with photography as a child, photographing any event she attended. After obtaining a communications degree from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, a computer graphics certificate from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and an MBA in marketing from Temple University, she moved to Colorado. Here she discovered the beauty of the outdoors and her passion for photographing the large and small mammals of the high country. After several tragedies in her life, she quit her corporate job of 20 years in 2013 to pursue photography and writing full-time. Life was too short to pursue her passions. She currently travels throughout the U.S. in a 39′ RV photographing wildlife and telling the stories about the amazing places she visits. Dawn also volunteers as a Master Naturalist with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department, writes two monthly columns for the Fort Collins “Coloradoan” and is a trained Leave No Trace steward. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, calendars and campaigns, including “Outdoor Photographer”, “Natures Best”, “Wyoming Wildlife”, and “Colorado Outdoors.”

Lone Tree Civic Center

8527 Lone Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO

Creativity, Art & Expression in Landscape Photography with Doug Bennett August 15th 7:00 PM @ Lone Tree Civic Center

Over the last few years, Doug has been pursuing the Art & Expression side of landscape photography. Additionally, Doug has learned much about the role of creativity — learning how to put oneself into the right zone for creativity. As some of you are aware, Doug and his wife Laura have aggressively competed in the Professional Photographers of America’s (PPA) International Print Competition which has taught them much about art and expression.


Doug has been shooting the landscape since 2001. From the outset, Doug has always looked to improving his photography by attending photography meetings and other avenues such as print competition. In continuing this pursuit, Doug joined PPA five years ago and in that time has earned his Master Photography Degree and Craftsman Degree from PPA. From PPA Print Competition, in 2013 he was a Platinum Photographer of the Year and has been Diamond Photographer of the Year in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, Doug earned the PPA Imaging Excellence Award, a much coveted award among PPA members. Lastly, in 2015 Doug finished 2nd to Peter Lik in PPA’s Grand Imaging Awards in the Landscape Category.

Brad McDowell’s Cherry Creek State Park Special Map 2016

This is a map that Brad has marked up to show some great spots for taking sunrise photos etc.

See below:

Cherry Creek State Park Photo Guide final (1)

Creating Movement with Design and Editing With Dan Ballard 5-16-16

“Creating movement may be the most important ingredient in making a powerful image; yet learning to use it in your photography is one of the hardest things to do. In this presentation pro outdoor and travel photographer Dan Ballard will teach you how to use elements in the real world, and techniques in post processing to create movement in your images. Dan gives lectures on photography worldwide and is well known for his clear and well-presented ideas. This presentation will give photographers of all levels a new way to think about designing and processing their images.





By learning to understand negative and positive space and how the eye naturally moves from point of interest to point of interest, you will leave this presentation with a new understanding of photography! The first half of the lecture will deal with shooting and arranging elements in your photographs. The second half will be about showing and adding new movement to an image in post, regardless of the program you use.

“Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer from Colorado. Dan has visited over 60 countries on five continents around the globe in search of great photos.

His images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the world, including The National Geographic Society, The Smithsonian, The Travel Channel, Microsoft, The Sierra Club, and many others.

Dan is an accomplished keynote speaker and has given presentations throughout Europe and all over the US.

14th Annual Lone Tree Photography Show **CALL FOR ENTRIES!** DEADLINE MARCH 25TH

You can help with the show!  We need volunteers for the following:

April 26th – Images Delivered (9:00 am to 11:30 am) Receiving images

April 27th Help in hanging the images (time to be determined)

Saturday, April 30th – Opening Reception (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm) Check in the artists

May 31st – Images picked up by artists and buyers (9:00 am – 11:30 am) assist with the check out process

If you would like to help Click here to volunteer


George Jardine will be this years judge 


Exploring the Light 2016

Exploring the Light will run from April 27th, 2016 – May 29th, 2016 at the Lone Tree Arts Center and is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, with support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).


Viewing hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday and two hours before productions at The Lone Tree Arts Center.

All images are available for purchase through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.

Exploring the Light Opening Cocktail Reception
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street
Music, appetizers and fun.

2016 Categories include:
Human Interest
People in Sports

February 24th – Call for Entry Opens
March 25th – Application Deadline/Entry Closed
April 1st – Notification of Acceptance
April 26th – Images Delivered (9:00 am to 11:30 am)
April 27th – May 29th – Photo Show Dates
Saturday, April 30th – Opening Reception (4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
May 31st – Images picked up by artists and buyers (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

Total Cash awards are estimated at $3,000. Best of Show and first place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for approximately 2 weeks at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the photo show. Awards include, first, second and third place in every category, Best of Show and People’s Choice.

Exploring the Light – 2016 Photo Show Book for Purchase
With photographer’s permission, the Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book with accepted entries representing Exploring the Light 2016. Accepted images will be printed with the photographer’s name and information about the image such as location, camera and the story behind the photo. Exploring the Light will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June 2016.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked page.  If you need further assistance contact Events Manager, Allissa Dailey, or 720-509-1011.

3-21-16 Presentation Abstracts, Close-Ups, & Special Effects. Presented by Eli Vega

members will learn how to:


1) Be an artist first, using your cameras and lenses as your paint brushes


2) See with your imagination, not your eyes


3) See something before you see it


4) Make the common uncommon; the mundane insane

About Eli:

**I am self-taught, with over 20 years as a photographer. Award-winning

photographer and author of three books.

**My roots are based in my 3 years as an art major in college

**My specialty is Education:

–3 classes at Arapahoe Comm. College

–1 class at the Arvada Arts Center

–2 classes at City of Longmont

–2 three-day workshops at Rocky Mountain National Park

–1 three-day workshop at Garden of The Gods

–Private 1-on-1 photo lessons

–Writing: books, blogs, articles

–My photography has appeared in travel magazines, vacation guide

magazine, Colorado Life magazine, Life in Utah magazine, TaosVacation Magazine, calendars, journals, postcards, etc.–My new book, published in 2015 is RIGHT BRAIN PHOTOGRAPHY (Be an artist first). People from as far away as Greece and Austria have read my book.

**My early role models were Freeman Peterson and Galen Rowell

Among my many photography mantras:

“The best photography is found where technical know-how and creative aesthetics meet.”

You will learn how all of the above can be done in-camera.

April 18th, 2016 Presentation The Images Between presented by Steve O’Bryan

Steve will share his technique on
“1) Apart from any technical considerations, why do we shoot the images we shoot? Images essentially come from the inside out—a kind of unconscious self-portraiture.

3. Indian Peaks Over Long Lake partial path of life Santa Fe obry-stev-1 SunsetRemains.jpg obry-stev-1 RedStorm.jpg The Open Eye w title River Triptych Evening Muse w wm left hand cyn sideways wo wm obry-stev-3 greenandblues.jpg untitled-1 RMNP larger jpg wo wm

2) This process transcends whatever personal style the photographer has and becomes the first level of meaning the photograph may have.”

About Steve:
“I have taught university-level ancient Greek and Roman history, art, and culture for twenty-plus years. From that perspective, there is nothing new under the sun.
I completed both my undergraduate degree (History of Art) and my graduate program (Ancient Greece and Rome history) at UCLA.
But I also take photographs, seriously since 2009/10. My company, Wild Basin Photography/Gallery, is located in the North Boulder Art District. My portfolio is filled with images of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, but also images from Rome, Florence and Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Taos, and Ghost Ranch—Georgia O’Keeffe’s landscape).
A number of artists have had a profound influence on my “”photographic thinking””: Georgia O’Keeffe, and the American photographers, Galen Rowell (the Sierra, Yosemite, among many places), and Sally Mann, of Lexington, Virginia.”


Go to the link to see the latest and past issues of our new Newsletter, created by Michelle Parker.

LTPC Selection Competition for CCCC 3rd Quarter Inter-Club Competition

The Meeting for this Monday has been shifted to Tuesday because of the holiday. If you are a member of the Lone Tree Photo Club (not the meetup in this case,) you can submit photos for CCCC 3rd Quarter Inter-Club Competition.  Images are due September 2nd at midnight.

All will be able to vote for the club entries. At this event members will vote to select 12 Prints, 12 Digital Images that will be entered in the CCCC 3rd quarter competition on September 14th at The Gallery at Studio J, 742 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO. LTPC Members are welcome to attend.

For information pertaining to rules and procedures for entry into this competition go to our meetup files page under the more tab at the top of this page and find the file Colorado Council of Camera Clubs Quarterly Competition Nights.

April Lone Tree Photography Club Meetups

Join us for this month’s Meetups:

  • April 18th – Denver Zoo Test Drive
  • April 19th – “Shutterbug Competition” & “Bringing Art & Expression to Your Images”
  • April 25th – Doors Open Denver
  • April 25th – Lightroom 5 – A Crash Course That Won’t Hurt with Jeff Johnson
  • April 26th – Creating the Fine Art Image – From Start to Finish with Jeff Johnson