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

Think Tank Photo Premium for Lone Tree Photo Club Members

Great news from our partners at Think Tank Photo. For the month of February, whenever you order one of their rugged, multifunction, and secure backpacks* they will give you for free your choice of one of their popular AppHouse 8 or AppHouse 10 tablet cases. Their backpacks range from the field-oriented StreetWalker backpacks to their transportation-oriented Airport backpacks, as well as their expandable Shape Shifter and their “long glass” backpacks. The AppHouse shoulder/belt-mounted tablet bags are a great way to carry a digital portfolio or presentation, transmit images, or access your music,
games, apps and more. And don’t forget, as a friend, whenever you order $50 or more of any Think Tank gear using my special link you can add yet one more free item to your order, as well as free shipping! To receive your free AppHouse follow the rebate download instructions
on the backpacks’ product pages. [*Note: this special offer does not apply to Perception backpacks.]
To redeem this offer, order through this URL:

AppHouse 8

AppHouse 8

Personally I have multiple ThinkTank bags, but my gear usually lives in my StreetWalker Pro.  It’s a nice durable bag that’s comfortable to hike with.  And it’s very light, so if you travel internationally, the carry on baggage checks are easier to pass.

Got Some Award Winning Images?

Got some award winning images on your hard drive? Time to start submitting your images for the PSA Club Competitions. During our October 6th First Monday Meeting we will be voting on both the Nature and General Projected Images. Club members maysubmit 2 images to each category. Use the PSA drop down menu on our submit photos online page Please indicate in the photo title which category each image is for, Nature or PID (projected image division). Submit your images by midnight Saturday, October 4th.