April Presentation – Top Techniques for Night Photography Post-Processing

Join us April 21 for Mike Berensen’s presentation, Top Techniques for Night Photography Post-Processing. As many of us know, Mike is a master at night photography.

As Mike said:

It’s great that we have so many tools and approaches to choose from in processing our images – day or night. But this can make it a little tough to figure out what works well and is most effective – specifically for night photography. With that in-mind, I thought it would be helpful to share the techniques I tend to use most in my images.

Top 3 Things People Will Learn

  1. How to make the most of your starry night photos with basic Photoshop filters
  2. How to add star spikes to your stars
  3. How To blend multiple exposures with a variety of techniques

March Presentation – Photographing the Colorado Plateau

Join us March 17th, for “Photographing the Colorado Plateau”.

The Colorado Plateau spans an area of over a 100,000 square miles, and portions of the four states around the four corners area. It can be argued that the Plateau possesses some of the greatest and most numerous iconic spots for landscape photography in the world!

Joe Kovarik and Mike Ciletti have made several trips to locations throughout the area. Since the Plateau is so large, they have partitioned the Plateau into 4 smaller areas that can be used to plan and simplify the logistics of photographic trips.

They will cover iconic locations such as the White Pocket, slot canyons of the Escalante, the Wave, Cedar Mesa, Native American ruins, and Colorado National Monument area. Additionally they will cover more common sites in areas around Moab, the Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, and Monument Valley.

Besides covering iconic locations, they will also give hints on the special requirements of photography in the Southwest desert, night photography, and important considerations when exploring the desert. Of course, the entire presentation will include scenes from each of the sites they have visited, with comments on distances to the sites and good locations to use as a base of operations.

The Colorado Plateau is so massive that it is difficult to plan a trip to the area. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer who has already done some Utah photography or a beginner who is considering your first trip and not sure where to go, Mike and Joe will help you plan your next trip and inspire you with their images.

Darren White – February Presentation Night

Join us Monday night, February 17th to see Darren White. Darren is a freelance photographer. He enjoys nature photography, and takes a simple straight-forward approach to post processing images. He will be speaking about post processing images and how to achieve great results without spending hours in front of your computer.

Jerry Osborn Processing to Print

Join us on January 20th, at the Lone Tree Civic Center to see Jerry Osborn.  He will be speaking on taking your images from camera to print.  Many of Colorado’s finest artists use his services.

His Artist Statement:

Today, I offer Large Format Digital printing to Photographers/Artist and Fine Art Reproduction to Artist.  In addition, I am Adobe Certified with Photoshop and enjoy teaching one-on-one and small classes.

I personally enjoy shooting a variety of subject matter with varied techniques and printing on a variety of materials for quality and unique visual presentation.


If you have a high speed connection, you can download his presentation here:

January presentation


John Fielder Colorado Gallery

John Fielder (taken by Craig McNeil)

John Fielder (taken by Craig McNeil)

Join us at the John Fielder Colorado Gallery for a special presentation by John Fielder on November 13th. John Fielder is Colorado’s most famous landscape photographer.  He is also a publisher, teacher and preservationist.  He hikes and skis hundreds of miles in Colorado back country each year to find the most incredible scenes to photograph.

John will be presenting to the Lone Tree Photography Club this evening.  Be sure to RSVP by signing up on this site.  RSVP’s are limited to 60 so if you go there and it is closed you are too late!

Please note this is not the  normal meeting night but a Wednesday.  John Fielder invited us to come see his gallery prior to the presentation.  The Gallery will be kept open after hours so we can arrive 6:30 for a 7:00 p.m. presentation.

John Fielder’s Colorado
833 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado


Focus on the Faces Posing Tips ~ Patty Penta

Patty Penta - Portrait PhotographerClients still want portraits that they consider flattering, but often reject the idea of posing. In this presentation you will see how slight adjustments can peel off pounds, minimize distracting elements, and put the focus on the faces.
Learn easy techniques that will immediately improve your photography. You can make people look relaxed AND help them look their best. This lively two-hour class combines lecture with plenty of class participation.

Patty Penta has owned Penta Photography LLC since 1999. She specializes in Colorado style outdoor family and high school senior portraits. She is as passionate about teaching as she is about photographing people.

See more of Patty’s work at Penta Photography





Join members and guest of the Lone Tree Photography Club as we welcome Patty Penta  as she presents “Focus on the Faces Posing Tips”
Date: Monday, October 21,  2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs ) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!

Photographic Highlights of Japan ~ Charles Lehman


Japan is an interesting and intriguing destination, perhaps the most dynamic culture in the world today, and full of surprises for the uninitiated. Did you know, for example, that Japan has some of the finest bakeries in the world, but then, who goes to Japan for the baked goods? While information is widely available from books and travel guides and there are many tours to the iconic places around the country, there is so much more under the surface and down the next town that visitors never get to see or experience. Japan is in many ways like America, a place where you can spend a lifetime and not see all there is to see. So, my intent is to show some of this, what most folks miss.


Charles Lehman has compiled a book (click on the photo) to see his lovely images of Japan.



Join members and guest of the Lone Tree Photography Club as we welcome Charles Lehman  as she presents “Photographic Highlights of Japan”
Date: Monday, September 16,  2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs ) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!

Friends of Roxborough

Monday, August 19th, Mary Taylor will be joining us to talk about photography opportunities at Roxborough State Park, often referred to as one of the crown jewels of the state park system. As a representative of the Friends of Roxborough State Park, the organization that sponsors the annual photo contest, she will provide logistical and background information along with a photo tour of the Park and answer questions about contest guidelines and the submission process. In addition, she will provide a peek into what the Friends have learned about hosting and judging a contest designed specifically to create an interpretive calendar. She will use examples from among the winning photos to talk about the Friends’ goal of creating an interpretive calendar and the quest for striking, high quality photos that will intrigue viewers and raise questions about the phenomenon depicted.

Join members and guest of the Lone Tree Photography Club as we welcome Mary Taylor as she presents “Friends of Roxborough”
Date: Monday, August 19,  2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs ) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!

Field Trip ~ Englewood Camera

The Civic Center is not available for our use on July 1, so we are taking a Field Trip to the Englewood Camera store.  Englewood Camera’s logo is “Everything Photographic” so we are in for a treat as we get to tour the facility and talk about what Englewood Camera has to offer us.

Time is 7:00 – 8:30.

Date: Monday, July 1, 2013

Location: Englewood Camera, 5855 South Broadway, Littleton, CO 80120

Phone: 303-797-0700

Small Strobes Big Results ~ David Tejada

Lone Tree Photography Club is pleased to welcome professional photographer and strobe light wizard, David Tejada in June.  David’s outstanding work is well-known in the corporate world.  He is sought after for his strikingly creative images.  His mastery of lighting is one most photographers only dream of having!  Don’t miss this session which will focus on yet another niche specialty in the world of photography.

_DXT1138 by David Tejada

This presentation will show participants that we no longer have to except reality for what it is, but rather create our own using small speed lights. This will be a fun and Information packed presentation… I will also have several give a ways for a few lucky people in attendance. ~ David Tejada

About David Tejada:

David Tejada is one of Colorado’s most highly regarded location corporate photographers. He is recognized for his dramatic and innovative photographic lighting techniques and graphic style.

David shoot both domestic and international assignments for graphic design firms and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. With 30 years of annual report photography experience, David is equally at home hovering in a helicopter over a drill rig in the Andes, or shooting a CEO portrait in New York City.

Besides his busy schedule shooting corporate assignments, David is also an educator. He’s a Mentor for Popular Photography’s Mentor Series Worldwide Treks, and he also teaches a popular lighting workshop called “Small Strobes, Big Results” David has taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe, NM, Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, UAE, Maine Media Workshops, and private workshops in Saudi Arabia, Manila, Austria and many other locations.

Here are a 3 links to videos that I did for Nikon last year.




For more information please visit David Tejada’s website.

Join members and guest of the Lone Tree Photography Club as we welcome David Tejada as he presents “Small Strobes Big Results”
Date: Monday, June 17,  2013
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs to the rear.) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!