Archives for February 2011

Expanding Your Digital Footprint ~ Kristal Kraft

Photographers of all levels are finding the Internet an excellent tool for getting their work noticed.  It doesn’t matter if the photographer is just trying to show off images to friends and family or are struggling to get discovered, no one should ignore using the tools of technology.

Creating a website or better yet, a blog reaches a larger audience than sitting in a tent at the local art show.  Utilizing the many online tools will help expose one’s work in ways far beyond our neighborhood. As an added bonus Internet marketing is relatively inexpensive if not downright cheap!

If you aren’t on the Internet you don’t exist!

This presentation will be an overview of the possibilities for promoting yourself on the web.  Kristal will demonstrate how easy it is to set up a WordPress blog to publish your work.  If one can type, even if that’s only a “hunt and peck” one can create a presence on the web.

Other points covered:

  • Social media usage, cutting through the hype of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr
  • Why Google loves blogs
  • Why Average Joe loves blogs
  • What do you need to get online and how much does it cost?
  • Photography specific hosts
  • Keywords and why they are important
  • Protecting your work

Come learn how to expand your digital footprint and get your questions answered.  By the end of the evening you will be ready to upload photos to the Read Write Web!

About the photo…Kristal has some swag to give away from Zenfolio, 3 T-shirts!

Kristal Kraft is no stranger to the Internet.  As a Denver Real Estate Broker and website pioneer, Kristal taught herself to build and publish a business website in 1997.  Since then that site has received national recognition and maintains favor in the eyes of Google as it is typically on the first page for Denver Real Estate and Relocation.



President’s Corner

As we approach Summer it is hard to not get out and take some great photos especially since we live the most scenic place in the world.
Check out the Photo Show book for some inspiration for your images as a lot of these were shoot in and around our great state.

Click here to view online
Also we are doing some Photojournalism for the City again this year so check out the events and let us know if you would like to help out Filed Under: President's Corner Tagged With: , ,

Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale – Call for Entry

Call for Entries:
The Ninth Annual Lone Tree Photographic Art Show and Sale presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photography Club. This juried exhibition runs from April 16 to May 8, 2011 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel, 9808 Sunningdale Boulevard, Lone Tree, Colorado.

Venusian Garden, Bruce Norman 

2011 Honorable Mention Special Effects Color

Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale Call for Entry
Photographers are encouraged to submit up to three images by Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Entry is open to the general public. Entries cannot have appeared in a previous Lone Tree Photography Show. Entries may be submitted online or mailed on a CD with a completed prospectus to 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 100, Lone Tree, CO, 80124. Please visit for more details, online forms and frequently asked questions.


  • Color: Single photo taken as a color image with minor adjustments to the original.
  • Monochrome: Single photo taken as or converted to a monochrome image with minor adjustments to the original.
  • Special Effects Color: Single or group of color photo(s) significantly adjusted for obvious special effects.
  • Special Effects Monochrome: Single or group of monochrome photo(s) significantly adjusted for obvious special effects.

Cash awards are estimated at $4,000. New in 2011, Best in Show winner will receive 30 days of gallery space for up to 10 images at the Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel once the Photo Show commences.

Exploring the Light
2011 Lone Tree Photographic Art Show & Sale book for purchase. With permission by artists, accepted images will be printed in an online book with photographer and image information. The book will be printed and mailed with each order.

Jeff Johnson has been a professional photographer for over 33 years. He earned the PPA Degrees of Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer. Jeff was also honored with three Fellowship Degrees from the Professional Photographers of Colorado. Visit Jeff’s fine art web sites at, and


  • March 4 Entries Due
  • March 18 Acceptance notification
  • April 14 Images Delivered (3:00am-6:00pm)
  • April 16-May 8 Show Dates
  • April 16 Opening Reception (4:00pm-6:00pm)
  • May 8 Close of Show
  • May 9 Images picked up by artists and buyers (3:00pm-6:00pm)
Real Cowboy, Tony Bruguiere 

2011 Honorable Mention Color

Digital Printing Seminar Presented by Author & Nature Photographer Nat Coalson

Author and Nature Photographer Nat CoalsonGreat photographs aren’t truly finished until they’re printed. For generations of photographers, the final print has been the culmination of the creative process and the ultimate expression of the artist. And in our age of digital photography and imaging, everyone can make make prints of their photographs easily and inexpensively.

Unfortunately, many photographers don’t make prints of their photos because they lack knowledge or confidence. Have you resisted printing your work because you don’t know where to start, had prints made by a lab and been disappointed with inferior results, or tried doing it yourself only to find it a frustrating waste of time and money?

Join us for a special presentation by photographer, master printer and Adobe Certified Expert Nat Coalson, who will demystify the process of digital printing and give you the knowledge and confidence to print your work like a pro. Whether you work with a print lab or make your own prints, this three-hour seminar will give you the information you need to get exceptional results.

Nat will demonstrate the state-of-the-art in fine art inkjet printing systems with the brand new Epson Stylus Pro 4900, one of Epson’s latest generation of printers capable of incredible detail, accurate, vibrant color and gorgeous black and white prints, too. You will also see demonstrations of color management solutions from X-Rite, including the ColorMunki.

Nat Coalson Demonstrates how to print fabulous images on the Epson 4900You’ll learn all about the modern digital printing workflow, including:
– Correctly calibrating your display
– Using ICC profiles
– Choosing the best paper for each image
– Soft proofing
– Printing from Lightroom and Photoshop
– Making black-and-white prints from color originals
– Preparing files for printing at a lab
– Archival considerations
– Coating, laminating, handling and storing prints
… and more!

For additional information visit Photographer & Author Nat Coalson’s Blog

This seminar is sponsored by Lone Tree Photo Club and and being offered exclusively to members of Denver area camera clubs. Space is extremely limited and advance registration is required. The cost of the seminar is only $49 per person. Regardless of the kinds of photography you do, if you’re ready to take your work to the next  level and start producing beautiful prints, you owe it to yourself to attend this seminar!

Mark Your Calendar ~ Doors Open Denver 2011

Doors Open  Denver, is a wonderful annual event where citizens are invited to roam around buildings in Denver that aren’t normally open to them.  This year the event boasts more than 70 sites in and around Denver.

The weekend is entirely FREE.  As photographers it is an opportunity to tour Denver’s architectural beauties.  Tour guides offer specialized tours lead by experienced members of the community.

Each year there is a photography contest that goes along with the tour so be sure to mark your calendar now!
Categories for the photos are:

  • Interiors
  • Exteriors
  • Building Details
  • People & Architecture
  • People’s Choice (based on popular vote on the website

Open Denver Photography Contest can be found at Denver Arts Interactive (note they haven’t updated their website for the 2011 rules yet).

Doors Open Denver

Doors Open Denver Sites

Call For Entries ~ Black and White

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins has sent out a Call for Entries of Black and White.  The Deadline is April 5, 2011.

All Black and White Photography is welcome, as is traditional, digital, and toned black and white images.  All subjects are eligible.

For complete information, visit the Center for Fine Art Photography website.

(Photo credit iStockPhoto)

Panoramic Photography ~ Call For Entries

Attention Panoramic Photographers!

Epson is sponsoring the largest and most important (their words!) competition for panoramic photography.  There’s a combined pool of $25,000 in cash and prizes!

Entries are open until April 15th, 2011 (easy to remember, something else has a deadline that day).  Complete information can be found on their site.

This information presented for our attention by Bruce Ryman. Thanks!

Call for Entries ~ Center Forward 2011

The Center for Fine Art Photography Exhibition is calling for entries. The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.  The Center invites images in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Entries are due by February 23, 2011.  For complete information, please visit the Center Forward Info page.

Hope to see LTPC members participating at this event!

Insight for Submitting Images for Competition ~ Greg Cradick

Please come join us as artists and photographer Greg Cradick discusses the in’s and outs of submitting images for juried shows. Technical considerations like image preparation, file size, color spaces, file types and resolution will all be covered. In addition he will talk a little about the jurying process and the different methods by which artworks are select for exhibitions.

Over the past 20 years Greg Cradick has been making a living in the arts. Early on in his career he made his mark as a lighting designer for theatrical productions and dance, then had numerous exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Photography and Printmaking he began teaching photography in Denver, Colorado. At Working with Artists, Greg has taught over 2,500 students in more than 250 different photographic workshops on over 30 subjects. For four years Greg was the Executive Director of Working with Artists, a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization.

Greg has been included in over 50 solo & group art exhibitions all over the country. He regularly gives lectures at museums and art institutions around Colorado, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver MCA, RedLine, the Center for Fine Art Photography and more. He regularly juries and curates regional photographic exhibitions in the rocky mountain region.

Protraits & weddings

Fine Art

Rescheduled! ~ Field Trip ~ Butterfly Pavilion

Field Trip

Special Photographer Session

Butterfly Pavilion
6252 W. 104th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80020

February 1, 2011

February 15, 2011

Conservatory opens doors at 7:45

Cost $15 (advance payment only)

RSVP and More Info here