Pagosa is My Name

Darryl Saffer in the Field

The September Pagosa Springs Photography Club meeting will be on Wednesday, September 8 at 6:30 PM, MDT. This will be a hybrid meeting, held both in person at the Community United Methodist Church, or by Zoom for those who can’t attend in person. Our featured speaker this month is Darryl Saffer. Darryl will screen his recent short video Pagosa is My Name. He will discuss the creative process that went into filming and producing the movie, as well as some of the behind the scenes steps for preparation of still photos for use in a film. 

Darryl Saffer is an accomplished filmmaker, photographer, and composer living in Pagosa Springs, CO. His films focus primarily on the environment and natural history. Darryl studied and taught classical composition with the goal of composing film music. However, he became so interested in the process of filmmaking the he began shooting his own films of his favorite subject – nature. Among his credits, Darryl composed the soundtrack and edited the video (live action and animation) for the Jane  Goodall environmental adventure CD-ROM Jubilee’s Journey. He also documented a botanical expedition in the cloud forest of Venezuela, and produced the CD-ROM Tales Of Titans – The Amorphophallus titanum in North America. His film, Myakka River State Park is part of the permanent exhibit at the South Florida Museum.  Saffer produced, photographed and edited the Education Channel’s award-winning programs for the Florida Field Journal. 

Recently, Darryl has finished the latest film in his series with Stig Dalstrom (AKA the Wild Orchid Man). The film, Wild Orchid Man: Search for the Queen of Sheba has premiered in Australia and is doing quite well, and will premiere in the USA next January in Florida. Together with Dalstrom, he is already working on the next film in the series,  Wild Orchid Man On The Rocks, set here in the Colorado Rockies.

In addition to his videos, Darryl’s still photography is available at Getty iStock. For more information about Darryl’s videos and photos, see his website, The Field Journal .

Following Darryl’s presentation, Club members may share up to five images each for discussion with the group. Club members will receive an email with the Zoom link. Others who are interested in watching May contact Andy Butler at  for the link. 

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography.  The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. Membership is just $25/calendar year for individuals and $35 for families. Non-members are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about the club. For membership information visit our website at .

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