Upcoming Photography Club Activities

Chaco Phenomenon
Milky Way above Chaco Canyon © Andy Butler

Here are some of the activities we are planning this spring and summer for the Photography Club:

April 11: For our monthly meeting, Doug Coombs (http://www.dougsview.com/) will give us a presentation on tips for using Adobe Lightroom’s library module to import and organize photos on your computer.

May 9: Andy Butler will discuss techniques for night sky photography, particularly Milky Way photography. Later in the season, we plan to have a club outing to do this type of photography.

June 13: Randy McCormick will give a program “Sea to Summit—we’re all connected,” a photographic journey to the western Everglades on the southwest coast of Florida. If we look closely, we can see that many of the fundamental characteristics that underlie intact natural ecosystems are similar and can be experienced everywhere, whether in Florida or along the Continental Divide

Watch for our upcoming digital photo contest. We will officially announce the contest and rules by early summer, with submission around the first of August and display of the winners and other entrees at our September meeting.

Outings that we are working on include a photo shoot of the Cumbres & Toltec rail yard, a trip to the ghost town of Summitville and one or more summer outings for mountain scenery and wildflowers. Ideas for outings are always welcome!

Outing to Aztec Ruins and Ansel Adams Exhibit

Aztec Ruins National Monument and Ansel Adams exhibit outing, March 4 Continue reading “Outing to Aztec Ruins and Ansel Adams Exhibit”

Pagosa Springs Photography Club Photo Print Exhibit

October 2 through October 30, 2015

Location: Pagosa Photography Studio and Gallery, 480 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Purpose: Members have opportunity to display their own work, without filter by juried process.


• October 2 – October 30, 2015

• Sept 28 – 29: Drop-off the photos at Gallery not later than 4:00 PM each day. Prints must be accompanied by completed Entry Forms and Entry fees (check or cash).

• Sept 30 – Oct 1: Gallery preparation. Photos arranged for display.

• Oct 2: Opening reception, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, refreshments provided by club/gallery.

• Oct 30: Final day of Exhibit

• Oct 31: Artists must pick up their prints between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Exhibit Requirements:

• Prints will not be subjected to a juried process prior to display.

• Prints may include color, black and white or sepia, framed and matted prints (plain black frame with white or off-white matting, no colored matting), canvas prints, “thin” wraps, or metallic prints. Prints must be completely ready for hanging, with picture wire firmly attached to the print/frame. No clip frames.

• Up to 4 prints may be submitted per exhibitor.

• Minimum print size 8” x 10”. No maximum frame/print size is specified beyond a “reasonable” size with respect to other prints. However, final acceptance will be governed by existing gallery space.

• Prints purchased during the exhibit must remain until the exhibit closes, unless the buyer lives out of town.

• The Club presidency reserves the right to exclude a print not considered to represent club artistic standards.

Entry Eligibility:

• Current Club members: maximum of 4 prints @ $5 each

• Non-Club Members: maximum of 4 prints @ $15 each.

• Fee is payable at time of drop-off at gallery.


• Any sales transaction will take place entirely between the artist and the buyer.

• There will be a 30% Gallery Commission on each sale.

Entry Forms will be available at our Weekly Klatsch meetings, and at our September Monthly Meeting. Forms can also be emailed on request to Steve Merchant.

May Club Meeting

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Quality Resort. Join us for socializing at 6:00 PM (drinks and appetizers are available for purchase), followed by the program and short business meeting at 6:30 PM. The business meeting will include election of club officers for the 2015-2016 club year. The Photography Club will continue to meet the second Wednesday of each month year around at 6:00 PM at the Quality Resort.

The May program will be devoted to an appreciation of member’s work. Members are encouraged to bring 15-20 photographs of recent photo opportunities on a flash drive or CD, for review and discussion. In addition, members may identify up to three of their photographs to be voted on at the end of the program. Best-of-the-program will be selected by attendees as well as two runners-up. Balloting will be anonymous.

Photography enthusiasts at all levels of ability are invited to attend Club meetings at no charge for the first meeting. If interested, you are invited to join for annual dues of $25 for individuals, $35 for a family membership, and $10 for a student membership.

Membership dues will be payable at this meeting for the 2015-2016 club year.

Photography Club Exhibit!

Mark the date!!! Saturday, November 22, 2014 will be our Photography Club Fall Exhibit to be held at the Aspen Room of the Quality Resort from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

This day is set aside for you to display your photographs and tell stories through your images. To sell a print would be the “icing on the cake”, however, the real purpose is to expose your talents & mingle with the public. Remember, this is a no cost to you event and a great time to meet and mingle with your friends, the residents of Pagosa Springs, and visitors coming into town for the upcoming holiday.

Tables (20″x70″ &/or 30″x70″) can be supplied, if needed.

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