Enchanted Lens Camera Club

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October's Speaker Moose Peterson

 Moose Peterson
The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

Our feathered friends bring so much joy with their very existence! Their diversity in size, shape, form, color and life is often hard to all take in as they do nothing more then go about their daily lives. And for photographers and birders, they bring us a challenge that few other subjects come close to doing. How do you find them or how do you get close or how about figuring out who they are or what they will do next? And the real big question, how to you make that photograph that brings back all the wonders that is, a bird? Come with me as we look at all of this and we put answers to these questions so you can improve your photography!

More about our guesst speaker: Moose Peterson

September's Judge: Glenn Randall


Glenn Randall was a full-time photographer, writer, and instructor for 44 years. Now retired from teaching workshops, he is still shooting his own images, writing magazine articles and books, and offering prints for sale through his website, www.glennrandall.com. Over 2,000 of his photographs have been published, including 89 covers, and he’s sold over 10,000 prints. Rocky Nook published the second edition of his book The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography in spring 2020. It will publish the second edition of his book Dusk to Dawn: a Guide to Landscape Photography at Night in spring 2024. Farcountry Press published three books of his landscape photographs: Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions, Colorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Glenn had 28 feature articles published in Outdoor Photographer, where he was a contributing editor before the magazine ceased publication.

To see Glenn’s photography, go to his website at www.glennrandall.com

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Monthly Speaker

Each month we feature someone who is an expert in some aspect of photography.

Monthly Photo Exhibition & Critique

For members only. your images will be critiqued and ribbons awarded by an experienced professional photographer or an advanced club member.

Casual Critique

Casual Critique provides an opportunity for members to have their photos critiqued by an expert.

Mid-Week Marauders

We meet monthly at a local photographically interesting spot. Enjoyable and also a way to learn from others. We usually grab a bite to eat after the shoot to discuss photography, etc.


Join us for a members only opportunity to improve your photography! For the beginner and the experienced photographer, our programs have something for everyone.

Our Meetings

Join us in September 2023 as we begin activities for our new 2023-2024 club year. Our monthly meetings, Speakers, Exhibitions, Casual Critique, and Mentorship are held via Zoom. Mid-Week Marauders are monthly outings.

To request information about attending any of our meetings, click at the bottom of this page to request more information.

Yearly membership dues are $50.00 for individuals and $75.00 for couples.

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is welcome to become a member.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Mentorship and Workshops
  • Monthly Local Photo Outings
  • Monthly Exhibition and Photo Critique
  • Communicating with Members via our Email List
  • Portfolio Project Participation

Schedule for 2023—2024

Monthly Speakers

September 7th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Greg Holden
Topic:  How To See In Black and White

October 5th
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Moose Peterson
Topic:  The Art and Craft of Bird Photography

November 2nd
(Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Matt Cohen
Topic: Nature and Wildlife

December 7th 
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Emily Mount
Topic: Photographing the Galapagos

January 4th
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Colleen Miniuk
Topic: TBD

February 1st
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: John Gilbert
Topic: Compositing

March 7th
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: Jim Nix
Topic: TBD

April 4th
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

May 2nd
Zoom Meeting @ 7 PM)
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD

June 8th
Speakers: Maria Baca/Helen Johnson
Topic: Portfolio Project Showcase Presentation

Exhibition Judges

September 21st @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Glenn Randall
Assigned Topic: LandscapesImages of the natural world, from intimate scenes to grand vistas, taken at any time of day or night, anywhere in the world. Evidence of people and/or man made objects should be minimal or absent.

October 19th @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Keith Bauer
Assigned Topic: NatureNature photography includes a wide range of photography devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, plants, close-ups of natural scenes, textures, and wildlife.
What’s Acceptable:
· Show what the scene was like when captured.
· Minor exposure adjustments, burning, dodging, or other simple post processing adjustments.
What’s Not Acceptable:
· Captive wildlife of any kind. Examples include birds from a hawks aloft shoot, birds from the falconer in San Antonio, animals in zoos, wolves from the wolf center in west Yellowstone.
· Using live bait of any kind to attract and photograph wildlife
· Using artificial calls to attract birds, mammals, etc.
· Removal of elements in the Image that alters what was really there. Examples include removing messy branches just to make the shot of a bird seem “clean”.
· Adding elements to an image that were not there when the image was captured. For landscape nature images that means things like sky replacements, added clouds, etc.
In summary, Nature photography is images captured in nature and presented for what was there.

November 16th @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Sean Neilson
Assigned Topic: Solitude

December 21st @ 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Jeanne Schnoor
Assigned Topic: Reflections

January 18th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: David Halpern
Assigned Topic:  Compelling Light: making even the mundane dramatic and convey emotion

February 15th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Ken Duckert
Assigned Topic:   Rust/Old Paint

March 21st  7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge:  TBD
Assigned Topic: TBD

April 18th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
Judge: Geraint Smith
Assigned Topic: Seeing the Unseen

June 13th 7 PM (Zoom Meeting)
End of Year Awards
Judges: TBD

Mentorship Topics

Focus on Post
Topic: Post Processing Techniques for Image Improvement
Mentor: Mike Stoy

Many photographers are good at composing and capturing digital photos
but struggle to turn their RAW files into exhibition worthy images. These classes
will be led by professional photographer and ELCC member Mike Stoy. Members
are invited to submit their processed images along with the original raw files. Mike will critique each selected image
and discuss in detail the post processing tools and steps that can be employed to
improve it. He will demonstrate those
steps live so you can follow the process used to achieve the end result. These classes will all be by Zoom.

Click here for information on the image
submittal and selection process.

Dates for Focus on Post Mentorship

All classes will be via Zoom from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, March19, 2024
Tuesday, April 16, 2024


Club Activities

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