Metro area photographers meet


In 1952, a group of area photographers, who wanted to talk shop with kindred souls, met and formed the Englewood Camera Club. Meeting formats and locations have changed over the years and membership has broadened across the metro area, but the club still meets monthly, according to 2013 president Steve Johnson.

Members vary from seasoned photographers, willing to share expertise, to members new to the hobby.

Each meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (Feb. 12 is next), features a speaker and an in-house photo contest in three categories, with a different subject each meeting.

The group meets at the Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 S. Quebec. Prospective members are welcome.

Programs include workshops and presentations by professional photographers. On Feb. 12, Terry Mieger, president of the Aurora Society of Photographers, will talk about Topaz, “a popular and affordable set of editing plug-ins,” according to Johnson.

Mieger is a Denver native and retired educator who began photographing nature in the 1950s. He teaches PhotoShop, Adobe Lightroom 4, Aperture 3 and architectural subjects and is a teacher with the Colorado Council of Camera Clubs. His own work has evolved from Nature and Wildlife to fine art, “focusing on perception of reality and the abstract,” he said. He “finds the digital revolution inspiring, opening up a whole new dimension of artistic use of photography.”

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