What is your level of photographic experience (beginner, amateur, pro)?
What types of photography do you enjoy (landscape, portrait, sports, macro, etc.)?
What subjects would you like to learn about (basic photo skills, portraiture, printing, Photoshop, color management, etc.)? If you have a particular skill and would like to offer a workshop to help others learn, please let us know.
What types of group activities would you like to see offered (hikes, model shoots, trips to urban or rural destinations, etc.)?
The Colorado Photography Learning Group (CPLG) provides an open, friendly learning environment for photographers, from beginners to experts, through classes, workshops, lectures and location shoots.
CPLG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit operating under the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Our mission is to create positive experiences and enhance people’s lives through photography with classes, workshops and trips to inspirational destinations. Visit http://goo.gl/D0iUh9 to make a tax-deductible donation to support our youth programs, help with our efforts to make photography more accessible to those with disabilities and create more affordable learning experiences for members.
CPLG was started by Colorado Springs photographer, Mike Pach, in August of 2010 and has grown to include chapters in Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo. The group currently has 1,850 members and is well on its way to becoming the premier Colorado location for photography-related learning due to the quality and integrity of its organizers, instructors and members.
CPLG is the only group in the area that has worked with some of the top photographers in the industry through Canon’s Explorers of Light program, including George Lepp, Hanson Fong and Rick Sammon. We are committed to helping those in the community improve their skills and increase their appreciation of this art form while having fun and making friends along the way.
CPLG consists of and is lead by members of all experience levels, from working professionals to beginners, and includes a tremendous amount of talented individuals who are willing to share their knowledge with others. We encourage anyone with an interest in photography to join and will welcome you regardless of your skill level.
Membership is FREE, and members are offered discounts on various products that our sponsors offer. We occasionally have FREE giveaways at our events. Some of the classes hosted are fee-based, but we offer plenty of free workshops and photo shoots to our members and their guests.