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Black Forest Burn Scar Landscape/Journalism­

Come join Charlie on Saturday the 7th for a rare opportunity to photograph in the the Black Forest Burn.

This opportunity is brought to us by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI), a local non-profit dedicated to ecological restoration, trail restoration, and research and education on environmental stewardship. RMFI is leading a crew to restore the area and to minimize the environmental impacts of the Black Forest Fire through water shed restoration.

Access to this area is highly restricted, so this is a wonderful opportunity. This meetup will be focused on capturing the rebirth of the ecology of the Black Forest, the work of the RMFI staff and volunteers, and the impact that their work has on our local environment and safety.

This meetup is part of an on-going series of meetups designed to grant access to Colorado Springs photographers to the burn area and other RMFI project sites such as the Garden of the Gods. Sometime in October, RMFI will be partnering with the Colorado Springs Creative Photography Group on an annual photography exhibit and contest to feature landscapes, themes of rebirth, the intertwined human/nature connection, and photojournalism pieces that accurately and evocatively depict the impact of ecological restoration projects such as the ones that RMFI leads.

This meetup is restricted to a small group of four photographers, so RSVP quickly!

We are seeking a certain kind of photographer for these projects. Not just photographers with talent, a good eye or with drive and determination-- but photographers who want to use visual arts to make a difference in their community. This is an absolute tremendous opportunity for photographers who believe in the power of photography to make a difference in peoples lives and their community.

This is a 'community minded' project and it is implied and expected that photographers grant RMFI the use of your photos to help promote the work of their projects.

The opportunities are rare and wonderful and we are looking for a few photographers up for the challenge.

Directions and logistical details will be emailed to those that RSVP.  Please be be prepared to hike a steep hill.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great meetup!!

    September 6, 2013

  • Arnett L.

    It was awesome as usual! Thank you for the opportunity. Great job Charlie.

    September 6, 2013

  • walt p.

    Crap!! Thursday I get called for a mandatory meeting on Friday at 0930!! Can't make this shoot. That's two I've missed.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spending two weeks on the coast of Rhode Island, Newport, New York City, Boston - WOW!! actually not sorry at all having a fabulous time

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this on Friday or Saturday? And is there an option to come for part of the day? I'd to get on the wait list depending.. thanks so much!

    September 5, 2013

    • Sondra M.

      Hi Abby, it is tomorrow - Friday. Although I haven't been out at the Black Forest with RMFI, the prior one was a full day.

      September 5, 2013

  • Bridget

    Since, I was able to obtain a spot on the September 13th meetup I'm going to release my space on this one so someone else on the wait list can go.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New meeting place and time: TIME: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

    MEETING PLACE: Black Forest Regional Park, Main Parking Lot, Milam Road just north of Shoup Road

    September 4, 2013

  • James H.

    Unfortunately I'll be heading out of town earlier than expected so I will have to cancel.

    September 3, 2013

  • Codi W.

    Have a family emergency and no longer can make it. Hoping to make it to the next one.

    September 1, 2013

    • Sondra M.

      Codi, I'm going to miss my partner.... I'll see you at the next one.

      September 3, 2013

  • Katie

    Well, i'm not able to get off work for this one. :(

    September 3, 2013

    • Sondra M.

      Darn, I'm going to miss you and Codi.

      September 3, 2013

  • Peter Z.

    I have caught something...flu, cold, who knows. Wanted to let you know so someone can else can go. Sorry

    September 1, 2013

  • Curtis L.

    Looking forward to it.

    September 1, 2013

  • Bonnie Ann S.

    With 7 people on waiting list and my reacting to some new medicine, it seemed better to let someone else go. I WILL make it one of these days!

    September 1, 2013

    • Sondra M.

      Bonnie, I'm sorry that you are not going to be able to make this one. I hope that you get to feeling better.

      September 1, 2013

  • James H.

    Okay everyone, the 6th is my birthday. I expect presents from everyone attending! ;-)

    August 16, 2013

    • Katie

      Hey, that's my birthday too!

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Curtis L.

    i am available for a friday shoot

    August 14, 2013

  • Don S.

    I can definitely make it Friday Sept 6 if a spot opens up.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was the 7th.

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make the 6th either. I thought it was the 7th.

    August 14, 2013

  • Katie

    I don't know that I'll be able to make it either if it's on the 6th. I work during the day.

    August 14, 2013

  • Lindy W.

    Sorry - can't make it on the 6th.

    August 14, 2013

  • Curtis L.

    Why is there a wait list already if you can't RSVP yet? I saw this earlier and saw the RSVP date so I waited.

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      An email went out this afternoon opening it up- you should have got it. Do you have your email turned off?

      August 10, 2013

  • Pamela F.

    Is it possible to be able to be accepted before the set RSVP time, by accepting early? I am new with this group,

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like your in w/ a plus one.

      August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did this on my own though posted a thumbnail of what I shot!

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I used the smallest format and quality as I don't have it watermarked & Charlie, we know that's not always wise for a professional! LOL

      August 10, 2013

  • Rob K.

    This is the type of photography I most enjoy so please add me to the list when the RSVP's open.

    August 10, 2013

12 went

  • walt p.
    (1 no-show),
    Event Host
  • Rob K.
    A Donor
  • Sondra M.
    Co-Organizer
  • Curtis L.
    2015 Student Scholarship Donor
  • Ken C.
    2014 'Early Bird' Donor, Co-Organizer
  • Pamela F. +1
    2015 Student Scholarship Donor
  • Arnett L.
    2014 Student Scholarship Supporter, Co-Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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