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Dan Ballard Guest Speaker, Year End Contest & Pizza Party

Year End Pizza Party with Dan Ballard, Photo Contest with Door Prizes and Cash Prizes

Now that the holidays are almost behind us, it's time to finish off 2012 with a Meetup where we can enjoy meeting new and old friends. We tried to do this in December, but was met with a resounding "no!" So instead, We've gone back to the drawing board and came up with a plan that will be more appealing to everyone!

First we are so excited to welcome Dan Ballard of Dan Ballard Photography as our Guest Speaker and Year End Photo Contest Judge. Dan is no stranger to photography. Here are a few words from his bio:

Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops, and just returned from speaking in Moscow. Dan is an entertaining and accomplished public speaker and receives rave reviews from audiences. He considers teaching photography to be his main passion in life, preceded only by photography itself.


Dan has visited over 50 countries on five continents around the globe, and his work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry. Dan's images have been on display around the U.S. in museums and galleries, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is proud to be on the Mpix, Zenfolio and BlackRapid Pro Teams, and to have strong working relationships with the most trusted names in photography, including SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Nik Software, and Really Right Stuff. His images have been published in magazines and calendars worldwide, and he has won or been a finalist in numerous prestigious competitions. Large, framed prints of his work can be found at stores around the country. Dan’s image ”Let ‘er Fly” was recently featured in a Smithsonian Channel episode on what makes an award-winning image.


Dan will be bringing prizes $300 worth to present to some lucky winners:

• $170 Think Tank Bag
• Two (one prize each) Black Rapid straps

This event is open to everyone in the Front Range Photography Group.

Dan will be judging and critiquing the entries for "Our Best of 2012 Contest". (See rules for entering contest below)

Our Best of 2012 Contest Rules

• Contest is open to all who have paid the $10/fee for the monthly contest.
• Images must be taken by you during the year of 2012.
• Entries can be new or those that were entered in the monthly contest
• Entries should not be visibly signed on the front.


To enter


* No more than Three images per member ~ Your very best! (We upped this number as we discovered previous rules allowed for 3 images, not one.)

• Images should be 1024 pixels on longest side
• Jpg format
• File should include name of image & your name. i.e. MyBeautifulImage-SusieQue.jpg
• Send images via email to: [masked]
• Deadline January 8 midnight MST
***Must be present to win!***

Prizes
• 1st Place $75
• 2nd Place $60
• 3rd Place $40

In addition to the Year End Contest, Prizes for the Monthly Contest will be awarded. If you are one of the winners, please be sure to attend!

Dinner $7.00 (paid at time of RSVP)

For dinner we will be having Pizza and soft drinks delivered.

In Summary we have a night of:

• Dinner (no cooking for you!)
• World Famous Photographer Speaker
• Photo Contest with Prize$
• Prizes awarded for monthly contest

• Door Prizes
• An evening of fun!

Are you in? RSVP now!

Venue is compliments of ParkPlace Denver ~ Brookdale Senior Living

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  • A former member
    A former member

    really enjoyed friday night thank you for putting it on

    January 14, 2013

  • Emelyn M.

    I am now even more excited about my upcoming workshop with Dan!

    January 12, 2013

  • Teri V.

    Thanks to everyone who came out last night, we had an amazing turnout! Dan Ballard was an inspiring speaker, full of not only inspiration, but encouraging insight on how we can become better photographers! New Year, New Monthly Contests...looking forward to seeing everyone's work this year! And a 2013 Year End Party twice the size as last night!

    January 12, 2013

  • C. V.

    Informative and inspiring - as always

    January 12, 2013

  • Gwen P.

    What a wonderful evening, Dan Ballard was full of great insight on how to make better photographs. I may even be out in the cold shooting this morning.

    January 12, 2013

  • John K.

    Dan is very inspiring, motivational, and dynamic speaker, that is passionate to teach others what he has learned.

    January 12, 2013

  • stan

    As always, great speaker, dynamic, entertaining, smart and I always learn.

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome speaker! I really enjoyed the show and tell of his progress and process as an artist and appreciated the wisdom he shared on how to become a better photographer. It was also great learning from his constructive criticisms of some of the best photos that have been shared by members. Great facility! Thanks Kristal for all your hard work in putting this evening together!

    January 12, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    Dan did an amazing job of both presenting an inspiring lecture and judging the Year End Contest. I learned so much from his candid evaluations of the images. Can't wait to put what I learned into practice!

    January 11, 2013

  • Bruce T.

    Good presentation with great photos and some good tips regarding capture of images.

    January 11, 2013

  • Brad M.

    Sorry I couldn't make it. The roads were just to bad. Multiple problems along Parker road. I hope everyone had a great time

    January 11, 2013

  • Gwen P.

    If anyone one from the Ken Caryl Ave and Pierce St. would like to carpool withme, let me know ASAP.

    January 11, 2013

  • Eric

    Even though I am not eligible for the photo contest, I am looking forward to this meetup.

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • John K.

    If anyone is wanting to car pool I will be traveling from Golden on 6th Ave. Have space for two.

    January 8, 2013

    • John K.

      Yes she is welcome. Heidi, Robbi, and Stan are with me leaving Golden at 6:15. And my car will be full.

      January 9, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Don't try doing a u-turn when there's snow obscuring the depth of the ditch. Trust me on this! :)

      January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this the rescheduling of the event that was scheduled for last month?

    January 9, 2013

    • Kristal K.

      Yes this is the reschuled event. Your money was refunded for last month's cancelled event.

      January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was? I didnt notice that. I thought it just went to this one. K guess Ill repay thanks

      January 9, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    Parking is available on the street around this venue.

    December 30, 2012

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