What we're about

Welcome to the Denver See Like a Photographer group!

This group, which was originally started by Erik Holladay, has been transferred to Bryan Lopez and Dale Ralph effective October 2021.

This group is all about photographers helping photographers. Everyone is welcome to join. There are many other groups, clubs and resources available that cover the basics. Therefore, the content of this group will be tailored more toward intermediate to advanced photographers. Events and subjects to be covered within this group will be determined by the members as this group belongs to the membership, and we want an open flow of information and ideas.

We are all artists and creators and see the world differently. Come with an open mind and the desire to learn. We welcome all types of photography. Activities include, but are not limited to monthly critique sessions, in-person meetup activities, classes and mentoring.

There are associated costs with running this Meetup group. One of our goals is to keep member costs to the minimum needed to cover hard costs. We are going to initially charge annual dues in the amount of $10 per year. We are also asking members, where possible, to contribute their expertise in one or more photo-related subjects once a year by:

Running an event

Leading a class

Mentoring members

Providing tips, etc.

Other than recovering Meetup costs, we expect all activities to be free for all members. We may occasionally hold an event at a location that charges admission. In this case, each member will be responsible for their own cost of admission.

This is a friendly and open place to improve your photography and post-processing skills while helping and encouraging others to improve their craft.

Questions? Message us or email us at denverseelikeaphotographer@outlook.com

See you soon!

Bryan Lopez and Dale Ralph

Upcoming events (4+)

Photograph International Ice Sculptures in Breckenridge

Creativity Lab

Please join Jerry Stachowski on Tuesday, January 31, at noon in Breckenridge to photograph the snow sculptures. The judging takes place on the 27th of January so participating photographers will have an opportunity to photograph the completed sculptures including the winners.

Members who wish to carpool from Denver can meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Mile Hi Church at the corner of Alameda and Garrison. Please park in the lot in the area closest to Garrison across from the small strip retail area on Garrison at Alameda. This plaza has a coffee shop. All passengers in a carpool car are asked to provide the driver with $3 for gas and to split the parking fees. Folks wishing to drive a carpool car and those who wish to be a passenger are asked to let folks know on this site so we assess the number of drivers as well as passengers.

Further information regarding the event can be found at
https://gobreck.com/event/international-snow-sculpture-championships. The F-Lot is suggested for folks parking in Breckenridge as you won't have to walk too far to the sculptures.

In Breckenridge we will meet at the Riverwalk Center, which is in where the Ice Sculptures are. The good news is that there are restrooms in the building.

One thing Jerry has learned about photographing this event is that wide angle lenses are good for shooting the sculptures. Sometimes the crowds get in the way, and photographers can get close to the fences and get good shots.

Monthly Interactive Photo Critique

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Join us for our monthly critique session with Bryan Lopez and fellow photographers. These reviews are positive in nature and include friendly and helpful suggestions and comments as well as live application of suggested changes. The purpose of these sessions is to help us all improve our photography, and gives the photographer the opportunity to see what suggested changes would look like on their photo. The style and depth of the review is totally up to the submitting photographer.

Frozen Dead Guy Festival - It's Back in Estes Park

Estes Park

Earlier Nederland cancelled this event. However, Estes Park has taken it up so it will take place as originally scheduled on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Only the location has changed. I don't have details yet, but will post them here as I learn more. I'm posting this now so you can mark your calendar.

Independence Pass Star Shoot

Needs a location

This is set up as a place holder. Specific times and location details (as well as carpool and/or local hotels for those who wish to stay in the area) will be posted as we get closer to the date in 2023.

Jerry Stachowski has generously agreed to be our host and guide to shooting the Milky Way and stars. Stay tuned for more information.


Past events (214)

Botanic Gardens

Needs a location