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The Southwest Photo Club was founded in 2006 as an educational community photo club located in Littleton, Colorado. We have monthly meetings and/or events that feature highly-regarded local photographers who present on specific topics of interest based upon our member’s requests.

We encourage our members to share their photos, not for competition, but to help each other learn and grow as photographers. Each month there is a photo assignment intended to challenge our members to take images of a specific subject, or topic, to stretch their photographic talents. These are then presented at our monthly meetings.

Our club is cool! Guests are welcome to attend two club events or meetings at no charge. Like us? Then join us! Dues are only $20 for singles and $35 for a couple (due annually in January). For those who join after September 30th, dues are $10 for the remainder of the year. Additional member benefits include the availability of a monitor calibrator, a sensor cleaning kit, and a mat cutter available for members to check out for short time loan.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Hidden Camera Features with Joe Klocek

Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

Many of us use our DSLRs without knowing all of the powerful tools that are right underneath our fingertips. There are a plethora of settings that can completely change the mood, feel, and quality of our images. Join us as we dig deep into the many possibilities that our camera's settings have to offer. About our speaker: Joe Klocek is a photographer, instructor, lecturer, and studio consultant in Denver. He teaches for Mike’s Camera on a variety of subjects, wrote the instructional guide, “Macro Photography: Zero to Sixty”, and runs the business and website Camera Lessons Online, in his free time. PHOTO SUBMISSION ASSIGNMENT: Landscapes. Submit 3 shots taken within the past three months. Please upload before July 10th, 2019 (Web link will close on this date at midnight).*** SEE SUBMISSION SPECS BEFORE UPLOADING on our website www.swphotoclub.com.

Bugs ~ A Macro Photography field trip!

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

During this field trip we will practice composition techniques using various camera angles and settings. Beginners to experts are welcome. Bring a DSLR camera, preferably with a macro lens. NO CAMERA PHONES for this particular event, sorry. Recommended equipment: External or ring flash, monopod, and garden knee pad. A Tripod might slow you down, bugs move a lot. Meet at the visitor center patio. $5.00 per car, or DBG annual pass required and you must be an SWPC annual member to attend. We will explore multiple flower gardens, searching for bugs, aka earth alien, to photograph. Please RSVP via on Meetup only to attend. If rain or extreme winds occur, this event will be canceled. Check our Facebook group or Meetup before you leave that morning to make sure it is still a go.

Hummingbird Photography Field Trip

Audubon Center at Chatfield

Have you ever tried to take photos of hummingbirds before? It sure can be challenging to get them in focus! During this field trip, we will concentrate on shutter speed and other techniques to try to achieve the clearest images possible. This is a great exercise to master photographing fast-moving objects! Please bring a DSLR camera, preferably with a telephoto lens of[masked]mm. NO CAMERA PHONES for this particular event, sorry. Meet at the Discovery Pavilion at Audubon in front of the brick house. The parking lot is just north of the Waterton Canyon Parking lot. Please RSVP via this Meetup only. It is a free event but is limited to 12 club members only. If rain or extreme winds occur, this event will be canceled. Please check our Facebook group or Meetup before you leave that morning to make sure it is still a go.

BBQ Picnic in a Cave - Outdoor Portraiture

Colorow Cave, Morrison, Co.

Please join us for our annual picnic and shoot in Colorow Cave! To start out, we will take advantage of the beautiful natural setting in and around the cave to try our hand at outdoor portraiture. Several "shooting stations" will be set up where we will trade places shooting and modeling. To participate, please bring your camera, tripod, and external flash. We will also brainstorm for 2020 lectures/program ideas. Please come with a few ideas. SW Photo Club will provide hamburgers, brats, buns, and paper products. Please bring an appetizer, main dish, salad, veggie, or dessert dish that will serve up to 8 people.

Past events (76)

Landscape Photography & Composition

Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

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