What we’re about
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 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 2,500 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, Rick Sammon and Jennifer Wu. 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.
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The Colorado Photography Learning Group and its logo are trademarks registered with the Colorado Secretary of State. The CPLG logo has been registered with the US Copyright Office.
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- Photograph at Forney Museum of TransportationForney Museum of Transportation, Denver, CO
The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 800 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & diecast models, and vintage apparel. Collection highlights include the Union Pacific 'Big Boy' Steam Locomotive #4005, Amelia Earhart's 1923 Kissel 'Gold Bug', a Colorado & Southern Caboose, a 1923 Hispano-Suiza, a 1913-53 Indian Motorcycle Collection, a Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car, and more.
If we have 10 or more attendees we will be able to enter at the group rate of $15 regular adult and $12 for persons 65 and older. If we have less than 10 the fee will be a few dollars higher. To obtain the group rate we need to enter together and make a lump sum payment, so please bring cash to give to the leader, who will pay for the group.
A range of focal lengths will be useful to capture large vehicles as well as small details. Be prepared to shoot in low-light conditions. The museum allows photography only for personal use. Monopods are permitted but tripods are not.
The museum does not allow backpacks, bags, purses or food/drink on the exhibition floor; however, they do have freelockers. Parking is free in the museum lot.