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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 1,850 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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Próximos eventos (5+)

Learn Photoshop - Session 4 - Selection and Fix Tools

Manitou Art Center

45,00 US$

The objective of this class is to teach students how to use Photoshop's selection and fix tools. RSVP on Meetup or visit http://www.3peaksphoto.com/classes.html to register for multiple sessions. There is a discount for signing up for all 7 sessions in this series. In this session you will learn how to: Use the marquee, magic wand, quick selection, quick mask and other selection tools to isolate objects or areas of images. Use the spot healing brush, healing brush, clone stamp, patch, red eye and other fix tools to remove unwanted artifacts from images. Each student is given a collection of photographs that are used to demonstrate various tools. Everyone works together on the same photos as instruction is given in order to maximize the learning process. Cost = $45 You will need a laptop with the latest version of Photoshop CC, Camera Raw and Bridge (Photoshop Elements and Lightroom are not taught in this class). Use of a mouse is highly recommended. You can download a trial version of the program at www.adobe.com (http://www.adobe.com/). Students should also possess a strong set of basic computer skills. **I need to ask that students refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and scented lotions in class because I am allergic to those things. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.** Refunds are issued only if the class is cancelled.

Wolf Photography with the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (Morning)

Safeway Parking Lot

20,00 US$

Please note that there are two trips to the sanctuary on Nov. 2nd. One leaves Colorado Springs at 6 a.m. and the other leaves at 11 a.m. Please do not RSVP for both because these events tend to fill fast, and we want to give as many members as possible the chance to participate. If you cannot join us on this date, you can always make arrangements for a private tour. Mark Johnson of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation has been kind enough to host an excellent photographic opportunity for us. We will travel to Guffey to photograph the wolves and wolf/dog hybrids he cares for at his sanctuary. This is a fundraising event to help the sanctuary. All of the money collected, minus the PayPal fees will be donated directly to RMWF. If you would like to donate more than $20 you may do so on PayPal when you RSVP, on the RMWF website (www.rmwf.org) or in person. We will meet at Safeway at 6 a.m. to carpool to Guffey where we will gather at the Freshwater* restaurant for breakfast and a presentation by Mark at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is available for purchase. If you plan to have breakfast, please answer the question regarding that when you RSVP so I can give the Freshwater a head count. *Those of you who have visited RMWF with us in previous years know that we used to meet at the Bull Moose. The Bull Moose is closed, so we are meeting at the Freshwater, which is just down the street at 52 S. 8th Street. A breakfast buffet will be served, consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, French toast, coffee, tea and orange juice for $12 per person, plus tax and tip. Please let us know if you'll be having breakfast when you RSVP. After the presentation, Mark and his staff will guide us through the enclosures on the property that house the animals. It is recommended that you bring both a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, however, as an extra bonus, Marc Morris, our regional Tamron rep will be joining us with lenses to lend for free. There are no restrictions on how you can use the photographs that you take or the focal length of the lenses you use. At this time of year, the wolves will be sporting their new winter coats and the lighting will be ideal for photography. You can expect to interact with the animals. If you are allergic to dogs, interacting with the hybrids may be a concern, but interacting with the wolves should not cause any problems. Wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty or torn and do not wear open-toed shoes. To learn more about the sanctuary, visit Mark's site here: rmwf.org (http://www.rmwf.org/). You will find a map on the site to use if you chose not to carpool with us from Colorado Springs. If you plan to bring a guest or family member, please include them in your RSVP.

Wolf Photography with the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (Afternoon)

Safeway Parking Lot

20,00 US$

Please note that there are two trips to the sanctuary on Nov. 2nd. One leaves Colorado Springs at 6 a.m. and the other leaves at 11 a.m. Please do not RSVP for both because these events tend to fill fast, and we want to give as many members as possible the chance to participate. If you cannot join us on this date, you can always make arrangements for a private tour. Mark Johnson of the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation has been kind enough to host an excellent photographic opportunity for us. We will travel to Guffey to photograph the wolves and wolf/dog hybrids he cares for at his sanctuary. This is a fundraising event to help the sanctuary. All of the money collected, minus the PayPal fees will be donated directly to RMWF. If you would like to donate more than $20 you may do so on PayPal when you RSVP, on the RMWF website (www.rmwf.org) or in person. We will meet at Safeway at 11 a.m. to carpool to Guffey where we will gather at the Freshwater* restaurant for lunch and a presentation by Mark at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase. If you plan to have lunch, please answer the question regarding that when you RSVP so I can give the Freshwater a head count. *Those of you who have visited RMWF with us in previous years know that we used to meet at the Bull Moose. The Bull Moose is closed, so we are meeting at the Freshwater, which is just down the street at 52 S. 8th Street. There will be a BBQ buffet for lunch, consisting of pulled pork, cornbread, coleslaw and brownies for $15 per person plus tax and tip. Beyond Burgers will be available for vegetarians. Let us know if you'll be having lunch when you RSVP. After the presentation, Mark and his staff will guide us through the enclosures on the property that house the animals. It is recommended that you bring both a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, however, as an extra bonus, Marc Morris, our regional Tamron rep will be joining us with lenses to lend for free. There are no restrictions on how you can use the photographs that you take or the focal length of the lenses you use. At this time of year, the wolves will be sporting their new winter coats and the lighting will be ideal for photography. You can expect to interact with the animals. If you are allergic to dogs, interacting with the hybrids may be a concern, but interacting with the wolves should not cause any problems. Wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty or torn and do not wear open-toed shoes. To learn more about the sanctuary, visit Mark's site here: rmwf.org (http://www.rmwf.org). You will find a map on the site to use if you chose not to carpool with us from Colorado Springs. If you plan to bring a guest or family member, please include them in your RSVP.

Learn Photoshop - Session 5 - Layers Part 1

Manitou Art Center

45,00 US$

RSVP on Meetup or visit http://www.3peaksphoto.com/classes.html to register for multiple sessions. There is a discount for signing up for all 7 sessions in this series. Using layers is one of the most powerful aspects of Photoshop and is very important to learning how to increase your creativity and get the most out of your images. In this session, you will learn the basics of layers and will complete a project containing multiple images, text and effects. Cost = $45 You will need a laptop with the latest version of Photoshop CC, Camera Raw and Bridge (Photoshop Elements and Lightroom are not taught in this class). Use of a mouse is highly recommended. You can download a trial version of the program at www.adobe.com (http://www.adobe.com/). Students should also possess a strong set of basic computer skills. This course includes hands-on instruction. Each student is given a collection of photographs that are used to demonstrate various tools. Everyone works together on the same photos as instruction is given in order to maximize the learning process. **I need to ask that students refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes and scented lotions in class because I am allergic to those things. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.** Refunds are issued only if the class is cancelled. What people are saying about this class: "This was an amazing class. I learned so much. Photoshop is an incredible tool. Mike walked us through all the various functions and tools. We saw how they work. He provided problem photos for us to work on in class. He pointed out the problems and proceeded to show us step by step how to fix them. We worked though them right there. All of the exercises were WOW experiences. He would demonstrate a tool and turn us loose to play. It was a great confidence building experience. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn Photoshop." ~ Alana Thrower "I have taken photography classes and a Photoshop class from Mike Pach, and I highly recommend him as an instructor. He is well organized, explains topics in an easy-to-understand way, and is very encouraging to his students. I also enjoy Mike's sense of humor and how he keeps the classes a lot of fun. I also appreciate that Mike has been willing to answer my questions, even after the class has ended. I'm looking forward to more classes with him!" ~ Pam Soderholm

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