The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical program and photo sharing. The club is open to anyone interested in nature photograph, regardless of experience or type of equipment. Visitors are welcome; for those who wish to join, dues are just $5 per year, however, membership in the Friends of Hagerman NWR is required.
The Nature Photo Club sponsors the Photographer of the Month program, photo shoots on the Refuge, and an annual Refuge photo contest. Club members also participate in photography projects on behalf of the Friends and the Refuge.
At the September 19 meeting, the technical program Bird Photography was presented by Mike Cameron. Mike began seriously photographing wildlife and landscapes about twelve years ago. Over that
There were two sharing themes for the September meeting -- one was, you guessed it, "Water"; the other was "Birds".
Meetings are open to anyone interested in nature photography; visitors may attend free of charge to see if the club is for them; nominal dues for members, who are encouraged to bring friends.
Winning entries in the 2015 Nature Photography Contest were announced at Second Saturday, 10 am, September 12, and awards presented. See Contest Winners for winning photo entries. Thanks to the judges for 2015, Rick Cantu, Skip Hill and Bert Garcia, and to all who entered this year's competition - so many wonderful photos!