July 12 Pagosa Springs Photography Club topic: ‘Learning to See Creatively’


Photo courtesy Greg Holden

Soda bubbles as captured by Greg Holden. Holden, from Longmont, Colo., will be the featured speaker at the July 12 meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club.

By Gregg Heid | Pagosa Springs Photography Club

The July meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St. 

Our speaker this month will be Greg Holden. Holden’s topic will be “Learning to See Creatively.” 

Holden is a photographer from Longmont, Colo., who uses his photography to share with others how he sees the world. He enjoys creative photos of little scenes often overlooked by others rather than postcard landscapes. He often explores abandoned places and captures the details of the layers of paint and rust on a discarded automobile. 

Holden enjoys teaching others and sharing his passion for photography and speaks around his home in the greater Denver area, but also continues to speak and judge virtually at clubs throughout his former home in the Maryland and Virgina areas. 

In his presentation, Holden will discuss his approach for finding different viewpoints in common scenes and how he creates interesting abstract images by isolating a part of a scene. Whether it is iPhone photos taken in his kitchen or DSLR images from local parks, Holden’s photos will demonstrate that you do not have to travel to exotic locations or spend hours using software manipulation to make creative images.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with socializing, and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. After Holden’s presentation, club members may share and discuss up to five of their images with the group. 

This will be a hybrid meeting, both in-person and on Zoom, with Holden presenting remotely. The Zoom link will be emailed to members; others who wish to attend may request the link by email to abutler@mac.com. Pagosa Springs Photography Club meetings are open to the public.

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social and fun interactions between all who enjoy making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. We welcome photographers of all skill levels. 

Dues for 2023 are just $25 ($35 family). For more information about the club, and to download a membership application, visit https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/ .