Entry Closed • Jury Underway

Entry Closed • Jury Underway
170 submitted entries for jury | 40 photographers

2018 Visions of Light
Photography Show

         Mar 2 – 23

Mar 1  Judge’s Seminar  7 pm [$30]

Mar 2 Opening Reception  6-8 pm

Tri Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO


2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico

2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico • James and Marjory Van Hoy | RSVP please

Jim and Marjorie Van Hoy will give local photographers tips on getting great photos while “Wandering Through Southern New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., 2nd Mon, Feb 12th at the meeting of the Palmer Divide Photographers Group at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake.

The well-known local photographers will be presenting a program about their experiences on their trips during the last several years to the Tularosa Valley in southern New Mexico, including White Sands; and the Organ Mountains, now part of a new National Monument.  The presentation will start with a 15-minute slide show accompanied with Marjorie’s original piano music, and our main presentation will feature Jim’s photos with a discussion of photo-ops in the area, as well as historical, cultural and geological/aspects of this fascinating region.

The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.

Marjorie Van Hoy is an East-Coaster by upbringing, where she studied piano and violin as a youngster.  The couple raised their family in Detroit, where Marjorie went to Wayne State University and received a B.A. with a Major in Music as an adult.  She studied composition with Andras Szentkiralyi and piano with Fedora Horowitz.  During retirement in Colorado Springs and, as Jim was becoming more active as a photographer, she developed her skills in photography, attending workshops with Ken Wyatt and Craig Varjabedian.  Her Southern New Mexico slideshow with music is her second multi-media project; the first was a shorter show about Patagonia.

Jim Van Hoy has been interested in photography for many years, but began to get serious 10 years ago with his retirement. “I joined the Shutterbug Camera Club in Detroit and began to hang out with good photographers that had years of experience.”

Jim Van Hoy specializes in landscapes of the southwest and macro/wildflowers, and says his artistic influences have been other photographers in Colorado Springs and the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.  “Because I don’t/can’t paint,” he says, “I take pictures. On occasion, I render the original photograph into a painterly version using digital software or add textures that are blended into the original photo.”

Jim Van Hoy says monochrome has come to be more important to him as his vision develops. Two of his monochrome photos have won Best of Show Awards.

2018 VOL Show Judge • Joseph Roybal

Joseph Roybal, Show Judge • 2018 Visions of Light Photography Show

Joseph Roybal is a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Denver, Colorado. Joseph’s passion for photography comes from a simple love of the outdoors and being amongst the peaks, along the ocean’s coastline or middle of a meadow full of wildflowers. Joseph specializes in creating compelling imagery bringing the viewer into the scene as if they were standing there in person.

Joseph’s tagline, Explore.Learn.Share. comes from a simple desire to take everything he has learned and experienced in the field and share that with others in presentations, private 1:1 photo tours all the way to post processing techniques getting your images to look their best for print. His passion for conservationism is paramount in his photographic endeavors where he regularly presents his imagery speaking on the importance of protecting our natural wild habitat, forests and oceans. He is a regular donor and advocate to the based in Lyons, Colorado where their efforts aim at protecting and conserving the national parks of the Interior West. When working in the field and presenting, Joseph enjoys sharing with individuals how they can do their part to help protect these treasured areas.

Joseph is proud to be represented by several of the industry’s leading companies from photography to apparel being a member of the Zenfolio Ambassador’s Team, Lowepro Storyteller Team, ZEAL Optics, Mountain Standard, Peak Design and Breakthrough Photography Filters.  


Joseph Roybal Photography

Jan 8 • 2nd Mon • The Decisive Moment • Dougal Brownlie

Jan 8 • 2nd Mon • 7 pm  free | RSVP please

The Decisive Moment

Dougal Brownlie, Award-winning sports photographer, will talk about “The Decisive Moment” in action photography at 7 p.m.
2nd Mon meeting of Palmer Divide Photographers Group
at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Highway 105, Palmer Lake.

Brownlie’s work has been published in national and local publications, including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN, The Image Deconstructed, The Associated Press, Yahoo News & Sports, The Players Tribune, Business Insider, Buzz-Feed,The Seattle Times, Palm Beach Post, Omaha World-Herald, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Ventura County Star among others.


Action photography is being at the right place at the right time with the right settings. Simply put; a little bit of luck coupled with pre-planning can help to get the image that is remembered. Photojournalism requires one to always be vigilant, focused, and the feeling of having eyes on the back of one’s head. Dougal Brownlie, an awarding winning photojournalist and staff photographer for the Colorado Springs Gazette who will be talking about his approach to action photography. Brownlie’s presentation will have lots of photos to show and how they were created, the technical, gear and post production side of photography, and of course lots of questions from the audience. Whether you consider yourself a professional or someone who is just starting out, grab a chair, come with questions and welcome to the wonderful world of seeing the world visually.

The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. “Action photography is being at the right place at the right time with the right settings,” Brownlie said. “Simply put, a little bit of luck coupled with pre-planning can help to get the image that is remembered.” The photographer said “photojournalism requires one to always be vigilant, focused, and the feeling of having eyes on the back of one’s head.” Brownlie, a staff photographer for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, will be talking about his approach to action photography.  His presentation will feature a variety of photos and he will explain how they were created, the technical, gear and post-production side of photography. He will also take questions from the audience.

Brownlie hails from the small college town of Bellingham, WA. He began his professional career freelancing for smaller newspapers in and around the Ventura County area in Southern California, including the Ventura Country Star in the heartland of America on assignment in the greater portion of northwest Missouri while exploring the surrounding states: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas. In April 2017, he joined The Gazette’s staff as a full-time photojournalist and videographer. Brownlie spends his time exploring what the Pikes Peak region and surrounding areas of the state of Colorado have to offer. Brownlie attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, N.Y., in 2015 working with the sports industry’s best of Al Bello (head sports photographer of Getty North America) and Brad Smith (former DOP of Sports Illustrated) as well as Robert Caplin founder of Photo Brigade in New York City. Brownlie was the recipient of a gold medal by the College Photographer of the Year’s judging in sports feature in November 2015.  In 2016, he was honored with a full ride scholarship through the Missouri Press Association to attend the 68th edition of Missouri Photo Workshop held in the small town of 3,500 people; Cuba, Mo. In the fall of 2016, Brownlie returned to the Eddie Adams Workshop, this time as an appreciative alumnus serving as a member on the Black Team that helps to run the workshop for the incoming class of XXIX. The National Press Photographer’s Association has recognized and awarded Brownlie’s work in the Central Region where he placed in the monthly clip competition and the Associated Press Media Editors honored him with six awards for the Division IV (20,000-49,000 circulation) newspapers in the state of Missouri in 2016.

US Air Force Academy defensive back Brett Baldwin, center, and the rest of the team get ready to enter Falcon Stadium before the start of their game against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Saturday September 2, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons won the game 62-0. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).

Young boys train and practice at a local boxing gym called Rafael Trejo in Old Havana, Cuba on December 17, 2014 that has been established to keep many boys off the street and give them a future. As of December 17, 2014, Barack Obama and Raul Castro have been changing the travel and trade policies between the United States and Cuba relations which could see these boxers and others to travel internationally and further their goals successful boxers. (© Dougal Brownlie 2014).