Monthly Arvada photo society capturing life’s little moments

Group offers space for photographers to share their images, practice, and learn more

Caitlin Danborn
Special to Colorado Community Media
Posted 8/29/18

Keith Graham owns 16 cameras. He first got into photography as a kid — when his dad would show him his VHS camcorder. He was hooked ever since. Though Graham does not use all of the cameras that he …

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Monthly Arvada photo society capturing life’s little moments

Group offers space for photographers to share their images, practice, and learn more

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Keith Graham owns 16 cameras.

He first got into photography as a kid — when his dad would show him his VHS camcorder. He was hooked ever since.

Though Graham does not use all of the cameras that he owns, the one he uses at the monthly meetings of the Olde Town Photography Society is a Nikon.

Graham, along with half a dozen other members, make up the regulars at the Olde Town Photography Society. The group is hosted by the Arvada Public Library, where the meetings take place the second Wednesday of each month.

“It’s kind of a fun evening thing to do,” Graham said.

He joined the society after seeing a poster in a store in Olde Town Arvada.

The group was founded by former library employee Cody Yantis in 2017. When Yantis left the library this year to pursue another opportunity, Patron Experience Associate Susan Doak took over. Doak facilitates the group, and relies on the expertise of its members to keep all things photography related running smoothly. Meetings are mostly run by participants with expert knowledge of photography, with occasional professional guest speakers.

At the meetings, members are given an opportunity to practice their photography in the heart of Olde Town Arvada. After shooting for about half an hour, they return to the library to share their images with each other. Members of the group vary in age, and the group is open to both teens and adults.

“Photography — and any other craft — it’s practice, practice, practice,” Doak said. “This is an opportunity for members who may not have as much time to practice as they like.”

Members offer constructive criticism and feedback and ask questions of one another. Each month typically has a theme, so members get an opportunity to practice different aspects of photography, like color or light and shadows.

“This is a hobby that appeals to a lot of people,” Doak said.

The next meeting of the Olde Town Photography Society will be 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Arvada Public Library.

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