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Doors Open Denver 2015

Photo Walking Tours of Downtown Denver
& Equipment Test Drive

Saturday April 25

Sunday April 26

 

Join Mike’s Camera and Olympus for educational seminars and photo walking tours of downtown Denver during Doors Open Denver 2015. The crew from Mike’s Camera along with Technical Representatives from Olympus will guide you through a scenic tour capturing some of Downtown Denver’s remarkable sites and architecture using your own gear or free loaner gear provided by Mike’s Camera and Olympus and Tamron.

 

Doors Open Denver is an annual celebration of Denver’s built environment and design. This two-day event invites you to tour and appreciate the spectacular, the new, and the historic buildings you see every day but may have never entered.

 

Participants may experience Doors Open Denver through self-guided (free) tours or insider (paid) tours led by architects and historians.

 

The theme of Doors Open Denver 2015 is Denver Classics: Then & Now

 

FREE Camera and Lens Test Drive Events from Olympus and Tamron 

ou’ll have the opportunity to borrow and test drive the some of the new Olympus cameras and lenses including the Olympus E-M10 14-42mm lens, Olympus
E-M10 14-42mm lens, Olympus E-M5 Mark II, Olympus E-M1 BLACK WITH 12-40 pro lens and Olympus STYLUS 1, and a variety of innovative and quality Tamron Lenses

 

Mike’s Camera will be headquartered at Denver Post Building Lobby

  • Free Camera and Lens Loaners for Test Drives
  • Free Seminars
  • Starting Point for Photo Walking Tours

 

All photo walking tours will begin at the Denver Post building located at 101 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80202, At the intersection of Broadway and 15th Street, across from the State Capitol.

 

You’ll take part in a brief presentation on photographic principles and gain helpful tips for capturing better photos along your walking tour. You’ll also have the opportunity to borrow one of Olympus’ new lineup of revolutionary Mirrorless Cameras and try out different lenses from Tamron.

 

FREE Architectural Photography Seminars, followed by Walking Tours Through Downtown

Our short seminars preceding each walking tour will cover some fundamentals and tips for capturing better architectural, landscape and street photography.

  • Exposure
  • Composition
  • Perspective and Point of View
  • Tips for Capturing Interiors
  • Tips for Capturing Dramatic Exteriors
  • Tips for Capturing Details

 

9:00 AM Seminar and Walking Tour

30 min Architectural Photography Seminar

90 min Walking Tour with stops as follows:

  • The Denver Post – 101 W. Colfax Ave
  • The Denver Public Library – 10W 14th Avenue Parkway
  • The Denver Art Museum – 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
  • Lindsey Flanagan Courthouse – 520 W. Colfax Ave.
  • Wellington E. Webb – 201 W. Colfax Ave
  • Brown Palace Hotel – 321 17th St.
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Church - 1900 California St.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church 1820 Broadway

 

Tour will conclude no later than Noon Register on Eventbrite

 

 

1:00 PM Seminar and Walking Tour

30 min Architectural Photography Seminar

90 min Walking Tour with stops as follows:

  • The Denver Post – 101 W. Colfax Ave
  • The Denver Public Library – 10W 14th Avenue Parkway
  • The Denver Art Museum – 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
  • Wellington E. Webb – 201 W. Colfax Ave
  • Civic Center RTD Free Mall Ride - 1560 Broadway (get on the Shuttle)
  • Writers Square – l512 Larimer St. – (get off the free shuttle).
  • Larimer Square – 1430 Larimer St. (walk to Union Station)
  • Union Station – 1701 Wynkoop Street

 

Tour will conclude no later than Noon Register on Eventbrite

 

 

5:00 PM Seminar and Walking Tour

This session will focus on capturing the “magic light” at dusk, and using slower shutter speeds to capture movement and ambient light. Tripods and shutter releases are recommended.

30 min Architectural & Night Photography Seminar

90 min Walking Tour with stops as follows:

  • The Denver Post – 101 W. Colfax Ave
  • Beginning of 16th Street Mall - 1560 Broadway (Walk down the 16th Street Mall)
  • Ellie Caulkins - Walk 16th street mall to Champa Stree. Left on Champa St. walk to Ellie Caulkins Opera House- 1101 13th St
  • Larimer Square - Walk to Larimer Square - 1430 Larimer St
  • Writers Square - Walk to Writers Square – l512 Larimer St.
  • Millennium Bridge - Ride RTD Free Mall Ride to Millennium Bridge & South Platte River

 

Tour will conclude no later than 8:00 PM Register on Eventbrite

 

 

Tickets & Registration

Walking Photo Tours are limited to 30 people per group. This year you
will be able to register for Insider Tours on-line. Tickets are required and must be purchased on Eventbrite

 

No more long lines at Event Headquarters waiting to see if your favorite
tour is available. Register on Eventbrite

  • Mike’s Camera Event Headquarters will be located at the
    Denver Post Building Lobby
  • Doors Open Denver Event Headquarters will be located at
    Denver Union Station

 

 

*Restrictions apply for Olympus and Tamron loaner cameras and lenses
at the event. A valid driver’s license and credit card are required for borrowing gear. See Mike’s Camera staff on site for details.

 

 

Mike’s Camera Doors Open Denver Photo Contest 2015

This is your opportunity to find and photograph your favorite areas of Denver or Denver Classics, and post your images to a public site, have them reviewed by a panel of judges and get the opportunity to win fantastic prizes! (Please be aware that some sites have restrictions on interior or exterior photography, so please ask first.)

 

The theme of Doors Open Denver 2015 is
Denver Classics: Then & Now

 

Photographers ages 18 and older are invited to participate and winning entries will be showcased on the Doors Open Denver web site and the contest website

 

When photographing, please aware that some sites have restrictions on interior or exterior photography, so please ask first.

 

 

Contest Categories

Our judges will review and select a Grand Prize winner, 1st and 2nd place winners for the following categories as well as 1st and 2nd place People’s Choice winners selected by online public vote.

Exterior

Interior

Detail

People’s Choice

 

Prizes Provided by Mike’s Camera & Olympus

Grand Prize Camera Package Valued at over $1,500 

Olympus E-M10 with 15-42mm Lens

Lowepro Case

ProMaster 16GB Professional SDHC Memory Card

Mike’s Camera Perfect Picture Pak

30x40-inch Mounted Giclee Print

 

1st Place Prizes

30x40-inch Mounted Giclee Print

for each of the four categories:

Exterior, Interior, Detail and People’s Choice

 

2nd Place Prizes

20x30-inch Mounted Giclee Print

for each of the four categories:

Exterior, Interior, Detail and People’s Choice

 

Photo Contest Entry Deadline

The entry deadline is Friday, May 15th, allowing you to take photos during Doors Open Denver weekend
April 25-26.

 

Entry Rules

  • Photos are not limited to Doors Open Denver sites but must be of sites within the City of Denver.
  • Photos are limited to one image upload per category.
  • Upload your images at Doors Open Denver Website
  • Entrants must be 18 or older.

All entrants agree that their names and images may be displayed and used in the Doors Open Denver Photography Competition for marketing and promotional purposes and/or for display in Mike’s Camera store(s) without charge or copyright infringement, and that the images they upload are acceptable for public view. Winners must provide full resolution image files of winning images to be used for printing of the prize photograph and/or for display and promotional purposes by Mike’s Camera, Inc.

 

  

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