2020 Spring Shoot Program

Jan 23, 2020  By Richard Rejino

Sessions and times are subject to change

Wednesday, May 13

Board Members arrive

Thursday, May 14

Arrival day for Spring Shoot Attendees

2:00 – 5 PM        Board meeting

5:30-7:00 PM          Meet and Greet with LHSA Member Greer Rising  

Friday, May 15

8:00 AM Leica On Loan                                       

8:30-8:45 AM Welcome and Announcements

President Alan Weinschel will welcome all our attendees and present a brief LHSA update.

8:45-9:45 AM Attendee Introductions

To break the ice and meet your fellow Leica enthusiasts, members will be asked to share a little about themselves and show one or two images of their choice in a slide show.

9:45 AM-12:00 PM Friday Shooting Assignment

Our workshop leader, David Spielman will give a short tutorial on creating great images and give you a shooting assignment as you go out and explore the downtown area of Colorado Springs.                            

1200-100 PM Lunch on your own                

1:15-200 PM              Andy Piper, Photographer

Denver based photographer, Andy Piper discusses his work.        

2:15-7:00 PM             Photo Excursion – Garden of the Gods

Buses will pick us up at 2:15 at the hotel and take us to the beautiful Garden of the Gods. You will have the opportunity to roam the park at your leisure and make great landscape images. We’ll be there for the Golden Hour!

7:00  PM                     Dinner on your own                                                       

Saturday, May 16  

8:00 AM Leica on Loan

8:00-8:30 AM David Spielman discusses shooting on the field trip

9:00 AM -12:30 PM Pikes Peak Excursion                      

Spring Shoot Attendees will travel by bus to the summit of Pikes Peak (weather permitting). We will have the luxury of making a few stops along our ascent with the informative commentary of a private tour guide. At the summit, you will have approximately 30-45 minutes to explore before beginning the trip back to the hotel.

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch on your own                                  

1:30-3:00 PM Editing and Curating – Group Session

Bring your laptop, iPad, or editing device of choice.

3:00-5:00 PM Presentation and Discussion of presented images. 

Each member can submit up to 5 images for evaluation and commentary. For purposes of the slide show during the banquet, choices will be narrowed down to 2.

6:30 PM                       Cocktails  (must be pre-registered)

7:00 PM                        Dinner  (must be pre-registered – $75)   

The dress for the banquet is casual to smart casual. Be comfortable. The evening will feature a slide show of Colorado Spring Shoot Member photographs while you eat. We will hear from photographer Anja Bruehling in a discussion of photography and her work.


Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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Hello Richard !

This is Henry Lesesne who lives just south of you near Huntsville, Texas. Would you please enlighten me about the “Leica on Loan” mentioned in the meeting agenda. I hope that it means that an SL2 will be on hand.

I will probably attend the Colorado Springs event. Re arranging some family commitments is under way to clear the May 13-16, 2020 window..

I hope to see you in Colorado Springs.
Henry L

    Hi Henry! Leica on loan will be at the meeting and you’ll be able to check out various bodies and lenses. Typically, Leica brings the latest camera bodies, but there is no guarantee. I hope we see you there!

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