BEST of SHOW 2019 – “Humpback Breaching” © Frank Zurey
Megaptera novaeangliae is a species of baleen whale; Hoonah, Alaska, USA

Welcome to the home of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers! Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is an organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Through writing, photography, broadcast media, and artistic expression, members provide information about the recreational and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain West. Become a part of our creative community and:

  • Attend the annual conference — October 5-8, 2020 with headquarters in Alamogordo, New Mexico and field trips to White Sands National Monument, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, and more.
  • Participate in our annual contest — this year’s deadline will be announced in early 2020.
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

We need your inspiration, participation, and support. YOU are the organization!

2019 1st Place
Photo Award Winners

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Recent news

One-and-one-half day Photo Workshop Announced

Take Control of Your Photography
From conception through post-processing

When: October 4-5, 2020 – just prior to conference
Where: Alamogordo, NM
Member Rate: $250 including lunch both days

Take Control of Your Photography is a 1 1/2 day workshop that will make you a better photographer: more proficient, more artistic, and more confident.


RMOWP Heads to Country’s Newest National Park in 2020

By Don Laine

Several months ago we announced that RMOWP’s 2020 conference was planned for early October in Alamogordo, New Mexico, home to White Sands National Monument. Leave it to our federal government to make a liar of me. 


Gardening & Grooming

The Difference

Text and photos by Jack Olson

A little while ago I was asked about the control of depth of field for photography in a field of columbine and I explained in a newsletter article. Now I want to get into a discussion conerning Gardening and Grooming. I used to talk about gardening, and if it was ever acceptible. Some of our photographers may disagree in this but, for now, I hold the stage.