Next Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 1

The next meeting of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group will be held in two weeks, Wednesday, February 1. John Kieffer will give a presentation on night photography. The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m.
John states that he has “fallen in love with night photography of all kinds, not just stars and moons. It’s one subject that often looks much better on your camera’s display or computer screen than to your eye. That’s a pleasant surprise. Today’s cameras make it pretty easy with some basic knowledge — preparation is more like it. Be warned . . . I’m still enthusiastically learning.”
In addition to being Flatirons Photo Club President, John says that he “is a photographer and travel guide here in Boulder. For the past 25 years, his photo career has ranged from commercial and editorial assignments to website design and photo tours. He is the author of 5 books on photography and is under contract to photograph his sixth. This one on Boulder. What fun.”
Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to discuss and/or have critiqued. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

iPhone artist Russ Croop is speaker Jan. 12

Russ Croop, an iPhone artist who has creatively advanced the art of the iPhone, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting and competition Thursday, Jan. 12.

Croop is a retired Boulder Valley English, theater and photography teacher who is well-known for his iPhone photo paintings of familiar Boulder scenes. He has been a presenter and judge for the club going back to 2011, and he will be updating us about his latest works.
Croop is a Lafayette resident. He also shoots weddings, portraits (including animals), real estate, products, architecture, landscapes and a variety of other specialties.

To view some of his images and get an idea of the types of images he makes using the iPhone, visit http://www. rcroop.com. You can also view his line of greeting cards at http://www.cardgnome.com/ shops/russ-croop-photoart.

REMINDER: Digital competition entries are due Sunday, Jan. 8. Email them to flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org.

Snow Cancellation: Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting, Wednesday, January 4

Due to the forecast for up to a foot of snow through tomorrow night, Ilene Meyers and Thomas Walsh, co-directors of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group, have decided to cancel the meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 4, 2017. First Wednesday of the month meetings will resume on Wednesday, February 1.

Nest Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting, this Wednesday, January 4

This Wednesday, January 4, John Kieffer will give a presentation on night photography. The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m.
John has “fallen in love with night photography of all kinds, not just stars and moons. It’s one subject that often looks much better on your camera’s display or computer screen that to your eye. That’s a pleasant surprise. Today’s cameras make it pretty easy with some basic knowledge — preparation is more like it. Be warned . . . I’m still enthusiastically learning.”
In addition to being Flatirons Photo Club President, John states that he “is a photographer and travel guide here in Boulder. For the past 25 years, his photo career has ranged from commercial and editorial assignments to website design and photo tours. He is the author of 5 books on photography and is under contract to photograph his sixth. This one on Boulder. What fun.”

Year-End Competition Results, December 2016

Here are the results of the Flatirons Photo Club 2016 year-end competition.
The judges were: Julie Cardinal, owner of The Darkroom photography gallery in Longmont; Chelsea Farmer of Morrissey and Associates photography in Longmont; and Robert Castellino of Robert Castellino Photography in Boulder.
During the meeting, new officers were elected by acclamation. They are:
President, John Kieffer
Vice President, Ning Mosberger-Tang
Secretary: Bruce Henderson
Congratulations to the new officers!

Results:

Russ Dohrmann Best of Show Award goes to Ilene Meyers – for her photo “Meditation.”

Digital Realism (RL)
1 – John Kieffer, “Missed The Sunrise.”
2 – Peter Bandurian, “Abandoned Hope.”
3 – Bruce Henderson, “South African Rhino.”
Honorable Mention – “Ilene Meyers, Meditation.”

Digital Special Effects (SE)
1 – John Kieffer, “Christmas Camp.”
2- Cary Wolfson, “The Portal.”
3 – John Kieffer, “Mesa Arch Starscape.”
Honorable Mention – Cary Wolfson, “Aspen Abstract.”

Print Realism
1. “Rodeo Queens” – Bruce Henderson
2. “Inflation” – Cary Wolfson
3. “Cuban Auto Shop” – Gail Dohrmann
Honorable Mention” – Looking Up – Peter Bandurian

Print Special Effects
1. Gail Dohrmann, “Dahlia Etched in Red.”
2. Bruce Henderson, “The Beginning of Time.”
3. Gail Dohrmann, “Dubrovnik in the Rain.”
Honorable Mention – Cary Wolfson, “Homestead.”

B&W/Monochrome Print
1. Kent Copeland, “Prairie Smoke Portrait.”
2. Kent Copeland, “Crooked Door to the Past.”
3. Bruce Henderson, “Stairway in Iceland.”
Honorable Mention – Gail Dohrmann, “Russ at Boulder Valley Ranch.”

Here are the photos (still need to upload a digital version of Gail Dohrmann’s Third Place Print Realism entry entitled “Cuban Auto Shop”):

Year-end club competition is Thursday, Dec. 8

The Flatirons Photo Club’s annual year-end competition will be held during the club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Each member of the club can enter up to five images among the competition categories in any way they desire. Images entered in the year-end competition may have been shown in the current year’s monthly competitions, or may be new work as long as it was created in the past two years; also acceptable is work more than two years old that has never been shown in a competitive venue.
Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place and honorable mention.
In addition, there will be a Best of Show award in honor of long-time Flatirons Photo Club member Russell Dohrmann, who passed away April 10, 2015. There will be a $100 cash prize for Best of Show. Russell’s wife, Gail, also a long-time member of the club, will be the judge.
Contest details are here: http://flatironsphotoclub.org/year-end-competition.

November 2016 Competition Results

The judge was Catherine Karnow. The special topic was Fall Colors.

Catherine Karnow is presenter at Nov. 10 meeting

National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will talk about people and portrait photography at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting and competition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 10, at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road.
Karnow also is offering a one-day workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12, while she is in town.
Karnow, who is based in San Francisco but was born and raised in Hong Kong, has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay  film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian Old Believers in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut, high society; and an Albanian farm family.
Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other interna- tional publications.
Her workshop will include shooting on location in downtown Boulder and then discussion and more in a classroom.
The emphasis will be on people photos — the same emphasis that she will be talking about at the club meeting. Shooting locations will include the Farmers Market and Pearl Street.
The workshop schedule is:
8:00  Meet at Madelife Studio, 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302
8:00 – 9:30  Catherine gives an educational presentation of her images made on assignment for National Geographic
10:00 – 12:00  Shoot Farmers Market
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (boulderteahouse.com)
1:30 – 3:00  Shoot Pearl Street
3:30 – 5:30 Download and Critique, Madelife Studio, 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302
6:00   Workshop ends
For more information and registration, click on this link:

Boulder Digital Arts Photography Opening “Realism, Surrealism, and Atmosphere”

As part of its ongoing series of art displays, Boulder Digital Arts will host an opening and reception for “Realism, Surrealism, and Atmosphere” on Friday, November 4 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition features the photography of three members of Flatirons Photo Club: Donna Colville, Preston Newell and Ginger Zukowski. Please join us for the Gallery Opening & Reception on Friday, November 4th from 5-8 pm.

Donna Colville has been primarily influenced by the Impressionist painters Degas and Cezanne, and the California Impressionists. She has studied with a number of artists and photographers including John Fielder and Mark Johnson. Her formal art education includes college instruction in art history, theater set and costume design. In photography, she generally works with simple compositions and strong color. Recently, Donna has begun to focus on black and white photography by revisiting earlier images as well as creating new images using only black and white development. Donna displays both her black and white and her color artistry in this show.

Preston Newell is a producer of documentaries for Longmont’s Public Access TV Station, Channel 8. He is currently creating a film series called “Behind Closed Doors” which features artists in their studios. Preston began his photography with a Kodak Brownie and later with a Polaroid in high school. He graduated to Canon and Minolta SLR cameras in college, and began to use DSLR Nikons soon after they became available. Since his retirement from the IT world he has passionately pursued photography and has won 1st & 2nd place awards at the Colorado State Fair. Preston is currently a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), PPA (Professional Photographers of America), and the Nikonians.

Ginger Zukowski’s background includes training in Modern Dance (University of Illinois, Champaign), which provides a vital framework for her more recent venture into the visual arts. She strives to use the key elements of space, light, color, pattern and movement to highlight the unexpected within the ordinary. Through photography, she is able to show the viewer something that eyes cannot see or often overlook, but imaginations can ponder. Over the years, Ginger has learned a great deal from teachers like Nevada Wier and Chris Brown as well as her friends in Flatirons Photo Club.

The opening reception will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range Street, Boulder, CO 80301.