Boulder Digital Arts’ Opening-Reception Friday July 8, 2016

Four photographers, including Flatirons Photo Club members Dan Joder, Rosa Fuste Escude, and Kirk Fry as well as Deb Cochrane are currently Featured Artists at Boulder Digital Arts. They invite you to join them at their opening-reception this Friday, July 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include food and beverages as well as great conversation and will take place at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St. Suite 100 (on the northeast corner of Range Street and Arapahoe Avenue), Boulder.

June 2016 Competition Results

The speaker was Colby Brown. The special topic was Birds.

Giving Lens founder Colby Brown speaker June 9

Colby Brown, a photographer, photo educator and author based in Boulder, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club meeting June 9.
Brown is a Sony Artisan of Imagery who has led workshops for National Geographic. He specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography.
In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and causes around the world. The Giving Lens helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights and more.
Brown creates and helps run social influencer marketing campaigns for some of the biggest companies and destinations in the world, including Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Iceland Naturally, Jordan Tourism Board,, Travel Alberta, and Visit California. He also is a Wacom Ambassador, an X-Rite Coloratti, a G-Technology G-Team Ambassador. His website is at

Tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting

If you’ve been taking photos with your phone (and if you haven’t, why not?), tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting is probably right up your alley. The announcement from Cary Wolfson, who will present tonight, is at the end of this email. Remember to bring in on thumb drive any photo you’re working on that you’d like to discuss.

From Cary:
Sure we’ve all spent beaucoup $$$ on our DSLRs and mirrorless rigs, along with the lenses and accoutrements that go with them. But most of the time are we schlepping that stuff around with us? Probably not. OTOH, nearly all of us have cellphones or tablets and most of THEM have really good cameras built in. At this month’s Digital Frontiers Group I’ll be showing you how to make those mobile images pop with an app that doesn’t even cost a dime: Snapseed. Plus, it’ll work with both iOS and Android.

Check out the attached image that I shot with my iPhone in our backyard and then processed with Snapseed. OK, maybe it’s just about the only image that didn’t receive a “5” in last month’s competition, but I still think it’s pretty cool. Cool

I’ll give you a rundown on most of the app’s features, show you some before and after shots, and then take you step by step through my workflow as I process an unretouched picture. You can download the app and bring your phone/tablet with you and follow along. (Did I mention that it’s FREE?) As usual, we will meet at Boulder Digital Arts in Boulder, at 1600 Range St., from 7 to 9 p.m., so come on down.

May 2016 Competition Results

The judge was Glenn Asakawa. The special topic was trains.

CU photographer, Pulitzer winner Glenn Asakawa speaker May 12

Glenn Asakawa, a pulitzer-prize winning photographer who is associate director of photography for the University of Colorado, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 12, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder.
Asakawa oversees the marketing and public relations multimedia at CU, his alma mater, where he has been working since 2008 taking a variety of high quality campus life, scenic, laboratory and field assignments as well as managing a staff of four.
He has more than 25 years experience as a newspaper photojournalist working at the Denver Post and, before that, on the staff of the Rocky Mountain News, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff for coverage of the Columbine tragedy in 2000.
Asakawa started his career here in Boulder at the Daily Camera. He has traveled the world and covered events such as presidential inaugurations, Vatican Consistory, the Super Bowl and the aftermath of 9/11.
He has also led photo tours to Cuba through the Road Scholars program ( His main interest is finding the extraordinary in stories of ordinary people and places and presenting them in a compelling and dignified way.

April 2016 Competition Results

The judge was Robert Castellino. The special topic was Macro.

Robert Castellino featured speaker April 14

Robert Castellino, a Lafayette photographer known for portraits, weddings, events, architectural, fine art and golf course photography and who is the author of five photography books, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 14, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder

His topic is entitled “The Making of Extraordinary Images, Projects and Excursions,” and will include information about the process for making photos.

His books include The Colorado Roadside Photography Guide; Boulder: Heart & Soul, People & Place; Colorado: Heart & Soul; Denver: Gateway to the Rockies; and Boulder: Yesterday and Today-A Photographic Retrospective. The Colorado Roadside Photography Guide includes photos as well as maps and directions to each scenic location.

He has taught photography at the Music and Arts Conservatory of Santa Barbara, Boulder Digital Arts, Mike’s Camera, and through his own photographic workshops. Castellino also is the founder and CEO of Climate Colorado, which is an attempt to build a movement to move the state away from burning fossil fuels and reduce the state’s water footprint by half by the year 2020.