June 2017 photos (no competition)

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart was the featured speaker.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting Wednesday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

The next Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting will be held next Wednesday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, CO. Our featured speaker will be Cary Wolfson, who will present his iPhoneography workflow. Cary says, “I’ll be demonstrating from start to finish with several of my recent images. My workflow begins (and often ends) with Snapseed. It’s incredibly versatile and, best of all, it’s free. Plain and simply put, you need this.

“I will also be using several, if not all, of these apps:
“Touch Retouch does an excellent job of removing unwanted elements from your image.
“Brushstroke offers a wide variety of painterly effects.
“Distressed Fx has a slew of interesting textural effects, as does Stackables. (These two may be iPhone only, but Android users can try Vintage Scene.)
“Leonardo is a layer-based app that has a lot in common with Photoshop.
“iColorama is an incredibly deep app that can be used to create an infinite range of artistic effects.
“Circular is a fun app for creating mini-worlds from your photos.

“You can download whichever of these look appealing to you and follow along.”

Whether or not you’ve already delved into iPhoneography, this will be an extremely valuable presentation. There’s a world of photographic opportunities in nearly everyone’s hand these days.

May 2017 competition results

The judge was Mei Xu. The special topic was Wildlife.

Mei Xu, an enthusiastic, passionate and award-winning photographer based in Colorado, will share the stories and techniques she used for 10 of her favorite images at the next Flatirons Photo Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Har HaShem synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road, Boulder.
When she is traveling, hiking, or skiing, the camera is her third eye to explore the wonder of the world and to capture the beauty of Mother Nature. Her photos and articles have been published in several renowned magazines and books all around the world, including National Geographic (Spain), Daily Mail (UK), Funke Media (Germany), Nature (China), Chinese National Travel (China) etc.
Her fine art photos have also been collected by many companies and universities, such as Hilton, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Capital One and the University of Colorado. Mei Xu is the only female member of 4aperture (4aperture. com), a team of devoted nature and landscape photographers who just had a very successful photography exhibition in Shanghai World Financial Center. That exhibition attracted more than 100,000 tourists and many media, including CCTV (the most influential TV in China). Her website is http://meixuphotography.com.
The Special Topic is Wildlife.

April 2017 Competition Results

The judge was Bob Carmichael. The special topic was Movement.

Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting is Thursday, April 13, at home of Bob Carmichael

Bob Carmichael, a photographer, director and filmmaker based in Boulder, will host the regular monthly meeting and competition of the Flatirons Photo Club from 7-9 p.m. this Thursday, April 13, at his home studio at 3231 11th St., Boulder.

Here is the evening schedule:

6:45pm – 7:00pm Club business and announcements
7:00pm – 8:00pm Bob’s photography talk and studio tour
8:00pm – 9:00pm Photo critiques by Bob

Since we’re meeting in a private studio/residence, we are limiting the number of participants to 35. Please click on this link http://bit.ly/2nYm8eT to register.

Since Bob specializes in sports and music, our special topic for April will be “Movements.”

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting

The next meeting of Flatirons Photo Club’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will feature former Flatirons Photo Club President, Thomas Walsh. The meeting will be held next Wednesday night, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.

If you were fortunate and wise enough to attend our last meeting, in which Rick Cummings presented his ideas, procedures, and final artwork in portraiture, you probably learned a bit to a great deal about portraiture. As is the case with any artist, Rick has a distinctive style. In the group’s next meeting, Thomas will present a different approach, aiming for more of a cover girl look (Do NOT think Marlboro Man). Though the presentation will consider the speedlight and studio strobe lighting of a shoot, it will primarily focus on the use of frequency separation in post processing–a methodology used to locally soften skin textures as well as hue and saturation variations. One’s technique can, of course, employ both of these approaches in forming and refining a personal style.

If you have, or would like to develop, a passion for creating photographs of yourself and others, don’t miss this presentation.

Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to have critiqued or simply discussed. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

March Photo Competition Results

The judge was Joanna Pinneo. The special topic was People.

Flatirons Photo Club Speaker March 9: National Geographic photographer Joanna Pinneo

Joanna Pinneo, who has worked in 66 countries covering stories such as European immigration, climate change and the Canadian Arctic, will be the featured speaker and judge at the Flatirons Photo Club’s meeting on Thursday, March 9.
The National Geographic photographer has been nominated for a Pulitzer, won an Alfred Eisenstadt award, and was featured in National Geographic’s 50 greatest photographs. Read more about her in the Developments Newsletter here.

The meeting will start with announcements and socializing at 6:45p.m. The speaker will start her presentation at 7 p.m.

Directions– new location: There is a location change just for the meeting on March 9. We will meet in the north building at Har HaShem. When you enter the Har HaShem parking lot off Baseline Road, it’s the building immediately to the left.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Followup

Last Wednesday’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group presentation by Rick Cummings was enthusiastically received and generated considerable interest in his classes and drop in sessions at his Boulder portraiture studio. I asked him to send me further information, so I could pass it on to the club. He has sent me the information shown below. Any interested persons can contact him through the contact page on his website https://rickphoto.com. Note that he normally requires that attendees at his drop in sessions have taken one of his classes, but he will make exceptions for members of Flatirons Photo Club. So, if you are interested in any of these sessions, be sure to tell him if you are a club member.

***** Portrait Photography Class – Starting March 6
Portrait Photography – Body Form Photo Workshop
This class will take you through classic studio portraiture into a deeper style of image-making that captures the essence of your model and evokes a story.

Over four sessions in you’ll learn the basic “rules” and techniques of portrait photography, and then break them. From there we will use these techniques as a way to make a statement about the person we are photographing and to create a story. You’ll develop your own style and way of working with your models.

This workshop takes place in a photo studio in Boulder. The cost of the class is $350.00, a deposit of $50 or credit card will reserve your place in the class.

Class Schedule:
Mondays, March 6, 13,20, 27, 7:00 to 10:00 pm

***** Body Form Drop In Session Wednesday March 8, 7:00 – 10:00
This is an open session for doing work with the nude. While I do not officially teach anything in this class I often give some direction if people run out of ideas. I have Terra as the model for this session.
Fee $60

***** Body Form Workshop – Photographing the Nude – March 11
The Spring session for the Body Form Photo Workshop is
designed for photographers of all levels who want to explore photographing the human form. No prior experience with nudes is required.

Over four sessions you’ll explore the purity of the human form with an emphasis on creativity and seeing the nude in a new way.
In each session, we’ll start off with a review of your previous images and then move into a shoot with a different model, lighting environment and approach. Classes are inspiring, very interactive and fun!

This workshop takes place in a photo studio in Boulder. The cost of the class is $350.00, a deposit of $50 or credit card will reserve your place in the class.

Class schedule:
Saturday, March 11, 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28,7:00 to 10:00 pm