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 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

Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The next meeting of Flatirons Photo Club’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will feature Richard (Rick) Cummings. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Rick states, “Since 1988 Rick has spent a lot of time pointing his camera at people with and without their clothes on, concentrating on fine art nudes, fashion and portraiture. The studio is an integral part of his work as shaping light is one of his passions. His commercial work has been seen in: the New York Times, Elle Decor, Vanity Fair, Yoga Journal and other publications. Rick also teaches classes in nude and portrait photography at his Body Form Photo Workshop.”

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 discuss and/or have critiqued. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

February 2017 Photos: “Whatever Night”

Denver Month of Photography Opening and Sandhill Crane Festival

At last Thursday’s meeting, we discussed a time/date conflict between the Sandhill Crane Festival and the Denver Month of Photograpy opening at Boulder Digital Arts, featuring the work of several members of Flatirons Photo Club. The Denver Month of Photography organization has already announced the opening as taking place on the evening of Friday, March 10, so it is too late to change that date. I hope anyone interested in attending both is able to juggle their schedule. In any case, enjoy whatever you choose to do.

Multimedia producer, photographer Ted Wood is speaker Feb. 9

Ted Wood, an editorial photographer and multimedia producer based in Boulder, will give a talk entitled “Environmental photojournalism in the age of lies and skeptics – what visual storytellers can do to move the needle on climate change awareness” at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Har HaShem Synagogue in Boulder.
His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, The New York Times, Outside, The Nature Conservancy Magazine and dozens of national and international publications.
Wood is the co-founder of The Story Group, a multimedia journalism company based in Boulder that specializes in environmental stories from the western U.S. Wood has produced more than 20 short videos through Story Group productions focusing on climate change effects and other environmental issues.
More information about Wood is in Developments, the club newsletter.

January 2017 competition results

The judge was Russ Croop. The Special Topic was “lines.”

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. You can also view his line of greeting cards at shops/russ-croop-photoart.

REMINDER: Digital competition entries are due Sunday, Jan. 8. Email them to