Monthly Archives: August 2011

8 December, 2011, Annual Year End Members’ Competition

The last meeting of 2011 is the annual year end members’ competition. Check out the club web site for the categories and entry rules. Members are requested to bring a goodie to share to celebrate the holiday season and another successful year of the Flatirons Photo Club.

Our President, Thomas Walsh, has arranged for a 3 judge panel to judge the year end competition. This year the judges will be Mark Allison (wedding, glamour, portrait photographer), Russ Croop (digital artist), Glenn Randall (landscape nature photographer). At the year end competition 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons are awarded in each of 5 categories – 1) Digital Realism),  2) Color Print Realism, 3) Digital Special Effects, 4) Print Special Effects, and 5) Print B&W-Monochrome. Honorable Mention ribbons are awarded as the judges see fit.

10 November 2011, Creative Photography, Kelly McCormack

Kelly McCormack will present a program on the techniques and processes used in creative photography. Kelly McCormack is an artist, web designer, and teacher (independent Adobe Certified Instructor, instructor at Boulder Digital Arts and RealEyes Connect, adjunct faculty member at the Art Institute of Colorado). From Chicago, Kelly earned an undergraduate degree in Fine Art at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1997. Kelly now resides in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Alexa. To be inspired have a look at some of Kelly’s creative work at

13 October 2011, Designing Nature Photographs

We are excited to have local professional photographer and author Nat
Coalson as our speaker for the October meeting. Nat was one of our
judges at the year end competition in 2010. Nat will discuss methods
for effective photographic design and techniques for creating
compelling photographs in the outdoors. He is the author of four
photography-related books including “Nature Photography Photo
Workshop” and “Lightroom: Streamlining your Digital Photography
Process” published by Wiley. (Nat will have copies of his Nature
Photography books available for purchase at the discounted price of
$20.) Nat is a also a top-rated instructor and offers photo workshops,
tours and classes. Check out his web site at  We look forward to hearing about the
creative process he uses to achieve his outstanding images!

September 8, 2011, Member’s Slide Shows, by Flatirons Photo Club Members

Mark your calendar for this program of eight slide shows presented by members of Flatirons Photo Club. Signed up to present digital slide shows are: Chris Bales, Charlie Anderson, Cary Wolfson, Jim Downs, Thomas Walsh, Richard Holmes, Maria Rosa Fuste’, and one person yet to be announced. Each presenter will have a maximum of 10 min. allocated for their themed slide show. This will include the introduction, the slide show, and questions and answers at the end. It is always exciting to see the varied work produced by the club’s members.