Monthly Archives: October 2014

November 13, 2014 Program-The Art of Photography – Learning to See with James Frank

James Frank
James Frank will talk about The Art of Photography – Learning to See. He will discuss his journey about learning to see as a photographer and visual artist, including watersheds in understanding the process and what makes photography unique as an art form.

James Frank is an interpreter of nature and a creator of simple and dynamic images. His photographs display a thoughtful understanding of the nuances of light and atmosphere and their effect upon tone, color and the expression of a subject. Practicing keen observation of our natural world, he combines an extraordinary eye for design with patience and determination when making photographs. For more than 35 years, Frank has lived near Rocky Mountain National Park, photographing the unique beauty of this wild place in all its moods and seasons.

Frank’s photographs have been published world-wide in numerous books and magazines. His commercial credits include such clients as DuPont, L.L. Bean, and American Express. Nature and landscape photographs of his work are displayed for sale at his gallery, Aspen and Evergreen, in Estes Park, Colorado. He and his wife, Tamara, are the gallery owners. Earthwood Gallery on Pearl Street Mall in Boulder also displays his fine art prints. Frank’s publishing company, Our Natural Heritage Publishing, now publishes his books and annual scenic calendar of Rocky Mountain National Park, released each spring.

Five books about Colorado places have been published featuring the photographs of James Frank. Magic in the Mountains: Estes Park, Colorado, was published by Our Natural Heritage Publishing and is a regional best-seller. Three previous titles – James Frank’s Colorado, A Portrait of Rocky Mountain National Park, and A Portrait of Pikes Peak Country, quickly became Colorado best-sellers upon their releases.

Frank’s calendar, books and fine art prints are available on-line at and in many bookstores along Colorado’s Front Range and Estes Park.

Postponed field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens

At the Photographic Frontiers Study Group on Wednesday evening, 10/01/14, I said that I was planning a club field trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens for this Saturday, 10/04/14. Since I received no expression of interest in this outing but did receive expressions of interest in Chihuly Nights at the Gardens, I have decided against tomorrow’s field trip and will arrange a trip to photograph the glassworks at night. (My apologies for any confusion, if you do go tomorrow, you will still have a wonderful time.)

In the next few days, I will select a date for the night field trip to photograph the Chihuly exhibit. Note that tickets will have to be purchased in advance at

Thomas Walsh
Flatirons Photo Club President