John Kiefer was the judge. The special topic was “Hands.”
John Kieffer, a photographer who leads tours throughout Colorado and has written five books on photography, will give a presentation entitled “Beyond Nature” at the Flatirons Photo Club’s monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road .
“Over the past 25 years, I’ve been involved in most aspects of professional photography. Like many, I began as a nature photographer, but soon became exposed to editorial and advertising photography as a photographer’s assistant working in New York and Colorado,” Kieffer wrote in an email.
“One of my favorite ideas to discuss is Beyond Nature,where I show how to use basic nature techniques and composition to photograph more than nature, especially people, man-made subjects and travel.
“This shooting style also plays into social media, which has changed how pictures are taken, what images people want to show, and more importantly, what your viewers wants to see. Top priority: have fun and explore.”
Kieffer, who also is a member of the Flatirons Photo Club, leads private photo tours throughout Colorado. He also is represented by Getty Images. His website is at http://OutsideImagery.com.
His five books are: Boulder, Colorado, a Photographic Portrait; Denver, Colorado, a Photographic Portrait; Mastering Nature Photography; and two versions of A Photographer’s Assistant,onerevisedfordigitaladvancements.
Photographic Frontiers Study Group, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7-9 p.m. Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder
Our presenter will be Flatirons Photo Club’s former president, Thomas Walsh. While much of Thomas’s photography income comes from capturing the heart and soul of people at work, he also concentrates on glamour photography and the creation of composites. This Photographic Frontiers Study Group talk will be on composites, with particular attention given to making and refining selections in both Photoshop and Topaz Remask 5.
Please come to the talk with both questions and suggestions. Compositing is a subject Thomas is somewhat new at, and he would like to learn as much from you as you learn from him.
Feel free to bring an image or two on a thumb drive for discussion. Whether you’d like a critique, or help with post-processing, or just general feedback about your approach — it’s an open forum, so bring it on!
IMPORTANT REMINDER: New venue. The Mike’s Camera location is no longer available to us (they will be renting it out), so we will now be meeting at Boulder Digital Arts (BDA). BDA is located on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe, at 1600 Range St,. Boulder, CO 80304. Our times and dates will remain the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Also, this meeting is open to all with an interest in things photographic–no membership required, no experience required — just enthusiasm. Come and join us!