Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 2016 Competition Results

The speaker was Colby Brown. The special topic was Birds.

Giving Lens founder Colby Brown speaker June 9

Colby Brown, a photographer, photo educator and author based in Boulder, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club meeting June 9.
Brown is a Sony Artisan of Imagery who has led workshops for National Geographic. He specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography.
In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and causes around the world. The Giving Lens helps fight for child education, clean drinking water projects, species preservation, women’s rights and more.
Brown creates and helps run social influencer marketing campaigns for some of the biggest companies and destinations in the world, including Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Iceland Naturally, Jordan Tourism Board,, Travel Alberta, and Visit California. He also is a Wacom Ambassador, an X-Rite Coloratti, a G-Technology G-Team Ambassador. His website is at

Tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting

If you’ve been taking photos with your phone (and if you haven’t, why not?), tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting is probably right up your alley. The announcement from Cary Wolfson, who will present tonight, is at the end of this email. Remember to bring in on thumb drive any photo you’re working on that you’d like to discuss.

From Cary:
Sure we’ve all spent beaucoup $$$ on our DSLRs and mirrorless rigs, along with the lenses and accoutrements that go with them. But most of the time are we schlepping that stuff around with us? Probably not. OTOH, nearly all of us have cellphones or tablets and most of THEM have really good cameras built in. At this month’s Digital Frontiers Group I’ll be showing you how to make those mobile images pop with an app that doesn’t even cost a dime: Snapseed. Plus, it’ll work with both iOS and Android.

Check out the attached image that I shot with my iPhone in our backyard and then processed with Snapseed. OK, maybe it’s just about the only image that didn’t receive a “5” in last month’s competition, but I still think it’s pretty cool. Cool

I’ll give you a rundown on most of the app’s features, show you some before and after shots, and then take you step by step through my workflow as I process an unretouched picture. You can download the app and bring your phone/tablet with you and follow along. (Did I mention that it’s FREE?) As usual, we will meet at Boulder Digital Arts in Boulder, at 1600 Range St., from 7 to 9 p.m., so come on down.