Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 2016 Competition Results

The judge was Catherine Karnow. The special topic was Fall Colors.

Catherine Karnow is presenter at Nov. 10 meeting

National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will talk about people and portrait photography at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting and competition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 10, at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road.
Karnow also is offering a one-day workshop on Saturday, Nov. 12, while she is in town.
Karnow, who is based in San Francisco but was born and raised in Hong Kong, has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay  film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian Old Believers in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut, high society; and an Albanian farm family.
Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other interna- tional publications.
Her workshop will include shooting on location in downtown Boulder and then discussion and more in a classroom.
The emphasis will be on people photos — the same emphasis that she will be talking about at the club meeting. Shooting locations will include the Farmers Market and Pearl Street.
The workshop schedule is:
8:00  Meet at Madelife Studio, 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302
8:00 – 9:30  Catherine gives an educational presentation of her images made on assignment for National Geographic
10:00 – 12:00  Shoot Farmers Market
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (
1:30 – 3:00  Shoot Pearl Street
3:30 – 5:30 Download and Critique, Madelife Studio, 2000 21st St, Boulder, CO 80302
6:00   Workshop ends
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Boulder Digital Arts Photography Opening “Realism, Surrealism, and Atmosphere”

As part of its ongoing series of art displays, Boulder Digital Arts will host an opening and reception for “Realism, Surrealism, and Atmosphere” on Friday, November 4 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition features the photography of three members of Flatirons Photo Club: Donna Colville, Preston Newell and Ginger Zukowski. Please join us for the Gallery Opening & Reception on Friday, November 4th from 5-8 pm.

Donna Colville has been primarily influenced by the Impressionist painters Degas and Cezanne, and the California Impressionists. She has studied with a number of artists and photographers including John Fielder and Mark Johnson. Her formal art education includes college instruction in art history, theater set and costume design. In photography, she generally works with simple compositions and strong color. Recently, Donna has begun to focus on black and white photography by revisiting earlier images as well as creating new images using only black and white development. Donna displays both her black and white and her color artistry in this show.

Preston Newell is a producer of documentaries for Longmont’s Public Access TV Station, Channel 8. He is currently creating a film series called “Behind Closed Doors” which features artists in their studios. Preston began his photography with a Kodak Brownie and later with a Polaroid in high school. He graduated to Canon and Minolta SLR cameras in college, and began to use DSLR Nikons soon after they became available. Since his retirement from the IT world he has passionately pursued photography and has won 1st & 2nd place awards at the Colorado State Fair. Preston is currently a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), PPA (Professional Photographers of America), and the Nikonians.

Ginger Zukowski’s background includes training in Modern Dance (University of Illinois, Champaign), which provides a vital framework for her more recent venture into the visual arts. She strives to use the key elements of space, light, color, pattern and movement to highlight the unexpected within the ordinary. Through photography, she is able to show the viewer something that eyes cannot see or often overlook, but imaginations can ponder. Over the years, Ginger has learned a great deal from teachers like Nevada Wier and Chris Brown as well as her friends in Flatirons Photo Club.

The opening reception will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range Street, Boulder, CO 80301.