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April 12, 2018 Monthly Meeting and Competition

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Ross Taylor and  “The Image Deconstructed”. The meeting will be on Thursday, April 12 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.

The competition Special Topic is Mobile phone photography. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.

March 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting and Competition

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Cary Wolfson http://tinyurl.com/jyp5l68, with a presentation on mobile photography. The meeting will be on Thursday, March 8 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.

Cary Wolfson credits Flatirons Photo Club with helping to improve his work by light years since joining in 2008. His images have received countless awards in photo club monthly and year-end competitions as well as honors from the Louisville Art Association National Photography Competition. His images have been hung at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Dona Laurita Gallery, Rembrandt Yard, KGNU studio, Boulder Digital Arts, Facebook (Cary Wolfson PhotoGraphic Arts), Instagram (mrwolfo) and at banks, libraries, town halls and restaurants around Boulder. He was invited to contribute to two Italian Facebook pages: “Welcome to Italy” and “Salento Holiday Advisor.” He’s also a Lightroom tutor and teaches photography classes at Common Ground on the Hill summer program in Maryland.

Always interested in digital photo manipulation, Cary gradually got into mobile photography and now figures he uses his iPhone for about 80% of what he shoots. He will be showing the evolution of his process, starting in Provincetown, Mass., and ending in the south of Italy; and how he works with several different iPhone and iPad apps (there are hundreds!). Depending on time, he’ll briefly review the use of a few of his favorite apps, which would include Brushstroke, Distressed FX, Stackables, AvgCamPro and iColorama. You can bring your phone and follow along using Cary’s go-to all-purpose app, the free and awesome Snapseed, which is also available for Android.

The competition Special Topic is: Humorous/Funny. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.

February 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting and Competition

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Rick Cummings,  Boulder studio and commercial photographer. The meeting will be on Thursday, February 8 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.

The competition Special Topic is: Motion or Movement. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.

January 11, 2018 Monthly Meeting and Competition

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club on January 11 (Thursday), 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, will be Michelle Theall.

Michelle, an award-winning wildlife photographer and and senior editor at Alaska Magazine, will share photos and adventure tales from her travels in the field to photograph the largest land predators on the planet: the grizzlies, browns, and polar bears of Alaska. Her work has appeared in national magazines and around the globe, and she is represented by Aurora Stock Agency and Getty. In addition, she runs photo and wildlife-viewing excursions in Alaska and Colorado through her company Wild Departures ( www.wilddepartures.com ). Come and enjoy an evening of incredible images from Alaska, the Last Frontier, and beyond—and gather a few tips for perfecting your own images.

Our Special Topic for the monthly competition will be something different. Members may submit 2-3 photos, the first from a photographer that influenced your photographic style (maybe John Fielder or Annie Leibovitz). The member may then show one or two of their own photos that shows the influence. Photographic styles might be: travel, portraiture, National Geographic-like, editorial, landscape, wildlife, documentary. See flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for details on submissions. Digital images should be submitted by Sunday, January 7.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting December 6

The next Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting will feature Flatirons Photo Club’s own Ning Mosberger-Tang. Titling her talk “Storytelling Through the Lens,” Ning says “in a single frame, it’s possible to capture a socially, culturally or historically significant moment. Sometimes our subconsciousness and instinct drove us to push the shutter but the meaning of what was captured wasn’t revealed to us until later. A photo can be much more complex than it looks on the surface and it’s up to us and the viewers to interpret it in context.” Ning will explore this idea with the audience through some photos she took from different corners of the world.

Ning is a Boulder-based event and documentary photographer (http://imagesbyning.com). She has photographed in many countries and has exhibited in Darkroom Gallery (Longmont) and Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver).

After Ning’s presentation, and subsequent question and answer period, club members will be able to present photos that they would like to discuss and, if they choose, have critiqued. The primary purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

The meeting will be held December 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.