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Flatirons Photo Club Member Survey 2018

In May, the Club conducted a survey of members seeking opinions and ideas about how to improve future meetings. The survey asked questions about Club membership, photo experience and interest, as well as equipment and software. Importantly, the survey asked about content and frequency of future Club meetings.

You can read the results of the survey here.

 

June 14, 2018 Monthly Meeting

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Joshua Hardin. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 14 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.

Joshua Hardin is the Photo Editor of Colorado Life Magazine, a publication which has showcased the state’s nature, outdoor adventure, history and colorful characters since 2012. He also photo edits for Utah Life Magazine which premiered this March. Josh will be giving tips about what it takes to have editorial work published in regional magazines such as Colorado Life, covering everything from covers to portrait to recipe photography. A native of Loveland, Josh grew up practicing photography while hiking throughout the Rocky Mountains. He published a retrospective book of his favorite landscape and wildlife photos from across the state called Classic Colorado, has worked as staff photographer for Regis University in Denver and as a photography instructor for the Digital Workshop Center in Fort Collins. Additionally, his work has appeared in The Denver Post, Wild West Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Colorado Press Association and The Center for Fine Art Photography.

The competition Special Topic is ‘Highkey & lowkey paired images’ (each pair counts as one monthly submission). See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.

May 10, 2018 Monthly Meeting and Critique(!)

The guest speaker at the May 10, 2018 meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Bob Dean, speaking on Views of Nature, Travel Photography for Fun and Profit? The meeting will be on Thursday, May 10 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.

Bob is a freelance nature and travel photographer who has been exploring and photographing for more than 40 years. His stock file includes images ranging from Alaska to Australia to  Europe. He has extensive experience in the western U.S., especially Colorado and California. To pass on his knowledge and expertise, he leads photo workshops and teaches beginning and advanced photography courses to private clients as well as through local organizations. These groups include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Highlands Ranch Community Association, Douglas County Libraries, and Arapahoe Library District as well as many local camera clubs. Published images and articles have appeared in magazines and newsletters including Falcon, Outdoor World, and several photo newsletters. He was an assistant editor and featured writer/photographer for First Light Monthly Newsletter for Nature Photographers. Bob is a long-time member of NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association).

Important Notice!!

We’re trying something different this month: Instead of the usual competition, we’ll have a critique night to provide positive feedback on submitted images. We’re asking members to submit up to two images on any topic. To make things easier for the Projectionist, please submit digital images by Sunday evening, May 6. For this meeting, all submissions will be under the Special Topic Critique. Print submissions should follow the usual guidelines. Use this variation on our usual naming convention for digital submissions:

FLA-SSSSX-YZ-Title.jpg
Note: there are dashes or minus signs between sections of the file name.
FLA = 3 character club code. FLA stands for Flatirons Photo Club.
SSSS = first 4 characters of the submitter’s surname. If a surname has less than 4 characters, that is fine.
X = first character of the submitter’s first name
Y = Category: A=Realism, B=Special Effects C=Special Topic
Z = Number of the entry in a category. A1 would be the first entry, A2 would be the second entry, A3 would be the third, etc.

Title = Image title with 36 characters maximum. Note: some email systems remove spaces from filenames when they receive files. If your email system does this, use underscores (“_”) instead of spaces. The program will replace them with spaces.

Example: John Smith, Flatirons Photo Club, Critique, Great Blue Heron would have a filename of:
fla-smitj-C1-Great Blue Heron.jpg

 

 

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.