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Mei Xu, an enthusiastic, passionate and award-winning photographer based in Colorado, will share the stories and techniques she used for 10 of her favorite images at the next Flatirons Photo Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Har HaShem synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road, Boulder.
When she is traveling, hiking, or skiing, the camera is her third eye to explore the wonder of the world and to capture the beauty of Mother Nature. Her photos and articles have been published in several renowned magazines and books all around the world, including National Geographic (Spain), Daily Mail (UK), Funke Media (Germany), Nature (China), Chinese National Travel (China) etc.
Her fine art photos have also been collected by many companies and universities, such as Hilton, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Capital One and the University of Colorado. Mei Xu is the only female member of 4aperture (4aperture. com), a team of devoted nature and landscape photographers who just had a very successful photography exhibition in Shanghai World Financial Center. That exhibition attracted more than 100,000 tourists and many media, including CCTV (the most influential TV in China). Her website is
The Special Topic is Wildlife.

April 2017 Competition Results

The judge was Bob Carmichael. The special topic was Movement.

Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting is Thursday, April 13, at home of Bob Carmichael

Bob Carmichael, a photographer, director and filmmaker based in Boulder, will host the regular monthly meeting and competition of the Flatirons Photo Club from 7-9 p.m. this Thursday, April 13, at his home studio at 3231 11th St., Boulder.

Here is the evening schedule:

6:45pm – 7:00pm Club business and announcements
7:00pm – 8:00pm Bob’s photography talk and studio tour
8:00pm – 9:00pm Photo critiques by Bob

Since we’re meeting in a private studio/residence, we are limiting the number of participants to 35. Please click on this link to register.

Since Bob specializes in sports and music, our special topic for April will be “Movements.”

March Photo Competition Results

The judge was Joanna Pinneo. The special topic was People.

Flatirons Photo Club Speaker March 9: National Geographic photographer Joanna Pinneo

Joanna Pinneo, who has worked in 66 countries covering stories such as European immigration, climate change and the Canadian Arctic, will be the featured speaker and judge at the Flatirons Photo Club’s meeting on Thursday, March 9.
The National Geographic photographer has been nominated for a Pulitzer, won an Alfred Eisenstadt award, and was featured in National Geographic’s 50 greatest photographs. Read more about her in the Developments Newsletter here.

The meeting will start with announcements and socializing at 6:45p.m. The speaker will start her presentation at 7 p.m.

Directions– new location: There is a location change just for the meeting on March 9. We will meet in the north building at Har HaShem. When you enter the Har HaShem parking lot off Baseline Road, it’s the building immediately to the left.

February 2017 Photos: “Whatever Night”

Multimedia producer, photographer Ted Wood is speaker Feb. 9

Ted Wood, an editorial photographer and multimedia producer based in Boulder, will give a talk entitled “Environmental photojournalism in the age of lies and skeptics – what visual storytellers can do to move the needle on climate change awareness” at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Har HaShem Synagogue in Boulder.
His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, The New York Times, Outside, The Nature Conservancy Magazine and dozens of national and international publications.
Wood is the co-founder of The Story Group, a multimedia journalism company based in Boulder that specializes in environmental stories from the western U.S. Wood has produced more than 20 short videos through Story Group productions focusing on climate change effects and other environmental issues.
More information about Wood is in Developments, the club newsletter.

January 2017 competition results

The judge was Russ Croop. The Special Topic was “lines.”

iPhone artist Russ Croop is speaker Jan. 12

Russ Croop, an iPhone artist who has creatively advanced the art of the iPhone, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting and competition Thursday, Jan. 12.

Croop is a retired Boulder Valley English, theater and photography teacher who is well-known for his iPhone photo paintings of familiar Boulder scenes. He has been a presenter and judge for the club going back to 2011, and he will be updating us about his latest works.
Croop is a Lafayette resident. He also shoots weddings, portraits (including animals), real estate, products, architecture, landscapes and a variety of other specialties.

To view some of his images and get an idea of the types of images he makes using the iPhone, visit http://www. You can also view his line of greeting cards at shops/russ-croop-photoart.

REMINDER: Digital competition entries are due Sunday, Jan. 8. Email them to

Year-End Competition Results, December 2016

Here are the results of the Flatirons Photo Club 2016 year-end competition.
The judges were: Julie Cardinal, owner of The Darkroom photography gallery in Longmont; Chelsea Farmer of Morrissey and Associates photography in Longmont; and Robert Castellino of Robert Castellino Photography in Boulder.
During the meeting, new officers were elected by acclamation. They are:
President, John Kieffer
Vice President, Ning Mosberger-Tang
Secretary: Bruce Henderson
Congratulations to the new officers!


Russ Dohrmann Best of Show Award goes to Ilene Meyers – for her photo “Meditation.”

Digital Realism (RL)
1 – John Kieffer, “Missed The Sunrise.”
2 – Peter Bandurian, “Abandoned Hope.”
3 – Bruce Henderson, “South African Rhino.”
Honorable Mention – “Ilene Meyers, Meditation.”

Digital Special Effects (SE)
1 – John Kieffer, “Christmas Camp.”
2- Cary Wolfson, “The Portal.”
3 – John Kieffer, “Mesa Arch Starscape.”
Honorable Mention – Cary Wolfson, “Aspen Abstract.”

Print Realism
1. “Rodeo Queens” – Bruce Henderson
2. “Inflation” – Cary Wolfson
3. “Cuban Auto Shop” – Gail Dohrmann
Honorable Mention” – Looking Up – Peter Bandurian

Print Special Effects
1. Gail Dohrmann, “Dahlia Etched in Red.”
2. Bruce Henderson, “The Beginning of Time.”
3. Gail Dohrmann, “Dubrovnik in the Rain.”
Honorable Mention – Cary Wolfson, “Homestead.”

B&W/Monochrome Print
1. Kent Copeland, “Prairie Smoke Portrait.”
2. Kent Copeland, “Crooked Door to the Past.”
3. Bruce Henderson, “Stairway in Iceland.”
Honorable Mention – Gail Dohrmann, “Russ at Boulder Valley Ranch.”

Here are the photos (still need to upload a digital version of Gail Dohrmann’s Third Place Print Realism entry entitled “Cuban Auto Shop”):