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Photographic Frontiers Study Group Followup

Last Wednesday’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group presentation by Rick Cummings was enthusiastically received and generated considerable interest in his classes and drop in sessions at his Boulder portraiture studio. I asked him to send me further information, so I could pass it on to the club. He has sent me the information shown below. Any interested persons can contact him through the contact page on his website https://rickphoto.com. Note that he normally requires that attendees at his drop in sessions have taken one of his classes, but he will make exceptions for members of Flatirons Photo Club. So, if you are interested in any of these sessions, be sure to tell him if you are a club member.

***** Portrait Photography Class – Starting March 6
Portrait Photography – Body Form Photo Workshop
This class will take you through classic studio portraiture into a deeper style of image-making that captures the essence of your model and evokes a story.

Over four sessions in you’ll learn the basic “rules” and techniques of portrait photography, and then break them. From there we will use these techniques as a way to make a statement about the person we are photographing and to create a story. You’ll develop your own style and way of working with your models.

This workshop takes place in a photo studio in Boulder. The cost of the class is $350.00, a deposit of $50 or credit card will reserve your place in the class.

Class Schedule:
Mondays, March 6, 13,20, 27, 7:00 to 10:00 pm

***** Body Form Drop In Session Wednesday March 8, 7:00 – 10:00
This is an open session for doing work with the nude. While I do not officially teach anything in this class I often give some direction if people run out of ideas. I have Terra as the model for this session.
Fee $60

***** Body Form Workshop – Photographing the Nude – March 11
The Spring session for the Body Form Photo Workshop is
designed for photographers of all levels who want to explore photographing the human form. No prior experience with nudes is required.

Over four sessions you’ll explore the purity of the human form with an emphasis on creativity and seeing the nude in a new way.
In each session, we’ll start off with a review of your previous images and then move into a shoot with a different model, lighting environment and approach. Classes are inspiring, very interactive and fun!

This workshop takes place in a photo studio in Boulder. The cost of the class is $350.00, a deposit of $50 or credit card will reserve your place in the class.

Class schedule:
Saturday, March 11, 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28,7:00 to 10:00 pm

Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The next meeting of Flatirons Photo Club’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will feature Richard (Rick) Cummings. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Rick states, “Since 1988 Rick has spent a lot of time pointing his camera at people with and without their clothes on, concentrating on fine art nudes, fashion and portraiture. The studio is an integral part of his work as shaping light is one of his passions. His commercial work has been seen in: the New York Times, Elle Decor, Vanity Fair, Yoga Journal and other publications. Rick also teaches classes in nude and portrait photography at his Body Form Photo Workshop.”
www.rickphoto.com
www.bodyformphotoworkshop.com

If you have, or would like to develop, a passion for creating photographs of yourself and others, don’t miss this presentation.

Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to discuss and/or have critiqued. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

Denver Month of Photography Opening and Sandhill Crane Festival

At last Thursday’s meeting, we discussed a time/date conflict between the Sandhill Crane Festival and the Denver Month of Photograpy opening at Boulder Digital Arts, featuring the work of several members of Flatirons Photo Club. The Denver Month of Photography organization has already announced the opening as taking place on the evening of Friday, March 10, so it is too late to change that date. I hope anyone interested in attending both is able to juggle their schedule. In any case, enjoy whatever you choose to do.

Next Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 1

The next meeting of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group will be held in two weeks, Wednesday, February 1. John Kieffer will give a presentation on night photography. The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m.
John states that he has “fallen in love with night photography of all kinds, not just stars and moons. It’s one subject that often looks much better on your camera’s display or computer screen than to your eye. That’s a pleasant surprise. Today’s cameras make it pretty easy with some basic knowledge — preparation is more like it. Be warned . . . I’m still enthusiastically learning.”
In addition to being Flatirons Photo Club President, John says that he “is a photographer and travel guide here in Boulder. For the past 25 years, his photo career has ranged from commercial and editorial assignments to website design and photo tours. He is the author of 5 books on photography and is under contract to photograph his sixth. This one on Boulder. What fun.”
Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to discuss and/or have critiqued. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

Snow Cancellation: Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting, Wednesday, January 4

Due to the forecast for up to a foot of snow through tomorrow night, Ilene Meyers and Thomas Walsh, co-directors of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group, have decided to cancel the meeting scheduled for tomorrow night, Wednesday, January 4, 2017. First Wednesday of the month meetings will resume on Wednesday, February 1.

Nest Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting, this Wednesday, January 4

This Wednesday, January 4, John Kieffer will give a presentation on night photography. The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m.
John has “fallen in love with night photography of all kinds, not just stars and moons. It’s one subject that often looks much better on your camera’s display or computer screen that to your eye. That’s a pleasant surprise. Today’s cameras make it pretty easy with some basic knowledge — preparation is more like it. Be warned . . . I’m still enthusiastically learning.”
In addition to being Flatirons Photo Club President, John states that he “is a photographer and travel guide here in Boulder. For the past 25 years, his photo career has ranged from commercial and editorial assignments to website design and photo tours. He is the author of 5 books on photography and is under contract to photograph his sixth. This one on Boulder. What fun.”

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.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting this Wednesday, November 2

Murth Murthy, Photoshop guru and long time member of Flatirons Photo Group, will deliver the group’s next presentation this Wednesday, November 2.  Murth will focus on questions asked by the meeting’s attendees. If you are wondering how to accomplish anything in Photoshop, Murth is the person to ask, so bring photos and questions. Murth’s presentations are always extremely educational.

The purpose of these meetings is to support each other, so if you have any photos you’d like to present for general, open discussion, please bring one or two on a thumb drive for presentation.

The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Suite 100, Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m. this Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting

Thomas Walsh, Photographic Frontiers Study Group co-director, will deliver the group’s next presentation this Wednesday, October 5. The talk will focus on recently released post-processing software that provided critical assistance on one difficult shoot and frankly saved Thomas’s butt on another. If you are into portraiture, are considering getting into portraiture, or just want to learn a bit about portraiture, you don’t want to miss this presentation.

The purpose of these meetings is to support each other, so if you have any photos you’d like to present for discussion, please bring one or two on a thumb drive for presentation. And if you have an unprocessed portrait that you’d like developed…

The meeting will be held at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Suite 100, Boulder, from 7 to 9 p.m. this Wednesday, October 5.