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June 2017 photos (no competition)

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart was the featured speaker.

March Photo Competition Results

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

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”):

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
For more information and registration, click on this link:

October 2016 Competition Results

The judge was Bob Maynard. The Special Topic was Bicycles

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting September 7, 2016

Next Wednesday, September 7, the Photographic Frontiers Study Group will resume its first Wednesday of the month meetings. For this occasion, Ilene Meyers will discuss the process of printing as well as different results obtained by using different papers. In addition, she will present examples of prints made on different papers for us to examine and discuss.
Remember to bring photos that you’d like to talk about and perhaps get suggestions on. One of the major purposes of the study group is, after all, for us to help each other in our quests to create great photographs.
Next Wednesday’s meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range Street, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301