Category Archives: Monthly Programs

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.

Year End Competition Reminder

The Flatirons Photo Club will meet at 7 PM on Thursday, December 14 at Har Hashem Synagogue for the year end meeting and competition. Only members can participate in the  competition. Information on entry rules is available at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/year-end-competitionPlease send your digital files by Sunday, December 10th to: flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org

There will be a $100 prize for the Best Print and a $50 prize for Best of Show. 

It’s a Potluck, so please bring something to eat or drink to enhance the festivities.

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.

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. rcroop.com. You can also view his line of greeting cards at http://www.cardgnome.com/ shops/russ-croop-photoart.

REMINDER: Digital competition entries are due Sunday, Jan. 8. Email them to flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org.

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 (boulderteahouse.com)
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:

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