Category Archives: Monthly Programs

CU photographer, Pulitzer winner Glenn Asakawa speaker May 12

Glenn Asakawa, a pulitzer-prize winning photographer who is associate director of photography for the University of Colorado, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 12, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder.
Asakawa oversees the marketing and public relations multimedia at CU, his alma mater, where he has been working since 2008 taking a variety of high quality campus life, scenic, laboratory and field assignments as well as managing a staff of four.
He has more than 25 years experience as a newspaper photojournalist working at the Denver Post and, before that, on the staff of the Rocky Mountain News, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff for coverage of the Columbine tragedy in 2000.
Asakawa started his career here in Boulder at the Daily Camera. He has traveled the world and covered events such as presidential inaugurations, Vatican Consistory, the Super Bowl and the aftermath of 9/11.
He has also led photo tours to Cuba through the Road Scholars program ( His main interest is finding the extraordinary in stories of ordinary people and places and presenting them in a compelling and dignified way.

Robert Castellino featured speaker April 14

Robert Castellino, a Lafayette photographer known for portraits, weddings, events, architectural, fine art and golf course photography and who is the author of five photography books, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 14, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road, Boulder

His topic is entitled “The Making of Extraordinary Images, Projects and Excursions,” and will include information about the process for making photos.

His books include The Colorado Roadside Photography Guide; Boulder: Heart & Soul, People & Place; Colorado: Heart & Soul; Denver: Gateway to the Rockies; and Boulder: Yesterday and Today-A Photographic Retrospective. The Colorado Roadside Photography Guide includes photos as well as maps and directions to each scenic location.

He has taught photography at the Music and Arts Conservatory of Santa Barbara, Boulder Digital Arts, Mike’s Camera, and through his own photographic workshops. Castellino also is the founder and CEO of Climate Colorado, which is an attempt to build a movement to move the state away from burning fossil fuels and reduce the state’s water footprint by half by the year 2020.

Robert Morrissey speaker March 10

Robert Morrissey, director and executive photographer of Morrissey and Associates, a Longmont-based commercial photography organization, will be the featured speaker at the Flatirons Photo Club meeting and competition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 10, at Har HaShem Synagogue in Boulder.
Morrissey is the recipient of numerous awards from Canon and Kodak and is a Phase One featured photographer. Published internationally more than 100,000 times, he holds a degree in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute and has more than 25 years experience in the field. He has been published in almost every photographic genre and style there is.
Morrissey also is the author of iPhoneography Pro: Techniques for Taking Your iPhone Photography to the Next Level; Commercial Photographer’s Master Lighting Guide; and Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photographers.
His company specializes in product photography, medical photography, 4K video production, portrait photography, fashion photography, catalog photography, advertising photography and food photography. His national clients include: FDC Chassis, Golite, Albertsons, Kraft Foods, Horizon Dairy, Pearl Izumi, Celestial Seasonings, Case Logic, Devilbiss Medical, Novocol, Sunrise Medical, Longmont Dairy, Ultimate Electronics, Sony, Olympus Cameras, Chimera Lighting, Schneider Optics, GE, Disney, Kyocera, AJA, University of Colorado-Denver, University Colorado-Boulder, University of Missouri, KACI, and more.
His company website is at and his Facebook page is at

Bob Maynard to talk about new book Thursday, Feb. 11

Bob Maynard, an award-winning nature photographer who has chaired the Louisville National Juried Photography Show for a number of years, will talk about his new book, “A Photographer’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks and Monuments,” at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting and competition at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Har HaShem synagogue.
Maynard offers photo tours, photography workshops and corporate wall art services in Colorado, the Everglades and Utah.
His book offers help to photographers who want to do their own exploring of scenic Colorado locations without the help of a tour guide.
More information is at

John Kieffer is the featured photographer Jan. 14

John Kieffer, a photographer who leads tours throughout Colorado and has written five books on photography, will give a presentation entitled “Beyond Nature” at the Flatirons Photo Club’s monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 14, in the south building at Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road .
“Over the past 25 years, I’ve been involved in most aspects of professional photography. Like many, I began as a nature photographer, but soon became exposed to editorial and advertising photography as a photographer’s assistant working in New York and Colorado,” Kieffer wrote in an email.
“One of my favorite ideas to discuss is Beyond Nature,where I show how to use basic nature techniques and composition to photograph more than nature, especially people, man-made subjects and travel.
“This shooting style also plays into social media, which has changed how pictures are taken, what images people want to show, and more importantly, what your viewers wants to see. Top priority: have fun and explore.”
Kieffer, who also is a member of the Flatirons Photo Club, leads private photo tours throughout Colorado. He also is represented by Getty Images. His website is at
His five books are: Boulder, Colorado, a Photographic Portrait; Denver, Colorado, a Photographic Portrait; Mastering Nature Photography; and two versions of A Photographer’s Assistant,onerevisedfordigitaladvancements.

Andy Long Featured Photographer Nov. 12

Andy Long, a professional wildlife and nature photographer based in Lakewood who has been doing photography for more than 35 years and owns First Light Photo Workshops (, will be the featured speaker and competition judge during the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Har HaShem Synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road.
As a leader of workshops internationally since 1994, Andy likes to help people explore new areas and to go home with a memorable experience as well as great images in addition to having learned a good bit about photography. Andy tries to emphasize a unique eye in capturing images of the world and to pass this on to those who go on his workshops.
With more than 300,000 stock images, his work has appeared in more than 40 publications and books as well as in National Geographic and Animal Planet television shows. Among the places his work has
appeared include Birder’s World, Bugle, Outdoor Life, View (Germany), Colorado Outdoors, Alaska Magazine, Audubon field guides, National Wildlife Federation note cards, Texas Parks & Wildlife, regional AAA magazines, Montana Magazine, Montana Outdoors, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor and Nature Photographer and in ads for Audubon and Rollei cameras.
He has been a winner in the Audubon Top 100 Images of the Year, Audubon Share the View contest (four images) and the Nature’s Best Wilderness Forever Photo Competition and is a previous winner of the national RoseWater Network Photographer of the Year award. Andy’s work is currently represented by the following stock agencies Alamy, Imagefinders, AKM and PhotoAgora.
As a writer, articles appear in every issue of Nature Photographer magazine, of which he’s an assistant editor and featured columnist. Many articles can be found at, where he has been a featured writer for 15 years. In addition to this work, he presented programs around the country as part of the Nature First Photography Seminars sponsored by Nature Photographer magazine. He also has been a featured speaker at the Colorado Photography Festival and the New England Camera Club Council Annual Conference.

Photo Frontiers Study Group, November 4, 2015, 7-9p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts!

This month, for the first time ever, we are very lucky to have an attorney as our presenter, Justin Konrad, who specializes in copyright and contract law for artists. According to his bio:

“His practice emphasizes general-counsel representation of emerging and growing business formation, contracts and operation, mergers and acquisitions, and employment and consulting arrangements. Justin’s practice also focuses on the intellectual property aspects of business law including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, and licensing agreements. As a professional musician and recording engineer, Justin has a special interest in entertainment law and represents musicians, filmmakers, writers, and others in the entertainment industry.”

I have already sent him the list of topics of interest to us as photographers that I received from several of you. I am sure a lot of other questions will come up as the evening goes on. This should be tremendously interesting and informative and will likely take up most of the two hours. Thanks, Preston, for giving us the lead on Justin! And a big thanks to Justin for taking time out to do this for us!

IMPORTANT NOTE: New venue! The Mike’s Camera location is no longer available to us (they will be renting it out), so we will now be meeting at the Boulder Digital Arts (BDA) classroom. BDA is located on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe, at 1600 Range St,. Boulder, CO 80304. Our times and dates will remain the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9p.m. Also, this meeting is open to all with an interest in things photographic–no membership required, no experience required–just enthusiasm. Come out and join us!

Karen Divine Featured Photographer for Oct. 8 Meeting

Karen Divine, an internationally recognized artist with more than a dozen prestigious awards for her photography and iPhone art, will be the featured photographer at the monthly meeting of the Flatirons Photography Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Har HaShem Synagogue, 3950 Baseline Road.
Divine, who was first introduced to photography in the early 1970s, shoots, composites and manipulates her pieces on an iPhone.
A Boulder resident who also offers a variety of workshops, Divine also has won awards in the international Eyephoneography photography competition. Her Eyephoneography 3 exhibit toured Spain for a year in 2011.

Eli Vega Featured Speaker June 11

vegaEli Vega, a highly published award-winning photographer and author, will give a presentation entitled “Abstracts, Close-Ups, & Special Effects,” at the Flatirons Photo Club monthly meeting at 7 p.m. this Thursday, June 11.
He has just finished writing his second photography book, “Right Brain Photography (Be an Artist First).”
Vega teaches photography at Arapahoe
Community College, the Arvada Center for the Arts, and Boulder Digital Arts. He also teaches three-day workshops in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Vega was born in a railroad boxcar, spent most of his formative years in west Texas, majored in art for three years, and moved to Colorado 11 years ago from Dallas.
His former life was in the Learning and Development field, where he was certified as a workshop facilitator. Those credentials, coupled with his extensive photography teaching, provides students with a down-to-earth, laid back, learning experience – with a touch of home-spun humor.
Samples of Eli’s artistic photography are at