Category Archives: Monthly Programs

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. 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

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:

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

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.