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Photography Study Group

John Harmon asked me, Thomas Walsh, to post this blog on a photographic study group that I am forming. Personal group meetings will be private, but there will be an open Facebook extension. Though this will not formally be a part of Flatirons Photo Club, several club members have expressed interest in being involved. The following is the first paragraph of the blog on my website, thomaswalshimagery.com. If it interests you, please click on the link at the end of this post for further information.

About eight months ago I was wondering what I could do to grow as much as possible as a photographic artist over a short period of time—a year for example. The project I settled on is an immersion into the technique, methodology, and vision of one master photographer per month for a year, with each artist having their own, distinct spirit and artistic voice. I have decided to open the study to a small number of people who will meet at my house for two hours on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition, the program will be open to all photographers through a Facebook group. This may prove to be an ongoing project for the rest of my photographic life; in words oft attributed to Michelangelo aged 83, “I’m still learning.”

For further information, see http://www.twalshimagery.com/Blog/Artist-study-series/Twelve-Months-Twelve-Photographic-Artists.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting December 6

The next Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting will feature Flatirons Photo Club’s own Ning Mosberger-Tang. Titling her talk “Storytelling Through the Lens,” Ning says “in a single frame, it’s possible to capture a socially, culturally or historically significant moment. Sometimes our subconsciousness and instinct drove us to push the shutter but the meaning of what was captured wasn’t revealed to us until later. A photo can be much more complex than it looks on the surface and it’s up to us and the viewers to interpret it in context.” Ning will explore this idea with the audience through some photos she took from different corners of the world.

Ning is a Boulder-based event and documentary photographer (http://imagesbyning.com). She has photographed in many countries and has exhibited in Darkroom Gallery (Longmont) and Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Denver).

After Ning’s presentation, and subsequent question and answer period, club members will be able to present photos that they would like to discuss and, if they choose, have critiqued. The primary purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

The meeting will be held December 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.