January 10 Monthly Meeting

This meeting will be a Members’ Night, one of two for the year. This meeting will feature a presentation by Vandy Vandervort on her work and how she does it.
Afterwards, members can show any two images to talk about and have an open dialogue. There is NO COMPETITION There is NO SPECIAL TOPIC.

FPC Members, please submit up to 2 digital images by Monday night, via email to flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org. See submission guidelines at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition.

Annual Holiday Meeting 2018

Flatirons Photo Club in Boulder invites you to its Annual Holiday Meeting & Members’ Competition, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM at Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder. The Flatirons Photo Club is having its Annual Competition. FPC members will show their best work in a variety of categories. Meet fellow photographers, while enjoying some food and drink. Club members: See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/year-end-competition for details on competition entries.

November 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 8 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder. The competition Special Topic is Macro=Micro=Closeup. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.  The speaker will be Cheryl Opperman. What makes some photographs stand out more than others? Are photographers merely capturing what they see or are they creating images through an unique perception of the environment around them? Join award-winning photographer Cheryl Opperman as she takes us on a journey that explores how creative vision can change our photographic approach and perspective in the digital age. Cheryl Opperman is a nationally acclaimed nature photographer who has traveled to every continent in the world capturing spectacular images of nature, wildlife, and indigenous cultures. Widely published, her photographs have appeared in print, on the web, on television, and in solo and group exhibits, resulting in a list of clients or credits which include The American Humane Association, Overseas Adventure Travel, The Denver Post, the National Geographic Society, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Cheryl’s esthetic compositions, artistic use of light, and exquisite detail have been honored with several prestigious awards from organizations including The Earth Day Network, Nature’s Best Photography, the International Photography Awards, and the National Wildlife Federation. She was also featured as a leading female nature photographer by Outdoor Photographer Magazine and has appeared in on-camera interviews by 9News Denver, the Luminous Landscape, and Smithsonian Earth. Using the power of photography to inspire interest in the environment and other cultures, she also lectures and leads photo workshops. Cheryl is a 1992 honors graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/Scientific photography. www.cherylopperman.com

October 11, 2018 Monthly Meeting

This meeting will be different for FPC members: it’s “Show & Tell”! Bring something (lens, camera accessory, tripod, print, some object) that you’d like to talk about and should be of interest/informative to fellow members. OR Submit a photo with the same intent of saying something informative or educational for audience to: flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org Visitors welcome! Membership to the Flatirons Photo Club is $20./year The October speaker will be Cole Thompson.  Cole says “I believe that I can make a compelling case that any image or genre of photography looks great in black and white. But my presentation is really about finding your Vision, following your Passion, forgetting about what others are doing and creating images that you love. The presentation is 1 hour and 15 minutes long and as is my tradition, three prints will be given away at the end of the presentation.”

September 13, 2018 Monthly Meeting

UPDATE This will be a Whatever Night, so submit ONE PHOTO TWO PHOTOS by Monday PM – September 10. Topics: Can be any topic, any subject you’d like to show and talk about or ask for friendly critique. Use your first name as a file name and photos will be shown in reverse order, i.e., the z’s goes first. We seem to get a lot of conversations, so it’s limited to one photo two photos each. Make it special! Visit Guidelines for submission specs for your one photos.

Flatirons Photo Club Member Survey 2018

In May, the Club conducted a survey of members seeking opinions and ideas about how to improve future meetings. The survey asked questions about Club membership, photo experience and interest, as well as equipment and software. Importantly, the survey asked about content and frequency of future Club meetings. You can read the results of the survey here.  

June 14, 2018 Monthly Meeting

The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Joshua Hardin. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 14 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder. Joshua Hardin is the Photo Editor of Colorado Life Magazine, a publication which has showcased the state’s nature, outdoor adventure, history and colorful characters since 2012. He also photo edits for Utah Life Magazine which premiered this March. Josh will be giving tips about what it takes to have editorial work published in regional magazines such as Colorado Life, covering everything from covers to portrait to recipe photography. A native of Loveland, Josh grew up practicing photography while hiking throughout the Rocky Mountains. He published a retrospective book of his favorite landscape and wildlife photos from across the state called Classic Colorado, has worked as staff photographer for Regis University in Denver and as a photography instructor for the Digital Workshop Center in Fort Collins. Additionally, his work has appeared in The Denver Post, Wild West Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Colorado Press Association and The Center for Fine Art Photography. The competition Special Topic is ‘Highkey & lowkey paired images’ (each pair counts as one monthly submission). See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.