PFSG Meeting Tonight

Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting.

Just a reminder that this evening we will have an open meeting in which attendees can present photographs that they would like to discuss. If we don’t have enough photographs to fill the meeting, the group’s co-director, Thomas Walsh, will give a presentation on his adventures photographing the recent total eclipse in Casper, Wyoming.

In keeping with the mission of this subgroup of Flatirons Photo Club (education and mutual support), the meeting will focus not just on what each presenter has to say about the photographs but also on constructive criticism, provided that is desired by the presenter. Feel free to bring up to 10 photographs on thumb drives.

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

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting Wednesday, September 6, 2017

As requested by several regular members of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group, this Wednesday we will have an open meeting in which attendees can present photographs that they would like to discuss. In keeping with the mission of this subgroup of Flatirons Photo Club (education and mutual support), the meeting will focus not just on what the presenter has to say about the photographs but also on constructive criticism, provided that is desired by the presenter. Feel free to bring up to 10 photographs on thumb drives.

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

Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting, Wednesday, August 2, 7 to 9 p.m.

Tomorrow’s meeting of Flatirons Photo Club’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will feature Jim Downs. The meeting will be held August 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.

Jim has traveled to a large number of countries and taken numerous, often captivating photographs of the various cultures. He will share his inspiration and techniques in what promises to be a fascinating virtual tour of a significant part of our world.

Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to have critiqued or simply discussed. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

Field Trip This Saturday to Rocky Mountain National Park

Thomas Walsh, former two-term president of Flatirons Photo Club and current co-director of the Photographic Frontiers Study Group, is organizing a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park this Saturday, July 22, to view and photograph the Milky Way. We will rendezvous at Forest Canyon Overlook at 7 p.m. to set up for photographing the sunset. After nightfall, we will photograph the Milky Way on this night of the new moon.

It gets cold up there at night, so be sure to pack warm clothes.

Map to Forest Canyon Overlook: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Forest+Canyon+Overlook/@40.3958629,-105.71856,13.66z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe95cf1ce998df4a7!8m2!3d40.395871!4d-105.7136483

Next Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting

The next meeting of Flatirons Photo Club’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will feature Murth Murthy. The meeting will be held next Wednesday night, July 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder.

After a brief review of his May presentation on the use of Photoshop’s History Brush, Murth will delve deeper into the brush’s use before covering several related topics. For those who don’t already know it, Murth is a Photoshop guru, and his presentations are always informative and useful.

Remember to bring any photos that you’d like to have critiqued or simply discussed. The purpose of this group is education and mutual support.

June 2017 photos (no competition)

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart was the featured speaker.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting Wednesday, June 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

The next Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting will be held next Wednesday, June 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder, CO. Our featured speaker will be Cary Wolfson, who will present his iPhoneography workflow. Cary says, “I’ll be demonstrating from start to finish with several of my recent images. My workflow begins (and often ends) with Snapseed. It’s incredibly versatile and, best of all, it’s free. Plain and simply put, you need this.

“I will also be using several, if not all, of these apps:
“Touch Retouch does an excellent job of removing unwanted elements from your image.
“Brushstroke offers a wide variety of painterly effects.
“Distressed Fx has a slew of interesting textural effects, as does Stackables. (These two may be iPhone only, but Android users can try Vintage Scene.)
“Leonardo is a layer-based app that has a lot in common with Photoshop.
“iColorama is an incredibly deep app that can be used to create an infinite range of artistic effects.
“Circular is a fun app for creating mini-worlds from your photos.

“You can download whichever of these look appealing to you and follow along.”

Whether or not you’ve already delved into iPhoneography, this will be an extremely valuable presentation. There’s a world of photographic opportunities in nearly everyone’s hand these days.

May 2017 competition results

The judge was Mei Xu. The special topic was Wildlife.

Mei Xu, an enthusiastic, passionate and award-winning photographer based in Colorado, will share the stories and techniques she used for 10 of her favorite images at the next Flatirons Photo Club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Har HaShem synagogue, 3950 West Baseline Road, Boulder.
When she is traveling, hiking, or skiing, the camera is her third eye to explore the wonder of the world and to capture the beauty of Mother Nature. Her photos and articles have been published in several renowned magazines and books all around the world, including National Geographic (Spain), Daily Mail (UK), Funke Media (Germany), Nature (China), Chinese National Travel (China) etc.
Her fine art photos have also been collected by many companies and universities, such as Hilton, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions, Capital One and the University of Colorado. Mei Xu is the only female member of 4aperture (4aperture. com), a team of devoted nature and landscape photographers who just had a very successful photography exhibition in Shanghai World Financial Center. That exhibition attracted more than 100,000 tourists and many media, including CCTV (the most influential TV in China). Her website is http://meixuphotography.com.
The Special Topic is Wildlife.

April 2017 Competition Results

The judge was Bob Carmichael. The special topic was Movement.