The competition results of the April 2018 meeting are available at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/april-2018-competition-results.
The guest speaker at the May 10, 2018 meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Bob Dean, speaking on Views of Nature, Travel Photography for Fun and Profit? The meeting will be on Thursday, May 10 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.
Bob is a freelance nature and travel photographer who has been exploring and photographing for more than 40 years. His stock file includes images ranging from Alaska to Australia to Europe. He has extensive experience in the western U.S., especially Colorado and California. To pass on his knowledge and expertise, he leads photo workshops and teaches beginning and advanced photography courses to private clients as well as through local organizations. These groups include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Highlands Ranch Community Association, Douglas County Libraries, and Arapahoe Library District as well as many local camera clubs. Published images and articles have appeared in magazines and newsletters including Falcon, Outdoor World, and several photo newsletters. He was an assistant editor and featured writer/photographer for First Light Monthly Newsletter for Nature Photographers. Bob is a long-time member of NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association).
We’re trying something different this month: Instead of the usual competition, we’ll have a critique night to provide positive feedback on submitted images. We’re asking members to submit up to two images on any topic. To make things easier for the Projectionist, please submit digital images by Sunday evening, May 6. For this meeting, all submissions will be under the Special Topic Critique. Print submissions should follow the usual guidelines. Use this variation on our usual naming convention for digital submissions:
Note: there are dashes or minus signs between sections of the file name.
FLA = 3 character club code. FLA stands for Flatirons Photo Club.
SSSS = first 4 characters of the submitter’s surname. If a surname has less than 4 characters, that is fine.
X = first character of the submitter’s first name
Y = Category:
A=Realism, B=Special Effects C=Special Topic
Z = Number of the entry in a category. A1 would be the first entry, A2 would be the second entry, A3 would be the third, etc.
Title = Image title with 36 characters maximum. Note: some email systems remove spaces from filenames when they receive files. If your email system does this, use underscores (“_”) instead of spaces. The program will replace them with spaces.
Example: John Smith, Flatirons Photo Club, Critique, Great Blue Heron would have a filename of:
fla-smitj-C1-Great Blue Heron.jpg
The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Ross Taylor and “The Image Deconstructed”. The meeting will be on Thursday, April 12 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.
The competition Special Topic is Mobile phone photography. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.
The competition results of the March 2018 meeting are available at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/march-2018-competition-results.
The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Cary Wolfson http://tinyurl.com/jyp5l68, with a presentation on mobile photography. The meeting will be on Thursday, March 8 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.
Cary Wolfson credits Flatirons Photo Club with helping to improve his work by light years since joining in 2008. His images have received countless awards in photo club monthly and year-end competitions as well as honors from the Louisville Art Association National Photography Competition. His images have been hung at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Dona Laurita Gallery, Rembrandt Yard, KGNU studio, Boulder Digital Arts, Facebook (Cary Wolfson PhotoGraphic Arts), Instagram (mrwolfo) and at banks, libraries, town halls and restaurants around Boulder. He was invited to contribute to two Italian Facebook pages: “Welcome to Italy” and “Salento Holiday Advisor.” He’s also a Lightroom tutor and teaches photography classes at Common Ground on the Hill summer program in Maryland.
Always interested in digital photo manipulation, Cary gradually got into mobile photography and now figures he uses his iPhone for about 80% of what he shoots. He will be showing the evolution of his process, starting in Provincetown, Mass., and ending in the south of Italy; and how he works with several different iPhone and iPad apps (there are hundreds!). Depending on time, he’ll briefly review the use of a few of his favorite apps, which would include Brushstroke, Distressed FX, Stackables, AvgCamPro and iColorama. You can bring your phone and follow along using Cary’s go-to all-purpose app, the free and awesome Snapseed, which is also available for Android.
The competition Special Topic is: Humorous/Funny. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.
The competition results for the February 2018 meeting are available at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/february-2018-competition-results
The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club will be Rick Cummings, Boulder studio and commercial photographer. The meeting will be on Thursday, February 8 at 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, Boulder.
The competition Special Topic is: Motion or Movement. See http://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for submission details.
The competition results for the January 2018 meeting are available at http://flatironsphotoclub.org/january-2018-competition-results
The guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club on January 11 (Thursday), 7PM at the Har Hashem Synagogue, 3950 W Baseline Road, will be Michelle Theall.
Michelle, an award-winning wildlife photographer and and senior editor at Alaska Magazine, will share photos and adventure tales from her travels in the field to photograph the largest land predators on the planet: the grizzlies, browns, and polar bears of Alaska. Her work has appeared in national magazines and around the globe, and she is represented by Aurora Stock Agency and Getty. In addition, she runs photo and wildlife-viewing excursions in Alaska and Colorado through her company Wild Departures ( www.wilddepartures.com ). Come and enjoy an evening of incredible images from Alaska, the Last Frontier, and beyond—and gather a few tips for perfecting your own images.
Our Special Topic for the monthly competition will be something different. Members may submit 2-3 photos, the first from a photographer that influenced your photographic style (maybe John Fielder or Annie Leibovitz). The member may then show one or two of their own photos that shows the influence. Photographic styles might be: travel, portraiture, National Geographic-like, editorial, landscape, wildlife, documentary. See flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition for details on submissions. Digital images should be submitted by Sunday, January 7.
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.