Kelly Bevilacqua

We are saddened to report that one of our Flatirons Photo Club members, Kelly Bevilacqua, has passed away: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailycamera/obituary.aspx?n=kelly-elizabeth-bevilacqua&pid=196512586

These are some of the photos she shared with the Club.

June 11, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for the June 11, 2020 7:00 PM meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club! A link to the meeting will be sent in advance via email to members and interested non-members. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

The special topic for member competition in June is ‘Green’. See https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions for more information on member competition submissions.

Our speaker for the meeting will be Erik Stensland.

With the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park literally on his doorstep, Erik rises frequently long before dawn to hike back to remote lakes or up high peaks to capture the unparalleled beauty of the Park in warm morning light. He is also developing photographic collections from the Desert Southwest, the Pacific NorthwestIceland as well as from the United Kingdom. His work has been featured in many publications, in numerous galleries and purchased for use in hotels, hospitals, and businesses across the country. Erik has three galleries, his primary one in downtown Estes Park, Colorado, another is in Grand Lake, Colorado, and a third is in New Mexico where he shows his Desert Southwest work. Erik has authored numerous books including a couple of award winning books. Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park was judged to be the best nature and environment book of 2015 by the Independent Book Publishers Association and in 2018 Erik’s book, “Whispers in the Wilderness” was the winner of four national awards. It was chosen as the best inspirational book of the year by the Independent Book Publishers Association. Erik also recently released two new hiking guides on Rocky Mountain National Park which are likely to become the standard for visitors to Rocky.

Free Online Photography Classes

During the covid-19 pandemic, a number of online photography courses are currently available for free. This is a sampling of some of them:

Professional Photographers of America (limited time only) – https://www.ppa.com/education-unlocked

Nikon School Online – https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

B&H Event Space (wide range of online classes) – https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/find/EventSpace.jsp

KelbyOne – https://kelbyone.com/free

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials – https://phlearn.com/free-tutorials/

Photography Life courses – https://photographylife.com/news/photography-tutorials-free

Doors open at Mike’s Camera in Boulder

All of Mike’s Camera Colorado locations are now open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. See their website for more details: https://mikescamera.com/.

Mike’s Camera is an Essential Business

We provide essential products and service equipment for working from home.

We also provide media services equipment for at-home video conferencing and education.

Although we decided to follow the broader guidelines and close our stores for the last six weeks, we are happy to be reopening with rigorous safety precautions.

For your safety, Mike’s Camera is requiring all customers and employees to wear a mask and maintain safe distances. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

Don’t feel comfortable walking in just yet?

FREE shipping on your online equipment purchases will be extended and curbside pick-up will continue to be available

‍We are urging our employees and customers to stay home if you are feeling ill.

At this time we have postponed all of our in store classes but have a full schedule of online learning opportunities for you to take advantage of. You can view them here: https://mikescamera.com/classes/classes-by-topic#online-learning

May 14, 2020 Monthly Meeting via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for the May 14, 2020 7:00 PM meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club! A link to the meeting will be sent in advance via email to members and interested non-members. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

The special topic for member competition in May is ‘Detail’. See https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions for more information on member competition submissions.

Our speaker for the meeting will be Russ Burden, who will give a two part presentation titled, “The Serenity of the Serengeti.” The first part is an instructional Keynote slide show that shows the techniques Russ uses to capture his wildlife and scenic images while he is in Tanzania. Some of the concepts he will share are lens choice, flash, other photo gear, the quality of light, and how background choice impacts the quality of the photo. A few other topics include exhausting all possibilities, how to capture peak action, how to create bold silhouettes, timing, and more. Russ will show examples of photos that illustrate all of the above concepts. Part 2 is a 20 minute offering of Russ’s safari photos set to music. Part 2 immediately follows the instructional section.

BIO: Russ Burden is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Tours. He runs wildlife workshops in addition to safaris to Tanzania three times a year. He is internationally published and his commercial work is marketed through Getty Images. Russ has been writing the Tip of the Week for the Outdoor Photographer website for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in many categories in addition to having numerous safari photos honored and hung in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and the Iziko Museum in South Africa. Russ has been published numerous times in Outdoor Photographer and his wildlife and scenic images have appeared in calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more. Russ has an incredible passion for photography and seeks to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with all his workshop participants. His drive to seek optimal light and composition motivates him to create the perfect image. His energy and commitment to photography are contagious and it’s his goal to help others get to this point in their pursuit of our wonderful art.

FPC Award-winning Member Photos

This is a collection of images that have been received awards at Club meetings since December 2010, plus a few images from presenters and other sources. Click on an image to start a slide show, and on a keyboard use the right arrow to advance. We hope this is a pleasant distraction from current events, and an opportunity remember past competition winners. It’s also a test of this particular WordPress plugin, so please email any comments to  flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org, subject line “Past Winners”.