November Monthly Meeting

Join us via Zoom for the November 12, 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 November is ‘Antiques’. See https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions for more information on member competition submissions.

Flatirons Photo Club meetings are free and open to the public. To be eligible for critiques and competitions, you must be a member of the club. Everyone else, just join in and enjoy the show.

The program will be How to Chase and Shoot the Northern Lights. Join award-winning Alaskan photographer Carl Johnson as he explains some of the mythology and the science surrounding the aurora borealis, or northern lights. He will explain what causes the aurora borealis and how to use available tools to be a successful aurora chaser. Carl will also provide tips on how to photograph the northern lights.

Carl Johnson is an award-winning nature photographer, living in Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Michelle. He was born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota and got his photography start while serving in the U.S. Navy. His greatest photographic passion lies in coming to fully understand a particular location, photographing all of its wonders, from small plants to vast landscapes, and increasingly the people who live with the land and call it home.

In 2017, Carl was awarded the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film, or Video by the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Carl’s first book, Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, was published by Braided River in 2016. It has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Nautilus Book Awards and a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Carl has worked as a guest lecturer and instructor for Tony Robbins, Princess Cruise Lines, and several remote lodges in Alaska. He owns the Arctic Light Gallery, the only nature photo gallery in the City of Anchorage, and Alaska Photo Treks, providing a variety of photography tours and workshops in Alaska.

October Monthly Meeting

Join us via Zoom for the October 8, 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 program for our October meeting will be presented by Charles Needle. Charles is a renowned Colorado-based fine art photographer, workshop leader and author who specializes in impressionistic and macro photography.

In 2018, Charles earned an honorable mention in the Macro category of the 8th Annual
International Mobile Photography Awards Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the 2014 Nature’s Best Photography Winland Smith Rice International Awards photo contest. In 2011, Charles was selected as a finalist, among 15,000 entries worldwide, in the International Garden Photographer of the Year photography contest, sponsored by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, England). This exhibition traveled throughout the United Kingdom.

To learn more about Charles’ work, including his books and workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.

Charles will provide critique for members. At Charles’ request, we will have the critique only, no competition.

As usual, please submit up to two images to flatironsphotoclub.org. The submittal criteria are available on our website at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. The deadline for submittal is noon, Monday, Oct 5. This is a hard deadline. To be assured that you will be included in the critique, you must submit your images by then.

The special topic is Rhythm. Other categories are: Realism, Nature, Special Effects.
Information on each category can be found on the website at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions

Flatirons Photo Club meetings are free and open to the public. To be eligible for critiques and competitions, you must be a member of the club. Everyone else, just join in and enjoy the show.

September Monthly Meeting via Zoom

Join us via Zoom for the September 10, 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’.

This meeting is Portfolio or Members’ Night. Several selected FPC members will show and discuss a selection of their images. Hope to see you then (via Zoom)!

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