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December 2022 Annual Competition – In-person and via Zoom

Please join us for our 2022 Annual Competition, which will be held both in-person and via Zoom, on December 8 at 7:00 PM

The in-person meeting will be held in the theater at Frasier Retirement Community. The address is 350 Ponca Place, Boulder. We must check-in at the main reception desk at Frasier before proceeding to the theater. Masks are required.

A Zoom link to the October 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[at]flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Please come early to socialize. We will start promptly at 7pm.

The judge for the competition will be Stephen Collector. He is a long-time professional photographer and author based in the Boulder area. His work can be seen at stephencollector.com.

This will be a totally digital competition (no prints). You must be a member to submit images. A maximum of 3 images are allowed. They may be all in one category, or distributed among any of the categories

There are 4 categories for the annual competition (Note that there is no Special Topic for this meeting!):

  • Nature
  • Other Realism
  • Special Effects
  • Black & white

For image submittal, use the protocol that is posted on our website: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition

The deadline for submittal is noon on Monday, Dec 5. This is a strict deadline to allow for advance review of the images by our judge. Late submittals may not be included in the competition.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

November 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

We will again meet via Zoom in November, due to scheduling issues. The meeting is Thursday, November 10 at 7pm. Join early to socialize. A link to the October 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[at]flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Our November presenter, Greg Holden, is a photographer based in Denver https://www.imagesunderfoot.com/about-us/. He will present a program called “Pairings”. Greg hopes this presentation inspires you to investigate your own portfolio and to discover common threads in your style.

Greg will do a critique of member images in the 2nd half of the program. Please use the process found on our website to submit your images: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition.

Every dues-paying member may share up to 2 images for the critique. Please also submit your images to photos.flatironsphotoclub@gmail.com by noon on Monday the 8th.

We have photographers of all abilities in the club and all of us have been beginners and shy about sharing our pictures. So members, one and all, please plan to share. We want to see your work.

October 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Just like that, it’s fall!

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 13 at 7pm. One more Zoom meeting – join early to socialize. We’re aiming to start in person meetings in November. A link to the October 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[at]flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

The October meeting will be a members’ meeting. Every dues-paying member may share up to 2 images for group feedback. We will do a share screen from members’ computers rather than project them as we do for competition, but if you need that help from Peter, submit your images to him by noon on Monday. We won’t need to categorize the images, but if you are looking for a theme our October special topic is Landmarks.

We have photographers of all abilities in the club and all of us have been beginners and shy about sharing our pictures. So members, one and all, please plan to share. We want to see your work.

For your information here is a list of the remaining special topics for 2022:
October: Landmarks
November: Cultural Celebrations
December will be our annual competition.

Photography Meetup Group

Winn Robbins, formerly from Mike’s Camera and member of Flatirons Photo Club, has started a new photography Meetup group. It’s a free Meetup for photographers of all stripes and experience levels. He’s aiming it at many different contexts of photography, from portraits to wildlife, from landscape to macro. If club members have interest in particular topics, he would be happy to add more meetups to the upcoming list. You can contact Winn at his gmail address winslowrobbins.

Link to the meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/visually-speaking-photo-meetup/

September 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 8th, held via Zoom starting at 7:00 PM MDT. Join a bit early to assure your connectivity and socialize! 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[at]flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

This meeting will be a Members Night, with presentations by selected members on a number of subjects. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you then!

May 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 12th, held via Zoom starting at 7:00 PM MDT. 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[at]flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Our presenter will be Court Whelan, a expedition leader and a professional photographer who has a specialty in conservation travel. He will present a program on travel photography, just in time for our summer break. Take a look at his portfolio at his website: https://www.courtwhelan.com/.

For the second hour of our meeting, Court will be the judge of a monthly competition. As has been our practice, each member may submit up to 2 images in any of the 4 categories, Nature, Realism, Special Effects, or Special Topic. The special topic for May is “Playtime.” For specific requirements for image submittal please see our webpage: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. Only members may participate in the competition. The deadline to submit images is Monday, May 9th at noon.

March 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 10th, held via Zoom starting at 7:00 PM MST. 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 flatironsphotoclub[at]gmail.com with the subject line ‘Mailing list’. Please note that this is our new email address!

Our presenter will be Daniel Gregory, who is a fine-art photographer and photographic educator. He resides on beautiful Whidbey Island just north of Seattle, Washington where he runs Silly Dog Studios with his partner Lori, an herbalist. In addition to co-running the studio, he is a core faculty member of the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. Daniel also hosts a weekly podcast called The Perceptive Photographer, which focuses on the challenges and day-to-day aspects of living as a photographer. You can find his classes on CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and various in-person and online conferences and workshops.

His current work focuses on our relationships to time and place attempting to understand how we connect in meaningful ways to places and people of importance. You can view his portfolio, see his blog and learn about his podcast on his website: https://www.danieljgregory.com/.

For our monthly competition, Daniel will critique and score images according to our regular categories and the special topic “Blue”. Members may submit up to two images. Details of the submittal requirements are at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. The deadline to submit images is Monday, March 7th at noon.

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity to learn.

As always, to share images, members must have paid their dues. Single member dues are $20 and families are $25 per calendar year. You can now pay Club dues via PayPal at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/flatirons-photo-club-dues-payments.