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May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly Zoom meeting is on Thursday, May 13th, starting at 7pm. 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] flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Dana Bove will be our speaker. Dana is a long time Boulder, Colorado resident and is President and founder of Front Range Nesting Bald Eagle Studies (FRNBES). Dana traded his love for research as a career geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for studies on nesting and winter roosting Bald Eagles and other raptors in the northern Colorado Front Range. A passion for photography, raptors, environmental conservation, and scientific research provide the foundation for his current studies of Bald Eagle and other raptors.

Dana will discuss general characteristics of the region’s Bald Eagles with a focus on breeding populations. In addition, he will share how photography has become one of the foundational tools for his research and related conservation and advocacy work. In the northern Colorado Front Range there are now about eighteen Bald Eagle nests, significantly more than existed several decades ago. Yet nest density appears to be leveling off: since 2014 the number of successful nests in our study area has only grown by two or perhaps three nests. Nesting Bald Eagles face many challenges that will make it much more difficult for them to sustain their large near-nest territories, and which are already bringing Bald Eagles into more frequent conflict with agriculture, housing construction and oil and gas development.

The second half of the meeting will be a member critique. Members may submit up to 2 images. Use the naming protocols outlined on in our submittal guidelines: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. This month the special topic is “animals in any environment”. Here is a link to our regular categories and additional information about the monthly competitions:  https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our accomplished presenter. And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues.  Smile

April 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our monthly Zoom meeting is on Thursday, April 8th, starting at 7pm. 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] flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Steve Zimmerman, a Front Range photographer https://www.stevezphoto.us/ who specializes in aerial and landscape photography, will be presenting on “The Aerial Perspective”. He will also judge our member competition.

The second half of the meeting will be a competition. Members may submit up to 2 images. Use the naming protocols outlined on in our submittal guidelines: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. This month the special topic is “natural frame”. Natural framing is when an element within the image is used to frame the subject. This internal frame can be a multitude of things you’ll find anywhere – branches, archways, tunnels, door frames etc., as well as things that aren’t solid like light, shadows, rain, fog . . . – your choice. Here is a link to our regular categories and additional information about the monthly competitions:  https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our accomplished presenter. And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues.  Smile

March 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our March Zoom meeting is on Thursday, the 11th, starting at 7pm. 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] flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Dan Baumbach will present a program on his beautiful and unique photographs of our natural world.  Check out his online gallery: https://www.timelesslight.com/

The second half of the meeting will be a competition. Members may submit up to 2 images. Use the naming protocols outlined on in our submittal guidelines: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition This month the special topic is “outside”. It’s up to you on how to interpret that. Here is a link to our regular categories and additional information about the monthly competitions:  https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competitions

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our accomplished presenter. And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues.  Smile

February 2021 Monthly Meeting

Join us via Zoom for the February 11, 2021 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 [at] flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

The special topic for member competition in November is ‘still life’. See below and 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. If you haven’t already, you can pay your dues online at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/flatirons-photo-club-dues-payments. Everyone else, just join in and enjoy the show.

Cary Wolfson will present a program on his special effects work. He will show before and after images and provide a general explanation of apps and techniques that he uses. Check out his online gallery: https://caryeb79.myportfolio.com/

The second half of the meeting will be a member critique. You may submit up to 2 images. These may be an original image and the processed image that you want to talk about, or 2 different images that you wish to get feedback on.

While you don’t need to use our usual file naming protocols, please make sure that your last name is in the file name for proper attribution. If you want to show the images in a specific order please number them, eg. lastname1.jpg, lastname2.jpg. Please submit the images as usual to flatironsphotoclub.org. Deadline is Monday, February 8 at noon.

Even though we are not having a competition, we still have a special topic to encourage your creativity. This month it is “still life”. Still life includes all kinds of man-made or natural objects, cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, game, wine and so on. The subject of the photograph cannot move or if once alive, is now dead.

Monthly Competition Topics for 2021

The list of Special Topics for 2021 is now available at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competition-special-topics.

Join us via Zoom for the January 14, 2021 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 [at] flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

This meeting will be a Members’ Night, with a special topic of ‘People’. That means that a person or people will be the main focus of the image. The person/people can be engaged in an activity or the image can be a portrait. Each member may submit up to 2 images that you want to talk about and that you wish to get feedback on. This gives everyone a chance to talk about their images and their current photographic interest. We do encourage all members to participate.  We’ll need you to submit the images as usual to flatirons [at] flatironsphotoclub.org. Deadline is Monday, January 11 at noon.

Annual Photography Competition

Everyone is invited to the Flatirons Photo Club’s Annual Photography Competition on Thursday, December 10th starting at 6:45PM (Mountain Standard Time) via Zoom. 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 entire meeting will be devoted to the competition. Each dues-paying club member may submit up to 3 images. The maximum 3 images can be distributed among these categories as you choose (i.e., all in one category, or among multiple categories): Nature; Traditional Realism; Special Effects; and Black & White. See https://flatironsphotoclub.org/year-end-competition-2020 for more details.

Professional photographer Charles Needle will judge the competition, utilizing his knowledge and skills from years of leading photo workshops and teaching.

MEMBERSHIP: Consider becoming a member of the Flatirons Photo Club. The cost is only $20/year and you can pay online at our website at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/flatirons-photo-club-dues-payments