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Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting September 7, 2016

Next Wednesday, September 7, the Photographic Frontiers Study Group will resume its first Wednesday of the month meetings. For this occasion, Ilene Meyers will discuss the process of printing as well as different results obtained by using different papers. In addition, she will present examples of prints made on different papers for us to examine and discuss.
Remember to bring photos that you’d like to talk about and perhaps get suggestions on. One of the major purposes of the study group is, after all, for us to help each other in our quests to create great photographs.
Next Wednesday’s meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range Street, Suite 100, Boulder, CO, 80301

Boulder Digital Arts’ Opening-Reception Friday July 8, 2016

Four photographers, including Flatirons Photo Club members Dan Joder, Rosa Fuste Escude, and Kirk Fry as well as Deb Cochrane are currently Featured Artists at Boulder Digital Arts. They invite you to join them at their opening-reception this Friday, July 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include food and beverages as well as great conversation and will take place at Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St. Suite 100 (on the northeast corner of Range Street and Arapahoe Avenue), Boulder.

Tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting

If you’ve been taking photos with your phone (and if you haven’t, why not?), tonight’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group meeting is probably right up your alley. The announcement from Cary Wolfson, who will present tonight, is at the end of this email. Remember to bring in on thumb drive any photo you’re working on that you’d like to discuss.

From Cary:
Sure we’ve all spent beaucoup $$$ on our DSLRs and mirrorless rigs, along with the lenses and accoutrements that go with them. But most of the time are we schlepping that stuff around with us? Probably not. OTOH, nearly all of us have cellphones or tablets and most of THEM have really good cameras built in. At this month’s Digital Frontiers Group I’ll be showing you how to make those mobile images pop with an app that doesn’t even cost a dime: Snapseed. Plus, it’ll work with both iOS and Android.

Check out the attached image that I shot with my iPhone in our backyard and then processed with Snapseed. OK, maybe it’s just about the only image that didn’t receive a “5” in last month’s competition, but I still think it’s pretty cool. Cool

I’ll give you a rundown on most of the app’s features, show you some before and after shots, and then take you step by step through my workflow as I process an unretouched picture. You can download the app and bring your phone/tablet with you and follow along. (Did I mention that it’s FREE?) As usual, we will meet at Boulder Digital Arts in Boulder, at 1600 Range St., from 7 to 9 p.m., so come on down.

Presentation by Thomas Walsh. Tuesday, April 5, 7-9 p.m.

A number of photo club members are aware of the work, including videography, that Thomas Walsh has done to bring some attention to the very extensive, yet rarely mentioned, abuse of children by nuns. On Tuesday, April 5, Thomas will give a presentation on the subject from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tina Davis Studio, 947 Kimbark St., Longmont. The meeting will take place under the auspices of LightOn Creatives for Community, a Longmont based group of creatives actively involved in further expanding the already burgeoning Longmont art scene.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting This Wednesday, April 6—Post-Processing Videos

Oaken Beeson will follow up his well-attended and enthusiastically received talk last month with another overview of videography for photographers. Those who attended last month know that Oaken is very knowledgeable and excellent at explaining. It’s time you hit that record video button on your cameras, folks. Come learn how to proceed after the initial capture. As usual, we will meet at Boulder Digital Arts in Boulder, at 1600 Range St., from 7 to 9 p.m. Oaken’s announcement:

“Editing and Encoding: What to do with those video files!

“In the next chapter of our DSLR video course we’ll go over transferring those files off of your camera, into an editing program, and exporting out a completed video. We will use Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Media Encoder to go over basic editing techniques, basic coloring, and encoding file types. Feel free to bring your laptop and go though the process on hand if you have an Adobe subscription, but most of what will be covered is also applicable to other editing programs. Keeping in line with the previous DSLR class, everything will be kept simple and easy, making your own videos does not need o be a complicated and lengthy process, with a few simple tricks you can import, edit and export out a completed video in 15 minutes. So bring your cameras, bring your laptops or just bring a notebook, and let’s finally get those video files out there for everyone to see!”

Photographic Frontiers Study Group Meeting this Wednesday, March 2—Videography for Photographers

Folks, if you haven’t yet hit that “Record Video” button on your camera, the time has come. This Wednesday’s Photographic Frontiers Study Group will be a great opportunity to see and hear an overview from basics to some advanced techniques. Oaken Beeson of Seed Design and Production will give a presentation on videography for photographers using DSLRs. As usual, we will meet at Boulder Digital Arts in Boulder, at 1600 Range St, from 7 to 9 p.m. Here’s Oaken’s announcement:

From Photographer to Videographer: Using your DSLR to take professional quality video

We will discuss opening up your DSLR to another range of possibilities. Going over everything from settings to proper frame rates to the equipment used in professional videography. The worlds of photo and video are completely different but it doesn’t need to be difficult to switch between the two. We will simplify and compare how the two are alike to make it an easier transition for the mind of a photographer. This is not intended to teach composition and basic photography, the class is directed towards photographers who have already learned the basic principles; aspect ratios, shutter speed, framing, etc. Feel free to bring in your cameras for hands on instruction!

Photographic Frontiers Study Group. Wednesday January 6, 2016.

Photographic Frontiers Study Group, Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7-9 p.m. Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder

First Hour
Our presenter will be Flatirons Photo Club’s former president, Thomas Walsh. While much of Thomas’s photography income comes from capturing the heart and soul of people at work, he also concentrates on glamour photography and the creation of composites. This Photographic Frontiers Study Group talk will be on composites, with particular attention given to making and refining selections in both Photoshop and Topaz Remask 5.
Please come to the talk with both questions and suggestions. Compositing is a subject Thomas is somewhat new at, and he would like to learn as much from you as you learn from him.

Second Hour
Feel free to bring an image or two on a thumb drive for discussion. Whether you’d like a critique, or help with post-processing, or just general feedback about your approach — it’s an open forum, so bring it on!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: New venue. The Mike’s Camera location is no longer available to us (they will be renting it out), so we will now be meeting at Boulder Digital Arts (BDA). BDA is located on the northeast corner of Range and Arapahoe, at 1600 Range St,. Boulder, CO 80304. Our times and dates will remain the first Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Also, this meeting is open to all with an interest in things photographic–no membership required, no experience required — just enthusiasm. Come and join us!

January 8, 2015-Program-The Image Before the Shutter Releases with Steve O’Bryan

Steve O'BryanFor me, the best thing about photography is being out taking photographs. You are immediately surrounded by a pulsing, 360-degree-multi-sensory environment. The art of photography is reducing this mind’s- eye sensory experience into an aesthetically pleasing, two-dimensional image by blending technology with deliberate, intentional, and personal artistic seeing. The beauty and interest of a scene is what first pulls the photographer in, but eventually the image comes somewhere from within the artist—quite literally from the inside out as a kind of self-portraiture. This subtle, and at times, unconscious process, transcends the photographer’s personal style and becomes the first level of “meaning” the photograph may have.
In this presentation, we will consider the personal and artistic side of the photographic process by visualizing the “many images” that precede releasing the shutter. Why do we release the shutter when we do?
Lastly, the next best thing to taking photographs is to talk about them. Those who are willing will have an opportunity to project their images and say a few words about each. This should be an interesting evening and I invite you to join the discussion!
I have taught university-level ancient Greek and Roman history for twenty-plus years. But I also take photographs. My company, Wild Basin Photography and Gallery, is located in the North Boulder Art District. My portfolio is filled with images of Boulder, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West, but also images from Rome, Florence and Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch—-Georgia O’Keefe’s landscape).
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