Category Archives: Monthly Programs

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.

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

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)!

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.

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.