Category Archives: Monthly Programs

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.

February 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our February meeting on Thursday, February 10th, will be held via Zoom starting at 7:00 PM MST.

Our presenter will be Carol Walker, a wildlife photographer who specializes in wild horses. She will present a program on wild horses. See more about her at her website:
www.LivingImagesCarolWalker.com

We will hold a competition. Carol will critique and score images according to our regular categories and the special topic “character studies”. 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, February 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.

January 2022 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, January 13, starting at 7 PM via Zoom. This meeting will be a member critique. 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’.

Each member may submit up to 2 images to share and talk about and to receive member feedback. Details of the submittal requirements are at this link. The deadline to submit your images is Monday the 10th at noon.. The special topic is ‘Shooting through a surface (like steamy glass or other translucent material)’. (A list of special topics for 2022 is at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/competition-special-topics.) Images will be shown individually and not categorized into topics and of course, no awards. Just a lot of talk about pictures.

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity totalk about our work and learn from each other.

And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues. Single member dues are only $20 and families are just $25 per calendar year. You can now pay Club dues via PayPal at https://flatironsphotoclub.org/flatirons-photo-club-dues-payments. If you would prefer to pay by check or cash, please email our treasurer at flatirons[at]flatironsphotoclub.com.

Flatirons Photo Club Annual Competition and Meeting (via Zoom)

As is our tradition, we will have an annual competition at our December meeting on Thursday, December 9 at 7 PM (held via Zoom). Members will submit their best work for us to see. The judge this year will be Rob Lantz, photographer and owner of R Gallery.

If you are interested in receiving our email notices and a link to our meetings, please send a request to flatirons[at]flatironsphotoclub.org.

Members: Dues for 2022 are now due. 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.

Club Officers for 2022

At the November 2021 meeting, the Club elected officers for 2022:

President – Donna Coleville
Vice-President/Program Chair – Chip Blach
Treasurer – Ilene Meyers
Secretary – Marianne Weingroff

The Club Steering Committee includes Officers and:

Vandy Vandervort
Mike Goss
Larry Trilling
Preston Newell
John Harmon (webmaster)
Peter Bandurian (projectionist)

November 2021 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, November 11th, starting at 7 PM via Zoom. This will be a member critique. We will also have our annual meeting and officer elections.  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’.

As a reminder, members may enter up to two images for the critique, in any of the categories outlined on the website. This link gives instructions on the categories and how to submit: https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition . The Special Topic for the meeting is “motion”. 

October 2021 Monthly Meeting (via Zoom)

Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, October 11th, starting at 7 PM via Zoom. This will be a program meeting, not the print workshop we had hoped to do. 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’.

Russ Burden https://www.russburdenphotography.com/ will be our presenter. He has just returned from Tanzania and we will see new images from his photo safari. Russ will judge a member competition. As a reminder, members may enter up to two images for the competition. The special topic is “yellow”. 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. 

June 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our last meeting before summer break is Thursday, June 10th at 7pm, meeting 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 [at] flatirons@flatironsphotoclub.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’. Join a bit early to assure your connectivity and socialize.

Brendan Davis, Photographer/Filmmaker will be presenting the program. Brendon is based in Boulder, but travels extensively and has a diverse photography portfolio. His projects focus on “stories of people and places that feel important.” You can view Brendan’s work at his website: brendanpdavis.com

After the program (hour 2), we will have a member competition. Our presenter will judge the competition. Each member may submit up to 2 images. Use the naming protocols outlined in our submittal guidelines at
https://flatironsphotoclub.org/monthly-members-competition. The deadline to submit your images is Monday, June 7 at noon.

This month the special topic is “focus on the story”. The images in this category can be in any style, but the photographs in this category will capture & freeze a moment in time while conveying an emotion, expressing a mood, sharing an idea and telling a story.

Here’s 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 show our work and learn from each other.

And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues!

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