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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.
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.
This is a collection of images that have been received awards at Club meetings since December 2010, plus a few images from presenters and other sources. Click on an image to start a slide show, and on a keyboard use the right arrow to advance. We hope this is a pleasant distraction from current events, and an opportunity remember past competition winners. It’s also a test of this particular WordPress plugin, so please email any comments to email@example.com, subject line “Past Winners”.
Award – Print Special Effects, Reflection, Brad Clayton
Award, Digital Realism, Foreign Horns, Vandy Vandervort
Award, Digital Special Effects, “Dinosaur Among Us,” Mia Mestdagh
Award – Digital Realism, Ilene Meyers, Salt Creek
Digital Special Effects, The Dance, Maria Rosa
Award-Digital Realism, Bill Bryant, “Stone Cold Fog”
Award, Digital Special Topic, “Rio Grande,” Bruce Henderson
Pond near Brainard, Special Topic, Award, Marianne Weingroff
First Place, Special Topic, Liquid Stairs, RC Pyle
Award, Print Special Effects, “Water is the Domain of Ducks,” Bruce Henderson
Crowds at the Colosseum, Donna Pyle
Award – Digital Realism – Russell Dohrmann Cisco Buildings+Bus
Award-Print Special Effects, Gail Dohrmann, “Van Gogh’s Truck”
Award – Digital Realism, Upper Waterton Lake, Peter Bandurian
Award, Digital Realism, “Winged Flight,” by RC Pyle
Honorable Mention-Digital-Consumption, Jim Downs, “Rural Cuba Beach BBQ”
Yellow Mum, Realism, Award, Mark Shegda
Honorable Mention – Print Special Effects – Bruce Henderson, Chevy
Award, Digital Realism, “Winter is Coming,” Mia Mestdagh
Honorable Mention – Gail Dohrmann, “Russ at Boulder Valley Ranch.”
Award – Digital Realism – Charlie Anderson, Spring is Here
Honorable Mention-Digital-Hands, Daniel Joder, “Manos de Victor”
Honorable Mention – Digital Realism – Lori Clayton, Venice Canal
Award, Digital Special Topic, “Dolomite Road Biker,” John Kieffer
Award-Digital High Key/Low Key, Connie Redak, “Frosty Window”
Honorable Mention – Digital Special Topic – Peter Bandurian, From the Top
1st Place, Special Effects Digital, Dave & Molly, Cary Wolfson