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Important Update

2021  Annual Photography Show

Sponsored by the

Fredericksburg Photography Club

Due to the restrictions imposed by  Covid 19 restrictions we will not be able to hold this years show at the Dorothy Hart center as planned

But don't dispair!

The show will go on

We are going to hold the show in a "Virtual" format

Entry Forms, Categories & Instructions are now available


E-mail:   fbgphoto@aol.com

or call



Please visit us at a meeting!

All are Welcome - no matter what your experience

Next Meeting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 7pm

Meeting will be held in a Virtual format due to  the Covid19 crisis



with Guest speaker Lewis Katz

APRIL  2021 meeting highlights

Submitted by Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

The club continues to hold its meeting via the Zoom app. Twenty-two people participated. The meeting began with opening remarks from our President, Judy LaFratta. She started by sharing her screen and stating that the meeting is a Critique on Monochrome photography.


 Our Annual Photography Show will be virtual this year. Images should be submitted by e-mail no later than May 10. Entry forms need to be postmarked by May 5. Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 22, on the website. All entries will be posted on the club Facebook page.


The subject of why the Dorothy Hart Center is open to the Women’s Club Art Show but not our show. Our club needs more staff from the Dorothy Hart Center and costs more to run than the Women’s Club Art Show.


The theme for the next issue of “Shuttertalk” is Waterfalls. Congratulations were extended to those members who won at the VMRC show. The FCCA is calling for entries for its upcoming shows. The next meeting of the club will be a presentation on Lightroom by Lewis Katz. The schedule and themes for the meetings for the rest of the year have been set and are available on the “Meetings” tab.


Judy then introduced Kate Guy who had been invited to do the

critique on the Monochrome submissions. She was sent the submissions in advance, and it was obvious from her insightful comments that she had looked them over carefully. When the critique ended, members were encouraged to ask questions and offer any comments. Judging by the comments, Ms. Guy’s observations about the photos were very much appreciated. After thanking Ms. Guy for all her hard work

The Dorothy Hart Community Center is closed until further notice due to the Corona (COVID-19) Virus outbreak. 

Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Closures

Until the Community Center reopens we will hold our monthly meetings virtually using the Zoom platforms.

A link to the virtual meeting will be e-mailed to each member about 2 days before the meeting

If you don't receive the  link in your e-mail please contact Judy LaFratta

If you wish to participate in our Virtual meetings please e-mail  fbgphoto@aol.com

Subject line should be: "Request to Join Virtual Meetings"


  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are closed our meeting will not be held.

  • If Fredericksburg City Schools are on delayed opening our meeting will probably be held as scheduled.

Check online at  fredericksburgva.gov  for latest information

If a meeting is to be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be notified by email no later than 4:00 p.m., or you may call 540-498-0620 any time after 4:00 p.m. to find out if there is a meeting.

Featured  Image  for  may 2021


"  Magnolia Plantation  "

Charleston, South Carolina

by Mike Fleckenstein

Members can submit a photo to the Gallery and it's eligible to be Featured Image of the Month

Click to learn how


Each month our Club Newsletter features a selection of photos on a theme. 

You may submit a maximum of two photos, formatted the same as you would for a meeting critique or for your Gallery, to the Newsletter Editor, Norma Woodward, no later than two weeks before the meeting date.

Subject line of the e-mail should be the theme subject and your name

Schedule of Newsletter Theme Subjects and Due Dates 

Month              Theme                          Due Date


May                "Waterfalls"              (Apr.27,2021)

June               "Cities"                     (May 25,2021)

July                "Blue"                        (Jun. 29, 2021)

August           "Abandoned"             (Jul.27, 2021)

September    "Animals"                  (Aug.31, 2021) 

October         "Trees"                      (Sep.28, 2021) 

November     "Vintage"                   (Oct.26, 2021)

December     "Hobbies"                  (Nov.30, 2021)

Show us your work

We offer several ways for you to share your images with friends, relatives & other club members.

You can have a gallery on this web site with it's own unique URL that you can share

You can show your images on Club Critique Nights & maybe get some helpful tips from other members

You can submit your photos to our monthly club newsletter.

  We have a different subject each month

Please be sure to format your images before submitting

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