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All are Welcome - no matter what your experience

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

Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Closures

Next Meeting

Tuesday, November 10 @ 7pm

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

Critique  Topic

  Photo Pairs - Same image, Edited Vs. Unedited  (you may submit up to 3 pairs)

Send your critique images  to    Judy LaFratta

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

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.

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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.



Our club continued to hold its monthly meetings using the Zoom app.  Twenty members participated. Judy LaFratta began the meeting by mentioning that the “waiting room” on Zoom was a good idea. There were two guests present at this meeting, Taylor Perez and Eva Johnson. Kathi Weinheimer joined the meeting since she gave the presentation in August on cell phone photography. The club needs to know ahead of time if there will be a guest at the meeting. The Secretary will send out the Zoom invite to invited guests.


          With reference to renewal of membership dues, all accounts were frozen since the club was not meeting in person. If a member received an e-mail about dues, it means that dues are owed and, when the member renews, the renewal period will be from November to November.

The Exhibit Coordinators will be Norma Woodward and Carol Bochert. Chris McClintock has agreed to act as Co-Chair and will present ideas of where members can exhibit their work, and Carol will assist with that.


For the November edition of Shuttertalk, the topic is “Family”.


David Boyd came in second and third in the Potomac Regional Art Show. The theme for the next show at FCCA will be “Flora and Fauna”, and the deadline for submissions is November 6. The dates for our 2021 show are from May 3 to May 9.


          With reference to sending photos for our critique meetings, they should be sent to Judy LaFratta. When sending the photos, members should put “Photos For Evaluation” in the subject line.  Please go to the MEETINGS tab for upcoming meeting dates, presentations and critique subjects.   There were twenty-nine submissions for the critique portion of the meeting based on the August presentation on “Cell Phone Photography”. Besides identifying their respective photos, members were asked to mention which phone they used. Members agreed that the August presentation gave them knowledge that was useful in enabling them to take better photographs.




Featured  Image  for  october  2020

"Fredericksburg Re-enactment"

by Helen Schwartz

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


November   "Family"               (Oct. 27, 2020)  

December    "Weather"            (Nov. 24, 2020)


January           "Food"                       (Dec.29, 2020)

February         "Monochrome"         (Jan.26, 2021)

March             "Communication"    (Feb.23, 2021)

April               "Flora"                      (Mar.30,2021) 

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)

Upcoming Events

2021  Annual Photography Show

May 3 - 9, 2021

Sponsored by the

Fredericksburg Photography Club

with support from

Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation

Dorothy Hart Community Center

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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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