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Next Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 7pm

If arrangements can be finalized we will return to an in person format  at Dorothy Hart Community Center which will include a Virtual Zoom component to accommodate those who cannot attend in person.

A link to the virtual meeting will be sent a few days prior to the meeting

    Presentation   Bridges  -  Submit up to 3 images to

    (No more than one of the Fredericksburg Railway Bridge please)

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

Exceptions noted in RED


October 12

November 9

December 14

august 2021 meeting highlights

Submitted by Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

Due to the closure of the Dorothy Hart Center because of the Corona virus, the club continued to hold its meeting via the Zoom app. Ten members participated.

Club President Judy LaFratta acknowledged the members who assisted in hanging photos at the Agricultural Fair Exhibit. Congratulations to those who won prizes. David Boyd won Best in Show. There were a lot of young photographers who participated. There was a Board meeting on July 27. Carol Bochert will follow-up with The Dorothy Hart Center to fill out an application to start meetings in person. The September meeting could possibly be a mixed meeting - in person at the Center and using Zoom - since the presenter is from out of town.          Odell Smith won Honorable Mention at the FCCA show. The Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild will hold its Potomac River Regional Art Show at the Colonia Beach Town Center from August 14 to August 29. FCCA will have a show in November with the theme of Travel Photography. The deadline for submission is October 5.

Judy reviewed the themes for our upcoming meetings and encouraged members to provide ideas for next year’s meetings. The club will need a Vice-President for next year. Anyone interested in filling the position should contact Judy. Our exhibit at the Visitor Center is still to be determined, but the suggested theme will still be “Fredericksburg.”

Judy then started the critique portion of the meeting. Members submitted photos from five years ago applying new skills to edit them and showing the before and after version. The discussion involved sharing what was done to make the photo “better” including which software program or programs were used. When the critique ended, some members commented that they found the critique useful and informative.

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 virtual platform.

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.

Featured  Image  for  september 2021

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"Our State Bird"

by Mark Harris

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


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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