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

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

             The Presentation Topic subject is "Cell Phone Photography "    VIA ZOOM VIRTUAL FORMAT

  • A link to the Virtual meeting will be e-mailed to each member on August 9

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


  • 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.




                The club again held its July meeting via the Zoom app. Members were sent a link via e-mail which they could click on to join the meeting. All together eighteen people participated. The meeting started at 7:07PM with opening remarks from our President, Judy LaFratta. Judy announced that Carol Bochert was appointed as Treasurer of the club to replace Carol Fleckenstein, who was acknowledged for her ten year contribution to the club. With Carol’s appointment as Treasurer, the position of Exhibition Coordinator is vacant. If anyone is interested in assuming this position, please contact Judy LaFratta. While Mike Fleckenstein will continue as Webmaster, photos for critique meetings should now be sent to Judy. Judy also gave a rundown of the topics for upcoming editions of Shuttertalk.


                Congratulations were offered to Chris McClintock for receiving “Artist’s Choice” at the FCCA Hidden Fredericksburg Show at Liberty Town. David Boyd had two of his images selected for the Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery, AL. Penny Parrish had one of her photographs accepted into the online show in Harrisonburg. Joe Miller’s slideshow is currently online. Members are encouraged to share information about upcoming photography shows with Norma for the newsletter. When sending e-mails with information for the Newsletter, please put “For Newsletter” in the subject line.



  Visitor Center may reopen by July 31, but there’s no information about what will happen in the fall with reference to photographic exhibits. The downtown Library was also going to host an exhibition of photographs, but there is no date for when the Library will reopen. Our Annual Photo Show is scheduled to take place at the end of May 2021, but the exact date has not yet been determined. A show entitled “Uniquely Stafford” will be held on line. Judging will take place  later this month, and there will be cash prizes. This information was provided by Penny Parrish and Chris McClintock.


                The rest of the meeting was devoted to Norma Woodward’s presentation entitled “A Different View”. There were about fifty photographs in all highlighting how Norma sees the world, what fascinates her the most and how she documents what she sees with her camera. Norma also shared information about the camera, lenses and software she uses. Her camera of choice is a Canon 7DMkII, and she uses a variety of lenses, including a 17-55mm, a 135mm prime and a 16-300mm Tamron lens. She uses Photoshop software and the complete Topaz and DXO Suites.


 We will probably be meeting on Zoom until December 2020.  The meeting ended at 9:00PM.



Featured  Image  for  AUGUST  2020

"Autumn Abstract"

by Lee Cochrane

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 for 2020

August         "Faces"               (Jul. 28, 2020)

September   "Vehicles"          (Aug. 25, 2020)

October       "Oddities"         (Sep. 29 , 2020)

November   "Family"            (Oct. 27, 2020)  

December    "Weather"         (Nov. 24, 2020)

Upcoming Events

2020  Annual Photography Show

Cancelled due to Covid19 crisis

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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