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

Fredericksburg Parks & Rec Closures

2020  Annual Photography Show cancelled due to Covid19 crisis

Next Meeting

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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

             The Critique subject is "My Small World (During the Pandemic)"

  • Submit up to four pictures taken during your "stay at home" time to the Webmaster no later than June 7


  • A link to the Virtual meeting will be e-mailed to each member on June 7

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.


Minutes of May 2020 Virtual Club Meeting 


          The club held its May meeting via the Zoom app. Members were sent a link via e-mail that they could click on to join the meeting. All together twenty-four people participated. The meeting started at 7:00PM with remarks from our President, Judy LaFratta. Judy thanked Anne McGrath for her invaluable assistance in setting up the Zoom app and sending the link to members. The topic for the next issue of SHUTTERTALK will be “Emotion”. Submissions should be sent to Norma Woodward by May 26. Members were reminded to let the club when they have been selected to be in a show. David Boyd had two of his photographs accepted by Nature Photographer Magazine.

Our 2020 Photo Show was cancelled and May 2021 was chosen as the date for next year. With reference to our annual show for July and

August at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, it was decided that photographs submitted will be on the theme of “Fredericksburg”, and the photographs will be up for the entire two months. Mike Fleckenstein wanted to remind members that they can showcase their images on the club website in the  Club Member Gallery. Liberty Towne Arts Workshop will have a show in June entitled “Hidden Fredericksburg.”. Members were reminded about the upcoming webinar by Mollie Isaacs on Lightroom.

          There was a discussion about the themes for our upcoming meetings, specifically June and July. It was decided that the theme for June would be “My Small World” with reference to what you are seeing during this quarantine.  The June meeting will also be held on Zoom, on the 9th at 7:00PM. The theme for the July meeting presentation will be “Abstracts - A Different View From The World Of Norma Woodward”, looking at common things from an uncommon perspective. While the Zoom format seemed to work, feedback from members on the temporary virtual Zoom format would be appreciated.


          After the discussion portion of the meeting ended, the critique portion began. There were a lot of photographs submitted, and they were organized into a PowerPoint presentation by Mike Fleckenstein and moderated  by Judy. When a photograph appeared on the screen, the person who took it talked about it and then members offered feedback. Everyone agreed that all the photographs were really well done but, since there was no outside critic, this meeting ended up being more of a show and tell. Before the meeting ended, members were encouraged to look at our website to keep up with current news and upcoming events.

Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

May 19, 2020

Featured  Image  for  May 2020

"James River Catch"

by David Boyd

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

June             "Emotion"          (May  26, 2020)

July              "Triangles"        (Jun. 30, 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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