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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

Next Meeting

Tuesday, October 13 @ 7pm

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

Critique  Topic

Cell Phone Photography using knowledge from the August presentation 

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-one members participated. Judy LaFratta announced that the club has locked down the dates for our next Photo Show. It will take place from May 3 to May 9, 2021.


 While we do have the capability to record our Zoom meetings, we couldn’t do that for Kathi Weinheimer’s presentation on Cell Phone Photography. The meetings that are recorded can be uploaded to Google for sharing. Only the presentations meetings will be recorded, not the critique meetings.


The theme for the next edition of “Shuttertalk” will be “Oddities.” Members can submit up to two photos to Norma Woodward at The deadline for submission is Sept. 29.


Chris McClintock has two photographs in the juried show at FCCA. Odell Smith has photographs on display at CTBC Bank. Penny Parrish had two photographs accepted in Uniquely Stafford and one image in Art of Quarantine. David Boyd had two photographs accepted into the Potomac River Regional Art Show and two photographs in the show at FCCA. Whenever a member hears about any upcoming shows, please contact Norma so she can put that into the Newsletter.


 The club still needs an Exhibit Coordinator. Anyone interested should contact Judy LaFratta. Norma Woodward said she would consider taking the position if another member could work along with her.


The presentation on Tangier Island has beenrescheduled for February 9, 2021.


Judy then began the critique portion by sharing her screen with the thirty-two photographs submitted on the theme of “Unique Views”, using knowledge from Norma’s presentation “A Different View.” The rest of the meeting was given over to discussion of the photos and suggestions for improvement. 


Rosanne Rabito, Secretary

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


October       "Oddities"            (Sep. 29 , 2020)

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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