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Canon’s Explorer of Light, Ken Skulte, November 15th, 2016

“Capturing the Elusive Moment” Canon’s Explorer of Light “Ken Skulte” will be speaking at the LPA on November 15th, 2016 at 6 pm
AVSC 777 Jackman, Lancaster 


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Human Interest Workshop, September 27th, 2016


Presenter is Darren Cole

Ever wondered what makes a good Human Interest picture?  How does it differ from a portrait?  Or Photojournalism?

Our very own Darren Cole is conducting a workshop on Human Interest; how it differs from the other categories; and what makes a good Human Interest picture.

Darren started his journey into photography less than 3 years ago, but quickly fell in love with it. Darren has received numerous acknowledgements for his Human Interest pictures in S4C and PSA Competitions.

This workshop will give you ideas, tips, and tricks on how to improve your Human Interest photos.  The rules of Human Interest will be explained and examples provided to test your new knowledge. We will be expecting audience participation! Please join Darren on a journey as we explore the possibilities of Human Interest photography! 

Please email Darren 2-3 Human interest pictures to share during the workshop and get feedback on. Send them to


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Human Interest Competition, October 18th, 2016



October 18th, 2016 will be our Human Interest Competition. Please upload your entries by 10/11/16 11:59 P.M. Our competition will be judged by Diane Racey. 

HUMAN INTEREST – Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational or organized sports action. Guidelines for Human Interest Images.

As with all reality-based divisions techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

“Restoration of the appearance of the original scene” may include techniques such as HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning provided they do not alter the contents of the original scene and the result looks natural. Borders are optional, but must be 3 or 4 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.

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LPA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – October 25th, 2016


The LPA will be celebrating a 50th Anniversary!  lease join us as we take a step back in time, and recognize some of the historical moments of the LPA, and those who helped propel us 50 years forward. View those old B/W photos and stories of an era long gone as we step back in time, see what the AV Fair Photography exhibit looked like in the early 1970’s, learn a bit about the history of the LPA, and hear stories from past Presidents… those who had a vision for LPA’s future. Who knows… you too just might show up in some of the photos!

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Day of the Dead October 29, 2016

Field Trips

Hollywood Forever Cemetery is proud to present the 17th annual Dia de los Muertos festival: THE TREE OF LIFE – EL ÁRBOL DE LA VIDA 

This is a GREAT opportunity for photography. It opens at noon, but I plan to be there around 4 to dark, to photograph and hopefully hang out after dark. Come and go anytime you like.  

For details, please visit:

Hope to see you there!

• General Admission: $20 per person – (please bring exact change, pay at the gate)

• Children 8 years and under free until 4 pm

• Seniors 65 and over free until 4 pm

I find the parking to be crazy. I plan to take Metro train to Union Station, Red Line out to Hollywood, then walk the one mile to the event. (buses available). 

If you drive, here are Parking Lot Locations

Driving Map

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Travel Workshop - November 22nd, 2016


On November 22th at 6 P.M., Joanne Stolte, a well-traveled, honored photographer and international judge will lead a workshop regarding what makes a good travel image. Joanne travels and judges competitions all around the world, so she is an excellent person to review what makes a good travel photo! She will also review the LPA definition and the PSA definition. This will help us all get ready for our travel competition coming up in January 2017.

Joanne has earned the PPSA, EPSA, and MPSA Distinctions and the APSA and FPSA Honors from PSA. She is past President of S4C and has been General Chair of the S4C International Exhibition since 2001 earning a HonS4C for her service. She is the Chair of the Southern California Chapter of PSA. She received the Artiste distinction (AFIAP) and the Excellence distinction (EFIAP) from the Federation Internationale de L’art Photographique. Joanne is a respected international judge, judging for example, the Welsh, the Great British Small Print Circuit, Fotoferia, PSA China, Polish, the Holland Circuit, Gia Dinh (Vietnam), Tekesi, and AC-FOTO German Mega Circuit.

There will be a no-host dinner before the meeting at 4:30 P.M. at the Greenhouse Café.

TRAVEL definition – A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.


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