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LPA Competition - Nature - July 18th, 2017

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July 18th Competition - Nature

Judge – Nancy Speaker

Nature Definition – The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. Something that exists in nature: insects, butterflies, spiders, trees & leaves, etc., Nature can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

“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 gray.

As with all reality-based divisions, (Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism), 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.

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Competition Announcement!

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 2016-2017 Skill Level Advancement

Congratulations to the following members! On July 1st, we have SIX members move up to the next Skill Level.  Club rules provide that at the end of each competition year those persons who have attained two first place wins in digital or three EA's in prints (must be from three different) club competitions at their current level, they are advanced to the next level.  [Note: If a competitor wins both in the Digital division and in the Print division, they would need one Digital division first-place ribbon and a total of two Print division EA ribbons, won over two different Print competitions, to be advanced.] This will take effect on July 1, 2016, the beginning of the new competition year.

To Amateur:           

  • Dale Taft  

To Advanced                      

  • Denis Lust  

To Master:

  • Diane Cable
  • Sharna Lee
  • Kathy Newman
  • Ronald Yagi


Have A GREAT LPA Competition Year!

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Open Competition- October 20, 2015

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Images can be submitted to the LPA Website for the October 20th, 2015 competition September 15, 2015 through October 13, 2015 at 11:59pm. The judge for this “Open” competition is Dan Holmes. Mr. Holmes is a professional photographer based in Ventura California.

Enter here. 

 You’re invited to join Dan for a no-host dinner at 4:30PM at the Greenhouse Café, in Lancaster, before the Competition and General meeting.

Our competition Theme is “Open” which means anything from Abstract to Vehicles plus a few more you could think of. Images must be in good taste! Color or B&W images both are allowed.

This Is Your Chance to Show-Off 3 of your AV Fair images. Since they will be already printed, why not enter the prints? OR Enter 3 you have NEVER entered before, digital (jpg’s), prints or a combination of both (for a total of 3 entries).

October 20th 6pm-9pm is the 2nd competition of our 2015-2016 competition year and our new LPA Competition Rules are in effect. Please make sure you know the new Rules, How to Enter, and Definitions. You will find all these on the LPA website under Competitions.

 

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Competition Report - July, 2015

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Competition Report - July 2015

  • July 21, 2015, Action-Judge-Ross Way, dinner at Greenhouse Café at 4:30
  • Oct 20, 2015, Travel- Judge-TBA
  • Jan 19, 2016, Step Into The Past- Judge-TBA
  • Mar 15, 2016 Creative- Judge-TBA
  • May 17, 2016, Flowers- Judge-TBA
  • Jun 21, 2016, EOY-Judge-Members

Would like to discuss the Oct “Travel” competition. Anticipate “LOW” participation, therefore, would like to take a member vote at the general meeting to change the theme to “OPEN” so the members who entered in the AVF would be able to compete with their best AVF entries. 

 

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Action Competition – July 21st

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Images can be submitted to the LPA Website for the competition now through July 14th at 11:59 P.M. The judge for this Action competition is Ross Way. Mr. Way is an event photographer with AV Media who specializes in sports and action photography. He has a background in graphic arts and illustration, and after receiving his Associates Degree at Antelope Valley College, he attended the Art institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach, California. He covers a variety of local sporting events and is currently the team photographer for the Lancaster JetHawks, the Advanced Class A Affiliate of the Houston Astros. You’re invited to join Ross for a no-host dinner at 4:30 P.M. at the Greenhouse Café, in Lancaster, before the Competition and General meeting.

Our competition this evening is ACTION – Motion being portrayed as the dominant theme, includes sports.

July 1st is the beginning of our 2015-2016 competition year and our new LPA Competition Rules go into effect. Please make sure you know the new rules. http://www.lpaphotography.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=competitions:rules_2015

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