Photojournalism Competition – July 16th, 2019


By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA2, AFIAP

Entries due by: July 9th at 11:59 p.m. Enter here

The July 16, 2019 LPA competition is Photojournalism General. Our judge is going to be Nancy Lehrer, a wonderful photojournalist who specializes in street photography, which is a subset of Photojournalism. Some links to her work are:  and

The Lancaster Photography Association (LPA), the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C), and the Photographic Society of America (PSA), all provide competitions for its members that are reality-based. Reality-based competitions are different from pictorial competitions because reality-based competitions allow few modifications that do not alter an image. Pictorial competitions allow all post processing modifications that may or may not alter an image.

Actually, competing in the reality-based classes is easier, since the exhibitor should not be manipulating the image other than cropping, straightening, dodging (lightening),and burning (darkening). Exhibitors can do basic adjustments to the image (like straighten the horizon) so it looks like the image the photographer saw when they took the picture.

The most important thing that an exhibitor can do with any competition, is to read the definitions and requirements. If the exhibitor understands the concepts of what a competition is asking for, there is no reason why the exhibitor cannot do well. There is less subjectivity by judges in the reality-based competitions than the pictorial competitions.

Below is the Photojournalism definition for the Lancaster Photography Association taken from the LPA webpages. Entries are due July 9, 2019.

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AV Fair Print Mounting Workshop - July 23, 2019 at 6:00PM


The Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) is hosting a free photo mounting workshop to help those in our community who want to enter prints in the AV Fair Photography Exhibit.

Location: Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W Jackman Street, Lancaster.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Participants need to bring their photos and foam core. The LPA will provide spray adhesive, surfaces to spray on, straight edges, knives and cutters, and demonstrate the mounting procedure.

LPA Members are encouraged to come and provide assistance. Bring cutting surfaces, straight edges and knives to help those who are new to the process.

Randsburg Field Trip - Rescheduled to July 27, 2019

Field Trips

LPA is hosting a field trip on July 27, 2019 to scenic Randsburg Ghost Town located near the old 395 Highway.

We will all meet at the McDonalds in Mojave Saturday at 4:00 PM on July 27th, then carpool to Randsburg for Golden Light images from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  It should be a great half-day trip with lots of old buildings and an old fashioned soda shop located in the Randsburg General Store.  This Ghost Town is over 100 years old and has a great museum located in the middle of the town.

If you have any questions, call Steve Kochie at 720-436-9094.

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