Michael Gordon: Death Valley – Magnitude & Mystery


Meetings

On August 20, 2019, the Lancaster Photography Association has the pleasure of having professional photographic artist Michael E. Gordon come and give a presentation that will feature images and stories from Death Valley National Park. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA 93534.

Michael E. Gordon is an award-winning photographic artist best known for his black and white images from California’s deserts which, said Broughton Quarterly, portray “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the natural world results in quiet images of depth and discovery.

Michael's work is held internationally in the private collections of the United States Embassy, Kaiser Permanente, Milken Family Foundation, The Wilderness Society, and many others. His photographs have been published in and on the covers of magazines, calendars, brochures, annual reports, textbooks, music CD’s, and newspapers, including B+W Photography (UK), SHOTS, Arte Fotográfico, Backpacker, View Camera, Rangefinder, Broughton Quarterly, USDA Forest Service, Brooks/Cole, and more. Michael’s work has been awarded by the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards.

Michael owns and operates Death Valley Photo Tours, is co-founder of Visionary Photography Workshops, and leads workshops for The Los Angeles Center of Photography. He lives in Southern California with his wife Shauna.

More about Michael's photography: https://www.michael-gordon.com/

Michael's Death Valley Tours: https://www.deathvalleyphototours.com/

Photoshop Workflow - Editing Tips August 27 2019


Workshops

On August 27 th , 2019, LPA President Kathy Newman will be conducting a workshop on Photoshop workflow. There were many requests for some basic Photoshop tips, so she will be going through beginning to end editing of photos, using Adobe Camera RAW, Adjustment Layers, Masking, basic selection, and Sharpening. This workshop will be geared towards newer users of Photoshop, but will include good refreshers for more experienced users. You are more than welcome to bring your laptops and follow along, but it is not necessary.

Kathy Newman is beginning her third year as LPA’s president. She has won several local, national and international awards for her fine art photography and Photoshop composites. She won PSA Creative Interclub’s Best of Best in 2015, PSA Council Challenge Individual First Place in 2018, as well as several Best of Division awards and a Sweepstakes award at the Antelope Valley Fair. She began learning Photoshop in 2013 and enjoys sharing what she has learned with others.

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08/20/19

General Meeting

08/27/19

Workshop

09/15/19

LPA Breakfast

09/17/19

General Meeting

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