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Learn the Magic of Subtractive Lighting - October 14, 2022

Workshop with Kathi and Jerry W. Venz


Take your Natural Light Portraits to the next level!

All portraits done with natural light are not equal. Too many photographers just accept the existing ambient light and end up with light that has no direction, lacking three dimensionality, or just flat light.

Jerry and Kathi Venz have been producing Natural Light Portraits professionally for over 30 years. In fact, the images that earned Jerry his Master’s Degree were images that merited or went loan in PPA International print competitions all using natural light.

So, how does Jerry take natural light to the next level? Simply, he uses the Subtractive Lighting Technique. This is the technique where you simply block light from one side of the scene using a hand-held black gobo (or flag) for individuals and with groups you use non-reflective natural features like trees, bushes, or rocks, creating a shadow on that side.

This lighting style is far more natural looking than additive lighting (using flash or reflectors) because it organically creates directional lighting in a flat light environment.

Join Us On: Friday October 14 th at 4:00 PM to 6:00

Bring your camera…have some fun learning something new!

Location: Poncitlan Square
38315 9 th Street East
Palmdale, CA

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Yosemite Field Trip - October 21-23, 2022


Tom Jordan has volunteered to lead an LPA field trip to Yosemite National Park to capture fall colors. We plan on going Friday October 21st and return home Sunday October 23rd.

Please let Tom know if you would like to join this LPA Field Trip. He chose this weekend is to not conflict with the EAFB Air Show, or the day of the dead festival, and other outings that might be planned.

He suggests booking a room at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal which is only a 12-minute drive to the Arch Rock entrance of Yosemite. The prices inside the park are quite high and El Portal is a less pricey option, as it is close to the entrance. If you want to attend, he strongly suggests you book your room now as you can always cancel. There are a couple other motels in El Portal or Incline you may want to consider or stay in the park if you have deep pockets!

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Field Trip - Day of the Dead - October 29, 2022


Day of the Dead participant
We would like to invite our LPA members to participate in a field trip to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the Day of the Dead festival on October 29, 2022. Tom Jordan is leading this field trip with Kathy as a co-leader. This is a field trip you will not want to miss! All who went last year agree this event is filled with many amazing photo ops! Who’s with me?!

Meeting Place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Meet to the left just after you pass through the entrance.

Day of the Dead Face Painting
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Get there early for parking and to line up before 9:00.

Admission Fee: $35.00 plus small ticketing fee and parking. Indicate below if you want to carpool.

Website to purchase tickets: https://www.ladayofthedead.com/event-info/

Equipment recommendations: Wide-angle lens, Telephoto lens. Monopod optional. Pack light.

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LPA CORONAVIRUS POLICY

Hello to everyone! LPA’s Board of Directors has discussed our response to California’s ongoing Stay At Home orders. We have suspended all face-to-face activities, which includes our meetings twice a month. Board meetings and webinars are being held by Zoom. We will have occasional field trips as the quarantine guidelines allow. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to resume regular meetings when it is safe and the Senior Center reopens

If you have any ideas for our on-line Zoom meetings, please feel free to contact our president, Kathy Newman at kc_newman2001@yahoo.com. We would love your ideas! We would also love ideas on how to keep our members engaged and active in photography despite the tough situation we find ourselves in. We encourage you to upload a Member Gallery to our website under Galleries->Member Galleries. We have been having occasional FB challenges in our Facebook group to encourage you to continue your photography at home. We invite you to check that out at https://www.facebook.com/Lancasterphotography/.

Thanks so much for your patience and understanding!

Kathy Newman
LPA President

Enjoy the entries from our last competition...

  • Four Aces
    Robert Christman
    First Place
  • Mercs at Winfield show
    Fred Laughton
    First Place
  • Bottles In Wagon Wheel
    Andrew Lewis
    First Place
  • Civil War Correspondent
    Tom Jordan
    Second Place
  • Miners Lamp
    Richard Stanford
    Second Place
  • Turners 26
    Robert Christman
    Second Place
  • Window to the Past
    Terry E. Dickerson
    Third Place
  • President Lincoln Worried
    Tom Jordan
    Third Place
  • Blarney Sunset 2
    William Peake
    Third Place
  • Calico
    Fred Laughton
    Third Place
  • Puritan Enforcer
    Kathy Newman
    Third Place
  • Edward L
    Shirl Airov-Bieling
    Honorable Mention
  • Meditative Buddha
    Marilyn Peake
    Honorable Mention
  • Fuel Stop
    Robert Christman
    Honorable Mention
  • Grand Canyon Railway
    Terry E. Dickerson
  • Motel
    Terry E. Dickerson
  • Old Truck
    Shirl Airov-Bieling
  • Old Car
    Shirl Airov-Bieling
  • Blacksmith Pounding Hot Iron
    Scott A. Shackelford
  • Preserved Slave Cabin
    Scott A. Shackelford
  • Abandoned Water Pump
    Scott A. Shackelford
  • Lincoln with Grant
    Tom Jordan
  • Fille Er Up
    Richard Stanford
  • Bodie Union Hall
    Richard Stanford
  • Glendalough Monastic City
    Marilyn Peake
  • Erik the Red Longhouse Reconstruction
    Marilyn Peake
  • Getty Villa Atrium
    William Peake
  • Lady with a Violin
    William Peake
  • Route 66
    Fred Laughton
  • Cannon
    Andrew Lewis
  • Revolutionary Musician
    Andrew Lewis
  • Fort Warren
    David Wilkins
  • From Ancient Egypt
    David Wilkins
  • Old Time Wagon
    David Wilkins
  • SheasCastle
    Roger E. Day
  • Keys
    Roger E. Day
  • ManOnHorse
    Roger E. Day
  • Room With A View
    Bob Fields
  • Needs Work
    Bob Fields
  • Forgotten Window
    Bob Fields
  • Final Rest
    Christine Wilkins
  • Quartz Hill Frosty
    Christine Wilkins
  • PPG Trona Facility
    Christine Wilkins
  • Bodie Church
    Kathy Newman
  • Wandering Wizard
    Kathy Newman

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Date: 18-Oct
Venue: LPA Competition
Theme: Travel
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