Meeting & Competition, March 17, 2009


We had 46 members and 2 visitors attend our March Creative Imagine Competition and General meeting.

Terri Garner briefly touched on the changes in the By-Laws and Constitution as she had gone over them in depth the month before. The By-Laws committee consisted of Dean Webb, Terri Garner, John Shedrick and David Wilkins. The members present voted on the proposed new By-Laws and Constitution. Terri Garner announced the results of the earlier votes: By-Laws 49 yes, and 1 no = PASS and Constitution: 46 yes, and 4 no = PASS. The changes go into place April 1, 2009. A VERY BIG thank you to the By-Laws committee for their very hard work on behalf of the club.

John Shedrick gave us an update on the AV Fair. John and Dave Anderson will Co-Chair this position officially. ALL ENTRIES ARE ONLINE ONLY. The preferred method of paying your premium is by credit card. Please sign up for fair committee meeting tonight. We are anticipating a large participation and amount of clerks and we need between 7 and 8, sign up now.

John Shedrick reported on the following workshop activity: March 24 – Basic Photography Workshop by Tylene Trout at the Senior Center. Subjects covered will be Composition, Depth-of-Field, Automatic Mode vs. Creative Mode, exposure, common problems, and other technical information. Then April 28 – Off camera flash Stokley Wilson from King Photo at the Senior Center. May 26 Ted Dayton, President of the Santa Clarita Photography club, Multiprocessing of RAW imaging files, bring your laptops with you. June 20— Preparing Photo entries for the fair at the AV Fair’s Van Dam Bldg.

Sue Craft reported our program agenda for Apr 21 – Don Gale – “Nature, Wildlife, & Landscape Techniques and June 16 – Year End Competition, Installation of Officers, and program by John Haslett, on Voyage of the Manteño. Be sure NOT to miss these two exciting nights!

Sue also announced the Poppy Festival April 25-26, 2009 at Lancaster City Park. She needs volunteers for this event beginning on set up day, April 24. Please contact Sue and watch the Web for more information.

06/06/09 S4C Awards Banquet, $20 per person payable to S4C. Sue Craft (Banquet Chairperson) will accept your check

Fred Griggs reported on our competitions themes. May – Desert Scenes / Desert Wildflowers. If you have any questions be sure to ask Fred, go online to the LPA Website and look under Competition Rules. Since there was a lot of confusion with tonight’s definition, please if you have ANY questions, ask the chairperson, a board member, go to the Friday night Discussion group, or go to the LPA Forum. We are here for the all members.

David Wilkins said he is always looking for articles for the Newsletters. Great job David!

S4C/PSA: Lyle Trusty reminded us of the upcoming S4C meeting April 11, 2009. Deadline to enter is midnight on March 31.

Lyle Trusty is in charge of the nominating committee.

Competition began with Helen Henry judging Novice, Amateur and Advance Amateur and Kay Hendrickson judging the Master division and slides. We had 39 Digital entries, 15 prints and 10 slides. We would like to thank both judges for their experience, their comments and their commitment to LPA.

Sue Liberto is the new Food/Refreshment chairperson. Thank you Sue. Please volunteer to bring snacks for the monthly meeting. You are reimbursed up to $30. Sign up on the LPA Webpage. We would like to thank Marilyn Dalrymple for the refreshments this month.

Congratulations to Jerry Stowel, on winning $30.50 from the 50/50 drawing.


Unless otherwise noted, webpage, photos and photo reproductions by Arley Clark
Article by Bonnie Matthews.

View the Digital and Print & Slide winners.



Digital Winners

Master Digital


Helen Henry
I Am Here
Sue Craft  
Psychedelic Oriental Poppies
Bill Kuhlemeier  
Tbird Abstract
Dean Webb  
Jump Start


Advanced Digital


Nan Carder
Flower with Fairy
Anita Kratofil  
Eri in Pink
James Pemberton  
Grand Nonsense
Anita Kratofil  
Wove Face


Amateur Digital

Sharna Lee
Melting Flower
Bonnie Matthews
Pencil Mining Town
Bonnie Matthews
Was This My Bishop Trip
Gerald Stowell  
Lizard on a Stick

Novice Digital

Maryann Ryan
Turkey Gobble
Jayda Knemeyer
True Red
Shane Jung
Century Theater
Maryann Ryan  
Swamp Shack




Master Prints

Helen Henry
Cracked Egg
Helen Henry
Borax Bill
David Arnold
Spectical Illusion

Advanced Prints

Nan Carder
African Daisy
Kurtiss Humphrey
Collage of Katelyn
Katelyn Humphrey
Katelyn Humphrey  
Brett Young


Amateur Prints

Arthur Barnett
Swirl With Swizzle
Arliss Dawson
Peking Duck
Arliss Dawson


Novice Prints

Shane Jung
Denver Public Library
Shane Jung
Ventura Art Deco Theatre
Cheryl Ross  


Slide Winners

Darlene Sprunger
Fantasy Bird
Dean Webb
Escape Jump
Bertha Plummer
Flower On Top of Stairs
Darlene Sprunger  
Black Magic



by Bonnie J Matthews-Franke

Bonnie has been taking pictures since she was a little girl, but she didn’t get into digital photography until about four years ago, just before she joined the club.

Matthews finds the club to be very beneficial to her. “The interaction with other members, being able to ask questions, the workshops and the knowledge that I take away from the club is phenomenal.”

She is very active, attending most of the workshops and field trips. She has missed only a few workshops the last few years and has attended about 70% of the field trips. The fall color trip is one she’s really looking forward to.

When asked what kind of photography she prefers, she said landscapes. She just finished a vacation trip to Oregon where she photographed lighthouses, old barns and covered bridges. “I really like old structures,” she said. She now loves portraits and has her own studio.

Matthews has a Canon 5D MKII and a variety of lenses and accessories. Her favorite lens is a 28-135mm ,70-200mm. & 100mm.

Matthews is our new secretary of the club and has made many changes – to help us grow. One improvement she hopes to make, however, is to archive the meeting notes she takes so new members can have access to them online.

“I’m really proud that the club is growing like it is, and that the workshops are so great.

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