Discusson Group Notes May 7, 2010

Discussion Group

Nine fantastic photographers found this evening to be light-hearted and enjoyable.

Deborah showed Art her "Tea Rose" photo and they talked tabletop techniques.  Art suggested using strips of black cloth to reflect off the edges of the glass to give them better definition.

I told everyone about the cactus flowers Deborah and I found near our house.  They have a lot of color and are easier to photograph in the wind than most flowers because they don't move around as much.

We talked about upcoming competitions, the Ovation channel series "Picture This," and scary movies (they use cameras, don't they?).

Art showed us a daytime photo of a church with a large wall of stained glass.  He wants to get the church with the glass lit up.  So we talked about doing two shots and merging the photos together or using lights inside the church.

Cheryl talked about photography at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve and upcoming get-togethers there.

We talked about doing night photography at the junk yard and came to a consensus that doing it with lots of moonlight was probably safer than in complete darkness.  We talked about workshops and I mentioned that I would like to do one on framing.  We talked about doing a field trip to Venice Beach.  Terri said that she had graduated from Venice Beach High but that it had been at least 10 years ago so she didn't remember the area that well.  Art and Bryan suggested going to the Lancaster model airplane field as a local field trip.  Jim said that he liked the swap-meet night we had at the LPA and would like to do it again.

Cheryl talked about her trip to the flowers and ended up getting a good photo of a Horned Meadowlark.


If you can, please join us each Friday evening at Denny's at the corner of Ave K and 20th West. We begin about 6:30 PM and usually go to at least 8:30 PM.

You can drop by at anytime and stay for as long as you like (you don't even have to buy anything).

Denny's has graciously provided us a section to ourselves and the service is great.

All photography related subjects are fair game and there's never a planned agenda. You can bring in your questions, your stories, your equipment, your photos (paper or digital), or even just yourself to sit, listen, and/or talk.

I would again like to extend a special invitation to both new members and the more expert members who would like to participate in these informal discussions.

You are welcome to visit the LPA forum and leave your comments and/or questions under "General Club Comments."


Glenn Olson
Coordinator and Moderator


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