October 2010 Meeting & Competition


October 19, 2010

Sue Craft our President welcomed 41 members and guest to our October "Prime Desert Woodland Preserve" Competition and General meeting this evening.

We started our evening off with Cheryl Ross introducing our judge for the evening, Winn Krafton. This month is our "Prime Desert Woodland Preserve" competition that you've been reading about.  We could enter up to 3 images (digital, slide, prints, or any combination) that were taken at the Preserve between April 1 and October 12, 2010.  Images from the competition will be put on a DVD and given to the Preserve for use in their facility and literature, and will include the photographer's name. This was the first of two phase Community Service project for club, the second phase is in the spring. We had wonderful membership participation, 3 slides, 9 prints and 60 digitals in tonight’s competition. Congratulations to all who won and thank you to all who participated in this project. The club presented Ms. Krafton with a Certificate of appreciation, $75.00 check, honorary membership and a warm thank you for spending the evening with us.  Thank you to everyone who helped tonight in making it a success.

Tylene Trout welcomed visitors and new members.

David Wilkins our Vice President gave his report on the upcoming programs:

  • Nov 23 –  Flores van Breugel – “Encounters w/ Ents” (Date change); 
  • Dec 20 – Holiday Photo Contest & Dinner

Douglas Wade, our Workshop Chair, announced the upcoming workshops:

  • Oct 26 - Adobe Lightroom Demo for PSA Clubs;
  • Nov 16 – Creative Photography by Nan Carder, and
  • Dec – No Workshop

Cheryl Ross filled in for Helen Henry during her absence and gave the Competition report.

  • For Jan – Portraits – Judge Julie Sutton;
  • Mar – Open ;
  • May – Step Into the Past

Bill Sutton our Field Trip Chair gave his report and announced the following agenda:

  • Nov 15 - Disney Concert Hall, Wilkins;
  • Nov 20  - Willow Springs -  Bill S;
  • Nov/Dec - TBD – Music Center of LA – Bill S & Dave A;
  • Dec 3 – Holiday Lights – Faith W & Sue C;
  • Jan 29- Red Rock Cyn;
  • Feb 19 – Calico Ghost Town – Sue C.;
  • April 15-18 Yosemite “Moon Bows”

Dave Anderson gave his AV Fair report first by saying the fair is happy with us. If the rules are to be revised, they need to be submitted by the end of Nov-first of Dec. We were asked to look into the Danish system.

Dean Webb gave his report on the "Saddleback Butte Photography Contest" project. He reminded everyone the entries are due by 11:59pm Oct 23.  The entries will be pre-judged.  They still need judges.  The anniversary celebration at Saddleback Butte is Oct 30 at 11am.  All photos shown and ribbons to be presented . 768x1024 max size

Everyone is invited everyone to attend the Friday night discussion group which meets every Friday night, 6:30pm at King’s Photo on Lancaster Blvd. Park in front on Blvd. Everyone is welcomed regardless of knowledge and all subjects covered. If you have any questions please contact Glenn Olson.

Cheryl Ross our library chair has books, magazines and information out on non-competition night for all to view. If anyone wants to donate to the Library, please contact Cheryl Ross. If you would like to check out books, magazines or items in the Library, please contact Cheryl.  Items available for checkout can be found on the LPA website, under the Members Only section. 

Lyle Trusty reminded us that entries are always due by the end of every month.  The competition is held on the second Sat of every month.  We have a couple of members who are working towards their Associate membership, everything you do counts towards the requirements.  You need  to be a member for three years to begin to qualify. Be sure you have your UEN numbers. The time is NOW!!!!

Nan Carder wanted to remind us of a few things. The 72nd  PSA Annual Conference was held in Charleston, SC form Oct 3 to Oct. 7, 2010.   Congratulations Helen Henry for being selected to be the Southern California Region 10 Director. Here is a link to her webpage http://www.psa-newmember.org/psa-regions/regions/reg10.html . She will help with soliciting new members and introducing them to all of the PSA services.

We did it! We won the PSA Interclub Creative Group B high point. There were at least 12 clubs worldwide competing this year. Those who submitted images were Sue Craft, Helen Henry, Anita Kratofil, Diana Edgel, Bill Sutton and Nan Carder. Also, Anita Kratofil received an HM in the Best of the Best and Electrahummer received 2nd place.

We have started the 2010-2011 PSA Interclub year. Our first set of images has been sent to ICIC for the October contest. Thank you to the following- Helen Henry, David Wilkins, P. Dale Ware, Mel Carll, Sue Liberto and Larry Boswell for sending us pictures for LPA to submit this year.

The Adobe Lightroom 3 presentation was given October 26th by Helen Henry. Thank you Helen Henry.

Lancaster Photography Association will be judging the PSA Nature Interclub contest in May 2011. We also will be judging one of the CPID plus the  Creative contest in February. We also would like to thank all of the members who have submitted pictures for the S4C A and AA competitions for October. We always need more. Members representing the A Division will be Sharon Martinez, Larry Boswell, P. Dale Ware and James Pemberton. For the AA competition the following LPA members have contributed Mel Carll, Mike Harris, Anita  Kratofil and David Wilkins. Good Luck to all of you.

Congratulations go to Sharon Martinez and Michael Harris on their Honorable Mentions.

We need all of your help getting pictures this year for the PSA Interclub Competitions. Pictures need to be 1024 x 768. Please upload them to the LPA website, or send them to me.If there are any questions or if any needs help, please contact me. Please join the Photographic Society of America. Please  use Helen Henry or myself as your  reference. https://psamembership.wufoo.com/forms/z7x4z5/.


View the Digital and Print & Slide winners.




Digital Winners

Master Digital


Nan Carder
Resting Jackrabbit
David Wilkins  
Sunset in the Preserve
Sue Liberto  
Coyote and Friends
Nan Carder  
Mourning Dove


Advanced Digital


Fran Marroquin
Evening Splendor
Bonnie Matthews  
In Full Blossom
Dwight Franke  
Bill Sutton  


Amateur Digital

Larry Boswell
Coopers Hawk Joshua Tree
Christine Wilkins
In White Crowned Sparrow Migrant
Christine Wilkins
September Sunset
Christine Wilkins
Cactus Wren

Novice Digital

Jayda Knemeyer
The Long Bridge
Wayne Staley
Prime Desert Sunrise
Lee Garner
Path Entrance
Wayne Staley
Raven at Prime Desert



Print Winners

Master Prints

Lyle Trusty
Woodland Center Westside
Lyle Trusty
Center Entrance View


Amateur Prints


Arliss Dawson
California Primrose
Arliss Dawson
I Stand Alone
Arliss Dawson


Novice Prints


Jayda Knemeyer
The Great Joshua
Douglas Jensen
Joshua Morning Color
Donald Bromaghim


Slide Winners


Walt Old
Joshua Down

Prints and slides are photographed during the presentation, and so will be of significantly lower quality than the original item.


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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