Meeting & Competition, January 18, 2011


Sue Craft our President welcomed 62 members and guest to our January "Open" Competition and General meeting this evening.
We started our evening off with Helen Henry introducing our judge for this evenings Open competition, Liz & Rich Breault. We had 6 slides, 9 prints and 84 digitals for a total of 99 participate in tonight’s competition. Congratulations to all who won and thank you to all who participated. Certificate of appreciation, and honorary memberships were presented to our judges. Thank you to everyone who helped make tonight a success.

(Since our competition night was had 99 entries and we only had 2 hours, we asked the reports be minimized to so we could leave the building on time. In this report, I will expand on each report for our members benefit.)

Sue reminded us to please remember to always sign in at the door when you arrive at the meeting; Chris Wilkins spoke about the Dean Webb Memorial. Donations are being accepted through the LPA for a flat screen monitor for the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (PDWP) in memory of Dean Webb. The goal is to collect $750.00 to purchase a 42” or greater screen and mounting hardware, and a memorial plaque mounted below the screen (more info on the web); Chris Wilkins also gave us an update about the DVD for the Prime Desert which will be showing Feb 1st and Sue announced we weren’t going to have refreshments tonight due to lack of time but we are looking for volunteers for the upcoming months.

David Wilkins our Vice President reminded us of the upcoming programs:   Feb 15 – Kevin Roberts from Edwards; Apr 19 – Bret Paull-Professional Wildlife

Douglas Wade our Workshop Chair announced the upcoming workshops:  Jan 25 – Award Winning Portraits with Computer Magic – Susan Cowles; Feb 22 – Specialty Night – Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements, Gemp; Mar 22 – Smart Phone Photos, Monitor Calib. & Costco Printers – Douglas Wade; Apr 26 – “Tamron Presentation” by John Van Steeburg.

Helen Henry our Competition chair reminded us of the upcoming Competitions: Mar 15 – Portraits – Judge Julie Sutton;  May 17 – Step Into the Past;  June 21 – End of Year Competition; July 19 – Prime Desert Photos.

Bill Sutton our Field Trip Chair gave his report and announced the following agenda: Jan 29 – Red Rock Canyon 1pm, BBQ then Star Trails– David & Chris Wilkins; Feb 19 – Calico Ghost Town – Bill Sutton & Sue Craft; Apr 15-18 – Yosemite for Moonbows – Bill Sutton & Sue Craft. Be sure to get more information on the web.

Lyle Trusty gave his S4C report stating board approved loaning LPA  a digital projector.  Be sure to keep turning in your pictures on time.

Nan Carder gave a “mini” PSA report but here is her complete PSA report. We are into the 2010-2011 PSA Interclub competition year. The second EID Interclub Competition was due January 1, 2011: Entrants included Sue Craft, Larry Boswell, Helen Henry, Diana Edgel, Michael Harris and Sue Liberto. PSA Photojournalism/ Human Interest –November congratulations go to Tylene Trout for winning 1st place (Tansania School Children), Mel Carll for winning 2nd place (Veteran) and Sue Liberto for receiving an Honorable Mention (Someone Needs a Nap) in the first PJ competition this year in the Human Interest section. Our club scored a total of 80 points. There were 21 clubs who competed, and each club can send in six entries. Other LPA members who contributed were Glenn Olson, David Wilkins and Sharna Lee. Winning pictures and standings can be found at the bottom of this page: The PSA 2nd Interclub Nature entries are by the following: David Wilkins, Arliss Dawson, Nan Carder, Helen Henry, Michael Harris and Sue Craft. LPA members will be judging the ICIC and Creative competitions in February. We also will be judging the PSA Nature Interclub contest in May 2011. Please watch for the PSA feature article on Lancaster Photo Association, possibly in the February issue. Upcoming Dates to Remember: January 15, 2011 1st Color Projected Image Individual Creative Competition. You must be a PSA member. Here is a link to enter your pictures.   January 30th, 2011 Photojournalism/ Human Interest Interclub Competition: February 1, 2011; 3rd ICIC Interclub Due: February 1, 2011; Creative Interclub Competition #2;February- Judge Creative Interclub Group B. This year our club will be entering the Merrimack’s George Glennie Nature; Competition. Entries close March 17, 2010 (our club entries close March 5th).  Categories include Botany, Landscape, Animals, Birds Mammals, Invertebrates, Reptiles, Amphibians, Marine and Freshwater Life. Last year Sue Craft won a Gold Medal with her Yosemite Valley View Landscape. David Wilkins and Sue Craft also won Honorable Mentions. Judges will be Sue Craft, Helen Henry and Lyle Trusty. PSA Youth Showcase for 2011- Antelope Valley Union High School District has given us the okay. We will start in January after the holiday. Helen, Faith and I will be trying to get the high school students involved. S4C Interclub: A entries for December are the following: Jim Ross, Chris Wilkins (Award), Larry Boswell and P. Dale Ware (HM). S4C Interclub AA entries for December are the following: Mel Carll (HM), Michael Harris, Sue Craft and Helen Henry (HM). The next PSA Roundup will be Saturday March 19, 2011 from 10AM. There will be a presentation given on Lightroom Magic, then The Photo and Travel Experiences Antarctica and Miramar Air Show by Dr. Jim and Linda Lenthall. More information can be found here: Please check out Helen Henry’s Region 10 blog   We need all of your help getting pictures this year for the PSA Interclub Competitions. Pictures need to be1024 x 1024. 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.

Faith W. our Newsletter edition reminded everyone she needs pictures and articles by Jan 26th for the February issue.

The website will be submitted to the PSA Website contest. Lee adds new things all the time so be sure to check out the website.

Everyone is invited everyone to attend the Friday night discussion group which meets every other 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 or Terri Garner.

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. 

Poppy festival April16-17, more information to come

Lyle Trusty said the S4C new year is coming up fast, beginning October 1. Your entries are due the end of Sept, so be sure you have your UEN numbers. The time is NOW!!!!


Article By Bonnie Matthews
Group photo by Tylene Trout
Judges' photo by Lee Garner
Other photos by Douglas Paul Wade


Photo by Tylene Trout

Congratulations to all the winners!

View all the entries here.




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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