We started our evening off with Wayne Staley introducing our judge, Donna Pattee-Ballard for this evenings Monochrome competition. For this evenings competition, we had 107 entries in 7 categories distributed as follows. 3 Slides; 11 Prints Master 4 Prints Amateur; 28 Digital Master; 20 Digital Advanced Amateur; 36 Digital Amateur; 5 Novice There were not enough entries in the Novice or Advanced Amateur Prints to have a competition in those classes. Congratulations to all who won and thank you to all who participated. A Certificate of appreciation, honorary membership and $75 travel expenses were presented to Ms. Pattee-Ballard. Thank you to everyone who helped make tonight a success.
Edwards Air Force Base Teen Center Coordinator, Paul Labella thanked the LPA for the camp this past summer and presented a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Air Force to the Lancaster Photography Association. “On behalf of the 95th Force Support Squadron and Edwards Air Force Base Community we wish to thank the Lancaster Photography Association for providing a Youth Photography Camp during the week of August 15-19, 2011. The photography camp provided 20 youth of Edwards AFB a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a various aspects of photograph. This would not have been possible without the dedication of Sue Craft, Nan Carder and especially Faith W. These individuals delivered excellent instruction and developed a great rapport with our young photographers. Other noteworthy people who assisted in this project were Tylene Trout, Anita Kratofil, and Brent Paull. The Edwards AFB Military Community is exceedingly grateful to the LPA for conducting this camp and enriching the lives of Edwards AFB younger citizens”. Signed by Director, 95th Force Support Squadron, John “Carlos” Bassut. As a thank you to the LPA, a very generous donation of brand new photography books was made to the LPA library. Books include Photographing the Southwest (Volume 1 & 2), The Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley, Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide, Composition From Snapshots to Great Shots, Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers, and the Art of Posing.
Holiday Party Donations – See Terri Garner or add to the donation jar that will be near entrance.
Douglas Wade was appointed new Field Trip Chair and AV Fair Chair. Sue gave Douglas Wade the Oath of Office.
Programs were announced: November – Kristina Jacob – LA Photographer; December – Holiday Dinner & Holiday/Winter Photo Competition. Need volunteers and donations for dinner. $250 goal ($109 so far).
Douglas Wade our temporary Workshop chair announced the upcoming schedule: Oct –Beginning Photography by Tylene Trout; Nov – Navigating the LPA Website; and Dec – Dark. Jan –TBD; Feb - Portrait Workshop by LPA Members. Sue announced we needed a new Workshop Chair.
Douglas Wade gave us the Field Trip report: Nov 4-7 – Yosemite in the Fall – Sue Craft & Bill Sutton; Dec 10 – Clark Court Holiday Lights & A Magical Christmas on Blvd – Douglas Wade; Jan TBD - Elephant Seals & Morro Bay – David & Chris Wilkins
Feb – Death Valley? – Douglas Wade; Mar – Griffith Park at Night & Lights of LA – Douglas Wade; Apr 1 – Acton Rangers Gymkhana – Sue Craft; May 5 – Downtown Lancaster Walk About – Douglas Wade.
Nan Carder gave her PSA report stating LPA was awarded the club service award in recognition for it's photography related philanthropy projects with the Antelope Valley Fair, Prime Desert Wood & Preserve, the EAFB Photography Camp & other past projects. April 2011 issue of the Desert Exposure tied for first in the PSA's large club international newsletter competition out of 19 entries. It also tied for best calendar presentation. Nan Carder received the PSA Club Representative of the Year for Large Clubs, & will assume the responsibilities of PSA VP or Charters, Clubs & Councils. Nan Carder received the PSA Club Representative of the Year for Large Clubs, & will assume the responsibilities of PSA VP or Charters, Clubs & Councils.
Terri Garner is the temp Newsletter editor and wants to remind the members they can submit articles and pictures to her for the newsletter by the 26th of the month. We still need a permanent editor.
Terri Garner announced the Friday Night Discussion Group is the 2nd & 4th Friday night at 630pm at Denny’s at 20th W and Ave K Lancaster.
Saturday Monthly Breakfast is the 3rd Sunday of Month at AM CafÃ© on Sierra Hwy.
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.
All of the entries can be viewed here