General Meeting & Photo Critiques: September 16, 2014


Meetings

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 53 LPA members and visitors to our General Meeting and Photo Critique session.   

This was the second in a series of a two month trial period for photo critique sessions.  LPA members anonymously submitted up to 5 images each, for a total of 68 images.   The images were critiqued by 2 of our Master level photographers. Nan Carder and Don Bennett commented on all the images and pointed out the specific qualities that made them stand out, such as “impact”, “rules of composition” and “technique”, and offered suggestions on how some could be improved (mostly by cropping and avoiding those white hot spots).  Nan, our PSA Rep, offered suggestions as to where some of the images would fit in for PSA and S4C competitions.  Everyone benefited from their comments and will no doubt capture better images in the future.  Afterwards, a survey was passed out so that the board can evaluate the members input and participation and decide on how to move forward. Thank you to all that participated and to our Master photographers.

Wayne Staley recognized Pat and Dale Ware for their 25 plus years of service to the LPA and the AV Fair Photography Exhibit, and presented each of them with a personalized LPA coffee mug.

Douglas Wade shared exciting news about LPA member Tina Crowe.  Tina was contacted by Good Morning America as they want to use her photos in an upcoming story about the Grizzly bear at Katmai National Park in Alaska who adopted a cub.

Upcoming Events

Programs/Workshops – Rock Myers
Sep 23 – “Time Lapse Photography” – Kurtiss Humphrey
Oct 28 – “Bird Photography” – Matt Tekulsky
Nov 25 – “Beyond Wide Open: Photography without a Lens” – Bill Debley

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews
Oct 21 – Monochrome – Must be black and white or black and white and one fully toned color such as a single tint like sepia or cyan applied across the entire image – Judge Mel Carll – 4:30pm dinner at GH Cafe
Jan 20 - Photojournalism

Field Trips – Chris Wilkins
Sep 19-21, Owens Valley/CARMA – led by Mike Carr & Kurtiss Humprey
Dec 2-5 – Yosemite – led by Chris/David Wilkins

AV Fair – Douglas Wade & Sue Craft
Oct 14 – 5pm – Critiques/Suggestions for AVF - Room 101 at Senior Center

S4C Report - Bonnie Matthews – See S4C report on LPA website.  Looking for new people to enter photos for interclub competitions, A (beginner) level.  Need a UEN number.  

PSA Report - Nan Carder – See PSA report on LPA website. LPA to receive PSA Club Service Award at PSA Conference.  PSA Southern CA Roundup Chapter Event on Feb 21 at Descanso Gardens.  Ocean State Competition is open for club entries.  Info on LPA website.

Friday Night Discussion Group - Terri Garner
Aug 22 and Sep 12 (2nd & 4th Friday of month) at 6:30pm at Carrows (Ave K & 17th st W)

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware
Sep 21 (3rd Sunday of month) at 7:30pm at Carrows (Ave K & 17th st W)

Newsletter – Douglas Wade
Sep 26 - Deadline for Sep newsletter 

BooLVD Event
Oct 28 – 5pm – 9pm – Volunteers needed.  Watch for sign up on LPA website
Community Service Event - $5 per photo.  Event donation to be made to Antelope Valley Children’s Center

New Business – Douglas Wade
LPA Logo Competition – Open now and submissions due by 11:59pm on Friday Nov 7.  Send to secretary  sue@suecraftphotography.com. Submissions will be reviewed by the board at Nov meeting.  Board will limit entries to 4 (plus existing LPA logo) for presentation and vote by members.  

Announcements – 
Needed:  
Librarian 
Equipment Chair Assistant 

Meeting Adjourned

Photo by Paul Craft

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