Metadata and Copyright Workshop - March 28, 2017


[image1_left] On Tuesday, March 28th at the AVSC, Douglas Wade was asked to present a workshop on Metadata and Copyright information. Douglas is the current president of the LPA, and has been involved with the AV Fair and other photography outlets. He also held the offices of: Vice President, AV Fair Photography Chairman, LPA Webmaster and Newsletter Editor.

Metadata is data-on-data. You take a digital image with your camera. The camera adds metadata about the image. An image as we think of it is made up of pixels (picture) part and also contains data part. Such data as the camera model, lens, aperture, and capture date, to name only a few. Hundreds of different kinds of data and formats are available and can you can populate the data which helps keep track of your images inside of Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, Photoshop and the Get Info of the file itself as you export and upload your images to sites.

This presentation will cover what information is available and how to add information to the files, such as keywords, creator information, like, name, email, phone, or address. How to look for information and how to correct it. Most importantly, how to suppress some data like your address, if so desired when exporting. As well as, what does social media do with your metadata?
How to use services to check on the use of your images. Are they being used by others for profit?

Also, copyright information. That is an area of metadata, which you express. He will cover some of the basics of copyright process and how you should identify the use of your images. For example, you establish your copyright the minute you push the shutter, but that is only as good as it is enforceable, find out what you should be doing to protect your images.

March 21, 2017 is LPA’s Pictorial Competition



[image1_left] March 21, 2017 is LPA’s Pictorial (All scapes: City, Land, Sky & Water) Competition. Please upload your entries by 03/14/17 11:59pm.

Our judge this evening is Lin Craft  who holds a APSA, FSCACC. Through her wildlife and landscape photography, marine biologist, Lin Craft, strives to communicate the extraordinary beauty of the natural world. Lin shares her images with groups of all ages and backgrounds through her live narrated entertaining, educational slide presentations. She also sells fine art prints and cards in local art venues.  Lin has exhibited extensively and won numerous awards for her photography. Her images have appeared in books, brochures, calendars, and other publications. Lin regularly judges for local camera clubs and for International Photography Exhibitions. She is very active in the Photographic Society of America, particularly the Nature Division in which she has held many positions including as immediate past Chairman. Lin was President of the Fallbrook Camera Club for 25 years and also very active with the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs SCACC). Lin resides in Fallbrook but travels extensively to pursue her love of photography. 

You’re invited to join Lin for a no-host dinner at 4:30PM at the Greenhouse Café, in Lancaster, before the Competition and General meeting.

Definition for Pictorial (All scapes: City, Land, Sky & Water)

Picturesque scenes such as cityscapes, landscapes, skyscapes, seascapes or scenic views as the predominate theme.

Please contact Bonnie Matthews-Franke at if you have any questions.


Palmdale Air Park Field Trip February 24th, 2017


This is been rescheduled for the 24th due to expected bad weather. 

LPA will have exclusive access to Palmdale Air Park on Friday, February 24th from 4:30 P.M. until 6:30. We will be able to photograph all the planes through sunset and the golden hour. Please sign up on the LPA website and join us for this local photography opportunity.

2001 East Avenue P
Palmdale, CA 93550

You need to be a current LPA member and log into this site to sign up.


Desert Wildflower and Scenic Field Trip to Red Rock Canyon, Saturday, March 18, 2017


[image3_left] The LPA will host a field trip to Red Rock Canyon on March 18 to photograph wildflowers and the scenic views.  As long-time residents know it's impossible to predict wildflower blooms in the Mojave desert.  That said, the weather so far looks promising and mid-late March is historically a good time for flowers and mild weather. Besides the flowers Red Rock Canyon is a place of scenic beauty with its stands of Joshua Trees, internationally recognizable geology, canyons, and more.

Red Rock Canyon is about 52 miles north of Lancaster and 26 miles north of Mojave on Hwy 14 (AV Freeway).  For those interested there will be a breakfast at Denny's in Mojave at 7:30 am.  At 9:30 everyone is asked to gather for a group photo at the large parking lot in Red Rock Canyon on the east side of Hwy 14, across from the entrance to the Visitor's Center.

For newcomers, our members typically move around individually or in small groups photographing whatever is of interest to them.  There are currently no formal classes scheduled but there are usually a number of members who are willing to mentor others in the various photographic arts.  Some photographers linger for hours while others move on to other parts of the park and leave whenever they like. These are very informal events.

Our point of contact is Christine Wilkins with Glenn Olson as the alternate.

You need to be a current LPA member and log into this site to sign up.

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“Capture the Moment” at Mach Speed with James C. Ross, February 21, 2017


[image1_left] ​February 21st at 6:00 P.M.
Capture the Moment” at Mach Speed with James C. Ross

See what it takes to “Capture the Moment” at Mach speeds and view stunning aerial imagery of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Lead Photographer James C. Ross. Jim’s job responsibilities include documenting aircraft hardware installations, aerial research, and mission work that happens both at Edwards and around the world. During Jim’s 27-year career, he has logged over 800 flight hours in twelve different types of aircraft.

Come and learn about the art and perils of photographing the amazing events and documentation for NASA. 


Snow Goose Festival in Chico, California January 25-29, 2017



I (Eugene Duley) plan on spending a week at this festival and will be glad to talk with anyone that thinks they want to go. Email me at or call at (661) 816-4955.

Attending one of these festivals is a great way to find out about Birding. One can get a lot of coaching on birding knowledge and learning the photographic technics necessary to capture great photos.

The Pacific Flyway ranks as one of the greatest migratory pathways in the entire world, stretching from the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska to the steeps of Patagonia in South America. Millions of birds representing hundreds of species use this great avian highway.

The area attracts a huge wintering population of waterfowl and raptors. A local favorite among these is the majestic Snow Goose, with the estimated overall population exceeding 5 million.

In Chico and the surrounding communities, they celebrate this magnificent spectacle of nature with the Snow Goose Festival on the Pacific Flyway.

The field trips start on Wednesday, January 25th and goes through Sunday the 29th. Event contact is Kathy Trevino. Registration (530) 520-2872 or (530) 345-1865 (office) or email at

Field Trip - Havasupai, Grand Canyon, April, 2017


I (Eugene) am planning on a field trip to Havasupai, Grand Canyon. It’s still in the early planning stages. (Email me at or call at (661) 816-4955.) At this time the target date is the 2nd week of April. This is a real “rough it” adventure. Hike in, camp and play in the pools and waterfalls for a couple of days and hike back out. We have to buy our pass from the Indians and all proceeds go to the Indian Reservation Council. The reservations have to be made in Mid-February for the number of people attending. And campsites have to be reserved also. The Indians provide a mule team to carry all the gear in if one doesn’t want to carry it in the 10 miles to the campground.

Havasupai Tourist Enterprises Supai, AZ 86435

Camping info (928) 448-2180:

Desert Wildflowers & Scenes Workshop, February 28th, 2017



[image4_left] LPA will have a workshop at the AV Senior Center at 6 P.M., February 28th on Desert Wildflowers and Scenes, which will be presented by Sue Craft. Here is some of what she will be addressing:

“What makes a good Desert Wildflower and Desert Scene photo for the LPA May Competition?

Desert Scenes – Scenes depicting the environment, plants, animals and birds of the southwestern deserts. Desert Wildflowers – Close-ups and landscapes dominated by desert wildflowers.

Where can you go within a day’s drive and find a good place? The next question is how do you capture a shot that has impact?

Sue will share some of her favorite photo locations, and tips.”

About Sue Craft


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