Field Trip - Renaissance Fair, April 30 2022

On Saturday, April 30 th , Lancaster Photography Association is planning a field trip to the Renaissance Fair. The Renaissance Fair is open from 10:00 to 7:00 p.m. with many performers and shows to enjoy.

We will meet at the entrance at 10:00 a.m. for a group photo and then head into the event for a great day of photography!

Tickets are $38.00 plus fee. Tickets are available on-line at

Parking is 12.00 per vehicle. Carpool if you would like. They have reduced parking this year because of a burrowing owl nest, so they recommend getting there by 9:30. There is also VIP Parking which can be purchased in advance.

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Death Valley Field Trip - Feb. 25-27 2022

All LPA members are invited to attend a three-day weekend trip starting on Friday February 25th to Sunday February 27th in Death Valley National Park.

We will meet at 3:00 PM at Stove Pipe Wells Store to take some evening sand dune images until it it gets dark. After having dinner, we will be meeting at the Harmony Borax Work Exhibit at 9:00 PM for some Astro Photography.  Kurtis will be giving a live demonstration of how to track and take images with his telescopes.  One telescope will be hooked up to his Ipad for real time viewing of galaxies, nebula and star clusters. After 2 or 3 hours of taking some Astro Photography at the Harmony Borax Work Exhibit, we will be heading to the old Ghost Town Rhyolite in nearby Nevada, for some more night images.

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Holidays on the Homestead - Dec. 4, 2021 5:00 - 8:00 PM

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 5 to 8 PM LPA members are invited to join our field trip to this event. The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is hosting a “Holidays on the Homestead” evening. The museum’s grounds will be decorated in vintage holiday style and feature live acoustic music around a campfire, tours of the grounds, a country craft boutique, real cowboy coffee brewed over the fire, and hot chocolate or cider for the kids! Explore the unique hand-built museum and whimsical grounds at night, with soft lighting and the smell of fresh greenery, and the wintery sky sparkling over the desert. See for more details.

Each event admission includes a bowl of chili with cornbread provided by The Lemon Leaf Café.

Event admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and ages 5 and under are free.

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum is located at 15701 East Avenue M in Lancaster, near Lake Los Angeles.

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Ventura Trip on Saturday, November 13th

All LPA members are invited for a day trip to the Ventura Pier on Saturday, November 13th. We will meet at the front of the Ventura Pier at 1:00 PM and take some great pics of seagulls, boats, surfers and whatever catches your eye. We will be practicing safe distancing and following all state guidelines on this trip.

Ventura Mission
After about 90 minutes, we can head on over to the Ventura Mission for some more photo opportunities and walk around the Mission.  If you are into some shopping there is some nice thrift stores and restaurants right next to the Mission.  This should be a fun trip.

Sunset is at approximately 5 p.m., so hang out for great Pier/sunset shots, and maybe dinner afterwards, depending on people’s schedules.

Please bring sun screen, hats, and some water and snacks for the trip. If you have any questions call Steve at 720-436-9094 or Kathy (661)317-1884.  Please sign up if you'd like to attend.

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Alabama Hills Field Trip - May 14-15 2021

On May 14 and 15, 2021, Lancaster Photography Association is hosting a field trip to the Alabama Hills. We plan on exploring the rock formations and arches of Alabama Hills with night photography and light painting thrown in. We also want to explore Whitney Portal, and Manzanar as a detour to the north on our way home.

Bring your photo gear for night photography, lighting for the rocks, and ND filter for possible long exposures at Lone Pine Creek and Whitney portal waterfall.

You can plan to camp at Tuttle Creek (with facilities) or in the Alabama Hills (no facilities) or check into a hotel in Lone Pine (the Dow Villa comes highly recommended).

We just want to enjoy the beautiful views and get some great photos while we are there!

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Death Valley Field Trip - April 8-9, 2021

We are planning a quick LPA field trip to Death Valley on April 8 and 9 th , 2021. We realize it is short notice, but we wanted to do some night photography during the new moon. We hope that you will be able to join us! Please make your hotel reservations ASAP. This is the busy season.

We will meet up on Thursday, April 8 th at 3:00 PM at the Stove Pipe Wells Store and Gas Station located in Death Valley California. We will going to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes located near Stove Pipe Wells after the meet-up to get the Golden Light on the Sand Dunes at Sunset and some night photography in the Devils Cornfield. Think about bringing a tripod and intervalometer to get star trails/milky way shots, and a flashlight for light painting. We will then head to Beatty, Nevada to check into our hotels and dinner, and then meet up for a nighttime shoot at Rhyolite Ghost Town with light painting of the sculptures and old buildings, as well as milky way and/or star trails.

Friday, we will plan on shooting in the Valley at Borax Wagon, Artist’s Pallet, Bad Water Salt Flats, etc. We can decide those details based on the interests of the group. Our day will end late afternoon, giving us time for an evening drive home. You are free to stay an extra day, if you would like, but the field trip will officially end on Friday afternoon.

Make sure to bring plenty of drinking water and snacks! Check the weather and dress appropriately.

Please sign up for this trip below. If you have any questions call Steve at 720-436-9094 or Kathy at 661-256-8144 or 661-317-1884.

There is a $25 dollar entry fee to stay in Death Valley for a week unless you have the Parks Pass; then it is a free entry.

Camping and Lodging

Lodging: We are planning on staying in Beatty, Nevada, due to the night Rhyolite photo shoot. It has reasonable hotel accommodations:

  • Motel 6 (775) 553-9090
  • Stage Coach Motel and Casino (775)553- 2419
  • Death Valley Inn (775)553-9400
  • Exchange Club Motel (775)553-2333
  • Atomic Inn (775) 553-2250

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Golden Dragon Parade Field Trip

February 1, 2020 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Field Trips

The 121 st Golden Dragon Parade will be held in Chinatown on Saturday, February 1 st , 2020. We are planning a No-Host Field Trip to the parade with a photowalk afterwards. Anyone who wants to meet up is welcome to join.

The plan will be to meet in front of Ocean Seafood Restaurant (750 N. Hill St., Los Angeles) at approx. 11 am. We will watch the lion dancers perform in the alley before the parade, grab an early lunch, then find a spot on Hill St or Broadway to watch and photograph the parade. After the parade we will do a photowalk north on Broadway to Chinatown’s Central Plaza. The plaza should have lots of interesting things to shoot. We can then walk down to the southern end of Chinatown and photograph the Twin Dragon Gateway, grab some dinner, or just leave from there.

Check out the parade website link for more information.

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Death Valley Field Trip - Feb. 4-6, 2020

Field Trips

We are planning an LPA field trip to Death Valley from February 4 through 6. We will meet up on Tuesday February the 4th 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Stove Pipe Wells Store and Gas Station located in Death Valley California to start off this 3 day Death Valley Photo Trip. We will going to the Sand Dunes located near Stove Pipe Wells (after the meet up) to get the Golden Light on the Sand Dunes at Sunset and some possible night photography in the Devils Cornfield.

Wednesday will start off with a Sunrise Shoot at Zabriske Point for great morning light shots and then moving on down the valley to Artists Pallet, Borax Wagon, Salt Flats, Bad Water and end up at Dantes View for some great Sunset Images before Dusk. Those not interested in getting up before dawn can meet at Bad Water at 1:00 PM at the trail head parking lot and then join the group. Thursday we will meet up at Rhyolite Nevada at 10:00 am for some late morning light shots and move to the nearby Mine on the way back to Stove Pipe Wells. We will go to Scotty’s Castle if it is open or go to Ubehebe Crater and or the Race Track ending the day.

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