Field Trip - LAPD Mounted Platoon Training - Thursday October 19, 2023

On Thursday, October 19, Lancaster Photography Association will be taking a field trip down to the LAPD Mounted Platoon training. Sal Mondragon will give us a tour of the facility and then we are free to take photos during their training. We will be able to photograph them tacking up in the stables and practicing their drills and skills in the arena. It should be a great opportunity for human interest and photojournalism-type images.

Where: 3934 Rigali Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90039
When: We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in front of the location.
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Field Trip - Native American Festival - October 14, 2023

On October 14, 2023, Lancaster Photography Association will be hosting a field trip to the Native American Festival at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on the east side of our valley.

There will be native dancers, story tellers, artists, museum exhibits, fry bread and Indian tacos! Plus you can walk the trail loop for some nice desert landscapes!

Where: 15701 E Ave M, Lancaster, CA 93535
When: October 14. Meet at 11:00 at the front of the Museum for a group photo. Activities last until 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $8.00 entry fee. Parking is free.
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Field Trip to Union Station and Environs - August 12, 2023

Sign up below to join us for a fun day taking photos at Union Station, Olvera Street, and Chinatown.

Union Station is a great art deco building and has many great photos to offer. Olvera Street is great for Human Interest and Travel photos, and Chinatown has many interesting photo opportunities as well. We can take the Metro back to Union Station to reduce the walking distance, if needed (included in Week-end Metrolink ticket cost).

We will be taking Metrolink down to Union Station in the morning and coming back in the afternoon for $10.00. Lancaster Metrolink leaves at 9:04 a.m. and from Palmdale at 9:13 a.m., getting to Union Station at 11:10 a.m. We will coordinate to ride down in the same train car. We will either come back on the 3:51 p.m. train, or decide to spend extra time down there, and come home on the 5:25 p.m. train. We will play it by ear, depending on who comes on the field trip and how warm the day is.

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Alabama Hills Field Trip - July 14-16, 2023

On July 14-16, 2023, Lancaster Photography Association will be going on a field trip to the Alabama Hills, outside of Lone Pine. We will focus on landscape photography, night photography and perhaps some light painting. We also plan to visit Whitney Portal and Manzanar.

You can camp at Tuttle Creek (with facilities) or in the Alabama Hills (no facilities) or book a hotel in Lone Pine.

We will meet up Friday afternoon to explore and plan the night adventures.

Bring your camera equipment as needed for night photography, low level lights for lighting the rocks, and your ND filter for Whitney Portal falls. More details will be sent to those who sign up.

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Getty Center Field Trip - June 17, 2023

Kathy Newman will lead a field trip to the Getty Museum (1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA) on Saturday, June 17 th . Admission to the Getty is free, but there is a parking fee of $20.00 per car. We will meet in the courtyard just past the entrance hall at 10:30 for a group photo.

You must make a reservation on-line for the museum at The museum opens at 10:00, so you can make your reservation for 10:00 or 10:30.

Activities will include photographing the amazing architecture and gardens of the Getty Center, human interest photos, as well as the exhibits and LA skyline (weather permitting)

You can arrange to carpool, if you like.

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Trona Pinnacles Field Trip - May 20, 2023

Lancaster Photography Association is planning a field trip to Trona Pinnacles on May 20, 2023. It is new moon time, so it will be great for night photography such as Milky Way and Star Trail Photography. Let’s hope for clear skies and some great photos! There is little, if any, cell phone reception there, so plan ahead. Bring snacks and water.

We will meet at the Main Parking Lot on the north-west side of the Pinnacles at 6:00 p.m. (The restroom is located there). I will send out a map to those who sign up.

Sunset is at 7:53 p.m., so that gives us about 2 hours to scout the area and choose some locations for our night shots. Bring your camera with a wide angle, f2.8 (or lowest you have), a tripod, a remote trigger or intervalometer, and a comfortable chair. If you are doing star trails you will be sitting around for a while!

Some people may be spending the night there and others may choose to get a hotel in Ridgecrest or drive home, depending on how late you want to stay. That is entirely up to you.

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Mounted Shooters Field Trip - April 29, 2023

On April 29, 2023, the California Desperados are hosting a Mounted Shooters competition at the Vincent Hill arena. LPA is having a field trip to the event to take photos of them as they compete with pistols and rifles atop their horses. Great photo opportunities abound!

We will meet at 10:00 am for a group photo and then you are free to roam.

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L.A. Photowalk Field Trip - April 14 2023

Join Lancaster Photography Association as we take a photowalk through part of downtown Los Angeles.

We will meet in front of Disney Concert Hall at 4:00 p.m. and wander through the downtown area, ending up at the 3 rd Street Bridge for Blue Hour long exposures of the cars below. Park in the Disney Concert Hall parking structure.

Bring your wide-angle lens, a tripod, and some good walking shoes. Sign up below!

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Venue: LPA Competition
Theme: Nature
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