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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Field Trip - Griffith Observatory - March 11 2023

Come join us to explore Griffith Observatory and the area around it! We will get golden hour, sunset and nighttime shots of the observatory and Los Angeles Skyline.

We will be parking in the Greek Theater parking lot and taking the bus up to the Observatory. There is paid parking up at the Observatory as well, but it is limited. We will shoot for meeting by 3:30 at the bus stop. The bus is scheduled for 3:37. The next one is at 3:52.

Tripods are recommended. Sign up below!

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Field Trip to Santa Barbara - Saturday, Feb 11, 2023

All LPA members are invited for a day trip to the Santa Barbara Pier on Saturday February the 11th at 2:00 PM.  We will meet at the Fish and Chip Building Sign located on the Rust Colored Building on the pier. Restrooms are located right next to the Fish Sign. Parking is available on the pier, east and west of the pier and at the Santa Barbara Public Parking Lot.

We should be able to get some great shots of birds, boats, surfers and many other interesting subjects on and around the Pier.  Sunset will occur at about 5:30 PM so don't forget your tripod for low light shots.

Anyone interested in an after trip meet up for dinner (7 PM) can follow us to The Habit restaurant located near the Ventura Pier in Ventura.

Don’t forget to bring sun screen, hats, water, and snacks for the trip.  If you have any questions call Steve at 720-436-9094 or Kathy at 661-317-1884.

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Los Angeles Zoo Field Trip - 12/16/2022

On Friday, December 16, 2022, we are going to the Los Angeles Zoo for a field trip! It is a great place to take animal photos for Nature competitions, as well as macro, flower, and human interest photos.

You will need to purchase your ticket on-line or at the ticket booth there, unless you have a membership.

We will meet just inside the entrance at 10:00 for a group photo and then explore the zoo for as long as you like!

Sign up below! You can arrange with each other if you are interested in carpooling.

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Field Trip - Day of the Dead - October 29, 2022

Day of the Dead participant
We would like to invite our LPA members to participate in a field trip to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the Day of the Dead festival on October 29, 2022. Tom Jordan is leading this field trip with Kathy as a co-leader. This is a field trip you will not want to miss! All who went last year agree this event is filled with many amazing photo ops! Who’s with me?!

Meeting Place: Hollywood Forever Cemetery - 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Meet to the left just after you pass through the entrance.

Day of the Dead Face Painting
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Get there early for parking and to line up before 9:00.

Admission Fee: $35.00 plus small ticketing fee and parking. Indicate below if you want to carpool.

Website to purchase tickets:

Equipment recommendations: Wide-angle lens, Telephoto lens. Monopod optional. Pack light.

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Night Photography at Red Rock Canyon - August 27, 2022

On August 27, 2022, Lancaster Photography is hosting a field trip to Red Rock Canyon for some night photography, including star trails and Milky Way opportunities. It will be a new moon, so it should be a great night for taking all those night photos you have been wanting to capture.

We plan to grab 1 or 2 campsites at Ricardo Campground (depending on how many attend) and spend the evening learning more about the nuances of night photography. It is a pretty dark area, so we should be able to capture some great images. If allowed, we may even have a fire for roasting hotdogs or marshmallows. Make sure to bring a tripod and preferably a wired shutter release (radio triggers can interfere with each other). You do not need an intervalometer. Please bring a very low power light source. Red lights can actually ruin shots because red light is hard to remove from a photo, but a low power flashlight or headlamp that you can point down is much more doable.

More info will be available soon as to the time, etc.

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