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.

Please sign up below. Arrange for carpooling if you like.

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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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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.

Please sign up below and indicate if you want to carpool so you can arrange it with each other.

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

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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