MACRO/CLOSE-UP COMPETITION - JULY 16, 2024


On July 16, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will be having our first competition of the new year 2024-2025. Our Class is Macro/Close-Up.

DEADLINE: All photos must be entered by July 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

All members are encouraged to enter. It is a great way of getting feedback on your photography and learning ways to improve. You can even use some of your images from the recent Macro workshop!

The entry fee is only $5.00 and you may enter up to three JPG images, sized 1400 x 1280.

DEFINITION OF MACRO/CLOSE-UP: Photographs of small subjects or close-up views of sections of large subjects. Think of this Class as "close up" to the subject.

A photo of a faraway galaxy appears closer using a telescope, but it is not a close up image. A close-up on a face is good, but maybe better is a close-up of an eye. This class is expecting some level of magnification. 

Our judge will be our own Helen Henry!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85849607851?pwd=9JBPCjnZsWXxQ7euN6BNNlmML2MkJp.1

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JUNE 18, 2024 - END OF YEAR CELEBRATION/COMPETITION


On June 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association will have our End-Of-Year Competition and celebration at the Antelope Valley Senior Center. We will be voting on all of the first place images from our competitions throughout the year, for the Best-of-the-Best in each Division. 

We will also be swearing in our Board of Directors for the next year, watch a slide show of our activities over the past year, and a slideshow of our S4C EOY winners. There will also be refreshments, so come and join us! 

This also means it is time to renew your membership for the coming year, if you have not already done so.

See you there!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82595316049?pwd=GOneR9T4CsPabxOtLT5Ekua2bVO5KC.1

LPA COMPETITION - TRAINS - May 21, 2024


On May 21, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will be having our last Themed Competition of the year - TRAINS. Entries may include trains and train-related subject matter. This is a pictorial competition, so any editing is allowed. Remember - No AI-generated images or parts of your image are allowed. 

Entries are due by May 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ENTER HERE  

LPA members may enter up to three images for your $5.00 entry fee. Digital files must be sized 1400 high x 1280 wide pixels. You may pay online via Paypal, or bring $5.00 on the night of the competition. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83976056541?pwd=SjF5dXZSZ3VIWllFcVVNblJjODgzQT09

 

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CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY with Tom Spanos


On April 23, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association presents one our own, Tom Spanos, speaking about his concert photography adventures! The meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Tom will give a presentation about the joys, trauma, creative and technical aspects of music photography gained from 25+ years of casual and serious shooting.  He will establish a baseline with why music is of personal interest and the associated philosophy that create, discuss the technical aspects of hardware selection, camera settings,

and shooting positions.  He will also discussion the more creative flavor compositions, images of interest, and post processing.  He will give insight into what “clients” really want, along with good and bad experiences and how that leads to what data products to provide.  He will include one person’s perspective of where the evolving music photography environment is heading. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82198821734?pwd=YnZGVlpQVkZ3UE1jY3RZVnI4YlB2UT09

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APRIL 16, 2024 - THE ESSENTIALS - LIGHTING AND POSING with Tim Meyer

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.


On April 16, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association is pleased to have Tim Meyer give a presentation about the essentials of portrait photography - lighting and posing. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Ratios, pixels, chimping, metering, soft lights, hard lights, posing, lighting patterns...it can all be so confusing and overwhelming. To compete in today's photographic marketplace, professional photographers must be able to create a style and craftmaship that the average consumer cannot duplicate.

This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of quality lighting and posing, emphasizing the basic elements of studio and outdoor portraiture. With style as a consideration, Tim Meyer will illustrate how your choice of light-shaping tools, metering, ratios, facial and body analysis, and posing work together to produce dynamic results and consistently high quality images. 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87238318449?pwd=Q0ZrZW1oSCtCR2tkY0NZZjEwNnlWQT09

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PHOTOJOURNALISM COMPETITION - MARCH 19th, 2024

6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center


On March 19th, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association will be having a Photojournalism Competition at 6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center. We are looking forward to having Kevin Karzin join us as our judge for the evening! 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: MARCH 12, 2024 at 11:59 P.M.

All members are encouraged to enter their favorite Photojournalism photos, including sports photos! Competitions are a great way to get feedback on your images and to learn how to improve them from listening to the judge's comments throughout the competition.

This is a reality-based competition, so only minor (non-pixel-based) editing is allowed.

ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82894004553?pwd=TTB0WXJLTjR5cm9MNXBVN1hFdGFhQT09

PHOTOJOURNALISM DEFINITION: 

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Note: Entrants are cautioned that the previous sentence includes any images that appear to be arranged or posed to the judges. Entrants are therefore advised that such images are likely to be disqualified (DQed). For detailed rules: [SEE: Alterations], [SEE: Note], [SEE: Borders]

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY - Kate Klenke

February 20, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.


Join Lancaster Photography Association at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

We will be learning about bird photography from one of our own members, Kate Klenke! She will share her images and how to capture similar images through planning and camera technique. 

 

 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81721647756?pwd=N2VoM1BpU0J0S1o2LzB4bkpaRHltdz09

PHOTOJOURNALISM WORKSHOP - TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2024

WITH ANDREW LEWIS


 Lancaster Photography Association presents Photojournalism with Andrew Lewis, LPA Vice President, on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Senior Center, 777 W Jackman St, Lancaster, CA. 

Join us for an informative workshopAndrew will present techniques for capturing story telling images. We will discuss tactics and procedures used in the field, what to do with the images, and considerations for preparing for image competition/exhibitions.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83789774237?pwd=cHdHakc4WXExMzkwVWRPSnpjdnpZQT09

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