Food Photography Workshop - August 28


On Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00 p.m. the Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) is going to have local photographer and teacher, Melissa Beach, come and teach us some tips and tricks on taking great food photographs.

She has been a food blogger for about ten years and has been learning photography for the past 20 years. She enjoys sharing what she knows, so we should have a great time learning. Bring your cameras and lighting and we will have some food items available to do some hands-on food photography as well.

Her food blog is: https://shootsandroots.blog.

Her photography website is: https://www.melissabeach.us/

Open Competition - July 17th


On July 17th, the Lancaster Photography Association will be having an Open Competition at 6:00 at the Antelope Valley Senior Center. All members are encouraged to participate. The fee is 5.00 for three images.

The OPEN category is defined as any photograph you have taken, regardless of subject matter. The new size of uploaded images is now 1400 pixels wide by 1280 pixels tall.

Our judge will be Paul Speaker, who has been a great judge in the past, and should be able to give some great critiques on our images. We will be hosting a dinner at Greenhouse Café at 4:30 to spend time with him before the meeting. Feel free to join us!

The deadline for uploading your images is July 10 th at 11:59 p.m., so do not procrastinate! Get those images in! You may upload them HERE.

Off-Camera Flash with Kevin Karzin - May 22 2018


On May 22, 2018, Kevin Karzin will be presenting a workshop on using off-camera flash in your portrait work. It will be held at the AV Senior Center at 6:00 p.m.

He will discuss: Direct flash, bounce flash, umbrellas (both reflective and shoot-through), soft boxes, beauty dish, white cloth shower curtain liner and 7.7’ white parabolic umbrella.

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Competition: Animals - May 15 2018


On May 15, 2018, we will be having an LPA Competition with the Class being Animals. Our judge will be Dan Holmes, who has done a wonderful job critiquing our images in the past. It will be held at the Antelope Valley Senior Center at 6:00 p.m. All members are encouraged to submit images.

The definition for Animals Class is: Animals depicted as the main theme (excludes birds). This is a pictorial class.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on May 8th. So hurry and get those images uploaded to the website! Enter HERE.

General Meeting Minutes– November 15th, 2016


General Meeting Minutes– November 15th, 2016

 

Attendance # 92

 

Welcome – Douglas Wade welcomed everyone and reminded everyone to sign in. Also to place all phones on vibrate. He introduced Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light, as our speaker this evening.

 
  • During Ken’s 41-year professional photography career he has accomplished the title of “Photographer of the Year” in 32 out of 41 years in the states of New York, Arizona, and California. In addition, Ken has been awarded 14 Kodak Gallery Awards, the Kodak Gallery Elite award, WPPI Grand Award for Weddings and 15 Fuji Masterpiece awards, amongst many other awards. Ken is proud to be or have been a Kodak Mentor, an Epson Mentor, an Adobe Influencer, a Delkin ImageMaker, a Datacolor Expert and an NIK Friends with Vision member.

  • Some of Ken’s clients have been the National Hot Rod Association, U.S. Army, Sports Illustrated, Oakley, Associated Press, National Dragster, Epson, Kodak, Newsday, as well as most of the photographic industry trade magazines.

  • Tonight’s topic: “Capturing the Elusive Moment

 

Ken Sklute spoke on the different ways that you can improve your photography by planning ahead for the right light, the right equipment, and the right subject. Also he discussed the importance of telling a story with your images.

 

Welcome Visitors & New Members - Shirl Airov-Bieling

  • Any new visitors on the guest card

 

Membership/TreasurerDouglas Wade

  • See Don Sullivan to join LPA

  • Must be a current member to participate in competitions.

 

Following Items were not able to be announced as time did not allow. They will be in LPA E-News and Newsletter.

 

Honorary Fellows - Pat and Dale Ware (presented next week)

 

CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • January 17th, 2017 Travel Judge – Mel Carll

  • March 21st, 2017 Pictorial Judge – Linn Craft

  • May 16th, 2017 Desert Wildflowers & Scenes Judge – Nancy Varga

 

Programs - Shane

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party

 

Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • November 20th, Deadline to upload photo and question

  • November 22nd, Travel Workshop w/Joanne Stolte

 

S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Tonight, PSA Photo Travel Division Interclub Entries Close - LPA To Judge

  • November 25th - Entries Close, PSA Individual Portrait Competition 1st Round, Four Groups

  • November 25th - Entries Close, PSA Individual Creative Competition 1st Round, Four Groups

  • November 30th - PSA Photojournalism Interclub Entries Close

 

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month,  Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M

  • Friday, November 25th

  • Friday, December 9th

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
     

Library - Ron Yagi

 

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • November 24th deadline for December newsletter

  • Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.

  • Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...

 

Announcements

  • Membership Chair Needed

  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website

    • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

 

Adjourn

 

General Meeting Minutes – October 18th, 2016


 

General Meeting Minutes – October 18th, 2016

 

Attendance # 37

 

Douglas Wade welcomed the 37 members to our general meeting and Human Interest Competition. Diane Racey was the judge.

 

He reminded everyone to make sure to sign in electronically as we are no longer using a sign-in sheet.

 

Diane Racey was introduced by Bonnie Matthews-Franke. Diane Racey joined her first camera club in 1981 and was a school photography from 1982 until she retired in 2012. She has been a very active member of PSA since 1985, as well as an active member of S4C and their Vice President for approximately the last fifteen years. She started her photographic expedition in the darkroom with black and white, and then ventured into the digital world. She has a background in Fine Arts. Diane has over 3000 acceptances in PSA recognized exhibitions in all divisions except large prints and 3D (Stereo).

 

The competition had a total of 33 digital entries and 9 print entries. For print entries, there were 9 Accomplished. For digital entries, there were 9 Novice entries, 12 Amateur, 6 Advanced and 6 Master. All the winners are congratulated. We all learned from the great critiques that Diane gave. Ron Yagi took a picture when Bonnie presented Diane with a certificate and check. He also took a picture of all the winners.

 

Welcome from Shirl Airov-Bieling - there were no visitors but Jeff is new to the group.

 

Doug Wade reminded the group that you can see Don Sullivan to join LPA and that you must be a current member to participate in the competitions.

 

CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • October 16th, Human Interest – Judge – Diane Racey

  • January 17th, 2017 Travel Judge – Mel Carll

  • March 21st, 2017 Pictorial Judge – Linn Craft

  • May 16th, 2017 Desert Wildflowers & Scenes Judge – Nancy Varga

 

Programs - Shane

  • November 15th - Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party

 

Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • October 25th LPA 50th Anniversary Celebration

    • 4:00 pm – no host dinner at GH Café - head count of approx. 15.

    • 5:30 pm – social time at AVSC

    • 6:00 pm – program/celebration

  • November 22 - Joanne Stulte will be speaking on Travel photography and discussing the rules. Please send in travel images and questions for her to use in her presentation. See Shirl with any questions.

 

Field Trips

  • Saturday, October 29th 4:00 P.M. Day of the Dead, Hollywood Forever Cemetery - No Host

 

S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016        S4C Entries Open for entries

  • Monday, October 31, 2016        PSA- PJ Quarterly Competition

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016        PSA Projected Image Division (PID) Interclub Entries Close

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016        S4C Entries Close -  Judging Remote

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016        S4C Winning Images,Delegate and BOD meetings/University of Redlands

  • The PSA Conference will be in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2017. Plan now to attend.

  • Christine Wilkins was given a Service Award for her dedication in catching up with the Membership Milestones. She has sent out over 2000.

 

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month,  Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W) 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

  • Friday, October 28th

  • Friday, November 11th

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
     

Library - Ron Yagi

 

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • October 24th deadline for October newsletter

  • Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.

  • Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...

 

Announcements –

  • Membership Chair Needed

  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website

    • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

 

Adjourned at 7:30

 

General Meeting Minutes – September 20, 2016


 

General Meeting Agenda – September 20th, 2016

 

Attendance # 55

 

Welcome – Douglas Wade (6:00pm)

  • He welcomed everyone and reminded everyone to sign in.

 

Tonight - Kathy Newman, Beginning Photoshop - introduced by Shane Walter. She spoke on using Adobe Camera Raw and Beginning Photoshop

 

Welcome Visitors & New Members - Shirl Airov-Bieling

 

Membership/TreasurerDouglas Wade

  • Reminded everyone about renewing membership in order to participate in next month’s competition.

 

CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • October 18th, 2016 - Human Interest

 

Programs - Shane

  • November 15th - Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light - Dinner at GH Cafe at 4:30

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party

 

Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • September 27th - Human Interest - Darren Cole

  • October 25 LPA 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016        S4C Open for All Entries

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016        S4C Entries Close -  Judging Remote

 

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month,  Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W)

  • Friday, September 23, 2016    6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

  • Friday, October 14, 2016    6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

  • Sunday, September 18, 2016    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
     

Library - Ron Yagi

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • September 24th deadline for October newsletter

Announcements

  • Membership Chair Needed

  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website

    • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

Adjourn

 

General Meeting Minutes – August 16th, 2016


General Meeting Minutes – August 16th, 2016

 

Attendance # 50

 

Welcome – Douglas Wade (6:00pm)

  • Please sign in using the electronic scanner or sign in sheet if you did not scan. Need a scan card? See Senior Center Staff.

  • Please place all cell phones on vibrate mode.

 

Tonight - Miscellaneous Ramblings around Bharat (a.k.a. India) - Richard Wood

 

Welcome Visitors & New Members - Shirl Airov-Bieling

  • Any new visitors on the guest card

 

Membership/TreasurerDouglas Wade

  • See Don Sullivan to join LPA

  • New LPA year started July 1st. Must be a current member to participate in competitions.

 

Following Items will be announced as time allows (during meeting, in other idle moments), and will be in LPA E-News and Newsletter.

 

CompetitionsBonnie Matthews-Franke

  • October 18th, 2016 - Human Interest

 

Programs - Shane

  • September 20th - Kathy Newman, Beginning Photoshop

  • November 15th - Ken Sklute, a Canon Explorer of Light - Dinner at GH Cafe?

  • December 20th - LPA Holiday Party

 

Workshops – Shirl/Rebecca

  • August 23rd - Judging - Hutch Hutchison

    • Upload 3 amount of images either by LPA website or bring thumbdrive with images from 5:30-5:55 on August 23rd

    • Join Hutch for dinner at Greenhouse Cafe in Lancaster at 4:30 p.m.

  • September 27th - Human Interest - Darren Cole

 

S4C/PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016        S4C Open for All Entries

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016        S4C Entries Close -  Judging Remote

 

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month,  Denny’s Restaurant (Ave K & 20th St W)

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

  • Friday, September 9, 2016 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.        

 

Sunday Breakfast Group - Dale Ware

  • 3rd Sunday of month, Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A @7:30am

  • Sunday, August 21, 2016    7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
     

Library - Ron Yagi

 

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • August 24th deadline for July newsletter

  • Please submit your contributions to the newsletter… photos, articles, etc.

  • Welcome input from all - trips, photos, adventures, etc...

 

AV Fair Douglas Wade

 

Announcements

  • Membership Chair Needed

  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website

    • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table

 

Adjourn

 

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