Beginning Photography - February 21, 2023

Join us on February 21, 2023 at AVSC at 6:00 p.m. for an informative meeting about Beginning Photography. Our members will share their knowledge regarding basic camera skills, photography composition, equipment, post-processing programs, and where to find further training.

It will be a great opportunity to bring your friends who want to learn more about photography or to refresh your basic knowledge.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 852 9090 7937
Passcode: 140197

LPA Competition - Non-Studio Portraits - Jan. 17, 2023

Photo by Terry Dickerson
All members of LPA are welcome to enter this month’s Non-Studio Portraits competition! Judging will occur on January 17 th , 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the AVSC. Our judge for this competition is local portrait and wedding photographer, Julie Sutton!

Any candid portraits taken at celebrations or events are great candidates for this competition, as well as outdoor posed portraits.

Photo by Robert Christman
Submit your entries here. The submission deadline is Jan. 11, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Definition: Portrayal of a person or persons either posing or candid. For this competition, the portrait cannot have been taken in a studio. Other elements permitted include but are not limited to: the lighting, including the use of reflectors and diffusers; the arrangement of people, props; backgrounds; makeup; or apparel.

Sizing: Maximum dimensions of 1400 wide by 1280 high, sRGB.

Photo by Kathy Newman
Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 828 1224 2673
Passcode: 770468

Images From Above - November 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM

All About Drones and How to Make Photos Using One, with Pete Scifres

On November 15, 2022, Lancaster Photography Association is excited to have Pete Scifres speak to us about Drone Photography. Join us at the Antelope Valley Senior Center for this presentation.

Pete will cover why making images from drones is fun and can often produce compelling "looks" impossible to achieve from the ground.  He will go over some current popular models, how to fly them, and laws that users must follow. He will bring a DJI Air 2S drone and show some of its features.

You may also attend via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 811 7598 9517
Passcode: 338514

Pete's main photography interest is landscapes (with a minor in wildlife!) and he has photographed throughout the American southwest as well as the Olympic Peninsula, Big Bend NP, the Eastern Sierras and several foreign countries including Iceland and Patagonia. Landscape Astrophotography is a particular specialization. He likes combining his photography efforts with hiking and backpacking.  He has taught at a local senior center and conducted workshops/webinars at local photography clubs as well as for PSA nationally. At the Thousand Oaks (CA) Photography Group he served in a number of roles including president and field trips chair.  He has published two photography eBooks: "Under the Night Sky, Your Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography" and "Photographing Patagonia". Pete can be found presenting his work at local art shows and the Ventura County (CA) Fair.

He is the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Southern California Chapter of PSA. In PSA he holds GPSA (for his portfolio "Falling Water&quotWink and QPSA distinctions. In 2022 his book “Celestial Objects, Night Skies and Beautiful Places” won first place in PSA’s annual photography book competition.

Yosemite Field Trip - October 21-23, 2022

Tom Jordan has volunteered to lead an LPA field trip to Yosemite National Park to capture fall colors. We plan on going Friday October 21st and return home Sunday October 23rd.

Please let Tom know if you would like to join this LPA Field Trip. He chose this weekend is to not conflict with the EAFB Air Show, or the day of the dead festival, and other outings that might be planned.

He suggests booking a room at the Cedar Lodge in El Portal which is only a 12-minute drive to the Arch Rock entrance of Yosemite. The prices inside the park are quite high and El Portal is a less pricey option, as it is close to the entrance. If you want to attend, he strongly suggests you book your room now as you can always cancel. There are a couple other motels in El Portal or Incline you may want to consider or stay in the park if you have deep pockets!

Sign up now! Make sure to book your hotel as well!

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Travel Competition - 10/18/2022 at 6:00 PM

On October 18, 2022, Lancaster Photography Association will be hosting a Travel Competition. We encourage all our members to enter. It is a great way to learn how to improve your images, as each image gets a short critique from the judge. We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s travel images!

The deadline for entry is: October 11th at 11:59 p.m., so make sure to get your images uploaded before then. ENTER HERE.

The Zoom link is:
Meeting ID: 870 3372 3879
Passcode: 515962

Travel is a reality-based class, so you need to make sure to follow the rules as given below regarding the images.

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LPA Competition - Step Into The Past - July 19, 2022

DEADLINE: July 12 th at 11:59 p.m. Submit your entries here.

LPA Members may enter up to 3 images for your $5.00 entry fee. Both digital and print entries are okay. Remember, if you enter a mounted print, you do need to upload a digital copy of your image so it can be displayed during judging.

DEFINITION - Historic sites, buildings, antiques, and relics of the past. This can include images of people in period costume.

Both Color and B&W images are acceptable.

Before entering the competition, please prepare your images correctly:

  • Set JPEG compression to ‘high’ or ‘maximum’.
  • Set the maximum dimension in pixels to 1400 wide by 1280 high for best viewing on the club's projector.
  • Set color to sRGB for best viewing on a computer screen.

The judge is TBA.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 2609 9360
Passcode: 236042

July 8th - Field Trip : Beach Vollyball

On Friday, July 8 th , we will be having a field trip to the AVP Beach Volleyball Tournament at Hermosa Beach. There will be lots of great opportunities for photographing PJ, action and human interest! Optimal lens length is 70-200. Other helpful things to bring are a small stool or kneeling pad, monopod, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks.

General Admission is free, but you will have to pay for parking. There are three Municipal Parking Structures very close to the pier.
We will plan on meeting at 9:00 a.m at Pier Plaza at the end of the pier.

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June 28, 2022 - Photo Sharing & Ice Cream Social

Join us on June 28 th , at 6:00 p.m at Antelope Valley Senior Center.

This will be a fun time of seeing what we have been photographing lately!

Please bring a thumb drive with 10 photos to share, or email them to Kathy at Size them at max 2000 pixels long edge. You can have a theme or just some of your favorites from the past year! We just want to see what you have been working on!

We will also have ice cream and lots of toppings! Let Kathy know what you can bring. We will need ice cream, sherbet, whipped cream, syrups, toppings, fruit, bowls, spoon, and napkins.

To volunteer, contact Kathy (661.317.1884)

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Date: 17-Oct
Venue: LPA Competition
Theme: Nature
Submission Deadline:
10-Oct 11:59PM

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