Pictorial Scapes Competition - May 17, 2022

On May 17 th , Lancaster Photography Association is having our last Themed Competition of the year. 

The Class is Pictorial Scapes. The definition is: Picturesque scenes such as landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, or other scenic views. Our judge is Paul Speaker.

Each member may enter up to three images for the entry fee of $5.00. The images may be digital or print, but they all need to have a digital image uploaded to the website when you enter. Digital images should be 1400 wide by 1280 high. Printed images should be mounted on foamboard. General rules can be found here: https://www.lpaphotography.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=competitions:rules_2015

New members may pick the level you wish to begin competing. Otherwise you will be placed in Novice.

If you have any questions regarding entering, please contact Kathy Newman at (661)317-1884, and she will do her best to help you out.

Nethercutt Tour Field Trip - May 14, 2022 9:30 AM

On May 14, 2022, Lancaster Photography Association is planning a field trip to the Nethercutt Collection for their special tour. Tom Jordan will be leading the field trip.
The cost is $10.00 and you need to be there for check-in by 9:30 a.m. on May 14.

See details below and sign up. There was a lot of interest at the last meeting, so Tom asked for 14 slots – lets fill them all up!

www.nethercuttcollection.org – Cars, pipe organ, antique instruments and music boxes.

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April 19 2022 - Street Photography with Christopher Broughton

On April 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association is excited to have Christopher Broughton speak to us! We will be meeting in-person at the Antelope Valley Senior Center (777 W Jackman St, Lancaster, CA 93534) for the first time in two years. It will be great to see everyone together again! Join us for a great time of learning! We will also have a Zoom link available (technology permitting) for those who are too far away to attend in person.

What is street photography? Christopher Broughton will introduce the concept of using “street photography” as a practice field for improving our photographic seeing? The presentation will include tools, techniques, prompts, and resources to match anyone’s skill level. In addition to the presentation a large selection of prints will be displayed to discuss the final step in Broughton’s process and that is the Fine Art Print.

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Monochrome Competition - March 15 2022

On March 15, 2022, LPA will be having a monochrome photography competition. All members are eligible to enter. You may enter up to 3 images for the $5.00 entry fee. The deadline for entering is Friday, March 11, at 11:59 p.m.

Our judge for this competition is Hutch Hutchison. He is an accomplished, award-winning photographer who has been a judge and presenter to our club many times and has a broad spectrum of photographic work. He is a member of the Thousand Oaks Photo Group and has served on the S4C Board of Directors.

Monochrome Definition - An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e., of containing only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white); OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image.

A greyscale or multi-colored image that gives the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning, or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of Monochrome.

Pictorial Monochrome images are judged both for their technical and pictorial merit. The image must be properly exposed, be in focus, and have an appropriate depth of field. A Pictorial Monochrome image should have strong composition; pleasing quality; and texture, pattern, and/or tone impact. The content is unrestricted.

Zoom Meeting Information:
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Meeting ID: 864 8119 3569
Passcode: 502748

From Capture to Print - Tuesday, Feb 15 2022 @ 6:00PM

The Art of Black and White Photography with Lewis Katz

On February 15 th , 2022 at 6:00 p.m. the Lancaster Photography Association is having our General Meeting with Lewis Katz as our guest speaker. His topic will be: From Capture to Prints – The Art of Black and White Photography.

Please join us for this Zoom meeting! You will learn some useful information that you can put into use for our upcoming Monochrome competition in March.

Zoom info:
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Meeting ID: 833 6802 7851
Passcode: 246894

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Photojournalism Competition - January 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Entries due by: January 14 at 11:59 p.m. Enter here.

The January 18, 2022 LPA competition is for Photojournalism General. All members are encouraged to enter your favorite PJ images!

Our judge is going to be Kevin Karzin, the president of Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association and a seasoned photojournalist.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 841 5729 3519
Passcode: 792305

Please make sure to read the rules regarding photojournalism entries. This is a reality-based competition, which means that few modifications are allowed. The guidelines include no manipulating the image other than cropping, straightening, dodging (lightening), and burning (darkening). You can do basic adjustments to the image (like straighten the horizon) so it looks like the image the photographer saw when they took the picture.

The Photojournalism definition can be found on the LPA website at https://www.lpaphotography.org/dokuwiki/doku.php/competitions/classdefinitions


LPA Holiday Party, December 14 2021

Food Brought By
Roasted Turkey/Gravy Kathy N.
Ham/Roast Don Sullivan - Ham
Potatoes, mashed or scalloped
3 people
Kate K - scalloped potatoes 
3 people

Andrew Lewis - Relish platter
Nan Carder - Salad

at least 3 people
Tom Jordan - pies

water, hot cider, punch

Tom Van - 6 bottles soda


(You need to be an LPA member and log into the site in order to sign up.)

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Photographing the Milky Way – November 16th

On November 16 th at 6:00 p.m, David Wilkins will be speaking to us on photographing the Milky Way. Please join us via Zoom for an great time of learning more about this tricky subject!

This workshop will cover what is the Milky Way and how to find it and sites nearby where it can be seen. The gear needed will be discussed along with camera settings. Time will be spent discussing the two most important things when photographing the Milky Way. Post processing will be briefly discussed. Finally will be some real life examples of images taken at nearby sites.

Zoom Information:
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Meeting ID: 867 7188 6233
Passcode: 664800

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