General Meeting & “Macro/Close-Up Photography” by Rob Sheppard: November 17th, 2015


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed over 56 people to our General Meeting.

Our guest speaker was Rob Sheppard and he presented Close Up Confessions: My love of the small and less seen. Rob is a photographer, author, naturalist, and nature photography, editor and videographer. He is a Fellow with North American Nature Photography Association, and many people also know him as the long-time, previous editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine.  Some of the books he has done: Landscape Photography:  From Snapshot to Great Shot, Macro Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to Digital Photography, and 6 Steps to Better Nature Photography. His website is www.joyofnatureandphotography.com , and blog at www.natureandphotography.com.

Wayne Staley continued recognitions for LPA members who are on the S4C board.   David Wilkins (S4C President) and Christine Wilkins (Delegates Committee Chair) were thanked for upholding a beneficial relationship between the two organizations, and presented LPA mugs.

Carol Moss arranged a nice send off for long time LPA members Scott and Marilyn Shackelford, as they are moving.  They were thanked for their contributions to the LPA and presented with personalized mugs. 

Membership - July 1 started a new LPA Year.  Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal, update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member. See Bill Liberto to join LPA. 

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Programs/Workshops - Rock Myers

  • November 24th – “Hands on Workshop” – Learn how to control Aperture/Depth of Field, Shutter Speed, ISO and Composition.  Bring your camera & manual.
  • December 15th – Holiday Party - $10 donation per person for Mexican Dinner – LPA Field Trip Photo Show (submit photos online or bring on a thumb drive)

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • January 19th, 2016 - Creative – Judge – TBA
  • March 15th, 2016 – Step into the Past - Judge - TBA
  • May 17th, 2016 - Flowers, Judge – TBA
  • June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition, Judges - Members Choice
  • 2016-2017 competition themes are now on the LPA website

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • February 5th & 6th, 2016 – Lewis Kemper Photography Field Trip - Photograph nature/wildlife along the Sacramento River. Organized by Don Goeschl  
  • February 14th, 2016 – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade
  • March 19th & 20th, 2016 – LA County Air Show at Fox Field with Blue Angels
  • April, 2016 – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable

PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • February 5th & 6th – PSA S4C Round Up Chapter Event at Crown Plaza in Costa Mesa
  • See PSA report on LPA website

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews

  • See S4C Report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (November 13th & December 11th) -Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware

  • Sunday December 20th, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster

Library – Ron Yagi

  • Books and videos available for checkout.  List is on LPA website, under Member’s Only – Library.

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • November 24th - Deadline for October newsletter.  Input welcome from all members.  Submit your articles, photos, stories, and items of interest.

Announcements – Douglas Wade

  • Membership Chair Needed
  • LPA Board Meetings now on 2nd Thursday of month in Senior Center Library 
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website -$7.50 including tax - forms on back table, or download on LPA website

Meeting Adjourned

 

General Meeting & Open Competition: October 20th, 2015


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed over 54 people to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Open” as the theme, and Dan Holmes as the judge.

Dan Holmes is a professional photographer based in Ventura California. He recently was one of the three photography judges at the 2015 Antelope Valley Fair. Dan’s work has been widely recognized with regional, national and international awards, including PPC Nature & Landscape Photographer of the Year. He is also a multiple award winner and a contributor to Outdoor Photographer, Outside Online, Runner’s World, 805 Magazine, Cycling News, and Ventura Life and Style. He has had multiple showings and his work is displayed in private collections in the US, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, and South Africa. Dan can be found through his website: http://danholmesphoto.com

Dan provided informative critiques on each and every entry, and there were 75 of them!  Congratulations to all the winners!  View the entries and winners on the LPA website under Competitions. 

Wayne Staley recognized LPA members who are on the S4C Board, and thanked them for upholding a beneficial relationship between the two organizations and longtime loan of the S4C digital projector. David Wilkins, Christine Wilkins, Lee Garner, Bill Sutton, Nan Carder and Bonnie Mathews-Franke will all receive an LPA coffee mug.    

Membership - See Kurtiss Humphrey or Bill Liberto to join LPA.  July 1 started a new LPA Year.  Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal, update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member.

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Programs/Workshops - Rock Myers

  • October 27th – “Under the Night Sky” – Pete Scifries
  • November 17th – Macro & Close Up Photography - Rob Sheppard
  • November 24th – “Hands on Workshop” – Bring your camera
  • December 15th – Holiday Party

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • January 19th, 2016 - Creative – Judge – TBA
  • March 15th, 2016 – Step into the Past - Judge - TBA
  • May 17th, 2016 - Flowers, Judge – TBA
  • June 21st, 2016 - End of Year Competition, Judges - Members Choice

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • February 5th & 6th, 2016 – Lewis Kemper Photography Field Trip - Photograph nature/wildlife along the Sacramento River. Organized by Don Goeschl  
  • February, 2016 – Date TBD – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade
  • March 19th & 20th , 2016 – LA County Air Show at Fox Field with Blue Angels
  • April, 2016 – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable

PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • Douglas Wade was presented certificate for PSA Newsletter Contest – Best use of Color
  • Douglas Wade was presented certificate and plaque for PSA Website Contest – 1st Place for Large Clubs
  • February 6th – PSA S4C Round Up Chapter Event at Crown Plaza in Costa Mesa
  • See PSA report on LPA website

S4C Report – Bonnie Matthews

  • See S4C Report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (October 23rd & November 13th) -Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware

  • Sunday November 15th, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster

Library – Ron Yagi

  • Books and videos available for checkout.  List is on LPA website, under Member’s Only – Library.

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • October 23rd - deadline for October newsletter

Announcements – Douglas Wade

  • Ramon Rosario appointed to LPA Board & Assistant Webmaster
  • Membership Chair Needed
  • LPA Board Meetings now on 2nd Thursday of month in Senior Center Library 
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website -$7.50 including tax - forms on back table, or download on LPA website
  • AV Senior Center (AVSC) – The main entrance gate to the parking lot will close at 5pm.  Please enter at the west gate, located on Fern Ave.  Enter building through the main entrance, or the entrance near the west gate.  Please sign in.
  • LPA Holiday Party – Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00 pm at the AVSC.  $10 donation for dinner.    

Meeting Adjourned

 

Beginning Photography - September 15th & 22nd


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777 Jackman, Lancaster  6:00pm


Are you new to photography or know someone who is? We have two free workshops for you. 


If you are experienced photographer, we’d love to have you attend as well. There will be many  questions from our new photographers and your knowledge will help them learn about this hobby that we enjoy so much. 
We will be covering many photography topics, in general, easy to learn terms and even more importantly, we will give you the resources that will enable you to continue learning on your own.

  • September 15th, we will cover camera choices, computer and monitor criteria, lens choices, lighting options, tripods as well as photography accessories. 
  • September 22nd, we will cover training/education options, image capture (ISO, aperture, shutter speed), dials, buttons, screens and post-processing options. 
The purpose of these workshops is to give the beginning and perhaps intermediate photographers a solid base from which they can grow their photography skills. 
Mark, it on your calendar and invite a friend.
 

General Meeting & Beginning Photography Part 1: September 15th, 2015


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed over 50 people to our presentation on Beginning Photography Part 1.  Visitors included people who entered photos at the AV Fair, and from the Antelope Valley Photographers Meet Up Group.  Rock Myers covered “What’s Your Purpose?”.  Kurtiss Humphrey covered Equipment, Cameras, and Lenses.  Ramon Rosario covered Lighting and Accessories.  Questions were answered after each section.  Part 2 will occur on September 22.      

Member recognition mugs were presented by Wayne Staley.  Ramon Rosario was thanked for being on the LPA Audit Committee.  Douglas Wade, Sue Craft and Kurtiss Humphrey were thanked for their dedication to the AV Fair as the Photography Exhibit Chairpersons.

Membership - See Kurtiss Humphrey or Bill Liberto to join LPA.  July 1 started a new LPA Year.  Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal, update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member.

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General Meeting & Piute Ponds Presentation: August 18th, 2015


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General Meeting & Piute Ponds Presentation: August 18th, 2015
Contributed by:  Sue Craft

A crowd of 57+ people from LPA, Audubon Society and Friends of Piute attended an information packed presentation from Wanda Deal on our local preserve…Piute Ponds. Wanda has been the manager of the preserve for many years and her passion for the conservation work that has been done was inspiring. Her working partner, Mark Hagan was also in attendance answering questions about this eco system that has been carefully developed over the years.

Wanda reviewed the history of this local treasure that many of us have yet to discover. She also displayed images of the wildlife that inhabit the Piute Ponds. Many audience members were surprised at the diversity of the wildlife there.

More information on Piute Ponds and how to gain access to the area can be found at piuteponds.com .

In addition to Wanda’s presentation, a bird photography tip sheet by Sue Liberto was distributed.

Membership - See Kurtiss or Bill to join LPA.  July 1 started a new LPA Year.  Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal.  Update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member (instead of one year).

Douglas Wade thanked the Audit Committee, Ramon Rosario (absent) and Sarah Osenga.  Wayne Staley presented them with Membership Recognition mugs.  

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Programs/Workshops - Rock Myers

  • August 25th - Photo Sharing - 10 images (Website or Flash Drive)
  • September 15th - Introduction to Photography pt 1
  • September 22nd - Introduction to Photography pt 2
  • October 27th – “Under the Night Sky” – Pete Scifries
  • November 17th - Rob Sheppard

Competitions – Bonnie Matthews-Franke

  • October 20th – Open – Judge – TBA
  • January 19th, 2016 - Creative – Judge – TBA
  • March 15th, 2016 – Step into the Past - Judge - TBA
  • May 17th, 2016 - Flowers, Judge – TBA
  • LPA website “Competition Rules” have been update with “Entry Agreement”

Field Trips – Christine Wilkins

  • September 19th – Street Architectural Photography, Los Angeles – Douglas Wade
  • October 17th – Ghost Walk at Ft. Tejon – Need Leader
  • November 8th or December 6th – Date TBD - Mentryville & Rancho Camulos Festival – Chris Wilkins
  • February 5th and 6th, 2016 – Lewis Kemper Photography Field Trip, Organized by Don Goeschl. Photograph nature/wildlife along the Sacramento River. Details on website.
  • February, 2016 – Date TBD – Calico Ghost Town – Douglas Wade
  • April, 2016 – Date TBD – Cactus/Flower Macro Photography – Diane Cable

PSA Report - Nan Carder

  • See PSA report on LPA website

Friday Night Discussion Group – Glenn Olson

  • 2nd & 4th Friday of month (August 28th & Sept 11th) -Denny’s 2005 West Ave K @6:30pm

Sunday Breakfast - Dale Ware

  • Sunday September 20th, 7:30am Patty’s Cafe, 43943 Sierra Hwy, #A Lancaster

Library – Ron Yagi

  • Books and videos available for checkout

Newsletter - Douglas Wade

  • August 24th - deadline for August newsletter

AV Fair - Douglas Wade

  • Sue Craft - Congratulations to Douglas Wade for 2015 AV Fair Volunteer of the Year!
  • Tickets for hours already volunteered and for monitors -  back table - see Sue Craft
  • If not here to pick up tickets or handicapped parking needed, contact Sue
  • Volunteer Signups on the back table (see scroll) - monitors still needed
  • Help needed for Pick Up Day - Monday August 31st (hours volunteered go towards 2016 AVF Volunteer hours for passes).
  • Thank you to all those who helped for 2015!!!

Announcements – Douglas Wade

  • Membership Chair Needed
  • Webmaster Needed
  • LPA Board Meetings moving to 2nd Thursday of month in Senior Center Library 
  • LPA Name Tags w/new logo order form on Website -$7.50 including tax - forms on back table, or download on LPA website


Meeting Adjourned

 

General Meeting & Action Competition: July 21, 2015


Meetings

General Meeting & Action Competition: July 21, 2015
 

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 44 members to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Action” as the theme, and Ross Way as the judge.

Ross Way is an event photographer with AV Media who specializes in sports and action photography. Mr. Way has a background in graphic arts and illustration, and after receiving his Associates Degree at Antelope Valley College, he attended the Art institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach, CA. He covers a variety of local sporting events and is currently the team photographer for the Lancaster JetHawks, the Advanced Class A Affiliate of the Houston Astros.

We had a total of 74 digital entries and 10 prints.  For print entries, we had 10 Masters.  For digital entries, we had 8 Novice, 19 Amateur, 24 Advanced, and 23 Master.  Congratulations to all the winners!  The 2014-2014 End of Year Trophy Awards were presented.

Membership - See Kurtiss or Bill to join LPA.  July 1 started a new LPA Year.  Please fill out a new “Member Application” for dues renewal.  Update your information and sign a new Release of Liability form that will be valid for as long as you are an LPA member (instead of one year).

 

 

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End of Year Competition & General Meeting Night: June 16, 2015


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Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 44 members to our General Meeting and special “End of Year” Competition.  Also included in the evening’s agenda were the PSA Youth Showcase photos, Member, Board member & Chairperson Recognitions, Installation of Officers, and taking a LPA group photo at the park.

See images in the Gallery.

The 1st place digital winners and print EA winners (plus HM’s from July/Oct) competed for the 2014-2015 End of Year – Members Choice Awards.  The votes were tallied and a run off was needed for Master Digital and Intermediate Print.  View all of the entries and winners on the LPA website.        

While waiting for the results, Nan Carder shared a presentation about the PSA Youth Showcase program and photos submitted by our local high school photography students

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General Meeting & Portrait Competition: May 19, 2015


Meetings

Douglas Wade, our President, welcomed 42 members to our General Meeting and Competition night featuring “Portraits” as the theme, and Dee Hunter as the judge.

Dee Hunter is the owner & photographer of Hunter Photography, located in Antelope Valley, CA.  She specializes in children and pets, but also shoots everything from aircraft to weddings. Dee’s favorite thing to do is to create unique and custom works of art that her clients will display and treasure in their homes and offices for many years.  Dee has been doing award winning photography since 1977.  Dee enjoys entering her work in the Antelope Valley Fair every year, where she has won numerous awards including Best of Show 4 times.

We had a total of 51 digital entries and 7 prints. For print entries, we had 7 Masters. For digital entries, we had 24 Novice, 0 Amateur, 18 Advanced, and 9 Master. Congratulations to all the winners!

Vote on Slate of Officers for 2015-2016 – Dale Ware presented slate: President - Douglas Wade, Vice President - Rock Myers, Secretary - Sue Craft, Treasurer - Bill Liberto, Voting Board Member - Bonnie Matthews, Voting Board Member - Michael Tanner, Past President - David Wilkins. A motion of acclamation was made by Dale Ware “to accept slate of officers and vote by a show of hands”, 2nd by Sue Craft, vote, 38 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain. All voted in.

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