Pin-Up Photography Workshop - June 25, 2019


CHANGE - No models are available for this evening.

On June 25th , 2019, our Vice-President, Sharna Lee, will be giving a presentation on Pin-Up Photography. The meeting will be at the Antelope Valley Senior Center at 6:00p.m.

Sharna is a successful, and often-published pin-up photographer in the Antelope Valley and beyond, and she has a lot of experience that she will be sharing with us. She has invited a model to come and demonstrate some of the posing and lighting techniques that she uses.

As you can see from the article she wrote in this issue of the newsletter, there is a lot of history related to pin-up photography and doing it justice is not an easy task. She has mastered it and is going to be sharing some of her insights with us.

Come and enjoy learning about a new genre of portrait photography!

End of Year Competition - June 18, 2019


Our 2018-2019 competition year was very exciting! Many of our members participated and won ribbons. We had some wonderful images entered in our competitions, and I know it was difficult for our judges to choose. We have a great club with many amazing photographers!

Thank you to Dale Taft and Kathy Newman, who ran the competitions and scheduled the judges. Also, a big thank you to Paul Craft, who organized all the entries and ran the computer during the competitions, as well as his assistants, Rebecca Bieling and Manny Altamirano.

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Open Competition - May 21 st , 2019


It is time to get those entries in for our May Competition. The Category is “Open”, which means you may enter any kind of photograph. This is your chance to grab your favorites from the past year that did not fit in any of our other competitions and enter them. We should have some amazing entries!

Please remember, the deadline is May 14 th , so don’t delay on entering. You may enter up to 3 images for the small fee of $5.00.

Our judge for this competition is Matt Cohen. He is a retired attorney with a passion for photography. Having traveled the country and the world with his beloved wife Dedrie, it has been his luck to photograph rare, stunning, and exotic subjects. Matt holds a Certificate in Digital Photography from Phoenix College and the New York Institute of Photography and is an active member of the Photographic Society of America. His photographs have won numerous awards, including blue ribbons, and been published in various media; and, his prints hang in numerous offices and houses worldwide in addition to traveling exhibits. He is the Arizona Coordinator of the Travelers Century Club (people who have traveled to 100 countries or more). Matt also enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, exercising, and watching spectator sports. The Cohens enjoy attending Spirit of the Senses Salon meetings and art show openings and exhibits.
Please feel free to follow Matt on Instagram at mattcohentravelphotography and his website ( His email is

Enter your images HERE.

Table Top/Still Life Photography - Kevin Karzin – April 16, 2019


On April 16th , Kevin Karzin will be giving a presentation on his Table Top/Still Life work. He will include many examples of his own work. He plans on discussing what equipment is needed, what to look for, the best lighting and post-processing. A demonstration of the process will be done for us t. After that, he will show us the post-processing techniques he uses to create his work. He will include a Q&A session at the end as time permits.

Kevin is a professional photographer from the Santa Clarita Valley, who has won numerous awards including PPC 2018 Photojournalism Photographer of the Year, 2018 Top Ten Photographer of California and 2018 Prime Image Collection, and PPA 2018 Western District Photography Competition – 2 merit awards. He has been president of SCVPA (Santa Clarita Valley Photography Association) since 2014.

Cell Phone Competition – March 19th, 2019


On March 19th , 2019, Lancaster Photography Association will be having the March Competition for our members at Antelope Valley Senior Center at 6:00p.m. The deadline for uploading your images is March 12th at 11:59 p.m.

Our category this month will be “Camera Phone”. The definition is fairly obvious – Any photograph taken with a camera phone. Images processed by apps are allowed.

Each member may enter up to three images for a $5.00 fee, which you may pay by Paypal on the website or in cash on the day of the competition. When naming your picture during upload, please include your phone model in the title, as we think it would be very interesting to see the various types of phones used.

We are excited to have this category as a competition theme for the first time, as phone cameras have become a convenient way to document life and create art in our society. Photographers say that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that would certainly apply to cell phones, which are much easier to carry around than large DSLRs.

“Phonography” uses the same principles of light, color and composition as regular photography, but each phone varies in the features it has related to the camera. Enjoy playing with those features. Try new apps like Snapseed, VSCO, Tiny Planet, Afterlight2, Adobe Lightroom, Aviary, and Prisma, to edit your photos.

Our judge is TBD.

Landscape Photography and Retouching - February 19, 2019

With Serge Ramelli


Serge Ramelli will be discussing Landscape Photography and Retouching with us on February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

We are very excited to have him presenting to Lancaster Photography Association! Invite your friends who are interested in photography. He has some great resources, and he will be offering his courses to us at a discount.

His words regarding his upcoming presentation:

In 2005 a friend of mine showed me what you can do with Photoshop and turned an ok portrait into a magazine cover. I was amazed, since my earliest childhood I wanted to create art, images and videos. What I like about it, is that all it took to create a great piece of art was a camera and a software, the rest was up to my skills and imagination.

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Action Competition - 01/15/2019


Lancaster Photography will be having our first competition of the year on January 15, 2019. Our Class will be “Action”. The definition of “Action” per our rules is: “Motion being portrayed as the dominant theme, includes sports”. 

The deadline for entering the Competition will be January 8 th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Please make sure to upload your images as early as possible to avoid last-minute issues. The cost is a $5.00 entry fee, for up to three images. Log-in and upload your images HERE.

Our judge will be Joanne Stolte, who has been a great judge for us in the past. She will also be giving a small presentation on the SoCal PSA Chapter Event happening in March

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Holiday Party 2018


On December 18, 2018 at 6:00, we will be having our annual Holiday Party, complete with food, games and caroling. We do need volunteers to bring the food items, so check out the sign-up sheet below and sign-up beside what you can bring. We have turkey and ham and need to fill in with all the appropriate side dishes and dessert.

We also will be having a White Elephant Gift Exchange, so every person who attends should bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $10.00. It should be a lot of fun!

We look forward to seeing you all there! It should be a great time of getting to know each other a little better. 

Please log in and sign up to indicate what you'd like to bring from the list. Thanks everyone!!

Food/Service Name Name
Turkey & Ham Sharna Lee Jeri Conklin
Drinks (include diet) Kathy Newman Dale Taft
Veggies (2 people) Kathy - Salad Shirl Airov-Bieling - Veggie tray, olives
Potatoes Inga Nagel Sandi Lieder
Stuffing Vince Capasso  
Yams/Sweet Potatoes Sue Craft  
Bread Bill and Marilyn Peake  
Desserts (2 people) John Geldermann Fran Marroquin
Snack Foods (2 people) Don and Kathy Goeschl Ron and Linda Yagi
Plates Richard Wood  
Cups Richard Wood  
Silverware Richard Wood


                             Lasagna                                            Shane and Kathleen Walter

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