Photo Sharing/Swapmeet Workshop – November 27, 2018


On November 27th, Lancaster Photography Association will host a Photography Sharing Night along with a Swap Meet for those who would like to sell off some of the equipment you are no longer using.

First, for the Photo Sharing portion, you can upload up to 10 images to the website from the link below or you can bring in a thumb drive loaded with 10 images. You will need to upload by November 20 if you don’t want to bring the thumb drive. Either way, you can share what you have been doing lately, a project you have done or just some of your favorite images. We want to see what everyone is doing these days. You can speak about your images, or we can just run through them with no comments. That is up to you. Click here to upload your images.

For the Swap Meet portion, please have your photo equipment labeled if needed and priced if you want to get a specific amount for it.  We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone. We will try to make sure we have about 30-45 minutes to share our equipment.

Refreshments will be provided as well.

Here are a couple of examples from a recent project:

Close-Up Competition, October 16


Our next competition will be held on October 16th at 6:00 at AVSC. The theme for this competition is: Close-up. You may enter up to 3 images. The cost of entry is $5.00. The deadline for entering is October 9, at 11:59 p.m.

The definition is: Photographs of small subjects or close up views of sections of large subjects. Think of this Class as “close up” to the subject. A photo of a faraway galaxy appears closer using a telescope, but it’s not a close-up image. A close-up on a face is good, but maybe better is a close up of an eye. This class is expecting some level of magnification.

Our judge is Kevin Karzin, the president of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers club. He spoke earlier this year to us about Portrait lighting.

You may enter HERE

Success in Photography - September 18 General Meeting


Bob Ginn spent 24 years in the daily newspaper grind (LA, NY, Wichita, Redding and others) and did about everything, then moved out on his own in 1988. He has done over 2,500 published assignments in over 120 countries - and will use that/those images to (he hopes) entertain you and give you information YOU can use for your work with a camera. He talks about most subjects from cameras to lenses to IDEAS on what make a photo successful in everything from PR stand-ups to clubs/PSA/pro contests.

He went digital in the late 90's and never looked back. If you are expecting much about photoshopping images, he states most of you are probably better at it as he is not very "deep" into it, although he does it and also uses Nik. He will bring some prints along (10-15 large ones) to show you why he NEVER use raw - just JPEG! He believes that content is everything!!! He also looks at things in a deeper fashion (sometimes out of "fashion") and finds his work sells well. He does well in most photo contests - which tells him little beyond what those judges liked. He also does rather well in the PSA/camera club world and has done so for some 45+ years, having been 18 times top of one or another of the PSA Who's Who listings. He struggles to suffer shallow "thinking", lack of photographic back-grounding and most fools too much, if any extent, but does enjoy being pushed by interesting questions from shooters. He will take questions after his presentation! His odd humor is odd!!! Fair warning!

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:

Her photography website is:

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...



  • Membership Chair Needed

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

    • $7.50 including tax - forms on back table




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