Webinar - Red Rocks: Photography in Southern’s Utah’s Five National Parks

with Pete Scifres

Join LPA on June 22 nd at 6:00 p.m, for Pete Scifres Zoom webinar presentation on Utah’s national parks.

The five National Parks that stretch across Southern Utah -- Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches -- are some of the crown jewels of the USA park system.  In this information packed webinar Pete Scifres will describe great locations; how to get there; when to be there; and how to photograph them.

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Macro/Close-Up Competition – May 18, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

On May 18th, at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography is hosting a Macro/Close-up competition for its members. It is the last competition before the End of the Year competition.

The deadline for entries is May 11th. Click here to enter.

All members can enter. The entry fee is only $5.00 and you may enter up to three images. If you came to our recent Macro/Close-up workshop, you definitely have images you can enter!

DEFINITION OF MACRO/CLOSE-UP: 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 Robin Stern. Caught by the “photography bug” she joined two photography clubs in the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs: Photonaturalists and Poly Photo, and became active in both clubs and in SCACC. She is currently the SCACC Interclub Chair and secretary of Poly Photo Club.

Her first year entering the San Diego County Fair, she won two 4th Place Ribbons and went on from there to win first place ribbons in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, she also won Best of Show. In 2016., she won Interclub Image of the Year from SCACC and received an Honorable Mention for the same image in PSA Council Challenge last year.

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Meeting ID: 891 0038 1227
Passcode: 800918

What To Shoot When There’s Nothing To Shoot - 6:00PM April 20, 2021

with Jeff Leimbach

The Lancaster Photography Association is happy to present this month’s General Meeting webinar with Jeff Leimbach. He is going to speak about What to Shoot When There is Nothing To Shoot. It is an ideas class by all accounts. This class is full of shooting ideas designed to get photographers out of a creative rut and back shooting. There are discussions on Self Assignments, Shooting on Spec, Places to Shoot, ways to shoot and more. This class is for everyone, regardless of skill level, camera brand or type.

Jeff is a professional photographer and graphic designer. He has served as moderator for Photoshop World, Photoshop Seminar Tour for KelbyOne, and the Canon in Action Tour for Canon Live Learning. Other workshop experience includes staff instructor for Moose Peterson’s Digital Landscape Workshops and owner of The Digital Photo Workshops. He also serves as a Canon Camera Product Educator and
Tech Rep.

We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. for this great, inspirational topic!
Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 870 1452 1634
Passcode: 481500

LPA Field Trip – Apollo Park and Airplanes - March 25th at 12:30 PM

On March 25 th , LPA members will be meeting up at Apollo Park to do some bird and close-up photography. Bring lenses that will capture airplanes, birds and nature! Apollo Park has a wide variety of birds that come through on migration and some that live there year-round.

We will be meeting at 12:30 at the far end of the parking lot and spend the first hour in the park. Then at 1:30, we will walk over to the Airplane Museum which is now used as a working classroom for the Aviation program at AVC. We will get to spend some time photographing the various airplanes that are in the Museum. Then you are free to return to Apollo Park for more bird watching or head on home!

This is our first field trip in a while, and it will be nice to see each other in person! Hope to see you there!


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Human Interest Competition - March 16, 2021

March 16 th , 2021 will be our Human Interest Competition. Please upload your entries by March 12th , 2021, 11:59 P.M.

Our competition will be judged by Kevin Karzin, during our Zoom meeting at 6:00 PM on March 16th.

HUMAN INTEREST – Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational or organized sports action.

Guidelines for Human Interest Images

The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. As with all reality-based divisions techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the
original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

“Restoration of the appearance of the original scene” may include techniques such as HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning provided they do not alter the contents of the original scene and the result looks natural. Borders are optional, but must be 3 or 4 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.

Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134697524?pwd=VTFLUVlybTZTOTlkVDJhOXBDT09oZz09
Meeting ID: 871 3469 7524
Passcode: 719337

About our Judge

Kevin Karzin 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.

Joe Edelman: The Art of Seeing - February 16, 2021

Success in Photography is in the Details

Join Lancaster Photography Association as we welcome Joe Edelman as our guest speaker: Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m.

We all want to make great photographs. Yet our best efforts often fall short of our aspirations. We followed the rules, we lit it right, we exposed it right, posed it right, composed it right, processed it right…but too often something is missing. The image just doesn’t have the impact that we had hoped for.

This is a fun and thought-provoking talk that will explain the science behind “seeing” and why humans are so bad at seeing details. Using a combination of science, psychology, art, and humor, Joe will demonstrate how personal perspective and attention to detail, as opposed to RULES, will separate the good from the great.

The presentation includes videos as well as a demonstration that will show how you can dramatically improve your photographs, whatever the subject matter, by improving your ability to “see.”

What you will learn:

  • Why is it so hard to “see” all the details in real time? We will look at the science behind why humans struggle with details.
  • How to take great photographs without paying attention to RULES.
  • The importance of FAILURE to improving as a photographer.
  • Joe's TOP 18 TIPS for improving your ability to “SEE”.
  • … and much more!

Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89120180676?pwd=eEMxNlhWS2NZbUFWVDJKVVhJTkxZdz09
Meeting ID: 891 2018 0676
Passcode: 720109

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Creative Competition - January 19, 2021

Blue Muse
On January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association will be hosting our first competition of the new year - Creative! Our judge will be Mel Carll. So get those creative images ready! The altered reality can be in-camera, like a double exposure, long exposure, black light, or it can be in post-processing. Use your imagination and enter your best images!

Upload your images here

DEADLINE: January 12th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Zoom info:

CREATIVE DEFINITION: CREATIVE - Creative is defined as altered reality that is apparent to the viewer. This definition includes alterations utilizing: Computer manipulation, colored lights and gels, black light, Mylar, sandwiches, projected images, double exposures, zoomed images, lithograph, and birefringence. The image should have strong composition, pleasing quality, and color, texture, pattern, and/or tone impact. The appropriateness of the technique selected and pictorial merit is considered in judging. Small amounts of manipulating images (changing opacity, using filters, adding text, fantasy or textured backgrounds, etc) is NOT considered Creative. The content is unrestricted. Check our website for sizing requirements

ABOUT OUR JUDGE: Mel Carll is a Santa Clarita Valley based photographer and instructor, currently shooting architectural, weddings, family portraits, corporate product shots and special events. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Photographers Association and a Past President for Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC). Mel is an award-winning photographer having won Best of Show and Image of the year in the 2010 Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County print competitions, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Commercial Photographer of the year for the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County and has also won
numerous awards with the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association print competitions.


Creative Photography - November 17, 2020

Paul and Nancy Speaker will be doing a joint presentation on Creative Photography on November 17,
2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Nancy will be speaking about the Creative Process and showing us images that will spark our own creative juices. Paul will be speaking about his most recent post-processing technique that he calls “Reduction Art”. Together, it should be a great hour to inspire us as we get ready for our January Creative competition.

We hope that you will make time in your evening to join us via Zoom to learn from these two wonderful presenters!

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

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