On February 27, 2024, we will have the pleasure of hearing Mike Moats speak about his photographic passion, Macro Photography. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Being a properly equipped macro photographer is not just about the equipment, but also equipping yourself with the how-to knowledge of macro photography. Mike will cover the most important equipment for macro photography, how to control depth of field, composition, and finding character in your subjects.

Being a properly equipped macro photographer is not just about the equipment, but also equipping yourself with the how-to knowledge of macro photography. Mike will cover the most important equipment for macro photography, how to control depth of field, composition, and finding character in your subjects.

To learn more about Mike Moats and to view his work, head to his website at: https://www.tinylandscapes.com/

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83722474628?pwd=Z3VMcGw1R1VETWYrTm1tMWptcXRpZz09                                     




 Lancaster Photography Association presents Photojournalism with Andrew Lewis, LPA Vice President, on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Senior Center, 777 W Jackman St, Lancaster, CA. 

Join us for an informative workshopAndrew will present techniques for capturing story telling images. We will discuss tactics and procedures used in the field, what to do with the images, and considerations for preparing for image competition/exhibitions.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83789774237?pwd=cHdHakc4WXExMzkwVWRPSnpjdnpZQT09

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Photographing Dogs with Suzanne Leroy - September 26 2023

On September 26, 2023 at 6:00, Lancaster Photography Association will have one of our own members, Suzanne LeRoy speaking about Photographing Dogs at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

The presentation will cover different types of dog photography, how to effectively shoot your own dog, current trends in photographing dogs, where to find subjects and get practice, making money shooting dogs, getting the best shot, and postproduction tips.  

Suzanne LeRoy started her photographic journey in 2019 because of the super bloom.  She had friends bring their dogs so she could take photos of them in the poppies.  A professional photographer friend joined them.  She looked at the photos the photographer took, and she looked at her own and decided to take lessons.  She signed up for multiple online classes and traveled to workshops and learned.  She even joined a photography club!

She is still taking photos of her friend’s dogs but has a better understanding of her camera, composition and how to make the most of the photo in post-processing.  She also photographs herding trials, lure coursing, conformation shows and other dog sports.

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AV Fair Photo Mounting Workshop – August 22, 2023 – 6:00 PM

The Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) is hosting a free photo mounting workshop on August 22, 2023 to help those in our community who want to enter prints in the AV Fair Photography Exhibit. We encourage fair entrants to join us to learn this process!

Participants need to bring their photos and foam core. The LPA will provide spray adhesive, surfaces to spray on, straight edges, knives and cutters, and demonstrate the mounting procedure.

LPA Members are encouraged to come and provide assistance. Bring cutting surfaces, straight edges and knives to help those who are new to the process.

  • Location: Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W Jackman Street, Lancaster.
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • No Zoom meeting.

Becoming a PPA Certified Professional Photographer

On July 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center, Lancaster Photography Association is hosting a workshop led by our own Vice-President, Andrew Lewis. He recently took the test from PPA to become a Certified Professional Photographer and wants to share the process and the benefits.

The Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) program offered by the Professional Photographers of America is a way for photographers to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of their craft. The two-step process involves a written examination as well as technical image evaluation. The title “Certified Professional Photographer” demonstrates to a client that the photographer has indicated the knowledge, confidence, and ability to consistently produce quality work. The written examination ensures knowledge of the principles of photography as well as demonstrating an understanding of the technical aspects of producing an image.

The Technical Image Evaluation involves standardized items and requires the candidate to put the knowledge to work to produce three images in accordance with given instructions.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85682347421?pwd=ZDFzdFBQWU01bnpsNmFYa2hEcEhpZz09

Vintage Still Life Workshop - June 27, 2023

On June 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., LPA will be having a hands-on workshop with opportunities to practice your skills at arranging and lighting vintage objects and creating still-life images with them. Kathy will give a short presentation about lighting still-life and creating a pleasing display, and then you will be set free to create for next hour and a half.

Please bring your own vintage (or old-looking) objects to share and add to the mix of subject matter. Also bring your speedlight or small constant lights to illuminate your subject matter. There will be foam board and fabrics available for backdrop options.

It should be a fun time creating some interesting photographs!

Mobile Photography Workshop with Jerry Hug

How I Use 10 of my Favorite Applications

On May 23, 2023, Lancaster Photography Association will present the program “Mobile Photography - How I use 10 of My Favorite Applications with the speaker, Jerry Hug. We will meet at the Antelope Valley Senior Center at 6:00 p.m. and Jerry will join us by Zoom.

He likes to show how to use these apps for special editing on your iPhones and Android cellphones. His specialty is really iPhones but he includes many of the apps that work on both platforms.

The old phrase “The Best Camera is the one that you have with you” is very true!  1) You should treat your iPhone and other Smart phones like it is a Big Boy/Girl camera. 2) Mobile photography lets you take the photo, edit the photo and share, all without a computer. Jerry’s favorite apps include: Snapseed, Touch/Retouch, Dramatic B/W by jixipix, Image Blender, Distressed FX+, Halide, Video 2 Photo, Reeheld, EvenLonger, In House Edits, and using all the built in applications on the cell phone.

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Star Trails with David Wilkins - April 25, 2023

On April 25, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association will be having member, David Wilkins, speak to us about star trail photography at Antelope Valley Senior Center.

This workshop will cover how to take and process images to make a star trail.  The stars appear to move during the night, when actually it is the earth that moves.  Learn the secrets to making a star trail that centers around the North star.  How to deal with the artifacts that show up in star shots such as airplane lights, satellite reflections and meteors, will be covered.  The workshop will go into the equipment needed and locations to capture star trails.  Basic processing to build a star trail will be covered.

Join us for a great time of learning!

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