April 26 2022 Workshop: Creating an Image from the Past with John Powers

On April 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., we are pleased to have John Powers speak to us about creating an image from the past. How often do we take photos of historical reenactments and wish we could make them seem more realistic? Think costumes from the Civil War reenactments or the Renaissance Festival. Join us at the Antelope Valley Senior Center at 6:00 for a great time of learning!

John Powers will bring several different photos and walk everyone through the process, from capturing the moment to converting it to black and white or sepia, applying the textures, and adjusting everything along the way.  The end result is to give the viewer the feeling that they are there in the moment, looking at an image from the past coming alive.

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Off-Camera Flash Workshop - March 22 2022 at 5:30PM

On March 22, 2022, Lancaster Photography Association will be meeting at Apollo Park at 5:30 p.m. for an Off-Camera Flash workshop. Our speaker will be David Bowles.

“Hey!  My name is David Scott Bowles, I'm a portrait and wedding photographer from Lancaster Ca.  My passion is in the studio, but I love to take the studio outdoors, utilizing Off Camera Flash.  At weddings this is huge!  This is how you get those amazing dance floor shots, or those epic Bridal Portraits! I'll be teaching the basic fundamentals of off camera flash. Can't wait to see you there!”

Several members have asked for this sort of workshop, so we are looking forward to learning some great techniques from David Bowles. It will be a great learning opportunity for everyone!

FYI – The competition theme for January 2023 is “Non-studio Portraits”, so this is a great chance to learn about how to light portraits outside using off-camera flash.

See you there!

You Be the Judge - January 25, 2022, 6:00PM

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. we will be hosting a "You Be The Judge" Zoom workshop. We will learn and apply the techniques that are used to evaluate photographs during the Zoom meeting.

Nan Carder will begin the meeting with some helpful tips on how to evaluate photographs and then we will spend the remainder of the time looking at various images. As a group we will critique them, finding various flaws and how they could be fixed, either in-camera or in post-processing. Be prepared to participate!

Join us to learn these valuable tools that will enable you to improve your own photography. You will come away with the skills to evaluate your own images and use simple techniques to make them better!
The accompanying photos are flawed – what would you do to improve them (click each for a larger version)? One has an inset of a corrected version.

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Meeting ID: 828 6650 8949
Passcode: 198953

BLVD Photo Sharing and Beginning Photo Editing

Sep 28 2021 at 6:00PM

On September 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association will be hosting a Zoom workshop.

The members who attended our BLVD Photowalk will share their themed images from the Boulevard.

Following that, Kathy Newman will present a short lesson on quickly improving the impact of your photos with some simple post-processing tips in Lightroom (Camera RAW). We would like you to send her a couple of unedited photos (2500 long edge jpg max) to see how they can be improved with some simple fixes in Lightroom. Please send the photos to: kc_newman2001@yahoo.com

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Meeting ID: 859 5641 3890
Passcode: 593822

Topaz Denoise and Topaz Sharpen Workshop - July 27 2021

Bill “K9” Kuhlemeier will present a short workshop on the use of software from Topaz Labs that can be used with or external to Photoshop/Lightroom to both Sharpen and reduce Digital Noise in your images.The workshop will give some basic information on both sharpening and the need for noise reduction and then show examples of these products in action.

Bill was originally a member of LPA back in 2005-2007 and presented several workshops on photoshop during that time. He took a break from photography but rejoined us a couple of years ago and is a member of our Board. He is a Canon shooter and recently was promoted to the Master class for this upcoming competition year. When he is not playing with cameras, he is a Flight Test Engineer for Virgin Galactic and recently helped launch Sir Richard Branson into space.

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Meeting ID: 865 0262 3706
Passcode: 295082

Close-Up/Macro Workshop - April 27, 2021

with Kathy Newman

On April 27 th , 2021, Lancaster Photography Association will be having our first in-person workshop in over a year! Kathy Newman will be giving a short presentation about macro/close-up photography and then we will have stations set up around the room for you to photograph. This will tie in with our Macro/Close Up competition in May.

Bring your cameras, tripods, and lighting (Speedlights, constant lights, flashlights, etc).

We will be meeting at Quartz Hill Community Church, 43543 51 st Street West, Quartz Hill, CA. at 6:00 PM. The entrance is from the patio facing 51 st Street West.

We do ask that you wear a mask and use hand sanitizer between stations, to make sure we all stay safe and healthy. This is a step in the right direction, but we are taking it slow. We are excited to see you all in person and hope you can make it!

Working With Textures And Overlays

Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art

Join Lancaster Photography Association on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. PST for a wonderful virtual workshop with Hazel Meredith! Zoom info below!

Don’t delete that digital image! Do you sometimes have a shot that you really like….a subject that is hard to capture….a place you may not get to again….but it’s not perfect? Turn that “almost” good shot into a work of art by utilizing textures and overlays.

Maybe it’s a bird in flight – the bird looks great, but the sky is blah. Use another sky image as an overlay, or add a texture – or both! Maybe it’s a nice flower shot – good color and composition, but it’s not quite tack sharp. Use textures to turn it into a fine art image! Of course, you can also add textures to your best images and make them spectacular!

Textures are everywhere – there are many free and for-purchase ones online. You can create your own textures within Photoshop or from photos of everyday objects. Working with layers and blending modes, there are many things you can do to create a beautiful work of art – She will show you how!

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Meeting ID: 897 1735 9646
Passcode: 006439

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Workshop: Backing Up, presented by David Wilkins

On February 23, 2021, Lancaster Photography Association will host a Zoom workshop on backing up our computer data presented by David Wilkins.

Everyone has a backup of everything on his/her computer. Right? We will get into the weeds about backup – what to backup and how to do it. What’s the right solution for you? What’s the difference between sync and archive? Join us on February 23 to find out!

David Wilkins is an engineer by training, but is now retired. He has been active in LPA and has been vice president, president and board member. He is active in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) and has been secretary, vice president and is currently president. Photography and travel are his main hobbies since retirement.

Zoom info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87935596155?pwd=UGFGM2h5UnE0OGkzaXhTVmYvZ0pDZz09
Meeting ID: 879 3559 6155
Passcode: 154496

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