AV Fair Digital Competition Overview - October 23 2018


On October 23, 2018, we will be having Kurtiss Humphrey present the AV Fair Digital Competition Results. Many of our members entered the Digital Competition but were not able to attend the judging. They would like to see the winners in context with all the images. So we will be presenting the Skill levels and Classes, starting with Amateur up to Master. We will show the images for each Class along with the
winners to give context to the winning images. We encourage people who did attend the Judging to provide any comments they recall from the judging regarding the images.

Refreshments will be provided.

Raising Your Photography to Master Level - September 25


How many of you entered images in the AV Fair Photography competition? How many of you now have to move up a level next year? How many of you want to win some blue ribbons next year? The goal of this workshop will be to give you some tips on raising the level of your photography and post-processing.

Master level photographers have images that are technically wonderful, have great impact, are composed interestingly with few distractions, with sharp focus and great post-processing. So we will discuss some of the basics of photography, the importance of post-processing in creating impact, and what the judges looked at while they were judging.

Kathy Newman will be leading this workshop. It should be a great time of learning together, and we will spend time discussing as a group the various ways we have found to improve our work.

The Business of Wedding Photography - August 21


On August 21st, at 6:00 p.m. at the AV Senior Center, the Lancaster Photography Association is honored to have James Tang, a Los Angeles wedding photographer come and give us a presentation on the Business of Wedding Photography.

James Tang is the Photographer/Owner of James Tang Photography. He describes himself as a full time professional hybrid wedding photographer.

The topics he will cover will include: A brief introduction to his background in art; his long successful career in Information Technology; how he started his business + Introduction to some of his digital and film gear and how he transitioned from part time to full time. He will also go into Lessons he has learned + Technical lessons - Shooting outdoor - Timing for each portion of a wedding - Timing for best light + Business lessons - how to stand out - how to build followers - how to setup a sustainable business model (Ferrari vs Walmart business structure). There will be a Q and A session at the end.

His website is: http://www.jamestangphotography.com/

Workshop: “Mount Your Photos for AV Fair”, July 24th, at 6pm


The Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) is hosting a free photo mounting workshop to help those in our community who want to enter prints in the AV Fair Photography Exhibit.

Location: Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W Jackman Street, Lancaster.

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 will be on hand to provide assistance.

Photography Workshop with Bryan Peterson - July 21-22 2018


The Lancaster Photography Association is privileged to host a workshop with World Renowned Photographer Bryan Peterson on July 21-22. We have a 15 person limit and the cost for the workshop is $175.00 (due by July 1).

Bryan Peterson is known for such things as Understanding Exposure, Understanding Color, Learning to see creatively, and many more. He travels around the world doing workshops throughout the year. But on July 21st he’s going to be meeting with 15 lucky LPA members to do a short slide / talk, followed by an outing the next day full of photography. His usual fee for something like this is $500 and up per person, but for us he’s doing it for $175 per person. If everyone can have their payment in by July 1st that would be great!

Please sign up below to indicate your interest.

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Portrait: A Hands-on Workshop - June 27th, 2017


Accomplished portrait photographers will lead you in this workshop on June 27th at 6 P.M. (doors open to set up at 5 P.M.). Bring your cameras and tripod/monopods. Light setups and models will be provided.

This is a hands on and learning experience workshop. We will have various types of studio lighting, giving each person a chance to try out each setup. Studio lights may be flash, (studio/Speedlights), constant, and tungsten. We will show you various ways to work with the models to get the results they want, and you want. Model releases will be provided to members.

Please bring your camera manuals and know how to set your ”white balance” on your camera (if you don’t know we can help).

The Portrait Photographers Showcase

James Poynor

Kathy Newman

Kurtiss Humphrey


Photography “Hands On” Workshop, November 24th


On November 24th, 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., bring your camera and your questions to this “Hands On” workshop. All skill levels are invited. 

We’ll have photography set ups where you can take photos and learn specific photography skills with your own camera; cell phone, Point and Shoot or DSLR. We’ll help you with Shutter Speed, ISO, Aperture, Depth of Field and almost any other question you may have. 

Many Master level LPA photographers will be on hand to answer your questions. It will all be done in small groups to make interaction easier and more effective at answering your questions. You’re welcome to bring a photography friend to this comfortable, no stress workshop.

Macro and Close Up Photography Workshop November 17th



Presented by Rob Sheppard

AVSC Lancaster on November 17th, 6 pm to 8 pm

There’s a small world out there just waiting to be discovered. Right in your own backyard, nature is putting on a show.  You don’t have to travel to far away exotic places to capture amazing images of these really small things…insects, flowers, textures, shapes, etc.

Join us for a workshop presented by Rob Sheppard. Many of our members that follow his blog, Facebook page, and website know his work is exceptional.

Rob Sheppard is a photographer, author, naturalist and nature photographer, editor and videographer.

He has written and photographed many books and magazine articles but what is most important to him about them is knowing that he has helped people become better photographers and gain a better  connection to nature. Rob is a Fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association, and many people also know him as the long-time, previous editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine. Some of the books he has done: Landscape Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, Macro Photography:

From Snapshot to Great Shot, The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field

Guide to Digital Photography, and 6 Steps to Better Nature Photography (available from website). His website is at www.joyofnatureandphotography.com, blog at www.natureandphotography.com.