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On May 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m., Lancaster Photography Association will be having a Portrait/Movement Workshop at the Antelope Valley Senior Center. We will be working on honing our portrait and posing skills during this workshop. We will have about one and a half hours to photograph.

There will be three backgrounds set up with constant lights. Several dance/portrait models will be available to photograph. Think about the lighting and posing we have

learned in various other meetings and apply those principles during this workshop.

Make sure to bring your camera! You may also bring your own lighting (speedlight or strobe) if you would like, as the constant lighting will not be as bright as those. 

There will be no Zoom link for this workshop.


On April 23, 2024, Lancaster Photography Association presents one our own, Tom Spanos, speaking about his concert photography adventures! The meeting is at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Tom will give a presentation about the joys, trauma, creative and technical aspects of music photography gained from 25+ years of casual and serious shooting.  He will establish a baseline with why music is of personal interest and the associated philosophy that create, discuss the technical aspects of hardware selection, camera settings,

and shooting positions.  He will also discussion the more creative flavor compositions, images of interest, and post processing.  He will give insight into what “clients” really want, along with good and bad experiences and how that leads to what data products to provide.  He will include one person’s perspective of where the evolving music photography environment is heading. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82198821734?pwd=YnZGVlpQVkZ3UE1jY3RZVnI4YlB2UT09

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

On March 26, 2024, Michael Collins will be presenting a workshop on using Photoshop effectively in our photography. We are looking forward to learning from his expertise!

We will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Michael began photographing professionally in 1996. He began with one senior portrait and built a home-based studio in Lompoc, CA. Up until the pandemic he only photographed 60-80 Seniors a year and a few families. NO WEDDINGS! (OK 5 weddings). He branched out to food and families and occasional children and pet portraits. Michael began playing with Photoshop in the 90’s with version 2.5 and learned mostly on his own what to do and what not to do. Not being very artistic he just adapted with the program and learned everywhere he could.

For the last three years Michael has hosted a weekly Photoshop class online (Photoshop Party) for anyone who attends (at no charge). He now lives in Meridian, Idaho.

If you are interested in learning Photoshop, he will also be teaching a weeklong class at West Coast School in Valencia and Texas School this year.  Michael started his Photoshop career on version 2.5 so basically, he has been there since the beginning.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88500460490?pwd=VHFSc2xUSmxaTlYxU2g0MHA3ZC9HZz09



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

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