Photoshop Workflow - Editing Tips August 27 2019


On August 27 th , 2019, LPA President Kathy Newman will be conducting a workshop on Photoshop workflow. There were many requests for some basic Photoshop tips, so she will be going through beginning to end editing of photos, using Adobe Camera RAW, Adjustment Layers, Masking, basic selection, and Sharpening. This workshop will be geared towards newer users of Photoshop, but will include good refreshers for more experienced users. You are more than welcome to bring your laptops and follow along, but it is not necessary.

Kathy Newman is beginning her third year as LPA’s president. She has won several local, national and international awards for her fine art photography and Photoshop composites. She won PSA Creative Interclub’s Best of Best in 2015, PSA Council Challenge Individual First Place in 2018, as well as several Best of Division awards and a Sweepstakes award at the Antelope Valley Fair. She began learning Photoshop in 2013 and enjoys sharing what she has learned with others.

AV Fair Print Mounting Workshop - July 23, 2019 at 6:00PM


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.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.

Wild Wonders with Robert O’Toole - May 28th, 2019

Creative Wildlife Photography


On May 28 th , 2019, Lancaster Photography Association is honored to have Robert O’Toole come and speak to us about getting artistic images of wildlife with impact. We are always wanting to learn and grow as photographers and this presentation will be amazing!

Robert O’Toole is a multi-award-winning wildlife photography with 15 years of experience working in more than 25 countries around the world.

He is the Editor of and has been writing on the site since 2008.

Robert is available to hire for a custom private tour anywhere in the world. As a full-time professional nature photographer specializing in wildlife, he has spent the last 15 years traveling all over the world shooting and helping others grow photographically through his tours, image presentations and workshops. If you are interested in a custom tour or training, please do contact Robert.

To see his wildlife photography work and find out more about his photo tours see his main photography site:

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Participating in the AV Art Community - Edwin Vasquez, April 23, 2019


On April 23rd , 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center, we are privileged to have Edwin Vasquez, a local artist, photojournalist, published author and videographer, come and share with us what he is doing in our local art community. He is planning on sharing with us the importance of documenting our community, his work with the artist community, the power of social media and using technology to be noticed.

A prolific, multifaceted artist, who has developed a unique visual language, Edwin Vasquez, offers the Antelope Valley a breath of fresh air with his photography and vibrant mixed-media work. Using mostly recycled materials (including toys, wood panels and chains), Vasquez is able to communicate his ideas, inspirations and frustrations. Vasquez’s work is fearless in its social commentary, using rich forms and
colors to provoke passionate responses to his ideas around the environment, waste and human nature.

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Headshot Workshop – March 26th, 2019


On March 26th, 2019, Lancaster Photography Association will be having a hands-on Headshot workshop at 6:00 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Senior Center.

Headshot photography is a great skill to cultivate in today’s society as so much of our culture is media-driven. Being able to take headshots is a great marketing tool for your growing photography business. If you are working on promoting yourself as a photographer or just want a fun new Instagram or Facebook profile picture, this is the workshop to come to!

We all enjoy having new photos to use on our social media pages, and this is an opportunity to get a variety of images from our fellow photographers! Come prepared to get your headshot taken and to take headshots of your friends. We will be setting up several backdrops and lighting configurations, and discuss the differences and styles of headshots and personal branding. Then we will spend the remainder of our time taking photos of each other. Bring any props you may want to include in your photos!



On February 26, 2019, Kathy Newman is leading a workshop on Flower Photography.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Antelope Valley Senior Center

Bring your cameras and off camera flashes or constant lights. We will spend some time learning about finding and setting up flower shots and lighting them. We will also spend a little time discussing ways to edit the photos for the optimal results.

We will also spend some hands-on time with various stations of flowers set up around the room, taking photos and practicing various techniques.

Come and enjoy!

Introduction to Sports Photography Workshop - January 22


On January 22, 2019, Lancaster Photography Association will have John Geldermann speak on Sports Photography. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at Antelope Valley Senior Center.

John will provide tips on how to get started photographing sports, and will discuss basic techniques, equipment, and workflow.

John has been a part-time Pro Sports photographer since 2006, and has shot countless events, including Pro Beach Volleyball, World Series Boxing, World Indoor Football League, Pro Surfing, Women's Lacrosse, NCAA Indoor Volleyball Regionals, University of Florida Volleyball, USC Volleyball, and UCLA Volleyball. John is an FIVB and AVP-credentialed photographer and led an LPA Field Trip to the AVP Hermosa Beach Open in July 2018. John has been a member of LPA for one year.

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.

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