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
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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!

Zoom Info:
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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:
Meeting ID: 879 3559 6155
Passcode: 154496

Tim Meyer - The Real Rembrandt - 6:00PM Jan. 26

Rembrandt Self-PortraitOn January 26 th , at 6:00 p.m., LPA is privileged to host a Zoom workshop with Tim Meyer. He will be speaking on “The Real Rembrandt”.
Rembrandt van Rijn is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. He was an innovator, renowned portraitist, etcher and educator. Tim Meyer will walk you through his personal journey of discovery of many of Rembrandt’s techniques and innovations…more importantly, how they are relevant to today’s portraiture.

Tim will discuss:

  • Rembrandt lighting
  • The real Rembrandt lighting
  • Portrait philosophy
  • Artistic progression and growth
  • Creative techniques
  • The role of the client

Tim Meyer Bio

With over 37 years of experience, Tim Meyer (MFA, M.Photog.Cr.) has been internationally recognized and is well respected for his craftsman level technique and always evolving innovative style. In addition to having taught full time at Brooks Institute, Tim is honored to be sought after as a mentor, speaker and workshop leader worldwide.

Tim’s book, The Portrait - Understanding Portrait Photography, a comprehensive study of portraiture co-written with Glenn Rand and published by Rocky Nook, Inc., is available in English, German, Italian and Chinese and is in its second edition.


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Meeting ID: 873 1738 5789
Passcode: 337538

Night Photography Webinar - December 8 2020

Night Photo 1On December 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., David Swindler from Action Photo Tours in Utah, will be presenting a wonderful webinar about Night Photography for Lancaster Photography Association and the Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA.

Producing stunning night images requires the right gear, great shooting techniques, and post-processing expertise. During this talk, David Swindler will cover how to choose the best cameras, lenses, and accessories for low-light outdoor photography.  He will walk you through the three levels of night photography and discuss the in-field techniques that are used.  Finally, he will talk about shooting with post-processing in mind and touch on advanced topics like stacking, tracking, and blending. With the right set of skills, you can effectively overcome the limitations the camera puts on you when shooting at higher ISO’s.

Night Photo2So join us for a great time of learning! We will be hosting the meeting by Zoom. Here is the Zoom info:
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Workshop Night - September. 22, 2020

Photojournalism With Amy Harris

6:00 p.m on Zoom - Link below

Amy Harris will be speaking to us about her photojournalism experiences. Amy Harris is a freelance photojournalist, writer, and engineer who resides near Cincinnati, Ohio and New Orleans, LA. She specializes in music and entertainment photography. For the past four months, Amy has pivoted to news coverage of Civil Unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN.

Her work can be seen in various publications and websites including: Rolling Stone, AP Images/Associated Press, NY Times, Washington Post, National Geographic Books, Fodor’s Travel Guides,, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, Lonely Planet Travel Guide, and Delta Sky Magazine.

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Making the Most of the Wildlife Photographic Experience

Preparedness and Skill Meet Luck – A webinar with Lee Hoy

WHEN: August 25th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

This will be a private webinar for our club members and for whomever you wish to share the registration link:
About The Webinar:

Wildlife photography is unlike any other style of photography in that our ability to understand, find, and know our subjects is key to our success. What is it that helps separate great wildlife photographers from good ones? What skills, habits, tips, and knowledge do you need to take your wildlife photography to the next level? When does technical and creative exposure come together to produce brilliant images?


  • Introductions & Greetings
  • Preparedness - Before & When You are in the Field
  • Skill - Wildlife Photography Skills
  • Luck - When Preparedness & Skill Meet at the Right Moment


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