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Monthly Contest Categories

The Monthly Contest Categories are all updated and posted now on the web page.
Please make sure you check them so you are ready each month!
Here's a quick rundown….



Music (State Fair Theme for 2018)
If you aren't sure about your photo for the State Fair, now is the time to test the waters!

Shallow Depth of Field

Square Format (Max image size 11 x 11) but you can print it on up to an 11 x 14 sheet

Selective Color



Paint with Light

Contest Category for March

The photo contest category for march is “Glass” and is now posted on the webpage at /
Categories for the rest of the year will be posted in the coming weeks, so remember to check back!
Don't forget, February's contest is “Harvest”, so anything showing or relating to harvest as you envision it, is what we want to see.
Also, don't forget to check the rules, before the meeting, if you aren't sure of eligibility or entry formats.

Panoramic photo dimensions in Anything Goes category

To LAPC Membership 

October 23-2017 

The following is in response to the question on panoramic dimensions for 2017 annual club contest. 

Subject:  Panoramic photo dimensions in Anything Goes category. 

The rule will be left as originally written.

The reason for this is the word minimum written in 7.2.3.
This will let a photo with a higher ratio be admitted, but with a maximum length of 42”.
In other words, you can use a larger ratio as long as it is no longer than 42” and 14″ on the short side. 


  1. 14”X42” Permissible  3:1 ratio (maximum dimensions)
  1. 10”X40” Permissible  4:1 ratio 
  1. 6”X42”   Permissible  7:1 ratio 
  1. 14”X28” Permissible 2:1 ratio 
  1. 6”X12”   Permissible 2:1 ratio 

We will change wording for 2018 to clarify this.  


Contest Committee 

Monthly and Annual Rules

The Annual and Monthly contest rules and categories have been updated and posted on the website.
Please make sure to check the monthly rules if you are bringing a photo for the contest this weekend!
Monthly rules & categories click here
Annual rules & categories click here
Rules have a “Version” number at the beginning in order to verify they are current.
Any changes to the rules, will be followed by a post and email being sent out to all members, along with a change to the version number, similar to getting a software version “update”.
The current version for Monthly Rules is Version # 01012017.1M   Posted on 02/07/17
The current version for Annual Rules is Version # 01012017A2   Posted on 02/03/17

11 Steps for Basic Portrait Editing in Lightroom

Here's a quick and easy beginner's guide for portrait editing in Lightroom.
11 Steps for basic portrait editing in Lightroom


Do you really want “great photo” comments?

At our last meeting we broke into groups and really looked at and “critiqued” some photos. How many “great photo” comments did you hear, and would one make you feel like you were excelling at you craft? Or did actual feelings and insights feed you better information and direction? Here's an article that goes well with what we did last month.
See you on Sunday !!!


Adobe Lightroom Filters

Filters in Adobe Lightroom can open up some great editing options that you may want to try.
Here's a quick overview with some tips and ideas to get you started.


Low Light Action Tips

Are you shooting low light action and not having much luck? Here are some great tips that I had to learn the hard way, while shooting dance and show choir events.

Picnic on Sunday!

Don't forget our annual picnic on Sunday!!
You might also want to bring your camera. As of now, the weather looks great! Maybe a touch cooler than we are used to, but sunny… It should be a good day to spend some time outdoors on the 390 acres of the Wickiup Hill Nature Center. It would also be a good time to ask questions about your camera if you are having any issues.

“For Jennifer, Whomever You Are.” by David duChemin

Here is a great answer (or advice) for the people who are still new to photography, AND the ones that have been around for awhile.

“For Jennifer, Whomever You Are.”   by David duChemin

It's all about YOUR vision and art, NOT what others think it should be.
Opinions can be good to show you a broader view, but they shouldn't be taken as “word” to make you doubt what you feel inside.