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D E C E M B E R E V E N T S December 6, 7:00 pm Christmas Party at the home of Toni Goss 18733 Lake Harbour Ave. Baton Rouge, LA

President’s Message 3 Speaker Info John Pickles

Education

Light Up the Night Event Photography

Lagnaippe

Mahdi Moinul Earl Arboneaux

Louisiana Photographic Society meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Goodwood Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Guests are always welcome.Membership dues are $25/year. Each additional family member $5/year

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Winners 13 Digital, “Shadow” theme

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Portraits 33 7 Outdoor Bernie Gillette explains using

Featuring Amanda Budyach

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PSA Information Call for images

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Schedule for 2017

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Theresa’s Thoughts I am honored to have served Louisiana Photographic Society as President this year. I feel we have had a very excellent, successful year. Most humbly I do not take the credit for LPS success but give it to all the Committee Chairs who have dedicated their hearts and minds to the success of each position that they hold. I must add that just recently I shared with someone and said “No, I as President did not have to command achievement by anyone serving in a position with LPS. Those who accept positions accept the positions with the utmost desire to be successful in their role.”

every event to have our equipment available for including Lagniappe, Critiques and Education. Our club is so active that I know this was a hardship for him but he did so graciously.

Others such as Renee Pierce our Webmaster coordinator and Newsletter editor who contributes her expertise also in other I would like to take this time to say a special thank you areas to assure that LPS runs smoothly. to Pat and Winston Riddick, both attorneys, who did not serve as chairs but greatly contributed to the success of our As I close this year LPS members are still experiencing endeavor to revise the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws complications because of the Great Flood of 2016. Many are and the elimination of the Constitution. They, along with displaced. Then there are those members who are dealing our Vice President, Butch Spielman and Secretary, Cathy with other crisis or illnesses. Please remember those and Smart did a thorough revision process. reach out to them as you are compelled. After all, where would photography be without caring? Thank you Bernie Gillette for taking over the Chair position for field trips. If it had not been for your willingness to Go be kind, share your images, time and talent! take on the task for this position LPS would have been lacking for leadership. Field trips are an integral part of our Theresa Mullins Low club’s mission to educate and to provide for photography President locations especially to those who do not have a means for distance photography. Also a special thanks to Bridget Mayo for taking over our as Chair for the education position. Some of the education classes were planned but you excelled as you always do and added to these classes which, I must say, was beyond my expectations. Thank you Bridget. Another position is our Equipment position led by Mark Canatella who has served in this capacity for several years. He went beyond his call of duty by showing up at almost Focus December 2016

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January 8 Light Up the Night February 18 You Can Do This Too Event Photography

March 4 Horsing Around

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Lagniappe January 5, 2017

March 2, 2017, 2017

Earl Arboneaux will give a presentation on how “Visualization, Imagination, and Perception�, play an important role in our photography at the March 2nd Lagniappe session.

The Lagniappe meeting on January 5th will be lead by Mahdi Moinul. He will talk to us about night photography, especially star trails and how to do the post processing in Photoshop easily to get the desired results. This presentation will be in preparation for a y a field trip sometimes later. He will also share some of his favorite tips and tricks. We will meet at 7:00 pm at the Garden Center.

2017 Officers At our general meeting on November 17, 2016 LPS elected officers for the coming year. Per our constitution, the vice-president assumes the presidency; Butch Spielman will serve as president next year. Darrel Leblanc was elected as Vice president, Janet Gelpi as Treasurer and Cathy Smart as Secretary. They will begin their year of service in January These three officers, along with the president, Butch Speilman and immediate past president, Theresa Low make up the LPS Executive Board.,

Linda Medine - PSA competition. Theresa Low- Lagniappe Coordinator. Jerry Arnold - Monthly Competition Pam Kaster - Program Coordinator Tammy Heil - Mentor Coordinator Gene Bachman - GSCCC Digital Bridget Mayo - Education Coordinator, Jackie Summers- Publicity Coordinator Bernie Gillette -Field Trip Coordinator. Renee Pierce - Newsletter Editor Renee Pierce\ Gail Dixon -Webmasters.

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We need help with refreshments and GSCCC Prints. Please email president@laphotosociety. com if this is an area you are willing to help with.

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ow accepting your $25.00 dues for next year. A change for this year. In order to participate in competitions in January 2017, you must pay your dues prior to the meeting. We do not have a meeting in December so this means you need to mail in by mid December. You will also need to complete a new member registration form which is included at the end of the newsletter. Please check off at least one area you would be willing to help.

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o you enjoy getting to know other club members? Do you come to meetings and find there a lot of people you don’t know? Well, there is a solution to that. Fill out a member profile and we will run it in the newsletter. You will get to know a little about your fellow members and they will get to know you. We now have close to 200 members and limited time to get to know them all. This is a way to do a brief introduction. You may even find someone who has interests similar to yours and they will become a photog partner. It is easy to do. Just go the the link provided and answer a few questions, attach a photo of yourself and up to 3 additional images and hit send. It is that easy. Here is the link to submit your profile. Thanks in advance for your participation and support.

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re you new to photography or just want to get out of auto mode? If so, we have a program for you and it’s called the Mentor Program. Mentoring is a practice where someone shares their knowledge and experience in photography and helps further your skills and knowledge. It can also help you gain confidence in your abilities. Are you interested in improving your photography? Do you feel unsure about how to use your camera? Our program consists of volunteer photographers within the LPS who can assist you with your questions pertaining to depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, etc. and can be very helpful for someone that needs a little extra help. If you are interested in being a mentor or if you would like a mentor, please send the following information to mentor@laphotosociety.com. Name, e-mail address, cell number, type of camera you use, and type of photography you are interested in (example: wildlife, flowers, portrait, landscape, etc.) and if you want to be a mentor or be mentored.

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Member Profile

Amanda Budyach Where are you located? Baton Rouge, LA How long have you been a club member? Since March of 2016 What are your goals as far as photography are concerned or what do you hope to get out of being a club member? I am really looking forward to being a club member for the mentoring and learning aspect. I know I can learn so much from those around me and what better way than a society of people all with the same love and hobby.

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What type of photography are you interested in? I am most interested in nature and still life. I love black and white photography as well. I have more recently started trying portraits and I enjoy it but have a lot to learn still.

Do you use programs for post processing and if so what are your favorites? I have just recently started using Adobe Lightroom.

What equipment is in your camera bag when you go out shooting? What photographers inspire you? Unfortunately I have not yet been able Ansel Adams has always inspired me. to really build up my equipment. Right I am also inspired more recently by now I use a Sony alpha 6000 with a Lars Leber Photography. 24-70mm f/2.8 and a 55-210mm f/4.56.3. I also use a Canon 5D with a 70200mm f/4L, a 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and a 24-70mm f/4.

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2017 Monthly Competition Themes January

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Things starting with the letter “G� Photojournalism

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Plantation Homes & Rural Churches Open

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Pets

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Night Photography

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Photojournalism

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Please use the following naming scheme for Digital Competition Photographer Name-number and category-image name with category being either AC (level A, color), AM (level A, monotone), BC (level B, color) or BM (level B, monotone) Examples: Your Name-1AC-Title.jpg and Your Name-2AM-Title.jpg Your Name-1BC-Title.jpg and Your Name-2BM-Title.jpg Digitally projected entries must be sent to the Digital Projection Coordinator at dpcontestcoordinator@laphotosociety.com no later than 8:00 pm on the Monday before the Thursday competition.

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eminder- you must be a current member to participate in the competition. That means you must have paid your dues before the meeting to be eligible. Please place your image facing the wall and fill out the place card. The competition team will collect the cards and turn the images around at the start of the competition. No frames are allowed and the images must be self supporting. You may enter a total of two images and might consider making them 8x10 or 8x12 so they will be available for submission to the GSCCC competition.

Height no more than1200 pixels Width no more than 1920 pixels. Total size should be less than 2.3 megs. Full instructions may be found on the LPS Website.

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February 2017 TableScapes Exhibit We are once again teaming up with the Baton Rouge Garden Club to help them with their Tablescapes scholarship fundraising event. Baton Rouge Garden Club members will use our photographs to inspire creative and colorful table settings, which will be available for the public to view February 18-19th. There will be Best Photo and Best Tablescape competitions judged by the public and Baton Rouge Garden Club members. Location: Baton Rouge Garden Center in Independence Park, 7950 Independence Blvd Baton Rouge Photos Due: November 30th, 2016 (contact exhibitcoordinator@laphotosociety.com to arrange drop-off); Photos can also be delivered at the November 17th LPS meeting Tablescapes Display Date: February 18-19, 2017 Exhibit Takedown: Photos will need to be collected from the Baton Rouge Garden Center directly following the event on February 19th. Check back for details. Details: We can accept any size, prefer color photography for the most part, and the photo should have some sort of frame

or backing for display. Each photo needs to include a firmly-attached tag including the photographer’s name and contact info, photograph’s title, and price (if offered for sale; 20% commission will be collected). Birds and animals were the subject of most photos last year, but we are also happy to have landscapes, activities such as sports, children at play, anything that tells a story that we can interpret with design. Industrial subjects and architecture are also good. We can use photos of flower and foliage but a person or landscape included would be helpful. Portraits with costume are good; since the show will be before Mardi Gras, that is always a good subject. They will need 30 to 40 photos; all may not be used in the Tablescapes but will be displayed and credited. A list of prices for our photos will be available to attendees. As this is a fund raiser for the Garden Center, our exhibitors and members will be required to pay the $5 entrance fee to view the Tablescapes as do the Garden Club members and exhibitors.

May 2017 Bluebonnet Swamp Exhibit, Photo Competition, Photography Lecture, and Birthday Party Location: Bluebonnet Swamp; 10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Theme: The Bluebonnet Swamp (all photos must have been taken at the Bluebonnet Swamp) Details: All photos must be ready to hang (canvas, metal, or framed prints only). There will be no commission collected on photos sold during the event. July 2017 Louisiana State Archives Location: Louisiana State Archives Gallery; 3851 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Hang Date: Saturday, July 1st at 11:00 AM (Tentative, depends on hours due to July 4th holiday) Take Down Date: Friday, July 28th at Noon October 2017 Goodwood Library Digital and Print Exhibit Location: Goodwood Library Theme: The Bicentennial Celebration of Baton Rouge

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Speaker Info John Pickles Nature and Wildlife Photography January Speaker

John has been a full time nature and wildlife photographer for the past 17 years. He has photographed and led photo tours in locations all over the world. He has won First Grand Prize and Best of Contest in the prestigious Valley Land Fund and the Coastal Bend wildlife photo contests in south Texas. He was recently certified as a Louisiana Master Naturalist. He is active in several photography organizations in New Orleans and also teaches photography classes there. His publishing credits include several wildlife magazines and books and his images are represented by the Alamy stock agency.

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any thanks to those members who came forward with ideas for speakers. Please continue to do that! Your suggestions will insure a variety of different subjects in 2017. Last year Staci Brimer explained her 360X180 panoramic images called Equirectangular Photography. Don’t know about you but I had never heard of that before. Mark Lagrange lead a diverse panel discussion on sports photography. The southern Louisiana author, Deborah Burst, talked about taking photographs of sacred places to illustrate her books. Street photography was explained by Jamey Firnberg. Bird photography was addressed by esteemed photographers Focus December 2016

Butch Spielman and CC Lockwood. Zack Smith discussed portrait photography. John Balance from The Advocate talked to us about providing space quarterly on The Advocate web page for our photographs. Nathan Dewberry and Aaron Williams from the non-profit organization, Go Love Africa, explained how they focus on missions through photography. And one meeting featured the Gadget Gang – an opportunity for our members to share tips with the club about gadgets they have created for specific types of photography. Here are the topics I’m working on so far for 2017. I plan to have a professional photographer speak to the Louisiana Photographic Society

club about judging. I would like to have a professional who frames images paired up with another professional who prints images. Travel photography and composition are also high on my list. Another “must” is explanation of the Photographic Society of America and all the wonderful benefits of membership. So, please keep your ideas coming! With everyone’s collective imaginations, we will have a very informative year in 2017. Pam Kaster

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CREOLE NATURE TRAIL Lake Charles – Sulphur, Louisiana March 18-19, 2017

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want to thank Cindy hunt for all her efforts with setting up this marvelous field trip. Below she has outlined the trip and photo opportunities, I believe this adventure will be of interest to many. The attached photos by none other than the very talented “Cindy Hunt.” Come explore the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road for either one or both of these days as we experience the natural beauty of Louisiana's Outback. We will travel this scenic byway, along LA 27 from Lake Charles to Sulphur, through coastal marshlands, prairies, wildlife refuges, and miles of undeveloped beaches along Louisiana's gulf coast. There will be many opportunities to capture birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat, as well as vast landscapes, and a sunrise and sunset. You won't want to miss this opportunity to photograph during the season when birds are in abundance in this region. We will depart Baton Rouge on Saturday at 7 am for a 2-hour drive to Lake Charles, where we will begin the route. We can expect two days of driving, with plenty of stops at designated areas, walking the boardwalks, shooting along the roadsides and beaches, and making a local stop for boudin balls. It is recommended that you bring a wide angle lens for landscapes and a telephoto for birds. Usually a 400-600 mm is sufficient for photographing birds in this area. While there are opportunities to photograph a variety of subjects along the way, it is expected that there will be mostly birding opportunities. You will not be disappointed if you bring or rent a 600mm lens for this trip. Tripods and bean bags will both be useful at times. You may also want to experiment with panoramas and HDR photography of the expansive landscapes. (If you do not own a long lens, do not let this discourage you from making this trip. For sure there is something for everyone…) Some of the sites we plan to visit are the Cameron Prairie, Pintail Wildlife Drive and Boardwalk, the Cameron Ferry, Holly Beach, as well as other walkways, boardwalks and beaches along the route. We will stay Saturday night at the Hampton Inn Sulphur, located at 210 Henning Dr., Sulphur, LA 70663, (337) 527-0000. You are responsible for making your own reservations. Focus December 2016

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Christmas Party and Year End Awards at the home of Toni Goss 18733 Lake Harbour Ave. Baton Rouge, LA December 6, 7:00 pm PLEASE Come join us for the FUN! LPS will have the meats, condiments and drinks. Please plan to bring your favorite dish.

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Level A Winners

COLOR DIGITAL 1st Place

Shadow Dancing

Kathy Reeves

2nd Place

Shadow of Jesus

Cathy Smart

3rd Place

Shadow in the Pool

Pam Kaster

Honorable Mention Tiger Stripe Lane

Robin Stevens

MONOTONE DIGITAL 1st Place

Swamp Dance

Bonnie Marquette

2nd Place

Me, Taking a Picture of You

Linda Medine

3rd Place

Cathedral Gate

Gene Bachman

Honorable Mention Little Miss Shadow

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Shadow Dancing Kathy Reeves Level A, Color, 1st Place

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Shadow of Jesus Cathy Smart Level A, Color, 2nd Place Focus December 2016

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Shadow in the Pool Pam Kaster Level A, Color, 3rd Place

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Tiger Stripe Lane Robin Stevens Level A, Color, Honorable Mention

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Swamp Dance Bonnie Marquette Level A, Monotone, 1st Place Focus December 2016

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Me, Taking a Picture of You Linda Medine Level A, Monotone, 2nd Place Louisiana Photographic Society

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Cathedral Gate Gene Bachman Level A, Monotone, 3nd Place

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Little Miss Shadow Gene Bachman Level A Monotone HM

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Level B Winners

COLOR DIGITAL 1st Place

The Beauty of Light and Shadow

Moinul Mahdi

2nd Place

Nature’s Grafitti

Nancy Clark

3rd Place

Steps at Sundown

John Hanley

Honorable Mention

Dragonfly Sees His Shadow

Pat Riddick

Honorable Mention

The Edge of Darkness

Mark Canatella

MONOTONE DIGITAL 1st Place

Water Alley

Jane Patterson

2nd Place

Crooner

Jane Patterson

3rd Place

Guitar Rock

Mark Canatella

Honorable Mention

Timeless

Nancy Clark

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The Beauty of Light and Shadow Moinul Mahadi Level B, Color, 1st Place

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Nature’s Grafitti Nancy Clark Level B, Color, 2nd Place

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Steps at Sundown John Hanley Level B, Color, 3rd Place

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Dragonfly Sees His Shadow Pat Riddick Level B, Color, Honorable Mention Louisiana Photographic Society

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The Edge of Darkness Mark Canatella Level B, Color, Honorable Mention

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Water Alley Jane Patterson Level B, Monotone, 1st Place Focus December 2016

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Crooner Jane Patterson Level B, Monotone, 2nd Place

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Guitar Rock Mark Canatella Level B, Monotone, 3rd Place

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By Theresa Mullins Low

hristmas, what does it mean to you? Our recent flooding or maybe a family crisis may have brought a new heartfelt meaning to your Christmas. It has mine. I personally love Christmas! Each morning I love to drink a cup of coffee, read, and meditate while gazing into the lights of my Christmas tree and being ever so thankful for my blessings and praying for mercy and help for those in need. Then I love all the music and festivities. I love to decorate my home in celebration of the season and share it with my family and friends. And then there is my camera and lens which brings joy because I can be creative to capture that special image to show God’s creation. Photo opportunities? Last year I

visited downtown Baton Rouge for the viewing of the Lighting of the Christmas Tree with friends along with a visit to Bellingrath Gardens during the Christmas season with my husband. Taking a photo with Christmas lights can be a challenge. But once you learn you will be amazed at your photos. Photography basics are all about learning your ISO, shutter, and aperture settings and how they work together to tell a story.

I prefer not to use a flash. A flash usually causes a photo to be flat. With a flash you probably won’t get that sparkle in the lights or starburst effect that is almost always expected at Christmas. The images shown have an ISO of 100 with a long exposure or a shutter at a minimum of 8-seconds and minimum aperture of f/18. The long shutter allows for more light through your lens and the small aperture (large f number) allows for the sparkle in the lights and the depth of field. By all means use a tripod along with a shutter release because you have used a slow shutter speed. If you don’t have a tripod, secure your camera on a table top, bean bag, or lean against a pole and increase the ISO. Your settings may vary. So a really good gift for a beginning photographer is a book about exposure. For composition of your photo remember to fill your frame. This is a common mistake for beginner photographers. For a portrait of the little ones opening their gifts, continuously click that shutter and fill the frame. Get up close and personal. If you continuously shoot, their wonderful expressions will surely be captured. Good news is that most point and shoot cameras have continuous shooting. Remember to have extra memory cards and batteries charged for continuous shooting.

Our next Louisiana Photographic Society meeting is being held January 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m., at the Goodwood Library 1st floor-large conference room, Baton Rouge, LA, and is held every third Thursday of each month. The guest speaker for January will be John Pickles, a nature and wildlife photographer. Check our website for updates at http://www. laphotosociety.com Focus December 2016 Louisiana Photographic Society Page 32


Outdoor Session By Bernie Gillette

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ecently, I was fortunate to schedule an appointment with a nice college student as part of a class I was conducting. The topic was available light for portraits. Before, I got into available light for portraits, I introduced a brief review of using fill flash outdoors for the students, this is where I will begin. The big advantage of using artificial light (either flash or continuous source) for outdoor portraits is simply that you are in control. Overcast or bright days, fill flash allows you to complete the session. The end results are beautiful portraits that your client loves. The disadvantage is more photo tools are needed. For most photographers a speedlight is required. Ideally one in which is off camera, requiring a stand, cord or remote signal. With studio strobes a light stand, sand bag, light modifier and meter is required. An assistant is highly recommended. (A voice activated light stand.) As with most outdoor sessions, one never knows what to expect weather wise. The weather conditions may limit you as to the location and posing. For this particular day, I inherited perhaps the most challenging conditions, a bright partly cloudy day. It’s not unusual to get ready to shoot

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anticipating shade, as a cloud diffuses the sunlight, then the cloud moves and you have the challenge of crisp bright light. One must pay attention to the weather under these conditions. I did inherit dry grounds and calm winds. Flash was not used, as mentioned the topic was available light for portraits. I did use a Photoflex, 42” gold/white circular reflector and a Last-o-lite Tri-Grip 30” diffuser panel to supplement my lighting. My camera settings included: Aperture priority, 400 ISO, f2.8 through f8 and 70mm-200mm f2.8 IS lens. Using the gold/white reflector you will notice a nice catch lite in the subjects face and a nice modeling effect created by the shadows. Using a reflector similar to this is rather simple. The subject generally is placed with their back to the sun, placing their face in shadow. The voice activated reflector stand is then positioned to reflect light onto the subjects face. Positioning of the reflector takes a little practice. Like many things, mistakes can be made if the voice activated reflector stand is unfamiliar with how to use it. It is possible to blast the reflection into the subjects face causing them to squint. A feathering technique is the idea. As we all know, photography is all about light, do not underestimate the importance of knowledgeable assistant.

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The diffuser panel is also a nice tool and is used a differently. In the photos where the diffuser panel was used you will not see the eye catch light, nor does the defined modeling shadow that we created using the reflector. In this instance, our subjects face was lit by the sun. Once again paying attention to the clouds and the sun. We converted our voice activated reflector stand to a voice active diffuser stand. Once again, not difficult to use, once again mistakes can occur. Simply place the diffuser panel between the subject and the harsh light source. You have created a beautiful soft light source that flatters your subject. The nice thing about using these tools, you don’t require flash, batteries, light stands, cords, radio controls, sand bag weights and meters. The tools are easily affordable as compared to artificial lighting tools. However, if I had inherited overcast conditions, I may not have been as successful using these tools. Bernard Gillette PS. Reflectors and diffusers are very useful for flowers and other still life objects.

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Theme: Southern Sights Awards and Ribbons: The Art Show in the Orangerie First Place* – $400 Second Place* – $300 Third Place* – $200 Honorable Mention* – $150 Merit Awards

The Photography Show in the Conference Center First Place *– $400 Second Place* – $300 Third Place* – $200 Honorable Mention*– $150 Merit Awards

*All award-winning works will be displayed following the show at the Shaw Center for the Arts for the month of April. Eligibility This show is open to all U.S. residents 17 years of age and older and to all art media except video and film. Works must be original, must have been produced in the past three years and must never have been exhibited in Brush With Burden. All artwork must be priced and available for sale, including frame. Submission The 2017 Brush with Burden Art Show and sale’s entry process will be conducted using CaFÉ™ (CallforEntry.org™), a Web-based service that allows artists to submit images and entry fees online. •Log on to callforentry.org to set up your artist profile. •Select “Brush With Burden 2017 Art Exhibition.” •Upload images. (These must first be added to your portfolio.) •If you check out, you will need to create a new profile. •No price changes once submitted to CaFÉ™. •Any artwork that differs from the digital image will be disqualified. •All artwork must be the sole work of the submitting artists. Fees A nonrefundable fee of $20 for one entry and $15 for each additional entry (up to six entries) should be submitted. Fees can be paid online or can be mailed to: LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, Attn: Pamela Rupert, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Make checks payable to BHS, with “Brush With Burden entry fee” in memo line. All checks must be postmarked by Jan. 20, 2017. (Registration is not complete until fee is received.) Visit the Burden Horticulture Society website for additional information.

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n addition to the interclub competitions you, as an individual member of PSA, can enter contests. Some are digital and some are print. Categories include Individual Creative, Individual Portrait, Photo Essay, Nature, Photojournalism, Photo Travel, and Pictorial Print. By visiting the links provided you will find all the guidelines and deadlines for submitting as well as galleries of previous winners. We as a club are limited to 6 images every other month but you as an individual member may submit on your own. I encourage you to consider joining PSA.

Here is a partial list of the member benefits you receive for only $45.00 a year: • • • • • • • • • •

Opportunity to submit articles for potential publication in the PSA Journal   Access to My PSA free web site services (e.g., Image Evaluation, Mentors, Consultants, resource links, up-to-date product and book reviews)  Free online Individualized Photography Course, Advanced Photography Course, and Image Analysis Course  Free Study Groups: online for digital images and via mail for prints Free services (e.g., Species Identification Service, Photo Travel Planning Service, Digital Product Information) Publication of photos on the PSA web site (e.g., a photo in the New Member Gallery on joining, in the Show Your Stuff Gallery on renewing for year two, and in ROPA Galleries following receipt of a PSA Distinction)  Creation of a personal photo gallery on the PSA web site for posting up to twenty (20) images and a biography Competitions for specific topics/themes (e.g., Creative, Portrait) or format (e.g., 3D, digital essays, story boards, B&W prints)  Reduced fee for PSA Adventures (e.g., Humanitarian trip to Cuba, cruises)  Discounts on photography-related products and services

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Now accepting images for the next round of competition We are allowed to submit 6 images per round. Please send 2 or 3 of your best so the team has a good pool of images to choose from and can send a variety. If you have any questions or need assistance in preparing images, contact the PSA Rep at psaentry@laphotosociety.com. Entry Deadline LPS members in good standing may submit entries by the 5th of the month prior to each round; it is requested that members submit no more than 3 images per round. Category Projected Image Division General Category (open to all digital images, including color, B&W, and manipulations)

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Image Requirements Format: JPEG only Color Space: sRGB recommended Image Size: HORIZONTAL - MAX 1024 WIDE; VERTICAL - MAX 768 TALL File Name: Title of Image Submit Entries Email to: psaentry@laphotosociety.com Subject Line: PSA Competition Body of Email: Title of Image - Your Name Attach image

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WELCOME TO LOUISIANA PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

LPS communicates to members through website, e-mail, and monthly meetings. All members are encouraged to visit the LPS website at www.laphotosociety.com for the latest on club news and events. The monthly newsletter “FOCUS” is available on the website on the first day of each month. Please provide an e-mail address below to receive club updates. If you do not receive e-mail communications after 30 days, notify LPS at treasurer@laphotosociety.com

 Select one: [ ] Membership Renewal

[ ] New Member

If you are a New Member, how did you learn about LPS: [ ] Current Member [ ] LPS Website [ ] Newspaper/Magazine [ ] Social Network [ ] Other___________     Select one: [ ] Individual Membership $25.00/year [ ] Student $5.00/year–Must be a current student   Name _______________________________________________________ Date ______________________   Address __________________________________________ City _________________ State ____ Zip______   Home Phone ( )_______________________ Cell Phone ( )_________________________   E-mail Address ___________________________________________________________________________     [ ] Additional Family Member $5.00/year–ONLY available with the Individual Membership, not Student Membership   Name _______________________________________________________ Date ______________________   Mailing Address ____________________________________ City _________________ State ____ Zip______   Home Phone ( )________________________ Cell Phone ( )_____________________________ E-mail Address ____________________________________________________________________________ SPECIFY FOCUS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SPECIFY AREA OF LEARNING INTEREST: SPECIFY AREA OF INTEREST IN CLUB PARTICIPATION: [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [

] Competition (set up, tally votes, present ribbons) ] Education (plan/teach, set up workshops and seminars) ] Equipment (store, transport, set up for LPS functions) ] Exhibits (explore locations, set up/take down exhibits) ] Field Trips (plan and arrange to photograph at various sites) ] Gulf States Camera Club Council (GSCCC liaison, collect and submit entries for GSCCC competition) ] Library (display and maintain materials, check-in/out) ] Programs (plan speakers, make arrangements for speakers at monthly meetings) ] Projection (set up and operate equipment for digital projection competition) ] Publicity (publicize programs, meetings, events) ] Refreshments (plan and set up refreshments)

 YOUR PARTICIPATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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2016 LPS OFFICERS President: Theresa Low president@laphotosociety.com

Facebook: Stephanie Ross

PSA Competition: John Crifasi

facebookcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

psaentry@laphotosociety.com

Vice President: Butch Speilman vicepresident@laphotosociety.com

Field Trips: Bernie Gillette

Publicity: Jackie Summers

Past President: Linda Medine pastpresident@laphotosociety.com

Greeter/Name Tags: Caleb Harris

Secretary: Cathy Smart secretary@laphotosociety.com

GSCCC Representatives: Gene Bachman - Digital LaTonya Elmore - Prints

Website: Renee Pierce/Gail Dixon

Treasurer: Janet Gelpi treasurer@laphotosociety.com

Library Resources: Helen Haw

Competition Review Chair: Linda Medine pastpresident@laphotosociety.com

2016 LPS COORDINATORS Critiques Elizabeth Mangham Digital Projection: Gene Bachman

dpcontestcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

Education: Bridget Mayo/Debra Canatella educationcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

Equipment: Mark Canatella equipmentcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

fieldtripcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

facebookcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

GSCCCcoordinator@laphotsociety.com

librarycoordinator@laphotosociety.com

publicitycoordinator@laphotosociety.com

Refreshment: Dennis Stevens

websitecoordinator@laphotsociety.com

Monthly Competition: Darrel LeBlanc

monthlycompetitioncoordinator@ laphotosociety.com

Mentor Coordinator: Tammy Heil mentor@laphotosociety.com

Newsletter: Renee Pierce newslettereditor@laphotosociety.com

Programs: Pam Kaster

programscoordinator@laphotosociety.com

Exhibits: Cris Garcia

Check out our Facebook Page The LPS website has a quick checklist for preparation of images for digital projection competitions. The new checklist can be found on the Monthly Competition page of the website, or by using this link.

exhibitcoordinator@laphotosociety.com

LPS Members are encouraged to submit photographs and articles for inclusion in FOCUS, the Louisiana Photographic Society Newsletter. Items received up to 3 days before the end of the month will be included in the following month’s newsletter. Send your submissions to: newslettereditor@laphotosociety.com

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