Sun, May

July Camera Club meeting, Tuesday the 17th

Von Thomas at the Camera Club meeting. Photos by Yvonne King

Camera Club

This meeting will feature special presentations from photographers Von Thomas and Gail Oliver, and from APA-LA Director Desirae Lantry.

The July meeting will be held on Tuesday the 17th, 7-9 p.m., at the L.A. Alpha House, 3712 W. 54th Street, Los Angeles, 90043.  Doors open at 6:30.  RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (if you're not already on the email list).

At the June meeting, Von Thomas gave an exciting presentation about his career as a digital image technician, and he spoke about a number of subjects, including the importance of shooting in raw, lighting, photo editing from software to calibrated computer screens.  He has volunteered to give 15-minute presentation at each meeting, where he’ll touch on technical aspects of photography.  Visit his website at http://thomaseditions.com/.  

American Photographic Artists-Los Angeles (APA-LA) Director Desirae Lantry will give a presentation at the July meeting.  APA-LA hosts gallery shows, workshops, and contests.  For more information about the organization, visit http://www.apa-la.org.

The guest presenter for the July meeting will be camera club member Gail Oliver, who specializes in fine art photography.  View her work at http://www.gailoliverdesign.com and http://www.fineartforinteriordesign.com.  

Perspective assignment

Last month’s assignment was changing the perspective.  Click the link below to view photos that were submitted.


Self portrait assignment

This month’s assignment is self portraits.  Email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday evening.  The link below is to the tutorial.


Next month’s assignment

This will be a two part assignment.  Part one will be for this coming month, and part two will be for the following month.  

For part one, select a community event or gathering and photograph it.  It can be a local festival, church service, community service event, party, athletic event.  Anything that brings people together in your community.  When taking photos and/or video of the gatherings, use the composition rules that we’ve gone over, and use techniques that you already know.  This will be due at the August meeting.

For part two, the assignment is the same, except that you’ll chose a gathering outside of your community.  Los Angeles is a melting pot of many different cultures.  You won’t have to travel too far to find a community that’s dramatically different from yours.  This will be due at the September meeting.

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