Welcome!

  1. The Loudoun Photo Club welcomes photographers of all skill levels, beginner to professional, with the goal of improving enjoyment and mastery of the craft.

We meet throughout the year on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays (most months) – and you do not need to be a member to attend. Visitors are welcome!

Ready to join? Great! Get started here.


COMING UP:

April 25 – Competition Night: Street Photography
Judge Frank Van Riper


For more details about the competition and judge, visit the Events PageEvent Schedule.

April 11Speaker Night – Andrew Sentipal: “Photographing Shenandoah”


March 28 – LPC Peer critique (not a competition)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have decided to move our competition “Abstract/Reflection” (Judge: Ross Stansfield) to Thursday, June, 27 and to have another peer competition instead! Please think about which 2 photos you would like to have reviewed. Audrey will lead the discussion and if there is time, she will give you some editing tips and tricks. Come and be part of the judging! Zoom link to follow soon!

As we in LPC have missed some time initially getting started this year, we are planning to have a June competition and perhaps a June speaker.


CANCELLED due to forecasted rain.

March 23 – LPC Live Event: Meadowlark Gardens – March 23rd at 6 am

Come join Audrey at a unique opportunity to photograph the cherry blossoms early in the morning before the crowds. This event is sponsored by our local NOVA parks and is $25.00 (paid to Meadowlark Gardens) for as long as you want to stay. Gates open at 6 am.

If you want to join Audrey, please make sure you pay in advance as the office is not open on the day of the event!


March 14Speaker Night – Denise Silva

February 22 – Competition Night: Symmetry

February 8Speaker Night


January 25 -Peer Critiques – Fauna

January 11 –  Speaker Night:


December 5- Meetup at Meadowlark Walk of Lights (Requires a ticket.)

December 7- Speaker Night 

December 14-Competition Night :Water
The deadline for submitting your photos is December 11th. It is important for you to review the competition rules and requirements for image submissions. All this information can be found under the “Competition Info” tab above. 


Congratulations to the following winners of February’s photo competition: Symmetry!

Winners Novice – Color
1. Rob Chenault – “Arc de Underside” (His photo is featured in the speaker event for March. )

Winners Intermediate – Color
1. Bernice Lewis – “Swirl”
2. Darryl Lansey – “Color Pencils Kaleidoscope”
3. Hank Sloan – “Christmas Reflections”
HM Rick LaDuca – “Palace Columns”

Winners Intermediate – Monochrome
1. Fred Gilles – “Poolhall”
2. Hank Sloan – “Roman Aquaduct”

Winners Experienced – Color
1. Patricia Berry – “Dandelion Fireworks”
2. Cecelia Laurendeau – “Spirals”

Winners Experienced – Monochrome
1. Edward Heaton – “Daydream”
2. Thomas Anglim – “Oslo Opera House from Above”
3. Audrey Gassman – “Crabpots”

Best in Show – Symmetry/Patterns
• Rob Chenault – “Arc de Underbridge”



Check out the Speakers page to see details about a pop-up Speaker event for November 30th at 7:00!

Yellowstone National Park sign
Recording Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/DtX4RTgU8KGsp-law1Z8kP-G5fwcNxo5Az4mjLNnQhjjUieE4KaFcPVnsvfg5kg.x4GGlHx_fo0Ns7Zm

Passcode: nw3UyN7? (Link will expire in two weeks.)


Get your cameras ready! We have several meetups coming in the next couple weeks:

  • Morven Park Meetup, Saturday, November 18th

Audrey and Samantha Marshall will be leading a group to take a walk through Morven Park. We’ll meet in the parking lot until 8:15 at which time we will enter the park.

“Known as the “Central Park” of Loudoun County, Morven Park welcomes 250,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy exquisite scenery, formal boxwood gardens, the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the iconic Greek Revival mansion, museums, and hiking trails.”

https://www.morvenpark.org

  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights -December 5th at 6:00 p.m.For those of you that might want to photograph winter lights, Meadowlark Gardens has an amazing winter light show (Winter Walk of Lights) starting November 10th and cost is $18 a person. Audrey will be there on December 5th (Tuesday) at 6 pm for those who want to join her and get some tips on taking pictures at night. Please be at the front door to the garden by 5:45 pm if you want to join our group.Tickets are available at: 2023 Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbritehttps://www.novaparks.com/events/winter-walk-of-lights


Congratulations to the following LPC members whose images were juried in to MAPV:

Congratulations
Patricia Berry
Christina Carr
Audrey Gassman
Bernice Lewis
Patricia (Patty) Mattes
Lauren Puckett
Tammy Smith
Sidney Stone
 

A special kudos to Sidney Stone who had an image that is a candidate for the People’s Choice Award! 

Don’t forget to purchase  your ticket now if you  want to attend the MAPV Virtual Sessions and Awards Ceremony. Ticket

If anyone has questions about their images, please email me.


Recent News

Marie JobberNovember’s Speaker Night will feature Marie Joabar.  Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012. Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills. Her work can be seen on her website at www.mariejoabar.com.


Our Speaker Series is ready to begin!

15 THINGS PHOTOGRAPHERS CAN DO TO IMPROVE THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS

Flyer for Doug Mattice

If you want to take your photography skills to the next level and see a noticeable improvement in your work, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Doug Mattice is a professional photographer and business coach who helps solopreneurs double their reach and revenue through the power of photography and business coaching.

OCTOBER 12, 2023
7:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT via Zoom * (Click on the link for Zoom to install the free program to participate in our club virtual meetings.)

 


Due to some technical complications (I.T. accounts, etc.) regarding the change-over since the passing of John Tabor, our previous club President, the first Speaker Night is POSTPONED. New date-TBD.

2023 Mid Atlantic Photo Visions Photo Contest Submissions open August 6, 2023.

Mid-Atlantic Photo VisionsMAPV Webinar

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, classified as educational organization for arts, culture and humanities. They file as Northern Virginia Photography Expo, Inc.

Members in good standing with our club are eligible to submit photos to the MAPV photo competition and encouraged to volunteer to help with the event.

Nature and Photo Art Competitions Open August 6. 

Mid-Atlantic Photo Visions will present virtual education on November 5, 2023.  Passes for MAPV 2023 will go on sale online on September 1, 2023.

For more about the competition, click here: https://midatlanticphotovisions.org/expo-submissions/



Got Questions? Send them to us along with your contact information and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Join our Facebook group to post or view members’ images and winning images from competitions.


Here are recent member photos posted in our Flickr group:

EclipseClock

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An Inviting Path

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20240224_JMU_Nuance_Winterguard-17

20240124_FHS_Gymnastics-40

20240119_Wilhelm_Girls_Snow-02

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20240119_Wilhelm_Girls_Snow-24

20240119_Wilhelm_Girls_Snow-67

20240112_FHS_Swim-07

20231027_Taylor_Morven-34

20231027_Taylor_Morven-17

Skyline-Drive-Fall-2023-2

Skyline-drive-Fall-2023-1

20230825_FHS_Cheerleaders-07

20230720_Arcola_PowerWagon-01

On Way to South Rim of Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - Desert View Point - 2