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) via Zoom.  Visitors are welcome to try us out. You can attend twice to decide whether you think we are a right fit for you !

Ready to join? Great! Get started here.

COMING UP: Stay tuned for news about the picnic in September to start our new season!

June LPC Competition Night  
Click link above  to see the winners’ photos.

Topic: Reflection
Category: Abstract
Theme: Reflection
Description: Image that uses a reflection to create the composition

Winners Novice – Color

1. Tom Dellecave, Jr. – “Deplorable”

Winners Novice – Monochrome

1. Tom Dellecave, Jr. – “Sky Car”

Winners Intermediate – Color

1. Rick LaDuca – ”Bruges Reflection”

2. Kenn Weir – “Arches Puddle Reflection”

3. Ken Wilcox – “Dulles Reflection”

Winners Intermediate – Monochrome

1. Bernice Lewis – “In the Still of the Night”

2. Rick LaDuca – “Duck Boardwalk”

Winners Experienced – Color

1. Ed Heaton – “Road Tripping”

2. Audrey Gassman – “Tangier Reflections”

3. Doug Mattice – “Mosaic”

Winners Experienced – Monochrome

1. Niki Halkedis – “After the Rain”

2. Audrey Gassman – “Tangier Reflections 2”

3. Niki Halkedis – “Barrel Illusion”

4. (HM) Ed Heaton – “Family”

Best in Show – Open

1. Niki Halkedis – “After the Rain”

Congratulations to all the winners of May’s Open Competition:

Winners Novice – Color
1. Tom Dellecave, Jr. – “Reflecting on Potential”

Winners Intermediate – Color
1. Rebecca Smith – l“Big Stretch”
2. Kenn Weir – “Polar Express”
3. Susan Irish – ”Joshua Tree Star Trails”
4. (HM) – Jack Brennan – “Plivicka Jezera National Park”

Winners Intermediate – Monochrome
1. Rick LaDuca – “Never Forgotten”
2. Rebecca Smith – “Giraffes in Love”

Winners Experienced – Color
1. Audrey Gassman – “Train Coming”
2. Fred Gilles – “Panorama Great Falls”
3. Niki Halkedis – “May I Pour You a Drink”
4. (HM) Patricia Berry – “Wild and Wonderful Wales”

Winners Experienced – Monochrome
1. Patricia Berry – “Leave Me Alone”
2. Darryl Lansey – “Moon Apocalypse”

All photos can be viewed at:


The Best in Show winner from last night was Rebecca Smith with her photo entitled “Big Stretch”. Congratulations! It’s a beauty!

Lion stretching

Photo by Rebecca Smith

May 24 -Competition Night
Topic: My Favorite Images From This Season

Image may be of any subject and must have been captured between 1 September 2023 and 15 May 2024.(Category: Open)
Competition is for paying members only.

Judge: Sandi Croan
Bio: Sandi Croan Bio

You can see a sample of Sandi’s work on http://www.sandicroanphotography.com

Sandi Croan
For more details about the competition and judge, visit the Events Page.

2024 Claude Moore Park Photo Expo 

Call for Entries!
The Friends of Claude Moore Park (FCMP) invite you to participate in the 16th Annual FCMP Photography Expo “Natural Spaces and Old Places” to be held on September 21, 2024. Photographers of all levels and ages are encouraged to enter their favorite photos into the juried competition in SEVEN categories: Roots and Buds, Wild Creatures, A Bug’s Life, Winged Wonders, Natural Landscapes, History and Heritage.

The Paul Glascock Memorial People’s Choice Award ($100 prize) will be voted by the Photo Expo visitors. Ribbons and cash awards (another $100 for Best in Show!) will be presented to winners in the various categories. We also have another special ribbon for Friends’ Choice award.  This winner is the featured photo on the next year’s postcard! Time flies so make sure that you submit your entries by September 13, 2024.  

Online registration/submissions will be available no later than August 13, 2024.

Like us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/FofCMP.

The Claude Moore Park is located at 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road in Sterling, VA 20164.

We look forward to seeing your beautiful photos in the show!!!!

Lori Detwiler


Friends of Claude Moore Park
Photography Expo Coordinator


Congratulations to all the winners of this month’s Street Photography Competition!   Susan DeAnfrasio received BEST In Show with her photo entitled “Women’s Rights Rally in Rome”.  Congratulations, Susan!  To see the rest of the winners in each of the categories, go  to the Winner’s Showcase here! (You can also get there by going to the Competition Info tab from the main menu. Be sure to expand the drop down menu!

Best in  Show – Street Photography

“Women’s Rights Rally in Rome”

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

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! 

Recent News

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:











2024 Solar Eclipse



An Inviting Path