We had a lot of club activity in June, we had a great turnout at the June meeting. The mounted shooters event saw several members participate. The sunrise shoot at the Sepulveda basin was really cool. I can't wait to see the photos.
July has a full slate of photo opportunities starting with the Thursdays in Newhall on the 2nd, then the Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival on Town Center Drive on the 3rd. Saturday July 4th has a full day of photo opportunities, a pancake breakfast, 10 and 5K race. Then of course is the parade followed by a night of fireworks. Fort Tejon is even getting in on the act with an old time 4th of July reenactment starting at 11 am.
Our meeting on the 14th will feature Eric Joseph, Sr. VP of Business & Product Development of Freestyle Photographic Supplies, he will speak about the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inject paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, Arista Americana Collection Inkjet Fabric, Awagami, Canson, Harman by Hahnemuhle, Ilford, Innova, Moab and Museo. Participants will gain keen insight into the technical aspects, myths and mysteries of digital printing.
We will be showing photos from the Mounted Shooters and the Sepulveda Basin field trips, Glen Glancy is our featured photographer. Theme of the month will be making a come back with Animals being the theme so we will also show those photos as well.
On the 17th, we are heading up to Bridgeport to shoot Mono Lake at sunset and the Bodie Ghost Town Saturday afternoon and evening, the park is open until 10 pm with night tours and the opportunity to shoot the night sky with Bodie as a backdrop.
On the 25th our field trip will be to Bette Davis Park/Los Angeles River in Burbank. Trip details will be available soon.
The concert in the parks and the Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival continue through out the month.
In August we get ready for the annual Folio Competition which is judged by Ed Freeman, the Ventura County Fair kicks off on August 5 and runs through the 16th. For information go to www.venturacountyfair.org.
Let's not forget the other local fair, the Antelope Valley Fair runs from August 21st through the 30th in Lancaster. Also at the fair is the fair's photography competition. Registration for the competition is taking place now through the 11th of July. Douglas Wade, president of the Lancaster Photography Association is one of the chairpersons he can answer all questions regarding the competition you can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well that's all for now, I hope everyone is having a good month, I'll see you at our meeting on the 14th.