Kathy Reeves received a Lifetime Achievement Award from LPS at the January Meeting
Kathy has earned first place recognition on near 30 year-end awards from photography organizations. Her vast contribution to photography and her volunteer work has earned this award. She has volunteered with LPS as the Exhibit Coordinator and has shared her expertise in our education classes. She mentors photographers to share her knowledge about nature photography. She also volunteers with other organizations that promote photography and/or animals. Kathy’s love for animals is depicted in her photography art – most all will have an animal as the subject. Her latest animal quests have been to Japan, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. Louisiana Photographic Society appreciates her time and talent given to photography and LPS.
Mission The mission of LPS is to advance and promote the art of photography in the River Parishes of south Louisiana. To help achieve this goal, we offer our members a variety of programs, classes, seminars, and field trips throughout the calendar year. And on occasion, we get together just to have fun.
Meetings Our meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, except December. We meet at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard in the first floor conference room. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting. For those wishing to become members, dues are $25 per year, plus $5 each for additional family member. Each meeting consists of a competition and a program featuring a guest speaker. Members are encouraged to submit entries for the competition. Judges rate the entries and results are announced at each meeting. Who wins is not important, what is important is the knowledge gained from studying other entries and sharing in the details of how those images were captured.
Classes We offer members educational classes, each covering a specialized topic, by their request. Such topics include digital photography, Photoshop, macro photography, and many more. Further, some topics may be broken down into skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Classes are usually held on Saturday and are 2-3 hours in length.
Seminars Occasionally, LPS is proud to bring in one or more of the top experts in some aspect of photography for a seminar and/or workshop. Attending a seminar or workshop by these professionals on your own can cost hundreds of dollars. But as a club, we are able to bring these seminars to our members for a small fee per member. Hands-on workshops will have a limit on participants and may require an additional, but modest, fee.