General Meeting Info

Our meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, except in November and December. We meet at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard in the first floor large meeting 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. We vote on 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.

Next Meeting

This month’s meeting will be offered in-person at the Main Library at Goodwood.

August 25, 2022 6:30-8:30 PM
The room is open at 6PM to encourage fellowship and discussions, as well as grab some refreshments.

August’s speaker will be Arik Gorban.

Visualization: Create from Capture to Post

In this program, Arik discusses the importance of post processing and why it should be considered at the time of capture and whenever you are out with your camera. Post processing in the darkroom was a critical step in the image-making workflow even before digital photography. Today, we have powerful tools that give us better control and new ways to be creative, express our vision, and make the images that we see in our mind’s eye. Post processing options should not be an afterthought. The idea that we need to get the best picture out of the camera is still valid, but the best raw picture out of the camera is not the same as the best final image. We can often avoid compositional and technical compromises by considering post processing capabilities. In addition, every picture can be refined with some adjustments.

The presentation demonstrates why we should keep editing in mind throughout our image-making process, how we can make significant improvements with quick adjustment, and how to get creative with more extensive post work. The presentation includes tips, examples, and a demonstration of techniques, leading to better final images. It also touches on the ethical aspects of image manipulation.

This meeting will be in-person at the Goodwood Library.

Future Meeting Speakers

August 25, 2022 – Arik Gorban

September – TBA

November – TBA

December – LPS Christmas Dinner & Award Ceremony

There are two ways to join LPS and pay. 

1. Enroll and pay online (you do not have to have a PayPal account for this option).

Click on the “Join LPS Online” button on the bottom of this page. 

After creating your account, log in.

– Click on the “Dues Payment” drop-down under the “Membership Information” menu to begin the payment process. Please fill out all of the items on the payment button before clicking “Pay Now”. 

– Your membership will be automatically registered.

2.  Fill out a membership application and pay by checkno cash will be accepted.  

Applications are available at the meetings, or you can  download it here  and bring it with you to the next meeting or mail it to the address on the form with a check.   Please do NOT mail cash!

We look forward to meeting you soon!