11th Annual Friends of Claude Moore Park Photo Expo – Submissions Deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018

Natural Spaces and Old Places

Claude Moore Park
September 22, 2018, 10am – 4pm

Call for Entries!

The Friends of Claude Moore Park (FCMP) invite you to participate in the 11thAnnual FCMP Photography Expo “Natural Spaces and Old Places” to be held on September 22, 2018. 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, and (NEW!) Farm Life.

Awards include:

  • $100 Best in Show
  • $100 Paul Glascock Memorial People’s Choice
  • Friends Choice Award

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 have also added another special ribbon for Friends’ Choice award.  This winner is the featured photo on the next year’s postcard!

How to Enter

Entries due no later than Friday, September 14, 2018.

Visit the Friends of Claude Moore Park site where you will find an overview of the expo and the rules and entry information.

Also, check out the new Friends of Claude Moore Park Facebook page!

Competition Night 2018-09-27: Theme – “Summer 2018”, Judge – Wayne Wolfersberger

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

This competition’s theme: “Summer 2018

This is an open competition and the only requirement is that the image must have been captured by the photographer between May 25, 2018 and September 26, 2018 (the “summer” season for the club). You may submit up to 4 prints (2 monochrome plus 2 color). Good luck!

Competitions are held most months (usually the 4th Thursday of each month Sep through May) and are open to members only – but visitors are welcome to come watch! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Speaker Night: Sep 13, 2018 – Patty Hankins

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

LPC’s speaker for September is Patty Hankins. She will share how she uses local adjustments when editing her photos to draw the view’s eye where she wants them to look.

Patty is a flower and landscape photographer in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of “Wildflower Meditations: A Gift for the Spirit”, which featres 90 of her photographs of wildflowers and 90 inspirational quotations. She leads several photography workshops and photo tours each year including flower photography, landscape photography, and photo editing. Visit her at BeautifulFlowerPictures.com for more information.

Speakers are invited monthly (usually the 2nd Thursday of each month) and are open to members, non-members and guests. Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events!

2018 Waterford Fair Photography Exhibit

The Waterford Fair invites you to participate in the 2018 Photography Exhibit! The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

  • Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to submit images for exhibit and judging, or other photography works for sale only.
  • Photographs submitted for judging are eligible to win ribbons and $1,500 in cash prizes.
  • This year, the exhibit will be held at the Red Barn in the center of the village….guaranteeing healthy foot traffic.

The rules and entry form can be found at Waterford Fair Photography Exhibit.

Exhibit categories include:

  • Abstract
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Best Loudoun Photograph
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Photojournalism
  • Portrait
  • Still Life
  • Travel
  • Waterford Fair or Waterford Scene

Nature Visions 2018 – Now Open!

Just a friendly reminder, tickets are now on sale for Nature Visions 2018. See what is going on at this year’s expo!

Also, if you are a club member, you can start submitting images for this year’s Nature Visions Photo Contest starting on August 13, 2018. You will be able to submit images until September 21, 2018.

Details about the contest

Submit images to Nature Visions 2018

If you don’t remember your username or password, click on the ‘Reset Password’ button. The email address is the same password you used for your LPC membership. After entering you email address, you will receive an email with your Login Name and new password.

If you have questions, please email Jeff Schwieger.

LPC Year End Party


Our last OFFICIAL meeting of the year will be Thursday 28 June 2018, 7:00 PM. At Lansdowne Woods Monroe Theater (Our normal meeting spot). We will vote for LPC Image of the year and award Photographer of the Year. Say goodbye to Jeff and Geff as Presidents, introduce to the new…, and have dinner…..

The dinner will be catered by the CrossRoads Restaurant and Bar…, in order to insure a proper headcount for the buffet, members will need to pay $10, non members $20. The club will foot this rest of the bill. We are asking for head counts and payment to be given to us no later than 24 May 2018.

LPC Speaker Night 05/10/2018: Jeff Mauritzen ” Landscape and Wildlife Photography”




Please join us for LPC Speaker Night: Jeff Mauritzen on “Landscape and Wildlife Photography”

Jeff Mauritzen, a seasoned photographer and educator.  His assignments and adventures have immersed him in vivid landscapes in all 7 continents and more than 60 countries around the world.  Whether capturing 360-degree panoramas of wildlife along an African savanna or photographing sharks in the Pacific depths, Jeff’s work expresses an unwavering passion, respect, curiosity, and awe for the natural world.

His images have appeared in hundreds of publications, including over a dozen National Geographic Books, National Geographic Traveller Magazine (UK), several Lonely Planet guidebooks, BBC Travel, Washingtonian magazine, Virginia Tourism, and on the @natgeotravel instagram account, where he’s a regular contributor.  Jeff’s most recent assignment was to photograph the Ireland travel guidebook for National Geographic.

In addition to assignment work, Jeff is also a popular photography expert, guiding and lecturing on natural history-focused trips around the world for National Geographic Expeditions.

When he’s not traveling for work, he can be found in Loudoun County with his wife, daughter and rescue greyhound.  You can see examples of Jeff’s photography at jeffmauritzen.com.

LPC Speaker Night: 01/11/2018 Frank Lee Ruggles “Chasing Light”



Location:  19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, VA 20176

Join us for LPC Speaker Night on topic “Chasing Light” by Frank Lee Ruggles.

In 2007, while hiking in the George Washington National Forest, Frank Lee Ruggles’ cell phone unexpectedly rang. It was the National Park Service calling to tell him he had been accepted to the position as an official photographer for the National Park Service, a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams. It seemed fitting to him that he would be awarded his “dream job” while hiking on public lands. In the years following, Frank has visited and hiked more than 300 National Parks and Forests — a 3,600 day, 100,000 mile journey that has taken him to the most beautiful and wondrous places in the country.

A professional photographer since 1992, he’s done just about every type of photography a commercial shooter can do — fine art, architecture, portraiture, product photography, photo journalism, scientific photography, and even weddings. He was a photo services provider for several Federal Agencies in Washington DC, including the State Department, where he was the exclusive photographic printer for Secretary of State Colin Powell. He worked for the FBI, and the Treasury, Commerce, and Energy Departments, and did the custom hand-printing for the Smithsonian Institution. As a soldier, Federal contractor, and government employee, Frank has worked for the last five Presidential Administrations. Through the years however, his passion has always been photographing nature while hiking and camping. His position with the Park Service would afford him endless possibilities to explore and photograph the country. He finished his five-year tour with the National Park Service and is now showing his private works in gallery exhibitions across the country, touring in support of his new coffee table book Chasing Light — An Exploration of thre American Landscape. His latest civilian excursions have led him on a 79-mile solo hike through Death Valley National Park and a 36-mile hike through Olympic National Park. In his spare time, Frank has been appearing (as himself) in a few National Park movies and he is developing a TV series about photography. His production team just filmed the first episode a few weeks ago.

Frank lives in Richmond. Virginia with his wife, Lisa Crow Ruggles, and his Great Dane, Wilson.


LPC Competition Night 12/07/2017, Theme “Complimentary Color” , Judge: Ellis Rosenberg




** No monochrome category**

Location:  19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, VA 20176

Judge: Ellis Rosenberg

The idea is to find images that have complementary colors in them. It could be yellow and purple flowers, blue and orange bicycles…etc… here is a color wheel for guidance.