Competition Night 2019-02-14: Theme – “From Behind”, Judge – Stu Estler

Thursday, February 24, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
Monroe Auditorium
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “From Behind
Judge: Stu Estler

Theme description: An image taken behind the subject. Just because the image is taken from behind doesn’t mean that there can be no face or front.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

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, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Competition Night 2019-01-24: Theme – “Geometry”, Judge – Matthew Schmidt

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Geometry
Judge: Matthew Schmidt

“Geometry”: An image that contains the elements of geometric shapes. For example triangles, squares, circles etc.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

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, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Competition Night 2018-11-29: Theme – “Framed”, Judge – Mark Saylor

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Framed
Judge: Mark Saylor

“Framed”: Elements within the image frame the subject. This can be done with trees, buildings, shadows, etc.

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

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, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Competition Night 2018-10-25: Theme – “Communication”, Judge – Ellis Rosenberg

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 PM – 9 PM
Lansdowne Woods
19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176

Theme: “Communication
Judge: Ellis Rosenberg

As with most competition themes, “Communication” can be interpreted in many different ways, so be creative and use the theme to create something new and unique to share!

Entries must be logged in at the meeting by 7pm on the evening of the competition. Standard white matting is mandatory and please label the back with your name, level, color or monochrome, and title.

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, listen, and learn from critiques! Judges are different each month and come from all over! Please see our Join page for information about joining LPC for more fun events.

Competition Results: 2018-09-27 – “Summer 2018”

From last night’s “Summer” open theme competition. We had great member turn-out and some stunning images. We had a total of 99 entries across all categories: 31 in Novice Color, 25 in Novice Monochrome, 23 in Advanced Color, and 20 in Advanced Monochrome.

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the first-timers submitting in a competition. It’s common for different competition themes to have varying numbers of entries. You will get more chances to hear critiques from the judges and to win the ribbons. Keep submitting!

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All 1st Place Ribbon Winners ( L to R)
Advanced Monochrome: Niki Mutchler Halkedis
Novice Monochrome Lori Roll
Advanced Color: Katy Simmonds
Novice Monochrome: Karen Leh

 

“Best in Show”, Lori Roll

 

“Best in Show” Lori Roll (right) with judge Wayne Wolfersberger.

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.

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.


LPC Competition Night 02/23/2017: Theme “Liquid”

 

 

 

Location: GWU  Ashburn Campus, Exploration Hall – Room 121

 

Join us for February Competition Night with theme “Liquid” and Judge : Joshua Taylor

 

Josh has presented photography workshops at the Smithsonian National

Orchid Show, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU, U.S. Botanic Garden,

Brookside Gardens, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, American Horticultural

Society Garden School, Adkins Arboretum, and Longwood Gardens. In

addition to being a former Canon Camera instructor, Josh speaks at

camera and garden clubs, judges photographic competitions, and exhibits

his photographs in gallery shows. He is a member of Garden Writers

Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and member

and past president of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Josh was

voted best garden club speaker in 2005 and was a judge for the 2009

Garden Writers Association National Media Awards and the 2010 Mid-

Atlantic Nature Photography Expo. Longwood Gardens selected Josh as its

Instructor of the Month (October 2010) and was a selected photographer to

assist the public in photographing Bruce Munro’s Light: Installations (2012).

Joshuataylorphotography.com

 

 

LPC Competition Night 12/22/2016: Theme “Bokeh”

 

 

 

Location: GWU  Ashburn Campus, Exploration Hall – Room 121

 

Join us for the December Competition  with  Theme“Bokeh”  , Judge: Walt Callahan

What is Bokeh?

Bokeh is the official name for a specific photography effect. The name actually comes from the Japanese word for blur or haze:  All you need to know is that bokeh is the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.

 

LPC Competition Night 10/27/2016 : Theme “Orange”

 

 

Location: GWU  Ashburn Campus, Exploration Hall – Room 121

 

Join us for LPC competition night   : “Orange”

Judge: Ross Stansfield.

 

Since the theme for the October competition is “Orange” there will be no monochrome category. You can enter two photos in the color category for novice and experienced. There will be double points awarded for the winners to allow us to keep pace with the point totals for years past

LPC Competition Night 09/22/2016 – Open Theme “Summer 2016”

 

 

 

Location: GWU  Ashburn Campus, Exploration Hall – Room 121

 

Join us for our first competition night of 2016-2017 season in September Competition night   : “Summer 2016 – Open Theme ”

Judge – Paul Fetters

There is no specific theme for this month. The only requirement is the images must be taken between June- August – September 2016.