Thunder On The Lot

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 23rd Annual Thunder On The Lot returns to the Antelope Valley.  

Thunder on the Lot in partnership with the City of Lancaster kicks off this Friday with the Cruise-In on Lancaster Blvd on Friday, June 9th at 6:00pm.

The Main Event takes place this Saturday, June 10th and Sunday June 11th at the Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (Formerly Lancaster City Park) on the corner of 10th St West and K-8.

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Jared Platt

Complete Portrait Workflow with Jared Platt

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Presented by:
Jared Platt
CLL Orange County
June 02, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Seminar
Canon Live Learning Orange County
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626

A lot goes into making a great portrait. It starts with perfect light and properly capturing the image, but that is only the beginning. A great image does not exist until it goes through post-production, including selection, color management, adjustments and retouching and of course, publication (digital or in print). You need to execute every task correctly to be successful. Get your workflow down from capture to print with photography lighting and workflow guru Jared Platt. Learn Jared’s workflow as you watch him in action from lighting to capture, to file and color management, through retouching, sharing and printing in a two-hour complete portrait workflow seminar.

This is a Canon Live Learning Event Learn More

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Into the Dark by The School of Light


Jump into the world of black and white film photography with our new 4-week Darkroom Foundation course Into the Dark.

In a simple Shoot, Process and Print’ format we will guide you through the steps towards creating beautiful black and white prints from your own negatives.

Working in our purpose built studio and state of the art darkroom with a small class of like-minded enthusiasts, you’ll learn the art and craft behind the resurgence of classic analog photography.

All darkroom materials, chemicals and paper will be supplied. You’ll have your own enlarger for the duration of the course, and all you need to bring is a film camera, some film and your imagination.

Class duration: four weeks
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 10pm
May 31 – June 21, 2017

Venue: 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Please note we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 1 month before the start of the course.
Students must be over 16 years.

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Professional Bull Riders

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds announces the
return of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring
Pro Division on the 4th of July

Fireworks Extravaganza to follow the action at 9:30pm

The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds today announced that the Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division presented by the Showdown Rodeo, Inc., in partnership with the A.V. Fairgrounds and City of Lancaster, will return to the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 4th.  Tickets for the Professional Bull Riders competition on sale now at

Pro. Bull Riders Reserved Grandstand Seats*:  $30.00, $25.00, $20.00, $15.00
Box Seats
(sold in sets of 6 seats only): $150.00  (call 661-948-6060)
Children under 3 years old: FREE with paid adult
The PBR will be followed by fireworks. 

*A service charge of 10% will be added to each PBR ticket price.

General Admission (grass seating), all ages: FREE
Parking: $5.00
Reserved grandstand seating requires a PBR ticket. Free fireworks viewing areas are located south of the grandstands.  Chairs and blankets for NON-grandstand, fireworks viewing areas are encouraged.  OUTSIDE ALCOHOL, BBQs AND PETS ARE PROHIBITED.

The festivities kick-off Tuesday, July 4th, when the gates open at 4 p.m. The Professional Bull Riders competition will begin at 7p.m.  At approximately 9:30pm the spectacular fireworks show will begin. Live music by Jake Nelson and the Tone Wranglers will be performed throughout the event and Miss Rodeo California, Brittney Phillips, will be available for autographs in addition to great food and shopping.

For Professional Bull Riders information, go to
For 4th of July fireworks information, go to 4.
Purchase Professional Bull Riders tickets at:

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Photo challenge 500px

Seeking light in nature
500px photo challenge
To celebrate light, photography and our new collaboration, Olympus and Profoto challenge you to explore the depths of photography. Take the opportunity to show off your skills and get the chance to win Profoto and Olympus gear.

On the theme “Seeking Light in Nature”, you can set your creativity free and submit the photo which shows best your ability to merge nature with light.

Read more about the challenge at 500px’s website.

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On the rails again……

This sounds like a great photo opportunity.

Famed locomotive to steam again

According to its owners and restorers, Southern Pacific locomotive No. 18 will travel the only remaining SP narrow gauge track for the “Slim Princess Reunion” on Sept. 22-24 at the Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.

A tiny narrow gauge steam locomotive, No. 18, that once rolled through Mojave on its way to be serviced in Los Angeles will once again ride the rails in Inyo County in September.

According to its owners and restorers, Southern Pacific locomotive No. 18 will travel the only remaining SP narrow gauge track for the “Slim Princess Reunion” on Sept. 22-24 at the Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.For the first time in 63 years, Engine 18, a 1911 Baldwin steam locomotive permanently housed in Independence and recently been returned to operation by a team of dedicated volunteers, will run numerous trips over track it once called home, according to the Carson and Colorado Railway and Laws Railroad Museum.

Back when it was operating, the tiny engine and its sisters were transported through Mojave and the Antelope Valley to SP’s Taylor Yard in Los Angeles on flat cars for service.

At one time it was possible to ride trains from Los Angeles to Nevada via the standard gauge SP line to Lone Pine and the narrow gauge Carson and Colorado over Mount Montgomery Pass.

Exact pricing, times, tickets and much more information for the Slim Princess Reunion will soon be available at and

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LA County Air show 2017

LA County Air Show 2017

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Brent Paull, of Tulare, CA, and one of the speakers for the April 1 Chapter Photo Event in Camarillo, will be offering four photo safaris at a special reduced fee for those who are present and pay on April 1. The safaris included are: Yellowstone Spring Wildlife, 4 days: 6/3-6/6/2017; Colorado Wildflowers/Mtn. Goats: 7/19-7/21/2017; Glacier NP, 8/14-8/17/2017; and Yellowstone Fall Safari: 9/21-9/23/2017. Bring your credit card! Info:

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rmsp Rocky Mountain School of Photography

This summer, get back to living

For many, the idea of a summer break is a distant memory. Something that was enjoyed back in the school days. Back before jobs, kids, bills, and a million other things stepped in the way. But isn’t it crazy that actually living life has taken a backseat to just getting through life? We think so.

With that thought in mind, we have made some changes to our beloved Summer Intensive course that will make it easier for you to get back to spending summers how you used to … by enjoying them.

Here is some helpful information about Summer Intensive 2017 that we think will get you excited about the year ahead.


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