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Save the Date for the 2015 LHSA Fall Meeting

 The 2015 Annual Fall meeting in Washington D.C will take place from October 14-18, 2015. Our hotel is in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, at the beautiful Crystal Gate Marriott Hotel, only minutes away from Reagan Airport and the Washington Mall. The hotel is a perfect location for sight-seeing and great photography opportunities.


Hotel registrations are now open. Don't wait! Reserve your rooms now. Click here to make your reservations.

Our programming this fall will include the following speakers.

  • Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Turnley 
  • Professional photographer workshop with Chris Williams
  • Annual Photo Contest judged by David Turnley
  •  Jim Lager presentation
  • Oldest Leitz/Leica working film image capture device contest
  • Richard Rejino presentation on "The Anatomy of a Project"
  • Evening at the DC Leica Store
  • Spouse event
  • Leica on Loan
  • Using Lightroom presentation by Adobe Certified Instructor Bill Royce
  • Trade Show

 Future meeting sites include the following!

2016 Spring Shoot - New York City

2016 Fall Meeting - Vancouver, British Columbia

2017 Spring Shoot - Charleston, SC

2017 Fall Meeting - Chicago, IL

2018 Spring Shoot - Santa Fe, NM

2018 Fall Meeting - Boston, Massachusetts

Thanks for supporting the LHSA!  


Announcing the 2016 Spring Shoot - New York City!

There 2016 Spring Shoot is set for New York City. Click here to reserve your hotel room now online. Our room block extends from April 13 - 17, 2106.

The New York City Spring Shoot hotel is the New York Hilton Midtown, located on 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, 10019.
Stay turned for more information as it becomes available. 


2015 New Orleans Spring Shoot Program

Wednesday, April 15th

1:00 - 5:00 PM      Registration     Hotel Lobby                   

Registration desk will hand out two photography challenges from which you can choose to complete. Both will be judged by Maggie Steber on Saturday afternoon.3:30 PM.


1:00 - 2:00 PM      Leica on Loan     Hotel Lobby

Try out the newest Leica camera bodies and lenses.


1:00 - 5:00 PM Individual Shooting On your own


4:00 – 6:00 PM     New Orleans Mystery with Maggie Steber (Class sold out) Meeting Room

For those who have previously signed up for this class, this session is a night time search for photographic mystery in the streets of New Orleans with world renown photographer and storyteller Maggie Steber. The streets, architecture, bars and ally ways of NOLA will serve as the backdrop as participates create a story of  “mystery” inspired by the location and by looking at various photographers, who have used light and shadow  to create photo essays and films in the past. We will meet for three days at 4PM Wednesday-Friday and conclude with a final edit on Saturday morning, allowing students plenty of time to enjoy other lectures during the meeting. Please bring your notebook computer and thumb drive. Participants will spend evenings taking their images for later critique.


6:00 – 7:00 Informal gathering  Hotel Lounge


7:00   PM  Dinner on Your Own, or with one of our photo guides.                                                     


Thursday, April 16th

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM  Registration    Hotel Lobby


8:00-8:30 AM       Leica on Loan  Hotel Lobby

Try out the newest Leica camera bodies and lenses.


8:30-10:30 PM      Guided Photo Shoot: Walking Tour location and guide TBD  Meet in Hotel Lobby                   


10:30 AM-12:00 PM    Self-Guided tour of Historic NOLA Collection Museum    Meet in Hotel Lobby

The Historic NOLA Collection Museum is located at S/B 533 Royal St., a few block from our Hotel.  504.532.4662


12:00 – 2:00 PM   LUNCH


2:00-3:00 PM   Creole World Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere with Richard Sexton   

Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere, is both a book and an exhibit. The genesis of this project goes back to 1974, when at age 20, I set out for Latin America behind the wheel of a Datsun station wagon. New Orleans was the first and only North American stop on the tour. The purpose of the trip was to test my mettle as a photographer. My only camera, which was at my side throughout the trip, was a Leica M4. It was the camera with which I took my first serious photographs and with which I learned to be a photographer. Today I’m using the digital descendants of the M film camera—an M Monochrom and M240. I’ll be discussing Creole World from the perspective of a lifelong Leica M photographer and describing what this camera system meant to this project.


4:00 – 6:00 PM  New Orleans Mystery with Maggie Steber (Class sold out)


6:00 – 7:00 PM  Reception with Cash Bar & Light Hors d ’Oeuvres 


7:00 – 10:00 PM   Evening Walking Tour/Dinner on Your Own or with one of our photo guides.              

Friday, April 17th 


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration    Hotel Lobby


8:00-8:30 AM   Leica on Loan and walking demo afterward using the new D-Lux with Tom Smith   Hotel Lobby

Try out the new Leica D-Lux.


8:30 – 10:30 AM   Guided Tour with Chris Williams Location TBD


8:30-10:30 PM      Self-Guided Tour of Historic NOLA Collection Museum  Meet in Hotel Lobby 


11:00 -12:00 PM   Travel with a Leica:  Airplanes, Brides and the Dalai Lama with Chris Williams     

Slideshow presentation and discussion of work from my Aviation images, Wedding images and Dalai Lama images using Leica cameras and processing with Adobe Lightroom.


1:30-4:00 PM        Board Meeting 


4:00 – 6:00 PM     New Orleans Mystery with Maggie Steber (Class sold out)


6:00 – 10:00 PM   “Cocktail and Photography Tour” – Self Guided   Meet in Lobby


7:00 – 10:00 PM   Evening Walking Tour with Richard Sexton/Dinner on Your Own 

Saturday, April 18th

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration    Hotel Lobby


8:00-8:30 AM   Leica on Loan   Hotel Lobby

Try out the newest Leica camera bodies and lenses


8:30 AM-12:00 PM   Guided Photo Shoot: Walking Tour and location and guide TBD Meet in Hotel lobby 


9:00 -10:00 AM    Convergence: Music, Photography and Prose with Richard Rejino                                 

Explore how photography can be combined with other creative mediums to enhance your storytelling. Using his highly successful “What Music Means to Me Project” and other projects, Richard will illustrate how he combined his three greatest passions, music, photography and writing, and turned them into a book, a museum exhibit, and a means to collect communicate the transformative power of music.


10:00-12:30 PM    Akademie Workshop Review with Maggie Steber (Class sold out)                                    


1:30 – 3:00 PM     Keynote Presentation: Maggie Steber 


3:00 – 3:30 PM   Nola Photo Project Review with Maggie Steber                                                                  

Acclaimed Leica photographer Maggie Steber will announce the winners of the Spring Shoot photo contest. Winners will have their images posted on the LHSA website and the Spring Shoot Snap Shot review.


3:45 – 4:45 PM   10 Tips to Improve Your Photography with Tom Smith                                                    

5:00 – 10:00 PM  Optional: Leave for David Spielman Gallery and Dinner at Commander’s Palace
Spielman Gallery Spielman Gallery 2727 Prytania St NOLA 70130; 504.908.7670. Participants will make their own reservations at 8 PM, Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave NOLA 70130 (a few blocks from Spielman Gallery) 504.899.8221 Jacket required. We suggest reservations be made days in advance. There will be a signup sheet at Registration desk. Mr. Spielman needs a total count for his Gallery.

6:00 – 7:00 PM   Optional: Informal Gathering in Hotel Lounge

7:00-10:00 PM    Optional: Evening Walking Tour/Dinner on Your Own                                                    

Sunday, April 19th

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Farewell Breakfast – Hotel Restaurant (On Your Own)



We are pleased to report that the 2014 Raffle sales exceeded the all-time record!   The last day of ticket sales made the difference.  So many members supported the society by making multiple purchases.  Thank you for your generosity!


We will be processing ticket orders over the next 10 days.  If you mailed in an order form and have not received ticket numbers, you will hear from us within the next week.   


We look forward to the excitement of the Raffle Drawing on Tuesday, July 22.


Questions?  Send an email to


Good luck!


LHSA Member Publishing Street Photography Book

Member David Keenan is over halfway to goal in his Kickstarter campaign to publish a phenomenal book entitled FAIR WITNESS, about street photography in the 21st century.  The book is to be published by the Italian firm of Damiani. 


David's body of work is endorsed by Leica Camera plus a number of well-known photographers. 


If you wish to read about or contribute to David's campaign, the link is below.  Good luck, David!  We wish you the best.