Lance has been awarded the coveted Masters Degree and the Certifided Professional Photographer certification from the Professional Photographers of America organization.
Recent books which highlight Lance's work include: The PPA Loan Collection Vol. 10, USA 2007: The World's Greatest Black and White Photography Vol. 1, London, 2007; 50 Fast Photoshop CS Techniques by Gregory Georges, USA, 2004, and The Kodak Gallery Award Collection Ed.5, USA, 2001.
Additional professional acknowledgements include accolades from the NC Arts Council, the NC Press Association, and the NC Wildlife Commission. In 2004 Lance earned a Honorary Fellowship from the Professional Photographers of NC.