POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 23 !   Linda Brinckerhoff’s workshop on PORTRAITS was postponed due to concerns about COVID.  The good news is that Linda still plans to bring us this excellent workshop on March 23 instead of this week.  This is a  hands-on Class on PORTRAITS. We will have stations set up and Models. Bring your Cameras and tripods!   We have a list of those who committed to come at the January meeting; if this change in date affects you one way or another, please let Jeff and Dina know. 


            You want to see CARS?  

You want to take PHOTOS OF CARS?   

Well, here is a great opportunity.  A group of the LCC members will be going to the North Palm Beach HOT CARS AND CHILI COOKOFF on Saturday January 29.  Details here.  Map attached to email. 

            January 29, 2022: 12 pm – 4 pm at Anchorage Park.   HOT CARS & CHILI ‘ ANNUAL CAR SHOW. 

            North Palm Beach Recreation Department holds their annual open car show.  This is a great event that draws lots of classic cars out to the park for the community to enjoy and very convenient for Lighthouse Camera Club members to take some photos for the February theme which is CARS.   This year’s car show will be held from 12 pm – 4 pm at Anchorage Park.  (Follow Anchorage Drive past the NPB Library and around to the north to find the show venue.   Map is attached to this message.)  There is a $5/person charge for unlimited chili samples. We expect to have 20 chili teams participating. The chili tasting begins at noon and lasts until the chili runs out.  There will be a live band (Natty Bos) featuring blues-a-billy rock and soul jams.  There is no admission charge for the public attending this event. 

And a Reminder:   Please put together your best 5 – 6 images from the Palm Beach Zoo Trip and send to Jeff Ornstein as soon as possible so he can work on the Poster for the Zoo and our own video for the LCC Group.  Same rules….72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels. 

Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, February 8; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library.  We are always looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!   And be prepared to send  your photographs of CARS to Jeff Ornstein by Sunday, February 6, as discussed below. 

            DUES ARE DUE:   $$  If you missed the last meeting, and have not paid your dues for Year 2022, please remember that our DUES ARE DUE at the January meeting.   Dues are $30.00 for the year for a Member or $50.00, for a couple/family, to include your spouse, child, or significant other.  We also request that you fill out the attached Member Survey (it can be filled out on line, saved with a new name, and returned to Jeff by email or print and bring to the meeting with your check for dues.

            PRESENTATION:  We plan to have a presentation at our February 8 meeting by Dan Frankian, falconer and photographer, about his work training birds of prey and other animals  for commercials, movies, and to help rid airports of critters.  See his website for more information:

               QUESTIONS ANSWERED:   We will provide some time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at the February meeting, so bring your questions.    Please, for your safety, with the increase in Covid we ask you to wear masks at our meeting!


  • WE NEED YOUR IMAGES.  Our monthly theme for February is CARS.   All members can submit up to five or six (5 – 6) images for the slide show we present at each meeting (thank you, Jeff!).  We will be posting our slide show on a regular basis, after each Club Meeting, on our Lighthouse Camera Club Website and our Facebook page.   Please send your images to Jeff Ornstein or Steve daPonte (he will forward to Jeff) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING is 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, February 6 . 
Altering an Image and Critiquing.  We think we all had fun with this segment, so we will be featuring it at our Club Meetings.      

Altering an Image:           Attached is an image that you can Alter any way you want (get creative). You can alter color, composition, add items, remove items or any other thing you can think of!  Don’t be intimidated; just TRY with whatever software you have (even Microsoft Paint!) and have a little fun with it.  After Altering just send back to me; you can do more than One!   We want your participation!

Critiquing an Image:       Members may send me ONE image, each month, which they would like Critiqued (constructive comments only); these will be shown on the screen and the members will make their comments. These will be anonymous – no personal identification on the photograph.  This is fun and educational!  We had a great time with this in December.  We suggest strongly that every member planning to attend participate in this opportunity to improve your photography and learn from others’ photos, to reap the benefits.


  • SLIDE SHOWS. We enjoy an interesting slide show, if you have one to share.  Should you need assistance in preparing your photographs to create a slide show, we can show you how it is done.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS.    Mark your calendars! 

Our Group trip to the Palm Beach Zoo was a lot of fun and we had a huge turnout.  We will show some of the pictures that we have from the trip at our January meeting, however it will take Jeff a little bit longer to put together that video. 

February 19th10:00 a.m.      Our Club will visit the David Scarola Gallery in North Palm Beach (Lou Mark chairing this event).  More information forthcoming. 

February 23, 6:00 pm at the NPB Library we will conduct a STILL LIFE class. Again we will have station set up so make sure you have you cameras, close-up lenses and tri-pods.   (Sponsors:  Sandy Effertz and Linda Brinckerhoff).  Go check our their websites…. Awesome. 

March (date TBD) – (tentative)  a visit to Busch Wildlife Center hosted by falconer Dan Frankian on his use of birds of prey, how he trains them to remove unwanted birds and animals from various locations such as airports, and his use of trained animals for photography.  See,    This will be an opportunity to photograph these beautiful birds (a hawk, an owl, and others) at close distance and no cages…

March 23, 2022      Linda Brinckerhoff Workshop on Portraits.  (see above). 

April 12, 2022 – a presentation by Florida ornithologist Dr. Mark Cook  about the birds we like to photograph at Green Cay and Wakodahatchee. 

April, 2022 (TBD) – Visit to Wakodahatchee to view and photograph new baby birds and other wildlife of interest. 

If you know of a Photo Shoot or are planning a Photo Outing, please let me know and I will forward to the Club Members and you might get some company again, all very informal.


At the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.   WE (heart) NY.  Visions & Views of Two Great Photographers, Gary Hershorn & Adam Stoltman.  Museum hours are 10 – 5 Monday through Saturday.  The Exhibition runs through February 12.