It’s time to renew your membership to, (or join!) the Lighthouse Camera Club.
At the upcoming January 10 meeting, we will have some mini educational discussions and will be collecting your dues. It is $30 for individual memberships and $50 for a couple. Please bring your checks payable toLighthouse Camera Club to the January 10 meeting at 6:00 pm at the NPB Library.
The dues are important to us, as they pay for our LCC events and speakers. And we have some good ones coming up! You will not be able to attend our workshops unless your dues are paid for this year.
The theme for January is “PETS” and we all look forward to seeing your creations. Photos are due to Jeff Ornstein by Sunday, January 8.
On Wednesday, January 18, Dan Frankian from will be here to talk about his birds of prey, show his photographs, and might be bringing an owl for us to photograph, so bring your cameras to this workshop.
Our February Club Meeting will be pushed from our regular Tuesday meeting to Wednesday Feb. 15 because the second Tuesday falls on Valentine’s Day and your officers will be stuffing themselves with chocolate!
On Wednesday, February 22, photographer and author Julie Adair King will be speaking about composition and showing us how to use layers to correct photographs, will discuss best tips for capturing moving objects, and correcting your photographs. She is a great source for answering questions about features on your Nikon and Canon cameras (she has written several guidebooks on those models). See, e.g., https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Dummies-Julie-Adair/dp/111960964X
More information coming to you soon from your Board of Directors.
We will need your images for Member’s Choice or Family by Sunday night, December 11, but if you have them earlier, wouldn’t that be nice to send them to Jeff Ornstein now?We also need your Alter Images and any you would like your colleagues to Critique. All members can submit up to six(6) images based on the monthly THEME for the slide show we present at each meeting.
Also, please send us your ALTER IMAGES (pictures you have altered in any way you choose, using the photo attachment to this email (ALTER IMAGE), and any image that you would like us to anonymously CRITIQUE. As always, please send your images to Jeff (email above) 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, December 11. The Alter Image for DECEMBER is above for your convenience.
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WHAT IS PLANNED FOR OUR DECEMBER 13 CLUB MEETING:
VIDEOS of your Music Pictures, show Alter Image creations, and also critiques for those who submit them.
And a light Holiday Party. We will have sodas, cookies, and light pickup foods. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday cookies, snacks, and/or your favorite beverage. The Club will not be purchasing “adult” stuff. But you can. . .
Our SPEAKER for the meeting will be BOBBY WUMMER , who specializes in photographs on landscape, wildlife, especially alligators, and lightning, among other things, and enjoys answering your questions about how he uses lighting, and prepares for the excellent photographs he has captured. We hope you will be there to hear this interesting speaker. https://www.facebook.com/BobbyWummerPhotography/
We will talk some more about a Lighthouse Camera Club Photo Contest. And, one of our members suggested we come up with a Club “Project” in addition to our regular projects, such as the Zoo Poster (a visit to be scheduled). Think of some ideas for themes for such a project or what to do with it? At the October meeting, we discussed creating photos that would assist a charitable organization, such as photos of shelter pets to assist encouragement for their adoption. If time permits, maybe more Photography Trivia?
As always, your QUESTIONS will be ANSWERED. We try to provide time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at every meeting, so bring your questions and your suggestions for other presentations from our group of experienced photographers and other local experts.
For those of you who also connect with our FACEBOOK page, Steve DaPonte posted a link to a mini-learning Video about use of Histogram and Exposing To The Right. Take a look. He will be talking more about this and showing the Video at the November Club Meeting.
We ask you to wear masks at our meeting if you feel more comfortable!
DISCOUNTS ON PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS:
ROCKY NOOK is the finest photography book publisher in the world and we are fortunate to have a very long and great relationship with them. As you have seen from the books Jeff and others have brought to the Club, the quality and information can’t be beat! Jeff Ornstein, our Vice President and Energizer Bunny, does book reviews for their new books. Jeff urges you all to go on their website at rockynook.com to check out the books. ALSO! Our club members get a 35% discount by using the code LCC35.
Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events.
North Palm Beach still needs photographers for these holiday events in December:If you are available to help at any of
January 10, 2023 (Tuesday) Club Meeting. Our theme this month will be PETS and we will be planning for an outing where we can create something for a charitable cause. We also plan to have a Workshop in January with Linda Brinckerhoff, a professional member who specializes in Still Life and, as you recall from last year, Portrait Photography. She will share her tips for Still Life and we will have opportunities to work with her settings later that month, date to be scheduled.
January 21, 2023 (Saturday). Tentative Date for a field trip to be determined. Bring your ideas to the December meeting please!
February 14, 2023 (Tuesday) Club meeting. Might be rescheduled if Valentine’s Day plans conflict for most members. Theme for February is Doors, Windows, and Gates.
February 15, 2023 (Wednesday). Possible alternate date for February meeting.
March, 2023. The theme for March is Sunrises and Sunsets. Plans in the works for a Lighthouse Camera Club Picnic.