About Photography By Steve daPonte

Florida Native with a love for the sights and sounds around us that are often overlooked. Welcome to Photography By Steve daPonte The world around us is full of images that are dynamic and ever changing with time. Photography captures these little slices of time, moments that pass mostly unoticed and taken for granted in our daily lives. Every photograph a visual story of life and being alive in a glorious world of line, space, color and motion.

LCC 2021 Upcoming Field Trips

It’s time we plan some fun outside photo shoots. We have done these before and had great success in the imagery, weather conditions and just plain fun!

September:        We will meet at the Roosevelt Bridge, in Stuart, South end on Friday, September 24 at 6:30 PM……..sunset is at 7:14.

                                There are picnic tables in the adjacent park for those who want to bring food, snack or drinks….also a lot of restaurants nearby.

If we are lucky a train will come by at sunset and provide really good imagery.

October:              Early morning……we will meet at Dubois Park, in Jupiter on Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 AM………sunrise is at 7:23.

                                There are picnic tables in the adjacent park for those who want to bring food, snack or drinks.

Sunrise on the Lighthouse is beautiful.

November:         We will meet at Bethesda-By-the-Sea, in Palm BeachSaturday November 13 or 20 at around 5:30 to photograph the sunset behind the skyline of West Palm Beach.

                                This will be discussed at the club meeting to decide which date the membership would prefer.

Future Events:   One thought is a return to Palm Beach around the Society of Four Arts to shoot the sculptures and walk the bike trail; also allowing sunset of WPB.

                                Also, we would like to have a shoot for ‘Light Painting’, needing a very dark venue; out west near Okeechobee of a real dark spooky cemetery.

                                For these and any other ideas we need your, the Members, input!

September 2021 Meeting Info

Hello LCC members!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library. We had great Guests and Members at the August meeting….As we try to grow the Club back to our pre-pandemic size, we are also looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!

Remember…..the Library requires the wearing of Masks.

Our monthly theme for September is MEMBER’S CHOICE, which should not be very difficult for a Club of photographers. All members can submit up to ten (10) images for the slide show which will also be used for the Lighthouse Camera Club website and our Facebook page. Thanks to all of you who already sent images!

Please send your images to me or Steve daPonte (he will forward to me) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Sunday night, September 12.

If you have images that you want to share as a slide show….please do! If you need assistance in preparing a slide show we can show you how it’s done!

At the Board meeting we decided that for the summer we would try informal Photo Outings. 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. This is a list we compiled of some local Photo Opportunities:

DuBois Park                                                                                        Sawfish Park

Cypress Creek Nature Preserve                                                      Pine Glades

Jupiter Dunes                                                                                    Jonathon Dickenson

Riverbend Park                                                                                 Downtown WPB

Bethesda by the Sea                                                                        Society of Four Arts

Sailfish Marina                                                                                  Green Cay

Wakodahatchee Wetlands                                                             Lake Okeechobee

Grassy Waters                                                                                   Mounts Botanical Gardens

Gatorland                                                                                           Bok Tower

Norton Gallery Sculpture Garden                                                  Morikami Park

Butterfly World                                                                                 McKee Gardens

Brevard Zoo                                                                                       Viera Wetlands

Miami Dade Zoo                                                                               South Beach

Fairchild Gardens

We would also like to hear from you, the Members, about what you would like to see or hear at the Meetings.

UPDATE August 2021 Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: The Library is requesting we all wear masks!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library. We had great guests at the July meeting….As we try to grow the Club back to our pre-pandemic size, we are also looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two! 

Steve daPonte will be doing another presentation on Perspective and Framing the Image.

Our monthly theme for August is WATER, which is another very plentiful subject and should be fun and easy as we seem to be having  lot of water (rain) lately. All members can submit up to ten (10) images for the slide show which will also be used for the Lighthouse Camera Club website and our Facebook page.

Please send your images to me or Steve daPonte (he will forward to me) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Sunday night, August 8.

August 2021 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 10, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library. As we try to grow the Club back to our pre-pandemic size, we are also looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!

Our monthly theme for August is Water , which should be fun and easy as water is everywhere! All members can submit up to ten (10) images for the slide show which will also be used for the Lighthouse Camera Club website and our Facebook page. We need more participation…..please send me images!!!!!!!!!

Please send your images to me jefforns@comcast.net or Steve daPonte lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com (he will forward to me) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Sunday night, August 8.

July 2021 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library. As we try to grow the Club back to our pre-pandemic size, we are also looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!

Our monthly theme for July is Skies, which should be fun and easy as these little guys are all around us…..day and night! All members can submit up to ten (10) images for the slide show which will also be used for the Lighthouse Camera Club website and our Facebook page. We need more participation…..please send me images!!!!!!!!!

Please send your images to me jefforns@comcast.net or Steve daPonte lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com (he will forward to me) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Sunday night, July 11.

At the meeting we will have a presentation by our own Steve daPonte. He will talk about his “WORK FLOW’ from taking the image to the fantastic Facebook presentations and our website. He will also answer questions (preferably easy ones!).

At the Board meeting we decided that for the summer we would try informal Photo Outings. 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. This is a list we compiled of some local Photo Opportunities:

DuBois Park

Sawfish Park

Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

Pine Glades

Jupiter Dunes

Jonathon Dickenson

Riverbend Park

Downtown WPB

Bethesda by the Sea

Society of Four Arts

Sailfish Marina

Green Cay

Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Lake Okeechobee

Grassy Waters

Mounts Botanical Gardens

Gatorland

McCarthy Wildlife Sanctuary

Bok Tower

Norton Gallery Sculpture Garden

Morikami Park

Butterfly World

McKee Gardens

Brevard Zoo

Viera Wetlands

Miami Dade Zoo

South Beach

Fairchild Gardens

We would also like to hear from you, the Members, about what you would like to see or hear at the Meetings.

LCC May 2021 Meeting Info

Hello Members and Welcome back!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 11, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library (same as it used to be).

Please advise if you will attend the meeting as space is limited (social distancing), masks must be worn, as we need to abide by the rules of the Library.

RSVP to jefforns@comcast.net

Our monthly theme for May is Forms In Nature, which should be a fun and easily accessible assignment. All members can submit up to ten (10) images for the slide show.

Please send your images to me jefforns@comcast.net or Steve daPonte lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com (he will forward to me) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Saturday night, May 8.

We know the past year was a waste for most of us but from what he heard is a lot of our Members continued their photographic shooting during this time. We would like to put together a slide show of that work and ask the Member to describe their feeling and locations of their images. Again send up to ten (10) images of your choice, at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); and I must have them by Saturday night, May 8.

We are also looking forward to an outside, fresh air Field Trip. If you have any suggestions please send them along: we have already had some suggestions like Butterfly World, Society of 4 Arts Garden; Palm Beach Gardens Green Market………….

If you have any questions please email me and I will try to answer them.

Stay safe and healthy and have fun with your cameras!

Message From LCC President

Hello fellow Lighthouse Camera Club Members!

I hope everyone is doing well. 

For those of us that went, the PB Zoo field trip in January was amazing! The tiger cubs were out and playful so several of us got some great shots of them interacting with momma and each other before nap time. Jeff just finished putting together the poster we present to the zoo and as always, he did a fantastic job (Thank you Jeff). 

Steve has been doing a tremendous job posting and engaging people on our LCC Facebook Page. Thanks to Steve and also Bill L, Bill P, Louis, Nancy and Donna for being the biggest posters sharing photos and articles as well as commenting and supporting others. If you haven’t been sharing on our page please do. There are no political or personal posts, just beautiful photos for everyone to enjoy.

Even though Photography is almost back to normal, I am still running boats for a steady source of income (just in case we ever have a second wave of shut downs) and I’m super busy with my photography business as well. I am very grateful for all this work, but it sure does make it difficult to find time for other things.

I’ve saved the best for last…. GREAT NEWS – we just heard from Zac at the North Palm Beach Library and the meeting room at the library is available to meet again!!!

We have been approved to meet on the second Tuesday of April (4/13 at 6pm). We are however limited to a maximum of 25 people right now so we will need you to RSVP if you are comfortable coming out in public.

We will take the opportunity to catch up and we have a slideshow from our zoo trip to start with. We will need to comply with current safety protocols- (masks and social distancing) and of course if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone that is sick please do not risk exposing anyone attending.

Please reply to either jefforns@comcast.net or seffertzphotography@gmail.com as we have started the RSVP list. 

Best regards and hope to see you soon!

Sandra Effertz

Sandra EffertzSandra Effertz Photography
(561)309-7755

Monthly Photo Assignment for March 2021 is Low Perspective

Due to the current Covid-19 

Assignment pictures are currently submitted through the Private Group on facebook or you can e-mail them to lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com They must be sized 1200 on the long side and 72DPI 

You must be dues paying member of the Lighthouse Camera Club, North Palm Beach Florida.

Photo Assignment for March 2021 is Low Perspective

Up to 6-Pictures and must be sized 1200 on the long side and resolution of 72dpi At the end of the month 3-images from each submission will be used to create a video slideshow and put on the clubs Youtube channel.

Here’s the link to the Album for March Assignment Low Perspective

Here’s the link if your not in the Facebook Group Yet https://www.facebook.com/groups/249242555438360/

Thank you,

Steve daPonte ~ LCC Media Support

Below is the Slideshow from February 2021 photo assignment – Architecture


 

List of Photo Assignments for 2021


January – Abstract 


February – Architecture


March- Low Perspective


April – Textures


May – Forms In Nature


June – Members Choice


July – Skies


August – Water


September – Members Choice


October – Color – Orange


November – Negative Space


December – Shiny Objects


Monthly Photo Assignment for March 2021 is Low Perspective

Due to the current Covid-19 

Assignment pictures are currently submitted through the Private Group on facebook or you can e-mail them to lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com They must be sized 1200 on the long side and 72DPI 

You must be dues paying member of the Lighthouse Camera Club, North Palm Beach Florida.

Photo Assignment for February 2021 is Architecture

Up to 6-Pictures and must be sized 1200 on the long side and resolution of 72dpi At the end of the month 3-images from each submission will be used to create a video slideshow and put on the clubs Youtube channel.

Here’s the link to the Album for March Assignment Low Perspective

Facebook Album March Assignment Low Perspective

Here’s the link if your not in the Facebook Group Yet https://www.facebook.com/groups/249242555438360/

Thank you,

Steve daPonte ~ LCC Media Support

Below is the Slideshow from February 2021 photo assignment – Architecture


 

List of Photo Assignments for 2021


January – Abstract 


February – Architecture


March- Low Perspective


April – Textures


May – Forms In Nature


June – Members Choice


July – Skies


August – Water


September – Members Choice


October – Color – Orange


November – Negative Space


December – Shiny Objects