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.

August Theme is Reflections

Hi LCC Members,

This months theme is REFLECTIONS

Please note: 

The theme photo submissions should be images shot in 2017 as these are photo assignments. The only exception is when the theme is photographers choice.

The theme images should be e-mailed to Jeff no later than Sunday August 6

All images MUST be submitted as attached jpeg files (not embedded in the email), at 72 dpi, with the long side not exceeding 1200 pixels. If you need help with sending images please ask and someone will reach out to help you.

Reminder on Tuesday August 8, we will have our first meeting at the North Palm Beach Library. I sent you all the information about the Library and will send it again. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM but we can get there at 6:00 pm for a social meet and greet.

Our August presentation will be William Leonard. He has been to our club before. William will do a presentation on architectural photography.   Feel free to google him and check out his website !




 Dear Members:

Starting in August the Lighthouse Camera Club will be meeting at

The  North Palm Beach Library on the second Tuesday of the month.

Next Meeting is on Tuesday, August 8th our meetings will officially start at 6:30 and end at 8:30-8:45 and we can get in the Library at 6:00 for a half hour of Meet & Greet!

The Library location is:

303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach; on the west side of U.S. 1, just north of Northlake Boulevard. There is a lot of parking and the building is handicap accessible.


If you have any questions please EMAIL Jeff or Jerry!

Call To Artists – Art 4 Apes

Hi LCC Members,

I received this note this morning.

Dear Organizer

I am writing to let you know about the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2017. We are keen to encourage more entries in the Fine Art Photography category, which offers $3,250 in prize money. I would be pleased to attach a Call to Artists if you feel it would be appropriate to let your members know about the contest.

The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either:

Celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats
Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats
Please note – species do not have to be formally listed as endangered in order to be eligible for this contest as long as an element of threat exists.

The rules of the contest are available, in full, on our website Art4Apes.com but I would like to make clear that copyright remains with the artist and we do not use the submitted images for any purpose without the permission of the artist or photographer. We do post the images on social media, but always with the name, title and All Rights Reserved.

We run this contest to benefit the Center for Great Apes, a Florida based 501(c)(3) registered sanctuary for abused and neglected orangutans and chimpanzees.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would be so grateful if you could help us spread the word about the contest.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely


Dr Lindsey Matheson
Founder & Curator, ENDANGERED: Art for Apes

Lighthouse Camera Club on Instagram

Hi LCC members,

I have started an Instagram for the club if your on Instagram use Hashtag #lighthousecameraclub direct message @lighthousecameraclub

See you all at the July 18 Club Meeting which if you did not know it will be the last meeting   at the Senior Center.

The August meeting will be at our new meeting location.


The North Palm Beach Library Second Tuesday of the Month
Starting on Tuesday, August 8th doors open at 6:00 for meet and greet,  meetings will officially start at 6:30 and end at 8:30-8:45 and we can get in the Library at 6:00 for a half hour of Meet & Greet!

Florida State Parks – Photo Contest 2017

Contest Rules & Guidelines | Reserve Florida State Parks Online | View on the Web
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2017 Florida State Parks Photo Contest
Now Officially Open!

Ready to share your favorite fun moments, places and experiences this summer? We want to hear from you! Enter your photos at www.FLStateParksPhotos.com now for a chance to win great prizes, with 5 fun photo categories to choose from!

Simply create an account, choose the appropriate category and location, then upload your photo(s). If you entered last year’s contest, you do not need to sign up again. Just login to get started!


Enter Today!

GRAND PRIZE: Kelty TraiLogic TN2 Tent + Florida State Parks Family Annual Entrance Pass

Kelty Tent Grand Prize

SECOND PRIZE: Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch + 12 Florida State Parks Day Passes

Fitbit Blaze Second Prize

THIRD PRIZE: Sea To Summit Ultralight Hammock or Enerplex Kickr IV Portable Solar Panel + 6 Florida State Parks Day Passes

Hammock or Solar Pannel Third Prize

Share your photos in the following categories:

Friends and Family Category

Friends and Family

The outdoors are meant to be shared! Who do you explore with? Share photos of your friends, family, pets and loved ones!

Enter Now

One with Nature

Show us your selfies in the great outdoors! We want to see the many faces of Florida State Parks.

Enter Now

One with Nature Category
Hidden Gems Category

Hidden Gems

Whether touring a historic site, observing Florida’s wildlife or attending an event, there’s something unique to discover at every Florida State Park!

Enter Now

New Perspective

Capture Florida State Parks from a different perspective! Whether it’s close-ups, underwater snapshots or scenic wide-angle landscapes, we want to see your creative point-of-view.

Enter Now

New Perspective Category
Real Thrills Category

Real Thrills

Let’s see your action-packed moments in Florida State Parks! Share your best freeze framed plunge, jump, ride or climb adventure.

Enter Now

Join Us Online



Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Recreation and Parks

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard | Tallahassee, FL 32399

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Lake Worth Lagoon Photo Contest

Hello LCC Members,

I received the following information this afternoon from Nick Bryan.

Good Afternoon,

We are contacting you today in regard to our Lake Worth Lagoon Photo Contest hosted by Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management. The contest is open to all ages and all skill-levels, and photographs must be taken within Lake Worth Lagoon. The winners will appear on the 2018 Lake Worth Lagoon Calendar which will be distributed for free to an estimated 2,000 attendees of LagoonFest on November 4th, 2017.

We are connecting with certain establishments to engage the public’s interest in photographing any part of Lake Worth Lagoon. If you would be interested in advertising this contest to your visitors, attached you will find a flier with further details. More information can be found at the LagoonFest website: www.LagoonFest.com

If you prefer to have hardcopies of the fliers to hand out, we would be happy to deliver some to your place of business. Please contact us if you are interested in a delivery or if you have any further questions.


The LagoonFest Team

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners

Department of Environmental Resources Management

2300 North Jog Road, 4th Floor

West Palm Beach, FL  33411-2743

Office: (561) 233-2400