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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Kelby Photo Walk Location Change

OUR KELBY WALK IS BEING MOVED DUE TO RED TIDE…..YUK!

 

Our new location will be Grassy Waters Preserve on 45th Street and Jog Blvd at 8am due to the RED TIDE that has closed Dubois Park. We look forward having a super Saturday of photography. We will get there between 8:00 – 8:30, Saturday morning, October 6

Grassy Waters Preserve
3125 North Jog Road,
West Palm Beach, Fl 33411
(561) 804-4985

The following trails are part of Grassy Waters Preservewhich is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that also serves as freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach. Trails vary in length and difficulty levels and are accessible to the public free of charge. Remember to come prepared with drinking water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and insect repellant especially during hot summer months. You can sign up for canoeing excursions and specialty hikes with staff guides.

From I-95 at Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, drive west for 4.6 miles to Jog Road. From Florida’s Turnpike, exit at Okeechobee Blvd and drive west 0.9 mile to Jog Road. Turn north off Okeechobee Blvd and watch for the park entrance on the left, just as the road starts a curve to the right, at 3125 N Jog Road.

Club Member Photo Contests for 2019

YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAVE PLANNED FOR THREE (3) ‘IN CLUB’ PHOTO CONTEST FOR 2019,

THE FIRST, IN JANUARY, THEME WILL BE ‘BLACK & WHITE

FOLLOWED BY ‘MEMBER’S CHOICE’ IN MAY

THEN ‘NATURE’ IN SEPTEMBER.

THESE CONTESTS WILL HAVE OUTSIDE GUEST JURISTS.

THIS IS A PRINT CONTEST: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ONLY MATTED ON 16”x20” BOARD; NO NAMES ON THE FRONT!!!! NAMES MUST BE ON BACK OF BOARD!!!! THERE IS NO SIZE REQUIREMENT OTHER THAN THE BOARD AND MAT MUST BE 16” x 20”

EACH CONTEST WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING PRIZES:

1st PLACE              $150.00 GIFT CARD

2nd PLACE             $100.00 GIFT CARD

3rd PLACE             $ 50.00 GIFT CARD OR A FANTASTIC BOOK BY ONE OF OUR GUESTS!

2 HONORABLE MENTIONS           $25.00 GIFT CARDS

September Theme Wildlife Images Due Today!

ALL IMAGES MUST BE SENT TO JEFF (jefforns@comcast.net) BY SUNDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 9!

THIS MONTH’S  ASSIGNMENT IS ‘WILDLIFE’, AND WE HOPE YOU CAN SUBMIT 5-10 IMAGES TAKEN IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS (NO OLD IMAGES!)

IMAGES, AS ALWAYS, MUST BE JPEG FILES, 72 dpi RESOLUTION WITH THE LONG SIDE AT 1200 PIXELS! BY NOW YOU ALL KNOW HOW TO DO THAT!

FOR THOSE MEMBERS THAT SUBMIT THEME IMAGES THEIR WILL BE A DRAWING FOR A CASH AWARD FOR PARTICIPATION!

September 2018 Club Meeting

THE NEXT CLUB MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:00 PM AT THE NORTH PALM BEACH LIBRARY.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER IS OUR OWN DONNA LANGDON WHO WILL INSPIRE US WITH A PROGRAM ABOUT HER TRIP TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ALSO, IF TIME ALLOWS WE WILL PRESENT A SLIDE SHOW FROM OUR FIELD TRIP TO BETHESDA-BY-THE-SEA AND THE SOCIETY OF FOUR ARTS.

WE WILL ALSO VIEW A SLIDE SHOW FOR A FUTURE PHOTO ASSIGNMENT OR FIELD TRIP WITH ‘THE BUBBLE LADY’.

See you Tuesday!

Great Time At the August Posing and Lighting Learning Session

Hello LCC members,

Last Wednesday we had a Posing and Lighting learning session. We all had a great time learning from Teri about posing and Sandra demonstrating different capture techniques and camera settings. We covered using flash on camera, umbrellas and other flash modifiers with live feedback from Sandra’s tethered camera.

Thanks Teri, Sandra, Steve and Ken for sharing your knowledge and time to put this session together.

Thank you to our class participants that volunteered to be our models.

Here are a few of the portraits shot by Sandra at the class.

Some of the participants were asking about the lighting equipment that Steve brought here is the list.


Umbrella Set with Stands

ePhoto 2 x off Camera flash Photography Umbrella Flash Shoe Mount Swivel Flash Adapter  

Item Cost $44.99 


Flash Mounts 

Neewer S-Type Bracket Holder with Bowens Mount for Speedlite Flash Snoot Softbox Beauty dish Reflector Umbrella

Item Cost $14.99 each


Flashes used with Umbrellas

Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash for Canon and Nikon. GN58.

NOTE: The Above model is no longer available but here is the one that is currently available.

Yongnuo YN560 IV Speedlite Flash Supports Wireless Master Function

Item Cost $64.38 each