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.

December 2019 Club Meeting and Other Info

Our December meeting is our annual Holiday Party. We want to thank all those members who already volunteered to help set-up the party and those that volunteered to clean-up. We ask all others to pitch-in as it makes life so much easier!

The Club will supply the main course, C. R. CHICKS, and each member is asked to bring a dish to share……appetizers, sides or deserts. Please check the PartySignUpSheet of what members already selected…Please email me, jefforns@comcast.net back what you are bringing. We need this list by Friday, December 6, as this is also how we count how many members are attending so we have enough food! THIS IS IMPORTANT.

SEND YOUR MONTHLY THEME PICTURES!!!!!

There will be no guest speaker as the meeting is our ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!.

The monthly theme for December is HOLIDAYS (appropriate for this time of year); so, send me up to six (6) great images. They must be emailed to me as ATTACHMENTS, at 72dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels. Jefforns@comcast.net must have your images by SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8.

2020 DUES ARE DUE NOW!  $30.00 per Member and $50.00 for Member and Other Special Person

In order to get the club badges for next year we must have an accurate up to date paid membership list!

 

 Election of Officers

We must elect officers for 2020. Any Paid-up Member can be an Officer or a Board Member. Just raise your hand to volunteer!

The Board has proposed the following List of Officers:

President:                           Sandy Effertz

Vice-President:                 Jeff Ornstein

Secretary:                           Bill Prim

Treasurer:                           Teri Roberts

Board Member:                Steve daPonte

Board Member:                Bill LaFlamme

Board Member:                 Douw Smit

Board Member:                Louis Mark

November Meeting and Other Info

Hi all!!

Our next club meeting is on Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm, at the North Palm Beach Library.  SEND YOUR PICTURES!!!!!

Our guest speaker at the November meeting will be Brenda Hill and she will present her amazing Point and Shoot Underwater Photography.

The monthly theme for November is WILDLIFE; so, send me up to six (6) great images. They must be emailed to me as ATTACHMENTS, at 72dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels. I will be in North Carolina during the November meetingI jefforns@comcast.net must have your images by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, so I can put the slide shows together!!!!!

Again, for the November meeting we are asking each member to submit one image that they can discuss, just like we did last month, the whywhen and where the image was taken (these are the important elements of your image) on how it was shot. And the reason for taking the image! Send the image as an attachment to the email, at 72 dpi with the long side at 1200 pixels. These must be in BY MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th

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Our next member Photo Contest will be in January!  It will be a little different as the subject is PEOPLE and must be taken with your Cell Phones!  Contest Rules are attached!

JANUARY Contest Rules v2

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The City of Palm Beach Gardens has a juried Photographic Exhibit for the next two months.

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DECEMBER MEETING

The December meeting, Tuesday, December 10, 6:00, will be our ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

JANUARY MEETING

The January meeting, Tuesday, January 14, 6:00, will feature Mark Smith, Wildlife Photography; this will also feature our first  PHOTO CONTEST for 2020.

FEBRUARY MEETING

The February meeting, Tuesday, February 11, 6:00, will feature Vasi Siedman, Pet Photography

MARCH MEETING

The March meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 6:00, will feature our own Aaron Tindall and he will speak to the skies and aerial Photography

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 UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

November 13 Wednesday                      Sawfish Park, just south of the Indiantown Bridge on A1A, 5:30 pm led by PAUL RAMPOLLA

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HOLIDAY PARTY

We are now planning our annual Holiday Party. It’s early, but we want to put together a team of Members we can count on to help set up and clean up. The meeting room always needs to be left as we found it when we leave. In the past it has always fallen to the Board/spouses to do this which just isn’t fair to us. We work hard all year and think it is only fair that Members help out more. At our BBQ this year, for the first time, everyone helped clean up and it was a breeze! Please volunteer to help out! …..and a BIG thank you for those members that already volunteered!!!! The Club will supply the main course, C. R. CHICKS, and each member is asked to bring a dish to share……appetizers, sides or deserts. Attached is a sign up sheet…Please email me back what you are bringing.

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ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC

The annual Club picnic will be at Jonathon Dickinson State Park on Saturday, February 8 at noon. We all have had a great time at the past picnics. Lots to eat and lots to photograph. As always the club will supply the hot dogs, hamburgers and buns and we ask every member to bring a dish to share, appetizers, sides or desserts. Some members even bring surprises (like alligator sausages). It is early but we are attaching a sign up sheet so you can notify us what you are bringing.

LCC Meetup Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart Next Thursday Sept 19th 2019 6PM

Next Thursday, September 19th, 6:00 pm we will meet for fun, food and great photography at the park at the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart.

 There are great, shaded pavilions for our picnic. Bring any food and drink you want.

 We have the bridge to photograph, along with the old train trestle, marina, intercoastal waterway, birds, iguanas and people!

 

Map links below ⇓

MAP 1 FIELD TRIP TO ROOSEVELT BRIDGE SUNSET

MAP 2 FIELD TRIP TO ROOSEVELT BRIDGE SUNSET

Info and Dates of Upcoming Events

OCTOBER MEETING

The October meeting, Tuesday October 8, 6:00, will feature Paul Rampolla as our speaker.


NOVEMBER MEETING

The November meeting, Tuesday, November 16, 6:00, will feature Teri Roberts and Brenda Hill, on underwater Point and Shoot Photography


DECEMBER MEETING

The December meeting, Tuesday, December 10, 6:00, will be our ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY


JANUARY MEETING

The January meeting, Tuesday, January 14, 6:00, will feature Mark Smith, Wildlife Photography; this will also feature our first  PHOTO CONTEST for 2020.


FEBRUARY MEETING

The February meeting, Tuesday, February 11, 6:00, will feature Vasi Siedman, Pet Photography


 PRINT CLASS

The Print Class for Saturday, November 2 has been cancelled by the vendors.

We are trying to reschedule for January or February and the class will include new cameras and lenses we can try and learn about.


UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS

September 19 Thursday                           Roosevelt Bridge Park, Stuart, Florida at 6:30 pm

November 13 Wednesday                      Sawfish Park, just south of the Indiantown Bridge on A1A, 5:30 pm led by PAUL RAMPOLLA


HOLIDAY PARTY

We know it’s early, but we want to put together a team of Members we can count on to help set up and clean up. The meeting room always needs to be left as we found it when we leave. In the past it has always fallen to the Board/spouses to do this which just isn’t fair to us. We work hard all year and think it is only fair that Members help out more. At our BBQ this year, for the first time, everyone helped clean up and it was a breeze! Please volunteer to help out! …..and a BIG thank you for those members that already volunteered!!!!

September 2019 Club Meeting Info

Our next club meeting is on Tuesday, September 10, 6:00 pm, at the North Palm Beach Library.  SEND YOUR PICTURES!!!!!

Our guest speaker at the September meeting will be Gary Rothstein and he will talk about Wildlife Photography. Last year Gary spoke  and showed images from the Space Program….which was great! Gary will also be the judge for our final contest of the year!

The theme for the CONTEST is WILDLIFE.  All paid up members are invited to participate! Contest Rules September 2019

The monthly theme for September is SPORTS; so, send me up to six (6) great images. They must be emailed to me as ATTACHMENTS, at 72dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels. I must have the images by Sunday, September 8.

Again, for the September meeting we are asking each member to submit one image that they can discuss, just like we did last month, the whywhen and where the image was taken (these are the important elements of your image) on how it was shot. And the reason for taking the image! Send the image as an attachment to the email, at 72 dpi with the long side at 1200 pixels. These must be in by midnight, Sunday, September 8th.

 

Also, for those members that have images on display in the Library we would like to change out some of the images to give it a fresh look. And, for all the new members you are welcome to bring in framed images for display. If you want to sell the images include the price on the rear of the image.

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We need to help the LIBRARY on Friday, October 18 and Saturday October 19, by providing photographers for their 50TH Anniversary Celebration. They are converting the second floor into a miniature golf course (and the Lighthouse Camera Club is sponsoring hole number 13). Friday night s a wine and appetizer party for adults only. Saturday is for the kids and families. WE NEED VOLUNTEER TO PHOTOGRAPH BOTH EVENTS AND WE CAN SET UP A SCHEDULE AS WE DON’T NEED ANYONE TO BE THERE ALL DAY.

Next Club Meeting Tues July 9

Our next MEETING is Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 pm, at the North Palm Beach Library.

For the July meeting we are asking each member to submit one image that they can discuss, just like we did last month, the whywhen and where the image was taken along with all the technical information on how it was shot. And the reason for taking the image! Send the image as an attachment to the email, at 72 dpi with the long side at 1200 pixels. These must be in by midnight, Sunday, July 7th  THIS COULD BE GREAT FUN AND A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

Our next meeting, July 9th will be very special….. our guest will be Laurie Wolf, photographer, who was just featured in the newspaper and on TV with her great image of an owl and a duckling sharing a tree.

The July monthly assignment is FOOD & DRINK….so send me up to 8 of your greatest FOOD & DRINK images take since July, 2018. Send the as attachments to the email at 72 dpi with the long side at 1200 pixels. These must be in by midnight, Sunday, July 7th