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 11 2018 Club Meeting Info

THE DECEMBER MEETING IS THE ANNUAL PARTY, ELECTION OF OFFICERS, SELECTION OF NEXT YEARS MONTHLY ASSIGNMENTS AND DUES ARE DUE. DUES ARE NOW $30.00 PER MEMBER ANNUALLY OR $50.00 PER MEMBER AND OTHER (SPOUSE, KID OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER)

THE DECEMBER MEETING WILL ALSO BE THE CLUB’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY. AS ALWAYS, THE CLUB WILL SUPPLY THE MAIN ENTRÉE (CHICKEN FROM C.R. CHICKS!) AND ALL MEMBERS MUST BRING A SIDE, APPETIZER OR DESSERT! MORE INFO TO COME! WE ARE KEEPING A ‘SIGN-UP’ LIST OF WHAT ALL MEMBER’S ARE BRINGING SO LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN DISTRIBUTE THE LIST! ATTACHED IS THE SIGN-UP LIST TO DATE

AND, AS ALWAYS, WILL HAVE THE GIFT EXCHANGE OF A PRINT. YOU MUST BRING A GIFT TO RECEIVE A GIFT! THE GIFT IS ONE OF YOUR IMAGES, PRINTED AND MATTED (NO FRAMES) AND GIFT WRAPPED.

PLEASE EMAIL ME jefforns@comcast.net  AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHAT SIDE, APPETIZER OR DESSERT YOU ARE BRINGING.

November Learning Opportunity

Hello LCC members,

The next session is this week Wed Nov 28 Time 6PM at the North Palm Beach Library.

This session will be about post-processing photos with ON1 PhotoRaw 2019 and for those that are still running ON1 Photo Raw 2018 we can discuss that as well.

If you have a laptop running either version of ON1 bring it as well as your camera.

Also, at every session we have open forum time to address general photography questions.

 Lighthouse Camera Club Members get a discount on Photo Raw 2019 use Code LIGHTHOUSE at cart checkout

Class Fee


Lighthouse Camera Club Members:  No Charge

Non-Members: $30.00 (Includes 2019 club membership) Please RSVP seats are limited.

Feel free to contact me with any questions  lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com

Steve daPonte

 

January Photo Contest

AT OUR JANUARY MEETING OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL ALSO BE THE JUDGE FOR THE ‘BLACK & WHITE’ PHOTO CONTEST (SEE BELOW). BRUCE BAIN IS A FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER AND A GOOD FRIEND TO THE CLUB AND WILL SPEAK ON HIS NEW VENTURE ‘INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY’.

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PLEASE NOTE: Photo Contest is only open to Paid Members of the Lighthouse Camera Club

WE HAVE THREE (3) ‘IN CLUB’ PHOTO CONTEST FOR 2019, THE FIRST, IN JANUARY, WILL BE ‘BLACK & WHITE’; FOLLOWED BY ‘MEMBER’S CHOICE’ IN MAY; AND THEN ‘NATURE’ IN SEPTEMBER.

THESE CONTESTS WILL HAVE OUTSIDE GUEST JURISTS. FOR THE JANUARY CONTEST IT WILL BE BRUCE BAIN!

THIS IS A PRINT CONTEST: ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PRINTS MOUNTED AND 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” WHICH MEANS THE IMAGE CAN BE SMALL OR LARGE AS LONG AS IT’S MATTED!

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 GUEST SPEAKERS!

2 HONORABLE MENTIONS           $25.00 GIFT CARDS

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP EMAIL jefforns@comcast.net

November 13 2018 Club Meeting Info

THE NEXT CLUB MEETING WILL BE ON TOMORROW NIGHT

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6:00 PM AT THE NORTH PALM BEACH LIBRARY.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE  BARRY SEIDMAN, WHO WILL SHOW US HIS AMAZING FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY

THIS MONTH’S ASSIGNMENT WAS ‘MOTION’

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

IMPORTANT!

THE FRAMED IMAGES WE HAVE AT THE LIBRARY NEED TO BE ROTATED OUT AND MORE IMAGES NEED TO BE ADDED TO GIVE US THAT GREAT LOOK! PLEASE BRING ONE OR TWO NEW FRAMED IMAGES (WITH WIRE), TO THE MEETING, FOR DISPLAY AND SALE! ALL NEW MEMBERS CAN ALSO BRING IN FRAMED IMAGES!

 

This Mornings Tour of Shiny Prints

Hello LCC members,

This morning about 20 members attended a tour of Shiny Prints by the owner Matt Dee.

The tour started in the lobby and Matt presented the various options and explained the different styles of metal surfaces and presentation options.

We then took a tour of the facility and Matt did a demo print and answered questions about the dye sub printing process they use.

Thank you Matt for the excellent demo!

Shiny prints has given our club a discount code please contact me at lighthousecameraclub@gmail.com for the code.

Steve

November 13 2018 Club Meeting Info

THE NEXT CLUB MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 6:00 PM AT THE NORTH PALM BEACH LIBRARY.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE  BARRY SEIDMAN, WHO WILL SHOW US HIS AMAZING FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY   THIS MONTH’S ASSIGNMENT IS ‘MOTION’, 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!

ALL IMAGES MUST BE SENT TO ME BY SUNDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 11!

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

AS ALWAYS, WE WILL HAVE AN ‘ALTER OR PROCESS THE IMAGE’ ASSIGNMENT. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!!!  HOWEVER, THIS TIME IT IS A SIMPLE LANDSCAPE IMAGE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA (EXCEPT IT IS A JPEG FILE) THAT WE WANT YOU TO PROCESS AS YOU SEE FIT. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ‘ALTERED; OR ADDED TO. THE NEW IMAGE IS ATTACHED AND THE SUBMITTAL IS THE SAME AS THE MONTHLY ASSIGNMENT!

IMPORTANT!

THE FRAMED IMAGES WE HAVE AT THE LIBRARY NEED TO BE ROTATED OUT AND MORE IMAGES NEED TO BE ADDED TO GIVE US THAT GREAT LOOK! PLEASE BRING ONE OR TWO NEW FRAMED IMAGES (WITH WIRE), TO THE MEETING, FOR DISPLAY AND SALE! ALL NEW MEMBERS CAN ALSO BRING IN FRAMED IMAGES!

NOTE:  PICK-UP FOR YOUR IMAGES AT THE JUPITER COMMUNITY CENTER IS NOW MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, BETWEEN 9:00 – 12:00