LCC REMINDERS May 27, 2022

REMINDERS May 27, 2022

 We will need your images forWATER by Sunday night, June 12, but if you have them this week, wouldn’t that be nice to send them to Jeff Ornstein now?    We also need your  Alter Images and any you would like your colleagues here to Critique

The Alter Image for JUNE is attached here for your convenience.  Please don’t wait until the last minute to submit your pictures to Jeff. 

If youwould like to copy the Zoo Slide Show to replay at home and to show your friends bring a Thumb Drive to the June 14 meeting.  It was a big hit with our Club and the Poster was very much appreciated by the Palm Beach Zoo. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS May 27, 2022

Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library.  We are always looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!  

            IMAGES FOR THE June 14 CLUB MEETING. 

Our monthly theme for June is WATER  All members can submit up to six (6) images for the slide show we present at each meeting.  We are looking into methods for posting our slide show after each Club Meeting, on our Lighthouse Camera Club Website and our Facebook page. 

          Please send your images to Jeff or Steve (he will forward to Jeff) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING is 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, June 12 

Altering an Image and Critiquing.  We had fun with this segment, so we will be featuring it at our Club Meetings.      Altering an Image:           Attached is an image that you can Alter any way you want (get creative). You can alter color, composition, add items, remove items or any other thing you can think of!  Don’t be intimidated; just TRY with whatever software you have (even Microsoft Paint!) and have a little fun with it.  After Altering just send back to me; you can do more than One!   We want your participation!Critiquing an Image:       Members may send me ONE image, each month, which they would like Critiqued (constructive comments only); these will be shown on the screen and the members will make their comments. These will be anonymous – no personal identification on the photograph.  This is fun and educational!  We suggest strongly that every member planning to attend participate in this opportunity to improve your photography and learn from others’ photos, to reap the benefits.

VIDEOS:  We also will show videos of the current Theme, your alter images and photos for critiques. 

Here is the Image for the alter the image

MARCH 2022 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

  • March 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. — Field Trip to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.  We have room for 25 photographers on a guided tour, so please let RSVP so that we can insure your spot on this trip.  Sorry for the late notice, but the date was just confirmed this morning
  • WE NEED YOUR Member’s Choice  IMAGES BY SUNDAY NIGHT, March 6  and also your Alter Images and any you would like your colleagues here to critique. 
Altering an Image and Critiquing.  We think we all had fun with this segment, so we will be featuring it at our Club Meetings.      

Altering an Image:           Attached is an image that you can Alter any way you want (get creative). You can alter color, composition, add items, remove items or any other thing you can think of!  Don’t be intimidated; just TRY with whatever software you have (even Microsoft Paint!) and have a little fun with it.  After Altering just send back to me; you can do more than One!   We want your participation!

Critiquing an Image:       Members may send me ONE image, each month, which they would like Critiqued (constructive comments only); these will be shown on the screen and the members will make their comments. These will be anonymous – no personal identification on the photograph.  This is fun and educational!  We had a great time with this in December.  We suggest strongly that every member planning to attend participate in this opportunity to improve your photography and learn from others’ photos, to reap the benefits.
  • Fotofusion starts next week at Palm Beach Photographic Center.  There are some events that are free. Scroll to end for more information. 

Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library.  We are always looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!   This will also serve as our Annual meeting for purposes of fulfilling our corporate obligations under Florida law, so we will vote on the new slate of board members and to approve an updated set of By Laws, which were mailed to you earlier this week. 

            IMAGES FOR THE March 8 CLUB MEETING. 

Our monthly theme for March is MEMBER’S CHOICE.  All members can submit up to five or six (5 – 6) images for the slide show we present at each meeting (thank you, Jeff!).  We will be posting our slide show on a regular basis, after each Club Meeting, on our Lighthouse Camera Club Website and our Facebook page.   Please send your images to Jeff Ornstein or Steve daPonte (he will forward to Jeff) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always); DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING is 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, March  6 . 

   PRESENTATION:  We plan to have a presentation at our March 8 meeting by Steve DaPonte, about how he does layering with photo software and other more basic adjustments one can make with more popular software applications.  He will also talk about how to resize your photos for various purposes. 

            VIDEOS:  We also will show videos of the Member’s Choice photos, alter image and critiques, and the video with our Zoo pictures.  This will be a fun presentation, as always!  For those who think ahead – our monthly theme for APRIL will be Faces / Expressions (human or other).

               QUESTIONS ANSWERED:   We will provide some time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at the this meeting, so bring your questions and your suggestions for other presentations from our group of experienced photographers and other local experts.    Please, for your safety, with the increase in Covid we ask you to wear masks at our meeting if you feel more comfortable!

  • SLIDE SHOWS. We enjoy an interesting slide show, if you have one to share.  Should you need assistance in preparing your photographs to create a slide show, we can show you how it is done.

NEXT MONTH’S (April) THEME FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: 

            For those who think ahead – our monthly theme for APRIL will be Faces / Expressions (human or other)


UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS.    Mark your calendars! 

March 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. a visit to Busch Wildlife Center hosted by falconer Dan Frankian on his use of birds of prey, how he trains them to remove unwanted birds and animals from various locations such as airports, and his use of trained animals for photography.  See,  www.Hawkeye.ca.    This will be an opportunity to photograph these beautiful birds (a hawk, an owl, and others) at close distance and no cages.    We realize this is short notice, so please email back if you plan to attend.  We have space for 25 photographers. 

March 23, 2022      Linda Brinckerhoff Workshop on Portraits.  This is a  hands-on workshop focusing on PORTRAITS. We will have stations set up and Models. Bring your Cameras and tripods!   We have a list of those who committed to come at the January meeting; if this change in date for March affects you one way or another, please let Jeff and Dina know. 

APRIL  Photo Theme for the April Club meeting Video:   Faces / Expressions (human or other). 

               The April Meeting of the Club will be on Tuesday, April 12.  Photos will be due on Sunday, April 10.  

April 12, 2022 – Our Club Meeting and presentation by Florida ornithologist Dr. Mark Cook  about the birds we like to photograph at Green Cay and Wakodahatchee. 

April, 2022 (TBD) – Visit to Wakodahatchee to view and photograph new baby birds and other wildlife of interest. 

April 20, 2022 – (tentative) workshop on basic Still Life photography with Sandra Effertz or an alternative to be determined.    

April, 2022 (tbd) – Visit to Wakodahatchee to view and photograph new baby birds and other wildlife of interest. 

May, 2022. (tbd)   At our May meeting, we hope to have Bill LaFlamme talk to us about how to take Sunrise and evening/sunset photos.  Later, we will schedule a morning trip to Bethesda by the Sea church and the Palm Beach Lake Trail for photographs. 

June, 2022 (tbd)   A Sunset trip to the Four Arts Museum/Sculpture Garden for sunset photos followed by dinner together for those who are interested at Duffy’s. 

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.


FOTOfusion 2022

At the Palm Beach Photographic Center, 27th Annual Festival Where Creativity and Technology Fuse à  March 1-5, 2022

5 Days of Virtual Presentations

500 series presentations: Free to everyone
600 series presentations: Free to Members and passport holders
Must pre-register for all events to receive a Zoom link.

For more information:   https://www.fotofusion.org/

Feb 20 2022 Notice of Event Changes

NOTICE 2022-02-20 – Lighthouse Camera Club Still Life Workshop postponed until the fall

We are sorry to inform the Club that we are postponing the Still Life Workshop (Feb. 23) until later in the year.

The Scarola Gallery visit is still on for this coming Saturday Feb. 26th at 10:00 a.m. We have over 12 people reserved to come but we have room for more; just let us know whether to expect you if you haven’t reserved already.

The Scarola Gallery is at the South East corner of US 1 and PGA boulevard on the second floor of the little strip mall. (MAP BELOW)

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!

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