July 2022 Meeting Info

REMINDER!   Our Next meeting is July 12 (Tuesday) at the NPB Library.   

But we haven’t received your monthly themed photos yet!  

We will need your images for STAIRS  by Sunday night, July 10,  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.    If you don’t have any STAIRS pictures and wish to submit some FIREWORKS pictures instead, please do so using the same rules: 

All members can submit up to six (6) images for the slide show we present at each meeting.     Please send your images to Jeff (email above) or Steve DaPonte (he will forward to Jeff) at 72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels (same as always).  

So in summary:  (1) STAIRS or FIREWORKS pictures;  (2) ALTER IMAGE pictures; and (3) Any you wish to have us anonymously CRITIQUE. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING is 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, July 10. 

The Alter Image for JULY is attached here for your convenience

IMAGE FOR ALTER THE IMAGE – Copy and paste to your desktop and edit in your favorite image editor.

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

VIDEOS:  At the July 12 meeting, we also will show videos of the current Theme, your alter images and photos for critiques.   We also will be presenting a slide who of the American West by member Lou Mark.  And, more Photo Trivia!    Don’t forget, this will be the last membership meeting until October.

See you soon.

Dina Biblin, LCC President

Jeff Ornstein, LCC Vice-President

LCC MEETUP THIS COMING SATURDAY MAY 21 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

FIELD TRIP FOR LIGHTHOUSE CAMERA CLUB – THIS COMING SATURDAY MAY 21 at 6:00 a.m.

JUNO BEACH PIER – TAKE PICTURES OF THE SUNRISE with other members of our camera club.   Join us for breakfast afterwards if you wish.

Plan to get there to set up by 5:30 – 5:45 a.m. at the pier for the best light

Sunrise is at 6:33 a.m.

Pier Location – 14775 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, Florida 33408

April 2022 Reminders and Info

REMINDERS April 2, 2022

We need your photos from the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary visit on March 5.  Please send these to Jeff  as soon as possible.  We will also create a video for the April or May Meeting from these photos.

We will also need your images FACES AND EXPRESSIONS/ Human or Other.  IMAGES by Sunday night, April 10 (See INFO on our April 12 meeting below).  and also your Alter Images and any you would like your colleagues here to Critique

The Alter Image for April 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 April meeting.  It was a big hit with our Club and the Poster was very much appreciated by the Palm Beach Zoo. 


ANNOUNCEMENTS April 2, 2022

Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, April 12 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 April 12  CLUB MEETING. 

Our monthly theme for April is FACES AND EXPRESSIONS/ Human or Animal.  All members can submit up to five or six (5 – 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. 

April 12, 2022 – Our Club Meeting and a presentation by Florida ornithologist Dr. Mark Cook  https://www.markiancookphotography.com/gallery about the birds we like to photograph at Green Cay and Wakodahatchee. The theme for photographs to be submitted prior to this meeting is FACES/EXPRESSIONS – Human or Animal.  We also plan to have some of our members discuss  their techniques for photographing wildlife and birds in motion.  For those of your who are experienced photographers, come prepared to talk with your club members about your favorite locations, camera settings, and other tips. 

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, April 10 . 

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 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 April Theme  photos, alter image and critiques, Slide shows for the Busch Wildlife Field Trip and the Class on Lighting for Portraits will be, hopefully, at the May meeting. 

               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.

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ROCKY NOOK is the finest photography book publisher in the world and we are fortunate to have a very long and great relationship with them. As you have seen, by the books I have brought to the Club the quality and information can’t be beat! I also do book reviews for their new books.      At the meeting I will bring their latest, which is TRIVIA for PHOTOGRAPHERS and will play a few rounds. I urge you all to go on their website at rockynook.com to check out the books. ALSO! Our club members get a 35% discount by using the code LCC35.


UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS.    Mark your calendars! 

March 23, 2022, 5:30 pm      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!   This event is limited to those who have already registered. 

April 20, 2022 –  LCC Board Meeting at 6:00 pm at the NPB Library. 

April, 23 (?) 2022 EARLY morning – Visit to Wakodahatchee to view and photograph new baby birds and other wildlife of interest.  We will confirm this date for the group at the April meeting. 

NEXT MONTH’S (May) THEME FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: 

            For those who think ahead – our monthly theme for MAY will be BIRDS.

May 10, 2022. At our May 10 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 24 2022

POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 23 !   Linda Brinckerhoff’s workshop on PORTRAITS was postponed due to concerns about COVID.  The good news is that Linda still plans to bring us this excellent workshop on March 23 instead of this week.  This is a  hands-on Class 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 affects you one way or another, please let Jeff and Dina know. 

THIS COMING SATURDAY, JANUARY 29!

            You want to see CARS?  

You want to take PHOTOS OF CARS?   

Well, here is a great opportunity.  A group of the LCC members will be going to the North Palm Beach HOT CARS AND CHILI COOKOFF on Saturday January 29.  Details here.  Map attached to email. 

            January 29, 2022: 12 pm – 4 pm at Anchorage Park.   HOT CARS & CHILI ‘ ANNUAL CAR SHOW. 

            North Palm Beach Recreation Department holds their annual open car show.  This is a great event that draws lots of classic cars out to the park for the community to enjoy and very convenient for Lighthouse Camera Club members to take some photos for the February theme which is CARS.   This year’s car show will be held from 12 pm – 4 pm at Anchorage Park.  (Follow Anchorage Drive past the NPB Library and around to the north to find the show venue.   Map is attached to this message.)  There is a $5/person charge for unlimited chili samples. We expect to have 20 chili teams participating. The chili tasting begins at noon and lasts until the chili runs out.  There will be a live band (Natty Bos) featuring blues-a-billy rock and soul jams.  There is no admission charge for the public attending this event. 

And a Reminder:   Please put together your best 5 – 6 images from the Palm Beach Zoo Trip and send to Jeff Ornstein as soon as possible so he can work on the Poster for the Zoo and our own video for the LCC Group.  Same rules….72 dpi, with the long side at 1200 pixels. 


Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, February 8; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library.  We are always looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!   And be prepared to send  your photographs of CARS to Jeff Ornstein by Sunday, February 6, as discussed below. 

            DUES ARE DUE:   $$  If you missed the last meeting, and have not paid your dues for Year 2022, please remember that our DUES ARE DUE at the January meeting.   Dues are $30.00 for the year for a Member or $50.00, for a couple/family, to include your spouse, child, or significant other.  We also request that you fill out the attached Member Survey (it can be filled out on line, saved with a new name, and returned to Jeff by email or print and bring to the meeting with your check for dues.

            PRESENTATION:  We plan to have a presentation at our February 8 meeting by Dan Frankian, falconer and photographer, about his work training birds of prey and other animals  for commercials, movies, and to help rid airports of critters.  See his website for more information:   www.hawkeye.ca

               QUESTIONS ANSWERED:   We will provide some time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at the February meeting, so bring your questions.    Please, for your safety, with the increase in Covid we ask you to wear masks at our meeting!

IMAGES FOR THE NEXT CLUB MEETING. 

  • WE NEED YOUR IMAGES.  Our monthly theme for February is CARS.   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, February 6 . 
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.

 

  • 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS.    Mark your calendars! 

Our Group trip to the Palm Beach Zoo was a lot of fun and we had a huge turnout.  We will show some of the pictures that we have from the trip at our January meeting, however it will take Jeff a little bit longer to put together that video. 

February 19th10:00 a.m.      Our Club will visit the David Scarola Gallery in North Palm Beach (Lou Mark chairing this event).  More information forthcoming. 

February 23, 6:00 pm at the NPB Library we will conduct a STILL LIFE class. Again we will have station set up so make sure you have you cameras, close-up lenses and tri-pods.   (Sponsors:  Sandy Effertz and Linda Brinckerhoff).  Go check our their websites…. Awesome. 

March (date TBD) – (tentative)  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…

March 23, 2022      Linda Brinckerhoff Workshop on Portraits.  (see above). 

April 12, 2022 – a 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. 

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.


      PHOTOGRAPHY ART EXHIBIT FREE TO SEE BUT CLOSING FEBRUARY 12: 

At the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.   WE (heart) NY.  Visions & Views of Two Great Photographers, Gary Hershorn & Adam Stoltman.  Museum hours are 10 – 5 Monday through Saturday.  The Exhibition runs through February 12.

LCC Info for Jan – Feb 2022

Our next meeting:   will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library.  We are always looking for New Members, so, bring along a friend or two!  

            DUES ARE DUE:   $$  We need to track who is or is not a paid member for administrative purposes, so please remember that our DUES ARE DUE at the January meeting.   Dues are $30.00 for the year for a Member or $50.00, for a couple/family, to include your spouse, child, or significant other.  We also request that you fill out the Member Survey (it can be filled out on line, saved with a new name, and returned to Jeff by email or print and bring to the meeting with your check for dues. 

               QUESTIONS ANSWERED:   We will provide some time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at the January Meeting!    

Please, for your safety, with the increase in Covid we ask you all to wear masks at our meeting!

Administrative Announcements. 

  • We have a new President.  Dina Biblin has been appointed by the Vice President (Jeff Ornstein) per our By Laws, to fill in for the retiring Sandy Effertz and we believe that Dina will be a great asset for the Club.  We had our first board meeting with Dina at the helm and will report on what we did at our next Club meeting. 
  • WE NEED YOUR IMAGES FOR OUR CLUB MEETINGS!Our monthly theme for January is STREET PHOTOGRAPHY. All members can submit up to five or six (5 – 6) images for the slide show.  We will be posting our slide show on a regular basis, after each Club Meeting, on our Lighthouse Camera Club Website and out 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, January 9.
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.

 

  • 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS.    Mark your calendars! 

January 15, 2022, 9:00 am.  The Club’s annual field trip to the Palm Beach Zoo!  Number of Members is limited but we still have about 5 openings left.  You must sign up by responding to me.   If you are registered to join us, you must be there at 9:00 am SHARP……..once we get in as a group you will not be able to get in for free.  REQUIREMENT:  After the Field Trip each Member will send me 10-12 images for the Poster that we produce for the Zoo and for a slide show that we will also give to the Zoo.

January 26, 6:00 pm at the NPB Library,  Linda Brinckerhoff will conduct a hands on Class on PORTRAITS. We will have stations set up and Models. Bring your Cameras and tripods!   And please let us know if you are coming so we can plan. 

February 23, 6:00 pm at the NPB Library we will conduct a STILL LIFE class. Again we will have station set up so make sure you have you cameras, close-up lenses and tri-pods.


PLANNED FIELD TRIPS

January 29, 2022: 11am – 2 pm at Anchorage Park.   HOT CARS & CHILI ‘ ANNUAL CAR SHOW.  North Palm Beach Recreation Department will hold their annual open car show this year on Saturday January 29, 2022. This is a great event that draws lots of classic cars out to the park for the community to enjoy and for Lighthouse Camera Club members to take some photos for the February theme which is CARS.   This year’s car show will be held from 11am – 2pm at  Anchorage Park. 

February 12 or 19th (TBD) – Visit to David Scarola Gallery in North Palm Beach (Lou Mark chairing this event). 

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

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.

Photo Assignment for November

The photo assignment/theme is NEGATIVE SPACE.

There have been some members that are not sure what Negative Space is?

Below are links that will help to further your understanding of the principle as it pertains to photography.

https://www.photographymad.com/pages/view/understanding-and-using-negative-space-in-photography

https://photographycourse.net/negative-space-in-photography/

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/photography/discover/negative-space-photography.html

https://backlightblog.com/negative-space-photography

September 2021 Meeting Info

Hello LCC members!

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 6:00 pm at the North Palm Beach Library. We had great Guests and Members at the August 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!

Remember…..the Library requires the wearing of Masks.

Our monthly theme for September is MEMBER’S CHOICE, which should not be very difficult for a Club of photographers. 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. Thanks to all of you who already sent images!

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, September 12.

If you have images that you want to share as a slide show….please do! If you need assistance in preparing a slide show we can show you how it’s done!

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                                                                                           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.

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


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 February 2021 is Architecture

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

Facebook Album 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