Upcoming LCC Club Member Events

We have a speaker on Wednesday, January 18, at 6:00 pm at NPB Library, so please attend.   The speaker is DAN FRANKIAN, who is a falconer and works with Busch Wildlife, as well as his own business, to train birds of prey.  

He is also an expert photographer with great stories about his adventures.  He will be bringing an owl with him, so bring your cameras.   Here is a link to find information about Dan’s business in Canada and his website, www.Hawekeye.ca.  .  https://www.hawkeye.ca/dan-frankian-biography   

NOTE: To participate in LCC Club events you must have a valid club  membership.

How to Join the Lighthouse Camera Club

          

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Also – we need a few photographers at the Hot Cars and Chili festival  on January 28 at Anchorage Park.  

The event starts around noon, and the Village Recreations Department wants some specific photos from our group for their newsletter.   If you can make it from 12 until around 4:30 (the awards photos will be taken at 3:30), please let Dina know (LitigatorBarbie@comcast.net) and she will provide further instructions on the types of photos they want.

We will attempt to include a slideshow  of the pictures you Car Photographers will take at the show at our February meeting, along with the Doors, Gates, and Windows (the February theme).   (Car windows could be rather interesting as well. )

OUR NEXT MEETING IS JANUARY 10

It’s time to renew your membership to, (or join!) the Lighthouse Camera Club

At the upcoming January 10 meeting, we will have some mini educational discussions and will be collecting your dues.  For all members and new members, the price remains as $30 for individual memberships and $50 for a couple.  Please bring your checks payable to Lighthouse Camera Club to the January 10 meeting at 6:00 pm at the NPB Library.  The dues are important to us, as they pay for our LCC events and speakers.  And we have some good ones coming up!  You will not be able to attend our workshops unless your dues are paid for this year.   The membership application form is here 2023 Membership Application.  You can print and fill it out at home and bring with you to the meeting.  You can also use the “fill in” form and do it on your home computer, SAVE it once filled in as a new document (e.g. “Yourname LCC Application.pdf”), print, and return it at the meeting.     

Theme for January 2023 is Pets

The theme for January is “PETS” and we all look forward to seeing your creations.  Photo PDFs are due to Jeff Ornstein by Sunday, January 8.  We also need your Alter Images (the January Alter Image is attached to this email) and any you would like your colleagues to Critique.  All members can submit up to six (6) images based on the monthly THEME  for the slide show we present at each meeting.   

HERE IS THE ALTER IMAGE WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD

As always, 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).  

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

  • On Wednesday, January 18, Dan Frankian will be here to talk about his birds of prey, show his photographs, and might be bringing an owl for us to photograph, so bring your cameras to this workshop. 

What’s coming up? 

  • Saturday, January 21, FIELD TRIP.   North Palm Beach Hot Cars and Chili Festival at Anchorage Park –NPB wants photographers to give them some photos for their website. 
  • We are looking for a date to schedule a field trip to Busch Wildlife again, possibly in late February. 
  • Our February Club Meeting will be pushed from our regular Tuesday meeting to Wednesday Feb. 15 because the second Tuesday falls on Valentine’s Day and your officers will be stuffing themselves with chocolate!  
  • On Wednesday, February 22, photographer and author Julie Adair King will be speaking about composition and showing us how to use layers to correct photographs, will discuss best tips for capturing moving objects, and correcting your photographs.  She is a great source for answering questions about features on your Nikon and Canon cameras (she has written several guidebooks on those models). See, e.g., DSL Photography for Dummies – an excellent reference book with all tips well explained!   https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Dummies-Julie-Adair/dp/111960964X 
  • Late March on a Saturday – plans in the works for a LCC Picnic at Anchorage Park. 

If you have particular topics you want us to discuss at our club meetings, please reply by return email to Jeff Ornstein and Dina Biblin (LitigatorBarbie@comcast.net).

Dina

Dina Biblin, President

Lighthouse Camera Club

It’s time to renew your membership to, (or join!) the Lighthouse Camera Club. 

It’s time to renew your membership to, (or join!) the Lighthouse Camera Club

At the upcoming January 10 meeting, we will have some mini educational discussions and will be collecting your dues.  It is $30 for individual memberships and $50 for a couple.  Please bring your checks payable to Lighthouse Camera Club to the January 10 meeting at 6:00 pm at the NPB Library

The dues are important to us, as they pay for our LCC events and speakers.  And we have some good ones coming up!  You will not be able to attend our workshops unless your dues are paid for this year.    

The theme for January is “PETS” and we all look forward to seeing your creations.  Photos are due to Jeff Ornstein by Sunday, January 8. 

2023 List of monthly photo themes

On Wednesday, January 18, Dan Frankian from will be here to talk about his birds of prey, show his photographs, and might be bringing an owl for us to photograph, so bring your cameras to this workshop. 

Our February Club Meeting will be pushed from our regular Tuesday meeting to Wednesday Feb. 15 because the second Tuesday falls on Valentine’s Day and your officers will be stuffing themselves with chocolate!  

On Wednesday, February 22, photographer and author Julie Adair King will be speaking about composition and showing us how to use layers to correct photographs, will discuss best tips for capturing moving objects, and correcting your photographs.  She is a great source for answering questions about features on your Nikon and Canon cameras (she has written several guidebooks on those models). See, e.g., https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photography-Dummies-Julie-Adair/dp/111960964X 

More information coming to you soon from your Board of Directors.

Dina

Dina Biblin, President

Lighthouse Camera Club

CLUB MEETING DECEMBER 13 2022

We will need your images for Member’s Choice or Family  by Sunday night, December 11,  but if you have them earlier, 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 to Critique.  All members can submit up to six (6) images based on the monthly THEME  for the slide show we present at each meeting.   

Also, please send us your ALTER IMAGES (pictures you have altered in any way you choose, using the photo attachment to this email (ALTER IMAGE), and any image that you would like us to anonymously CRITIQUE.  As always, 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).  

This is the Image to use for the Alter Image submission. To download this image – right click and click on save image as – save to your desktop and edit it in your software of choice. Once complete send the edited image to Jeff.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING is 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, December 11.  The Alter Image for DECEMBER  is above for your convenience. 

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WHAT IS PLANNED FOR OUR  DECEMBER 13  CLUB MEETING: 

VIDEOS of your Music  Pictures, show Alter Image creations, and also critiques for those who submit them. 

And a light Holiday Party.  We will have sodas, cookies, and light pickup foods.  Feel free to bring your favorite holiday cookies, snacks, and/or your favorite beverage.  The Club will not be purchasing “adult” stuff.  But you can. . .  

Our SPEAKER for the meeting will be BOBBY WUMMER , who specializes in photographs on landscape,  wildlife, especially alligators, and lightning, among other things, and enjoys answering your questions about how he uses lighting, and prepares for the excellent photographs he has captured.  We hope you will be there to hear this interesting speaker.   https://www.facebook.com/BobbyWummerPhotography/

We will talk some more about a Lighthouse Camera Club Photo Contest.  And, one of our members suggested we come up with a Club “Project” in addition to our regular projects, such as the Zoo Poster (a visit to be scheduled).   Think of some ideas for themes for such a project or what to do with it?  At the October meeting, we discussed creating photos that would assist a charitable organization, such as photos of shelter pets to assist encouragement for their adoption.  If time permits, maybe more Photography Trivia?  

As always, your QUESTIONS will be ANSWERED.   We try to provide time to answer questions on your Camera, Lenses, composition and Post Processing at every meeting, so bring your questions and your suggestions for other presentations from our group of experienced photographers and other local experts.   

For those of you who also connect with our FACEBOOK page, Steve DaPonte posted a link to a mini-learning Video about use of Histogram and Exposing To The Right.  Take a look.  He will be talking more about this and showing the Video at the November Club Meeting.   

                We ask you to wear masks at our meeting if you feel more comfortable!

DISCOUNTS ON PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS: 

            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 from the books Jeff and others have brought to the Club, the quality and information can’t be beat! Jeff Ornstein, our Vice President and Energizer Bunny, does book reviews for their new books.  Jeff urges 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.


Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events

North Palm Beach still needs photographers for these holiday events in December:   If you are available to help at any of

these activities, please respond to Jeff and Dina (LitigatorBarbie@comcast.net)

Tree Lighting Ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m..    Veteran’s Park, (near the NPB Library), with performance by the North Palm Youth Symphony.

Santa’s Trolly Rides.  Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.    At Veteran’s Park. 

January 10, 2023 (Tuesday) Club Meeting.  Our theme this month will be PETS and we will be planning for an outing where we can create something for a charitable cause.  We also plan to have a Workshop in January with Linda Brinckerhoff, a professional member who specializes in Still Life and, as you recall from last year, Portrait Photography.   She will share her tips for Still Life and we will have opportunities to work with her settings later that month, date to be scheduled. 

January 21, 2023 (Saturday).  Tentative Date for a field trip to be determined.  Bring your ideas to the December meeting please!

February 14, 2023 (Tuesday) Club meeting.  Might be rescheduled if Valentine’s Day plans conflict for most members.  Theme for February is Doors, Windows, and Gates. 

February 15, 2023 (Wednesday).  Possible alternate date for February meeting. 

March, 2023.  The theme for March is Sunrises and Sunsets.  Plans in the works for a Lighthouse Camera Club Picnic.

See you soon.

Dina Biblin, LCC President

Jeff Ornstein, LCC Vice-President

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.