Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.”  SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. Anyone is welcome to attend and experience what we are about, although participation in competitions and our many activities requires membership (see the Membership menu item in the Main Menu above). 

We hope you enjoy this site and your time with us all.

The Slideshow to the right features  Ribbon Winning Images for 2020 - 2021



Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days. 

Upcoming Virtual Meetings on Zoom 

IMPORTANT: We are now using a new tool for emails. Please check your spam/junk and promotions folders for SBCC emails and mark the sender as a contact.




May 13th - "Marketing  and Selling Your Photographs" presented John Wiliszowski

Marketing and selling your photography can be exciting, fun, challenging, educational, frustrating and disappointing.  But, knowing that someone has chosen to purchase and show your work in their home or office is absolutely exhilarating. 

“Ways to Market and Sell Your Photographs” details the venues available for a photographer to market and sell their work as well as the risk, obligations, and business techniques of selling your images.  During this session, John Wiliszowski will discuss outlets like direct sale, stock photo sites, personal web sites, souvenir/specialty stores, cooperatives and fine art galleries.  He will  talk about advertising channels such as social media, print and on-line advertising.  John will discuss the cost, profit, commissions, royalties and responsibilities/expectations of participating within each venue and discuss product offerings like digital downloads, framed images, canvases and specialty items.

Selling the images of people, places and things also bring responsibility and risk.  No examination of marketing and selling your photography would be complete without a discussion of your responsibility for model releases and taxes.  And, the risk you’ll face from copyright infringement and how best to protect your interests. 

Photographers interested in marketing and selling their photographs may be interested to know the verifiable, most expensive photograph sold to date was made by contemporary photographer, Andreas Gursky (1955 to present).  Gursky’s work, "Rhein II" (1999) sold on November 8, 2011 for $ 4,338,500.  See below and link: https://www.andreasgursky.com/en




May 20th - Image Makers

SBCC images makers Tom Amsterburg, Ellen Kawadler, and Ken Salome will present their photographic stories.  Visit Tom on Instagram @tpausa54, see Ellen photographs at ellenk.myportfolio, and Ken's photos at kensalomephotography.com



May 27th - "Light Painting" presented Jurgen Lobert

This is an instructional and technical program by night photographer Jürgen Lobert to introduce photographers to light painting and light drawing at night.

Adding artificial light to photos taken at night can be done through a number of techniques. Light painting adds additional light to existing surfaces, but light drawing is one of the few techniques where a photographer can actively create unique and intriguing content, rather than simply photographing existing sceneries.

The following topics are covered:

·       Introduction to light painting equipment & settings
·       Trigonometry for photographers: the exposure triangle
·       Capturing time so you can spend it on painting
·       Adding light

o   Exposure considerations and the square root paradigm

o   Angles: how geometry creates intrigue

o   Buy or do it yourself: the light painter’s toolbox

·       Light Painting: How to convert a flashlight into a paint brush
·       Light Drawing: Unleash your artistic side
·       The three secret techniques for mastering light painting and drawing.
·       Post-processing considerations
·       Resources

Throughout the presentation, Jürgen will demonstrate a number of light painting tools, show how to use them and how they look like in the many visual examples.






June 4th - "Abstract Geometric Architecture" presented Dan Waterman







Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest


Until further notice all workshops will occur using Zoom, the same program we use for meetings. Although a microphone and webcam are recommended, you can participate with just a microphone.  As with our meetings, once you register and pay, you will receive an email 2-3 days before the workshop giving you the information you will need to download the program, sign into the workshop and participate.  If we do not fill the workshop with members by the deadline date for registration, we will have the option to open registration to non-members at an increased fee. Rest assured this will still be first come, first serve and will not exceed the maximum number of participants.


Upcoming Workshops



Two-Parts: Saturdays, May 8 and May 15, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

This workshop will take place on ZOOM.

Registration opens 4/15/2021 at 5 pm

“How present are you? The important thing is not clicking the shutter…it is clicking with the subject.”  -- Alfred Eisenstadt

We will explore ourselves through meditation and experiencing-seeing to “receive” images in the present moment.  This is not a technical workshop.  Bring an open mind and your camera or smartphone.  There will be time to go into your own backyard to practice.  During the second session, we will review our images from the first session and a homework exercise to gain insight into how presence affects our photography and life.

Maximum 9 participants, $15 pp

For more info and to register-/club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=28392802-fc06-45e0-bde7-967d820482a3




Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members

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After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues here.

Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth. 
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.

Tom's EMAIL 
Donna’s EMAIL

SBCC Mentoring Program

The SBCC Mentoring Program is well underway! Huge shout-out to the folks that have signed up thus far! 

With this mentoring program, we hope to help people get questions answered and get the nudge they need to get on the right path to increase their skills.   Here's the link to the mentoring survey. It is lengthy but please do be as thorough as possible. A successful mentoring program is built on the foundation constructed from the details provided by the mentor/mentees.

If you have any questions or concerns about being a mentor or a mentee, please reach out and let us know. 

Thank you,
Silvana Della Camera, President
Jim Borrebach, Vice President


Check out our New "Nikon", "Infrared Photography" and "Night Photography" Forums

Nikon - in this forum, members can post questions about any aspect of Nikon Camera including flashes, settings, technique, post processing, education, and gear.  Infrared Photography - in this forum, any questions pertaining to shooting and processing infrared images with a converted camera or with IR filters.

From the Main Menu, click on Forums or use this LINK You must be logged in to access the forum.  If you want to be emailed whenever there is a posting to the Forum, just click on the Subscribe button.  This is an alternative to those people who might not be on Facebook but have questions about photography.


Need suggestions for places to go out and shoot???

Check out our information on Photo Shoot Locations at /d/b56444bf-9b6e-4ac3-a22d-b3e2f5f766be   or Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then Click on “Photo Shoot Locations”.


SBCC is now in the affiliate program of Skylum! Please use the link below whenever going to their website so discounts can be utilized. 

Skylum Website


Note: If you need elevator access at Dean College for club meetings, please contact Alan at 508-254-3182 and he will make arrangements with Dean staff. Dean does not leave the elevator key in the elevator door, per their own internal policies.  Text or phone call is fine and I would suggest contacting me before 5pm on the day of the meeting.


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