Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

We're in our 49th year, promoting enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, by mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, and by promoting a broad appreciation of our natural environment. 

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets Thursdays at 7:30 PM, except holidays, September to June, in Franklin, MA (see About Us | Contact Us/Directions). Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year (see Calendar above). 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 some of our monthly  2018 - 2019 Image Winners

 Starting on November 8th, we will meet at Dean College. The new location is 6 minutes from the Church of the Redeemer.  The room we will meet in is located in the basement of the Arthur Peirce Technology and Science Center which is located at the corner of Emmons Street and Main Street, Franklin (across the street from Bank of America).  Attached is the map of Dean College. The first image on the map is the overview of the Dean College Campus. The second image illustrates what the building looks like and where it is relative to Bank of America. Please take note of numbers 6 and 12 on the map. Number 6 identifies the building; number 12 identifies the parking lot. You may choose to park in the parking lot or on Emmons Street. Please be aware that the front entrance to the building does not face the street but is accessed via the footpath that goes around the back of the building.

 


Upcoming Events

 

February 21st - Cabin Fever (at the Norfolk Public Library)

This is your chance to take images of a variety of still set-ups. We will have tables where you can manipulate the items to design your own setup and others that will be designed for you.  There will be photo tents with lights, light boxes, flowers and vases, antiques, bottles, seashells, feathers, and so much more. 

Suggested equipment to bring-

  • Tripod
  • Polarizer
  • Camera/cell phone
  • Macro lens
  • Telephoto lens
  • Remote
  • Extension tubes

We will need help setting up and taking down the set-ups. Set up will start at 6 PM.


February 22nd - March Digital Competition Deadline - 11:59PM (People And Portraits Digital, Color Open Digital)

 

February 28th - Travel Photography presented by Lou Jones 

Lou Jones' eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies, international companies and stateside businesses including Federal Express, Nike, Aetna, International Association of Ironworkers, Millennium Partners, KLM and the Barr Foundation. He has completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic, Fortune and Paris Match and covered thirteen summer and winter Olympic Games. Jones has initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, He worked on the project “Death Row” and continues to work on other projects such as “Pregnancy”, “Distressed” and “panAFRICAproject”. Jones has also published multiple books.

 

        

 

Registration for the 2019 NECCC Conference is now open!

The online registration link is:  https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC  Register early to take advantage of the workshops, pre-conference and conference, photo walks, ac dorms etc., many which are limited in space.

NECCC 2019 Registration Info

NECCC has rolled out online registration for the 2019 conference. However, clubs have a mandate that must be followed in order for members to get the discounted conference registration rate of $184.50.

This allows conference attendees to lock in and confirm their registration for the limited-space "options" , while also being able to participate in a group registration discount, that is required to be mailed in jointly prior to June 21. 

Clubs are required to submit paper forms with the payment of $184.50 in one envelope. Please note the following:

  • Members are encouraged to go online and register for all the "optional" aspects of the conference, namely, room type, meal plan, pre-conference workshops, conference workshops, speaker's notes, etc. 
  • Be sure to select "Three day group registration" as the type of registration. 
  • Make full payment for the "optional" portions of the conference via the online form. 
  • Submit a completed paper form to Dan Gyves anytime before April 19   with a check for 184.50 or a credit card number indicated on the form.
  • Registrants can re-indicate on the paper form the optional choices they've already made online, but indicate that these amounts were "paid for online".
  • Optional choices made on the paper and online forms must be the same, Dan Gyves has no ability to make changes.
  • SBCC members may use only the paper form for their entire registration if they wish, but they bear the risk of not getting the choices they want.

So in short, register and pay for all the optional selections online (pre-conference workshops, room, meals, etc) but pay for the registration fee of $184.50 via the paper form.  If you attended the conference in the past, a paper registration form should have landed in your mailbox. If you don't have one, the forms are available at club. See Dan Gyves.

 

Field Trips and Workshops 

   

Nature Photography for Backyard Photographers presented by Deb Boucher and Ted Mertz 

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Norfolk Public Library

Registration opens 2/14/2019 5:00 PM

$15 per person, 15 member maximum

Two of our best nature photographers will sharing their tips and tricks to get those incredible images. Deb Boucher & Ted Mertz will be discussing a variety of topics including equipment, macro photography, camera settings, composition, post processing, nature competitions, backyard blinds and set ups, ethics, and favorite locations near and far. Birds and bugs are the main course, but mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, marine life and amphibians are all on the menu.

Registration/club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=c783bec5-9b84-47f8-a70f-e5601799a3bb

Photography Trip to Charleston, South Carolina - March 23-28th, 2019

If you are definitely going, please EMAIL me  so you will be included on the info list. 

You will be responsible for obtaining your own airfare, rental car, and lodging (suggestions are below). We will have an orientation meeting on the evening of March 23rd to discuss the itinerary. As we have done with other trips, the itinerary will be loosely structured and will allow you to stay with the group or venture out on your own, whichever you decide.

Possible photographic opportunities include…

·         Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
·         Folly Beach and Pier
·         Ravenal Bridge
·         Skeleton Trees on Edisto Island
·         Old Sheldon Church Ruins
·         Historic Downtown Charleston

Keep sending me other suggested places to add to our list.  

More information at:  /Club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=9deea9a6-2329-42b9-a893-e62cbb3b5977

 

Annual SBCC Camping Trip 

August 8-11, 2019

Watkins Glen State Park, NY

You will need to make your own camping reservations to attend.

Information is at this link:   /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=759e16c0-dd05-49ce-8df4-1a282d6a2914

 

Shoot the Poets

Description: In the spirit of our 2017 "Shoot the Master's" project ... the Program Committee has come up with "Shoot the Poets". Our scheduled presentation night for this is Thursday, June 6th - 2019. All slideshows should be submitted by Friday May 24th, 2019. Delivery method to be determined. Please see your VP - Allan Litchfield (amlitchfield@gmail.com) with guideline question.
Number of images:
The maker can have as few or as many images as they would like.
Goal
: Take a song, poem, or piece of literature and capture the image/images that represent the words, ideas and feelings that the writing gives you. 
Topic
: Use good judgement regarding vulgarity or sensitive topics (politics, abuse, etc). If multiple members choose the same writing - so be it. Each photographer will have a unique perspective.
Time
: Assuming we have 80 minutes and 20 participants, four minutes per photographer will be the limit. That may mean select passages, which is ok.
Presentation
 method: Present it as a slideshow. Please convey your name, the author's name, year written, and title source as the first OR last slide. (for example:  Presented by Allan Litchfield, a [poem/song/writing] by Robert Frost, 1916, "The Road Not Taken"). If the writing is a passage selected from a larger work, please indicate that it is an excerpt (for example "An excerpt from The Road Not Taken"). 
Words/Narration: It is required that the words are displayed as a part of the slideshow. In addition, the words may also be optionally narrated via slideshow audio or live narration. If the writing is written/spoken in a foreign language - provide onscreen translations. Words may scroll or be shown in place. This will ensure that the viewers will have a clear understanding of the words.
Music: Background music is optional but if you choose musical lyrics, please do not play the actual song with sung lyrics.
Technical assistance
: If you need help creating a slideshow, please reach out to our Lifetime member, Mike O'Connor. Mike has agreed to provide technical assistance to our members. Thank you, Mike!  

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”.

 

 

 

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