Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

We're in our 50th 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  Ribbon Winning Images for 2019 - 2020



Upcoming Virtual Meetings 


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  One of things your leadership worries about is having enough time/opportunity for social connections at club meetings. Unfortunately, in this time of recommended social distancing, we have decided to be cautious and to temporarily move to virtual meetings. We can’t predict timelines for our return to Dean College, so virtual meetings are only a contingency plan. SBCC leadership has no desire to turn this into a virtual camera club.


April 2 - Digital Competition - Remote Meeting - Black & White and Nature and Night


April 9th - Remote Meeting "Preserving History Through Photography" presented by Steven Perlmutter and Bob Lussier


The concept of “preserving history through photography” is the driving force behind Historic Mills Photography. Steven Perlmutter and Bob Lussier will present many of their images of the mills of Lawrence, along with a discussion of their history, as well as insight into their approach – both artistic and technical – to capturing the beauty that they find both inside and outside these properties. 

The desire to capture the storied history of the old mills of Lawrence, and the city itself, is what brought Steven and Bob together to create this unique photography program.  For over a decade, Bob and Steven have been exploring the classic 19th and early-20th century architecture of the mills in order to document the remnants of a bygone era of manufacturing and opportunity with their cameras. Their fascination with Lawrence’s historically important past, and a desire to preserve it, has inspired them to share their passion for photography and the mills with other like-minded individuals.

Steven Perlmutter Bio: I'm a New England-based photographer with a passion for creating and sharing my images.  I have two main photographic interests - the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of New England, and the mills and factories that can be found near my home in northeastern Massachusetts.  I try to always have my camera with me, and I really enjoy the contemplative nature of being out somewhere where my only company is my camera and tripod. I live just outside Boston with my wife and two boys, and am eternally grateful for their love and support as I continually feed my passion for photography.  The best days are the ones where my sons come with me on a shoot toting one of my old cameras.

Bob Lussier Bio:  My passion for photography is rooted in the industrial landscape of Lowell, Massachusetts, where I was born and raised. Over a 25-year span, during the city’s revitalization, I watched as the old mills I took for granted were transformed from decaying relics of the Industrial Age to modernized spaces for business, academic and residential purposes. I watched it happen without picking up a camera.In the summer of 2009, I learned that Lawrence’s Wood Mill boiler house and smokestacks were to be demolished as part of this city’s revitalization, forever altering the city’s skyline. With the demolition of those smokestacks, I became determined to capture as much of Lawrence’s historic architecture and industrial space as I could before progress erased the past. My photography goes far beyond the city limits of Lawrence. I am also a passionate landscape, urban and fine art photographer, who often views the world in black and white.





Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest



April 25th - 9am to 10:30 or 10:30 to 12 noon - Field Trip to John’s Garage in Middleboro POSTPONED


Want to join us as we explore an extensive collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, other collectibles; old cigarette machines, jute boxes, a replica of a soda bar, penny candy assortment, LBJ’s limo,  old Cadillac's including one from "The Godfather", an old Corvette and more. 

Saturday April 25th    9-10:30 am or 10:30 -12 noon   Two sessions of 15 participants each

Sign up required, a $5 donation will be collected at the door (this will be used to buy John a gift certificate for allowing us to see and photograph his collection)

Bring your camera and tripod.  This will be great for macro, selective focus, and wide angle shots. So bring an assortment of lenses. 

Registration will open on April 2nd at 5 pm, first come, first serve.

Use this link to register for the 9-10:30 am session    /Events/View/a0efa240-a7cc-45ee-87c6-17558f9d2c4c

Use this link to register for the 10:30 am-noon session /Events/View/f971bf7d-f946-482f-bb0c-a6c66d726fa2




This year we are going back to Cape Cod!

Join us August 20 or 21-23, 2020 at Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA.  Besides shooting seascapes, lighthouses, sunrises, and sunsets, we have chosen a weekend when there should be no moon, so hopefully, we will be able to do some Milky Way photography. As always, you can choose to join the group on excursions or do your own thing.

You will need to make your own camping reservations to attend using this link https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/nickerson-state-park/MA/32601/overview

You should look for sites in Loop Area 6 near site 008. 

Although there are many sites available at this time, remember this is a weekend and they will fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate. 

Also please register on the website, so I know who will be coming and can contact you as more info is available. There is no SBCC fee for this event.

Click here to register after you have confirmed camping reservations /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=55e1de66-a461-4759-b996-a96fbfeca4c9



Boston, Gateway and Stony Brook Camera Clubs Tri-Club Competition 2019-2020

All members of the three clubs are invited to participate in this friendly competition. Members may choose to create digital photographic images in any or all of the nine categories. All images must be created within a six-month period beginning on April 1, 2019 and ending on March 31, 2020.

In April, each club will select their best images in each category to compete in the Tri-Club competition event which will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:30-9:00PM at the Gateway CC location in Framingham.

For more details on the categories and contact information click HERE.




Check out our New "Q&A About Photography", "Infrared Photography" and Night Photography Forums

Q&A About Photography - in this forum, members can post questions about any aspect of photography including composition, settings, technique, post processing, printing, online display, promotion, 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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