Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club
We're in our 48th 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 2017 - 2018 Image Winners
End of Year Banquet at Bethany Church Foxboro
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
April 26th - Charlie Widdis - Landscapes
I picked up my first basic camera for a family vacation to Puerto Rico and after a week of gallivanting throughout the jungles, beaches, and caves of the island, I fell in love with the medium. Many cameras followed that first one and with each I pushed my equipment and myself to the limits as my passion for shooting landscapes grew. My work is a celebration of the amazing natural world that surrounds us. Living in Maine, we are able to access more than our fair share of beautiful scenery up and down the rocky coast. This is where I spend most of my time, focusing on capturing the rugged shoreline with the ever-changing ocean. My images strive to show elements that are not always easy to translate into a still medium like photography. Using filters and techniques I am able to show the motion of water as it ebbs and flows and capture the passing of clouds as wispy streaks. My images are characterized by dramatic light and color and reveal the often-stark beauty and drama of Maine.
May 3rd - Competition (General, People, BW)
May 10th - Lisa Cuchara - "Creativity is contagious, pass it on"
Creativity is contagious, pass it on! Learn how to be creative in your camera and in your post-processing. Long exposures, multiple exposures, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures), creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures, etc), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, plugins, HDR, double tone mapping, Textures, etc
Lisa Cuchara is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. Lisa and her husband Tom are known throughout the Greater New England Area for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes, and workshops. They both have created numerous award winning photographic images and enjoy sharing their vision, passion and knowledge with other people. They love to teach, inspire and share. Amherst Media recently asked Lisa and Tom to write a photography book about their HDR and light painted images. This paperback book, called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex. They are currently working on their second book with Amherst media. Check out Lisa and Tom's photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.LisaAndTomPhotography.com
May 17th - Joe Lefevre - Time-lapse
Joe's images have been published internationally in Nature's Best Photography and Photography Monthly (UK) magazines, nationally in Outdoor Photographer magazine, regionally in the award-winning Adirondack Life and New York State Conservationist magazines, and in numerous other regional publications. He has won many awards in photographic competitions. In 2013 Joe was awared first place in the Wild Lands category of the Defenders of Wildlife photography contest, and in 2012 he received one of four first place prizes in the Share the View international nature photography contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. In 2010 Joe was recognized as a Highly Honored Photographer in the prestigious Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition. Joe has exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, as part of the 2006 and 2002 Everson Biennials. He is a staff instructor at the Adirondack Photography Institute http://www.adkpi.org/, which offers photographic workshops and tours throughout the spectacular Adirondack region of upstate New York, and in other select locations in the northeast. A self-taught photographer, Joe is constantly in search of magical light, which is capable of transforming even mundane landscapes into places of great beauty. The great landscape photographer Ansel Adams once stated, "The landscape is possibly the most difficult subject material to work with; it offers the minimum control of point of view in reference to composition and confronts the photographer with extremes of light and shadow..." The challenges involved in obtaining an outstanding landscape image are indeed great, but so are the rewards when one is finally captured.
May 24th - Competition - Image Of The Year
May 31st - Shoot The Masters
Field Trips and Workshops
Start Watercolor Washing Your Photos - Hands-on for Beginners presented by Dennis Smith
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Place: Norfolk Public Library
Limit: 10 participants
Registration will open on April 19th at 5 pm. Link to Registration
Dennis will take an image that the student sends to him and run it through PS to get the right depth and density and print it on watercolor paper. In the class he will show how to do an instructional wash with everyone doing the same thing. Then he will teach each student how to wash their own picture.
ADDITIONAL FEE: $5-10 for student quality brush and watercolor set and watercolor paper that participants will keep
Biography: Dennis is an accomplished photographer who create images of life and nature to fulfill his need to experience, share, and preserve what he finds beautiful. His Dad started teaching him photography when he was eleven. He learned composition and technique on his Rolliflex, developed film, and made prints. After music and corporate careers, four kids, and thousands of snapshots, he returned to photography in 2009. He started painting in 2014. When he visits beautiful places, only rarely is the light perfect, the weather beautiful, and the season peaked. In a painting, he can perfect the scene.
Mindful Photography Workshop presented by Janet Casey
Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Place: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA.
Limit: 10 participants
Registration will open on May 3rd at 5 pm. Link to registration
Combining photography and meditation to "receive" more mindful photographs at a beautiful sanctuary. Westwoods is a non-profit, holistic and spiritual education center situated on more than 70 acres of preserved farmland, forests and wetlands.
This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your camera! The emphasis is on centering ourselves to really "see" the essence of our subjects, rather than just making snapshots. This is not a technical workshop, so any camera, including a smartphone, is welcome. More detailed information will be sent to participants.
Janet has led this workshop twice before for our club, but has added some new things. Participants come away feeling renewed, with a fresh outlook and passion for their photography.
Annual SBCC Camping Trip
Where: Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine
When: July 27-29, 2018
Ocean views, sunsets, sunrises, hiking, Maine botanical gardens, seaside towns.....
Complete info regarding the campsite can be accessed here:
Please register using this link and scroll to the bottom of the page - Link to Registration
Please register using this link for those who are camping for 3 nights, Thurs to Sat night - Link to Registration
For non campers (Wimps) - Link to Registration
Note: Refer to our SBCC Activities page for rules concerning registration and payment of Workshops
Shoot a Master ... A Photographic Challenge
The challenge is to take an image from any of the masters in photography or paintings and to recreate that image making it your own. Images will be shown as part of our May 31 meeting. Makers will be encouraged to show the image of the master, and then their interpretation of that image. For the evening, we will ask the audience to pick the images they like the best and a small award will be offered to the winners. Clink HERE for complete information!!! (If you plan to submit an image email Rob DeRobertis with a note that you accept the challenge. We will need at least 20 members committed by Feb 1 to make this event a success.)
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Free University Photography Courses
Lynda.com available free through Boston Public Library to all MA residents and those that work in MA.
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