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

May 23rd - "Astro Landscape Photography" - presented by Jurgen Lobert

This is a technical and instructional introduction to astro-landscape photography by New England-based fine art  photographer Jürgen Lobert. Astro-landscapes capture the night sky with an Earth-bound foreground to anchor the view. There are many celestial views that are often impossible to see in urban and suburban environments but modern digital camera technology enables us to capture unique and inspiring images in very dark places.

The following topics are covered:

What is astro-landscape photography and where do the stars come from?
Technical aspects
Required equipment, some differences in camera brands that are important
Camera settings & exposure, white balance
Focusing in complete darkness
Types of astro-landscape photography
Star trails
Star points & Milky Way
Clouds
Moon
Meteors
Zodiacal Light
Aurora
Image Processing
Star trails: stacking photos
Milky Way, Aurora and star points

 

May 30th - "Art and Activism" - presented by Mattie Simas

June 6th - 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!   

DEADLINE IS 6/1/2019

The format of the slide shows should be something that can be played from our club laptop, such as:

  • .exe file
  • .wmv Windows Media Viewer
  • Powerpoint file
  • mpg4 mpeg video

PLEASE NAME THE FILE with your full name and title.


2019 SBCC Glennie Nature Salon Slideshow


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.

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 

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

 

BARREL RACING ON HORSES! - Aug 24, 2019

April 20th is a warm-up show and the rest are pointed competitions!

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056

For Competitions-Warm-ups at 9:30 AM and the show starts @ noon!!

The order of competitions are Little Wranglers and Novice, followed by Open, Senior, Youth and Middle Divisions.  

We offer Jackpot Barrels and Poles @ the end of the show!   

This can last until 4-6 PM depending on the number of riders participating.

COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING -  June 15th, 2019

Saturday: 11:00am start

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056

COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - August 10th, 2019

Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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