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 all monthly  2017 - 2018 Image Winners




Sept 27th - Charles Needle - "Creative Macro Photography"

Learn how to create unusual and striking close-up images both in the field and in your own backyard and/or home studio.  Award-winning California-based fine art photographer and workshop leader, Charles Needle, will guide you through all the necessary steps to take your macro photography to the next level.  He will cover more advanced topics, such as selective-focus macro, "shooting through" with a telephoto lens, close-up lenses/diopters, macro with Lensbaby lenses, and wide-angle macro.  Charles will also discuss specific methods for shooting water droplets, reflections on iridescent glass, mylar, and everyday household objects.


Charles Needle is an award-winning, California-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation. His popular “Art of Nature” creative macro workshops have attracted students nationwide.  A popular NECCC speaker for several years, Charles has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills (Amherst Media, January 2015), Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush (March 2014), and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques (2011).  To learn more about Charles' work, including his workshop and private lesson offerings, visit www.charlesneedlephoto.com.

Oct 4th -  CompetitionPrints Color and B&W 1 -- plus special print category” - Church of the Redeemer (changed from the Norfolk Library!)



Field Trips and Workshops

Photo Op! Field Trip! - Saturday October 13th

Join us on Saturday October 13 at the Lynch Family Skatepark in Cambridge.  We'll be meeting there between noon and 2pm The “wheel-friendly” park is designed to accommodate skateboarders, BMX riders, and inline skaters and includes access around the skate plaza for spectators who wish to watch the athletes in action. The Lynch Family Skatepark is located near the Zakim Bridge and will be a great place to practice your action photography. Hope to see you there!

·  Education St, Cambridge, MA 02141   There is metered parking nearby.

·  Get Directions

More info: http://www.thecharles.org/projects-and-programs/skate-park/

Images of the park: http://californiaskateparks.com/portfolio/lynch-family-skatepark/

Mindful Photography presented by Janet Casey - Saturday October 20th

The event will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The workshop takes place at the Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA, a beautiful, spiritual education center, located on 70 acres of preserved farmland, forests and wetlands.

“One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” – Minor White

There is more to photography than just recording what is there. It is important to also “feel” your subject by bringing your full awareness to the present moment.  Through meditation and specific photography exercises, Janet encourages participants to “see” the world in a new light.  This is not a technical course.  Any camera, including a smartphone, is acceptable.  

This is Janet’s fourth workshop on Mindful Photography for Stony Brook. 

Registration opens on 9/27/2018 5:00:00 PM  Maximum 12 participants, $25 pp

Link to registration /Events/View/497645a8-5a60-4683-aa7f-482b2f597fa7


Infra-red Photography, Seeing Further presented by Silvana DellaCamera - Saturday October 27th

The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main St, Norfolk, MA 02056

"Infra-red photography allows photographers to re-invent their vision with otherworldly qualities. This workshop will teach you what you need to know about camera settings, subject and composition for infra-red photography, along with the post processing workflow. We will start the workshop with camera techniques and then go out and shoot! We will then process our captures and learn about the ins and outs of IR post processing."


·     Camera with a wide telephoto lens (or an infra-red converted camera of any IR wavelength)
·     720 nm IR filter to fit the lens you are using for the workshop and a tripod (if using a regular camera and not a converted one).

·     Bring your laptop. Please be sure to install the native processing software for your camera. This is necessary for setting proper white balance before editing in PS/LR. If you're not sure which, software you need, please contact me and I can help you determine which it is.

·     Card reader for downloading the images off your camera for post processing.

Silvana has been slinging a camera since the age of 14. The fascination with photography has been a lifelong passion - more like a permanent itch.

Registration opens on 10/4/2018 5:00:00 PM, Maximum 15 participants, $15 pp

Link to Registration /Club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=2d1b1477-1ae5-4f58-8771-e524c8c6ba58

Photo  Op! Field Trip! 

Mount Auburn Cemetery November 10th

More info is available at this link


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

This event will be held March 23- 28th  2019 For more info on flights, car rentals, and hotel look here:   /Events/View/9deea9a6-2329-42b9-a893-e62cbb3b5977

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

You will be responsible for obtaining your own airfare, rental car, and lodging. 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.


Photo Op! Field Trip! 

Mount Auburn Cemetery November 10th

More info is available at this link:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=7138b5ba-c117-4e1a-94ee-8c722742fce6

NoteRefer to our SBCC Activities page for rules concerning registration and payment of Workshops


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