Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club
For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.” SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.
The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. 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 2020 - 2021
Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days.
Upcoming Virtual Meetings on Zoom
Sept 30th - "Ingredients of a Great Bird Photograph" presented by Alan Murphy
Alan’s talk entitled “Ingredients of a Great Bird Photograph” will discuss the following topics:
How to choose the best image to process.
How to compose and crop your images.
How to choose the best wing position.
How to include habitat in your images.
How to choose the best shooting perspective
How to find the best background.
How to work with virtual reality.
How to find an image within an image.
How to choose the right depth-of-field.
How and when to include reflections.
How to add drama, action and interest to your imagery.
Bio: Growing up surrounded by the beautiful countryside’s of both Ireland and England, at a young age, Alan developed a love for birds and nature. He was a quick study of birds and upon immigrating to the United States in the early 1980's, Alan was thrilled to find many new species and their habitats. After studying field guides, he too wanted to capture similar images, and so began his quest to learn photography. Much of Alan's spare time became devoted to chasing the perfect shot. His artistic background cultivated his creative use of perches with uncluttered backgrounds and excellent lighting. Over the years this became Alan's signature: gorgeous perches paired with beautiful birds showcasing their natural environment with simple elegance.
What began as a peaceful and passionate hobby, Alan has refined into a photography business. Besides the numerous photographs he loves to acquire, Alan is equally enthusiastic about leading workshops and teaching other photographers how to capture the perfect image. He is an award-winning photographer with numerous publications, a Nikon Professional Service Member, a Wimberley Professional Service Member, and the author of several e-books and educational videos. He enjoys traveling the country, speaking at festivals and photo clubs. Alan and his wife, Kim, raised their children in the Houston area, travel domestically and abroad, enjoy nature and their rescue dogs.
Ebooks & Videos: https://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/shop
Publication Covers: https://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/press
Alan’s favorite images: https://www.alanmurphyphotography.com/favorites
Oct 7th - Competition Night - Nature and Black&White
Oct 14th - "Venice Carnival" presented by Ugo Cei
Ugo’s presentation will be about the Carnival of Venice, an event that attracts thousands of photographers from all over the world.
Bio: Ugo Cei is a professional travel photographer and an educator based in Italy. He designs and leads photography tours and workshops on location around the world, including Italy, Greece, Scotland, and Oman. He also co-hosts and publishes a weekly podcast about travel photography, The Traveling Image Makers. Ugo is passionate about sharing his vision as openly as possible and keeping in touch with fellow photographers, so you will find him on various social media outlets. You can check out Ugo’s portfolio on his website: https://ugoceiphotography.com/
Oct 21st - "Abstract Photography" presented by Lisa Langell
Excellent Abstract photography doesn’t happen by chance. It is rarely the accidental blurred shot that works as an elite abstract image. It is through careful photography and technique where the best images are created. So--expand your creativity! A whole new world of photography, creativity, and fun opens up when you break the boundaries of traditional imagery and explore photographing abstracts! I will teach you the techniques behind creating the best images.
Abstract photography is all about taking the everyday objects and transforming them into something creative and mostly unrecognizable in comparison to their original form. Through instruction, videos, audience-interaction and inspiration from your instructor and fellow participants, you will learn:
· How to apply basic compositional guidelines while using your creativity and vision to create abstract images
· How to use intentional camera motion (ICM) and motion blur
· Patterning and its application to abstract photography
· How contrast, shadows, color theory, textures, edges, and more can help you design images that are artistic, ethereal, and fun
· How to present your abstract images for impactful, stunning wall art and more!
This session is always full of laughs, freedom, and creativity. It’s a great class for any level of photographer with any camera--even a mobile phone!
Bio: Lisa Langell is a full-time, award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in numerous prestigious publications including the cover of Outdoor Photographer magazine, plus numerous images in Arizona Highways, Ranger Rick, art galleries and more. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association. She is also a proud ambassador for Tamron, FotoPro, and H&Y filters.
Whether it was working as a master floral designer, a licensed psychologist, university faculty, an international consultant in K-12 education, the Chief Business Development Officer of an education technology company, a researcher, a writer, or an artist—she enjoyed meeting each challenge.
Still, her strongest calling was photography--ever since childhood--when bird watching ignited her lifelong love of nature and the camera. In 2010, she turned her passion for photography into a business—and in 2015 she successfully transitioned to photography full-time and left the corporate and consulting world behind.
The journey with photography has definitely been Lisa’s favorite – she loves combining her diverse background and skills into her photographic art and instruction. Bringing joy to others brings joy to her! She thrives on creating innovative learning experiences and pushing photographic boundaries. She equally enjoys enriching, stimulating and expanding fellow photographers’ minds emotionally, creatively and intellectually.
Live Webinars & Education: http://www.langellphotography.com/Webinars-and-tutorials
Workshops & Events: http://www.langellphotography.com/Events-1
Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT WORKSHOPS
Until further notice all workshops will occur using Zoom, the same program we use for meetings. Although a microphone and webcam are recommended, you can participate with just a microphone. As with our meetings, once you register and pay, you will receive an email 2-3 days before the workshop giving you the information you will need to download the program, sign into the workshop and participate. If we do not fill the workshop with members by the deadline date for registration, we will have the option to open registration to non-members at an increased fee. Rest assured this will still be first come, first serve and will not exceed the maximum number of participants.
October 16 and 23* Camera and Photography Basics with Tony Mistretta, Tom Amsterburg and Ken Salome
*Note: This workshop will be held on two consecutive Saturdays
This workshop will help you to learn how to use your digital camera. If you find yourself always using Auto mode and not using the many other creative camera capabilities, this workshop is for you. This workshop is for beginners and experienced photographers wanting a refresh on basics. It will cover the things you need to know to make good pictures with your digital camera. We will survey the group participants prior to the workshop to determine what cameras they primarily use, so we can be ready to help them as needed.
Time: 9 am - Noon
Place: Zoom (link will be sent to all registered members a few days before the workshop)
Cost: $15Maximum attendees: 15
<Registration opens Sept 23 at 5 pm For more info and to register click this link: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=7f574840-1deb-4817-8fc8-bcfcfe828df6
January 8 Attracting and Photographing Bees and Other Pollinators with Ed Symanski
Registration opens Dec 23 at 5 pm For more info and to register click this link: /Events/View/3b7cc6b9-2a28-42db-be36-b105bde2679d
TBD Landscapes, Trees, Mountains, and Waterfalls
Norfolk Public Library Show
After a one-year hiatus due to Covid, SBCC members will again have the opportunity to display their work at the Norfolk Public Library during the month of December. All paid-up members are invited to participate with up to four prints (three if they are 16” x 20” or larger). Our hang date at the library will be Saturday, December 4 beginning at 9:00 A.M. All images must be removed on December 30 or 31, not before. A reception will be planned, date to be determined.
If you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information for each print that you would like to display:
- Print title
- Vertical and horizontal dimensions of the framed item (height x width) (the size after framing please)
- Price if you wish to offer for sale, or let me know if the work is not for sale.
Prints should be matted and framed with a wire or other suitable means of hanging on the back. A standard label attached to each image will indicate the title, maker’s name, and price, or “not for sale”. Dan will prepare the labels.
The information on your photos is due to Dan Gyves by November 27, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
SBCC members can join the SBCC Meetup group for free. We schedule photo walks and field trips via Meetup. This is the LINK
to Meetup. How to schedule a Meetup - click HERE
Rob DeRobertis Restrospective and Chat File
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Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members
Check out more videos HERE
After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues here
Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth.
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.
SBCC Mentoring Program
The SBCC Mentoring Program is well underway! Huge shout-out to the folks that have signed up thus far!
With this mentoring program, we hope to help people get questions answered and get the nudge they need to get on the right path to increase their skills. Here's the link
to the mentoring survey. It is lengthy but please do be as thorough as possible. A successful mentoring program is built on the foundation constructed from the details provided by the mentor/mentees.
If you have any questions or concerns about being a mentor or a mentee, please reach out and let us know.
Silvana Della Camera, President
Jim Borrebach, Vice President
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. Click here > Skylum Website
: 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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