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


April 25th - "Thinking in Spaces" - presented by Riley and Parker Halliday

Thinking in Spaces, presented by Riley and Parker Halliday explores how through props, styling, and set design, a photograph can transport a viewer into a whole different world.


Parker and Riley Halliday are Boston based twin sisters.Their interest in photography and cinematography started with a flip video - a Christmas present on which many middle school horror movies and skits were filmed.  Aside from photography and videography, fashion still plays a major role in their daily lives. Parkers runs a YouTube channel while Riley runs a fashion and photography blog. Both love shooting photos and videos that capture an editorial feel. Most of their work is shot in their makeshift studio which they built in their family’s garage. In their free time, Riley and Parker run their own clothing line, Unamused Apparel.  They are inspired by the works of Tyler Shields, Kendy Ty, Parker Day, and Tim Burton. Parker and Riley enjoy exploring elements from different time periods and are constantly inspired by the world around them. With a love for thrifting and antique shopping, they love turning the old into new.


May 2nd - "From Many to One" - presented by A. Cemal Ekin

How and why to combine multiple images into a single photograph

There are various reasons for shooting multiple images and end up with one that benefits from all of them. There are the most obvious ones, like panoramic stitching and HDR blending. When done right, these can produce striking results. In this program, Cemal will briefly touch upon these but the main focus will be to create a single photograph that combines multiple exposures into one, either in camera or in post production. His aim is not to produce "painterly" photographs, a term he strongly opposes. The end result should retain its photographic qualities but express additional sensibilities like motion, different vantage points, and the feelings that go with them.

The main tools mentioned will be a camera, a flash unit with stroboscopic flash capabilities, and Photoshop.

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 


Intermediate Photoshop Workshop with Ella Carlson - May 10th

May 10th 10-4 pm

Norfolk Public Library

14 participants max.

Registration opens on April 4th at our meeting. Click here for more info. /Events/View/8a2aded2-a918-4f6d-8292-a1a61bab7246

Ella’s Back!!

If you remember, Ella Carlson did a fabulous presentation to SBCC on Dec 13th on Brushing Up on Photoshop Painting Techniques. She is now going to do a full-day INTERMEDIATE PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP for us.  You should be very familiar with layers, selections and masking to take this.** This will be a hands-on presentation so you will need your laptops with Photoshop CC installed. 

**if you consider yourself a BEGINNER, she has a course for you on May 2nd. Click this link for more info:  http://www.ppane.com/event-2985220

Creative Lighting Workshop With Rick Friedman

The event will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Come join us for a day of creating with Speedlights and photographing models!

Join award-winning photographer, Rick Friedman, for an intensive full-day, creative speedlight workshop! Whether you are a professional or amateur, you will greatly expand
your knowledge of lighting when you learn how to utilize speedlights creativity. You won’t want to miss this workshop!

 How to create interesting portraiture lighting with speedlight on-camera
 How to create a multiple speedlights set ups
 How to control your speedlights using different modifiers, grip equipment, and radios
 How to create hard & soft light using softboxes, striplights, reflectors, and grids
 The use of color gels and projected backgrounds. 

 How to use your in camera light meter and using flash meters.
 Using your speedlights outside, weather permitting

 The effects of lenses and depth of field in portraiture
 Mixing ambient light and speedlights

Please bring your own camera and lenses. Rick will instruction all brands of cameras. Attendees must already possess an understanding of ISO, shutter speed, aperture and basic
camera functions. All lighting equipment, radios, speedlights, and grip equipment will be provided. Bringing your own speedlight is encouraged.
You can plan on leaving this workshop feeling empowered to create great images, no matter what lighting situation you come up against! Sign up today!

Payment will be via Paypal directly on Rick's website. http://www.rickfriedman.com/wkshops

Scroll down to May 18th to find the payment link. Maximum of 20 people for workshop.

Location of event: Whitney Place, 675 S Main St, Sharon, MA 02067

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! - April 20, May 11 and 19, 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.


Saturday: 11:00am start

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056


Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056


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.
: 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. 
: 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.
: Assuming we have 80 minutes and 20 participants, four minutes per photographer will be the limit. That may mean select passages, which is ok.
 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!  

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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