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


Save the date: October 19th Stony Brook Camera Club 50th Anniversary Picnic!

Where: Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
When: Saturday 10/19/2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Announcements: 11:30am
Bring: Your family, your camera, a picnic lunch and something to sit on (blanket or chairs)

Stony Brook Camera had it's start at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary 50 years ago. We want to go back to our roots and celebrate our wonderful club. We're planning to have an exotic car and a period model for you to photograph. There will be recommended photo stations for you to photograph from, all around the sanctuary. AND, you will be able to order 50th anniversary apparel at that time. Lastly, there will be an opportunity to swap prints with other members (details to follow).

Your 50th Anniversary Committee has been working hard to make this picnic possible and we have already received several donations from club members to defray the costs of the picnic. Our overall goal for the 50th season is to find special ways to celebrate, reflect and recognize the club founders/members (past and present) and club history throughout the 2019-2020 season.


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


Shooting the Milky Way Workshop August 23, 2019 - With Lynda Appel

Gooseberry Island at Horseneck beach causeway parking lot in Westport. West Shore Rd., Westport, MA 02790. Carpooling is recommended.
Friday Aug 23rd (Reschedule dates for weather related issues-Sat and Sunday 24/25th) You will receive an email if this needs to be rescheduled.

7:15 pm Sunset (get there at least 30 minutes before)

8:00 pm for milky way set up and instruction

FREE for members but you must register

To get more info and to register go to this link:



Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Run and Gun Ranch

123 Seekonk St, Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056


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.



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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