Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

We're in our 50th 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  Ribbon Winning Images for 2019 - 2020



Upcoming Events



November 14th - 7:30 PM Dean College - Subjective Landscape Photography presented by Chris Murray

In this presentation, Chris will draw a distinction between two schools of thought in landscape photography today, what he calls objective and subjective landscapes.  He will discuss the defining qualities of each and how they differ in both approach and intent. Chris will also discuss ways that we can access and develop our own personal vision in order to make more subjective, personally expressive images.

Bio: Chris Murray is a fine-art nature photographer, instructor, and writer working primarily in the landscape of his home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. His work has appeared in several magazines including Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Adirondack Life, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist, among others. His landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Danita Delimont Stock Photography. He is also a staff instructor with the Adirondack Photography Institute.  You can find him online at: www.chrismurrayphotography.com.




November 21st - 7:15 PM Dean College - By Path or Paddle - Photographing the Natural Word presented by Peter Baumgarten

The great outdoors offers some amazing photo opportunities. Paddle and hike along with Peter Baumgarten, Olympus Visionary as he discusses the challenges and joys of outdoor photography, including tips and techniques to improve your landscape, macro, and wildlife photography.

Bio - Peter is a professional photographer and educator living on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. He regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His work has been published in a number of magazines in both Canada and the U.S. and has been recognized for excellence on a number of photography websites. Peter is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.   Website – www.creativeislandphoto.com



November 21st Friday at 11:59 PM - December Competition Deadline - Black & White Digital, Critter Open Digital and Nature Digital


November 28th - No Meeting



New Club Apparel With a 50th Anniversary Logo!

We are excited to announce that the online store will open again from 11/4-11/18.For anyone that missed the first time or wants to order something else for holiday gift giving!
We are adding long and short sleeved t-shirts and likely 1 or 2 items in "tall" size. Opening the store between these dates ensures that people can have the products for the December holidays. You will have two weeks to order items here:  https://stonybrookcc.itemorder.com

Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest


November 16th  Saturday - 6am to 10 am - Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - Creative Vision with Chris Murray 

The objective of this workshop is for you to work on making images that are not only unique and creative, but reflect your thoughts, feelings, and personality. Think of images that go beyond showcasing simply the outward appearance of things, images in which your vision shines through. Learn to see beyond the obvious and let your imagination run free. On the technical side emphasis will be placed on nailing down exposure through the use of the histogram and achieving the desired depth of field.

Fee of $30 payable to Chris Murray.  Please give check/cash to Jim Borrebach; do not pay using the club website.

15 maximum participants

**Registration opens 10/17 at 5 pm

You must register on the website. Once your registration is confirmed by email, payment is required. 

For more info and to register click here: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=d7853327-fe44-45c0-aff0-e05678514891


December 7th - 9am to 12 pm - Whitney Place at Sharon - Painting with Photoshop for Beginners with Ellen Kawadler 

Ever wanted to give your images a real painterly look without the use of plugins. Don’t have the patience to work on an image for days. Want the easy way out. Then this workshop is for you!

$15 per person, Maximum 15 participants

Registration opens 11/14 at 5 pm

For more info and to register click here: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=1b9ab717-e88b-4597-b555-6447cc0b6534



NORFOLK LIBRARY EXHIBIT  - November 8th to the 30th

Once again this year, SBCC has the opportunity to exhibit members' prints at the Norfolk Public Library during November. The Exhibit is open during the normal operating hours of the library.  The artists reception will be Friday, November 8, 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. 

Norfolk Public Library
2 Liberty Ln
Norfolk, MA 02056. 

Boston, Gateway and Stony Brook Camera Clubs Tri-Club Competition 2019-2020

All members of the three clubs are invited to participate in this friendly competition. Members may choose to create digital photographic images in any or all of the nine categories. All images must be created within a six-month period beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on March 31, 2020.

In April, each club will select their best images in each category to compete in the Tri-Club competition event which will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:30-9:00PM at the Gateway CC location in Framingham.




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.


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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