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.



Nov 23rd - December Nature and Print (Black & White and Color) Competition Deadline 11:59 pm 

Nov 23rd -  Camera Club Thanksgiving (Current and Former Members)

Friday, November 23, 2018     1:00 - 3:00 PM
Meeting Spot:  Lodge near the Pond

Borderland State Park - 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356

Daily Parking Fee: $5

Current and Former Stony Brook Camera Club folks are invited to take their cameras for a trot around Borderland State Park (259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton) between 1:00 and 3:00 on the Friday after Thanksgiving for CAMERA CLUB THANKSGIVING.  Enjoy a fire in the Lodge near the pond and try one of Bud Morton's world famous S'mores.  This is a beautiful park with plenty to photograph.

Nov 29th - Talk Photography

Dec 6th - Competition Night - Nature and Prints (Black & White and Color)

Dec 13th Brushing Up on Photoshop Painting Techniques - Ella Carlson

Join award winning photographic artist, Ella Carlson, for an evening of playing with Photoshop painting techniques. Learn all about Photoshop’s brushes, including how to create your own brushes, customize existing brushes, and organize your painting tools so you can find them more easily. Ella will show you how to create hair, create texture brushes, and use Photoshop’s brush tips in unexpected ways for fun and better image results.


Bio: Ella Putney Carlson has a master of fine arts degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and has earned professional photography degrees including Master Photographer, Master Artist, Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and ASP Educational Associate. Her fine art composites and photography have won multiple Kodak Gallery Awards and Fuji Masterpiece Awards as well as the Diamond Photographer of the Year award in international competition each of the past four years. In 2018, she placed first in both the Photographic Open and Artist categories of the Northeast District competitions and had the first-place entries nationally in the artist and non-event album categories of PPA’s International Photographic Competition competitions. She has been teaching photographic imaging at the University of Mass, Lowell since the late 1990’s.  She is the author of FINE ART PHOTOSHOP: Diving into the World of Photographic Art.  In her book, she shows to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images.

Dec 19th - Holiday Banquet


Cabin Fever Pre-Planning Meeting Dec 6th Reminder!

Cabin Fever is scheduled for February 21st. This is a night of hands on photography! Members bring their cameras and tripods to shoot a multitude of indoor setups.  In the past these setups for photographing have included exotic flowers, shells and sand, mirror reflections, glasses with dye or fruits, miniature perfume bottles, filters, glass to photograph thru textures, macro setups, lightboxes, light tents, antiques, water and oil drops, just to mention a few.

We are looking for help from our members. As you can imagine this is a big undertaking. We need individuals to bring in set-ups to photograph. Anything goes! We have collected many items from past events, so if you have an idea and need help or supplies, let us know.

Anyone interested in helping us out or sharing ideas is invited to attend a pre-planning meeting on Dec 6th at 6:30 pm before our regularly scheduled meeting. Help us make this a great night of photography

The Cabin Fever Committee

Ellen Kawadler
Sarah Keates
Faith Martin

Reminder - Holiday Party Slide Show

Don't forget to upload your images for the Holiday Party Slide Show. Mike O'Connor is once again offering his talents to assemble the slide show. We are looking for up to 12 images from 30 members. Deadline to submit is December 5th or when 30 members submit their images, whichever comes first!

Field Trips and Workshops 

SBCC Landscape Photography Workshop with Ray Guillette - December 8th

The event will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Norfolk Public Library

Registration will open this Thursday 11/15 at 5 pm. Cost $15 per member, 20 participants maximum.

Ray will be covering the  following aspects of landscape photography:

1.     Composition: viewpoint, balancing the image, developing a visual story

2.     Light: direction and quality, time of day, weather

3.     Equipment (stuff): depth of field (in camera)

4.     Developing a “Sense of Place”, which encourages the viewer to see what you see

Use this link for more information and to register:  /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=440ed060-77da-494a-8774-0ea436d7b0ba


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

If you are definitely going, please email me ellen64@comcast.net so you will be included on the info list. 

You will be responsible for obtaining your own airfare, rental car, and lodging (suggestions are below). 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.

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

Keep sending me other suggested places to add to our list.


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.
: 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”.




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