Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

We're in our 48th 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  2017 - 2018 Image Winners




 Jan 25th - New Member Showcase

Feb 1st - Competition - (People, Prints (BW and Color), Nature)

Feb 8th - Ron Wilson - "The Art of Landscape Photography"

The Art of Landscape Photography will cover three components essential to good landscape photography:

Subject Matter………………….Is it engaging?
Lighting Conditions………….Are they favorable?
Composition……………………Does it work?

Subject matter provides the building blocks while composition acts as the glue holding it all together and lighting sets the stage for capturing a moment able to convey a sense of being there.
1. How to think visually through use of the elements of color, shape, line, texture and pattern.
2. How to use light in a way that best reveals the subject. 
3. How to frame an image around an effective compositional base


Ron has photographed landscapes all over New England as well as Ireland, Scotland, Icelandand Greece using a large format view camera and processing his own images using the dye bleach process known as Cibachrome for 25 years. That changed in 2008 when he moved out of the darkroom and into digital photography with the purchase of a Canon IDS Mark III. Recently his photography was chosen by the Cape Cod National Seashore for their Perspective Series. This program showcases artists whose work has captured the essence of the this narrow land. His exhibit entitled “The Art of Seeing’ reflects on the words of Henry David Thoreau, ”The question is not what you look at, but what you see”. His Art of Landscape Photography Workshop sponsored by the CCAA is held each year in the spring. His studio and gallery is located in Post Office Square in downtown Plymouth.

Feb 10: 9:00 - 12:00 - VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY workshop - presented by Orin Siliya. At the Norfolk Public Library

Feb 15th - Cabin Fever

Feb 16th -  Digital Competition Images Due 11:59PM (General, B&W, Creative)

Feb 22nd - Image Study


Field Trips and Workshops 


VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY - presented by Orin Siliya 

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. At the Norfolk Public Library

Make your camera do more than stills. Action in sports with children and many other exciting, family, nature and action videos are possible even with your DSLR. 

Topics include:

  • Exploring the different types of video cameras
  • Understanding how to focus
  • Shooting with shallow depth of field
  • Understanding exposure
  • Using ND filters to correct overexposure
  • Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
  • Choosing the right shutter speed and ISO
  • White-balancing a shot
  • Working with a tripod
  • Shooting handheld
  • Using a boom microphone vs lapel mic
  • Setting up a 4-point lighting scene

This workshop is $15.00 for members and limited to 15. Please register ONLINE starting Jan 25th at 5PM - Your payment should be received at our meeting that evening or your name will be removed from those registered. Register HERE

NoteRefer to our SBCC Activities page for rules concerning registration and payment of Workshops


Annual SBCC Camping Trip

Where: Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine
When: July 27-29, 2018
Ocean views, sunsets, sunrises, hiking, Maine botanical gardens, seaside towns.....


Group camp site reservations open Feb 1st. More info will follow after that.

Shoot a Master ... A Photographic Challenge

The challenge is to take an image from any of the masters in photography or paintings and to recreate that image making it your own. Images will be shown as part of our May 31 meeting. Makers will be encouraged to show the image of the master, and then their interpretation of that image. For the evening, we will ask the audience to pick the images they like the best and a small award will be offered to the winners.  Clink HERE for complete information!!! (If you plan to submit an image email Rob DeRobertis with a note that you accept the challenge. We will need at least 20 members committed by Feb 1 to make this event a success.)

The Glennie

This is an Inter-club Nature competition that follows PSA rules (https://psa-photo.org/index.php?nature-nature-definition). Details can be seen here:   http://www.mvcameraclub.org/competitions/interclub/glennie/

Each club is entitled to submit up to 10 images with a max of 2 images from any 1 maker. (A participant can choose to have both images, if selected, from 1 club or split between 2)
Karl Zuzarte is the SBCC representative.

Image selections will be made from images with scores of 27+ from Nature competitions 1 ( Oct 2017 - completed ) and 2 ( Feb 1, 2018 ).  In addition Karl is happy to consider any other selections from individuals. Please email him (KMZphoto@gmail.com) - Deadline to receive these is Feb 5th. Max 3 please.  All in 1 email - Title- Glennie with participant name. Each image should be at least 1024 x 768 preferably in sRGB. Please do not hesitate to contact Karl with any questions.

Judging from Nature Competition #1 , SBCC is expected to do very well!!


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Free University Photography Courses

Lynda.com available free through Boston Public Library to all MA residents and those that work in MA.


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