Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club

For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.”  SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.

The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. 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


Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days. 


Upcoming Virtual Meetings on Zoom 

IMPORTANT: We are now using a new tool for emails. Please check your spam/junk and promotions folders for SBCC emails and mark the sender as a contact.



September 18th Friday at 11:59 PM - October Competition Deadline - Black&White and Nature


September 24th at 7:30 PM -  Image Study - Emotive Photography


October 1st at 7:30 PM - October Competition  - Digital Black&White and Nature


October 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM - "Luminosity and Contrast" by Alister Benn

Luminosity and Contrast sound rather dull don't they? But what if I was to tell you that they, along with 3 very good friends, control every aspect of how we see the world and engage with it. They are in every single photograph we make, and are responsible for how people perceive our work, appreciate our work and feel emotionally connected with our work.  In this presentation I will show you how to see the world with new eyes, changing how you feel the landscape and ultimately share it with others. I'm going to raise the bar here and say that this presentation will change your life and creativity forever!This presentation is an abbreviated version of my eBook - Luminosity & Contrast available HERE: https://expressive.photography/luminosity-and-contrast/ (Discounts available in store for multi purchases)

Bio: Alister Benn is a landscape photographer, artist and educator, living with his partner Ann Kristin Lindaas on the remote west coast of Scotland.Alister is mainly interested in how landscape photography becomes a metaphor for our personal development and accurately mirrors our strengths, weaknesses and expectations. We pack our baggage with us as we head for the field – he teaches how to reconnect with the joy of creativity without external judgement.

Website: https://expressive.photography

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/expressivephotography





Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest


Until further notice all workshops will occur using Zoom, the same program we use for meetings. Although a microphone and webcam are recommended, you can participate with just a microphone.  As with our meetings, once you register and pay, you will receive an email 2-3 days before the workshop giving you the information you will need to download the program, sign into the workshop and participate.

If we do not fill the workshop with members by the deadline date for registration, we will have the option to open registration to non-members at an increased fee. Rest assured this will still be first come, first serve and will not exceed the maximum number of participants.




Workshop Saturday September 26th at 9:00 AM: Camera and Photography Basics with Tony Mistretta 

This workshop will help you to learn how to use your digital camera, getting you off Auto mode and using the many other creative camera capabilities your DSLR offers.

This workshop is for beginners and advanced beginners. It will cover the basic things you need to know to make good pictures with your digital camera.  A survey of the group participants will occur prior to the workshop to determine what cameras they primarily use, so we can be ready to help them as needed. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Location: Online using Zoom

Cost: Free for members, Non-members $20 (applied towards membership), 15 participants maximum

Registration opens Thursday September 3, 2020 at 5 PM and closes Thursday September 15, 2020 at 5 PM

Members use this link for more information and to register>  /Events/View/ea34c2bf-da03-4a7b-a493-a8751a24ea75

Non-members use this link for more info and to register>  /d/5eabf94b-a6cf-4aca-9e0b-9693b1cddf5e


Upcoming Workshops

November 28th Color, Contrast, Lighting and Composition with Silvana Della Camera


Coming this Spring

Pocket Photography, Making the Most of Your Cell Phone with Bruce Garber and David Marshak

The Art of Your Photography with Ken Salome

Mindful Photography with Janet Casey

Lightroom - The Library and Develop Modules with Ellen Kawadler



The 2020-21 Multi-Club competition categories have been determined.  The eight categories are:

Abstract - Architecture - Life During COVID - Macro/Close-up - Monochrome - Motion - Reflections - Two Things

We are competing this year with three other clubs: Boston, Gateway and Newton.  Your photos must originate in the period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.  Each club will select their best photos in each category to compete in the multi-club competition in April, 2021.  We will compete in Classes A and B with rules and format similar to last year.  Participation is open to all club members.  More information on the Multi-Club Competition Page   





Check out our New "Nikon", "Infrared Photography" and "Night Photography" Forums

Nikon - in this forum, members can post questions about any aspect of Nikon Camera including flashes, settings, technique, post processing, education, 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


Note: If you need elevator access at Dean College for club meetings, please contact Alan at 508-254-3182 and he will make arrangements with Dean staff. Dean does not leave the elevator key in the elevator door, per their own internal policies.  Text or phone call is fine and I would suggest contacting me before 5pm on the day of the meeting.



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