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




March 23rd - Digital Competition Due by 11:59pm (Nature, Macro)

March 29th- Image Makers - Norfork Library

April 5th - Competition - (Nature, Prints (BW and Color), Macro)

April 12th - The Erbs - Food / Environmental Photography

April 19th - Image Study

April 20th - Digital Competition Due by 11:59pm (General, People, BW) - ELECTIONS

April 26th - Charlie Widdis - Landscapes

Field Trips and Workshops
Workshop April 14th-Daytime Long Exposure Photography presented by Jurgen Lobert
Rain date of April 15th.
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Place: Outdoors on a waterfront TO BE ANNOUNCED
LIMIT: 10 participants
Fee: $15.00
Link to registration:    /Events/View/6573a614-749a-47ca-ad8c-9036ab034ea0

***IMPORTANT: Registration opens March 29 at 5 PM. If you register, you must pay on or by March 29th by check or cash to SBCC.  If no payment is received after you register, your name will be removed from the registration list. Also, please remember that your registration fee is non-refundable. See the club rules here

This is an introduction to daytime long exposure (DLE) photography by New England-based fine art photographer Jürgen Lobert. DLE photography records 1-15 minutes of time in a 2- dimensional photograph by using neutral density filters. This creates unique and intriguing images of the world that we usually freeze in momentary exposures. Letting time pass during exposure converts clouds into bands across the sky, smooths waters to a mirror finish and can make people and moving objects disappear. The resulting imagery is otherworldly and strangely beautiful.

The following topics will be covered:
Why, where and when to do DLE Equipment

Cameras, accessories  

ND filters and holders

Exposing for DLE, expose to the right

RGB histogram Tips & Tricks    
Composing and focusing on High ISO preview

Avoiding light leaks

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.....

Complete info regarding the campsite can be accessed here:


Please register using this link and scroll to the bottom of the page -  Link to Registration

Please register using this link for those who are camping for 3 nights, Thurs to Sat night - Link to Registration

For non campers (Wimps) - Link to Registration

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

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.)


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This American Landscape - 2nd Annual Call for Entry Now Open

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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