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



October 24th - 7:30 PM Dean College - "Making Lemonade Out of Lemons " presented by Lynda Appel

Do you have images that you want to make pop more.  Images that you put to one side as they do not really inspire, or simply images that you love but would like to try something a bit different with. During this presentation we will look at the good the bad and the ugly. Yes we will look at some before images! We will then show some simple techniques to create final images that we can enjoy, are creative, or even competition ready.  We will look at an assortment of images from flowers to people to landscapes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but hopefully there will be something for everyone and we will make some lemonade.

Bio – Lynda Appel has been taking snapshots most of her life but finally invested in what she considered a “proper” camera, in 2011. With a life long love of art and a career in information technology she likes to use both her camera and computer to create images of a variety of subjects.  Her interest in night photography required using software to bring out the beauty of the starry landscape. Now she uses a variety of techniques to create her final images.  Lynda Appel's website:  https://lyndaaphotos.myportfolio.com/


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October 25th - 11:59PM - November Competition Closes - Open, Macro Close Up and People & Portraits Digital


October 31st - 7:30 PM Dean College - "Seriously? Your Mobile's Camera?" presented by Rad Drew

More and more photographers today are recognizing the power of the iPhone and other mobile devices and consider them worthy additions to their camera bag. In this presentation, we’ll explore the aspects of mobile phone technology that have elevated this camera to a new status among “serious” photographers. I’ll share new processing apps, suggest shooting and processing techniques, explore RAW shooting and processing, and see how to achieve a narrow depth of field previously only possible with “big” cameras.

Bio: Rad A. Drew is a photographer, teacher, and tour leader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He makes photographs with mirrorless and infrared cameras, and assorted iPhones, and he loves to teach and inspire others to discover hidden creative talents. His creative images have been recognized in galleries and photo competitions around the world. Rad writes for the online photographer’s resources, Luminous Landscape, PhotoPXL.com, and for the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer. He is author two fine art books, and is a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction. He is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™, and he shares his Topaz Studio workflow in regularly scheduled Topaz webinars. He was recognized in the Photography Society of America’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018 in the Editorial Awards category. A seasoned workshop leader and teacher, Rad guides photographers to beautiful locations around the world including Cuba, The Palouse, Cape Cod, Tuscany, Calabria, and Moloka’i. For more information contact Rad directly at RadDrew@gmail.com, or visit his web site, http://www.RadDrewPhotography.com



November 7th - 7:30 PM Dean College - Competition Night - Digital Open, Macro Close Up and People & Portraits


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.





New Club Apparel With a 50th Anniversary Logo!

In the spirit of our 50th club anniversary we have a new logo (just for this season). You can order and pay for 50th Anniversary apparel until end of day Monday September 23rd. On September 24th, the Embroidery Bar will close our online store and begin creating and packaging all of our merchandise. A club representative will pick up all of the merchandise 2 weeks after the store closes (I imagine around 10/7/2019) and bring it to club meetings until it is all claimed.

Thank you to the 50th Anniversary members for putting this together and especially Billi for finding the vendor, Silvana for digitizing the logo, and Mike O'Connor for the design!


Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest

November 9th - 9 to 12 Whitney Place Sharon - Infrared Photography Post-processing with Silvana Della Camera

So, you dipped your toes into the infrared dimension. Now you have a bunch of infrared images. Now what?  Come learn how to process these funky raw infrared images.  You will learn the post processing workflow for pulling amazing images out of infrared raw files.  

9am-12 noon

Whitney Place Sharon

$15 per person,  Maximum 15 participants

Registration opens 10/17 at 5pm 

For more info and to register click here:  /Club/Events_view.aspx?EventID=2cf37b82-1958-4dd8-bbec-8e49083e37e6


November 16th - 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




Once again this year, SBCC has the opportunity to exhibit members' prints at the Norfolk Public Library during November. The hang date will be Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 A.M. to  noon.  The take-down date will be Saturday Nov. 30 9 A.M. to noon. All paid-up members are invited to participate with up to four prints (three if they are larger than 16" x 20"). 

If you would like to participate, please contact dgyves@verizon.net with the following information for each print that you would like to display:
- Print title
- Dimensions of the framed item (height x width) (the size after framing) 
- Please tell me if the longest dimension is horizontal or vertical.
- Price if you wish to offer for sale, or let me know if the work is not for sale
- Two letters of the alphabet from A to J. (This will randomly self-select your location on the wall).
Prints should be matted and framed with a wire or other suitable means of hanging on the back.

Deadline for confirming your participation is Friday, October 25, or when we reach 75 items, whichever occurs first. Once you've decided on your favorite image(s), send a copy to Carrol Dandrade (dandrade.carol@gmail.com) for publicity purposes.  

The artists reception will be Friday, November 8, 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.  

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. 

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