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



 A "Toys for Tots" box will be at the next 3 meetings. Kindly bring new, unopened, unwrapped toys

Dec 21 - Holiday Break

Dec 22 - Digital Competition Images Due by 11:59pm (Architecture, Travel)

Dec 28 - Holiday Break

Jan 4th - Competition - Architecture, Travel

Jan 11th - John Barclay: Discovery & The Creative Process

This program comes from my observation of those whom I photograph with or teach in a workshop. I have witnessed their struggle to discover worthy images. As with all of my programs, it is also autobiographical in that I have the same struggles. These struggles come from what I call F.U.D. or fears, uncertainty and doubts. Once we encounter F.U.D., it becomes difficult to find something to photograph. The intent of this program is to address the F.U.D. and suggest ideas as to how we can overcome it. I will share concepts, ideas, and images designed to build confidence or inspire any level of photographer. At the end of the presentation, I will show 7 personal “discoveries” in an effort to cement the concepts discussed. 

John Barclay (PA) 2017 bio is an award winning freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. A passionate photographer and enthusiastic workshop leader, he is also an inspirational speaker, presenting his programs and leading workshops to audiences around the world. John’s work has been published in a number of books and magazines and is treasured by a number of private collectors. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and was chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his www.healingimages.org program. John is respected for his processing knowledge and well known for his Topaz Software webinars . You can see his work and view his workshop schedule at 

Jan 18th - Image Study

Jan 19th - Digital Competition Images Due by 11:59pm (People, Prints (BW and Color), Nature)

Jan 25th - New Member Showcase

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

Field Trips and Workshops 


Sunday Dec. 17th 9am to Noon  Norfolk Library

This workshop is FREE to all members but limited to 15. Please register ONLINE starting Nov 30th at 5PM - Sign up HERE

We have all seen Mike's fabulous work and he is going to share the tricks and tips he had learned and created to improve images. This workshop will cover the use of layers and other tools in Photoshop Elements with special attention to various tricks, tips and techniques that Mike has developed to enhance photos. This will be a hands-on program so you will need your laptop.

Mike is a life member of our club and a master photographer in a wide range of subjects in landscape and nature as well as creative. He has presented and arranged many shows and presentations at club meetings.

Sunday Jan 14th 10:30am to 1:30 at the Norfolk Library

Why Should I attend the Lightroom Workshop?

  • Learn the difference between Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom-Version 7, Lightroom CC, etc
  • Learn New advanced rendering features in Lightroom 7 (Lightroom Classic CC) that adds impact through an intuitive and easy to use interface. Now, Lightroom may be the only program you need-Mask, preview, adjust and correct images.
  • Learn to use or better use Lightroom. Always nondestructive Lightroom will never touch your original.
  • Learn to edit and create multiple copies/treatments WITHOUT using valuable disc space.
  • Learn advanced image features. Cull faster, organize by SBCC categories and on your own; find images quicker

People can participate without a laptop.  However, John will make the images that he will use during the workshop on available on Dropbox.  If you would like, you can download the images and follow along.  Upon registration a survey will be available to attendees to give feedback for preparing the workshop.

This workshop is $15.00 for members and limited to 15. Please register ONLINE starting Dec 28th at 5PM - Your payment must be received by Jan 4th or your name will be removed from those registered. Check calendar HERE

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

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.)

Norfolk Library Exhibit

We have the opportunity to display our work at the Norfolk Public Library during the month of November, 2017.  All members are invited to participate with up to four prints (three if they are larger than 16" x 20").  Our hang date at the library will be Saturday, November 4 beginning at 1:00 in the afternoon. The take-down day will be Saturday December 2.  A reception will be planned, date to be determined. If you would like to participate, please contact dgyves@verizon.net with the following information for each print that you would like to display:

Holiday Party Slide Show Info

This year we will have a slide AND print show.

At the kick off meeting in September, members brought in prints to display. People really enjoyed the prints and we are continuing the print display with the Holiday Party. (Bring your easel!) We are doing the slide slow a bit differently this year. Instead of members submitting individual slide shows, we are asking members to submit 12 digital images.  Mike O'Connor kindly offered his wonderful talents again and will assemble the images into one 30 minute slide show.

We are looking for 35-40 members to submit their work
.  More information regarding where to submit the digital images will be forthcoming soon.



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