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



January 23rd - Dean College - "When to Use Lightroom and Photoshop"  presented by Betty Wiley

Lightroom and Photoshop are designed to work seamlessly together. However many folks prefer to just use Lightroom because they are unsure of when (and how) to take images from Lightroom to Photoshop (and back). Betty Wiley has been using Photoshop for over 20 years and Lightroom since it was first released and she will discuss when she uses Lightroom and when she prefers to use Photoshop and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Betty Wiley's Bio:Betty Wiley is a professional freelance photographer and instructor based on Cape Cod. She conducts photography workshops on Cape Cod and elsewhere in New England and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop for the Cape Cod Art Association, Alison Caron Design and for camera clubs and other organizations. She is the author of a popular ebook entitled Capturing the Light: A Photographer’s Guide to Cape Cod. She is a frequent contributor to various magazines including Cape Cod Magazine, Chatham Magazine, South Shore Living, Cape Cod Guide and others. She believes that good light and composition are keys to a successful image and she is often out before sunrise and at sunset to capture the beautiful light that Cape Cod is known for.  You can find Betty's Website Here: www.bettywileyphotography.com


January 24th Friday - February Digital Competition Deadline 11:59 PM - Anything Goes, Black & White and Nature


January 30th - Dean College - "New Member Showcase" organized by Cynde Cusack

This show is a night where we get a glimpse of what our new members enjoy in photography.  New members are considered anyone who joined this year or last year.


February 6th - February Digital Competition  - Anything Goes, Black & White and Nature


February 13th - Dean College - "Cabin Fever"


February  20th - Dean College - "The Art of Bird Photography" present by Peter Christoph

Peter will be talking to our Camera Club about his latest book and adventures called "THE ART OF BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY". Peter Christoph will share with you his epic birding adventures in a presentation that is both entertaining and informative. Filled with lively anecdotes he explains the techniques he uses to capture his intimate portraits of birds in their natural habitat. This presentation covers essential gear, for photographing birds and discusses important settings and features of your camera which are useful for wildlife photography.

Peter will take you beyond simply enhancing your bird photography skills and share with you his own approach to the art of bird photography in terms of lighting, composition, action, environment and background, in order to make outstanding images that tell a story and are sure to connect the viewer to the subject.  Peter’s programs are educational, inspirational, and entertaining as he shares his pictures, his photographic techniques, and favorite locations where he shoots.    http://peterchristoph.com/ 

Bio:   Peter Christoph is a well-known wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning wildlife photographer based in Lancaster, Massachuestts. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Peter has presented at photography groups nationally and locally, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and several camera clubs throughout New England. He is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous birding clubs and dozens of libraries.  Peter is Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (an invitation-only nature group), and is past president of the Camera Club of Central New England.  He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and gold medals recognizing his photographic talent.  Peter is also responsible for publishing three bird photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.




Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest


February 1st - 9am to 12 pm - Whitney Place at Sharon – Marketing and Selling Your Photographs with John Wiliszowski

Marketing and selling your photography can be exciting, fun, challenging, educational and sometimes frustrating and disappointing.  This workshop will detail the venues available for a photographer to market and sell their work as well as the risk, obligations, and business techniques of selling your work and more.

$15 per person, Maximum 15 participants 

Registration opens 1/9 at 5 pm

For more info and to register click here: /Events/View/0733d310-a8c1-4344-b800-2a568ee290f4


February 15th - 9am to 12 pm - Whitney Place at Sharon – Creative Workflow Ideas using Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Topaz Plugins and More

In this workshop you will be learn a creative workflow using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  Some simple uses of layers and masking in Photoshop as well as using Topaz plugins to enhance your creativity will also be covered. This will be a demonstration of Mike's techniques for beginner to intermediate Photoshop or Photoshop Element users. Topaz Studio 2 is available as a standalone application that includes many individual plugins so you don’t need Photoshop to use it. After seeing it in action, you might want to consider adding it to you software options if you don’t have it already.  You do not need to have the Topaz plugins or Topaz Studio 2 to attend. No laptops: this will be demonstration only.

For more info and to register click here:  /Club/Events_view.aspx?EventID=a7829709-c452-424e-9b2d-4bb04b1ae093

Free:  Maximum 16 participants


March 14th - 9am to 12 pm - Whitney Place at Sharon – Pocket Photography with Bruce Garber and David Marshak

Even as photographers we don’t always have our DSLR with us. However, we almost always have our smart phone in our pocket. It has an amazing camera in it. And it’s not only like having a camera in your pocket, it’s like having a studio in your pocket.

Do you use it?
Do you know how to use it?
Would you like to be better with it?

Join us to learn more about taking your smart phone to the next level.

$15 per person, Maximum 15 participants 

Registration opens 2/20 at 5 pm

For more info and to register click here:  /Club/Events_Edit.aspx?Action=Edit&EventId=2351e8cb-4fce-4a60-b179-ae06cad8d297



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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