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



February 27th - Image Study

March 5th - Competition Night at Dean College - Color Open Digital, People and Portraits Digital and Travel Digital


March 12th - "Self Expression Through Imagery" presented by Steven Koppel

During this session, Steve will share his views of imagery as a form of self-expression, emphasizing not only technique but also the overall photographic experience. Steve specializes in creative approaches for expressing movement of water, and these will be explored extensively.

"I believe in the power of self-expression through imagery, independent of an individual’s artistic training or background. This presentation will explore imagery as a form of self-expression, both from the perspective of a passionate photographer and from the view of individuals who are self-proclaimed “non-artists.” I will share examples of my own imagery conveying feelings and experiences during specific moments on the beaches and tidal flats of Cape Cod. I will also present images created by individuals using Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) on mobile devices to convey thoughts and feelings in ways not possible through words alone. Many of these individuals face challenges including mental illness, cancer, and addiction, and I will share the moving stories they tell through digital imagery."

Bio: Steven Koppel is a Brewster resident of over 20 years with extensive experience photographing the flats and beaches of Cape Cod. Professionally, Steve spent 20 years as a senior partner performing business consulting work with Accenture, leaving in 2002 to volunteer with non-profit organizations to help maximize social impact. Steve’s work includes serving on the board of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and roles with several other healthcare organizations including McLean Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Gosnold on Cape Cod.

Steve is represented by FOCUS Gallery in Chatham, recently published a book on the Brewster Flats, and is a frequent speaker on the subject of self-expression through imagery. He is also the founder of the non-profit EDI Institute, focused on the use of digital imagery to promote healing and resilience for those facing challenges including cancer and mental illness. Learn more about EDI and watch Steve’s TEDx talk at www.ediinstitute.org.



March 19th - "Portraits and Lighting Setup"



Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest



March 1st Sunday 10am - 2pm - Providence Photo Walk

We are having our first membership Photo Walk!  Wear your sneakers and bring your cameras, lenses and tripod!

We meet at the Roger Williams Memorial National Park in downtown Providence and plan on going on a National Ranger Guided tour of the park.

Then it's off to different areas of downtown Providence to take as many photos as you like. We'll walk along the river and in the downtown area. There is a lot to take pictures of in Providence!

Date:  Sunday, March 1, 2020 (rain date Sunday March 8th)
Time:  10 AM - 2 PM
Cost: Free
Meeting Location: Roger Williams Memorial National Park in downtown Providence.  Street Parking is Free on Sundays

Register here: /Events/View/33d43fc3-0158-498f-80c4-75a1f00c3b47

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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


April 25th - 9am to 10:30 or 10:30 to 12 noon - Field Trip to John’s Garage in Middleboro


Want to join us as we explore an extensive collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, other collectibles; old cigarette machines, jute boxes, a replica of a soda bar, penny candy assortment, LBJ’s limo,  old Cadillac's including one from "The Godfather", an old Corvette and more. 

Saturday April 25th    9-10:30 am or 10:30 -12 noon   Two sessions of 15 participants each

Sign up required, a $5 donation will be collected at the door (this will be used to buy John a gift certificate for allowing us to see and photograph his collection)

Bring your camera and tripod.  This will be great for macro, selective focus, and wide angle shots. So bring an assortment of lenses. 

Registration will open on April 2nd at 5 pm, first come, first serve.

Use this link to register for the 9-10:30 am session    /Events/View/a0efa240-a7cc-45ee-87c6-17558f9d2c4c

Use this link to register for the 10:30 am-noon session /Events/View/f971bf7d-f946-482f-bb0c-a6c66d726fa2




This year we are going back to Cape Cod!

Join us August 20 or 21-23, 2020 at Nickerson State Park, Brewster, MA.  Besides shooting seascapes, lighthouses, sunrises, and sunsets, we have chosen a weekend when there should be no moon, so hopefully, we will be able to do some Milky Way photography. As always, you can choose to join the group on excursions or do your own thing.

You will need to make your own camping reservations to attend using this link https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/nickerson-state-park/MA/32601/overview

You should look for sites in Loop Area 6 near site 008. 

Although there are many sites available at this time, remember this is a weekend and they will fill up quickly, so don’t procrastinate. 

Also please register on the website, so I know who will be coming and can contact you as more info is available. There is no SBCC fee for this event.

Click here to register after you have confirmed camping reservations /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=55e1de66-a461-4759-b996-a96fbfeca4c9



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 April 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.

For more details on the categories and contact information click HERE.




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. 

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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