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 member images of the Milky Way at Gooseberry Beach.



Upcoming Events


September 19th - 7:30 PM - Capturing the Mysteries of The Ancient Ones, Ancestral Puebloans by Mike and Tammy Rice

The presentation will showcase images taken over several years from the four corners area (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico).The pictures of the villages and cities of the Ancestral Puebloans range from the five and six-stories height majestic temples to the castle-like fortifications built into the sides of cliffs, only reachable by rock climbing, ropes, and ladders.Their civilization flourished from 100 to 1300 AD. During this time the population in the four corners region was actually greater than it is today. Very little is known about these people, hence the mystery.

We were initially drawn from curiosity to explore and document these historical sites, but Ansel Adams work inspired us to try and capture in our images the mysteries of this lost civilization. Composition, lighting, lens perspective, camera settings, and post-processing techniques will be shown that we used to transform the scenes. Simply, our thought process from capture to print.

Learn more about Mike and Tammy Rice at their website:  https://www.twistedtreephoto.com/


September 26th - 7:30 PM - Image Study

October 3rd - 7:30 PM - Competition - Prints B&W, Prints Color and Prints Travel

October 10th - 7:30 PM - Infrared Photography present by Silvana Della Camera

Infrared, or “IR” photography, offers photographers the opportunity to explore the world of the unseen. Infrared photography creates unique images capable of portraying things not normally visible to the human eye. Learn how infrared photography can give another dimension to your vision of the world.

October 17th - 7:30 PM - Travel Photography presented by Denise Silva

October 19th  - Stony Brook Camera Club 50th Anniversary Picnic!

Where: Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
108 North Street, Norfolk, MA 02056
When: Saturday 10/19/2019 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Announcements: 11:30am
Bring: Your family, your camera, a picnic lunch and something to sit on (blanket or chairs)

Stony Brook Camera had it's start at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary 50 years ago. We want to go back to our roots and celebrate our wonderful club. We're planning to have an exotic car and a period model for you to photograph. There will be recommended photo stations for you to photograph from, all around the sanctuary. AND, you will be able to order 50th anniversary apparel at that time. Lastly, there will be an opportunity to swap prints with other members (details to follow).

Your 50th Anniversary Committee has been working hard to make this picnic possible and we have already received several donations from club members to defray the costs of the picnic. Our overall goal for the 50th season is to find special ways to celebrate, reflect and recognize the club founders/members (past and present) and club history throughout the 2019-2020 season.


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

October 20th  - Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Tips and Tricks

The Denise Silva workshop for Sunday Oct 20th will be held at Whitney Place Assisted Living in Sharon, MA, to go along with her speaking engagement here at Stony Brook, is up on the GLPA website - workshop page and ready for attendees to register and pay with PayPal.  Attendees whether paying by check ($40) or with PayPal ($42) to cover the PayPal fees have to register online. 

This will be a first come first serve workshop among five clubs meaning each club is not limited in the number of attendees from that club - it is for whoever wants to go and signs up first. The workshop is limited to 35 attendees. The flyer states the workshop must be paid prior to attending and is transferable to another person but not refundable. Of course Denise is free to take attendees at the door should the number of 35 not be reached.

The direct link to the workshop page is http://greaterlynnphoto.org/workshops_details.php?a#DeniseSilva



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.  



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





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