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 Virtual Meetings 


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  One of things your leadership worries about is having enough time/opportunity for social connections at club meetings. Unfortunately, in this time of recommended social distancing, we have decided to be cautious and to temporarily move to virtual meetings. We can’t predict timelines for our return to Dean College, so virtual meetings are only a contingency plan. SBCC leadership has no desire to turn this into a virtual camera club.


May 28th - Image Study Night - Capturing & Reflecting on the Pandemic

Whatever a photographer captures that they feel tells a story about the pandemic and social distancing - and can convey that through the image and through their explanation. It could be a very moving experience!

Image Study Help with Ray Guillette - He will give helpful critiques on your photos, ideas for post production and even getting them ready for your own Photo Wall of Fame!
Deadline to submit is Tuesday, May 26th by 11:59 pm.

See Allan's email on how to upload your pandemic related images or any other images.


June 4th - ONLINE - "Tanzania Wildlife" presented by Christopher Ciccone

Christopher will be sharing photos, experiences, and answering questions about a wildlife photography safari taken with friends to the African country of Tanzania. Eastern Africa is a wildlife lover's dream, with excellent opportunities to see and photograph dozens of mammal species (including the "big five") and hundreds of bird species.

BIO:Christopher has been interested in and involved with photography since the early 80's, working in camera stores and eventually pro photo labs in New York, where as a master printer he worked on everything from weddings and model portfolios, to architecture and concert photos, and in sizes ranging from wallets to 14'x5' murals. After moving to Massachusetts over 20 years ago, he developed a keen interest in natural world, and in particular birds. Naturally, he combined his love of both photography and wildlife with the goal of sharing portraits, interesting behaviors, and moments often too fleeting for the casual observer to catch, so that more people become interested in, and care about preserving, the wildlife and wild places of our planet.  He has traveled through the Americas, to Africa and recently to India, in pursuit of his wildlife photography goals. His work has been published by National Geographic (Kids magazine), Birdwatching magazine, Wildlife Photographer magazine, and a number of books and ID guides.

June 11th - ONLINE - "Quarantine Art Challenge, Creativity Begins at Home"

Submit a photo of your interpretation of Art which you can find online! You can find Art online at museums and other areas online. Submittal Deadline is Friday, June 5th at 11:59 PM!

We will need a copy of the art piece to go with your photo. If you can't upload a copy it tell Joe Norcott.This is photos only no videos.





Field Trips, Workshops and Events of Interest





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





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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