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




April 26th - Charlie Widdis - Landscapes

May 3rd - Competition (General, People, BW)

May 10th - Lisa Cuchara - "Creativity is contagious, pass it on"

Creativity is contagious, pass it on! Learn how to be creative in your camera and in your post-processing. Long exposures, multiple exposures, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures), creative focusing (Bokeh, soft focus, focus stacking), camera movement (panning, rotate, overall creativity in camera and in post-processing (plugins, HDR, and textures, etc), neutral density, Bulb setting, white balance, filters, panoramas, perspective, composites, plugins, HDR, double tone mapping, Textures, etc

Lisa Cuchara is very passionate about photography and she enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. Lisa and her husband Tom are known throughout the Greater New England Area for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photo tours, classes, and workshops. They both have created numerous award winning photographic images and enjoy sharing their vision, passion and knowledge with other people. They love to teach, inspire and share. Amherst Media recently asked Lisa and Tom to write a photography book about their HDR and light painted images. This paperback book, called “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” is on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/lisatom-urbex. They are currently working on their second book with Amherst media. Check out Lisa and Tom's photo and editing classes, their photo tours and workshops, and view their photographs at www.LisaAndTomPhotography.com

May 17th - Joe Lefevre - Time-lapse

May 24th - Competition - Image Of The Year

May 31st - Shoot The Masters

Field Trips and Workshops

Workshop Rescheduled to April 22nd - Daytime Long Exposure Photography presented by Jurgen Lobert
Rain date of April 15th.
Time: 5:00-8:30 pm
Place: Piers Park, 140 Marginal Street, East Boston
LIMIT: 10 participants
Fee: $15.00

Link to Registration

***IMPORTANT: Registration opens March 29 at 5 PM. If you register, you must pay on or by March 29th by check or cash to SBCC.  If no payment is received after you register, your name will be removed from the registration list. Also, please remember that your registration fee is non-refundable. See the club rules here

This is an introduction to daytime long exposure (DLE) photography by New England-based fine art photographer Jürgen Lobert. DLE photography records 1-15 minutes of time in a 2- dimensional photograph by using neutral density filters. This creates unique and intriguing images of the world that we usually freeze in momentary exposures. Letting time pass during exposure converts clouds into bands across the sky, smooths waters to a mirror finish and can make people and moving objects disappear. The resulting imagery is otherworldly and strangely beautiful.

The following topics will be covered:
Why, where and when to do DLE Equipment

Cameras, accessories  

ND filters and holders

Exposing for DLE, expose to the right

RGB histogram Tips & Tricks    
Composing and focusing on High ISO preview

Avoiding light leaks

Start Watercolor Washing Your Photos - Hands-on for Beginners presented by Dennis Smith 

Date:  Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time:  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Place: Norfolk Public Library
Limit: 10 participants
Fee:    $15.00

Registration will open on April 19th at 5 pm. Link to Registration

Dennis will take an image that  the student sends to him and run it through PS to get the right depth and density and print it on watercolor paper. In the class he will show how to do an instructional wash with everyone doing the same thing.  Then he will teach each student how to wash their own picture.

ADDITIONAL FEE: $5-10  for student quality brush and watercolor set and watercolor paper that participants will keep

Biography: Dennis is an accomplished photographer who create images of life and nature to fulfill his need to experience, share, and preserve what he finds beautiful. His Dad started teaching him photography when he was eleven. He learned composition and technique on his Rolliflex, developed film, and made prints. After music and corporate careers, four kids, and thousands of snapshots, he returned to photography in 2009. He started painting in 2014. When he visits beautiful places, only rarely is the light perfect, the weather beautiful, and the season peaked. In a painting, he can perfect the scene.

Mindful Photography Workshop presented by Janet Casey

Date: Saturday, May 19
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Place: The Center at Westwoods, 590 Gay Street, Westwood, MA.
Limit: 10 participants
Fee: $15

Registration will open on May 3rd at 5 pm. Link to registration

Combining photography and meditation to "receive" more mindful photographs at a beautiful sanctuary.  Westwoods is a non-profit, holistic and spiritual education center situated on more than 70 acres of preserved farmland, forests and wetlands.

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your camera!  The emphasis is on centering ourselves to really "see" the essence of our subjects, rather than just making snapshots.  This is not a technical workshop, so any camera, including a smartphone, is welcome.  More detailed information will be sent to participants.

Janet has led this workshop twice before for our club, but has added some new things.  Participants come away feeling renewed, with a fresh outlook and passion for their photography.

Annual SBCC Camping Trip

Where: Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine
When: July 27-29, 2018
Ocean views, sunsets, sunrises, hiking, Maine botanical gardens, seaside towns.....

Complete info regarding the campsite can be accessed here:


Please register using this link and scroll to the bottom of the page -  Link to Registration

Please register using this link for those who are camping for 3 nights, Thurs to Sat night - Link to Registration

For non campers (Wimps) - Link to Registration

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

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.)


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Free University Photography Courses

Lynda.com available free through Boston Public Library to all MA residents and those that work in MA.


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