Welcome to the Gateway Camera Club

 

Our goals are to share ideas, knowledge, and insight; to help improve the skills and abilities of our members; and to have some fun while enjoying photography. We recognize photography is changing, growing and with ever-emerging technologies, more exciting than ever!  Gateway was one of the first local camera clubs to embrace digital photography and, as a result, we have some very knowledgeable digital photographers. Many award-winning members of Gateway Camera Club honed their talents and abilities through the mentoring they found at Gateway.

Our club is very active and we meet on most Tuesdays from September to June 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Want to compete, learn and share? Check out our exciting schedule. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Just stop in and introduce yourself. We hope you'll soon find an aspect of Gateway that fits your interests. Please browse our website, learn more about what we do, and enjoy. And remember, enthusiasm is catchy. Come and catch some!  

The slideshow to the right are images from our   January 2023 Competition

Interested in seeing what Gateway Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just send us an Email and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days.


 

 

Upcoming Events




No Meeting - January 31st

 

Competition Deadline - Sunday February 5th at 11:59 PM - Theme is Still Life

 

Education Night - February 7th Zoom Only - Polina Plotnikova - Flower Photography

They say that a photographer is either a picture taker or a picture maker. If so, Polina is firmly in the picture maker’s camp. Flowers and still life are her favorite photography subjects. Still life in particular is perfect for a perfectionist like Polina - no one fidgets or makes faces, no sudden gust of wind or some other quirk of ever-changing weather can spoil your shot. But, by the same token, you cannot count on something interesting that just happens all of a sudden - it is all up to you; the choices are infinite, and the final result is entirely in your own hands. 

Bio - Flowers and still life are her favorite photography subjects. Still life in particular is perfect for a perfectionist like Polina - no one fidgets or makes faces, no sudden gust of wind or some other quirk of ever-changing weather can spoil your shot. But, by the same token, you cannot count on something interesting that just happens all of a sudden - it is all up to you; the choices are infinite, and the final result is entirely in your own hands. 


Competition Night - February 14th Hybrid - Judge Lisa Cuchara - Theme Still Life

 

Image Study - February 21st Zoom Only- Commentator Peggy Nugent

 

Program Night - February 28th Hybrid - Lisa Carney - Smart Phones and Lightroom Mobile

Bio - Lisa is an entertainment retoucher with a photographer's soul. Her work tells stories rendered in pure light. Because, at the end of th day, it's all about the light. Capturing it. Refining it. Harnessing it to create mood. Theme. Stories. You can see more of her work at 

https://www.lisacarneyphotography.com

 

  


Announcements, Groups, SIG Meetings and Field Trips

 

New Lightroom Classic SIG Starting January 9th


Beginning January 9, 2023 on Monday nights from 7-9 PM via Zoom, Joni Rich will be holding a LightRoom Classic (LrC) Special Interest Group (SIG). Meetings will be recorded and notes will be sent out after to follow along.

There are 15 topics planned so far and range from using the interface, exploring each module, learning details of the import process, organizing folders, creating collections, setting up your preferences to make LrC work best for you and more.

This SIG will mostly be a demonstration but members are encouraged to ask questions along the way.  Please email Joni Rich (jonsi41@gmail.com) if you are interested in joining the SIG and she will send you the Zoom links.


      

Framingham Public Library  Show - January 5th to February 1st

Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St, Framingham, MA, from January 5, 2023, to February 1st,  2023.  The show will feature the work of local photographers with varying interests and levels of experience, including artists who have been recognized by numerous organizations for their excellence in the field of photography.  The show includes portraits, nature and landscape photography of subjects both local and from far away as well as some creative submissions.  After viewing the exhibit, please sign the guest book and provide us with your thoughts and feedback. 

There will be an artists reception on January 22, 2023, from 1-3pm.  Photographers will be on hand to discuss their image(s) and answer any questions you may have regarding Gateway.  For directions and the hours of the exhibit, go to www.framinghamlibrary.org

          The Dance by Joni Rich



 

 

 

  

Instagram

GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member's pictures.  These are as follows:

#gatewaycameraclubma

#gcc_ma

We are looking forward to seeing your pictures under our hashtags on Instagram. Please contact anyone on the Social Media Committee (Fred Floru, Beth DeBor, Susan McIntyre or Terry Anderson) if you have any questions.



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