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! Our Membership Information Page
provides details on our club along with a link to our membership application.
The slideshow to the right are images from our January 2022 Competition
Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice
Program Night - January 25th - "Artistic Floral Photography" presented by Jackie Kramer
Jackie uses her camera to create floral images that bring her subjects to life in artistic and colorful ways. She will share a plethora of techniques that she uses which include selective focus, lightpainting, multiple exposures, abstracts, intentional camera movement, and studio set ups. Jackie will also demonstrate how she applies these techniques to other genre, such as wildlife and portraits.
Bio: Jackie has been photographing the natural world, with an emphasis on birds and flowers, since high school. She is known for her artistic flair and use of color in her floral images. Jackie is a KelbyOne instructor and a Lensbaby Ambassador. She has received numerous international awards for her photography and her work has appeared in various magazines and online publications. Jackie runs classes online and also conducts in person workshops. Her overarching goal is to use the medium of photography to enrich others and build relationships through her Facebook group, Phlorography – Artistic Floral Photography.
Competition Deadline - January 30th at 11:59 PM
Program Night - February 1st - "Wildlife Photography" presented by Kevin Dooley
My approach towards wildlife photography comes from years and years of photographing weddings and portraits. I learned to gain both a quick reaction time and the ability to always be searching for unique and emotionally connective expressions. Remaining alert and reactive to the expressions that will draw the viewer’s attention and provide an emotional response is my approach to creating successful wildlife images. My training in wildlife behavior and biology along with my certifications as a wildlife guide have taught me to know and anticipate wildlife behavior, this increasing my chances to get unique and interesting images. My love and passion for wildlife makes the long hours and extreme patience a very enjoyable part of the overall wildlife photography experience and journey. The ability to connect with nature, to become one with the environment, and to dig in and become wild and free expands my ability to relate and understand the feelings that I try so hard to share in my images.
Bio: Kevin has been a successful wedding and portrait photographer with his own photography business for over 39 years. Kevin is also recognized worldwide for his wildlife photography and was selected to represent the USA Team in 2017 and in 2019 in the Photographic World Cup. His passion for capturing intense moments in animal behavior has earned him many awards including the Top 8 International Photographers of Africa Geographic and finalist for Nature’s Best and Nature’s Best Africa. He has recently accepted invitations to teach workshops for the Professional Photographers of America, Hunts Photo and Video, and B&H Photo and Video and earned his PPA Masters of Photography Degree in 2020. Kevin is the author of the book Wild Faces in Wild places, and has published many wildlife calendars and Art Prints. Many of Kevin’s Images have been published in some of the most coveted wildlife publications, including National Geographic’s Your Shot and news publications worldwide. Kevin was selected for the 2020’s top weekly photojournalistic award.
Kevin's work has been published in many books and news articles including Remembering Cheetahs, and Photo Tales of Africa. His Book Wild Faces in Wild Places, inspirations and stories of a wildlife photographer is currently available on Amazon.
Competition - February 8th - Judge Christine Cook
Image Study - February 15th - Commentator TBA
Program Night - February 22nd - "The Psychology of Color in Fine Art Photography" presented by Monica Royal
Why are some people drawn to black and white photography while others expressly love color imagery? Why do some photographers have a full portfolio of pastels while others have a collection of rich vibrant color images?
There are many reasons why we are drawn to color or lack of color in photography. Color is one of the first tools in an artists’ arsenal of good visual design. Colors are powerful psychological triggers that influence the viewer’s experience; they may suggest a perception of how & what they are seeing and evoke certain specific emotions.
In this program you’ll learn about the psychology of color and how we can use it with authority in the creation of our artwork.
BIO: Monica Royal’s obsession with macro started, like many others, with water on flowers and quickly grew to advanced abstract image design. She especially enjoys photographing ordinary objects and making them completely unrecognizable. “It makes for some really fun conversations!”
Her macro imagery is widely recognized as unique and innovative. She’s won Illustrative Photographer of the Year with Professional Photographers of San Diego for 5 consecutive years. Her artwork has been published in magazines and was most recently on the cover of Tamron’s National Magazine. Monica’s articles and podcasts have been shared on numerous webpages. She has taught in several states and continues to produce new artwork that leaves people asking, “what IS that?”
As a social and entertaining artist, as well as an expert in visual design, she has become a sought after speaker & private teacher. Monica travels the country speaking and teaching with the sponsorship of Tamron USA and Miller’s Professional Imaging behind her.
Monica speaks and teaches internationally, and her fine art photography hangs in permanent installations in commercial establishments and in private collections across North America.
Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips
Field Trip - May 23rd - Jamaica State Park in Vermont
We're Going To Jamaica!
Jamaica, VT, that is. We'll be camping for three nights starting Monday, May 23, 2022 in Jamaica State Park. We'll be hiking to area waterfalls. Maybe we'll come across covered bridges. We will be on the edge of the Green Mountain Nat'l Forest so I'm sure there's many sights to see. We'll check paddling conditions on the West River. We'll go into Brattleborough to see what that town is all about. We may even go over the border into New Hampshire to explore an attraction that I've read about but have never been to. In the evenings, we'll gather around the campfire and share stories, food, drink...and laughs.
Sign up by writing to me at: EMAIL
I'll maintain a participant list and send out periodic updates as plans develop.
Because this is a popular campground and we don't know how fast sites fill up, I'm strongly suggesting you sign up soon and make your tent site reservation. We have already reserved sites T-16 and T-17 so pick a site next to those.
Offered by Buz Bragdon
Framingham Main Library Print Exhibit - February 2nd to February 27th
Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Framingham Library, February 2nd to February 27, 2022. 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 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. Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room.
Multi-Club Competition is Here!!
Multi-Club is designed to challenge members to shoot to the categories with limited archive inclusions allowed, so once again your images must be from April 1 of this year through March 31, 2022. The competition will be held on April 26th, 2022. This year's categories are:
- All in a Row
- Human Emotion
- Illustration and Graphic Design
- In Flight
- Local Fauna
- Performers and Performances
- Through the Window
- Urban Decay
Complete information may be see here > /d/7103295a-c97b-4721-9c14-2beedb8baf0a
GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member pictures. These are as follows:
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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