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 member Joan Chasan




Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice



Meeting - December 7th - "Finding Zen and Delight with Food Photography" presented by Alan Shapiro

Playing with my food has been a lifelong passion for me. What started with me as an infant (I wish my parents had thought to give their 7 month old a camera) has ultimately turned into a lucrative all-consuming passion.  Join Alan Shapiro (@alanshapiro515) shares his tabletop food photography work and workflow along with lots of stories and some creative exercises that will have you looking forward to trips to your local farmer’s market, grocery store, or even your own refrigerator to create some tabletop magic in your home studio.

Bio: Alan grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways.  Along the way, he had the pleasure of working with many, many talented photographers, directors and content creators. He became envious of their art and craft. At first, he saw it as a means of reducing his stress-filled life. As a Chief Creative Officer at the world’s largest Advertising Agency Network, he needed a distraction. A friend gave him a camera. Then he bought another. And then another. His new hobby and daily “creative exercise regimen” quickly turned into a joy-filled and all-consuming passion. Then, his first photo client called. Then another. And then, many more.

As much as Alan loves creating images, he genuinely loves to teach; sharing his workflow from capture through post-processing and printing. He is a super high-energy instructor with a knack for getting people out of their comfort zone as well as helping them discover and capture beautifully simple things in beautifully unexpected ways.

Alan is the author of Moments in the Monochrome GardenAnother Day, and Beautiful Walls (To Bang Your Head Against). His fourth book, Trippin’ in the Garden on Miracle-Gro will be out eventually but Alan is currently dealing with an acute case of perfection paralysis.

No Meeting - December 14th

No Meeting - December 21st

No Meeting - December 28th

Education Night - January 4th - "Color Theory for Photographers" presented by Christine Cook

Color Theory is the accumulation of wisdom from great artists and scientists through the ages that can help us to manage color in our images. By sharing essential elements from the art and science of color theory, Christine will help you capture and create photographs that are pleasing, exciting, calming, dramatic, and/or thought provoking!

Christine will explain color harmony, neutrals and negative space using color wheels and many photo examples. She will touch on color contrast, color in the shadows and how to enhance or change color in Photoshop, as time allows.

Bio: After a career in Education as teacher, administrator and curriculum specialist, Christine turned full-time to photography. It has taken her around the world to different landscapes, animals, flowers and cultures.She teaches many topics in photography, including Composing High Quality Images, Color Theory for Photographers, HDR for Great Light, Titling to Honor Your Images and Analyzing Your Images. Christine also developed and teaches a photography judge certification program in Florida.  Christine is on the board of the Florida Camera Club Council where she is Director of Digital Competition, and the DPI-SIG Naples Digital Photography Club in Naples, Florida where she is Director of the Women’s Workshop and Image Critique Forum.

Website: christinecookphotography.com


Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips


A Few Select Events of Interest to Photographers

09/22-01/03/2022 Festival of Illumination World of Lighting, Southwick's Zoo



Morse Institute Library Print Exhibit - October 31st to January 2nd

Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Morse Institute Library, 14 E Central St., Natick, MA, from October 31st, 2021, to January 2nd,  2022.  Located in the Lebowitz Meeting Hall, 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. 

For directions and the hours of the exhibit, go to www.morseinstitute.org


   A Different Metamorphosis by Peggy Nugent


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:

  1. All in a Row
  2. Human Emotion
  3. Illustration and Graphic Design
  4. In Flight
  5. Local Fauna
  6. Performers and Performances
  7. Through the Window
  8. 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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