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 features the winning images from our October Competition




Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice



Image Study Night - October 19th -  Theme Motion - commentator Alan Kidawski


Program Night - October 26th -  Close Up and Macro Imaging Using Unconventional Lenses“ presented Tom Wilson

Tom will cover wide angle Macro/Close up as well as using telephoto lenses for shooting close up images.

Of the Attached photos, the first two, of the Mayapple and the Soapwort Gentian on the Chattahoochee River are both shot with a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens on a crop sensor body. The Male Ebony Jewelwing was shot with a Venus Optics 15mm Macro lens on a full frame sensor. It is a macro lens capable of 1:1 reproduction ratio but with the angle of view of a 15mm lens. The picture of a Robber Fly and the Wandering glider certainly looks like a macro lens may have been employed but they were shot the way I shoot most of my Dragonfly images, with a zoom telephoto lens.

Bio: Tom Wilson began making photographs at age 40 in the year 2000. His work stems from a life-long love of nature and the outdoors. He has worked extensively on the Chattahoochee River providing images for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Georgia River Network, The Atlanta Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy and other conservation oriented organizations. His work has been displayed in numerous public spaces including Shepherd Spinal Center, Barnes and Thornburg Law Firm, Coxe, Curry and Associates, Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Headquarters.  Tom retired from a 33 year career as an Executive with the Boy Scouts of America in December of 2016 to pursue Nature Photography full time. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Georgia Nature Photographer’s Association. Tom enjoys hiking, camping, birding, amateur astronomy, astrophotography and just about anything else that gets him outside.




Competition Deadline - October 31st at 11:59 PM


Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips


Plimoth/Pawtuxet Field Trip - Saturday October 30th


Join us for a Field trip to Plimouth-Pawtuxet Museums on Saturday October 30.  This historic site brings to life the history of the Indigenous homeland of Pawtuxet and the17th Century English Village known as Plimoth.  Interpreters at the sites will answer your questions about life in the 1600’s.  

We will spend the morning photographing two 17th century settlements. The Museum’s timber framed houses, wetus (wigwams), livestock, and gardens provide opportunities for low light, landscape and portrait photography.   

The Museum’s Plentiful Cafe offers 21st or 17th century fare.  After lunch, some of us may decide to drive to the Mayflower II for more photos of the ship and the Plymouth Harbor.  (If you bring a long lens, you may be able to capture an image of Plymouth Rock.) 

Admission to Plimoth-Pawtuxet is $32.00,  $29.00 for Srs.   A Combination Pass to Plimoth-Pawtuxet and the Mayflower II is $40.00, $36.00 for Srs.  

Check out https://plimoth.org  for more information

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A Few Select Events of Interest to Photographers

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

09/30-10/31 Tower Hill Botanical Garden Autumn Illuminated,  https://www.towerhillbg.org/autumn-illuminated/




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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