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 Image of the Year 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.
Awards Banquet - June 13th - In Church Only - "The 3D Underwater World of Samson the Frog Fish" presented by Edward jameson
Using the magic of 3D underwater close up and macro photography viewers will experience a guided tour of life on the lush coral reefs of Bonaire and Curacao. Day and night, for many months, Samson, a very personable frog fish, entertained hundreds of divers on Curacao’s Nos Kas reef. Samson is certain to enlighten viewers as they wear 3D glasses to see the coral reef through his eyes.
This program is a 3-Dimensional look at the tiny creatures, which make up the bulk of the life on the coral reefs of Bonaire and Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Using his own unique underwater 3D close up and macro camera systems, Ed Jameson has spent hundreds of hours underwater, mainly at night, capturing his unique images. While viewing the 3D underwater images, Ed will describe his 3D camera systems and relate stories and anecdotal information regarding the trials and tribulations of photographing the underwater world.
BIO: For over 60 years, Ed Jameson’s career has taken him from the stars to the ocean’s depths. Just out of high school, Ed started diving in 1961. In 1962, he designed and built his first of many custom underwater camera systems. In the early 1960s, Ed was a lecturer and special effects designer for the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium. Starting in 1967, Ed became director of the Natick Public Schools Planetarium, where he taught physics, photography, and astronomy. Retiring for the first time, Ed left Natick in 2003 and then spent the next 13 years at the Framingham State College McAuliffe Challenger Center Planetarium. While at Natick and Framingham, Ed was also a frequent guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Over his career, Ed developed many programs connecting astronomy to many other disciplines. For example, February 26, 1998, saw Ed as the underwater expedition leader for a unique research project examining fish and coral activity during the time of a total solar eclipse over Curacao. Spending eight weeks during 1998 in Curacao, Ed was the 3D audio - visual designer and consultant for the new 3D Underwater Theater in the education and conference center of the Curaçao Sea Aquarium in the Netherlands Antilles
Ed was featured in FATHOMS Magazine with a article describing the techniques of underwater 3D photography. 3D glasses were included to enable readers to view Ed’s portfolio of images included in the magazine. Ed was also instrumental in the production of the 3D advertisements on inside covers of the magazine.
Ed has presented his 3D underwater programs to colleges, schools, libraries, dive clubs and other organizations throughout the United States. Ed is a member of the National Stereoscopic Association, International Stereoscopic Union, Hockomock Digital Camera Club and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists.
Announcements, Groups, SIG Meetings and Field Trips
Self Portrait Project proposed by Jim Brady
A few years ago, I did an end-of-year mini show on Portraiture. I invited members to submit their own Photographer Self Portrait that I would then include in the show. The response was pretty good and the images ranged from cool to downright hilarious.
So...I came up with a summer project that I hope members will think is different, fun, challenging, and rewarding.
I’m challenging (inviting?) everyone (including myself) to make one Photographer Self Portrait each week over the summer. In the end, you should have a few meaningful, funny, serious, insightful, images that you feel express your identity as a photographer.
Here are the details...
I’m calling these “Photographer Self Portraits” in order to distinguish them from social media “selfies.” These aren’t what we typically think of as selfies. They are more thoughtful, intentional images meant to express some emotion related to your own personal photographic journey. Your approach can be humorous, ironic, introspective, explorational...or all of the above.
When our season resumes next fall, you’ll pick your best two or three images and submit them for a fun, informal competition, judged by a celebrity judge. We won’t have to worry about points or standings...it’s just an opportunity to make a statement about your own personal relationship to
Below, are some resources to explore. Artist self portraiture has been a legitimate subject that has been explored for hundreds of years. These resources will help guide and hopefully inspire you to try photographic techniques you might never have tried before. Who knows, maybe one of your own self portraits will find its way to the cover of Time magazine (well...I mean if there was still a print version of Time magazine).
Just to give us an idea of who might be participating, please send an email to Jim Brady just to say that you’re going to give it a try. (And obviously, you don’t have to do one image each week...although there’s something to be said for the discipline of that kind of commitment.) I'll send out weekly inspirational reminders over the summer...but only to those who reply saying they want to participate. If you do participate and in the end feel you have nothing to submit...that's fine. There will still be value for yourself in the images you've created. No pressure...this is for fun and to help each of us explore our photographic identity. We'd love to see 100% participation...come on...give it a try! At least you'll have a subject that's always available!
Self Portrait Tips and Inspiration:
Forget the Selfie
10 Self-Portrait Techniques to Inspire You
18 Creative Self Portrait Photography Ideas
Field Trip - June 17th - 10-Lighthouse Tour - North Kingstown, RI
On Saturday, June 17 (rain date Sunday June 18) we’ll head to North Kingstown, Rhode Island (73 miles from my house in Wayland) and take the Rhode Island Fast Ferry 10-Lighthouse Tour. The 90-minute tour ($39 for adults, $37 for seniors, defined as 60 and over) leaves at 1 pm on the largest, most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in Rhode Island.
Sailing under the Jamestown and Newport bridges, the tour offers views of ten lighthouses in Wickford, North Kingstown, Jamestown, Newport, and Narragansett (actually, the one in Narragansett is the remnants of a lighthouse, destroyed in the hurricane of 1938.)
We’ll see ten islands and 60 miles of coastline as we hear our onboard narrators describe the sights and their histories.
After the cruise, we’ll have lunch, (yes, that’s an awkward time, but it really can’t be helped) then those who choose to can explore Newport on their own.
Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to get free parking. Once purchased, though, they are nonrefundable unless the weather is so bad that the ship does not sail. I’ll have instructions about that for the signed-up group. For more information, check out: www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com .
Sign up below, then grab your walk-around and/or telephoto lens(es) and join us!
Trip organized by Lois Galluzzo. Please email with any questions.
The Center for the Arts Photography Exhibit - Natick - May 5th to June 10th
Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN), 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, from May 5, 2023, to June 10, 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 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 May 12, 2023, from 5-7pm. 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.natickarts.org
Photographer's Event List
Buzz is creating an events of interest to photographers list. This is intended to be an interactive list with any member sending Buz an event that they've learned about. The event can be anything that you think would be of interest to photographers. These could be larger regional events or small home town celebrations of some kind. Any theme might be a good event: specialty sports (nat'l leagues, we already know about), state and local fairs and festivals, flowers and gardens, historic, special visiting exhibits at museums, and events that defy categorization. As you send Buz events, he will add to the list and send out periodic updated e-mails.
All Season Car Shows Many, many local and regional motor vehicle related events, weekdays and weekends. Contact Buz for info.
Jun. 16-18 Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, https://www.quecheeballoonfestival.com/
Jun. 17-18 American Heritage Museum https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/tanks-wings-wheels-fathers-day-june-2023/
Jun 25 - Medfield on the Charles Auto Show - https://www.medfieldautoshow.com/
Aug 5-6 Redcoats and Rebels, https://www.osv.org/event/redcoats-rebels/
Aug 11-13 The Bolton Fair, https://www.boltonfair.org/
Aug. 12 American Heritage Museum, https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/centuries-of-the-soldier-2023/
Aug 12 - 20 International Balloon Festival in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, https://www.mtl.org/en/what-to-do/festivals-and-events/international-balloon-festival-saint-jean-sur-richelieu
Aug. 19-20 42nd Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival, https://castleberryfairs.com/42nd-annual-gloucester-waterfront-arts-and-craft-festival-2023/
Sept. 16-17 American Heritage Museum, https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/world-war-i-aviation-weekend-september-2023/
GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member's 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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