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 images from our Southwick Zoo Field Trip in June

 

 

 

Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice

 

  

Competition Deadline - Sept 19th at 11:59 PM

 

Program Night - Sept 21st - From Capture to Print:  The Art of Black and White Photography presented by Lewis Katz

By first looking at some black and white images from iconic photographers we will discuss the reasons to convert  to monochrome: timelessness, contrast, mood, pattern and emotion. Using personal imagery the black and white conversion process will be demonstrated using both Lightroom as well as Nik software. Why you should always shoot in color and then convert to monochrome and the importance of the color channels in the conversion process. The emotional impact of black and white versus color will also be discussed. How to create more dramatic and powerful images using contrast as well as creative composition. This presentation is an unique combination of the  “howto” with the “why and when” which sets it apart from other programs in regards to black and white

Bio: Lewis had a camera in his hand from the age of 14. Inspired by his father he began to explore photography more seriously in high school with a darkroom in the basement. Fast forward many years to his life in Baltimore and his joining the Baltimore Camera Club. Further inspired by his peers Lewis became an award winning photographer and photography teacher. He currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University, the Community College of Baltimore Country, Capital Photography Center out of DC as well as at the Baltimore Camera Club. He lives for the aha! moments which only teaching can provide.  Website:  https://www.lewiskatzphotography.com/

 

     

 

 

Competition Night - September 28th - Judge Tom Noonan


 

 

Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips


   

 

A Few Select Events of Interest to Photographers

 

Through Oct. 11   Boston Lights; A Lantern Experience,   https://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/boston-lights/

09/11-09/12  Air Show,  Pease Air Nat'l Guard Base
 
09/11-09/12  Race of the Century,  American Heritage Museum

9/18 Annual Car Show,  Arcadian Farms & Debra's Flowers, 258 Norfolk St., Holliston,  Noon to 3 PM, food, ice cream, beer tent, music

9/18  Kidde-Fenwal Car Show, 400 Main St., Ashland, 9-2PM,  200 cars, DJ, live band

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/

Every Sat. night through 10/09 New England Rodeo,  https://www.nerodeo.com/
 
10/01-10/11 Topsfield Fair

October 9 @ 8:30 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm - Battle For The Airfield WWII Reenactment, American Heritage Museum. This is their largest event of the year. https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/wwii-re-enactment-battle-for-the-airfield/  

 

 

Announcements

 

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

 

Instagram

GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member 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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