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 Sharon Colacino's Gallery of Images

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.

Calendar Events
Click on the calendar for the most up-to-date-info.


Upcoming Events

No Meeting  - November 29th


Holiday Party and Member Slideshows  - December 6th


No Meeting - December 13th 


No Meeting - December 20th


 No Meeting - December 27th


Competition Deadline - January 1st at 11:59 PM - Theme is Shadow


Education Meeting - January 3rd  - "Lost in a Fog - Photographing the Foggy Landscape"  presented by Ed McGuirk


Fog is often referred to as the "Photographers Best Friend", and is a wonderful element to include in landscape images. Fog has many moods that can add a lot of drama and emotion to images. Fog can be soft, delicate, and ethereal looking. Or it can create very moody and mysterious looking images. Fog can simplify the look of landscapes by eliminating clutter. It can also be used to isolate subjects, and create a sense of depth in compositions.

This program will cover the technical, creative and post-processing aspects of photographing foggy landscapes, including :

- What is fog, what causes it to occur, and what are the different types of fog

- How to evaluate weather conditions to predict when fog is likely to occur.

- Using fog to simplify cluttered compositions and backgrounds

- Using fog to create a sense of depth in compositions.

- Using fog to emphasize light (sunbeams and backlit fog)

- In-field shooting strategies,  getting a good exposure is important

- Post-processing fog images using Lightroom. Using White Balance, Dehaze and Clarity to enhance fog images


Bio: Ed McGuirk is a nature photographer whose work concentrates on New England. He belongs to the Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers and the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists. His work has earned numerous honors, including the Lynn Salon’s Videtta Award, NECCC Nature Image of the Year, Highly Commended in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, and NPN’s Nature Photographer of the Year in 2021. Ed’s work has been published in “Outdoor Photographer”, and other publications. To see more of Ed’s work visit his website at http://www.edmcguirkphoto.com





Announcements, Groups, SIG Meetings and Field Trips


Holiday Lights Boston Field Trip - Sunday December 4th

We are going to get right into the spirit of the season by heading into Boston to photograph all the colorful lights! From the Seaport up through the Rose Kennedy Greenway to Christopher Columbus Park, we will not only see all the lights of the season, but we’ll combine them with Boston’s changing city skyline.  Along the way, we will feel the energy of the city with all the people out and about…maybe even photograph some of them. 

This visit to Boston is exciting enough already but I have a special treat for us.  Raj Das, a longtime friend of Gateway CC, will be with us to offer assistance with such things as composition and camera settings for low light photography.  With his guidance, we’ll experiment with long exposures, HDR, and ICM (intentional camera movement). Oh, you want to do light trails?  This is your chance. 

We’ll meet in the mid-afternoon to wander and explore to prepare for blue hour.  We’ll continue into the early evening seeking colorful and energetic scenes. 

Details of our afternoon/evening together will be sent to the signed up group.

Sign up here>>> /Club/Event_Registration.aspx?EventId=a8565c87-f068-4e03-a4d4-a39c5105c76a

Offered by Buz Bragdon



New Lightroom Classic SIG Starting January 9th

Beginning January 9, 2023 on Monday nights from 7-9 PM via Zoom, Joni Rich will be holding a LightRoom Classic (LrC) Special Interest Group (SIG). Meetings will be recorded and notes will be sent out after to follow along.

There are 15 topics planned so far and range from using the interface, exploring each module, learning details of the import process, organizing folders, creating collections, setting up your preferences to make LrC work best for you and more.

This SIG will mostly be a demonstration but members are encouraged to ask questions along the way.
Please email Joni Rich (jonsi41@gmail.com) if you are interested in joining the SIG and she will send you the Zoom links.


Morse Institute Library Show - November 2, 2022 to January 2, 2023

Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Morse Institute Library, 14 E Central St., Natick, MA, from November 2, 2022, to January 2nd, 2023. 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 portraits, 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.

There will be an artists reception on November 12, 2022, from 2-4pm. 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.morseinstitute.org

     Ice Dendrites by Tina Dobberpuhl







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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