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 September 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.

Calendar Events
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Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Unless Otherwise Noted


Education Night  - October 4th  - "I Wanna Know Your Name: Classic Storytelling Techniques for Naming Photos" by Bryan Scanlon

Names have power. From the earliest mythology to a parent with a terse use of a full name, naming things invokes power. A terrific name can invoke that power, emotion and energy in your photos. In this presentation a professional writer and storyteller looks at why you should consider naming your photos, the classic storytelling techniques that can help you, and some practical considerations with plenty of examples to inspire you.

Bio:  Bryan Scanlon is an amateur photographer and a professional writer and storyteller. He has always been a sucker for a good story, with two writing degrees and a massive comics collection preventing a car from ever docking in his garage. Bryan has written articles for himself (lately) everywhere from FujiLove to Forbes Magazine, and estimates he's ghost written hundreds of articles, speeches, scripts, presentations, websites and blogs for technology executives during his 25+ year career. He owns Look Left Left Marketing, an enterprise technology content marketing and public relations firm that was just named an Inc. Magazine "Fastest Growing Company" and "Best Places to Work." The Photo Enthusiast Network named his work "Photo of the Year" twice in three years, he's presented at Out of Chicago, and he's merited at PPA, where his photo El Jefe was named to the top 10 of the 2021 Western Districts reportage category. His whole family is from the Worcester area, but now Bryan lives in Walnut Creek, California with his librarian wife, two lazy dogs, and a college kid who occasionally visits from Oregon to forage for money and supplies. You can find some of his older (and more embarrassing) work on his grossly outdated and over saturated website at www.bryankscanlon.com, but better, more recent stuff on Facebook, Instagram @bkscanlon, and Vero @bkscanlon.




Competition Night  - October 11th  - Judge Christine Cook

Image Study  - October 18th  - Hybrid (Church and Zoom) Commentator Beth Debor

Program Night  - October 25th - "An Introduction to Street Photography: From Beginner to Advanced Topics"   by James Maher

This session will cover a wide range of street photography topics, beginning with an introduction to the genre and progressing through intermediate and advanced topics. We will cover everything from how to setup and use your camera, to tips and tricks to make street photography easier and more comfortable, to street photography in quiet and suburban areas, and to overall conceptual issues in street photography, such as telling a story and creating a portfolio or project.

Bio:  James has lived in New York for his entire life. Like many Manhattanites, he is a terrible driver and cook, but he’s an excellent navigator. He has been practicing the art of street photography since he first picked up a camera, has worked as a portrait, studio, and documentary photographer in New York since 2005, is a certified New York photography tour and workshop guide, and is the author of The New York Photographer’s Travel Guide and The Essentials of Street Photography.





Announcements, Groups, SIG Meetings and Field Trips


Rockport, MA Saturday October 8  

   From the cutesy, folksy shops on narrow lanes to the granite wharves, Rockport is the quintessential small New England coastal town...a village really.  It's like traveling to the Maine coast...without the traveling.  

   We will meet before sunrise at a little known, hard to find spot just outside of town to photograph the sunrise.  After sunrise, we'll head "downtown"  to photograph the little harbor and beyond in early morning light.  

   For anyone who wants to embrace the ambiance of Rockport but doesn't want to "embrace" the idea of getting up in the middle of the night for sunrise, you can meet the group around 8:30 AM.  We'll try to find breakfast after the early light.  After breakfast, we'll wander out of the village along the coast for a ways, "gunkholing" fishing coves and other picturesque spots.  

You must register for the trip.  Registrations close Thurs., Oct. 6.  Go to our website >>    /club/Event_Registration.aspx?EventId=eb32f12f-2314-48db-a1bd-a035f799b880

Details such as meeting time and place will be sent to the signed up group.  

Offered by Buz Bragdon







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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