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!
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The slideshow to the right are images from our May 2022 Competition
Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice
May 24th - "Tips on Landscape Photography" presented by David Long
How to take your landscape photography to the next level. David will cover many of the standard rules to enhance your landscape photography as well as many advanced techniques to help you see and photograph your scenes differently so they engage and delight your viewer. He uses scenery from his 10 years of landscape photography, mainly in New England to serve as examples as well as provide you locations that are some of the finest in New England to create your own award winning shots. Website: http://davelongphoto.com/
May 31st - No Meeting
June 7th - "An Evening With a Photojournalist - Images and Stories" presented by Carl Walsh
Carl D. Walsh has been a working photojournalist since 1984. He will share images, insights and experiences from assignments in his backyard and around the world. He
has worked for local, regional, national and international publications and organizations. His images can be previewed on his website: http://www.carlwalsh.com.
Bio: A native New Englander, he is based in southern Maine and is available for commissions across the globe. When not behind the camera, Carl can be found wading in Maine coastal waters with fly rod in hand or skiing New England's best mountains.
June 14th - Awards Night @ 6:00PM - "A Program on Underwater Photography" presented by Gustav Verderber
Please join Gustav Verderber as he takes us on a virtual dive, in particular, to show non-divers, what it's like to dive on a coral reef. He'll do that with a video he’s produced. Then, using images he’s taken, he'll present a PowerPoint presentation on the primary considerations when taking those images. He will be taking any and all questions after his presentation.
Gustav’s Bio: Gustav W. Verderber is an author, professional nature photographer, naturalist, diver, and professor of biology and environmental science at Northern Vermont University.
He has traveled the world, from the arctic to the Galápagos Islands, from Alaska to Kenya to photograph Earth's natural wonders. His images have appeared on the covers of leading national and international publications including Natural History and Nature's Best, and he's a contributing editor for Nature Photographer magazine. His books, Photographing Yellowstone National Park, and two memoirs are available on Amazon.
Announcements, Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips
Goodnow Library Exhibit - June 2nd to June 30th - Sudbury
Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Goodnow Library, located at 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA, from June 2nd to June 30th, 2022. Displayed in the McQueen Gallery and the Community Room, 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.
An artist’s reception is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:00pm in the Community Room. For directions and the hours of the exhibit, go to www.goodnowlibrary.org
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Field Trip - May 23rd - Jamaica State Park in Vermont
We're Going To Jamaica!
Jamaica, VT, that is. We'll be camping for three nights starting Monday, May 23, 2022 in Jamaica State Park. We'll be hiking to area waterfalls. Maybe we'll come across covered bridges. We will be on the edge of the Green Mountain Nat'l Forest so I'm sure there's many sights to see. We'll check paddling conditions on the West River. We'll go into Brattleborough to see what that town is all about. We may even go over the border into New Hampshire to explore an attraction that I've read about but have never been to. In the evenings, we'll gather around the campfire and share stories, food, drink...and laughs.
Sign up by writing to me at: EMAIL
I'll maintain a participant list and send out periodic updates as plans develop.
Because this is a popular campground and we don't know how fast sites fill up, I'm strongly suggesting you sign up soon and make your tent site reservation. We have already reserved sites T-16 and T-17 so pick a site next to those.
Offered by Buz Bragdon
Southwick Zoo - Mendon - Saturday June 4th
We’re heading out on safari to Southwick’s Zoo to capture all of the 850 animals in this park-like zoo. OK, maybe not all 850. But a whole lot!
Our trips to Southwick’s Zoo have been a perennial favorite over the years and the reasons are clear. We get to see and learn about all kinds of strange creatures from 150 species from around the world. Our visits with these exotic animals gives us an uncommon contentment. https://southwickszoo.com/
The animal habitats are integrated into the landscape in a subliminal way. No bar cages like the old days. The grounds are in a natural, rural setting with lots of shade yet with large open spaces for certain species. Although photographing living, moving fauna is never what one would call easy, the zoo is set up quite well for the nature photographer. We always capture authentic photographs. The park is large…more than we can see in one visit, yet not overwhelming.
Sign up here: REGISTRATION
In the days before our trip, I will send out details of how our day will work such as the group list, what to bring suggestions, meeting time and place, food, etc.
I look forward to being all together in a safe and fascinating environment.
Offered by Buz Bragdon
First Annual Club Picnic - Saturday June 11th 11am to 5pm at Ashland State Park
You and your guest are invited to join in the celebration of the end of our Gateway season and to socialize with your fellow members at our “First Annual Gateway Picnic”.
The GCC Picnic will be held on Saturday June 11, 11AM-5 PM at Ashland State Park, 156 W. Union St., Ashland, MA 01721 [MAP]. We will be at the Park Pavilion. Since the pavilion is a covered area, the picnic will be held rain or shine. In case of a severe weather prediction we will notify members of cancellation.
The club will provide sandwiches, salads, sides and cold drinks (alcohol is not allowed). You are welcome to bring your favorite dessert to share. We plan to have some lawn games (Bocce, ladder ball, corn hole) to play. The park is also a nice place for photography so feel free to bring your camera. We recommend you bring your own chairs as the park-provided seating is limited to a few picnic tables.
Parking at the park is $8 but is waived for vehicles with a Handicapped license plate or placard, a Purple Heart Recipient license plate, or a Disabled veteran license plate. Parking is also free if you have a state senior parking pass (valid at most state parks). If you do not have a state Sr. Parking Pass they are available to Mass residents age 62+ by mail only for $10 and are valid for a lifetime. Information for obtaining the pass is available at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/get-a-senior-parking-pass. (Order early as there is a 4 – 7 week delivery time) Daily free or reduced rate parking passes may also be available through your local library.
Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 25th. /Events/View/7098301a-bccd-4b38-9cc1-686680a282d5
If you have questions, please contact a member of the picnic committee: Joni Rich, Peter Agnes or Frank Schimmoller.
The board is looking forward to seeing as many members as possible in person!
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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