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 winning images from our Nature Competitions 2020-2021



Upcoming Events - All Meetings on Zoom until further notice




Awards Banquet - June 8th Night - "Perimeter" presented by Quintin Lake

The Perimeter is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking 10,000km around the coast of Britain in sections. The journey started on 17th April 2015 at St Paul’s cathedral and I’m following the coast clockwise. I expect the journey will take around 5 years.  Covering almost 7,000 miles of coast over a period of five years, with only a tent and meagre rations, photographer Quintin Lake set out to capture the beauty of the British island nation through all the seasons.

I set off from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral on 17 April 2015, walking east towards Kent before heading west along the south coast. My mission was to walk the perimeter of Britain in order to get under the skin of our island nation – and find photographic inspiration. I’d previously only found interesting photo opportunities abroad but that all changed in 2012, when I walked from the source of the Thames to the sea with my tent and a camera. On that trip, I slowed down enough to see Britain with fresh eyes, especially where the estuary met the sea. I was hooked and wanted to commit to the coast for a prolonged period.  My walk around mainland Britain totaled 6,835 miles and took 454 days over five years. I would walk in sections of two to nine weeks, before returning home to edit the pictures, earn money from selling the prints, and prepare for the next section.

I walked an average of 15 miles a day, in which I allowed for three hours of photography. I sustained this rhythm for five years through all seasons, which made the photography more diverse. I mostly slept in a tent to save money but also because I felt that sleeping on the soil connected me to the landscape and meant I could be best-positioned for dawn and dusk photography. I carried a pack of up to 20kg on my back and was self-sufficient in terms of food, fuel and power for five days at a time. On the fifth day, I would stay in a B&B or someone would put me up: I had sent ahead ration packs of dehydrated food.  Walking the British coast felt like a beautifully orchestrated piece of music – one or two weeks had a particular mood, and then that mood would evolve as the topography changed.


Bio: I’m a British Architectural and Landscape Photographer. I originally trained as an architect and my interest in geometry and serenity informs all my photographic work. When not working on assignment for clients worldwide I create photographic art works in series based on long landscape walks and aspects of the built environment which are available as signed prints.





Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips



Southwick Zoo - Saturday June 12th

We’re going to Southwick’s Zoo on Saturday, Jun. 12!   Who doesn’t love the zoo?  Gateway Camera Club folks sure do because it’s been a very popular and well attended trip over the years.  It’s easy to see why.   We can be “wildlife” photographers without  the time, stress and expense of exotic  trips to other continents. We also love Southwick’s Zoo because of its “out in nature” feel.  It’s shaded and has a casual feel, unlike a city zoo. 

   Southwick’s Zoo has a vast collection of hundreds and hundreds of animals from all over the world in 200 acres of wooded habitat, with a park like feel.  The zoo, in fact, is out in the country, yet convenient.  Parking is easy, close and free. We’ll spend the morning and into the early afternoon strolling the shaded paths in search of our “prey.” But also check the schedule for presentations, feedings, keeper talks, and animal interaction opportunities.  (You won’t be able to touch the animals, except in the petting zoo)

   You’ll most assuredly get competition quality shots (if that’s your thing) in most cases, reachable with regular telephoto lenses.   Even more assuredly, we’ll have a lovely time out in the fresh air and learning something about nature and wildlife. 

   Purchasing your zoo tickets:   You may purchase tickets at the entrance as we have traditionally done in past visits, but you may also purchase tickets online.  There’s a savings with online purchases and we won’t have to wait for each other. Tickets: https://reservations.southwickszoo.net/Info.aspx?EventID=9

    So we know how many people are going, please sign up here: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=e0adae61-e282-4ced-8e31-301bc1bce7aa

   In the afternoon, we all go to Sharon’s house, less than two miles away, for a picnic in her yard. 

Offered by Buz Bragdon and Sharon Colacino







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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