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 October Competition




Upcoming Events - All Meetings are on Zoom Until Further Notice



Competition Deadline - October 31st at 11:59 PM


Education Night - November 2nd - "Using Your Fear-Compass to  Discover What Matters Most"  Presented by Craig Strong

Craig Strong, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Lensbaby, Inc., will share how his fear of failure as a young photojournalist led him to grow in his ability to share, through pictures, his expanding vision of the world around him.  Come and explore what fear has to teach you.

Bio: Craig Strong’s career as a photographer grew from a staff photographer position at a group of weekly newspapers to photographing for the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Sports Illustrated and numerous other magazines and newspapers.  Having learned on-the-job as a photojournalist at his college newspaper then in internships at daily newspapers, Strong learned to recognize moments and apply his creative vision to capturing those moments in increasingly unique ways.  After over a decade of freelance, commercial and wedding and portrait work, the lack of ideal, affordable tools to realize his creative vision turned his creative vision toward the creation of the tools he needed.  This shifting of his creative vision that he learned to master when applying one set of experiences to photographing new subject matter.



Competition Night - November 9th  - Judge Geff Bourke

Image Study - November 16th


Program Night - November 23rd " Photo Stand Up" presented by Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator for the Griffin Museum of Photography, will be doing “Photo Stand Up” for members of the Gateway Camera Club on what is involved in realizing a photography agenda. The experience will involve her personal way of “telling it like it is,” in a conversational style that often uses honesty, empathy, humor and practical examples (both real and imagined). She will first spend the evening on workaday matters and address all audience queries. Eventually in sharing her suggestions for the etiquette and industry practices of marketing photography work for exposure she will get to the underbelly of the “do not dos.” Anyone with questions on marketing for exhibitions and other photographic opportunities, from local and national galleries, to museums and other photo-world players, may benefit from this conversation covering various genres and skill sets.

Bio:  Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 4 galleries and maintains 2 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well. The museum has been in operation for 29 years. Ms. Tognarelli has held positions at the museum since early 2002.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and was a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. Prior to her career as an arts administrator she spent 25 years in the printing industry. She was named one of 12 women in the United States that contributed to moving the industry from an analog workflow to a completely digital process


Education Night - November 30th - "Photographing Glassware with Refractions and Reflections"  Presented by Gerri Jones


Photographing glassware can be challenging.  Finding new ways to get creative with it even more so.  Join Gerri Jones as she demonstrates her approach to photographing glassware using colorful backgrounds and reflections on a surface.  This program will feature: What types of backgrounds to use and how to display them.  She will share some technical points of shooting in the dark on a tripod, lens choices, f/stops and angles for successful photographs with this technique.

Bio: Gerri enjoys photographing all subjects and especially the challenge of new ways to see through the creative use of Lensbaby lenses.  She is a Lensbaby Ambassador. Gerri has been a featured speaker/instructor at regional camera conferences.  Gerri also instructs in creative photography presentations with camera clubs, in person or online.  Gerri’s images have been featured in several publications, commercial proposals and she also has reviewed several photography books for development by Focal Press Publications.  Her images have received several first place awards in national and regional photo competitions.  Gerri resides in Buffalo, New York. 






Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips


Plimoth/Pawtuxet Field Trip - Saturday November 6th


Join us for a Field trip to Plimouth-Pawtuxet Museums on Saturday November 6th.  This historic site brings to life the history of the Indigenous homeland of Pawtuxet and the17th Century English Village known as Plimoth.  Interpreters at the sites will answer your questions about life in the 1600’s.  

We will spend the morning photographing two 17th century settlements. The Museum’s timber framed houses, wetus (wigwams), livestock, and gardens provide opportunities for low light, landscape and portrait photography.   

The Museum’s Plentiful Cafe offers 21st or 17th century fare.  After lunch, some of us may decide to drive to the Mayflower II for more photos of the ship and the Plymouth Harbor.  (If you bring a long lens, you may be able to capture an image of Plymouth Rock.) 

Admission to Plimoth-Pawtuxet is $32.00,  $29.00 for Srs.   A Combination Pass to Plimoth-Pawtuxet and the Mayflower II is $40.00, $36.00 for Srs.  

Check out https://plimoth.org  for more information

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A Few Select Events of Interest to Photographers

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/




Morse Institute Library Print Exhibit - October 31st to January 2nd

Gateway Camera Club will be presenting a photography exhibit at the Morse Institute Library, 14 E Central St., Natick, MA, from October 31st, 2021, to January 2nd,  2022.  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 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.  Take a moment to vote for your favorite photograph using the ballot slips and box located in the exhibit room. 

For directions and the hours of the exhibit, go to www.morseinstitute.org


   A Different Metamorphosis by Peggy Nugent


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



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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