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  April 2024 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.



Upcoming Events


Image Study April 16th  - Commentator Sharon D. Colacino


Program Night April 23rd -  "From Single Image To Series" presented by Emily Belz

For many photographers, the path from creating a single, compelling image to creating a series or body of work can be challenging to navigate. This presentation will work to demystify the process of beginning a photography project, and sticking with it. Participants will be asked to consider what motivates their image making, and the tools available to them to explore a chosen subject in more depth.

Bio: Emily is an independent photographer, educator, and curator based in Lincoln, MA. She is a place-based artist; her photographs focus on  telling stories through the traces, objects, and slants of light that have been left behind. She has exhibited her photographs widely in both solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Danforth Museum, and the Newport Art Museum. She is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.

Emily holds a BA in photography and art history from Hampshire College (1997); an MA in community-based art education from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009); and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2017). She teaches classes and workshops at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) and the deCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA), and is on the faculty at Lasell University (Newton, MA). She works privately with artists as a mentor, and specializes in reviewing and sequencing portfolios.

With 20+ years in the art world, Emily brings this experience to her role as juror for photography competitions, and as a reviewer for regional portfolio reviews. She enjoys curating exhibitions in collaboration with emerging artists in the Boston area.




Multi-Club Competition - April 30th

All members of the Boston, Gateway, Newton and Stony Brook Camera Clubs are invited to participate in the friendly 5th Annual Multi-Club Competition to be hosted online on April 30, 2024, 7:00-9:30 PM. All images must be created within a one-year period beginning April 1, 2023 and ending March 31, 2024.

The categories for next year's Multi-Club Competition have been agreed to by the four clubs as follows:

1. Abstract Expressionism
2. Complementary Colors
3. Curves
4. High Key/Low Key
5. Music
6. Seasons
7. Street Photography
8. Tender Moment

More information and complete definitions may be found on this page>>  /d/7103295a-c97b-4721-9c14-2beedb8baf0a


May Competition Deadline - Sunday May 5th at 11:59 PM - Judge Rick Cloran - Theme is People Singular/Plural




Announcements, Groups, SIG Meetings and Field Trips


Field Trip - Butterfly Place, Westford - April 20th 8:45 am to 1PM

Back by popular demand, it’s the Butterfly Place in Westford, MA!  ( https://butterflyplace-ma.com/ ).  Saturday April 20, we’ll stroll along a winding path in its carefully controlled environment, photographing colorful butterfly species from New England and all over the world. Various koi fish and tiny quail birds share the 80 to 85-degree space with the butterflies.

We’ll meet at 8:45 for the group photo. Then we’ll have the place all to ourselves for one hour beginning at 9 am, and continue taking our photos after it opens to the public at 10.  Your $17.00 admission price includes the early admission and “come and go” privileges for the entire day. 

We’ll have a relatively early lunch at Comet’s Diner in Tyngsborough, while enjoying our always excellent Gateway camaraderie. 

Sign up: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=0b3b0db2-dbb5-441d-9f8d-5c6f55a4ba2d

Lois Galluzzo





Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Exhibit - April 2 to April 30th


Registration is now open for the Gateway photography exhibit at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St., Natick, MA from April 2 to April 30, 2024.

The Broadmoor exhibit space has room for approximately 35 images. Make yours among those on display. This is a high visibility gallery in the Nature Center and is well visited, especially in Spring.
Multiple images by the same artist will be accepted on a space available basis, first registered = first in, second image by artist accepted after all first images, etc. Please do not submit images that have recently been shown in a Gateway exhibit.

Our photo exhibits are not judged. The only criteria for your image is that you like it and wish to share it with the public in the exhibit.  Since Broadmoor is a nature sanctuary, they have requested that we focus our display on nature and landscape images. They do not need to be geo-specific to this area.

All images must be framed and have a wire on the rear for hanging. Specific hanging instructions will be provided to all who register, or you may request a copy by emailing: Frank

If you are interested in entering photo(s) in this exhibit, please email - click here: Frank with the following information for each image you wish to exhibit. (subject line: Broadmoor Exhibit")

Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 26th.

Artist Name:
Email Address:
Cell Phone:
Image Title:
Framed size High x Wide:
Image category (Nature, Landscape):


Watkins Glen Photography Trip - August 26-30, 2024


Please consider joining other GCC members on a trip to Watkins Glen, NY this summer.

Our main focus will be to do some hiking and to photograph waterfalls (of which there are many in this area). We may also add other places of interest as the group makes plans (Corning Glass Museum, Wineries for example).

We are looking into a few different options for where to stay; we don’t all have to stay at there same place.

Camping on Lake Seneca with boat launch for canoes and kayaks:  Smith Memorial Park in Hector, NY https://www.smithmemorialpark.com

Inns and B&B

The Lodge at Grist Iron Brewing Company: https://www.gristironbrewing.com/the-lodge-rooms
Vineyard Villas: https://thevineyardvillas.com
Magnolia Place B&B: https://www.magnoliawelcome.com

There will be more details to follow for those who register. Registration does NOT commit you to the trip, it only keeps you in the know as plans come together. 

Follow this link to register for the event: /club/Events_view.aspx?Eventid=4123d80f-5450-499c-bb2f-2febcb8bbd0c


Photographer's Event List

Buz is creating an events of interest to photographers list.  This is intended to be an interactive list with any member sending Buz an event that they've learned about.  The event can be anything that you think would be of interest to photographers.  These could be larger regional events or small home town celebrations of some kind.   Any theme might be a good event:  specialty sports (nat'l leagues, we already know about), state and local fairs and festivals, flowers and gardens, historic, special visiting exhibits at museums, and events that defy categorization.  As you send Buz events,  he will add to the list and send out periodic updated e-mails. 

All Season  Car Shows  Many, many local and regional motor vehicle related events, weekdays and weekends.  Contact Buz for info.

American Heritage Museumhttps://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/living-history-presentation-life-as-a-roman-soldier/

May 11th - Watch City Steampunk Festival - https://www.watchcityfestival.com/

May 18th  4PM-7PM- Antique Car & Equipment Show, Sherborn, MA  - https://www.sherbornma.org/DocumentCenter/View/2276/Car-Show

July 11-14 Quincy and July 25-28 Devens - The Wall That Heals - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund - https://www.vvmf.org/The-Wall-That-Heals/?gad_source=1






GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member's 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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