WELCOME, PHOTOGRAPHER! Thank you for visiting the Shutter-Buds!

We're a very unique and active group of very friendly, supportive, and passionate photographers, beginners to a professionals, who love to take photos, learn and share, socialize, and have a great time. All cameras are welcomed. This group offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and be more creative.

ANNUAL DUES:  $10 dues (paid within two weeks of "joining" at www.shutter-buds.com thru Pay Pal) are required for membership.  (New dues-paying members Oct-Dec. receive membership status for the next year, too.) This Meetup is shifting to total community-support (all dues-paying members) to help cover its expenses and also to offer much more to "Members Only" who pay annual dues and support the group: more privileges, website resources, files, information, FLASH e-mails, and more. 

Our trademark is being C R E 8 T I V E.  A small sample of our wide variety of activities: nature and urban photo shoots in CT & beyond; inspiring speakers (local and Canon Explorers of light;) Hunts Photo & Video sponsored events; portrait events; making slide shows; technical skills practice; online creative challenges; events (car shows, hot air balloons, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, etc.) seal watches (eagles, butterflies), our own exhibits, framing, fire poi, beach studio, HDR, urban decay, road trips (Hudson Valley, Gloucester, Newport, Boston, etc.) light painting, photo editing; workshops; creating movie sets (King Kong Takes New Haven), trips (NYC, Boston, VT, ME, Paris, Belize, etc.) We have Flash-E-mails and newsletters, belong to NECCC, have Hunt's Photo and Video as a sponsor, and have (2) Facebook pages (one is a Forum for sharing and asking questions.)

"Fantastical!!" Everett

"Sue's the best. She puts the fun in photography." Charles "Duck" Unitas

“Thanks Sue, you are a consistent source of inspiration and with every event I get to challenge my skills! The whole experience of photography with the energy and talent of this group is unmatched and I am glad that I am part of it! ” Kusum

"Sue is a master of organization. I learn a lot from her and all my fellow Buds. ” June

"Honored to be a part of the group." Sanjeev

HOW TO PAY:  1) at www.shutter-buds.com through Pay Pal.  2) mail a check to: Sue Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT. 

REASONS FOR THE MINIMAL DUES: Meetup dues, membership in the New England Council of Camera Clubs, other administrative costs, supplies, props, gas for scouting event locations, event props, fees,  banner, name tags, some speaker fees, organizer expenses, etc.  

We're 351 Shutter-Buds

Membership is open to everyone

Content of this Meetup Group is only visible to members

Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:00 AM

    No Cameras Allowed! (Cell phones only!)

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:00 PM

    Plainville Hot Air Balloons (At Your Convenience)

    12 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015 11:00 PM

    Our Best Selfies - Summer, 2015 (An Online Event)

    31 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015 7:00 AM

    Boston Formal - A Black & White Affair

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 8:00 AM

    America Gold Cup Horse Show

    5 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 5:30 AM

    Adirondack Balloon Festival

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:00 PM

    Nostalgia (Online Event)

    20 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:00 AM

    Scott Kelby's World Wide Photo Walk

    13 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 7:00 AM

    Autumn in Southern Vermont

    38 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    PDN PhotoPlus Expo (Javits Center, NYC)

    12 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, November 1, 2015 10:00 AM

    Whimsical Kingdoms (Wee Fairie Village) - Florence Griswold Museum

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, November 30, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Four Seasons Challenge

    31 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:00 PM

    Joining - Paying 2015 Dues (New & Continuing Members)

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, December 7, 2015 7:00 PM


    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015 7:00 PM

    2015 Technical Challenges (Monthly)

    54 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 7:00 AM

    Autumn Adventure (TBA)

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
Founded Aug 26, 2012


Sue Fenton

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy