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

ANNUAL DUES: $10 dues must be paid for membership approval, renewable each January. Dues can be paid thru Pay Pal at or by mail a check to:  Sue Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT 06131. Thank you!  Benefits: RSVP for any events; FLASH-E-mails of news, camera tips, CT event news; opprtunities; post photos and share comments; participate in online creative challenges; join our FB pages; attend our all-day photography workshops by Canon EOL experts (for users of all camera brands,) attend the NECCC, and apply for our annual courtesy registration to the NECCC annual summer conference.

"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

"Fantastical!!"  Everett

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

"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

We're a unique and active group of friendly supportive photographers, beginners to advanced, with all kinds of cameras. We do much more than just "visit" and shoot events. We have educational programs to learn about photography and editing; creative online challenges;  occasional informative meetings; FLASH E-mails with information and tips; have our own exhibit; do special "road trips" (NY, ME, MA, VT, NH, Paris;) have two Facebook pages; focus on techniques at each shoot; host Canon EOL presenters; create our own cool "sets". We do portraits, light painting; a beach studio for a day; B & W; abandoned; events to practice HDR, panoramas, panning; beginner workshops to learn exposure; etc.; technical and online creative challenges; printing and framing; slideshows; playing with photos; Photoshop; Lightroom. Have sets based on movies ("King Kong Takes New Haven," for example.) 

At meetings we teach and share. We are one of only two CT Meetups that belongs to the NECCC (New England Council of Camera Clubs) which enriches us with opportunities. We offer a free courtesy registration to its annual July conference each year. Hunt's Photo & Video, the largest camera store chain in New England, is a sponsor, giving us  10% discount on accessories.

Vermont, Paris, Berkshires, glassblowing, Acadia National Park, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Boston, NYC, seal and eagle watches, car shows, abandoned, flowers, discovering towns, New Hampshire, Newport... we're always looking new subjects and innovative ideas. We share, socialize, and have a great time. 

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, fees, banner, name tags, some speaker fees, organizer expenses, etc.    

We're 236 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:00 AM

    SERIOUS Photo documentation opportunity OCT 25, 26 and 27, 2016

    5 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:30 PM

    Meeting (Speaker!) Watch for Date Change

    15 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:00 PM

    2016 Membership Dues, Policy, & Payment Methods- Thank You!

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:00 PM

    The Four Seasons Challenge 2016

    28 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:30 PM

    Meeting: Special presentation!

    12 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:00 AM

    Holiday Cheer in NYC

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:00 PM

    Members' Photos on Exhibit, 2016 (Online Gallery)

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:00 AM


    14 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 AM

    Tyler Stableford, Canon Explorer of Light

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    Committee: Tyler Stableford Event

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 7:00 AM


    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 AM

    Autumn Road Trip - 2017

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:00 PM

    Discovering Wethersfield

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
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