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

ANNUAL DUES:  $10, required after a two-week trial and to RSVP; payable at thru PayPal. Our membership reflects supporting members only.

"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

We're a unique and active group of friendly supportive photographers, beginners to advanced with all kinds of cameras. Our focus: learning, growing, and challenging our creativity. We do the typical nature, public event, and urban shoots and give tips on how to shoot them; often adding new twists. BUT we go far beyond. We do portraits, light painting; a beach studio for a day; B & W, our own exhibits; events to practice HDR, panoramas, panning; beginner workshops to learn exposure; etc.; technical and online creative challenges (which we invented;) printing and framing; slideshows; playing with photos; photo editing/Photoshop; Lightroom. We go on fall road trips; create our own cool sets based on movies ("King Kong Takes New Haven," for example;) and host the Canon EOL speakers as well as others. We have informative FLASH E-mails and sponsor (2) Facebook Groups.

At meetings teach and share. We are one of only two CT Meetups to belong 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. 

"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

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 261 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM

    Art Sled Derby

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    Golden Hour Walk and Shoot: Ice Falls to Trains

    22 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, February 29, 2016 11:00 PM

    Seeing Red (An Online Event)

    21 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:00 AM

    Photography Fast Track - March 12

    6 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:00 AM

    Shutter-Buds Host Lindsay Adler, a Canon-sponsored EOL speaker, April 2, 2016

    46 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016 1:00 PM

    Recycled Fashions

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:00 AM

    Capture the Wind (Surf Studio Thru Sunset)

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, May 27, 2016 7:00 AM

    Acadia National Park, ME

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016 8:00 AM

    River Quest

    13 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016 4:30 PM

    Middletown’s 19th Annual Cruise Night On Main

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:00 AM

    Hartchitecture: A Tour of Hartford Architecture

    9 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016 9:00 AM

    Sailfest, New London (July 8-10)

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 11:00 PM

    71st NECCC Conference, Amherst, MA, July 15-17

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 PM

    Sunflowers For Wishes (Buttonwood Farm) At Your Convenience

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:00 PM

    Shutter-Buds 2nd Photography Exhibit

    26 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, September 23, 2016 5:00 PM

    Adirondack Balloon Festival 2016

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

    Scenes from the Berkshires (Working Title)

    20 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 5:00 PM

    Shooting for the Moon

    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

    27 Shutter-Buds attending
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