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

MEMBERSHIP:  $10 dues must be paid to be a member (renewable each January.) Dues are paid thru Pay Pal at www.shutter-buds.com 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.

Vermont, Paris, Berkshires, glassblowing, Acadia National Park, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Boston, NYC, seal and eagle watches, creative original sets, 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 287 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:00 PM

    Pareidolia (Online Creative Challenge)

    17 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #4

    11 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:00 AM

    Artisans and Redcoats

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #5

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM

    Sunset Sail

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:00 PM

    World Photo Day, August 19 (Plans to celebrate TBA)

    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 PM

    Total Solar Eclipse photo op- once in a lifetime chance

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #6

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Cedar Hill Cemetery movie night!

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 AM

    Shutter-Buds 5th Anniversary Celebration - Photo Event & BBQ

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 7:00 PM

    Project Hummingbird - Stage 2 - Feeders & Photos (til Sept. 15)

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30 AM

    Biggest Fair in CT

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

    Autumn Road Trip - 2017

    6 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    World Wide Walk

    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:00 PM

    Shutter-Buds Third Exhibit, "Perspectives" - Wethersfield

    15 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:00 AM

    Holiday Cheer in NYC

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, December 29, 2017 7:00 PM

    2017 Membership Dues - Thank You!

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, December 29, 2017 10:00 PM

    What's in my bag? (July-December)

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 7:00 PM

    Scene for All Seasons 2017

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Our Photos on Exhibit 2017

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
 
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