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 353 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, July 10, 2015 5:00 PM

    Riverfest 1st "Food Trucks" w/ConnectiCon Happy Hour (costumes!)

    21 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015 8:00 AM

    Mohawk Trail Summer Journey

    34 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 17, 2015 10:00 AM

    70th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 2:00 PM

    Monster Truck Show

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    Sunflowers For Wishes (Buttonwood Farm) At Your Convenience

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 1, 2015 11:00 PM

    Our Best Selfies 2015 (An Online Event)

    27 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:00 PM

    "The Milky Way" in Vermont

    13 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, August 23, 2015 10:30 AM

    Skyhoundz Disc Dogathon Qualifier

    22 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    Discovering Norwich Connecticut

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

    America Gold Cup Horse Show

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

    Autumn in Southern Vermont

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

    PDN PhotoPlus Expo (Javits Center, NYC)

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

    Whimsical Kingdoms (Wee Fairie Village) - Florence Griswold Museum

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

    The Four Seasons Challenge

    32 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)

    55 Shutter-Buds attending
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