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

We're a very active group of very friendly, supportive, and passionate photographers with different levels of experience from beginners to a professional photojournalist who love to take photos, learn and share with each other, socialize, and have great discussions & many laughs.) All cameras are welcomed.

ANNUAL DUES:  $10  (required to join Jan. - December.) This is a community-supported meetup. Dues are renewed each January for continuing members. (New members who pay dues in Oct., Nov. & Dec. will have paid dues for the next year, too. How to pay dues appears on top of the HOME page.)

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;) 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, light painting, photo editing; road trips (Hudson Valley, Gloucester, etc.), 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, a sponsor of ours is Hunt's Photo and Video, and we 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, model fees, banner, name tags, some speaker fees, etc.  

We're 372 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 5:00 PM

    DREAMLAND - Wadsworth Atheneum Coney Island Block Party!

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00 AM

    Westover Air Show 2015

    25 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:45 PM

    First Signs of Spring! (Online Event, til May 26)

    17 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 1:00 PM

    Long Exposure Workshop

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:00 PM

    Return and Show your 3D/learn how to take a 3D picture

    11 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM

    Central Park Safari

    14 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 7:30 AM

    Coney Island Mermaid Parade

    22 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 8:00 AM

    Paris, City of Lights - June 22-27

    13 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 3, 2015 5:00 PM

    Fireworks in Middletown

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 10, 2015 5:00 PM

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

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

    Mohawk Trail Summer Journey

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

    70th Annual NECCC Photography Conference

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:00 AM

    Shutter-Buds "Photo Booth"

    10 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

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

    PDN PhotoPlus Expo (Javits Center, NYC)

    6 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 PM


    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 PM

    For Those Wishing To Become Full Members

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

    The Four Seasons Challenge

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

    Paying 2015 Dues (New and Continuing Members)

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
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