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

ANNUAL DUES: $10, renewed each January (thru Pay Pal at Benefits: RSVP for events, get FLASH-E-mails of news, camera tips, CT event news; 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 254 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 PM

    Fine Art Photography (Creative Online Challenge til 6/30)

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

    Sailfest, New London (July 8-10)

    5 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 15, 2016 11:00 AM

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

    11 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 7:00 AM

    Golden Hour Walk and Shoot - Composition Card Practice

    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016 7:00 PM

    Roses at Elizabeth Park (Creative Online Event, Jun. 17-July 17)

    15 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:00 AM

    Whale Watch

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM

    Sunflowers For Wishes (Buttonwood Farm) At Your Convenience (July 23-31)

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 7:00 AM


    6 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:30 AM

    Cruisin on Main, Manchester CT

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:00 PM

    Click and Flick

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

    Shutter-Buds 2nd Photography Exhibit

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

    Adirondack Balloon Festival 2016

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

    Scenes from the Berkshires (Working Title)

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

    Shooting for the Moon

    23 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:00 AM

    Annual PDN PhotoPlus Expo - Free Exhibit Hall

    2 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

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

    Members' Photos on Exhibit, 2016 (Online Gallery)

    17 Shutter-Buds attending
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