WELCOME, PHOTOGRAPHER! Thank you for visiting the Shutter-Buds!
ANNUAL DUES: $10, required after a two-week trial and to RSVP; payable at www.shutter-buds.com thru PayPal. Our membership reflects supporting members only.
We're a unique and active group of friendly, supportive, and passionate photographers; beginners to advanced, with a focus on learning, creativity, and always looking for new challenges. Activities include: hosting Canon-sponsored speakers; NECCC conference; many shooting genres from landscape to B & W, and night sky; light painting; films on photographers; technical challenges; golden hour shoots; beach studio; road trips to NY, ME, VT, Newport, Boston, and Paris; fire poi; presentations on composition, stock photography, photo editing; framing, etc.; portraits; glassblowing; HDR; exhibiting; long exposure; slide shows; seal watch; car shows; Adirondack Balloon Festival; beginners training; ice castles; designing photo cards; creative movie sets like King Kong Takes New Haven, street in NYC; abandoned; and so much more. We "invented" online creative challenges and are always looking for innovative things to do . We share, socialize, and have a great time. All kinds of cameras are welcomed.
We have Flash-E-mails and newsletters, belong to NECCC (and offer a courtesy registration to their annual conference;) have Hunt's Photo and Video as a sponsor (with a 10% discount on accessories;) and have (2) Facebook pages (closed Shutter-Buds group and the Shutter-Buds Forum (for anyone) for sharing and asking questions.)
"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
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.
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