WELCOME, PHOTOGRAPHER! Thank you for visiting the Shutter-Buds!
ANNUAL DUES: $10 dues are required within 7 days of joining (thru Pay Pal at www.shutter-buds.com. Scroll down.) Membership: RSVP for events, get FLASH-E-mails of information and tips, post photos, join our FB page, and more, etc. We are very active and belong to NECCC and give an annual courtesy registration to its summer conference. (Dues renewable each January.)
"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
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.
"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
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.