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 and a variety of cameras who love to take photos, learn and share with each other, socialize, and have a good time (great discussions & many laughs.)
What makes us unique is that we're often very... C R E 8 T I V E. We do serious and traditional photography, but also like to add twists to create new and original photo ops. Ex. King Kong Takes New Haven, Goddess of the Waterfall, etc. We do local events around CT and we travel, too...to NYC, ME, VT, MA, RI...even Paris!
DUES: $10 (annual dues for 2015) to be active and a FULL MEMBER who may RSVP for event, post photos, participate online and in our Facebook groups, etc.
* "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.shutterbuds.com through Amazon Payments (coming soon) 2) mail a check to: Sue Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT. 3) pay cash in person. "Full Member" will added to your name. You will receive e-mail flashes of news, local ops, & deals; they may post photos, get feedback, sell equipment; join discussions, ask questions, find someone to go on a shoot with, and join our (2) Shutter-Buds Facebook groups, etc.)
EVENTS: Our events encompass a wide scope of styles: some meetings, analyzing photos, creative online challenges, speakers & presentations, original sets and concepts, local public events and visits, (2) Facebook pages, local events, and road trips (Maine, NYC, NY, MA; Paris 2015.) Themes: HDR, urban, street photography, seasonal shoots, landscapes, neutral density filters, exposure & technique, films on famous photographers, light painting, portraits, composition, ghosting, beginners events, slide shows, mirror boxes, architecture, editing, sky photos, photo art, studio shoots with props/sets, fire poi, Shutter-Buds exhibit, NECCC opportunities, B & W, and more. We held a CanonUSA-sponsored speaker, George Lepp.
REASONS FOR THE MINIMAL DUES: Meetup dues, membership in the New England Council of Camera Clubs, other administrative costs, gas for scouting event locations, event props, model fees, banner, name tags, and as well as a small token compensation for the services of a hardworking organizer who scouts, plans, writes thorough itineraries, maintains the FB pages, answers members' e-mail, and leads this very active group and offer great opportunities.
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