Welcome, Photographers!Thanks for visiting the Shutter-Buds!
We're photographers of all levels of expertise (with any camera) who are passionate about photography and who like to be inspired by others, share knowledge, and have a great time. Beginners are welcomed! Our very active group has established warm & friendly communities not only at events, but also on our website and in our Facebook groups. We have online "galleries" full of beautiful photos, each with something to be admired and teach. We try to offer a wide variety of events and topics based on need of our members.We do all the traditional photography genres,BUT what makes us unique is that we're often very...
CRE8TIVEin our approach and events. We add creative twists to events and encourage members to put more of themselves - and often more fun - into photography.
DUES: Dues for this group are just $10.00 for each calendar year. and MUST BE PAID UPON JOINING to participate. Joiners in Nov. & Dec. wait to pay 2014 dues in January.(Pay on Amazon Payments [your profile page] or a check (to S. Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT 06131.) Uses of dues below.
WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING:
* "Fantastical!!" — Everett
* "A wonderful group of people with an array of creative photo ops.So many opportunities to learn & explore at your own pace. Sue Fenton is a dedicated & talented organizer with boundless energy. This is an excellent group to share your passion of photography. ” — Janet
* "Honored to be a part of the group." -- Sanjeev
* "Sue's the best. She puts the fun in photography." - Charles Unitas
SPONSOR:Hunt's Camera & Video, New England's largest camera store
SAMPLE EVENTS: (most we've enjoyed in our first 14 months)
On March 29, 2014 we will sponsor a world-renowned Canon Explorers of Light photographer, George Lepp.Online events/challenges that are creative & fun. Shutter-Buds Forum on Facebook. Exhibit the month of AprilMeetings with topics on techniques like HDR, Ask-A-Pro, processing, photo art, Beginner's Fast Track, composition and analyzing photos, gear, etc. Guest Speakers. We have creative Online Events like "Bottled Up Creativity, "A Bug's Eye View," "Foodtography Fun," or "Snowed In," Holiday Lights FX. We take Road Trips like to Cape Ann, NYC, Boston, Litchfield County, Pemaquid (Maine) 3-day weekend, and are planning a trip to Paris. Events like Wine and Say "Cheese," Spring Goddess at the Waterfall, Capture the Wind beach studio at Hammonassett, Tropical Snow shoot, King Kong Takes New Haven, Pro Portrait Studio, Manhattan for the Holidays, Haunted Lenses Studio; New Haven Formal (in B & W;)Rick Sammon Workshop; spontaneous "FLASH" meetups; a variety of photo albums for posting photos, giving and getting feedback to learn (there's even an album of the photos we "missed;") DIY, like building mirror boxes; creating slide shows with music; framing & exhibiting; panoramic shots, andSO much more. We have been volunteering to take First Responders Disaster Drills at Camp Hartwell as one community project.
AND we like good company, great conversation, and having a lot of fun and laughs along the way.
WE HOPE YOU'LL BECOME A SHUTTER-BUD!
Uses of Dues: Meetup dues, membership in the New England Council of Camera Clubs, gas for scouting event locations, event props, model fees, banner, name tags, and other administrative costs as well as a small token compensation for the hours of work spent to fun this active group.