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 from beginners to a professional photojournalist who love to take photos, learn and share with each other, socialize, and have great discussions & many laughs.) All cameras are welcomed.
ANNUAL DUES: $10 (required to join Jan. - December.) This is a community-supported meetup. Dues are renewed each January for continuing members. (New members who pay dues in Oct., Nov. & Dec. will have paid dues for the next year, too. How to pay dues appears on top of the HOME page.)
Our trademark is being C R E 8 T I V E. A small sample of our wide variety of activities: nature and urban photo shoots in CT & beyond; inspiring speakers (local and Canon Explorers of light;) portrait events; making slide shows; technical skills practice; online creative challenges; events (car shows, hot air balloons, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, etc.) seal watches (eagles, butterflies), our own exhibits, framing, fire poi, beach studio, HDR, urban decay, light painting, photo editing; road trips (Hudson Valley, Gloucester, etc.), workshops; creating movie sets (King Kong Takes New Haven), trips (NYC, Boston, VT, ME, Paris, Belize, etc.) We have Flash-E-mails and newsletters, belong to NECCC, a sponsor of ours is Hunt's Photo and Video, and we have (2) Facebook pages (one is a Forum 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
HOW TO PAY: 1) at www.shutter-buds.com through Pay Pal. 2) mail a check to: Sue Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT.
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, model fees, banner, name tags, some speaker fees, etc.