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SEVEN HILLS CAMERA CLUB HAS 2 PLATFORMS:
Our Facebook group is open to everyone for the purpose of sharing photographs. We love seeing your work.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/12123135722... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1212313572293927/)? multi_permalinks=1509671009224847¬if_id=1595019289438458¬if_t=group_acti vity

The actual 7 HILLS CAMERA CLUB has a presence on MeetUp at https://www.meetup.com/SevenHillsCameraClub... (https://www.meetup.com/SevenHillsCameraClub/)

The MeetUp site is where we list our club meetings and events. We meet twice a month throughout the year at the Salem Covenant Church, 215 E Mountain St, Worcester, MA. We hold competitions amongst ourselves, hold outside photo excursions and events, compete with three other clubs in an annual Multiscreen event, do hands-on photography, and occasionally have speakers.

We have costs associated with running our club, Meetup usage charges, Facility usage charges, NECCC dues, Speaker fees, Judging fees for our In-House competitions and Multiscreen competitions as well as items necessary for our Hands-On projects. Due to these costs some of our meetings are for PAID MEMBERS only.

You can look at our upcoming and past events on the MeetUp site. We love meeting new people and welcome new members. We are a very open and friendly group.

You will find all the pertinent information regarding the club in the drop down menus at the top of the Meet Up web page. See PAGES for information about the club, rules for the different COMPETITIONS and BYLAWS etc. (to find PAGES now you must choose MORE which will bring you to the previous Meet Up site pages choose MORE again then choose PAGES).

Membership runs June – May Individual membership is $35.00 year Family membership is $45.00 year

MEMBERSHIP PRICE IS PRO-RATED QUARTERLY FOR NEW MEMBERS THE FIRST YEAR. For example Individual membership reduces to $25 Oct 1st.

If you are interested in becoming a paying member contact Mary Newth for information on how to pay your dues. OR COME ON OUT AND MEET US!

Upcoming events (4+)

Show Us What You're Working On ZOOM Meeting

Online event

ONLY PAID MEMBERS CAN SHOW PHOTOS - ANYONE CAN ATTEND THE MEETING. We'd love to see what you've been up to lately!!!

Share up to 5 images that you have been working on.
• IMAGES CAN BE OF ANY SUBJECT TAKEN AT ANYTIME.
• Each member may submit UP TO FIVE DIGITAL IMAGES.
• Digital images must be submitted by email to Matt Villamaino at [masked]. by Friday, January 28
• The digital file must have the .jpg extension.
• The images will display best if they are this size: Horizontal: 1400 pixels. Vertical: 1050 pixels
• It is suggested that the photographs be in the sRGB color space.

The Zoom link will be shared closer to the meeting date.

Photo taken by Club member Sue Gomes.

Orchid Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

****This event is open to paid members only. If you want to become a member, please contact Mary Newth, see details below****

Join us at the Orchid Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Their greenhouses will be filled with gorgeous displays of blooming orchids, as well as art installations. Don't worry about the cold - the orchid show is indoors!

The theme of this year's orchid show is "Prisms," which promises to provide abundant opportunities for great photos. There are over 20,000 species of orchids, all different and all spectacular.

We will meet at the entrance to the gift shop, which is just inside the main lobby.

IMPORTANT:
You need to purchase an admission ticket for February 16, at 10am in order to attend. Please go to the Tower Hill website and purchase your ticket as soon as you RSVP. They do not sell tickets at the door, and this event sells out.

Here is the link to purchase tickets:
https://purchase.towerhillbg.org/performancecalendar.aspx

Here is a link with more information about the orchid show: https://www.towerhillbg.org/prismatic-orchid-exhibition/

Seven Hills Camera Club Membership Information:
Full membership: June – May.
Individual: $35.00 year. Family: $45.00 year.
MEMBERSHIP PRICE IS PRO-RATED QUARTERLY FOR NEW MEMBERS THE FIRST YEAR. For example Individual membership reduced to $20.00 January 1st. If you are interested in becoming a paying member contact Mary Newth for information on how to pay your membership dues.

Indoor Light Painting

Salem Covenant Church

***** PAID MEMBERS ONLY ****

Jody will bring his magical lighting sticks and we will have setups for shooting light patterns. Bring your glass balls or some props that you would like to use in the tabletop shots. Or, if you'd rather, shoot life size patterns. If you'd life to make light patters or be a subject in a shot, you may want to wear all black clothing. We will be shooting in the dark using long exposures.

What to bring:
Camera
Tripod
Glass Balls
A small red light flashlight
Remote Shutter Release
Tabletop props

The cost for this workshop is: FREE for dues paying members of 7HCC.
Limited to 20 attendees.

Membership Information: Full membership: June – May.
Individual: $35.00/year. Family: $45.00/year.
MEMBERSHIP PRICE IS PRORATED QUARTERLY FOR NEW MEMBERS THE FIRST YEAR. For example Individual membership is reduced to $20.00 January 1st. If you are interested in becoming a paying member contact Mary Newth for information on how to pay your dues.

Photo taken by Club member, Nancy Szostak Wright.

Spring Club Competition: ONLINE

Online event

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA THE ZOOM PLATFORM.
The link to Zoom will be provided on this website prior to the event.
Note on timing:
The first 1/2 hour of the Zoom meeting will be our opportunity to catch up with each other, meet any new members, and to get an update on any club business. The image review and judging will start at 7pm.

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING
This is the third Club Competition of this year (fall, winter, spring).
ONLY DUES PAYING MEMBERS of 7HCC may enter images.
Non-members are welcome to attend and observe.
A professional photographer, who is not a member of 7HCC, will be asked to judge our images. Blue and red ribbons will be awarded. The judge has not yet been determined. We will send a notice out as soon as we have secured a judge.

ONLY PAID MEMBERS MAY SUBMIT IMAGES.
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
• IMAGE CATEGORIES: NATURE and OPEN.
• Each member may submit UP TO TWO DIGITAL IMAGES TOTAL in any combination. (2 nature, or 2 open, or 1 of each).
• DIGITAL IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL
to the competition host: MATT VILLAMAINO at [masked].
by MONDAY FEBRUARY 28th.
• The digital file must have the .jpg extension.
• Please size your images as close to this as possible:: Horizontal: 1400 pixels. Vertical: 1050 pixels
• The file name must contain the category, maker's name, and the submission number, 1 or 2. (i.e. Open_Villamaino_01.jpg and Nature_Villamaino_02.jpg)
• It is suggested that the photographs be in the sRGB color space.

Membership Information: Full membership: June – May.
Individual: $35.00 year. Family: $45.00 year.
MEMBERSHIP PRICE IS PRO-RATED QUARTERLY FOR NEW MEMBERS THE FIRST YEAR. For example Individual membership reduced to $20.00 January 1st. If you are interested in becoming a paying member contact Mary Newth for information on how to pay your dues.

Past events (545)

Water, Water, Everywhere!

Salem Covenant Church

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