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NOTE: Annual $10 DUES are required for membership. You may visit for a week. JOIN, pay the dues (www.shutter-buds.com via PayPal button,) get APPROVED, and then you can enter our website and jump right in!!
WELCOME, Photographer! JOIN is not membership. Thank you for your interest in the Shutter-Buds! This is a very friendly, creative, and active group for all levels and cameras which has offered over 360 events in almost 6 years. We always search for new ideas and opportunities, and experiment with all genres.
MEMBERSHIP: The $10 dues for membership APPROVAL (renewable each January) may be paid via a secure Pay Pal button at www.shutter-buds.com (http://www.shutter-buds.com/) or by mailing a check to: Sue Fenton, Madame Fifi Publications, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT 06131. Thank you! Between 500 and 600 (unpaid) hours go into running this event. SUPPORTERS KEEP THIS GROUP RUNNING by graciously helping with the organizer's expenses (gas, fees, props, scouting, speakers, etc.)
BENEFITS: access to all our private website content and full event details (which the public cannot see;) RSVP for any on-location or creative online events; a wide range of events from ME, to NH, VT, RI, MA, NY and beyond (we have gone to Paris and are looking into a cruise to Cuba, etc.; FLASH-E-mails of news, camera tips, CT events news; posting photos and share comments; road trips; join our Facebook pages (Shutter-Buds is closed to members; Shutter-Buds Forum is public;) some meetings with speakers and presentations; we have sponsored 3 all-day workshops thru Canon EOL and award a discounted registration to the annual July NECCC annual summer conference. We are a very creative group with almost 6 years of experience that is always looking for new destinations and ways to expand our horizons.
"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'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
TASTE OF THE PHOTO FUN: Vermont, Paris, Berkshires, Gloucester, Cape Cod, Maryland, glassblowing, Acadia National Park, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Boston, NYC, Paris, lighthouses, street and urban photography, seal and whale watches, huge Maryland eagle event, light painting, autumn road trips, fun with a gorilla costume, creative original sets, abandoned, car shows, snowy owls and watching heron nests, abandoned, Steampunk, portrait events, house renting for weekends of photography, fire breathers, flowers, aperture creativity, al-day Photography Fast Track class, golden hour and blue hour, night neon, fun effects, photo booths, and so much more. We share, socialize, and have a great time.
IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, FIND NEW SUBJECT MATTER, KEEP UP ON NEW INFORMATION, EXPAND YOUR CREATIVITY, and HAVE SOME FUN SOCIALIZING, SHARING AND LEARNING, THEN CONSIDER JOINING OUR SHUTTER-BUDS COMMUNITY