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WELCOME, PHOTOGRAPHER! Thank you for visiting the Shutter-Buds!

MEMBERSHIP:  $10 dues must be paid for membership approval (renewable each January.) Dues are paid thru Pay Pal at or by mail a check to:  Sue Fenton, PO Box 310194, Newington, CT 06131. Thank you!  Benefits: RSVP for any events; FLASH-E-mails of news, camera tips, CT event news; opprtunities; post photos and share comments; participate in online creative challenges; join our Facebook pages (Shutter-Buds is closed to members; Shutter-Buds Forum is public;) attend our all-day photography workshops by Canon EOL experts, attend the NECCC, and apply for our annual courtesy registration to the NECCC annual summer conference.

"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

"Fantastical!!"  Everett

"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

We're a unique and active group of friendly supportive photographers, beginners to advanced, with all kinds of cameras. We do much more than just "visit" and shoot events. We have educational programs to learn about photography and editing; creative online challenges;  occasional informative meetings; FLASH E-mails with information and tips; have our own exhibit; do special "road trips" (NY, ME, MA, VT, NH, Paris;) have two Facebook pages; focus on techniques at each shoot; host Canon EOL presenters; create our own cool "sets". We do portraits, light painting; a beach studio for a day; B & W; abandoned; events to practice HDR, panoramas, panning; beginner workshops to learn exposure; etc.; technical and online creative challenges; printing and framing; slideshows; playing with photos; Photoshop; Lightroom. Have sets based on movies ("King Kong Takes New Haven," for example.) 

At meetings we teach and share. We are one of only two CT Meetups that belongs to the NECCC (New England Council of Camera Clubs) which enriches us with opportunities. We offer a free courtesy registration to its annual July conference each year. Hunt's Photo & Video, the largest camera store chain in New England, is a sponsor.

Vermont, Paris, Berkshires, glassblowing, Acadia National Park, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Boston, NYC, seal and eagle watches, creative original sets, car shows, abandoned, flowers, discovering towns, New Hampshire, Newport... we're always looking new subjects and innovative ideas. We share, socialize, and have a great time. 

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, fees, banner, name tags, some speaker fees, organizer expenses, etc.    

We're 217 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:00 AM

    Photography Fast Track (What I Wish I'd Known When I Started)

    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM

    Fun With Light Painting - Mill Pond Park!!

    20 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:30 AM

    Photo Editing 1 (Using Photoshop Elements 15)

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017 7:00 PM

    Professional Bull Riding

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 AM

    Autumn Road Trip - The Charming "Northeast Corner"

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    10th Scott Kelby Worldwide Walk

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:30 PM

    Special Meeting - Tethering & How to Set Up a Photo Booth

    13 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017 5:00 PM

    Shutter-Buds Third Exhibit, "Perspectives" - Wethersfield

    15 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:00 AM

    Holiday Cheer in NYC

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, December 29, 2017 7:00 PM

    2017 Membership Dues - Thank You!

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, December 29, 2017 10:00 PM

    What's in my bag? (July-December)

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 7:00 PM

    Scene for All Seasons 2017

    4 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Our Photos on Exhibit 2017

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Our Latest Photos 2017

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:00 PM

    Our Summer Trips, July 15-Sept. 9, 2017 (Online)

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 PM

    CT Snow Sculpture Competition

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:00 PM

    Blue Heron Project (various dates) til May 1

    19 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 7:00 AM


    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018 11:00 PM

    Boothe Memorial Park Spring Festival

    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:00 PM

    Discovering Wethersfield

    17 Shutter-Buds attending
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