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

ANNUAL DUES: $10 dues must be paid for membership approval, renewable each January. Dues can be 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 FB pages; attend our all-day photography workshops by Canon EOL experts (for users of all camera brands,) 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, giving us  10% discount on accessories.

Vermont, Paris, Berkshires, glassblowing, Acadia National Park, Adirondack Balloon Festival, Boston, NYC, seal and eagle watches, 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 257 Shutter-Buds

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM

    Reception, Lecture, & Lewis Hine Photography Exhibit

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, March 31, 2017 7:00 PM

    Snowflakes (Individual experimenting - ends March 31st)

    11 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 PM

    Committee: Tyler Stableford Event

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM

    Tyler Stableford, Canon Explorer of Light

    31 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM

    Earth Day Celebration

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:00 AM

    Zoo! Animals in Motion

    11 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, May 26, 2017 7:00 AM


    3 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 7:00 AM

    Above New York

    16 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Sunday, June 11, 2017 7:30 AM

    Plein-Air Painters, Roses, & Glass Sculptures

    14 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-week Evening Series #1

    12 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 10:00 AM

    Cape Cod Weekend with the Shutter-Buds

    10 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #2

    9 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017 7:00 AM

    Salvage and Sails

    2 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #3

    8 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Friday, July 14, 2017 12:00 PM

    NECCC Annual Conference

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:30 AM

    Lavender and a Picnic in the Park

    28 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #4

    7 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:00 AM

    Artisans and Redcoats

    18 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:30 PM

    Summer Mid-Week Evening Series #5

    6 Shutter-Buds attending
  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:00 PM

    World Photo Day, August 19 (Plans to celebrate TBA)

    1 Shutter-Buds attending
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