Welcome to the Gateway Camera Club

Our goals are to share ideas, knowledge, and insight; to help improve the skills and abilities of our members; and to have some fun while enjoying photography.

We recognize photography is changing, growing and with ever-emerging technologies, more exciting than ever!  Gateway was one of the first local camera clubs to embrace digital photography and, as a result, we have some very knowledgeable digital photographers. Many award-winning members of Gateway Camera Club honed their talents and abilities through the mentoring they found at Gateway.

Our club is very active and we meet on most Tuesdays from September to June 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Want to compete, learn and share? Check out our exciting schedule. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Just stop in and introduce yourself. We hope you'll soon find an aspect of Gateway that fits your interests. Please browse our website, learn more about what we do, and enjoy. And remember, enthusiasm is catchy. Come and catch some!   Our Membership Information Page provides details on our club along with a link to our membership application. 

The Slideshow to the right features the winning images from our April Competition

 


 
 

Upcoming Events - All Meetings on Zoom until further notice

 

     


2020-21 Multi-Club CompetitionBetween Boston, Gateway, Stony Brook and Newton Camera Clubs - April 27th

 

May Competition Deadline  - May 2nd at 11:59PM

 

Education Night May 4th - "Visual Perceptions" presented by Jack Resnicki

Our eyes are dynamic devices that are easily fooled and manipulated with what we see and how we see. In other words, seeing is not always believing. Sounds heavy, but it’s actually a lot of fun and entertaining to see just how easily our eyes can be fooled and manipulated. Why do we care? Because understanding how this all works can help you improve your photos and how they are viewed by other. Discussed will be understanding visual perception issues like the Gestalt theory, where the whole is more than the sum of it’s parts. It’s the why of how we see,such as what makes our eyes follow certain visual principles, what color combinations vibrate and look like kinetic movement, why our eyes move and wander from soft out of focus areas to high frequency sharp areas, and so on. All these issues help us as photographers in creating photos that excite and stimulate our viewers. Also discussed will be basic design and composition.

Bio:  Jack Reznicki is a world-renowned photographer, teacher, lecturer, columnist, and author based in NYC.  He is an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography and has twice received the IPC (International Photographic Council) Leadership medal at the United Nations. Jack was appointed a guest professor at Shandong University of Art and Design and named a Mo-Tse Grand Master Photographer in China. Jack is proud to be one of the original “Canon Explorers of Light” and is alsoa Photoshop World “Dream Team” instructor, an “Epson Stylus Pro”, an X-Rite “Coloratti”, and a Sandisk “Photo Master.  Jack also has done Beta testing and consulting with Canon, Mamiya, Microsoft, X-Rite, Leaf digital backs, onOne Software, and Adobe. He currently teaches a graduate course on photography at School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC.

       

 

Competition Night -  May 11th - Judge Don Toothaker

 

Image of the Year Competition Night -  May 18th - Judges Jim DeLuco, Don Toothaker and Dorene Sykes

 

Program Night -  May 25th - "I'M Alive" present by Ivan Rothman

This is a presentation of wildlife from all across the world, set to an inspirational and uplifting musical theme.  It includes travels throughout North America including Alaska, Central and South America, the Galapagos Islands and the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Brazil’s Pantanal, Iceland, Japan, China and 7 countries in Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa).

It is a celebration of wildlife from all across the world set to an uplifting musical theme. It now includes new photos from Antarctica, Brazil’s Pantanal, more African pictures and a lot more.  Ivan recently returned from 3 weeks in Southern Africa where he specialized in “hide” photography.  He spent his time in small rooms built into the ground at the edge of watering holes - his cameras were just inches above water level and the animals  were very very close.  It was an absolutely unique experience resulting in photos unlike any he has been able to do on his many previous African trips.  Imagine photographing elephants 10 feet away from the ground with a wide angle lens - main problem was getting splashed by the elephants in the water.

Bio: Ivan is a retired physician from Long Island, NY with a 40+ year photography experience and a love for wildlife photography.  For the last 20 years he has travelled the world in search of nature and wildlife.

 

      

 

 

 

Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips

 

Club Portrait Event - Motorcycle Portraits - Saturday April 24th 3:30 pm to 7 pm

For the April 2021 Portrait Lighting SIG, we will be running/teaching motorcycle portraits!  We will have a few motorcyclists with their motorcycles posing for us!  Complete information > INFO

 

Field Trip - Boston Public Gardens - Saturday May 15th - 9am to 4pm

Landscapes, cityscapes, combinations of landscape and cityscape, nature, flowers, street, people, performers, close up and macro…these are some of the kinds of photography available to us in America’s first botanical garden. 

Why are we going now?  It’s spring and time to saunter outdoors.  The paths of the Boston Public Garden are a perfect venue for admiring awakening spring and strolling past flowering trees. But especially, it’s the tulip bloom!  We will be surrounded by beauty and color. 

We’ll meet in the morning and stay as long as we want.  Details will be sent to the signed up group.

All current Covid health protocols will be adhered to.  

Sign up >  REGISTER

Offered by Buz Bragdon, Field Trip Coordinator

 

  

 

 

Announcements

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GCC has established two Instagram hashtags to promote our club member pictures.  These are as follows:

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We are looking forward to seeing your pictures under our hashtags on Instagram. Please contact anyone on the Social Media Committee (Fred Floru, Beth DeBor, Susan McIntyre or Terry Anderson) if you have any questions.



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