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 January Competition

 


 
 

Upcoming Events - All Meetings on Zoom until further notice

 

 


Image Study Night - January 19th - Commentator Paul Smith with emphasis on Long Exposure Images

 

Program Night - January 26th - "Astrophotography" presented by Manish Mamtani

Manish Mamtani is a very talented and passionate photographer. He will discuss his background, what kind of photography he does and why. Manish will share his work which includes: Milky Way, Star Trails and Full Moon. He will discuss the Story, Background, Planning (tools like Photopills) and execution, etc.  He will also answer questions about his work. I strongly recommend that you check out his work via the links at the end of his biographical information to get an idea of the quality and diversity of his portfolio.

Bio: Manish Mamtani is an avid nature photographer who has traveled widely across the exotic destinations and focuses on landscapes that reflect the beauty of Nature. His motto is to showcase the unseen beauty of Nature through his Aerial photography. He also specializes in Landscapes, Night/Astro and Infrared Photography.  Manish grew up in Nagpur, India where he completed his Graduation and Chartered Accountancy. He moved to the U.S. in 2008 to work as an IT/finance consultant. He discovered his love for photography in 2010, when he first visited Yosemite NP and experienced the beauty of the Majestic Park. Manish’s work has won many National and International Awards including Grand Prize in USA National Parks contest ‘Share the Experience’, ND awards, Black and White Spider Awards, London School of Photography, etc

You can find him online at – Facebook - www.facebook.com/ManishMamtaniPhotography 
Instagram – www.instagram.com/mmamtani
Website – www.manishmamtani.com

 

   

 

February Competition Deadline - Sunday January 31st at 11:59 PM

 

Education Meeting - February 2nd - "Multiplicity" presented by Lisa Cuchara

Multiplicity is a photography technique in which the same subject/person is photographed and then the photographs are digitally re-mastered in Photoshop showing clones of the person/subject all in one photo. For people subjects the final photo makes a great website, blog, or Facebook photo. It is fun to do with kids and seniors. Learn how to make yourself into a triplet or quintuplet! End up with an image with many copies of you. For non-people subjects multiplicity can be fun and add impact to your images. This is also a fun way to learn layers and masks!

Bio: Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Master Craftsma (PPA), Master of Photography (M. Photog.) HonNEC is very passionate about photography and enjoys both being behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. She loves to photograph nature but finds many subjects equally intriguing. Lisa and her husband Tom are known for their expertise in Photography and in Photoshop, and for their inspirational and informative photography workshops. Lisa has created numerous award-winning photographic images and enjoys sharing her vision, passion and her knowledge! Her photographs have appeared in Adirondack Life, Wild Bird, Birder’s World, in calendars, on the cover of a fictional paperback novel, in galleries and exhibitions, and been accepted into the PPA loan collection. Lisa & Tom have published two books with Amherst Media “Create Fine Art Photographs from Historic Places and Rusty Things” and “The Frog Whisperer”. Check out Lisa and Tom and their photography classes, photo tours and workshops at

 

 

Announcements

 

Instagram

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

#gatewaycameraclubma

#gcc_ma

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.


Events of Interest 

The 2020-21 Multi-Club competition categories have been determined.  The eight categories are:

Abstract
Architecture
Life During COVID
Macro/Close-up
Monochrome
Motion
Reflections
Two Things

We are competing this year with three other clubs: Stony Brook, Gateway and Newton.  Your photos must originate in the period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.  Each club will select their best photos in each category to compete in the multi-club competition in April, 2021.  We will compete in Classes A and B with rules and format similar to last year.  Participation is open to all club members.  More information on the Multi-Club Competition Page

 

Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips

 

 



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