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 February 2020 Competition

Special Upcoming Event


Smart Phone Photography Workshop -  Saturday, May 16, 2020   9-4:30

Sponsored by Gateway Camera Club and Hunt’s Photo & Video

Hampton Inn - 319 Speen St, Natick MA      

Cost: $75 PP (Early Bird $65 if paid by April 1, 2020)  Lunch is included

Have you wanted to take the camera on your smart phone to the next level? Are you afraid to buy an app without knowing how good it is or how to use it? Then this workshop is for you. Learn how to use you phone’s camera and it’s native app as well as other sophisticated apps to take high quality images and edit them creatively. Whether you want to improve your travel and family images or take your images to the next level, then this workshop will help you to make the most of your phone's camera.

The morning will be spent discussing how to use your native phone camera and other apps to take a photo. We will break for lunch and then spend some time taking photos. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent learning how to edit your photos.

Presenter: Paul Toussaint, a pioneer in the mobile art movement. Mobile master, Award-winning photographer and curator/owner of The Empty Spaces Project Gallery on Main, Putnam, CT” Paul will bring several large images printed from his mobile phone photos.  www.Paultoussaint.com    



Upcoming Events




February 25th - No Meeting


March 1st - March Competition Deadline - Sunday 11:59 PM

March 3rd - Education Night - "Unleash Your Creativity with Topaz Studio" presented by Hazel Meredith

See what Topaz and the latest Studio 2 can do for your images! Topaz is amazing! It covers everything from creating stunning Black & White images, to creative lens effects, glowing light and painting effects, to helping you with better ways to mask and select difficult areas, sharpen, get rid of digital noise, and add clarity. There are thousands of creative photographic techniques to make your images the best they can be. Topaz Studio now allows you to use Topaz as a stand-alone program as well as still be able to export from PS & LR. And with the release of more new products with AI technology, they keep hitting new highs in creative editing!

About Hazel:

Hazel Meredith is an award-winning photographer, teacher, speaker, workshop leader and a highly respected competition judge. In 2007, she began teaching post-processing techniques through local adult education programs, and now teaches at camera clubs and conferences across the U.S. as well as through her own workshops. She is a frequent webinar presenter for Topaz Labs.

She released her first eBook, “Working with Textures & Overlays: Turn Ho-Hum into a Work of Art” in 2015, and the sequel in April 2019.Hazel loves the creative aspect of photography and post-processing, especially the use of textures, overlays and software to create unique images. She enjoys teaching and sharing her techniques to assist other photographers in realizing their own creative visions. In 2017 she and her husband, Dave, founded the “Creative Photography Conference” in New England, with their4thConference in May 2020. The event has begun moving around the country, expanding from its first years in MA.

Hazel is actively involved with the photographic community, and has held leadership roles and received honorary distinctions from several organizations. She believes that camera clubs are a great way to share the passion of photography and keep learning and sharing new techniques.





March 10th - March Competition - Judge Mike Roman



Boston, Gateway and Stony Brook Camera Clubs Tri-Club Competition 2019-2020

Overview:  All members of the three clubs are invited to participate in this friendly competition.  Members may choose to create digital photographic images in any or all of the nine categories.  All images must be created within a six-month period beginning on April 1, 2019 and ending on March 31, 2020.  In April, each club will select their best images in each category to compete in the Tri-Club competition event which will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:30-9:00PM at the Gateway CC location in Framingham.

The Tri-Club Competition on April 28 will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges who are independent of the three clubs.  The judges will offer their educational comments on all of the images presented to them.  Awards will be given to the best image in each class within each category.  At the end, a Best in Show Award will also be determined for each class across all categories.

More information on the categories:  /d/7103295a-c97b-4721-9c14-2beedb8baf0a

Submit your images the same way you submit images to our monthly competitions.  /Competitions/SubmitImageToCompetition.aspx#no-back-button


Events of Interest

Crane Beach Photo Safari - Sunday, March 22  -6-8PM



Gordon Parks Exhibit at the Addison Gallery of Phillips Academy - February 1 to April 26



Making not Taking - Portrait Photography in the 19th Century at the Davis Museum - February 6 to June 7



Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips

Lighting SIG - March 7th 1PM - McAuliffe Library

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