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 November 2019 Competition
Image Study Night - November 19th - commentator Paul Smith
Paul will be conducting Image Study Night next Tuesday. The "theme" is Black and White. This is optional. Please send him 2 images that you have converted to B&W along with the original color images. Please include in your e-mail the method used for converting to B&W. Please use your full name in title of image using the following naming convention: PaulSmith_B&W_1, Paul Smith_B&W_2, PaulSmith_Color_1, Paul Smith_Color_2. If sending from a Mac, be sure to add .jpg extension.
Deadline is Sunday November 17th 6PM.
Program Night - November 26th - "How to Make a 5-minute Slide Show" presented by Paul Smith and Charlene Gaboriault
On Tuesday November 26th, Paul Smith will present a program on how to make a 5 minute slideshow. There will be a discussion of what elements go into making a successful slideshow. Following the discussion, Paul will demonstrate how to bring your images and music into Proshow Gold and export to either an .exe file or mp4 file. This will include showing how to synchronize your music to your images and how to select and adjust dissolve selections. For Apple users, Charlene will show how to make a slideshow in Apple's iMovie.
Education Night - December 3rd - "Self-Expression Through Imagery" presented by Steve Koppel
Steve took up photography initially as a hobby in 2012, and his own imagery became unexpectedly therapeutic when his family experienced difficult medical challenges. Steve believes in the power of self-expression through imagery, independent of an individual’s artistic training or background. This belief led Steve to found the EDI Institute which promotes healing, connection and self expression through digital imagery. He created a one of a kind mobile app for this work,. The EDI program is currently used in many hospitals and other treatment facilities.
During his talk, he will discuss imagery as a form of self-expression, both from the perspective of a passionate photographer and from the view of individuals who are “non-artists”. In addition, he will include techniques used to photograph moving water on the beach. Steve’s own imagery seeks to convey the deep connection he has with Cape Cod. He is a Brewster resident, and is represented locally by the FOCUS gallery in Chatham.
Holiday Banquet and Program - December 10th at 6:30 PM -
Events of Interest
Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips
Field Trip - Saturday December 7th - Tower Hill's Celebration of Lights
Tower Hill’s annual celebration of lights and winter’s arrival opens Thanksgiving weekend. It showcases thousands of lights that create enchanting landscapes with varying themes and color palettes. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and sell out quickly. Tickets cost $19 per adult or $14 if purchased by a Tower Hill garden member.
More information on the Field Trip page.
Lighting SIG - Saturday December 7th - Model Shoot - Framingham Library
More information on the Groups page.
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