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 from 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 images from our Image of the Year Competition.


Upcoming Events


October Competition will OPEN for Submissions - Monday Sept 18th

Competition Night - Tuesday Sept 26th - 7:30 PM

Education Night - Tuesday October 3rd - Photoshop Elements and Post Processing by Kent Messamore

This presentation will be primarily for photographers just starting in post processing images, however, intermediates may reinforce their knowledge of the basics.  Kent will be using Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 live as an example program.  He will briefly explain differences between Adobe Elements, Photoshop, and Lightroom. Post Processing is a fundamental part of a serious photographer’s workflow of shooting, editing, and publishing a photograph.  Kent will discuss JPEG and RAW file format, why you should shoot one or the other, and the awesome power of Adobe Camera RAW.  The presentation will address fundamentals of post processing including Importing, Organizing, Cropping, Global toning, and Exporting.  The focus will be on Selections, Local Toning, layers, Adjustment Layers, Blend Modes, and Masks with examples on how to use them.

This presentation is being given by Kent Messamore. He has previously addressed Gateway with presentations on Photoshop and Lightroom.  Kent has an extensive background in both Photoshop and Lightroom. He started in the early days of Photoshop restoring old family photographs both commercially and as a hobby.  His images have received awards in local, regional, and international competition. He has taught computers, Post Processing, studio lighting, model posing, Lighting with Flash, and photo imaging extensively at workshops for NECCC, Camera Clubs, Studios and Meetup Groups. Currently he is teaching a 16-week Digital Photography class at Manchester Community College, NH. Kent doesn't just teach "what the tools do" but brings workflow experience into the classroom.  Kent is a certified Adobe Education Trainer.


Special Event

A Day with Tony Sweet  - Saturday Nov 18th 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Appearing at Gateway Camera Club

Click HERE for more information. 

See Tony's website at: www.tonysweet.com

Ongoing Events

Art of the Photography SIG - Friday Sep 15th - 7:30 - Where did you start, Where you are today, Where you go from here! More information on the Group Page

Field Trip to Heritage Gardens in Sandwich - Saturday Sept 23rd
  - check out the Field Trip page for complete information.


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