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 the winning images from our February Competition.

Upcoming Event

Program Night - February 27th - Paula Swift - "Storytelling Children Photography"

Paula will talk briefly about her experience as a photojournalist and how she implements those skills in capturing beautiful, timeless and storytelling portraits of children in today’s competitive photography world. She will share images and the story behind how she captured them technically and emotionally.

Information that Paula will share during her program will include...
How to capture those unexpected moments
How to get shy children to warm up to you
How to keep children involved in their photography session
Use of props to keep the session looking natural
How to incorporate pets
How to capture children on the go
How to let children be themselves during a session
Learn how to sit back and watch a moment happen
Favorite gear to used at sessions

Paula Ferazzi Swift, M. Photog., Cr., CPP owner of Paula Swift Photography a Boston area portrait photographer, spent 10 years chasing fires and covering news assignments all over Central Massachusetts as a photojournalist at the Worcester Telegram.  She started her portrait photography business in Framingham, MA in 2004 and then moved into a new studio in Sudbury, MA in December 2013.

March Competition Deadline - Sunday March 3rd at 11:59 sharp

Education Night -
March 6th - Raj Das presents his Professional and Personal Work

In this presentation, Raj will discuss his architectural photography, sharing images and stories from some of his projects. He'll cover how he finds the best compositions, how he determines whether to use single point vs. two point compositions, and how to stage and style a space. He'll also discuss the gear, tools, and techniques he uses to shoot and process images. If time permits, Raj will also show some of his recent landscape and wildlife photographs.

After joining Gateway Camera Club in 2011 and competing at Level B, Raj took up photography more earnestly. So much so that in 2014, he left his 20-year career in the technology industry to attend New England School of Photography (NESOP) as a full-time student. After graduating in 2016, he launched his own business and a new career working as an architectural photographer. Raj's architectural exterior and interior photographs have won regional, national, and international awards. His photographs have appeared on billboards and been published in publications, including Entrepreneur magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Boston Magazine, and Improper Bostonian among others. In his free time, Raj pursueslandscape and wildlife photography, which led to a recently First Prize in the PDN Outdoors 2017 Annual Photography contest in the Wildlife category.

Competition Night - March 13th - Judge Rick Cloran

Image Study Night - March 20th - TBA

Program Night - March 27th  - "Mastering the 10 Minute Portrait" - presented by Bobbi Lane

Quite often a photographer is given very little time to make an image of a client. Just as often, the amount of space available is limited so there are not many options for light placement on the set. Bobbi presents a series of images taken in a small space, using only 2 lights and having a short time with each subject. She shows quick and effective communication, flattering posing tricks, and how you can create a variety of lighting styles with just two lights. After the presentation, Bobbi will photograph club members, showing how to work these ideas to make a flattering or dramatic portrait. This is a fun and informative evening!

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 40 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation. Her corporate and editorial work includes corporate websites, annual reports and hundreds of environmental portraits for covers and articles for a wide variety of magazine. Bobbi’s honest and fun connection with her clients allows them to feel relaxed and authentic.

Bobbi is the author of two books, teaches online for www.bpsop.com, and has a Craftsy class on Posing and Directing.  Bobbi offers custom mentoring programs for emerging photographers, designed to help business development and improve photography techniques.  A strong advocate for business education, she was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education at APA National’s 25th Anniversary. Her website is www.bobbilane.com

Groups and SIG Meetings


Morse Institute Print Exhibit - Lebowitz Meeting Hall, Natick Library - January thru March


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