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 October 2019 Competition


Upcoming Events

 
 

Program Night - October 29th - Expose to the Right presented by Ossian Lindholm

Exposing to the Right (ETTR) is a photographic technique for getting the most out of the dynamic range of the camera by avoiding banding and the appearance of noise in the shadow areas of our images. “I find this technique very useful when I am facedwith scenes of wide dynamic range with very bright and dark areas”, says our presenter Ossian Lindholm. The technique consists of over exposing the image,but avoiding the appearance of burnt pixels. Shooting in RAW and exposing to the right, you will achieve very malleable photos with a goodtonal range. Then, in the shadows you will have more detail and absence of noise. Ossian will explain the ETTR technique, giving the audience the tools needed to achieve technically correct photographs suitable for big prints, fine art prints or photos for a book.

Bio: Ossian Lindholm is a nature photographer from Tucuman, Argentina. Trained as an agronomist (involved in using land and plants for food, fuel, etc.), he turned his deep passion for nature to photography. In his work as a photographer, teacher, and documentary filmmaker, he is dedicated to capturing, conserving, and sharing the landscape, nature, and culture of Argentina in its most pristine state. Ossian has published five books, 15 calendars and he teaches photography courses throughout the year. Since 1998 he has been leading groups of photographers and naturalists on photographic journeys throughout his native Argentina. Until 2015, he was the host of the very popular weekly nature TV documentary “TravesiasFotograficas”.

 

   

 

Competition Deadline November 3rd at 11:59PM Sharp

 

Education Night - November 5th - Focus on Sharpness presented by Mike Milicia

Capturing fine detail is often a critical element of a successful image.  This  presentation will explore a variety of tools and techniques which help to maximize image sharpness.   We will take a look at some of the features and tuning options of today’s autofocus (AF) systems and how to best take advantage of them.  Other topics will include live view AF, mirrorless AF, back button focus, tripods and heads, long lens technique, handholding, and microfocus adjustment.  Special attention will be paid to understanding the difference between DSLR and Mirrorless AF systems and their relative advantages and disadvantages.

 

Competition Night - November 12th - Judge Dorene Sykes

 

 

 

Groups and SIG Meetings and Field Trips

       

    Field Trip - Saturday October 26th - Autumn Foliage Boston

    We will stroll the Public Garden to our hearts content viewing the over 80 different species of colorful exotic trees and beautiful plants.  There is a whole afternoon’s worth of photographing in the Public Garden, but for those who want to venture out a little, stroll down the tree lined Commonwealth Ave. Mall. 

    More information on the Field Trip page.   Click to >> REGISTER

     

    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.  

     

     


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