The Science Museum Camera Club
The Science Museum Camera Club is a community of practice that has been meeting at the Buffalo Museum of Science since 1939. As a community, all levels of experience are welcome. We believe that by sharing our knowledge, experience and friendship we can grow in our abilities as photographers while having fun doing so.
- At the first meeting of the season, the SMCC adopted an updated version of the SMCC Constitution & By-laws. You can see the documents under About US.
- Sept 2017 FORMAT Newsletter in now online. You can download it here: September 2017 FORMAT Newsletter
- NFRCC FALL SEMINAR: The NFRCC Fall Seminar will be on October 14, 2017 at Michael's Catering & Banquets in Hamburg, NY. The featured presenter will be the acclaimed photographer, writer, and presenter Bill Fortney. For more details, please see the brocure at NFRCC Fall Seminar Oct 14, 2017 Featuring Bill Fortney To register, please go to the NFRCC website at nfrcc.org
2016 - 2017 E Thomas Smith Competition
We held the E Thomas Smith Competition on March 22, 2017. The three judges selected Larry Mathewson's "Tufted Titmouse" as the first place winner. Congratulations Larry and to all who entered their images in the competition.
Checkout Our Members Galleries: Member Photographs
Brochure :2016-2017 Brochure.pdf
Program Meeting Handouts can be found here:Download Page
From September 21, 2016 through May 3, 2017 we meet every first and third Wednesday of each month at The Buffalo Museum of Science located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211-1293. The venue is the museum's theater which features a world class screen for projected images and theater seating. Meetings start at 6:30 PM and close by 9:30 PM. Visitors are welcome at any meeting at no cost. Since Summer is the time to go photograph with the family, the club does not meet during June, July and August. Please see our schedule on this website for more detail.
Contact us: E-mail
Click on "Resources Tab" from the top toolbar menu for Club Information, tutorials, competition rules
Field Trip information can be found in the "Events list" from the Organization tab above
BONUS for 2016-2017 all paid members get a free corporate membership to Old Fort Niagara
for member, spouse and children and grandchildren under 18. Link to the Fort:Old Fort Niagara
Latow Photography Guild, Burlington Ontario: Latow Calendar
Andrea Burke's YouTube from Oct 21 Meeting: Get Creative Presentation
The Club Helps Members Achieve Their Photographic Goals:
Below is listed some of the activities the Club offers as a means to follow your passion. As a community, it is up to the members to determine what best fits their needs.
Feedback: The first meeting of every month is a competition. Following specified guidelines, members enter digital and print images that are evaluated by experienced judges from outside the club. One key benefit of competition is that everyone view the entries and hears judges' comments which in turn will help all understand how to improve their own photography.
Education: The second meeting of every month is program night, featuring topics of interest to the club members. These sessions are intended to foster knowledge and understanding and to support all members in becoming better photographers.
Hands on: Several opportunities for field trips are offered each year and the club encourages member participation.
Informal Connections: One of the greatest benefits of community is that one can always connect with other Club members to learn a new skill or to solve problems. The Club environment is keyed to facilitating these interactions.
Outings: Club members go as a group to interesting locations for photographic opportunities.
Opportunities to Exhibit Photos:
The club participates in several photo competitions regionally and internationally where members' photos are submitted. The Club is a member of the Photographic Society Of America (PSA) and the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC), both of which hold competitions. Galleries on the Club website also provide the opportunity for members to showcase their photographs on the internet.
The annual individual membership fee is $35.00 and a family membership is $45.00. Students over 18 with School ID can join for free.
Only paid members can enter pictures in competition. Visitors please feel free to drop in on any meeting. We welcome all levels of photography.
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