Welcome to South Towns Camera Club (STCC)



The South Towns Camera Club is a photographic organization devoted to advancing its’ members’ skills in the art and science of photography.

See below for a listing of the Winter/ Spring 2018 meetings.

Membership is open to all photo enthusiasts, from beginning novices to experienced photographers.  South Towns is renown for excellent photography and our friendly, fun atmosphere.

South Towns, founded in 1979, is a member of Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC).



Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, September to May, at 7:30 p.m., at the Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Ave, Hamburg, NY. (South of Buffalo, NY)

Basic Instruction Workshops are held at 6:30 p.m. on program nights.  Basic workshops are NOT held on image evaluation/competition nights.

Our meetings feature diversified instructional programs and voluntary image evaluation/competitions.  Visitors are always welcome at no charge.  Refreshments are served.  The meeting schedule for Winter/Spring 2018 is listed below.


 Thursday, March 1, 2018

6:30pm: Basic Instruction for new or beginner photographers

7:30pm:  Program on "Off Camera Flash" presented by expert photographers Scott Simons and Chris Empey                                                                          



Contact Janet LoPresto at (716) 913-9788 or jlop206@gmail.com 


  • Thursday, February 22, 10am: Buffalo Zoo lead by Carol Pustulka.  Meet at the Zoo Entrance at 10am.   We will be photographing monkeys in the Rainforest and other animals outside.  For details and to sign up  contact Jan Barton at 655-1602 or email jbarton@sterlingww.com


* Live lectures, workshops, and instruction covering all facets of photography, including digital, presented by expert photographers.

* Basic workshops at 6:30 p.m. on program nights – Hands-on presentations by experienced photographers geared especially to the photographer just starting out.

* Opportunities for fellowship with others who share your interest in photography and a desire to improve on photographic skills.

* Group photographic field trips.

* Lending library free to all members.

* Opportunities to visit any of the affiliated camera clubs in the region.

* Member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).  Visit the PSA at: http://psa-photo.org/

2018 MEETING SCHEDULE                 

Jan 4, 2018
6:30 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:30 pm - “Window Light Portraiture" Manny LoPresto

Jan 18
7:30 pm - 4th Print and Digital Image Evaluation
                Judge: Doug Hansgate    Assigned Subject for Color Print - Human Portrait

Feb 1
6:30 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:30 pm -“Member's Night"  Members present up to 15 minute mini-program

Feb 15
7:30 pm - 5th Print and Digital Image Evaluation
                Judge: Cheryl Belczak

Mar 1
6:30 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:30 pm -"Off Camera Flash - Basics" Scott Simons and Chris Empey

Mar 15
7:30 pm - 6th Print and Digital Image Evaluation
                Judge: Charles Bartolotta   Assigned Subject for Monochrome Print - Landscape

Apr 5
6:30 pm - Basic Instruction for new photographers
7:30 pm - "Whirls, Swirls and Bubbles" Patti Larson

Apr 19
7:30 pm - 7th Print and Digital Image Evaluation
                Judge: Chris Empey

May 3
7:30 pm - Print and Digital Image of the Year Competition
                Three Judges:  TBA

May 17
6:30 pm - Annual Award Banquet
                Ilio Dipaolo's, Blasdell, NY


Monochrome Print:

  • First Place - Manny LoPresto "Up the Stairs"
  • Second Place - Carol Pustulka "Pretty Girl"
  • Third Place - Carol Pustulka "Looking at Me"

Color Print:

  • First Place - Deanne Cunningham "Egret Elegance"
  • Second Place - Tom Smith "Shenandoah Pine"
  • Third Place - Joannie Metzler "Pink Pail"

Projected Image - General:

  • First Place - Deanne Cunningham "Incoming"
  • Second Place - Gerrie Gilcrist "Profile of a King"
  • Third Place - Carol Pustulka "Chilly Chickadee

Projected Images - Creative/Artistic

  • First Place - Lynne Koller "Beauty"
  • Second Place - Tom Smith "Humpback"
  • Third Place - Sandy Queeno "Chevron"



For the latest news about South Towns Camera Club,  the affiliated NFRCC clubs and upcoming special events, go to http://www.nfrcc.org/


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