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The Housatonic Camera Club

is composed of members from communities in the tri-state area (Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York) who meet to share their love of photography, their experiences, travels, and expertise, and to educate one another and the public. Members — beginners, advanced amateurs, and professionals — work in prints, film, digital, color, and Balck and White mediums.
The Housatonic Camera Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June at Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT. The Club also offers annual programs that are open to the general public. These programs can range from exhibits and slide shows to field trips and workshops teaching the basics of photography to cutting edge technology and techniques. In the past, HCC exhibitions include the Douglas Library in Canaan, CT, the Salisbury Bank and Trust in Lakeville, CT, the Moviehouse Gallery in Millerton, NY, the Millbrook Library , NY, and Noble Horizons in Salisbury, CT.
As part of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) and Photographic Society of America (PSA), three times a year members are encouraged to submit photos for competition within the HCC. Those chosen to go on to the next level of competition are sent to the NECCC and PSA for consideration with photographs from member New England region (NECCC) and international (PSA) camera clubs.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Housatonic Camera Club, please contact Webmaster Lazlo Gyorsok, email: lazlo1@optonline.net

 “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

Aaron Siskind

“Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

Elliott Erwitt

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

“Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.”

Steven Pinker

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange

“Photography is a way to shape human perception.”

James Balog

“Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.”

Martin Parr

“Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it’s good to capture people when they are themselves.”

Patrick Demarchelier

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”

Ansel Adams

“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”

Garry Winogrand

“Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.”

Jean-Luc Godard

“Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.”

Elliott Erwitt

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.”

W. Eugene Smith

“Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

Alfred Stieglitz

“Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.”

Andy Goldsworthy

“Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.”

Edward Steichen

“Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.”

Chuck Close



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Check out the videos of our previous meetings

The Housatonic Camera Club Landscape Book

is finished. Thank you Jeff Breitman for your hard work on the project, selecting the pictures, putting it altogether, arranging the printing, etc.





Get in touch with Jeff if you want a copy of the book.


Some changes for interclub competitions.


The coming season we will compete in NECCC interclub competitions in the Nature and Pictorial categories.
These competitions stay the same as last year. We enter 4 images from 4 different members in the Nature and Pictorial competition.
We also compete in the PSA interclub competitions.
PSA is starting this year a Black and White competition, we will compete in the Pictorial and Black and White categories this year, and NOT in the Travel category anymore.
In the PSA competitions we enter 6 images from 6 different members.
I will start asking for NECCC’s Nature and Pictorial images in September, and for PSA’s Pictorial and Black and White images in October.
Get ready and start collecting your images now.

Some useful videos