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Sandhill Crane and Chick by Diane Brunovsky
Vine Maples on Crescent Lake by Frank Urbaniak
The Wave by Linda Powers
That's One Hell of a Ride by Bob Baker
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Play It Loud by David Lewis
Shimmering Lights of Paris by Marilyn Chapman
Raindrops on Peony by Donna Romanick
Rainbow over the Dunes by Joanna Cellary
Pink Orchard by Nancy Madacsi
Pink and Yellow Tulip by Gary Bainbridge
Periscope Depth by Kent Stuart
Peppers by Subhra Bhattacharya
Orange Center by Gary Bainbridge
Oh, Don't Let Go by Clarke Warren
New Colors by Bob Baker
Morning in the Swamp by Bob Kochenthal
Moonrise Over Manhattan by Virginia Kolstad
Landing on a Big Flower by Donna Romanick
Key West Pelican by Michael Bellush
Keeping Up by Diane Brunovsky
Jumping Spider by Michael Tracy
Isla del Sol by Linda Powers
I'm Listening by Marv Kaminsky
Hummingbird Meets Bee by David Lewis
Fork Flower by Eleanor Bortnick
Forgotten Craft 2 by Donald Rubino
Floating Dogwoods by Linda Powers
Flamenco Gesture by Mary Fettes
Familiar Bluet Damselfly by Peter Rathgens
Evening Cruise by John Scalera
Crisscross Manhattan Bridge by Kathie Baker
Confusion Reigns by Bob Kochenthal
Backyard Hawk by Michael Bellush
Abstract by Eleanor Bortnick
1908 Singer by Donald Rubino
Jackie Dickert to Speak on Creativity 

At our September 27th meeting, New Jersey photographer, Jackie Dickert, will delve into the 'art of seeing' incorporating elements of design into images, awakening the imagination and using the camera to its fullest to create special effects.  She will also demonstrate some digital editing effects and techniques that will allow for the creation of unique works of art.  

Jackie is a photographic artist who lectures on the beauty of photography at various venues around the state. 


Photos by Jackie Dickert

Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Sparta Ambulance Building in Sparta, NJ.  In person meetings start at 7:30 pm.  Virtual meetings start at 7:00 PM.  Most meetings will be in person this year, however every effort will be made to broadcast the meeting on Webex and to record the meetings for later viewing. 

Click on link for the current meeting schedule:  23-24 Meeting Schedule Final-09012023.pdf

SCC EXPO XXXVIII Print Competition to be held this fall.  

Sparta Camera Club will hold its annual print competition this fall from October 25 to November 19.  This competition is open to the public.  Anyone may submit photos in a variety of categories.  There are also Student and Beginner categories.  

Entrants can submit up to 5 photos.  They must be in a 16x20 mat with a backing board (students can submit 11x14 prints.)  

Key dates are as follows:

Drop off deadline at Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council; Sparta Photo in Sparta and Helrick's in Dover is October 21, 2023.  

Final drop off date at the Sparta Ambulance Building:  October 25, 2023.

Judging:  November 8, 2023

Exhibition:  November 18 & 19, 2023. 

You can obtain a copy of the entry form here:  EXPO Entry Form Final 08012023.pdf

If you are a Sparta Camera Club member and would like to volunteer, please click on the link below to sign up on Sign Up Genius. 

Sign Up Genius Link

Entry forms will also be available at the various drop off locations.  


Current News

Michael Tracy Speaks to Club

Thank you to Michael for his excellent presentation on his work for the NJ Wildlife Conservation Corp at our first meeting of the new year.   Mike helps the NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife Division track endangered dragonfly species.  Mike shared his many wonderful photos of the dragonflies, butterflies and other animals he encounters in his daily walks. 

Recent Outings

Willowwood Arboretum

Everyone had a great time at the Willowwood Arboretum in Far Hills NJ this morning.  There were 10 Seward Johnson Sculptures to view and photograph scattered throughout the garden.  Morris County Parks welcomed our group and even reserved parking for us.  Thanks to Peter Rathjens for organizing!

Photos by Peter Rathgens

Night Blue Hour Outing in Sparta NJ.  

Everyone had a great time on a perfect evening in Sparta learning to take photos during the blue hour right after sunset.  Arik Gorban did a great job of showing us what and how to photograph at this special time of day.  Arik shared several of his photos-see Galleries:  Photos from Special Sessions and Outings. Member photos will be on the uploaded to the galleries section of the website next week.

Thanks to Arik Gorban for sharing his time and expertise with the club.  


Sandy Hook Outing

We couldn't have asked for a nicer day for an outing.  Several SCC members got together at Sandy Hook, to shoot seals, the lighthouse and all of the other wonderful sites there.  It was a chance to chat and shoot with other members.  Here are a few photos:                                           


Photos by Virginia Kolstad


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 7:30 PM • Sparta Ambulance Squad Building
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 7:30 PM • Sparta Ambulance Building
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 7:00 PM • Sparta Ambulance Squad Building


Sparta Camera Club is a friendly group of photographers located in northern New Jersey. The club hosts competitions, critiques, workshops, field visits, seminars, presentations and exhibitions from September until June of each year. These programs are designed to appeal to photographers of all ages and all skill levels and experience. All types of cameras, including digital SLR's, mirrorless, point and shoot and cell phones are used by club members.



Meetings will be held in person in 23/24 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.  Please come to one of our meetings as a guest (there's no charge) and then decide if you would like to join.  Occasionally we have virtual meetings on Webex.  If you wish to attend a virtual meeting, email us at info@spartacameraclub.org. 

If you would like to join the club, click on the Join Us tab on this website.  The calendar is on the Events Tab of this website.



If you have any questions please email:   info@spartacameraclub.org

Club Meetings

From September, 2023 to June 2024, meetings will be held in person at the Sparta Ambulance Squad Building, 14 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, 07871.  There will also be virtual meetings on occasion so please check the website for location before attending.  Meetings are normally held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.  Dates and start times vary, see the Calendar Tab for a complete schedule. 

Please come to one of our meetings as a guest (there's no charge) and then decide if you would like to join.  If you wish to attend a virtual meeting, email us at info@spartacameraclub.org.  


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