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Studying by June Anderson
Morning At Caddo by Bob Kochenthal
Not So Dandy Dandelion by Diane Brunovsky
Great Horned Owl and Owlet by Diane Brunovsky
Great Horned Owl by Diane Brunovsky
Intracacies of the Common Dandelion by Diane Brunovsky
Time to Wake Up by Steve Van Houten
Pining Away by Nathaniel Burke
Celestial Symphony by Nathaniel Burke
Hydrangea in a Teapot by Donna Romanick
Those Who Came Before
Electric Clouds by Cheryl Henderson Brill
New York View by Nancy Madacsi
The Sandlot Kid by Christy Graham
1908 Singer by Don Rubino
Haunted by Nancy Madacsi
Window Pain by Frank Urbaniak
Up the Down Staircase by Frank Urbaniak
Early Tuscan Morning by Lisa Burghart
The Back of Whatever This Is by Michael Clarke
Just Horsing Around by Stacey Waring
After the Apocalypse by Eleanor Bortnick
American Copper Butterfly by Michael Tracy
Wood Duck in Tranquil Waterscape by Gary Bainbridge
The Wave by Linda Powers
Deep in Thought by Lisa Burghart (BIS)
Railings and Stairs by Peter Rathjens
Angry Bull by Virginia Kolstad
He Loves Me Not by Retta Cheung
Aquatic to Aerial, Dragonfly Emerging by Mike Tracy
Carving a Wave by Peter Rathgens

SCC Competitions End the Year

SCC Will end the club year with two competitions!  On May 8, Ellen Stein will judge our third club competition with the theme, 'Bells, Books and Candles'.  The photos submitted can be on anything related to the theme.  This promises to be a very interesting competition.

On Wednesday, May 22nd, SCC will hold its year end photo competition.  This year it will be a print competition.  Members can submit up to 5 photos in this competition.  They may have been entered into any prior club competitions or EXPO but cannot have won an award at a prior Year End Competition.  




Several outings will be held this spring.  The first one has been scheduled for Sunday April 28, 2024 at Milbrook Village in the Delaware Water Gap.  Milbrook Village is a collection of restored buildings in an old village.  It is a wonderful place to take photos.  

The outing is limited to SCC Members and their friends and family.  Members are asked to register under events if you plan to attend.  



Current News

Paul Michael Kane:  Unseen Sussex County.  

Paul did a great job of introducing the club to the many old structures and areas of Sussex County during his presentation last night.  St. Paul's Abby and __________were among the sites we visited.  It is always good to have Paul Michael Kane at an SCC event.  His comments and photographic knowledge are invaluable.

Judy Hancock:  At the March 13,2024 meeting of the SCC, Judy enthralled SCC members as she reviewed key aspects of minimalist photography – simplicity, negative space, and limiting the photo to one subject. She shared her wonderful photos us and discussed how she achieves the minimalist effect.  Judy is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  

Jackie Dickert, local photographer, gave critiques on photos submitted by SCC Members for the Creativity Photoshare.   Members submitted almost 80 photos of various types of creative photography, such as ICM, blurs and Photoshop editing.  It was a fun and informative evening.  

Scott Keys, noted bird and wildlife photographer, spoke on his photographic styles and techniques as applied to nature and bird photography at the February 7 meeting.  Scott covered settings, light, perspective and the inclusion of habitats.  His beautiful photos were wonderful to see.  

Clarke Warren:  thank you to Clarke Warren for organizing his presentation for "The Photographers Eye" on January 24.  Clarke interviewed three photographers, Arik Gorban, Subhra Bhattacharya and Nancy Madacsi on their photography and thoughts on how to accomplish what they wanted to achieve. It was a great evening.

Cole Thompson, renowned black and white photographer gave an excellent presentation on "Why Black & White Photography?" on November 29, 2023.  Cole's message was to follow your vision and his work exhibited a unique perspective on the world.   The presentation was very well received by SCC Members and visitors.  

Jackie Dickert presented Pathway to Creativity at the September 27 club meeting.  Jackie shared her excellent photos and discussed how she obtained these shots.  Jackie will return to do a critique of member photos at the Creativity photo share early next year. 

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

Sandy Hook

Peter Rathjens lead another outing to Sandy Hook on Saturday, February 25th to shoot the seals, the wonderful old buildings and just share the interesting photo opportunities at Sandy Hook.  It was a cold day, but everyone had a great time!

Photo by Peter Rathjen's camera. 


Waterloo Village Outing 

Peter Rathjens lead a fun informative outing to Waterloo Village in Stanhope New Jersey on March 5, 2024.  Approximately 30 members and their guests joined us on a beautiful afternoon to take photos for the photography challenge and to learn about long exposure photography.  Waterloo Village is a historical site along the former Morris Canal.  Old Buildings, the Muscenetcong River and many old artifacts allowed members to take photos of the Photography Challenge:  rust, reflections, woodgrain and waterflow.  

The photos taken by the members will be shown at a future meeting.  

Thank you Pete for a great outing!

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.  


Photos by Virginia Kolstad


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:00 PM • Virtual on Webex
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 7:00 PM • Sparta Ambulance Building
Thursday, April 25, 2024 7:00 PM • Online on Zoom (SCC Members Only)


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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