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Lotus Pod by Michael Clark
Here's Looking at You by Linda Powers
Tri-colored Heron by Kent Stuart
Vegetation by Michael Clark
Violin by Don Rubino
Wood Duck on Calm Waters by Gary Bainbridge
The Walkway by Peter Rathjens
Timely Assets by Peter Rathjens
Red-Lored Parrot in Nest Hole by Gary Bainbridge
Pink by Deena Vanover-Macdonald
Mum by Joe Scozzafava
Midtown Manhattan by Virginia Kolstad
Magnolia by Linda Powers
Madcap Martini by Diane Brunovsky
Facing Off by Robert Kochenthal
Glenwood Mountain by Frank Urbaniak
Floral Experiment
Evening Studies by Donald Rubino
Early Morning Wood Duck by Donald Rubino
Decline and Decay by Frank Urbaniak
Datura by Mary Fettes
Bee-Lieve by Deena Vanover-MacDonald
Bearded Iris by Linda Powers
Autumn on the Muskenetcong River
A Tender Moment by Diane Brunovsky
Great Horned Owl and Owlet by Diane Brunovsky

Congratulations to the  Winners of the SCC End of Year Print Competition

SCC Members won several awards at the 2024 Year End Print competition.  

Diane Brunovsky won Best in Show for her photo Great Horned Owl and Owlet  (shown below).  Best In Class winners for each category include:

Intermediate:  Mum by Joe Scozzafava

Advanced:  Bearded Iris by Linda Powers

Masters:  Great Horned Owl and Owlet by Diane Brunovsky

Photo Art:  A Tender Moment by Diane Brunovsky

The judges were Clarke Warren, Robin Stevens and Steven Fischkoff.  

Congratulations to all.  

The winning photos are shown in the slideshow above and on the Galleries tab under In Club Competition Results.  



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

SCC Camera Night was a Huge Success!

Nick Palmieri was the guest speaker at SCC's Macro/Closeup Photography workshop Wednesday night.  Nick provided a presentation and advice and assistance throughout the night.  Sean Garvin and Frank Urbaniak organized the evening bringing equipment and set ups.  Everyone had a great time!


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: 

Milbrook Village

SCC Members met at Milbrook Village in the Delaware Water Gap NRA for a fun morning of photography.  The old buildings and beautiful area lent itself to a great opportunity to take some unique photos.  Thanks to Peter Rathjens for organizing these events.

Photo by Peter Rathjens

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!

Photo by Peter Rathjens

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 05, 2024 7:30 PM • Sparta Ambulance 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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