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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

Cole Thompson to Speak on Black & White Photography

Cole Thompson, renowned black and white photographer will speak on "Why Black & White?"  in a virtual presentation to Sparta Camera Club on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM.  The presentation will be broadcast on Webex.  It will not be an in person meeting.  

Non Members are welcome.  Please email us at www.spartacameraclub.org for a meeting invite. 

Thanks to All Who Attended the EXPO Print Exhibitiion this Weekend.  It was a Great Show!

The Sparta Camera Club Print Exhibition was a great success this weekend.  There were many wonderful photos on display along with photos for sale by several members.   It was open to the public which resulted in many visitors over the two days.  

Free one year memberships in the club were awarded to the winners of the Best in Show photo, the Best Beginner photo and the Best Student photo.  All three photos are shown below.    

Lisa Burghart won Best in Show for her Photo, 'Deep in Thought' (see below).  Charles Becker won Best in Class, Beginner, for his photo, 'Catskills', and Nate Burke won Best in Class Student, for his photo, A Celestial Symphony.  



        'Deep in Thought'                                                'A Celestial Symphony'      


                                                                'Catskills '  


The People's Choice Award went to Stacey Waring for her photo, 'Just Horsing Around'.   People's Choice is voted on by the attendees to the Exhibition.  


Here is a list of all of the winners: 

EXPO AWARD WINNERS LIST Rev 11092023.xlsx.pdf

Current News

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

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, December 06, 2023 7:00 PM • Sparta Ambulance Squad Building
Thursday, December 07, 2023 • None


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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