Light Painters Learning Center-Digital Photo Club on the North Fork

Hello Photographer! Wouldn’t you like to become a Light Painter?

  • Are you frustrated with the conversion from film to digital?
  • Do you want to know more about using Photoshop and other imaging editing programs?
  • Do you want to learn how to use your camera?
  • Are you frustrated with inconsistent results you get from your camera?
  • Are you looking for a camera club on the North Fork?

You belong in the Light Painters Learning Center if you answer yes to any of those questions!

The Light Painters Learning Center is based on the North Fork of eastern Long Island. We meet once a month at the Southold Recreation Center in Peconic, and once a month for a photowalk to practice our craft. Visit for a single meeting for $20 or become a full-fledge member for $85 annually. Either way, you’ll meet people who share your love of photography while learning about digital imaging-from setting your camera up to editing your photos on the computer.

Photographers of all skill levels, from a variety of backgrounds make this a fun and interesting group. No camera snobs allowed-bring your digital or film SLR, point and shoot, or hybrid prosumer camera, and we’ll help you figure out how to get the best out of it. After all, it’s photographer, not the camera, baby!

We welcome adults of all ages and mature teens.  Try us! You’ll love us!


The details:

A Digital Photography Social Club
We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the evening to explore the principles of photography, learn about processing images in Photoshop Elements and review and critique photos submitted by members for evaluation. Then we meet later in the month-usually the 4th weekend of the month in the morning to for a photowalk with our cameras in hand.  Instructor Judy McCleery will be on hand at all sessions to facilitate and moderate.

Meetings are held at the Southold Town Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY

In the summer months of July and August, the monthly Thursday meetings will go on hiatus. Only photowalks will be conducted.

Members Only-Premium Content
The Light Painters Learning Center is a members-only group. Dues for membership will be payable in advance for a 12-month period with a stipend also due at each meeting. Membership includes access to a members-only section of where exclusive content such as tips, tutorials and other information will be available for download. This information will coincide with the topic of the month. Access the members-only section of the website even if you can’t make it to the meetings.