The Territory Shutterbugs
Living in a place as beautiful as The Galena Territory, one would think there’d be an active community of photographers. That would be us, The Territory Shutterbugs. We’re a very informal group of photography enthusiasts – some would call us a “club” – that gets together on a regular basis to share stories, insights, technology know-how and all sorts of other fun stuff related to taking pictures. Our skill levels range from basic photography knowledge to advanced amateurs, and our cameras of choice could be a smart phone or tablet all the way up to a sophisticated DSLR with a lens the size of a bazooka mounted on the front.
To each his own. And by the way, someone with limited experience using an off-brand phone can still snap a marvelous photograph.
When we meet
The club gathers at 8:30 a.m., the second Saturday of each month, in the Arts & Crafts Room of the Owners’ Club. Sometimes we take field trips to pretty places in and around The Territory: Past excursions have taken us to Mississippi Palisades State Park, downtown Galena, Galena Falls Park and Murphy’s Gardens. We might have an educational presentation or a guest speaker, and everyone has the opportunity to share some of their favorite photos.
We’re fun and a tad disorganized, but we are dedicated to helping all our members enjoy the art of photography.