Welcome to the Alameda Photographic Society

We invite you to explore photography through friendship, workshops, competition and learning programs. Look around, get to know our photographers, our mission, places we visit and the excitement of expression; better yet come to one of our meetings and see for yourself.


Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.

We meet semi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. at 2441 San Jose Ave. in Alameda, CA (with the exception of December and the fourth Tuesday in July).  Look for the side door of the First Christian Church.  It says Fellowship Hall; just come up the stairs to find our group. 

To compete with your images and have trained judges provide feedback, join our ClubCLICK HERE to download the application, or CLICK HERE to pay your dues with PayPal.

You can also join our Meet-up to receive meeting announcements:  http://www.meetup.com/Alameda-Photographic-Society/

Competition nights are on 2nd Tuesdays (Not in December). Program nights are on the 4th Tuesdays (not in December).

Current News --

PSA Interclub Competition -- The first of 4 rounds with the Photographic Society of America's Interclub Pictorial contest is now open for your submissions. Pick any two of your best pictorial images to send in to compete with other clubs in the Photography Society of America. Do not include images that were selected to go to PSA in previous competitions (ones not accepted are OK). Submit images NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY OCT. 23, 2016. Six different images from six different makers will be accepted for this contest by the Club Board's panel of judges. Contact Jeff Dunn if you have any questions or concerns.

Field Trip Hold Harmless Agreement - In order to participate in APS Field Trips we are now requiring that each attendee have a signed Hold Harmless Agreement on file with the club's Treasurer.

IMPORTANT NEWS - We have changed the monthly APS Competition upload deadlines - To help keep the competition evenings running as smooth as possible and timely, we will be encouraging our guest judges to preview the competition images before the actual competition time.  It is thought that by previewing the images, the judge can better focus on the critiques in a more concise manner. In order to provide this early preview capability, we will need to close the competition upload center sooner to Monday night (midnight) for the next day’s Tuesday night competition.    

Photomontage video. At the request of several members wanting to know how he constructed his winning "Return to Mortibank Manor" image, Jeff Dunn has posted a Youtube video showing transitions of the 30+ layers that went into the image. The music with the video is of his own composition. Search Youtube under MORTIBANK to see it.

Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) Newsletter (currently on hiatus) -- Latest N4C competition results CLICK HERE


October 2016

Saturday October 8: Fleet Week -- Join us on Treasure Island as we watch and photograph the Blue Angels and other air show participants from Treasure Island. It's a great alternative view as they fly directly over our heads and continue over San Francisco Bay. Click for more info.

Tuesday, October 11: Competition Night -- The categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative, Monochrome, and Cash for Images. Remember that for the Cash for Images category, the images you submit must be photographed within the past 30 days of the competition date.  You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each. 

Wednesday October 12: Point Reyes -- We will travel to Point Reyes to capture Tule Elk and other wildlife. Carpool from Kohl's parking lot. Here is a link to the flyer

Tuesday, October 25: Program Night -- Our own Leonard Stanton will discuss the best techniques to “Organizing Your Images in Lightroom."

November 2016

Tuesday, November 8: Competition Night --The categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative and Cash for Images (the category is "Lines.). Remember that for the Cash for Images category, the images you submit must be photographed within the past 30 days of the competition date.  You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each. Please pay the Club Treasurer (Paul) as soon as you arrive at the meeting.

Sunday, November 13: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center -- Join us for a field trip as we hike along the Arthur Emmes Trail out towards the Bay. Click for more info.

Tuesday, November 22: Program Night -- Member Challenge: Everyone is invited to bring two images and share the story of the challenges you faced in taking/processing the images.

December 2016

Tuesday, December 13:  Join us for our annual Holiday Party. Location to be announced.

As is our custom, there will be no Competition or Program Nights in December.

Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations

Northern California Council of Camera Clubs

The Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) is the umbrella organization for 11 San Francisco Bay Area camera clubs, whose members comprise photography enthusiasts—beginners, amateurs and professionals. N4C provides an opportunity to grow photographically and compete at an inter-club level. Most individual member clubs hold their own local monthly judged competitions in two photographic mediums, Prints and Projected Images, and in various subject matter.

Join in the fun with N4C and their local camera clubs. Participate in field trips, seminars, and workshops, share learning experiences and camaraderie among fellow photographers in your area! We use the N4C competition definitions and rules for all of our competitions.

Click here for the N4C Competition definitions.

Read the Latest N4C Newsletter (currently on hiatus)

Click here for the latest N4C Competition Results.

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The Photographic Society of America 

The Alameda Photographic Society of America is also a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and its local Yerba Buena chapter. The Photographic Society of America is a worldwide organization for anyone interested in photography. The society includes casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers. Founded in 1934, PSA has members in over 70 countries. Individual, club, and council memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly magazine; online photo galleries, image evaluation, study groups, and courses; competitions; an annual conference; recognition; and discounts on photography-related products and services.

Contact: alamedaphotosociety@gmail.com

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