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 --

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


June 2016

Saturday June 4, 2016:  Field Trip -- USS Hornet at 10am, We'll take our cameras to an Alameda favorite, exploring the decks and hallways of the retired air craft carrier USS Hornet located at 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda.

Tuesday, June 14: Competition Night --The June competition judge will be Jim Harais. To compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend. The categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Journalism.  You are allowed two images per category.  Remember that for Cash for Images, the image must be photographed since the May meeting. The theme for Cash for Images is "glasses." 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.

Tuesday, June 28: Program Night: David Weintraub will have a Photoshop presentation with emphasis on using layers to edit your images.  He will go through actual examples in adjusting images to make them stand out using the tonal adjustment tools such as levels and curves.  He will also demonstrate background replacement and how to change the color of objects within the image.

July 2016

Saturday, July 9: Old Town Sacramento {Leaderless} If you have never been to old town Sacramento, it is a great place to see the history of California. You can drive or take the Amtrak train from Jack London Square to Sacramento (~ $58 round-trip ticket) and walk over to Old Sacramento. There are riverboats, a railroad museum, automobile museum all around Old Sacramento State Historic Park. The park is free, but check the museums for their admission prices. For those who are interested and hungry, we can meet for lunch during the event.

Saturday, July 9: Coffee Klatch This is a chance for APS members to meet Meet-Up members to discuss various aspects of photography, provide free critiques on any images they bring and to talk about our club. Meet at 10 a.m. at the former High Street Station, now called The Black Pug, located at the corner of Encinal and High Streets. If you are interested participating in this “meet and greet” in a casual atmosphere, just sign up on our Meetup site,www.meetup.com/alameda-photographic-society or just show up if you’d like. If you have questions, you can contact Jeff Dunn at jdunn@mmalameda.com.  Don’t forget to patronize the cafe as there is something delicious to eat or drink while you meet.

Tuesday, July 12: Competition Night -- Categories are Pictorial, Journalism, Travel and Cash For Images.

Saturday July 16, 2016:  Battery Mendell and Point Bonita Light House (Leaderless) Explore the old military batteries and bunkers in the hillsides of the Marin Headlands. Meet at Battery Mendell at10 a.m. The Battery was built in 1905 and served as a fortification to protect the entrance to San Francisco Bay.

As usual, there is no Program Night in July.

August 2016



Tuesday, August 9Competition Night -- Categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative, Monochrome and Cash For Images.

Tuesday, August 23: Program Night  Members can bring their favorite piece of auxiliary equipment or gadget and explain how it works and why it should be in your camera bag. Examples are camera straps, holsters, flash diffusers, rain protection devices etc. They can be retail items or homemade gizmos.

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: info@alamedaphoto.org


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