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 Club. CLICK 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 --
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.
Pictorial Inter-club Competition The 2014-2015 Interclub competition has concluded, with APS finishing 8th of 28 clubs. The next round of four will begin in the September time frame. PSA rules required that we submit six images by six different makers. There will be four submissions by our club, one every other month. The judges, by the way, will not be anyone entering the competition. Thanks go to all club members who submit their images for consideration. The Board encourages all members to submit their favorite images for the next PSA Pictorial submission, to be announced soon.
A slideshow of the selected images are visible to members on our website CLICK HERE
Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) July Newsletter CLICK HERE -- Latest N4C competition results CLICK HERE
Tuesday, July 14: Photo Competition The categories were Pictorial, Nature, Creative and Monochrome. The "Cash for Images" competition topic was Chair.
Saturday, July 18: Mystery Field Trip This is our fun mystery field trip where you won't find out where we are going until the morning of the trip. To join, meet at 8:30am at the parking lot in front of Kohls at the Alameda Southshore Shopping Center. The trip leader will hand out a flyer indicating the location and photographic categories. Lunch will follow for anyone who is interested.
Saturday, July 25: Playland Not by the Beach On this field trip, we rediscover our youth and fun by playing and photographing old pinball machines and other arcade games. See the Side Show Circus World, Pinball Alley, and other shows. The location is 10979 San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. $15 admission, $10 for seniors. More info at: (510) 592-3002
Sunday, July 26: Berkeley Kite Festival This is always a fun outing, giving you a chance to see innovative kites, lots of people enjoying the sights, great colors and scenery with views of San Francisco Bay and the City. It all starts at 10am at the Berkeley Marina. Parking is difficult, but you can try to park at or near the Cal Sailing Club. They have shuttles to take you to the festival about half-a-mile away.
Tuesday, July 28: No Program Night in July
Saturday, August 8: University of California Santa Cruz Botanical Gardens Time and other information will be posted soon.
Tuesday, August 11: Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend.) The categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Monochrome. You are allowed two images per category. The "Cash for Images" competition topic is Apple. Remember: the "Cash for Images" entries must have been photographed after the last competition date of July 14. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1 each.
Tuesday, August 25: Program Night Watch this space for an announcement.
Tuesday, September 8: Competition Night (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend.) The categories are Pictorial, Travel and Journalism. The "Cash for Images" competition topic will be announced at the August meeting.
September 11-14: Field trip to Mono Lake, Convict Lake, Bodie, Bristle Cone Pine forest and more. This will be our second overnighter to the Eastern Sierra. If you do not wish to camp, you should reserve a hotel room as soon as possible. Most of us are staying at the Lake View Lodge in Lee Vining. Please let trip organizer (and club president) David Weintraub know if you are interested, so he can get your contact information and how many people will be in your group.
Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations
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.
The March 2015 publication of the Foto FanFare Newsletter listed the First Place through Honorable Mention and Best in Show for projected images and prints from last month’s judging for all N4C camera clubs whose images placed in their local competitions. Congratulations to Stan Schonberg for receiving Best in Show for his image “Coming Through” in the Pictorial category. Can’t resist those cute kids! Members Allen Hirsch, Kotomi Ito, Bob Hirschfeld, Lenny Rush, Stephen Hahn and Terry Toomey also received place awards for their images.
Click HERE for the N4C Competition definitions.
Click HERE for the latest N4C Competition Results.
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 Chapter, Yerba Buena. 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.