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 7:30 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.
Join our Meetup at: 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 --
Annual Membership Dues for 2015 are due NOW, and should be paid before January 1, to maintain continuous membership.
CLICK HERE to pay your dues on-line using PayPal or credit card. Or mail a check to: Paul Hampton
Pictorial Inter-club Competition October 18 - Six images were selected out of 20 submitted by 10 club members to go on to the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Pictorial Inter-club Competition at the end of this month. PSA rules required that we submit six of the 20 by six different makers. This will be the first of four quarterly submissions by our club. Thanks go to our three club judges, Terry Toomey, Paul Hampton, and Allen Hirsch, who picked 1st through 4th place and 2 Honorable Mentions to go on to PSA. (The judges, by the way, were not among entrants.) Thanks also go to all club members who submitted their images for consideration. The Board encourages all members to submit their favorite images for the next PSA Pictorial submission, to be announced next month.
Names of the winners and thumbnails of their selected images are visible on our website CLICK HERE, where they can be expanded to larger format. Ignore the "Masters Level" designation: A single arbitrary level had to be chosen by PSA rules.
Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) October Newsletter CLICK HERE -- N4C October competition results CLICK HERE
for the best (and maybe the last) FotoClave ever!
November 7 – 9, 2014
Hilton Concord, Concord, CA
Program Flyer CLICK HERE
Schedule CLICK HERE
Tuesday, October 28, Program night
Stephen Hinchey will give a presentation on CamRanger. CamRanger connects to most Canon or Nikon DSLR cameras and creates a WiFi network. You can also connect to a network and control your camera using an IOS or Android device or a Mac or Windows computer. CamRanger can also be combined with the PT Hub and MP-360 motorized tripod head to control pan and tilt within the CamRanger app. We all like gadgets, so come and learn about this neat technology.
N4C Proudly Presents -- FotoClave 2014, Click HERE for the FotoClave Flyer, and Click HERE for the program schedule.
November 7 – 9, 2014, Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA
Tuesday, November 11, Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are Nature, Pictorial, and Creative. You are allowed two images per category. The Cash for Images Competition topic is "Scary." The guest judge will be Chuck Honek. Remember the Cash for images image must have been photographed after the October competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Tuesday, November 25, Program night
There are no meetings this Month, with the exception of a Member Only Dinner to be held at a yet to be determined time and Place.
Tuesday, January 13, Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are (to be announced). You are allowed two images per category. The Cash for Images Competition topic is (to be announced). Remember the Cash for images image must have been photographed after the November competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Tuesday, January 27, Program night (Topic to be announced)
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.
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.