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. 

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 -- 

Annual Membership Dues for 2015 are due NOW to maintain continuous membership. Only dues-paying members are eligible for Competitions.

Dues can be paid at the next meeting. Please give a check for $50 (per person) or $70 (per couple) to club treasurer Paul Hampton. Or you can pay with PayPal on our About Us page.


Pictorial Inter-club Competition   PSA rules required that we submit six images by six different makers. There will be quarterly submissions by our club. 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.

Names of the past winners and thumbnails of their selected images are visible to members on our website CLICK HERE, where they can be expanded to larger format.

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


February 2015

Tuesday, February 24: Program night:

Photographer Katherine Du Tiel

On winter sunrise mornings on the Menlo Park bayfront, Katherine Du Tiel was lowered in a steel cage 141 feet down a freezing cold shaft and whisked away on a train in a huge pipeline underneath the bay to document the tunnel boring machine construction activities. Hours later she would return to the office covered in mud. Du Tiel was the staff head photographer for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from 2005-2014 and her job was to photograph the $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program, from the Hetch Hetchy Valley of the Sierra Nevada to the faucet in homes. She photographed the repairs, replacements, and seismic upgrades of the system's deteriorating pipelines, tunnels, reservoirs, pump stations, storage tanks, and dams. 

She is now the Senior Photographer for San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art. She received her MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally and is in several collections.

She spoke to us in April 2012 about her photo series "Realm of Infinite Possibilities." This time, she will discuss her work as a photographer for major construction projects undertaken by the city of San Francisco. Click here to view her website.


March 2015

Saturday, March 7:  Field trip to Treasure Island at 8am (members only)

Come explore the Island by foot or bike and see the breathtaking views of San Francisco skyline, the bridges and historic sites.  We will meet at the Avenue of the Palms at the parking lot just past California Avenue near the Treasure Island Chapel.

Tuesday, March 10: Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend)

The categories are Pictorial, Travel, Journalism, and Monochrome.  You are allowed two images per category. 

The Cash for Images Competition topic is "Curves". Remember: the "Cash for Images" entries must have been photographed  after the February competition.  You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.

Saturday, March 14:  Coffee Klatch

This is an informal get-together for people who are wondering about what we do at APS and would like to have a free evaluation of their photography by N4C-certified judge Jeff Dunn. Bring your favorite prints or digital images (on laptops, flash drives, iPhones, iPads, whatever) and Jeff will shower you with compliments on your work and perhaps also provide some helpful suggestions for improvement. Held every other month at Alameda's High Street Station, 1303 High Street, Alameda, CA (map). 
Tuesday, March 24: 

Bay Area photographer Susanne Karlak will present her concept of "Exploring Painterly Photography".


Friday, March 27 - 30:  Field trip to Death Valley (members only)

Led by longtime APS member Jeff Dunn, this field trip will include a night under the stars at Eureka Dunes, and visits to Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, U2's Joshua Tree, Darwin Ghost Town, Darwin Falls, Mosaic Canyon, and Mustard Canyon, with a view of the sunset from Dante's View. That's Saturday's agenda. Then Sunday, we will meet at 20-Mule Team Canyon to catch the sunrise on the Badlands, and visit Artists Drive, Devil's Golf Course, Badwater, Falling Rock Fan, Willow Creek, Sidewinder Canyon, Mormon Point Coyote watch, the China River Date Farm, and Amargosa River at sunset. Monday begins with Desert Pavement, Bat Mountain, Devil's Pulpit, Dublin Gulch, and Saratoga Springs/Ibex dunes. 

April 2015

Saturday, April 4: Field Trip to the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

This event begins at 8:30am with a walk through the open marsh and salt flats of the Bay. The Center is located at 4901 Breakwater Avenue in Hayward near the San Mateo Bridge. Take Highway 92 west and take the last exit before going over the bridge at Clawitter/Eden Landing Road.

Tuesday, April 14: Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are Pictorial, Nature, Creative, and Travel.  You are allowed two images per category.  The Cash for Images Competition topic is (to be announced in March.)   Remember: the "Cash for Images" entries must have been photographed  after the March competition.  You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.

Tuesday, April 28: Program night (Topic to be announced)

May 2015

Saturday, May 9:  APS photo exhibition opens at the Alameda Museum (gala reception on May 17)

The show continues all month.


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

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 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.

Contact: info@alamedaphoto.org

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