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 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 --
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) April Newsletter CLICK HERE -- Latest N4C competition results CLICK HERE
Weekend, May 9 and 10: We hosted a sucessful Park Street Faire and Annual Photographic Exhibit
Saturday, May 9: APS photo exhibition opens at the Alameda Museum (Through May 30)
See photos (Thanks Hans Siebert for the photos) from the May 16 reception here: Alameda Museum 2015
Tuesday, May 12: Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) More than 100 images were submitted. See the winners of the competition above.
Tuesday, May 26: Program night: Rules and Rule Breakers Jeff Dunn will discuss the traditional "rules" of good photography, such as the Rule of Thirds, Diagonals, Leading Lines, etc. and when it's best to use them and when you should ignore them. He'll illustrate his discussion with photos that have won competitions, to see whether or not the winners followed the rules.
Tuesday, June 9: Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are Pictorial, Creative, Nature and Journalism. You are allowed two images per category. The "Cash for Images" Competition topic is Metalic. Remember: the "Cash for Images" entries must have been photographed after the May competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Saturday, June 13: We will be hosting another fundraiser Garage Sale. So start thinking of what you can donate to the club for sale.
September 11-14: Field trip: Preliminary planning is underway for a long weekend trip to Mono Lake, Convict Lake, Bodie, Bristle Cone Pine forest and more. Contact David Weintraub for more information.
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.