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).
Saturday, September 20, Elements of Photography Workshop -- A 5‐hour (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) hands‐on introduction to photography workshop at an affordable price, this workshop is designed to provide you with all of the information and skills you need to take your photography to the next level. The cost is only $40.00 per person ($30.00 with student ID). Class‐size is limited to ensure one‐on‐one attention and time for your questions. CLICK HERE for the Flyer.
Special Photographic Society of America (PSA) Inter-club Competition -- This competition is open to members only and will consist of 6 images that will be submitted to the PSA to represent our club. This is a Pictorial competition and each member may submit two images. The size of images for this competition only is (1024x768). The competition closes on September 28. The board will make the final selection to represent our club.
Tuesday, September 23, Program night -- This will be the culmination of a 72 hour photo challenge. The topic will be announced on the Friday before, by email. You will bring a thumb drive or memory card with up to 4 JPEGs. They will be viewed and discussed.
Tuesday, October 14, Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are Journalism, Pictorial, and Travel. You are allowed two images per category. The Cash for Images Competition topic is "Dry". Remember the Cash for images image must have been photographed after the September competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Tuesday, October 28, Program night (Topic to be announced)
N4C Proudly Presents -- FotoClave 2014, Click HERE for the FotoClave Web Site and Flyer, and Click HERE for the program Booklet
November 7 – 9, 2014, Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA
This includes a region wide competition, members may submit 5 photos for each category. The Competition is open now.
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 yet to be determined. 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.
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.