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 for the application, and pay your dues with the link below.
You can also join our Meet-up for 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, and should be paid before January 1, to maintain continuous membership.
You may pay the Dues with the pay now button Below
|Dues for 2015
Or mail a check to: Paul Hampton
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. Ignore the "Masters Level" designation: A single arbitrary level had to be chosen by PSA rules.
Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) January Newsletter CLICK HERE -- N4C November competition results CLICK HERE
Tuesday, January 27, Program night
We’ll start off the New Year with a very special guest photographer, Dan Suzio from Dan Suzio Photography a Bay Area local photographer. He will present his topic on January 27, 2015 (7:30pm). The topic will be bird photography including the use of multiple flashes for hummingbird photos from the backyard or in other places like Ecuador. Please tell your friends and come enjoy the presentation. Also Dan is exhibiting his works along with other photographers during January and part of February at the Lightroom on fifth street in Berkeley.
Tuesday, February 10, Photo Competition (to compete you must be a member, but all are welcome to attend) The categories are Pictorial, Nature, and Creative. You are allowed two images per category. The Cash for Images Competition topic is "concrete." Remember the Cash for images image must have been photographed after the January competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Tuesday, February 24, Program night (Topic to be announced)
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 (to be announced in February.) Remember the Cash for images image must have been photographed after the February competition. You may submit as many images as you would like for $1.00 each.
Tuesday, March 24, Program night (Topic to be announced)
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 image 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)
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.