Response to Covid-19 stay at home
To address California's statewide stay at home orders Alameda Photographic Society (APS) is replacing all in person meetings with meetings over the Internet. Our Board has chosen Zoom, an online video meeting application, as the tool to accomplish this. We've already had several club and board meeting using the application. To help you get started please look at Getting Started with Zoom.
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.
West End Library slide show
Due to concerns about the Covid-19 virus Mara's presentation has been postponed. We do not currently have a new date for Mara. She did present a version of her presentation on June's Program night. Below is the description we'll use when libraries are re-occupied.
The West End Library (788 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda) will have a presentation "Ten Cities in Ten Days." Mara, a longtime member of Alameda Photographic Society, will present a slide show of images from a whirlwind visit to Spain’s beautiful, historic and romantic cities, as seen through her third eye, her camera lens.
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.
Pre-Covid, we met on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at 2441 San Jose Ave. in Alameda, CA (with the exception of December and the fourth Tuesday in July). We now meet online using Zoom. Please sign up on our Meetup site, https://www.meetup.com/Alameda-Photographic-Society/ to receive Zoom link information.
When authorities allow group meetings and we return to the church, 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 apply for membership.
To pay your dues with PayPal, CLICK HERE.
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 July or December).
Field Trip Hold Harmless Agreement - In order to participate in APS Field Trips we are now requiring that each attendee have a signed Hold Harmless Agreement on file with the club's Treasurer.
Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) Newsletter -- Latest N4C competition results
Tuesday, July 14: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Journalism, Monochrome, Travel, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Close up") Remember that for the Cash for Images category, the images you submit must be photographed since the last competition night. You may submit as many images as you like. Charges for Cash for Images are suspended during the Shelter In Place.
Tuesday, July 21: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact Jeff Dunn for the Zoom meeting ID and password. The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, July 28: Program Night - Zoom. There is NO Program Night for the month of July.
Tuesday, August June 11: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Creative, Nature, Travel, Monochrome, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Suburban Downtown") Remember that for the Cash for Images category, the images you submit must be photographed since the last competition night. You may submit as many images as you like. Charges for Cash for Images are suspended during the Shelter In Place.
Tuesday, August 18: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held via Zoom. Please email Jeff Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title WANT TO ATTEND. The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, August 25: Program Night - Zoom. Still firming up what will be for this program night. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please email Jeff Dunn at email@example.com with the title WANT TO ATTEND.
Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations
The Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) is the umbrella organization for 16 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 here.
Click here for the latest N4C Competition Results.
The Alameda Photographic Society of America is also a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and its local Yerba Buena chapter. 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.
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