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 used Zoom for our March Board meeting. 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.
Annual dues are now due. Individual membership for the year is $65.00, Family membership is $100 for one year. You can bring a check to a meeting. Or visit the Membership Info page to pay via Paypal.
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.
Thursday March 19th from 7PM to 10PM at 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.
We meet 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). 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, April 14: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Creative, Nature, Journalism, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Copper") 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 would like for $1.00 each. Please pay the Club Treasurer (Paul) as soon as you arrive at the meeting.
Tuesday, April 21: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at a home of board member Paul Hampton. The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, April 28: Program Night -Please bring your camera. We will start with a brief presentation on What N4C Offers to Club Members, then we will form into groups and head out for a walkabout in the surrounding area. When you return each group will pick one or two of their favorite images to share with the rest of the members.
Tuesday, May 12: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Monochrome, Travel, Journalism, and Cash for Images (the topic is "TBD") 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 would like for $1.00 each. Please pay the Club Treasurer (Paul) as soon as you arrive at the meeting.
Tuesday, May 19: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at a home of board member TBD. The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, May 26: Program Night - Doug Stinson, N4C's President, will talk about the new Portfolio Competition.
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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