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.
Visualizing Black and White
For help with visualizing black and white, here's an excellent video "Seeing in Black and White" by Eileen Rafferty.
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, Oct 8: Competition Night - The categories are: Creative, Nature, Pictorial, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Cars"). 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, Oct 15: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at (Stephen Hinchey's house). The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, Oct 22: Program Night - Gregory Gregor will speak with us on Photography: Authorship, Ownership, & Privacy
Through examining the methods and techniques of historical as well as contemporary photographers, we will take a look at how we create images as modern photographers; what it means to be a creator, an author, or an owner of said images. Does the creative effort alone make us the author and in being the author are we then the owner as well? What does ownership of an image mean to us as creators, and how does distribution and legacy play a role in that, or does it? Can we even claim ownership of our own visage?
Gregory G. Geiger is an artist living in Alameda, California; a lead type lover, comic-book fan, designer, and devotee of the power of steam. A founding member of 1/5th As Good, with a BFA from SFAI, and an MFA from Mills College, he has presented and performed at the SFMOMA, exhibited on both the east and west coasts, as well as in many non-traditional formats around the country and internationally. Currently he is making photographic work that explores the psychological dimensions of photography as an extension of failing memory, distribution and democratization of art, the impact of pop social media on identity, and the classic techniques of photography as physical craft.
Thursday, Oct 24: Library Talks @ 7pm - APS member, Tom Debley, will present a slide show Albatross to Wildebeest - Wildlife Images from Around the World. Event will take place at the at the West End Library - located at 788 Santa Clara Avenue. Click here for flyer.
Tuesday, Nov 12: Competition Night - The categories are: Creative, Nature, Pictorial, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Halloween"). 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, Nov 19: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at (TBD). The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, Nov 26: Program Night - We will be screening a movie on photography
Tuesday, Dec 10: Annual Banquet - This year's banquet will be held at Speisekammer. The location is 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda.
Tuesday, Dec 17: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at (TBD). The meeting begins at 7 PM.
Tuesday, Dec 24: Program Night - No Program Night in December
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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