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 Banquet

In December we have no meetings, neither Competition nor Program nights. Instead we hold our End of the Year Banquet. This is an opportunity to gather with fellow club members in a social situation.

For 2019 we will be going to Speisekammer Restaurant located at 2424 Lincoln Ave. the Second Tuesday of December (12/10/2019) from 6-9 pm. Visit our Annual Events page for menu and to purchase via PayPal.

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).


Current News 

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


Calendar

November 2019

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 (Jeff Dunn's). The meeting begins at 7 PM.

Tuesday, Nov 26: Program Night - We will be screening the movie "Ansel Adams: American Experience".  The timeless photographs of Ansel Adams have made him one of the most recognized and admired names in art. This intimate look at the man and his work details his position as a staunch environmentalist and how his art reflected his strong worldview. David Ogden Stiers narrates this profile produced for the PBS series "American Experience," which was directed by Emmy-winning documentarian Ric Burns.

December 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Take down of exhibit at Calyx has been postponed until January/2020. More info to come. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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

January 2020

Tuesday, Jan 14: Competition Night - The categories are: Creative, Nature, Pictorial, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Creative Christmas Lights"). 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, Jan 21: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at (TBD). The meeting begins at 7 PM.

Tuesday, Jan 28: Program Night - Ben Long will be returning to lead us in some indepth discussions about images. Details to follow, but expect to submit your images for discussion.


Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations

Northern California Council of Camera Clubs

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.


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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 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.


Contact: alamedaphotosociety@gmail.com

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