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

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.

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


January 2020 

Tuesday, Jan 21: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at Stephen Hinchey's house. The meeting begins at 7 PM.

Tuesday, Jan 28: Program Night - Ben Long will be returning to lead us in some in depth discussions about images. Submit one or two images of any category for club members and Ben Long to provide feedback for during a Program Night. The title field has a 1000-character limit, so you can write specific questions to address if you care to regarding your image(s) in that field. This is not a competition, but a mutual learning activity. Please submit images by midnight Sunday, Jan 26, so Ben can have time to review images in advance.

February 2019

Sunday, Feb 9: PSA Interclub Digital Creative closes you are allowed up to 2 entries

Sunday, Feb 9: PSA Interclub Digital Pictorial closes you are allowed up to 2 entries

Tuesday, Feb 11: Competition Night - The categories are: Creative, Pictorial, Nature 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.  The theme is "Still Life." 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, Feb 18: Board Meeting - This month's Board meeting will be held at the home of Jeff Dunn. The meeting begins at 7 PM.

Tuesday, Feb 25: Program Night - Lightboxes & light tables are a fun way to take some creative photographs, but the average light box is on the expensive side.  Join photographer & judge, Melanie Lewert, in an exploration on how to make an expensive, but effective light box/table, and the tricks you need to get photos.  Bring your camera and tripod.

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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