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.
Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:15 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 download the application, or CLICK HERE to pay your dues with PayPal.
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, January 9: Competition Night - The categories are; Pictorial, Journalism, Monochrome, Travel, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Something Deceptive"). 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, January 23: Program Night - Jeff D will take over the discussion on competition rules, and provide examples for the various divisions as this is an issue he has covered extensively.
Tuesday, February 13: Competition Night - The categories are; Pictorial, Nature, Creative, 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, February 27: Program Night - Veteran National Geographer photographer Catherine Karnow shows us her unique way of shooting travel assignments. She'll show you how to create dynamic compositions, see the moment, hunt for exquisite natural light, create story-telling images and break the rules. Nervous about photographing people? Catherine will share her tips on how photography can help us connect with people around the world, and create long-lasting relationships. Learn how Catherine puts together a set of images that tell the story of a place, and hear the surprising and amazing stories behind the photos. Guaranteed to be a highly entertaining and educational evening.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based, National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, seems destined to have travel and photojournalism at the center of her life. She graduated Brown University with honors degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics.
Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family. In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.”
Her retrospective: VIETNAM: 25 YEARS DOCUMENTING A CHANGING COUNTRY opened at the Art Vietnam gallery in Hanoi in April 2015 and Catherine was profiled in a PBS documentary about art in Vietnam, which aired May, 2015. Her book of the same name is available at bookstores around the world.
Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications.
Catherine's passion for photography carries into her love for teaching. She teaches the National Geographic Weekend Workshops in San Francisco, as well as her own Weekend Workshops in the Bay Area. She also gives private workshops and teaching seminars all over the world, for a myriad of private, corporate and editorial clients, as well as her own Signature Photo Workshops in Umbria in May, and Vietnam in October.
Here are flyers for two of Catherine's workshops in 2018. The first to Umbria and the second to Vietnam and Cambodia
Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations
The Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C) is the umbrella organization for 11 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
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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