The purpose of the Alameda Photographic Society is: to promote the art and science of photography in its various forms through the association of its members for study and entertainment; to encourage photographic contests and exhibitions; and to stimulate greater interest and advancement in the knowledge and practice of photography.


We meet three times  a month on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays via Zoom.

Second Tuesdays are competition meeting, where digital images are critiqued by an outside judge.  Winning images in competitions are then entered into a regional competition where they are judged against the work of other clubs who are part of the Northern California Council of Camera Clubs (N4C).  Competitions are in six categories: Pictorial, Creative, Journalism, Monochrome, Nature, and Travel.


Examples of L-R: Pictorial, Creative, Journalism, Nature, Travel © by the image makers

The club has it's own category each month; Challenge of the Month, the winner of this category picks a topic for the next month's submissions. Past topics have included; "Concrete", "Curves", "Night", and "Hats".

Fourth Tuesdays are program meetings, where we invite a member or guest speaker to talk about a particular area of photography, or we may hold a mini field trip in the Park St area.

We also hold regular field trips and seminars related to the art of photography.  Here you can get more information on upcoming programs and field trips.

Visitors are always welcome at at Competition and Program Nights, an advantage of membership is entering images for Competition Nights and attending Field Trips.


Field Trips: Golden Gate Bridge; Elkhorn Slough; Lake Merritt.  Club booth at the Park Street Spring Festival


Alameda Photographic Society was founded in 1940.  We have been sharing our enthusiasm for photography for over 75 years.


You can find out more information on joining our club here.

Board of Directors

President: Stephen Hinchey

Vice President: Mark Brueckman

Secretary: JeffCullen

Treasurer: Paul Hampton

At Large: Jeannette Lakness-King, Leonard Stanton, Terry Toomey, and Eddy Lehrer.

Past President and At Large member: Jeff Dunn


Contact: alamedaphotosociety@gmail.com

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