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 ClubCLICK 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


February 2019

Tuesday, February 12: Competition Night - The categories are: Creative, Nature, Pictorial, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Happiness Is..."). 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 26: Program Night  Ben Long, master photographer and educator for Lynda.com, will be facilitating a mutual discussion session on member-submitted photos. This event is for members to load one image per maker, to be selected for group discussion led by a moderator on Program Night. The title field (1000 characters) is to be used by the maker to describe any concerns they want addressed by the group and facilitator, and/or any additional information such as artistic intention and proposed title for the image. Sequences are permitted, but the category should be indicated on the initial slide (Journalism, Nature, Portfolio).

Saturday, February 23: Field Trip to Old Borges Ranch                                                                                                                                                                                                           For more details, click Old Borges Ranch flyer.

March 2019

Tuesday, March 12: Competition Night - The categories are: Journalism, Monochrome, Pictorial, Travel, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Rust"). 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, March 26: Program Night - We are excited to have Michael Kawano return for another program night.  He will be discussing current photography gear options, with an emphasis on travelling light as well as tips for buying a new camera in today's market.  He will share important considerations before buying a new camera and will also bring along some example gear, so people can see the differences in size and weight.  The presentation will break down gear options at varying price points and gear options for various types of photography goals.

Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations 

Northern California Council of Camera Clubs

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 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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