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.

Club Meetings

Alameda Photographic Society (APS) has replaced all in person meetings with Zoom meetings. Club members have expressed their enthusiasm for this new style of meeting. To help you get started please look at Getting Started with Zoom.

  • Show and Tell Tuesdays are on the 1st Tuesday 
  • Competition nights are on 2nd Tuesdays (not in December).
  • Program nights are on the 4th Tuesdays (not in December).  Non members can register at Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.  Registration is usually available about 2 weeks prior to the Program night.

If you are not a member and wish to attend any of our meetings, please send an email to AlamedaPhotoSociety@gmail.com with the title WANT TO ATTEND and let us know which meeting you would like to attend.

Join our Club to enjoy the full benefits of membership.  Click here for info on joining.

 
 Calendar ( To attend any of our meetings please send an email to AlamedaPhotoSociety@gmail.com with the title WANT TO ATTEND and tell us which meeting you'd like to attend.).       

REMINDER:  There are N4C Competition Rules changes for 2022 competitions. Click here to view the changes.

August 2022

Tuesday, August 2 at 7 PM: Show and Tell Tuesday  If you have an image that you want to talk about, tell us why you took it, what you had to do to get the image, or special processing you did to improve the image then submit it.  If you have multiple versions of the same image and you want to know what the feeling is for each image, submit them as a sequence.  Or maybe you have multiple images of the same subject, taken from different angles, and again you want to know what the feeling is for the images, submit a sequence. 

Tuesday, August 9 at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Monochrome, Creative,  Journalism  and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "Rock"). Remember that for the  Challenge of the Month category, the images you submit must be photographed since the last competition night. You may submit up to 5 images.

Saturday August 13: noon:  APS Meet Us for Lunch: This is a bring your own (BYO) event. Bring a lunch from home or pick up some take-out nearby (there are a lot of choices and it's a good opportunity to support a local business).  Of course, eating is optional - so if you  just want to come down to visit, that's great too!
Where: Parklet on Alameda Avenue off of Park St in Alameda - picnic tables are set up for public use. Here is a link showing the location.   https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7633937,-122.243555,19.17z

Tuesday, August 16 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 23 at 7 PM: Program Night - Professional photographer Greg Edwards discusses capturing Sunrise and Sunsets.   Non members click here to register at Eventbrite.

Wednesday, August 24:  Field Trip to Angel Island  We'll spend the day exploring Angel Island State Park https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=468  - Historical buildings, magnificent views  just begin to describe the treasures awaiting us!  This trip will include a morning departure on the ferry - more details to come.  Members Watch your inbox for details or check Upcoming Field Trip page. 

 

September 2022

Tuesday, September 6 at 7 PM: Show and Tell Tuesday  If you have an image that you want to talk about, tell us why you took it, what you had to do to get the image, or special processing you did to improve the image then submit it.  If you have multiple versions of the same image and you want to know what the feeling is for each image, submit them as a sequence.  Or maybe you have multiple images of the same subject, taken from different angles, and again you want to know what the feeling is for the images, submit a sequence. 

Saturday September 10: noon: APS Meet Us for Lunch: This is a bring your own (BYO) event. Bring a lunch from home or pick up some take-out nearby (there are a lot of choices and it's a good opportunity to support a local business).  Of course, eating is optional - so if you just want to come down to visit, that's great too!

Tuesday,  September 13  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are:  Pictorial, Monochrome, Nature , Travel  and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "Face"). Remember that for the Challenge of the Month category, the images you submit must be photographed since the last competition night. You may submit up to 5 images.

Saturday, September 17:  Field Trip to Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Ponds at 4pm  for wildlife and birding photography  https://natureinnovato.com/2018/01/24/las-gallinas-ponds/.  Members - Watch your inbox for details or check Upcoming Field Trip page. 

Tuesday, September 20 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 27 at 7 PM: Program Night -"TBD".

October  2022

Tuesday, October 4 at 7 PM: Show and Tell Tuesday  If you have an image that you want to talk about, tell us why you took it, what you had to do to get the image, or special processing you did to improve the image then submit it.  If you have multiple versions of the same image and you want to know what the feeling is for each image, submit them as a sequence.  Or maybe you have multiple images of the same subject, taken from different angles, and again you want to know what the feeling is for the images, submit a sequence. 

Saturday October 8: noon:  APS Meet Us for Lunch: This is a bring your own (BYO) event. Bring a lunch from home or pick up some take-out nearby (there are a lot of choices and it's a good opportunity to support a local business).  Of course, eating is optional - so if you  just want to come down to visit, that's great too!
Where: Parklet on Alameda Avenue off of Park St in Alameda - picnic tables are set up for public use. Here is a link showing the location.   https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7633937,-122.243555,19.17z

Tuesday, October 11 at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial , Creative, Journalism and Travel  and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "TBD"). Remember that for the  Challenge of the Month category, the images you submit must be photographed since the last competition night. You may submit up to 5 images.

Tuesday, October 18 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 25 at 7 PM: Program Night - TBD

 

 

 

 

 


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.


 

PSA Logo  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.


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