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 (not in December).
  • Competition nights are on 2nd Tuesdays (not in December).
  • Program nights are on the 4th Tuesdays (not in December). 

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.

To enjoy the full benefits of membership, join our Club. Use this page to apply for membership.

To pay your dues with PayPal, CLICK HERE.

 

Scavenger Photo Hunt:  See the results from the last hunt at the October 26th Program Night

Photos from the previous Scavenger Photo Hunt can be viewed by clicking here.

Hunts are designed to encourage our members to shoot images while maintaining social distancing during the time of global pandemics - hunt by yourself on your own time - don’t let COVID-19 make you a couch potato!


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.).

October 2021 - 

Note: Revised deadline for submitting to 2021 Portfolio Competition is Sunday, October 31st 11:59pm.

Tuesday, October 5 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.  Also, Stephen will present  images for the club members to discuss, not to suggest improvements, but to talk about art, the meaning of the images and how the images impact viewers.

Tuesday, October 12 at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Monochrome, Nature, Creative and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "The Wind" ).  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 19 at 7 PM: Board Meeting   

Tuesday, October 26 at 7 PM: Program Night - Scavenger Photo Hunt Review.  Come view all of the photos submitted to the latest Scavenger Photo Hunt and find out who won in each of the categories and who the overall winner is.  

 

November 2021

REMINDER:  N4C Competition Rules changes are effective beginning this month. Click here to view changes.

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 PM: Portfolio Review and Feedback Session - This session is designed to provide feedback far enough in advance of the competition deadline to allow members time to take the feedback into account as they complete their final edits.  

Tuesday, November 9  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial,  Creative, Journalism 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, November 16 at 7 PM: Board Meeting   

Tuesday, November  23 at 7 PM: Program Night -Cancelled

 

December 2021

Tuesday, December 7 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.  Also, our host, Stephen Hinchey will present  images for the club members to discuss, not to suggest improvements, but to talk about art, the meaning of the images and how the images impact viewers.

 

 



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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