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). 

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: The Winner for the October Hunt  is Jeff Cullen

Top 2 photos in each of the 10 categories from the Scavenger Photo Hunt can be viewed by clicking here.  Stay tuned for information about the next Scavenger Hunt.  As winner Jeff gets to pick the categories.

 
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.).   

November 2021

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

Tuesday, November 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.  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.   

Friday, November 5th at noon:  Lunchtime gathering:

This is a bring your own (BYO) event. Support local businesses by picking up some take-out from a nearby shop (there are a lot of choices in the area where we'll be meeting) or bring your lunch from home.  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, November 9  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial,  Creative, Journalism and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "On the Road"). 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

Wednesday, November 17 at 2pm: Field Trip  to see and photograph the Sandhill Cranes at Staten Island in the Sacramento Delta.  The best time to see the cranes is at dawn or after 2pm, as sunset approaches. We'll be meeting up around 2pm. You may want to make a full day of it, visiting the nearby towns of Locke or Walnut Grove beforehand.  Check your email for detailed flyer with more info.

Where:  23532 North Staten Island Road, Thornton, CA 

When:  Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 2pm  - for the best photo opportunities, plan to stay through sunset

APS Flickr Page Tag:  Please post your photos from this trip on the APS Flickr page. Remember to tag your images with 2021_StatenIsland

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.

Tuesday, December 14 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

 

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

January 2022

Tuesday, January  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.  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.   

Tuesday, January 11  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Monochrome, Nature, Travel and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "Thanks"). 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, January  18 at 7 PM: Board Meeting   

Tuesday, January   25 at 7 PM: Program Night -tbd

 

February 2022

Tuesday, February 1 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.   

Tuesday, February 8  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, February 15 at 7 PM: Board Meeting   

Tuesday, February  22 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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