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 Club. CLICK HERE to download the application, or CLICK HERE to pay your dues with PayPal.
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).
Annual Banquet Dinner Dec. 12th 7PM Dragon Rouge Restaurant located at the foot of the park street bridge:
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
APS Board members for 2018
At our November Program Night meeting we elected these members to our Board for 2018:
The Board of the Alameda Photographic Society is pleased to announce this year's promotions!
In the Creative division
Mark Brueckman and Lenny Rush have been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
Louie Cheng from Intermediate to Advanced.
In the Journalism division
Jeff Cullen has been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
David Fry from Intermediate to Advanced.
In the Monochrome division
Brando Ho, Louie Cheng and Nicholas Myers have been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
Tom Cipriano from Intermediate to Advance
Mara Phraner from Advanced to Master.
In the Nature division
Kotomi Ito and Tom Cipriano have been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
Brando Ho from Intermediate to Advanced
Jeff Dunn and David Weintraub from Advanced to Master.
In the Pictorial division
Jean Millman and Thu Tran have been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
Louie Cheng, Tom Cipriano, and Brando Ho from Intermediate to Advanced
Mara Phraner and Stephen Hinchey from Advanced to Master.
In the Travel division
Louie Cheng and Nicholas Myers have been promoted from Basic to Intermediate
Leonard Stanton, and Lenny Rush from Intermediate to Advanced
David Weintraub from Advanced to Master.
Please join me in congratulating each of our members for their excellent work throughout the year.
Tuesday, December 12: Annual Banquet - The December Competition Night is replaced by our Annual Banquet. This year's banquet will be held at Dragon Rouge Restaurant at 7 PM. Dragon Rouge is located at the foot of the park street bridge.
Tuesday, January 9: Competition Night - The categories are; Pictorial, Journalism, Monochrome, Travel, and Cash for Images (the topic is "Something Deceptive"). 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, January 23: Program Night - Jeff D will take over the discussion on competition rules, and provide examples for the various divisions as this is an issue he has covered extensively.
Alameda Photographic Society Affiliations
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
Click here for the latest N4C Competition Results.
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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