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.

Join our Club to enjoy the full benefits of membership. CLICK HERE to fill out the membership application and pay dues..

To pay your dues with PayPal, CLICK HERE.

 
 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.

May 2022

Tuesday, May 3 at 7 PM: Show and Tell Tuesday  & **NEW** Walkabout- 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.  For the Walkabout  Submit up to two images taken in a commercial/business district in your town.  We will be viewing and discussing them during the second part of the evening.

Tuesday, May 10  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial, Monochrome, Nature, 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.

Saturday May 14: 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, May 17 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

Thursday, May 19th at 9 am: Field to trip Historic Benicia.  Click here to view details

Tuesday, May  24 at 7 PM: Program Night - "Advanced Ways to Improve Your Photography presented by Greg Edwards"  Greg will lead an interactive discussion that will help you improve your photography.  He will start the discussion with identifying what in photography is important to you.  Once you know what your goal is, the discussion will focus on how to identify and create good photography within your interests.

Sunday May 29th: - Field Trip to San Francisco's Carnaval Parade. Click here for more info.

June 2022

Wednesday June 1 1:30pm: Field trip  to  Capay Valley Lavender Farm 20472 Road 79, Capay, CA 95607  https://capayvalleylavender.com

  •  When:  Wednesday, June 1st - Meet at 1:30pm. We are welcome to stay through the golden hour.  Sunset on June 1st is at 8:27pm
  • Lunch Please bring your own lunch - we will meet for lunch at 1:30 pm 
  • Fees:  No fees
  • APS Flickr Page Tag 2022_Capay

Tuesday, June 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.   

Saturday June 11: 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, June 14  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial,  Nature, Creative, Journalism  and Challenge of the Month (the topic is "Pattern"). 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, June 21 at 7 PM: Board Meeting   

Tuesday, June 28 at 7 PM: Program Night -"TBD"

 

July 2022

Tuesday, July 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. 

Saturday July 9: 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, July 12  at 7PM: Competition Night - The categories are: Pictorial,  Nature, 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, July 19 at 7 PM: Board Meeting

Tuesday, July  26 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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