Our Annual Exhibition 2020 images are available in an online gallery

Annual Exhibition 2020

Welcome

Amersham Photographic Society is in Buckinghamshire, UK.  We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, competitions & other photographic subjects. Embracing both traditional and digital techniques, we have achieved outstanding success in regional and national events. We welcome newcomers to this very friendly society where members are keen to share their skills and knowledge. Come and try us! See the join or visit page for membership information, and the programme page for details of our events. We hope to resume physical meetings soon!

News and information

In the coming month our programme will include . . .

Contact our Membership Secretary if you would like to join or just try out Amersham Photographic Society.

The Communications Secretary will confirm, by e-mail, arrangements for ‘admission’ to these ‘Members Only’ Zoom meetings.

Annual subscriptions . . .

Members are reminded that Annual Subscriptions were due before 1st September – Individual £45; Family £80.  Payment can be made by BACS or cheque.  For details, see the Membership application/renewal form .
Just a reminder – only fully paid-up members may enter any of our competitions.

APS Guidance: 2021/22 Season – A Safe Return to Live Meetings

Monday meetings will be in the Drake Hall from September until further notice.  A move to the new “Lifestyle Centre” facility is scheduled for November 2021.  Thursday evening room bookings have been made, from September, for Beyond, PiC and AskAPS. Mono and Colour groups have opted to remain Zoom-only for the time being.  See the programme on the website for dates and details.
There are currently no mandatory covid-related restrictions on use of the Community Centre facilities, so it is up to us all to ensure that everyone is as safe as practicable.  The transition to live meetings will be challenging for some members and our aim is for everyone to feel safe as well as be safe.  The following general guidance, to be regularly reviewed, is suggested:

Room use:  Hand sanitiser should be used on entering the building.  Chairs will be spaced appropriately depending on numbers in the room.  Doors and windows should be left open where felt necessary in order to maximise ventilation.  The Drake kitchen area will not be used until further notice, refreshments should be brought in if required.

Masks and face coverings:  Views differ on wearing masks.  Please consider that evidence shows:
• 100% compliance in enclosed spaces results in a significant reduction in transmission of infections
• fully vaccinated individuals infected with the covid delta variant are often asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms, but can still spread virus.

Some members have already expressed their intention not to wear a face mask, while some have stated that they will.  We therefore request that where possible, for our collective safety, masks are worn, but in either case for all to respect each others’ decisions.

Health:  All members attending live APS meetings should be fully vaccinated.  Please consider that we have elderly members and friends who have been shielding, or have family members who are vulnerable, so we would ask everyone to be responsible and not attend live meetings if they have not been vaccinated.  No-one who has felt unwell (eg fatigue, headache, respiratory symptoms, fever, loss of smell) in the past 24 hours should attend live meetings.  Anyone who has had a positive Covid test should not attend live meetings for the next 14 days.

Zoom: There are plans to set up a Zoom link to each Monday meeting, enabling those who are unable to attend to log on from home. With thanks to Steve Holden and Tony Wright, we have a good chance of being able to host a “hybrid” meeting where remote participants can be seen and heard. Please be aware that this is complex and it may be that the technology rejects us on the night, but not for the lack of trying.

Newsletters & other Downloads . . .

Our monthly newsletter :  September 2021

On the ‘Downloads’ page there’s Membership Application forms, Competition Rules, etc, etc.

Members’ Galleries . . .

The images showing on this Home Page are taken from the Members Galleries.
Any member is welcome to have a gallery; see the Members Gallery page for full details

Photographic resources on the internet . . .

Our Member Development page now lists a comprehensive range of photography tuition and photographic software tutorial links – sufficient to propel any diligent student to the peak of this pixelated profession!
The Useful Links page retains links to suppliers of goods and services such as photographic papers, mount-boards, printer repairs, etc.

Meetings & Membership

Amersham Photographic Society (APS) is one of the top clubs in the UK; well-known for the breadth and quality of photographic and social activities undertaken, and also for the level of expertise within the club.  New members are always welcome, whatever their level of skill  –  there’s plenty of help & encouragement for those who want it.  If you would like to join us or are just wondering whether to join, email the Membership Secretary (see the ‘Contact Us’ page).
See the ‘Join or Visit Us’ page for full information on membership.

When physical meetings resume, guests will again be welcome to visit us, free of charge, for a maximum of two visits.  Please introduce yourself to a Committee Member and sign our visitors book.  Annual membership rates are: Individual £45; Family £80.
Meetings are held at 8pm on a Monday at The Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH.
Google ‘Map’ .  A new community Centre is being built, so, further details when we get them.

From our APS Facebook Administrators, Maggie and Chrissi:

The APS Facebook Group is a closed group for APS members only, to share information and images and to provide advice to each other. In order to access the APS Facebook you need to have a personal Facebook account.  To get an account, google Facebook & follow their instructions.  Then join the APS group by:
• Clicking this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/2891380564212021/?ref=share
• Alternatively, once you are in your own Facebook account, use the SEARCH function to find ‘Amersham Photographic Society’.
• Once you see the APS Group Page, press ‘JOIN GROUP’ and the administrators will grant you access within a day or two.
We look forward to more of our members joining us and seeing their  images and comments on our Facebook group page.
If your Facebook identity is different to your APS membership name, inform the Membership Secretary

Copyright

No images on this web site are permitted to be downloaded or published without the express permission of the copyright holder – usually the photographer, or Amersham Photographic Society.


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