Amersham Photographic Society is in Buckinghamshire in the UK. We meet weekly for much of the year for talks, tutorials and competitions. We embrace both traditional and digital techniques and have achieved outstanding success in regional and national events. Newcomers are always welcome 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 calendar for programme details.



Message from Juliet:

Regrettably I have decided to cancel the Burnham Beeches outing tomorrow due to the horrendous weather forecast. Unfortunately there is no shelter at Burnham Beeches, even the café is outside!
Weather permitting I will rearrange the outing for Friday 25th November.

The next outing will be to Burnham Beeches on Saturday 12th November

Please meet in the main carpark (SL23LB) @ 8.15am, this is situated just on the left once you have gone through the park gate which is approached from Beeches Road off Beaconsfield Road.
The gate opens at 8.00am and carpark fee is £3

Competitions results summaries 2015 – 2016

The competitions results summaries have been compiled and are now available below and on the competitions page.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for taking part. Another great season of fabulous images.

Competitions Results Summary 2015-16

Print competition – results of the year

Final print competition results for the year. Congratulations to the winners:


1st – Alan Sturgess
2nd – Hilary Bailey
3rd – Rod Eva


1st – Theresa Oatley
2nd – Liz Vaz
3rd – Ken Law


1st – Gill Morgan
2nd – Yin Wong
3rd – Sandra Crook

PDI competition – results of the year

The final PDI competition results for the year are in. Many congratulations to the winners, as follows:


1st – Alan Sturgess
2nd – Rod Eva
3rd – Michael Letchford


1st – Theresa Oatley
2nd – Don Lanstone
3rd – Ken Law


1st – Steve Brabner
2nd – Peter Jone
3rd – Gill Morgan

Digital Group date changes – message from Steve Brabner

Recent meetings have become a crush in the Small Barn Hall and have meant that experienced members are having to sit through the beginner’s tutorial (again) just to get anywhere near the front of the room.

So, I’ve been scrutinising the diary with Angela Bates, Community Centre Manager and we’ve come up with these revised dates and locations for the rest of the season;

Weds 2nd December – Large Barn Hall
Weds 6th January – Large Barn Hall
Weds 3rd February – Large Barn Hall
Friday March 11th – Large Barn Hall
Thursday April 7th – Drake Hall
Thursday May 5th – Drake Hall

Wednesdays have worked in the past. In March we shall see if a Friday is viable.

Please put these in your diary.


New PDI Competition sizes

Following the arrival of the new projector and laptop we have decided to take advantage of the greater resolution provided to increase the allowed size of images for internal competition.

From now on images may be a maximum width of 1600, and maximum height of 1200. The automatic checking software has been modified to allow images up to the new size.

Images submitted at the previous 1400×1050 have been checked and still look significantly improved over the old equipment, but will not take full advantage of the capabilities of the projector.

We have profiled the new equipment and it provides more shadow detail than previously so images should not need as much specific tweaking as under the previous arrangements.

The new size is larger than is allowed in many external competitions, so it is possible we will need to ask for a lower resolution version of successful images for use externally.

Any questions to the PDI secretaries

APS is the Photography News Camera Club of the Year!

Photography News Camera Club of the Year entryCongratulations APS! We entered the Photography News Camera Club of the Year Competition, and we won!

Over the course of five months our Chairman and External Competitions Secretary (John Caton and Gill Morgan) have been selecting and submitting five images into the five monthly set subject competitions; Weather, Water, Close up, Travel and Trees. At the end of the five months Amersham Photographic Society was judged to be the Camera Club of the year.

Our prizes are a Canon WUX450 projector with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, a club workshop with David Noton and 25 free subscriptions of 50 GB online storage with Irista.com

This is a great achievement for APS and something we should all be proud of. Thanks go to all the APS photographers whose images were used for the entry and special thanks to John and Gill for selecting images, and entering the competition.

All the submitted images can be viewed in the gallery.

The CACC Championships Day, 22nd March

This was held on Sunday 22nd March at The Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, and consisted of three events; The Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition, the Inter-club Print Championship and the Inter-club Projected Championship.

Three judges can each award up to 5 points using the silent judging method. Comments are only made on the images that have won awards. The judges this year were:

Leo Rich ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s APAGB, President of The Photographic Alliance (Southern Counties Photographic Federation)Ann Miles FRPS (East Anglain Federation)
Gerald Kityakara LRPS (Surrey Photographic Association)

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