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.



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.

Annual General Meeting – Monday 18th May

The APS Annual General Meeting is on Monday 18th May. It is your chance to join in discussions about our society and to have your say, to vote on the election of officers of the committee and to hear the committee member reports of the year. There will also be the presentation of awards and refreshments.

You should have already received the Information Pack by email but you can also download it from the AGM page, along with the minutes of the last AGM and the APS Constitution.

APS Annual Exhibition – Message from Cheryl

You are invited to submit up to 4 of your favourite prints to our 63rd Annual Exhibition which will be held from Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2015 in the Barn Hall Complex at Amersham Community Centre.

This is not a competitive exhibition and everyone’s work is welcome, from new beginner to seasoned pro. 

As previously, there will be 4 sections: the Main Exhibition, PiC Group Exhibition, Mono Group Exhibition and DPI Exhibition.

You do not need to submit anything to the DPI Exhibition as any images which have been entered into competition this year will automatically be included.

If you are a member of PiC or Mono Groups, you may be invited separately to submit images to those exhibitions.

Prints can be handed to me at the AGM on Monday 18th May, or at the Community Centre Bar on Monday 10th August between 8:00pm and 9:30pm.

The entry form can be found on the exhibition page.  Please ensure your contact details are on the form!

Cheryl Oliver – Print Secretary

Chairman’s Evening – 11th May 2015

On Monday the 11th May is our annual Chairman’s Evening. It will be in the Barn Hall and consist of the following, plus a few surprises:

  • Stan McCartin, Chairman of the CACC, will give a brief illustrated presentation on “What the CACC Does for Us”
  • I will give a presentation on “Amersham Photographic Society History – Where Do We Come From?”
  • Don Lanstone will present an insight into his fascinating work.

There will be tea, cakes, music and photos.

John Caton – Chairman

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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The Rosebowl Final

Amersham PS are through to the Rosebowl final.

The format of the final has changed and it is now called The Big Day. It will be held on Sunday the 19th April in the Drake Hall from 3pm until 7pm £5 entry.

The first part of the afternoon will be a talk by the very talented Wildlife Photographer Andy Sands. Andy belongs to XRR and has some stunning images of insects and birds amongst other things. It will be followed by the Rosebowl Competition comprising of 12 clubs each submitting 6 images. Amersham won this last year so we will keep our fingers crossed.

The Rosebowl Competition – Round 3

On the 16th February Amersham PS took part in Round 3 of the Rosebowl Inter-Club competition run by the CACC. After a slight hiccup in Round 1 Amersham have now cruised to the final. The Final takes place at Amersham on the CACC BIG DAY on Sunday 19th April.

Rosebowl Round 3 results

Outing – Butterflies at Wisley – Friday 6th March

butterflyTime to dust off those macro lens and head to the glasshouse at Wisley to catch some butterflies. The glasshouse opens at 10.00am and no doubt there will be plenty to see in the gardens too. Make your own way there or contact Sandra (details in your members list or email Outings from the contacts page) if you need a lift – or indeed if you have room in your car.

If anyone feels able and willing to organise and run an outing please let Sandra know.

Amersham through to the final – North West Federation competition

Amersham Photographic Society are through to the final of the North West Federation competition after winning the semi-final at Harrow on the 20th Jan against Ealing & Hampshire House.

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