Our Annual Exhibition 2021 images are available in an online gallery

Annual Exhibition 2021

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 . . .

The new Leisure Centre is now behind schedule, with no published completion date.
This means that venues may have to be changed at short notice.  Please watch for notifications.

  • Mon 29 Nov – PDI comp 3. Judge: Peter Prosser.  Zoom.
  • Mon 6 Dec – Speaker: Ken Scott The Joy of Seeing – Mindfulness & Photography.  Zoom.
  • Mon 13 Dec – Our Christmas party. Zoom.
  • Mon 27 Dec & Mon 3 Jan – No meeting
  • Mon 10 Jan – Print comp 3 (Gen, Int & Adv). Judge: Martin Patten . Two prints per member.  Drake Hall.

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.

Our Meetings & Print Competitions

From Chairman Aidan:

With the evolving nature of the COVID pandemic, the committee has updated our guidance on meeting attendance. This is at a time when COVID cases are increasing and we are entering the colder months with increased risks of COVID and Flu. We recognise that some members want physical meetings, others cannot attend physical meetings and want virtual meetings, and many like the idea of not leaving home on cold winter evenings.
Our revised guidance, which we will continue to monitor, is:

  • We will encourage return to physical meetings maintaining safe COVID-related practices, with a Zoom hybrid where possible. We will use a mix of physical (hybrid) and virtual meetings over the winter, particularly as we learn about the logistics of the new hall.
  • For those attending physical meetings, we ask that everyone be responsible and be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test from that afternoon. In either case, we ask that you do not attend if you feel unwell or have been in close contact with someone with COVID symptoms. In meetings, please wear a mask unless speaking. We will set up the room with socially distanced seating and maintain a fresh air supply where possible (so dress accordingly!).
  • We will not seek evidence of vaccination or negative tests. These are recommendations relying on sensible people being responsible.
  • This guidance will be reviewed as the situation evolves.

PRINT COMPETITIONS
In light of the reduced number of print competition entries experienced in Round 1 and with no evidence of any additional interest in participation, we will revert to the original system of including all three classes on the same night.  This will make for a full programme and ensure that all classes can compete in five rounds in this season.
The dates for the print competitions in the 2021/22 Season are now as follows:
Round 2 – 15th November 2021 –  General; Intermediate; Advanced. 2 print per member.
Round 3 – 10th January 2022 – as above.
Round  4 – 14th March 2022 – as above.
Round 5 – 11th April 2022 – as above.
Print Final – 23rd May 2022

Aidan

Wednesday morning coffee meetings move to The Beech House.

Each Wednesday morning throughout the year, there’s a more relaxed opportunity to meet & chat with other members at our weekly morning get-together over coffee.   Sadly, Café Africa closed down, after successfully hosting our meetings for some years.
We have reserved The Tank Room in The Beech House, Hill Avenue, Amersham for our  meetings. We’d love to see you there.  All our members are welcome.  No prior notice is needed.

Newsletters & other Downloads . . .

Our monthly newsletter :  November 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.
All members are invited to put up 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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