Our Annual Exhibition 2021 images are available in an online gallery

Annual Exhibition 2021


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

Sandra Crook

Very sadly, Sandra Crook has passed away after a long illness.
Sandra was a very enthusiastic and talented photographer, loving to travel the world. She was also a very good baker – many will have fond memories of her delicious Cup Cakes and Macarons!
At APS she organised Outings,  ‘Member Development’ which became ‘AskAPS’ and latterly, Print Secretary until her health declined.  She will be sadly missed by all her friends at APS.
Sandra’s funeral will be on the 21st October at the Milton Chapel, Amersham Crematorium at 12:15pm.  Afterwards at The Nags Head, London Road, Great Missenden.  People proposing to go to the wake please let Martin know, for catering purposes.  Dress smart, not sombre, and a splash of purple would be appreciated.

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 has closed down, having successfully hosted our Wednesday morning meetings for some years.
We have reserved The Tank Room in The Beech House, Hill Avenue, Amersham for our next meetings. We’d love to see you there.  All our members are welcome.  No prior notice is needed.

In the coming month our programme will include . . .

  • Mon 25 Oct – Rosebowl Competition. External judge – Drake Hall.
  • Mon 1 Nov – Speaker: Philip Dunn – Local Papers to Sunday Times – Zoom
  • Mon 8 Nov – Speaker: Rachel Tailbart  – Zoom
  •  Mon 15 Nov – Print comp 2 (Int & Adv). Judge: Chris Forster – Drake Hall
  • Mon 22 Nov – NW Federation competition. External judge.  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.

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 :  October 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.

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