Our Annual Exhibition 2021 images are available in an online gallery

Annual Exhibition 2021

Welcome

Amersham Photographic Society meets weekly for much of the year (September to May) at 8pm at the New Drake Hall in the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks  HP6 5AH, UK.
Our programmes include 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.

News and information

In the coming months our programme will include . . .

  • Tuesday to Saturday, 23~27 August – The APS Annual Exhibition at the
    church of St Michael & All Angels, Sycamore Road, Amersham on the Hill.
  • Our new 2022~2023 season starts on Monday 5 September 2022.

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

 

Annual subscriptions . . .

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

 

Our Annual Exhibition

The annual exhibition is getting ever closer.  As in previous years the exhibition will be held at the superb venue of St Michael’s Church on Sycamore Road, Amersham, between the 22nd and 27th August with the Monday 21st evening being reserved to erect the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 6pm daily. There will be an exclusive evening for Members on the Thursday evening.
There is still plenty of time to consider which images you would wish to exhibit, or indeed, to go out and take some fresh pictures.
Do remember this is for all members to exhibit their work.  Go on, produce some work; it is highly likely that it is of a greater quality than you might imagine.
The full details of the exhibition print requirements are set out on this website on the APS Annual Exhibitions page. Please take a few minutes to look at the rules for the exhibition; it avoids potential disappointment to the exhibitor if the print does not meet the criteria for display and is subsequently unable to be shown.
As a reminder to established members and as a plea to new members, without stewards for the exhibition it will not be possible for it to take place. Ideally, I need 4 stewards per session. It is not an onerous task and tea and coffee (possibly biscuits!) are provided.
Martin Crook
Exhibition Secretary

All details are on the Annual exhibition page here

Newsletters & other Downloads . . .

August Newsletter 2022

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

Summary of the season’s competition results . . .

The season’s League and Finals results are summarised here .
The PDF opens in a new window.

APS Covid guidance

The government has removed domestic restrictions in England. The following APS guidance will be reviewed monthly by the committee. Please contact a committee member if you have any comments or suggestions relating to this guidance.
APS returns to live meetings for the 2022/23 season. At the time of writing (August 2022) the summer wave of COVID infection in the UK population is declining.
There are currently no plans for “hybrid” Zoom meetings. Where advertised, some SIG meetings will be Zoom only and occasionally a speaker may appear in the Drake Hall over Zoom.
Wearing a face mask during meetings is optional. To maximise personal protection, FFP2 or FFP3 grade masks should be considered.
Please do not attend a meeting if you feel unwell, have COVID symptoms or have tested positive in the past week. We will not seek evidence of vaccination or negative tests. We rely on our members to act sensibly for the protection of others and themselves.
APS Committee

Wednesday morning coffee meetings at 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.
We meet in The Tank Room in The Beech House, Hill Avenue, Amersham for our  meetings. We’d love to see you there.  All members are welcome.  No prior notice is needed.

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.

Guests are 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 Monday at The New Drake Hall, Chilterns Lifestyle Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH.


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