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.
I sent out a first reminder of the exhibition in March.
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 evening being reserved to erect the exhibition.
The exhibition will be open from 10-00am to 6pm daily. It is anticipated there will be an exclusive evening for Member’s on either the Thursday or Friday 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. The Jubilee holiday is an ideal motivator to add to your portfolio.
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 the website in the APS Annual Exhibitions section. Can I request that you do 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 . . .

July 2022

June 2022 Exhibition Newsletter

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

  • Government advice states that individuals can still reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high.
  • Due to our age demographic and some specific vulnerabilities, we continue to strongly encourage that for indoor meeting rooms, including associated groups, you should wear a mask unless you are exempt.
  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test from that afternoon.
  • Please do not attend a physical meeting if you feel unwell, have COVID symptoms, have tested positive in the past week or have been in close contact with someone who has either symptoms or a positive test.
  • 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. We will continue to use hybrid meetings whenever possible.
  • This guidance will continue to be reviewed monthly by the committee.

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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