ABOUT

Atlanta Photographic Society

The Atlanta Photographic Society is a photography club established for the enjoyment of people sharing an interest in photography. APS is a non-profit organization established for photographers from the "Beginner to the Professional". Members participate in monthly and annual photo competitions and photo critiques, educational programs, field trips, and the annual awards banquet.

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See our Photo Competition Schedule

See our Program Schedule

  • Meeting Schedule

    Monthly Photo Competition

    7:30 PM — 2nd Thursday of each month

    The 2nd Thursday of each month (except December) is dedicated to judged competitions in Monochrome Prints, Color Prints, and Digital Entries. Ribbons are awarded to the winners in each category.

    Monthly Program

    7:30 PM — 4th Thursday of each month

    The 4th Thursday of each month (except July, August, November and December) is for programs. These may include “Photo shows”, “Presentations” by members and guests, or “How to” instructional presentations.

    In addition to the two monthly meetings we also do Weekend shoots, Assignment competitions, and the Annual Salon Show during October in conjunction with “Atlanta Celebrates Photography”. This show, like our monthly competitions, is judged and certificates are awarded to the winners.

    See our Photo Competition Schedule

    See our Program Schedule

  • Meeting Location

    First Baptist Church of Decatur
    308 Clairemont Avenue
    Decatur, Georgia, 30030

    First Baptist Church of Decatur

    Map - First Baptist Decatur

    Directions:

    • First Baptist Decatur is conveniently located at the North-West corner of Clairemont & Commerce in Downtown Decatur, GA
    • Parking is on the North side of the church off Clairemont. 
    • Enter through main entrance on the North side of church – under the covered drive. We will have a greeter at the door.
    • Our meeting Room is on the 3rd Floor - the “Pilgrims” Conference Room. Take the elevator (or stairs) to the 3rd floor. We will have signs to make it easy to find.

    Main Business Entrance - North Side of the Church, next to the parking lot


  • Membership

    Visit us at any of our regular meetings and look us over as many times as you wish. If you like us and decide to join the club, talk to any of the “official” looking people and they will direct you to the right person.

    • Individual Membership – $30/year
    • Family Membership – $45/year
    • Student Membership – $10/year
    • Email Membership – $25/year


    Pay by Mail: Make checks payable to Atlanta Photographic Society and post to this address: 4243 Laurel Brook Drive, Smyrna, GA 30082. If your check does not carry your home address and phone number, please include this information on a separate piece of paper. Also, please be sure to include your e-mail address since this is how we communicate with our members.  

  • E-mail Membership

    E-mail membership in the Atlanta Photographic Society 

    E-mail Club Membership is available for $25/year. 

    E-mail membership is for people who, for whatever reason, cannot come to our meeting place but would like to belong to a photo club and enter competitions. We have 3 categories in which we compete:  

    Monochrome prints
    Color prints
    Digital 
    (Monochrome & Color combined) 

    E-mail membership is for the digital category only.  

    How it works

    Upon your payment of $25 to the club you may use the APS upload Page to send up to 3 images per month at a size of approx. 1920 pixels max - long side, resolution of 300 pixels/inch, saved as a JPG with an image quality of 8 (High).

    The deadline for sending in those images is 12 midnight Tuesday before the competition day (see calendar on our web site). Your images will be entered in our digital category together with digital images from our regular members. The images will be critiqued and judged together.  If any of your submitted images receive ribbons you will be informed by email. Any ribbons that you receive will be collected and sent to you by regular mail twice a year. 

    All images that do not receive ribbons will be deleted from our database. Images that have received ribbons will be saved in our database and will automatically be entered in the master competition (digital category only) in November. All winning images will be entered and judged by all members present and the members will award an additional  “Best of the Year” ribbon for the winning image. 

    Your payment of $25 includes the entry fees ($1 per category per month)—you will not have to pay these entry fees in addition to your $25. E-mail membership does not include any voting rights and it is for one person only. It does include eligibility for the “Rookie of the Year” award, which is given to the new member with the highest overall score at the end of the year, and the “Digital Photographer of the Year” award, which is given to the member with the highest score in this category at the end of the year.  

    E-mail membership can be converted to regular membership at any time by paying an additional $5 plus the regular competition entry fees (regular members pay a $30 annual membership fee and pay $1 per category per competition). Visiting our meetings as e-mail member is always welcome, however, you will need to upgrade to regular membership to enter images in the Color and Monochrome print categories. 

    Pay by Mail: Make checks payable to Atlanta Photographic Society and post to this address: 4243 Laurel Brook Drive, Smyrna, GA 30082. If your check does not carry your home address and phone number, please include this information on a separate piece of paper. Also, please be sure to include your e-mail address since this is how we communicate with our members.  

    APS President  

  • Leadership Team

    2018 Officers and Committees

    President: Mike Shaefer

    Vice President: Al McLeod

    Secretary: Janerio Morgan

    Communications Coordinator: Jim Harrison

       Web Content: Jim Harrison

       Meetup: Brad Bartee

       Facebook: Malaina Hudson

    Competition Chair: Rohit Kamboj

       Digital, Scores and Records: Rohit Kamboj

       Judges: Darryl Neill, Mike Shaefer, Al McLeod, Janerio Morgan, Malaina Hudson and Brandon Ward

       Awards: Rohit Kamboj, Al McLeod and Mike Shaefer

       Salon: Brandon Ward, Jim Harrison, Don Stephens and Marc McElhaney

       Photographers' Theme Exhibition: Jim Harrison and Mike Shaefer

       PSA Competitions: Brandon Ward 

    Treasurer: Denise Stein

    Refreshments Coordinator: Vivian Stephens

    Door Coordinator: Helene Mewborn 

    Web Master: Chris Handley 

    Committees 

    Field Trips Committee: Janerio Morgan, Jim Harrison, Mike Shaefer, Al McLeod & Rohit Kamboj


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DECATUR
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia, 30030

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