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 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


    • 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

  • Leadership Team

    2019 Officers and Committees

    President: Mike Shaefer

    Vice President: Al McLeod

    Secretary: Janerio Morgan

    Communications Coordinator: Jim Harrison

       Web Content: Jim Harrison

       Meetup: Brad Bartee and Jim Harrison

       Facebook: Jim Harrison, Janerio Morgan and Al McLeod

    Competition Chair: Rohit Kamboj

       Digital, Scores and Records: Rohit Kamboj

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

       Awards: Rohit Kamboj, Al McLeod and Mike Shaefer

       Salon: Darryl Neill, Jim Harrison, Don Stephens and Marc McElhaney

       Photographers' Theme Exhibition: Jim Harrison and Mike Shaefer

       PSA Competitions: Darryl Neill 

    Treasurer: Denise Stein

    Historian: Brandon Ward

    Refreshments Coordinator: Vivian Stephens

    Door Coordinator: Helene Mewborn 

    Web Master: Chris Handley 


    Field Trips Committee:  Don Stephens, Marc McElhaney, Janerio Morgan, Jim Harrison, Mike Shaefer.

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