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 and workshops, field trips, exhibitions and the annual awards banquet.

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Our Main Activities





   Salon Exhibition

  Theme Exhibition

  • Meeting Schedule

    Photo Competition Nights

    The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM (except December) is dedicated to judged competitions in Black & White Prints, Color Prints, and Digital Entries. Ribbons are awarded to the winners in each category. See our Competition Schedule.

    Program Nights

    The 4th Thursday of each month (see calendar for exceptions) is for programs. Our program nights cover a wide range of photographic topics presented by members or guests. Our speakers cover a variety of artistic and technical subjects, conduct learning workshops, coordinate group critiques of images, and others.

    See our Program Schedule.

    In addition to our monthly competition and program meetings we also conduct regular Workshops and Field Trips, and Exhibitions such as 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.

  • 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

    2022 Officers

    President: Darryl Neill

    Vice President: Elsie Allen

    Membership and Workshops: Mike Shaefer

    Communications Coordinator/Web Site Editor: Jim Harrison

    Web Master: Chris Handley

    Competition Chair: Michelle Simmons

    • Digital, Scores and Records: Michelle Simmons, Rohit Kamboj & Jim Harrison
    • Judges: Darryl Neill, Mike Shaefer & Al McLeod
    • Awards: Michelle Simmons, Al McLeod and Mike Shaefer
    • Salon: Darryl Neill 
    • Photographers' Theme Exhibition: Jim Harrison
    • PSA Competitions: Marc McElhaney

    Treasurer: Denise Stein


    Workshop & Field Trip Committee:  Mike Shaefer, Al McLeod, Don Stephens, Marc McElhaney, Janerio Morgan, & Jim Harrison

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