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Visitors are cordially invited to attend all meetings

Founded in 1931, the Schenectady Photographic Society offers programs and activities in the photographic arts for amateur and professional photographers alike. Over one hundred members from throughout the Capital Region of New York State share the theory, application and fun of photography at Society meetings.

Weekly Wednesday night meetings offer an assortment of programs, new ideas and techniques, and refreshment breaks for social exchange. Guest speakers from around the region and beyond share their work and techniques and offer insight into the creative image making process. Occasional field trips, photo shoots and workshops offer hands-on instruction and image making opportunities.

Four program groups - print, projected image, photo essay and mentoring - help members expand their photographic vision and creativity through professionally judged competitions, peer critiques, group discussions and instruction. The print and projected image groups normally meet on the first and second Wednesdays of the month, respectively, while the third Wednesday is devoted to an invited speaker program. The other groups alternate between the fourth (and fifth) Wednesdays of the month.

Visitors are cordially invited to attend all meetings.

The Schenectady Photographic Society is a member of the Photographic Society of America

Here is a list of upcoming meetings for the next 6 weeks:

Date Group Presenter Program Assigned Topic
Sep 24 New Members mtg Meet and Greet - Old and New
Oct 1 Print Group Ken Deitcher, Harvey Gurien, Luba Ricket, Max Tiller "Thinking Creatively" The Backyard - Show us what's in your backyard (or your neighbor's)
Oct 8 Projected Group Deyva Arthur "Outside Looking In" Minimal - Images with simple or primary forms
Oct 15 * Speaker Jim Craner "Exploring Digital Workflow"
Oct 22 Photo Essay Group Connie Frisbee Houde "A Photo Essay: What Is It and How To Do It"
Oct 29 Mentoring John Bolletin "Portrait Posing and Lighting"
* - SPS Board of Directors meets at 6:30 p.m. Members are welcome to attend.

Sunday September 21, 2014
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