Schenectady Photographic Society

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Description of the Club:

For more than 89 years, the Schenectady Photographic Society has been the meeting place of photographers of all levels–from beginners to serious amateurs to professionals–with the goal of exploring and sharing their love of photography. Members throughout the Capital Region meet primarily on Wednesday nights to engage in various competitions (print, projected, photo essay and more), enjoy member round-table discussions, guest speaker presentations and hands-on mentoring to further their knowledge, creativity and inspiration. Occasional field trips* give us the opportunity to expand our photographic vision; and frequent exhibits in the local area allow us to share that vision. In addition to our monthly print* and projected competitions, we are challenged with an assigned topic–encouraging participants to venture out of their comfort zones. Members participating in competitions receive specific commentary and suggestions to take their images to the next level. Don’t wish to compete? That’s OK too. Observing competitions is always an inspirational and learning experience.

The Schenectady Photographic Society is an enthusiastic and energetic group. Our camaraderie is infectious. Our season runs from late September to mid-May. Visitors are always welcomed…especially those who have a passion for photography.

*Field trips and print competitions cancelled for this season. Now meeting virtually for the 2020-2021 season. Location may be changed next year.