Thank you for taking the time to view our website.
Visitors and new members are always welcome at APS meetings and activities, and you are very welcome to come along and see who we are and what we do. However, to answer a few questions that you might have about APS.
APS was formed 60 years ago in 1958. Like all societies, the membership has varied over time, but typically we have around 40 members and weekly meetings are attended by around 25-30 people.
APS has changed enormously over that the last 60 years – not least because of the introduction and improvement in digital cameras, which makes good photography accessible to all. APS members have a wide variety of cameras – not just ‘top end’.
APS aims to promote and develop an interest in photography through an interesting and varied programme that includes weekly talks, presentations, and competitions, We also occasionally organise workshops and practical outings. The weekly talks and presentations are led by a mix of members and external speakers from the ‘photographic world’. Any workshops are led by members with a level of expertise in the subject, though external leaders are occasionally used.
The Society has an active Facebook page - Facebook: Aldridge PhotoSociety and also a website – www.aldridgephotographicsociety.com – which is currently being developed. The information contained includes news about forthcoming events – both within the Society, and more generally in the photographic world – results of competitions and recent images taken by members. The programme is generally available on the Society’s website, though it is always subject to change.
Club members range from beginners to very experienced photographers, and friendly help and advice is always available. Everyone is encouraged to take an active part in the Society’s events and competitions, and APS likes to think of itself as being a very friendly and informal photographic group.
Meetings are held from September through to May, followed by occasional group walks in the summer.
Regular meetings are held weekly on Thursdays starting at 8pm,
Competition evenings are also on Thursdays, but start at 7.45pm,
Occasional Workshops are generally held on Tuesdays and start at 7.30pm.
Details are contained in the programme available on the website.
The meetings are held at
Aldridge Community Centre,
The membership/subscription categories for 2019-20 are:
• Single - £40
• Family - £60
• Junior (under 18) – No charge
• Student (under 21) - £16
• Visitor - £3 per meeting
Members joining after Christmas will pay 1/2 of the full subscription. Any monies already paid in that season as visitors will be deducted from their subscription.
If there is anything else that you need, please ask. To assist you, here are a few contact details:
Facebook: Aldridge PhotoSociety
An evening out with club members
in Sutton Park.
Invited speaker Dave Donnelly