Monthly Meetings

NOTE about Virtual Meetings

When the Covid-19 pandemic started, the club started using virtual meetings via Zoom.  Instructions for  joining these meetings is at "Organization > Virtual Meeting Instructions" (available only to full, competing members). We will always try to hold the 1st Thursday meeting which is for competition critiques, but the 3rd and 5th Thursday meetings may not always be held.  See the home page to determine which meetings will occur.  The descriptions which follow on this page refer to the "physical" meetings which will resume when the pandemic has subsided.

North Austin Pfotographic Society is a local photo club which meets on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of each month starting at 7:00 PM. 


Location: United Christian Church at 3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78727 – MAP

1st Thursday meetings are open only to members and their guests, and we encourage you to join the club.  Plus, you then get to enter our competitions and participate in other club activities!  All club activities are members-only unless explicitly stated.

1st Thursday Meetings are live critique photo competitions. The judges are chosen from our advanced competition winners.  Three judges rate each photo, and one of the judges may give an instructive critique.  All photos are critiqued online. The judges determine the awards (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, honorable mention) for each level of competition (basic, intermediate, and advanced). We award and share winning images each and every month (except December). Besides sharing on our website, winning images are shared on Instagram, and one lucky winner becomes the Facebook group cover photo for a month.

    7:00-7:15 PM Meet & Greet, Member print exhibition
    7:15-7:30 PM Announcements, Guest introductions, Member print exhibition Q&A
    7:30-9:00 PM Member digital image competition

3rd Thursday Meetings include an educational speaker. Our speakers include local celebrity photographers, experienced academic leaders, and entertaining and interesting creative artists. Occasionally we might have a hands-on workshop with a practical focus on photography education and skills.  We bring in industry pros and experienced instructors to help you improve your skills.

    7:00-7:15 PM Meet & Greet, Member print exhibition
    7:15-7:30 PM Announcements, Guest introductions, Member print exhibition Q&A
    7:30-9:00 PM Featured Speaker presentation

More Photo Club Information
  • Only Members or their guests may attend the 1st Thursday meeting. Photo club membership has benefits and it's really cheap. 100% of your dues go to fund club activities.
  • Interested in entering the monthly competition? Join and then upload your photos by the deadline. Be sure to follow the instructions on the submission page.
  • Want to learn more about the club's history? Check out our photo club history page.

Check out our upcoming meetings on our calendar.  Check out the speakers, topics, and competition details from the menu at "Organization > About NAPfS > Past Speakers and Judges" and pick a year.

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