Monthly Meetings



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

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

1st Thursday meetings are open to guests, but we encourage you to join the club if you regularly visit.  Plus, you then get to enter our competitions and participate in other club activities!  All other 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 gives an instructive critique.  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).

    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

5th Thursday Meetings are social networking potlucks, giving you the opportunity to get to know the members of the club in a casual, unstructured setting. We often have equipment swap meets, member sllide shows and print displays, and lots of yummy snacks.  5th Thursday meetings are members only

More Photo Club Information
  • Anyone can attend the 1st Thursday meeting without joining the club. Photo club membership has benefits and it's really cheap. 100% of your dues go to fund club activities.
  • Interested in enter the monthly competition? Join and then enter 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 

October Hands-On Meeting
5th Thursday Social Potluck, Swap Meet, Slideshow – January 30, 2020
NAPfS Networking Social potluck, with networking, gear & magazine swap, member slideshow, potluck event, and Visual Pursuits demos! It’s a
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Competition Only Meeting, February 6, 2020
Submission Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, February 1, 2020 This meeting will be our monthly competition.  All photos (time permitting) will be
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Previous events

Mary Day Long, January 16, 2020
Featured Speaker: Mary Day Long on Infra-Red Photography To the uninitiated, infrared photography can seem daunting or mysterious, especially since
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January 2020 Digital Photography Competition Results
The January 2020 Digital Competition’s theme was “Oldies”. Judging Mark Laussade organized the judging by gathering experienced photographers who volunteered
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Competition Only Meeting, January 2, 2020
This meeting will be our monthly competition.  All photos (time permitting) will be critiqued.  The January, 2020, theme is “Oldies“. 
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Member Spotlight – Deborah Cole
Meet the NAPfS 2019 Photographer of the Year
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Three Classes for Competitions!
NAPfS is an inclusive club with members of a wide range of skill levels. The NAPfS competitions have three skill-based classes
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2019 Voting Results People’s Choice Award
The 2019 NAPƒS People’s Choice Digital Photography Awards were chosen by members both online and attending the December 5th Award
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Invitation 2019 Annual Party & Awards – December 5, 2019
NAPfS 2019 Digital Photography Awards – December 5, 2019 Date: Thursday, December 5th, starting at 7 PM. Location: United Christian Church
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Recap – Ted Keller on The Value of Practice in Photography
Ted Keller gave an excellent presentation to 31 members on “The Value of Practice in Photography” at the NAPfS November
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Ted Keller, November 21, 2019
Featured Speaker: Ted Keller Ted enjoys speaking to camera clubs and other groups interested in photography.  His topic for this
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2019 Photographer of the Year – Deborah Cole
Congratulations to Deborah Cole, winner of POY 2019! To earn this title, the winning photographer must first be a member
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