Educating, Inspiring & Motivating Photographers of all Levels

Meetings on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Thursdays of the Month. Click for Details


Our club activities have moved to a new web site:  Please visit that site to join the club, see the calendar, view galleries of photos of past competitions, member photos, events, etc.  This new site is hosted by and NAPfS members are required to get a Visual Pursuits account if they wish to enter competitions, view galleries, contribute to forums, etc.  If you are already a NAPfS member, the Visual Pursuits account is free.  You can also join the club via the new website.

Instructions for creating a Visual Pursuits account at our new website are available at

This current site ( will be maintained as long as possible and contains historical data.  However, it may not be updated in the future.

Welcome to NAPfS!

The North Austin Pƒotographic Society is an inclusive, north Austin photo club dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating its members through frequent face-to-face activities at regular club meetings. The club is open to photographers of all levels from true beginners (no camera required) to professionals. Through regular meetings, NAPƒS builds a community of active photographers, practicing their love for all types of photography. NAPƒS members share their passion and skills through presenting their work at meetings, participating in monthly competitions with live critiques, and exhibiting their work at our socials. We offer monthly hands-on workshops from area professionals, as well as national level celebrity photographers. Club activities are designed to help photographers of all levels grow through active shooting and feedback.

Upcoming Events

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Past Activities

Recap – Bri Thatcher On PPA
Bri Thatcher was our featured speaker on Thursday, September 19, 2019. She spoke about the PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
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Bri Thatcher – September 19, 2019
Speaker – Bri Thatcher Bri is the featured speaker at our “3rd Thursday” meeting on September 19. 2019.  Here is
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September 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results
The September 2019 Digital Competition’s theme was “Seeing Double“. Judging This competition introduced a new judging method pioneered by Mark
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Competition Only Meeting, September 5, 2019
The club members have expressed a desire to have all their submitted photographs critiqued, so this meeting has no speaker
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Recap August 29 Social Potluck Meeting
The August 5th Thursday meeting was a social potluck meeting with approximately 13 people attending. There was a slideshow of
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Video Tutorials
Are you a NAPfS member who has made photography instructional videos? If so, send the links to your YouTube channel
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5th Thursday Social Potluck, Swap Meet, Print Share – August 29, 2019
NAPfS Networking Social potluck, with networking, gear & magazine swap, member slideshow, and potluck event! It’s a bonus August 29th
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Processing RAW Images and Round Table on Programs – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Phil Hawkins on Processing RAW Images You can unlock the potential of your digital images by choosing to shoot in
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August 2019 Digital Photography Competition Results
The August 2019 Digital Competition was an open theme competition judged by Carol Schiraldi. Class 1 – Novice There were
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Yosemite Adventures – August 1, 2019
Phil Hawkins on Photographing Yosemite National Park Phil Hawkins, NAPfS President and Yosemite National Park workshop leader for 14 years,
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Focused on photography and associated crafts.

Inclusive of all genres and any process.

Member controlled & independent.

Motivating members to grow.

Active and Vibrant

Meeting locally in north Austin.