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Competitions

Monthly competitions include Theme, Black & White, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Group competitions, and Altered Reality (digitally enhanced) competitions.

Workshops/Presentations

Each month our photo club offers presentations, lectures or workshops. Previous presenters have included notable photographers such as Ron Slonina, Jim Christensen, Dr. Lisa Cuchara, Tim Grey, Shiv Verma, Ron Wyatt, Lou Jones, Joe LeFevre, Rick Sammon, George Schaub, Jon Ortner, Allen Rokach, Enid Alvarez, and Elinor Stecker-Orel!

Photo Meetups & Classes

BPS club members have taken pictures all over the tri-state area including One World Trade Center, Wave Hill, Philipsburg Manor, Essex Steam Train, Grand Central Terminal, Pepsico Gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo, Brooklyn Bridge State Park, Kensico Dam, cruises around Manhattan, and even an overnight trip to the Adirondacks in the winter.

ABOUT THE BRONX PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Bronx Photographic Society was founded in 1953 as the New York Botanical Zoological Photographic Society by a group interested in sharing their love of photography. Since then, the same spirit of camaraderie and mutual interest has shaped the present club.

Today’s membership includes photographers whose experience range from beginner to professional, with an equally diverse assortment of photographic interests. Members work in color, black & white and digital manipulation, and create images of wildlife, scenic, nature, abstracts, portraits, digitally altered photos and more. In 2016, we changed our name to the Bronx Photographic Society to more accurately reflect the more diverse photographic interests of our club members.

The BPS offers opportunities for photographers to improve their skills, share ideas and show their work. In addition to presentations by great photographers (like John Slonina, Tim Grey, Jim Christensen, Shiv Verma, Ron Wyatt, George Schaub, Lou Jones, Jon Ortner and Joe LeFevre), we offer instructional presentations, workshops and monthly digital competitions. Here members get feedback on their work from a judge from outside of the club. Members can compete in their Group competition, as well as in our Theme, Black-and-White and Altered Reality competitions. Additional activities include exhibits, photo shoots and classes. After most meetings, many club members head on over to the Fordham University buffet followed by some shooting at the Botanical Gardens (it’s just across the street!) or the Zoo and you’re always welcome to join us.

Bronx 12 News recently visited an BPS meeting which you can see here.

JOIN US – and share your interest in photography in a friendly and supportive atmosphere!

* The Club meets twice a month on Saturday mornings from September – June at the Fordham Preparatory School (Room 327/329) on the Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, New York, just across the street from the New York Botanical Gardens and close to the Bronx Zoo. Visitors are always welcomed. Directions can be found here.

BPS Executive Committee & Team 2016-2018

Harvey Augenbraun

Harvey Augenbraun

President

Sharon Gumerove

Sharon Gumerove

Third Vice President, Membership Chair & Webmaster

Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis

Treasurer & Historian

David Feldman

David Feldman

First Vice President & Competition Chair

Anastasia Tompkins

Anastasia Tompkins

Fourth Vice President at Large, Iris Editor & PFLI Representative

Elaine Kirchen

Elaine Kirchen

Photo Meetup Coordinator

Veronica Saunders

Veronica Saunders

Second Vice President & Program Chair

Suzanne Carter

Suzanne Carter

Secretary