The Bronx Photographic Society (formerly the New York Botanical Zoological Photographic Society) is a diverse group of people interested in taking, processing, and showing their digital photography through monthly group competitions, monthly presentations, and occasional exhibitions.
People interested in meeting like-minded photographers (predominantly amateurs of all skill levels) who would like to would like to shoot and show their work; learn through constructive critiques, competitions, and the open sharing of knowledge; and visit new and interesting places to shoot should join.
BPS meets twice-a month (typically) from September through May with one competition session (with multiple categories) and one presentation/education session each from about 10 to 12:30 at Fordham Prep on the Fordham University campus in the Bronx.
We welcome all skill levels to join, even those people who have never lifted a camera or smartphone. While the majority of members do use DSLR cameras, many submissions have been shot on Androids and iPhones. (The quality and success of an image is based much more on the subject matter and the talent and eye of the image maker than on the equipment used.) There are no requirements as to the type of camera used to create your images.
At the end of each year awards are presented to the highest scoring photographers and images. (Plus, we have a holiday party and end-of-year bash to celebrate together.)
And before officially joining BPS, individuals are invited to attend a session or two to see if it fits their needs and sensibilities. All are welcome.