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Do you want to move your photography up to the next level? Would you like to meet other photographers, share your images with them, learn what they know, and share what you know? The Seattle Photographic Society (SPS) was formed to help its members learn skills for capturing great images and sharing them with others. Novices, amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professional photographers are welcome.

We usually have three meetings a month, including both online and in-person meetings. On the first Tuesday of the month,  SPS hosts Projected Image Night. Images are critiqued by a commentator and scored by a panel of three judges. Guests may enter images for commentary only. Viewing the images and listening to the comments and suggestions and trying to apply what you have learned is one of the best ways you can improve your photography. On the second Tuesday of the month, SPS hosts Print Night. We break up into groups of 4-7 people and pass the prints around for critique. The third Tuesday of the month is SPS's Education Night. We have guest speakers, demonstrations and hands-on activities covering a wide variety of photographic topics from lighting and composition to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other image editing programs. From time to time we meet away from our usual venue and have a photo shoot.

In order to enter images into competition on Projected Image or Print Night, you must first be a full SPS member. Annual dues are $40. This is one of the best photography education deals in town.

There is a link to join our club on the home page of our website: seattlephotographic.com.

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Print Night

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

Print Night is back in person!

What makes a successful photograph? You will have the opportunity to look closely at the prints of others and to receive individualized feedback on your prints.

We will break up into groups of 4-7 people and pass prints around for critique. Guests may bring one print for critique, either color or black and white. Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two prints for critique and scoring. Prints should be at least 4" x 6", and they should be matted or mounted so that they can stand up on an easel. (This doesn't have to be anything fancy or permanent.) The size of the mat should be at least 8" x 10". We will have some foam core boards and artist's tape you can borrow to temporarily mount your prints if you are not able to do it ahead of time.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to enter your prints, and arrive 15-20 minutes early if you need to use the temporary mounting materials, so that we can start the meeting at 7:00.

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP.

Projected Image Night

Online event

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space.

For dues-paying SPS members: Members will submit entries through our website. Check club emails for instructions. Help is available if you have any problems.

For Meetup guests: Please email your image to [masked]. by 2:00 pm on the day before the meeting. Include the title of the image in your file name, and in the subject line of the email put "SPS Guest Image."

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

Print Night

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

Print Night is back in person!

What makes a successful photograph? You will have the opportunity to look closely at the prints of others and to receive individualized feedback on your prints.

We will break up into groups of 4-7 people and pass prints around for critique. Guests may bring one print for critique, either color or black and white. Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two prints for critique and scoring. Prints should be at least 4" x 6", and they should be matted or mounted so that they can stand up on an easel. (This doesn't have to be anything fancy or permanent.) The size of the mat should be at least 8" x 10". We will have some foam core boards and artist's tape you can borrow to temporarily mount your prints if you are not able to do it ahead of time.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to enter your prints, and arrive 15-20 minutes early if you need to use the temporary mounting materials, so that we can start the meeting at 7:00.

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP.

Projected Image Night

Online event

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space.

For dues-paying SPS members: Members will submit entries through our website. Check club emails for instructions. Help is available if you have any problems.

For Meetup guests: Please email your image to [masked]. by 2:00 pm on the day before the meeting. Include the title of the image in your file name, and in the subject line of the email put "SPS Guest Image."

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

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