The New York Botanical Zoological Photographic Society was founded in 1953 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 and more.
The NYBZPS offers opportunities for photographers to improve their skills, share ideas and show their work. In addition to presentations by great photographers (like 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.
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* The Club meets twice a month on Saturday mornings from September – June at the Fordham Preparatory School (Room 243) 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.read more
2014-2015 Season Schedule
Here’s the schedule for our 2014-2015 season. Stay tuned for more information on the season’s presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions shortly. We hope to see all of you back for our 61st season which runs from September 2014 to June 2015! After each meeting, many club members head on over to the all-you-can eat lunch buffet ($10) at Fordham University followed by some shooting at the Botanical Gardens (it’s just across the street!) or the Zoo, so consider joining us for that too! Each month we have a monthly photo competition where members compete in their group (open to all subject matter) and can also compete in our monthly theme competition, black-and-white competition and 5 times a season, our Altered Reality (manipulated image) competition.
Sept. 6, 2014 9:45 AM — Opening Day — Essdras M. Suarez
Join us for an exciting presentation by photojournalist Essdras Suarez for the opening of our 61st season. Essdras has a long career as a photojournalist working first for the Rocky Mountain News and currently for the Boston Globe newspapers. He’s covered news in over 30 countries including the Iraq War, Haiti, and the Japanese Tsunami. Domestic assignments included covering the Columbine shooting and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Essdras is a renowned teacher and has taught photography workshops internationally for the US Department of State, and also for the Maine Media Workshops, Boston University, and NECC. Learn more about his work on his Web site. We’re thrilled to have him as a presenter! Join us at 9:45am. Admission is free. A raffle will be held and light refreshments will follow afterwards.
Sept. 20, 2014 9:45 AM — Competition #1 Digital, plus Altered Reality #1,Theme: Street Lamps Judge: Roz Rosenblum.
Our first competition of the season. You’ll want to read the rules before submitting. If you’re competing in our competitions please upload your photos by Monday, September 15th at midnight. Remember to check out the instructions for uploading as well. Please note that in addition to our regular digital competitions, the theme competition and our black-and-white competition, we’ll be holding the first of five Altered Reality competitions.
October 11, 2014 9:45 AM — Competition #2 plus Altered Reality #2, Theme: Circles Judge: Dennis Thornton.
Our second competition of the season. Please upload your photos by Monday, October 6th. Please note that in addition to our regular digital competitions, we’ll be holding the second of five Altered Reality competitions.read more
Due to the promise of extremely bad weather this weekend the field trip to Saint John the Divine Cathedral has been cancelled. We are rescheduling the event, the new date is March 14, 2015, at 10:00am.read more
Club members, join us for a tour of St. John the Devine. 10am. See Elaine or Raquel for more info!read more