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 conviviality 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 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. Additional activities include exhibits and field trips.
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 243) on the Fordham University Campus, Bronx, New York. Visitors are always welcomed.read more
Here are the dates for our 59th season which runs from September 2012 to June 2013.
Sept. 8, 2012 9:45 AM — Opening Day — John Isaac
Join us for an exciting presentation by John Isaac. John Isaac is an award-winning photojournalist and author who has traveled to more than 100 countries while capturing the struggles and triumphs of our changing world. From 1969 to 1998, Isaac worked for the United Nations and had a distinguished photography career in the Department of Public Information. In 1978, the UN promoted him to photographer and he retired as the chief of the Photo Unit in 1998. Throughout his career, Isaac has received numerous national and international awards for his work, as well as 13 awards from Nikon International Photo Contests. In 2000, the International Photographic Council named him the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. John has authored many books including a series called Children in Crisis. Through this series, John gives a first hand account of the daily life of children and their families in troubled regions around the world. He co-authored Endangered Peoples with Art Davidson and Art Wolff for the Sierra Club. He also co-authored Coorg, Land of the Kodavaswith his wife Jeannette, about the Coorg region in Southern India.. Join us at 9:45am. Admission is free. Light refreshments will follow afterwards.
Sept. 22, 2012 9:30 AM — Competition #1 Digital, Theme: Door(s) 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 17th at midnight. Remember to check out the instructions for uploading as well.
October 6, 2012 9:30 AM — Competition #2 plus Altered Reality, Theme: Cemeteries/Tombstones Judge: Walter Kimmel.
Our second competition of the season. Please upload your photos by Monday, October 1. 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.read more
Here’s the schedule for our 2013-2014 season: 9/7, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 6/7. Stay tuned for more information on next season’s presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions. Have a great summer and we hope to see all of you back for our 60th season!read more
Get a head start on the themes for next season. We’ll be assigning months to each theme and giving you a description for those that need it, but here’s a sneak peek at the themes that were chosen (in no particular order yet!): NYC Scenes – Recognized as from NYC; True Macro/Micro; Long Exposure; Textures; Rust; Wide Angle; Silhouettes; Street Photography; Locks and Latches.read more