60thZooClubLogo-smallThe 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, 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. Additional activities include exhibits, photo shoots and classes. After most meetings, several of our members head for the Botanical Gardens for lunch and some shooting and you’re always welcome to join us.

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 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.

NYBZPS article in Daily News

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2013-2014 Season Schedule

Here’s the schedule for our 2013-2014 season. Stay tuned for more information on next season’s presentations, lectures, workshops, competitions shortly. We hope to see all of you back for our 60th season which runs from September 2013 to June 2014! After each meeting, many club members head on over to the Botanical Gardens (it’s just across the street!) or the Zoo for lunch and some shooting, so join us!

Sept. 7, 2013 9:45 AM — Opening Day —Tim Grey

Join us for an exciting presentation by Tim Grey for the opening of our 60th season. One of the top educators in digital photography and imaging, Tim has written more than a dozen books on digital imaging for photographers, including the best-selling Photoshop CS4 Workflow, Color Confidence, and Take Your Best Shot. He has also had hundreds of articles published in magazines and teaches workshops, seminars around the world. Tim publishes the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter, as well as the Pixology e-magazine and of course, his popular Tim Grey Blog. Join us at 9:45am. Admission is free. Light refreshments will follow afterwards.

Honorable Mention - Altered Reality Oct. 2013

Honorable Mention – Altered Reality Oct. 2013

Sept. 28, 2013 9:45 AM — Competition #1 Digital, Theme: Silhouettes 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 23rd at midnight. Remember to check out the instructions for uploading as well.

October 5, 2013 9:45 AM — Competition #2 plus Altered Reality #1, Theme: Street Photography Judge: John Brokos.

Our second competition of the season.  Please upload your photos by Monday, September 30th. Please note that in addition to our regular digital competitions, the theme competition (Street Photography: Any street, anywhere)and our black-and-white competition, we’ll be holding the first of five Altered Reality competitions.

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Next Meeting: Ridgewood Show April 26th!

Ridgewood Club’s Annual International Competition is a yearly event you don’t want to miss! Also, Hunt’s Camera will be on site with all sorts of photo goodies to buy and there will be a raffle! Join us at 9:45 am!

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April 1 – Competition #8

Join us for Competition #8 on Saturday, April1. The Theme Competition is NYC Street Scenes (must be recognizable) and the Judge is Phil Echo.

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March 15 – “Asia” by Harvey Augenbraun & Anastasia Tompkins

It wasn’t fair that Harvey and Anastasia didn’t take us along with them when they toured Southeast Asia last year, but we do get this chance to see some of their wonderful images of Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and other exotic and fascinating Asian locales. Don’t miss this one!

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