The Northern Virginia Photographic Society promotes the enjoyment, mastery, and furtherance of photography through cooperation, effort, and good fellowship. The Society is not operated for profit.
Membership in the Northern Virginia Photographic Society is open to photographers of every skill level. For beginners, participation in the club gives you the opportunity to learn from fellow members and guest speakers, and to have your efforts critiqued in a supportive and positive manner. Workshops and field trips offer additional opportunities to participate and learn. Beginners can quickly advance to an intermediate level.
If you’re more experienced, you’ll find that most of the activities – competitions, workshops and field trips – provide challenging learning opportunities. You’ll meet people who share your interests and learn about the many photogenic locations in our area that provide excellent opportunities to practice your craft. You’ll also be presented with opportunities to show off your successful results.
If you’re an advanced photographer, we hope to help and encourage you to reach your full potential while you share your knowledge and experience with us.
Here are some links that will help you learn more about NVPS.
TIME: Meetings start at 7:30PM (arrive by 7:00PM to meet and socialize)
DATE: Every Tuesday from September through May. Exceptions: No meeting the 4th Tuesday in December.
LOCATION: Dunn Loring Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1023 Get detailed meeting location information and driving directions
Come early, and we suggest you ask to meet the Membership Chairperson, or any NVPS Board Member. We like having guests and there is no pressure to join. To participate in competitions you must become a member.
The first Tuesday evening each month consists of a Program presentation by one of the areas talented and respected photographers. Education & Training sessions covering a wide selection of photographic subjects are conducted on the second Tuesday evening each month. Monthly competitions (you must be a member to enter) are conducted on the third Tuesday evening each month for both print and slide makers. Separate slide and print categories are provided for novice/beginner photographers. A monthly photographic Forum is held on the fourth Tuesday evening and consists of talented Society members sharing their experience and techniques with other members. Field trips provide opportunities for members to sharpen their skills and meet other members with similar interests through travel to nearby photogenic locations.
The Annual Banquet is a special event to celebrate our achievements at the close of the club year. It is held on a Friday evening in early June each year. The Society’s informative newsletter, FOTOFAX is published monthly, September through June and has received several awards for it’s excellence.
The Society maintains memberships with the following photographic and arts organizations:
Yearly Membership Dues
Dues are for one club year, Sept – June, and are due in Sept or when you choose to join
(After February 1st: Dues are half of the above fees…covering February to May.)
For more information feel free to contact either the club Membership Chair or President.
In case of inclement weather conditions, NVPS follows the closing schedule for Fairfax County Public Schools as announced on TV, radio stations, and the Fairfax County Public Schools website.