Huntsville Photographic Society

Communication/Media Arts

Huntsville Photographic Society
c/o The Arts Council, 700 Monroe Street, SW, Suite 2
Huntsville, Alabama 35801-5579

(256) 519-2787

The Huntsville Photographic Society (HPS) is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville, Alabama, and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events and informative and programs.

We meet the second and forth Monday of each month, except December, at 7 PM. Our usual meeting place is in the auditorium of the Madison County Huntsville Public Main Library auditorium located at 915 Monroe Street.

Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join. Annual dues are $30 for a family membership or $20 for individuals.

Please visit our web for more information and obtain a membership application.

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams 1902 -1984

I never knew what I was doing until I was done – Man Ray, Photographer 1890 – 1976

Photography is not like painting, there is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. – Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004

I eagerly await new concepts and processes. I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance. Such systems will have their own inherent and inescapable structural characteristics, and the artist and functional practitioner will again strive to comprehend and control them. – Ansel Adams , forward to his book the Negative, published January, 1980 (over thirty years ago!)