North County Photographic Society
Membership Information

What is the North County Photographic Society?

The North County Photographic Society (NCPS) was founded in 1983 in Del Mar, California, for the purpose of promoting the enjoyment and appreciation of all types of photography.

The Society’s goal is to provide a casual forum in which photographers can enhance their photographic skills and interest through cooperation and sharing with others.

NCPS meets at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in the San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens). The mailing address is NCPS, PO Box 231881, Encinitas, CA 92024-1881.

What activities and services does NCPS offer?

The Society holds its regular evening meetings at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on the fourth Wednesday of each month during January through October. In November, we meet on the third Wednesday. There is no meeting in December.

Generally, the meetings include professional guest speakers covering some aspect of photography. In addition, a portion of the meeting is devoted to Member Share, an opportunity for members to share photos. The NCPS sponsors various field photo shoots and contests, area exhibits and seminars.

Each year we hold our Annual Member Show. Members are encouraged to submit two of their finest works to this show. Only members in good standing are allowed to participate.

One of the best ways for a member to share their images is to set up an on-line gallery on the NCPS web site. Members can also contribute images from our field photo shoots.

NCPS is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) which offers inter-club competition opportunities.

The Society assists members with the following: non-competitive evaluations, networking with photographic sources and markets, exchange of photographic equipment and/or publications, and interfacing with other photographic groups. Some photographic businesses offer discounts to NCPS members.

Who runs NCPS?

The Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) is a group of individuals who meet throughout the year to administer the operation of the club. You can find their names listed under the Contacts tab or click here.

Who should join?

Anyone with a sincere interest in the art and practice of photography, whether professionally or as a hobby, may become a member of the NCPS.

How much does it cost?

The cost for a single membership is $30 per year. The cost for a dual membership is $35 per year – a real bargain!

How Do I Join?

Thanks for your interest in joining NCPS! Download our application here.. Fill it out and bring it, along with payment, to one of our informational general meetings. Or mail the application with payment to North County Photographic Society, PO Box 231881, Encinitas, CA 92024-1881.

For information about when and where we meet see the left hand column of this page.

If you have any questions, write to us at Unfortunately we do not take payment online at this time. Thank you.

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