Lastest FOCUS newsletter
Latest FOCUS Newsletter

The FOCUS is published nine times a year by the Schenectady Photographic Society. The organization meets the first 3 Wednesday’s of the month at 7:00 p.m. from October through May to promote and present informative programs, activities and competitions in the photographic arts for photographers throughout the Capital District of New York. Members range from novice to expert. Annual dues are $55 for individuals and $65 for families*. The FOCUS newsletter is included in the membership dues.

The FOCUS newsletters are available here in PDF format readable using Adobe Acrobat Reader. (If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader you may click here for a free download and then return here to view the newsletters).  Contact the Newsletter Editor.

*Family Membership includes all individuals living at a single residence


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We have proudly won the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Newsletter Award for our FOCUS  newsletter in the Large Club category on several occasions.

  • 2018 Second Place, Large Club Division
  • 2018 Best Use of Color
  • 2007 Honorable Mention
  • 2006 Third place
  • 2005 First place + Best of Entries among small clubs, large clubs and councils
  • 2004 Honorable Mention + Best Layout/Design
  • 2003 Second place
  • 2002 Chairman’s Choice Award
  • 2001 Honorable Mention + Fifth place for front page design + Second place for best use of photography
  • 1999 Honorable Mention
  • 1998 Fourth place
  • 1997 Third place
  • 1996 Honorable Mention
  • 1995 Honorable Mention
  • 1994 Fifth place