The Photographic Section
The Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh



Since 1885, the Pittsburgh Photo Section has been devoted to helping photographers grow and expand their horizons. We meet three times each month, with our season running from September to May. Please look at our schedule and read our flyer/membership application (182K pdf). The membership is made up of amateur as well as professional photographers.

Meetings are held at the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center (off Cedar Blvd), starting at 8PM. Learn more about us.

What's New!

The 2014-2015 Year end competition results have been posted.

The latest photo competition results have been posted.

Do not forget about our club forum.  All it takes is for you to visit it and add some posts to make it successful.  It is the perfect place for you to  share technical ideas,  swap equipment and plan photo shoots with other club members. Here is a link to some recent technical posts that you might find useful.

The Photo Section Constitution and By-Laws have been posted.

New help files for submitting digital images have been added to the web site.

The Photo Club Forum is now live. 
Members of the club are encouraged to register, create posts and visit often.  The purpose of the forum is to increase the interaction between club members and provide a medium to exchange knowledge.  Please read the Information for New Users in the forum before getting started. The forum is only open to Photo Club members to join but anyone can read the content.


Click Here to find out how you can purchase a copy of "Pittsburgh Amateur Photographers and the Photo Salons" written by Valentino Buttignol.





Cool Links:
Astronomy Picture of the Day
National Geographic Photo of the Day


  Left Arrow Club patches available. $5 Each, 3", profits go to the club.
        Contact Norm Schumm.