membership

Most asked questions about being a PSOC member.

How to become a member?

You are invited to attend a meeting and go on a field trip with us and see how you like us. Membership applications are available at all meetings.

What benefits will I have when I join?

Membership in the Photographic Society of Orange County provides many opportunities to improve your photographic skills and to reach your creative potential as a photographer.

This is accomplished through participation in monthly field trips and photo assignments, as well as periodic workshops and gallery shows.

Members are able to show photographs from monthly field trips and monthly assignments at monthly meetings, and receive feedback and a critique of their photos to help improve their creative vision and technique.

You will have the opportunity to develop relationships with other photographers who share your passion for photography.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program. Last, but not least, we hope you will have fun.

Can I attend meetings without being a member?

Yes you may attend meetings at any time without having to be a member. We suggest that you attend a meeting before becoming a member so you can meet some of the members and see how we run the meetings. There is no charge for attending, and you'll get to see members’ work.

Refreshments will be served.

What is the cost to become a member?

Membership dues are $30 per calendar year ($40 for a couple/family), payable in January. Dues for members who join after June 30th are $15/$20 for that year only. Members who join after November 1st can pay a $30/$40 full year dues and it will carry them over for the entire subsequent year.