PSS eNewsletter Feb 2016



Closure of Clubhouse
As part of the Chinese New Year celebration the clubhouse will be closed from 6th February to 14th February 2016! 
The Council and staff of PSS would like to wish all members a joyous Chinese New Year in 2016 and a prosperous year of the Monkey. 
Chinese New Year LIFE Membership Promotion
For the month of February, PSS will be offering Lifetime Membership at a promotional price. At just $300 ($1000), you can become a member for life.


Fund Raising Dinner 2016
PSS is having its inaugural Fundraising Dinner. Held on 24th February at Marina Bay Sands, members and esteemed guests will be treated to a night of delicacies. We would like to take this time to thank everyone who have been supportive of the society and its activities, as well as to honour the recipients of PSS’s Service Distinctions.
Date : 24/02/2016, 7.00pm @9goubuli
1st Lion City International Salon 2016
PSS is hosting its second international exhibition, the 1st Lion City International Salon in 2016. This is the first time in Singapore, and amongst many other Asia Pacific countries, that a photographic society is hosting 2 international exhibitions in a single year. (the other being the Singapore International Photography Awards – SIPA). This is a new milestone in the history of PSS.
Interested participants are advised to read the competition Contest Information.
To participate, click HERE! 



Members’ Outing at The Explanade
The members enjoyed themselves despite a rainy and warm day at The Esplanade on 16/01/2016. The event was organised by the PSS Outing team and was themed Contempory Dance in the City. PSS members had the opportunity to try their skills photographing our talented dance model as she broke into various graceful and dynamic poses. 


Membership Benefits

Here at PSS, we are constantly finding ways to deliver better value and services to our members. Thus, we are pleased to present our members the following membership benefits available at various establishments. Just present your valid PSS membership card for these special privileges.
Chill out at one of the oldest Cafes in Singapore. Members get to enjoy 20% discount* on all menu items.
Promotional period : Feb 6 to Sep 16
*The offer is not applicable during happy hour, for set meals, buckets & balloons, offers for beers and any other promotional items.
As one of PSS’ partners, World Edu-League, a major distributor of National Geographic magazines, is offering members significant discounts for National Geographic magazines.
Each issue of National Geographic fires the imagination of readers, taking them on a journey that’s always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating.
Grab your issue and subscribe HERE!
SLR Accessory is also offering our members special promotions on some of their most popular products. 
For more member promotions from SLR Accessory, please click HERE!


Photography Education

Photography is recognised as the world’s most popular hobby. Come join us and discover the wonders of photography. The Digital Basic Photography Courses will bring you into the exciting world of digital photography.

You will be taught the basic theory and fundamentals of photography. At PSS, we believe that it is essential for one to be well-versed in the fundamentals. You will be trained to develop a creative approach in capturing images with impact.

The course is unique as it is based on a modular system and taught by experienced Instructors. Course participants will be exposed to the various aspects of photography.

Course Dates
Digital Basic Course 1 – Foundation
5 March, 3-5pm 12 March, 2.30-4.30pm19 March, 8-11am (outing)26 March, 2.30-4.30pm
Digital Basic Course 2 – Night & Lighting
22 February, 7.30-9.30pm29 February, 7.30-9.30pm6 March, (TBC)7 March, 7.30-9.30pm
Photoshop For Beginners
27 February, 2-4pm5 March, 2-4pm12 March, 2-4pm19 March, 2-4pm
Digital Intermediate Course
3 March, 7.30-9.30pm6 March, 3-5pm10 March, 7.30-9.30pm17 March, 7.30-9.30pm
Studio Lighting Photography
14 March, 7.30-9.30pm21 March, 7.30-9.30pm​28 March, 7.30-9.30pm​4 April, 7.30-9.30pm
Flashlight Photography

21 February, 3-5pm

28 February, 3-5pm

6 March, 3-5pm (day outing)

13 March, 6.30-8.30pm (night outing)

20 March, 3-5pm

Travel Photography
8 March, 7.30-9.30pm15 March, 7.30-9.30pm22 March, 7.30-9.30pm27 March, 4-8pm (outing)

29 March, 7.30-9.30pm

An Eye For Creativity Workshop
3 April, 1.30-5.30pm10 April, 4-8pm17 April, 1.30-5.30pm
The Art of Storytelling Documentary Workshop
12-13 March (TBC)
数码摄影基础课程 1 - 基础
三月十三日 (13 March), 2.30-4.30pm三月二十日 (20 March), 2.30-4.30pm三月二十七日 (27 March), 3-6pm (交游)四月三日 (3 April), 2.30-4.30pm
二月二十日 (20 February), 3-5pm二月二十七日 (27 February), 3-5pm三月五日 (5 March), 6-9am (交游)三月十二日 (12 March), 3-5pm (交游)
三月十二日 (12 March), 1.30-4.30pm三月十九日 (19 March), 1.30-4.30pm三月二十八日 (28 March), 48pm (交游)四月二日 (2 April), 1.30-3.30pm
For more information, contact us at 6334 3361 or send an email to


Achieve a Photograhy Distinction

The Photographic Society of Singapore offers photography distinctions for members who wish to obtain certification for their photography standards. There are 3 levels of distinctions: Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship.

If you have been taking photos for a while and wish to achieve recognition for your photography standards, please apply here.


Conversion of Service Certificates to                 Service Distinctions

Members who were previously awarded service certificates may now convert the certificates to Service Distinctions in the following accordance:

Bronze  – SPSS
Silver    – ESPSS
Gold     – Hon.EPSS
Members may use the respective titles upon successful conversion. Only members with a valid membership may apply. Contact us for more informtion.