Peer reviews: Each month, members present work for reactions and suggestions from the group.
Guest critiques: Bay Area photographers and educators, such as Steve Raskin, Amie Potsic, Michael Rauner and Linda Connor, meet with members to provide feedback on their work.
Artist talks: Several times during the year, the Collective sponsors a slide presentation and talk by a well-known photographer or a panel discussion by members of the Bay Area arts community. Guest speakers have included Michael Jang, Steve Brock, Judy Dater, Frank Espada, Nina Glaser, Ken Light, Darwin Marable, Timo Pajunen, Kent Reno, Del LaGrace Volcano, John Weir, Jack Welpott and Jo Whaley.
Salons: Occasionally, members gather to discuss a topic in the arts such as self-portraiture, censorship, or the definition of style.
Workshops: Several times during the year, BAPC members or other Bay Area photographers conduct workshops and demonstrations to share their skills with members. Past workshops have covered plastic cameras, Polaroid emulsion transfers, platinum/palladium prints, HDR panoramas, book making and large negatives.
Exhibits: The Collective mounts one to three group shows each year. Venues have included Rayko Photo Center, the Commonwealth Club of California, Mina Dresden Gallery, The Berkeley Arts Center and San Francisco City Hall.