VAPS Newsbrief
View this email in your browser
Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
October 2019. Vol. 46, No 9.


Subscribe here:
Unsubscribe: See the link at the end of the email.

Message from the President
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
VAPS Convention
VAPS Interclub
From Clubs/Societies and Others
Exhibitions and What’s On
Training Videos
Things to Do

President Message

Greetings Everyone

My best to you all
Ian Rolfe
President VAPS

Return to Contents

Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Hi all

Happy photographing.

Danielle Le Gassick (Pakenham Camera Club)

Return to Contents
Don't forget that you can zoom in to read the detail on any image in the Newsbrief.
VAPS Website
The new website is nearly ready to go live. We are still testing and fine tuning a couple of areas.

We will inform all clubs by email and via Newsbrief when it is ready which should be very soon.
Stay tuned for further updates.
VAPS Convention
VAPS Interclub
APJA - Judges Association
Committee for 2019-2020
Paul Robinson               President.                                                                                
JP Weibel                      Vice President
Paul Lucas                     Secretary
Rob Sloane                    Treasurer
Gary Smith                     Training
Ron Cork                        Web
Tony Harding                  Library
 Alfred Zommers             Honours                                                                               
Margaret Zommers         Committee

All going well we will have another General meeting this year.

This is scheduled for Sunday 24th November at St.Peter’s, we will send out more details a little closer to the time. Hopefully we will have a presenter, and there will be time for you to meet up with other judges over afternoon tea. Please try to come along and make this event worth while. It is these events that your fees cover.

Keep in mind Level 5 (Fellow) early 2020 that will include topics such as Judging/evaluating photo essays- series, understanding Art Elements, understanding Concept Design, and knowledge of aesthetics.

From Clubs/Societies and Others
Bellarine Camera Club
Colac Camera Club
South Gippsland Camera Club
Yarra Ranges Photographic Society
Melbourne Camera Club
Let’s Live Life
is a photography exhibition by members of The Melbourne Camera Club.
 It is a celebration of, and the Club’s contribution to, the 2019 Seniors Festival.

The exhibition will be an exciting collection of images illustrating our theme Let’s Live Life, a theme we believe appropriate for this year’s Seniors Festival.

The exhibition is suited to all ages, but it is intended that our seniors will particularly enjoy the images.
Everyone welcome – no charge, and a tea or coffee with a biscuit will be provided.

The exhibition will be held in the upstairs gallery at Club’s building, on the weekends of 19th & 20th and 26th & 27th October, 2019, between the hours 10 am to 4 pm.

The Melbourne Camera Club is located on the cnr. Dorcas and Ferrars Streets, South Melbourne.
Warragul Camera Club
The Warragul Camera Club are proud to offer you the opportunity to come to our full day of presentations on Sunday 3rd November 2019 by two amazing women.

Mieke Boynton you may have heard as she has been very busy presenting at many venues, please don’t let that put you off coming, as Mieke has absolutely assured us that her presentation on our day will be totally different to all the other presentations she has done prior.

Fiona Handbury is our other presenter and this will be totally exciting and different to the usual, as she is an expert in scientific photography, she holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Photography) RMIT AIPP Associate and she will be demonstrating high speed capture. 

We look forward to seeing you there please see the flyer for booking details.

Ruth Burleigh AAPS SSVAPS
Major Events Organiser for the Warragul Camera Club Inc.
Exhibitions and What's On
Training Videos - Member discount
David Harradine Photography & Training is proud to announce the launch of their Video Training website;
Lightroom Video Training
Starting with over 8 hours of Lightroom training videos which cover all the content from their two-day Mastering Lightroom class.
We are pleased to offer Camera Club members a discount of $200 on our Lightroom Video Training, making it just $95 for you to purchase over 8 hours of video training content covering everything we cover in our 2 day Mastering Lightroom class.

Please check it out - Lightroom Video Training - The first video in sessions 1, 2 & 3 are free to watch.

To redeem the offer simply enter the discount coupon VAPS when purchasing the bundle, which becomes available when you click Buy on any of the individual sessions.

 Photoshop videos are also in the works!

This photographic information is forwarded to VAPS clubs and members for interest and information. 
VAPS is not formally endorsing this event above any others. 
VAPS is circulating the information for the benefit of club members.

Things to Do
Congratulations Victoria

 In the 2019 Australian Intestate Photographic Competition
Victoria beat all other states to be the overall winner and recipient of the National
Alan Moran Award.
The State results were:
State Colour Mono Total
NSW 118 111 229
SA 103 111 214
QLD 126 108 234
TAS 125 111 236
VIC 135 119 254
And special congratulations go to Rob Watson from the Bendigo Camera Club
Who took out the best entry in the competition with his image titled “Sally”
Rob not only receives a Herbert Medallion but the Roy Berryman Perpetual trophy for his club to display for six months, Rob receives a personal trophy also.
A great effort by the State and our thanks go to all the image makers who had digital images selected from the VAPS Interclub.

The catalogue of the AIPC Competition can be downloaded from “Here”
APS Information
The society is inviting nominations from Victorian APS members to fill the position of APS State Representative.
The State Representative reports to the Chair of the State Representatives Sub Committee and the role involves:
  • Being the local face of APS in their State
  • To promote the APS to non-members in the State
  • To support APS and its Management and Office in their endeavours to promote the APS and its activities at State level
  • To help with general photographic queries and direct members to relevant sources of advice including the APS website
  • To make access to APS easier, particularly for those living in regional areas
  • To assist and organise APS meetings, outings and workshops if there is sufficient interest
  • To provide an APS presence where possible at appropriate events such as Camera Club and State Camera Club Body events, major photographic exhibitions and events
  • To liaise with the Chair of the State Representatives committee and the APS President and to work in the best interests of the APS
There is a high level of support for the State representative through the APS Office and the provision of operational manuals and procedure documents.
Any Victorian APS member interested in being the State APS Rep please contact
Margaret O’Grady at or
APS President Peter Kewley at

VAPS, Organisational member of Australian Photographic Society
Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc Welcomes Epson Australia Pty Ltd
A new and valued sponsor for our members’ benefit.
Special Offer from Epson for VAPS Club Members
Register at the following link to receive a $20 online shop voucher as well as many offers from the Epson range of products.
We encourage our club members to support Epson in your next printer purchase. Visit their website at to get all of the information on the new Epson SureColor SC‐P600.
Thank you Epson for your support to the Camera Clubs of Victoria 
Any members of an accredited Camera Club or Society interested in evaluating images or judging are invited to apply to join the Australian Photographic Judges Association.
You do not need to be an active judge to be a member.
The prime objective of the Association is to help develop the evaluation and judging skills of members.
Further information contact:
Rob Sloane:   or 
Paul Robinson:

or go to the VAPS Website at
Open the News tab and select Newsbrief newsletters.
There you can subscribe for a free email copy of Newsbrief.
Keep up with all of the announcements and news from the clubs.
Hard copy of Newsbrief are not available in 2019
VAPS Committee Listing and Support
Ian Rolfe

Vice President/Chair Judging

Alfred Zommers

Tony Harding

Joseph Maher

Badges & Awards 
Newsbrief Editor 
Danielle LeGassick

History & Archives 
Alan Wilson

Committee Member 

Jeanette Colson
Danielle LeGassick
van der Meulen 
Gary Smith

Victorian Association
of Photographic Societies Inc.

General Enquiries:
PO Box 2172, Caulfield Junction Victoria 3161
Tony Harding:
VAPS Objectives
  • To advance the art of photography.
  • To further the interests of affiliated bodies.
  • To draw up regulations governing exhibitions and inter-club competitions.
  • To arrange the exchange of guest lecturers and demonstrations on any subject relating to photography.
  • To arrange the exchange of prints between clubs.
  • To arrange periodical conventions for members of affiliated bodies and guests.
  • To arrange the publication of an official journal or news sheet .
A Brief History:
Camera clubs have existed in Melbourne since the 1890’s and an umbrella organisation called the Victorian Photographic Affiliation was formed in 1908. This guided amateur photography in Victoria for forty years. The Victorian Association of Photographic Societies was formed on 27 September 1952 and comprised of 12 clubs. This has grown to more than 70 clubs in Jan 2016. VAPS is a non-profit association that is entirely self-funded. The Association is run by an elected Committee of Management which is responsible for the operations of the Association, and for ensuring the Association fulfils the objectives.
Victorian Association of Photographic Societies welcomes contributions from interested parties, however, Victorian Association of Photographic Societies accepts no responsibility for the content of these contributions and the views contained therein are not necessarily those of Victorian Association of Photographic Societies. While every care is taken with solicited and unsolicited materials supplied, Victorian Association of Photographic Societies does not accept any liability for loss or damage however caused. Victorian Association of Photographic Societies takes no responsibility for the claims made by advertisers or transactions by. Does not endorse the products sold on the website/Newsbrief or enter into any of the exchanges. Nor is the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies responsible for any exchanging of information or monetary amounts. All transactions are solely the responsibility of the advertiser and purchaser.
Material on the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies site or the Newsbrief may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without the written consent of the publisher, Victorian Association of Photographic Societies. All rights reserved. 
Advertising in Newsbrief
Would you like to contribute to Newsbrief? If you do, then it would be helpful if you use the following.
  • Reformatting of text will occur (fonts and size) to suit the email format. (Paragraph 14, Heading 16-18, San serif fonts)
  • Images can be submitted as jpegs or png up to 300 ppi.
Images will be reduced in size as appropriate for email. Text submissions preferred in Microsoft Word format. Images are preferred as JPEG.
PDF files can be accommodated for text only.
Costs: Ads of any size.
Commercial $100 per issue
Commercial (Member discount) $50 per issue
Affiliated Clubs and their members, free.

Contact the editor if you have questions.
Danielle LeGassick:
Next Issue - November 2019
Newsbrief publication deadline 26 October. 
Newsbrief Editor: Danielle LeGassick:
Copyright © 2019 Victorian Association of Photographic Societies, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
canupdate your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp