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Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
October 2018. Vol. 45, No 9.


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NEWSBRIEF 
Contents

Contents
Message from the President
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Annual General Meeting
VAPS Information
New Business
APJA
Tours
Exhibitions and What’s On
Training Videos
From Clubs/Societies and Others
Things to Do
Competitions

Message from the President
Greetings everyone,
 
Greetings everyone,
Plans are underway for the AGM in November and ongoing work is well underway 
for the convention in late May 2019.
 
We have also looked closely at streamlining the inter-club so as to make much less work for the volunteers who spend countless hours sorting this annual event out and making it work. We are going to ask every member of every club to now do their part.  

Over the last few years we have had several issues with the mounting of prints for the annual Inter-club competition and exhibition. Its understandable that many people have different ideas for mounting their work.
 
However we need and will maintain a standard from next year in line with professional standards worldwide to make is easier on those that do the bulk of the work in organising and preparing for this huge task.
 
We don’t want anyone’s print to get damaged and so we have come up with a set of guidelines to help you and to help us. This will apply to all entries for 2019 and beyond.
 
At the AGM, Alfred Zommers is going to release our new print mounting standard and we will also have this available online for all clubs and individuals.
 
We ask all club print stewards to promote this and it would be to every club's advantage to have it explained and demonstrated at club level.
 
All the best for your spring photography

Ian Rolfe
(President VAPS)

 
 
 
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Hi all


A great season to start getting out there and photographing everything new flowers, trees, animals and even the changing weather.

Happy photographing.



 
Danielle Le Gassick (Pakenham Camera Club)
editor@vaps.org.au
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VAPS AGM

Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc

www.vaps.org.au


President: - Ian Rolfe           Secretary: - Tony Harding

 
Advice of Annual General Meeting 2018, Speaker & Club Presidents’ Meeting
 
Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
to be held on Sunday 18th November 2018 at 1.30pm.


 
The meeting will be held at the
St Peter's Church,
Cnr Neerim Road & Ames Avenue
Carnegie (Melways: 68 K5)


 

 Agenda Outline

1.30 pm         AGM

2.30 pm         Craig Dingle, Professional Photographer, Member AIPP

3.30 pm         *Club Presidents’ meeting

 

SPEAKER PROFILE

Craig Dingle operates a professional photography business, is an accredited photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and also has an interest in stock photography. Craig has a blog which provides interesting tips and ideas for photographers
http://www.beyondhere.com.au/about/. His other websites are www.imagesbycraig.com.au and for stock, www.melbournestockphotos.com.au
  

NB *List of items for Presidents’ meeting being finalised
 

Recent posts at http://www.beyondhere.com.au/ include:
VAPS Information
Over the last few years we have had several issues with the mounting of prints for the annual Interclub competition and exhibition.
 
Poor mounting techniques
  • Insufficient tape mounting the print to the matboard
  • Insufficient double-sided tape where the backing board was the same size as the front mat board.
  • Sticky tape used to adhere the backing board to the front matboard instead of masking tape.-Total thickness greater than 5mm. Thick prints take up more total space and hence a transport problem.
 
Understandably members have been upset when their prints come back damaged. As prints get handled up to 18 times during the judging/exhibition process, it is necessary for both the exhibition personnel and the print owners to protect prints appropriately. With this in mind, it would be an excellent step if comp stewards could promote the following requirements, so that their members become familiar with what is expected for the VAPS exhibition.Some clubs have changed their club rules to comply with VAPS exhibition rules to achieve this.
 
Most clubs already use the A2 art folio/folder. These are available from Office Works at a cost of $60. (recommend: Jasart A2 College Portfolio). The cheaper ones tend to fall apart after a while. Fifteen prints, if mounted appropriately, will comfortably fit into this type of folder. For clubs that are unable to obtain this folder a suitable folder will be supplied free of charge after VAPSCON 2019.
 
Because of this need to fit the required sized folder, there is a problem with the thickness of the mounted prints.The problem arises when some members use 5mm foam core backing instead of a piece of matboard taped to the back. This makes the finished print thicker than 5mm and the total thickness of 15 prints is then about 90mm which will not fit into one folder. Hence some clubs have sent their prints in a cardboard box or Australia Post bag.
 
5mm foam core backing is banned from 2019.Those members who persist in using foam core backing, may use 3mm foam core backing which is readily available.Total thickness of 3mm foam core and 1mm matboard will be about 4mm.
 
To ensure print protection, please promote the following:
 
Prints must be mounted correctly so that the matboard does not separate from the print or from the backing board. If you use double sided tape it must be at least 20mm wide and completely taped around all four sides. 10 mm pieces of tape do not adhere long enough.

Good quality masking tape (not painters masking tape) is available from any hardware store. Framing tape is preferable for attaching the print along the whole top edge to the matboard.

Prints should not be wrapped in cellophane as it has to be removed for judging and therefore creates extra handling and work for the volunteers.
 
Prints that have backing thicker than 3mm, or start to fall apart because they are not mounted correctly, will be withdrawn from the judging and the exhibition.
 
We ask that clubs change their practices and rules so that members do not have to prepare their prints specially for the VAPS Interclub.
 
YOUR CLUB HISTORY

Dear Club Secretary,

VAPS is seeking more club histories to be highlighted in the consolidated Club History publication.

The following clubs have kindly forwarded club histories and these are being collated by the VAPS Historian for upcoming publication scheduled end 2018/2019:

  • Corio Bay Camera Club
  • Camberwell Camera Club
  • Essendon Camera Club
  • Frankston Camera Club
  • Geelong Camera Club
  • Knox Photographic Society
  • Maroondah Photographic Society
  • South Gippsland Camera Club
  • Stawell Camera Club
  • Rosanna Photographic Club
  • VIGEX
 
(NB Horsham new club = nil return)
 
We need your history.

Can you forward history for inclusion at your earliest convenience. If you have any queries about the format of the history please contact
Tony Harding  secretary@vaps.org.au or
Alan Wilson alanmyki48@gmail.com 

 
Alan Wilson
VAPS historian
 
New Business
APJA - Judges Association

Image Evaluation / Judging courses for anyone who would like to improve their ability to evaluate a photographic image, and for those that think they may like to take on the role of a future judge, or anyone that would just like to help fellow club members, especially novices better evaluate their images.

How to enrol:
Send an email to Alfred Zommers  @ asgz47_99@outlook.com   

What’s coming up.
Level 5 training has been postponed until 2019


 
Tours
Faroe Islands Tour:  http://www.greatphotographyadventures.com/
Beechworth & N.E. Tours: https://www.petesphototours.com.au/
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.

 
From Clubs/Societies and Others
Melbourne Camera Club
Portrait Group Master Classes at The Melbourne Camera Club
 
10 photographers, 2 professional models, make-up artists and 3 hours of photography in The Melbourne Camera Club studios. If you are into portrait shooting then this is for you.

With a maximum of 5 shooters per group you will not only get plenty of shooting time but plenty of help from our experienced instructors in all aspects of portrait photography (or we can stay out of your way if you prefer).

Our models will wear a variety of outfits, and there will be ample opportunity to learn some new lighting set ups.

Suitable for experienced and novice portrait shooters.

Cost is $90 for Melbourne Camera Club members, and $130 for non-members.

Numbers are restricted so you must book in advance.

The Melbourne Camera Club will be offering Portrait Group Master Classes on the following dates in 2018:
Sunday 18 November
 
 
For further information, booking requests or any questions, please email
mcc-portrait@melbournephoto.org.au
“FOR  SENIORS  BY  SENIORS”
A photography exhibition by senior members of The Melbourne Camera Club, as the Club’s contribution to SENIORS WEEK.
 
Photography is a wonderful recreational pursuit for seniors.
Taking photos and sharing them with family and friends can be a great interest.
Whether you travel, or take photos in our city of the people, events or places that interest you, or if you confine your photography to the garden and photograph flowers, birds or pets or try some macro photography with insects and bugs; photography is a wonderful way to occupy your time.

And what better way to get more involved with photography or learn about photography than by joining a camera club, where you’ll meet new people, socialise, and take photos and show your photos in an environment of likeminded people.

During SENIORS WEEK 2018, the Melbourne Camera Club is holding an exhibition of photographs demonstrating how much fun photography can be, and what a wonderful interest it can be, when one no longer participates in paid employment. 

You don’t have to be a Senior to attend the exhibition, everyone is welcome. Bring the whole family. It’s is free to the public and we will even give you a cup of tea or coffee. The exhibition will be held in the upstairs gallery of The Melbourne Camera Club, cnr. Ferrars and Dorcas Streets, South Melbourne.
 
Exhibition times – open daily,  
Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th October 2018;
11 am to 3 pm each day.
 
Official Opening – 1 pm – Sunday 7pm by Michael Silver of Magnet Galleries.
During the exhibition, it is planned to have VASP club lists available, so visitors can learn of the location of their nearest camera club.

Further info – contact Jim, at mcc-exhibitions@melbournephoto.org.au
 
Bellarine Camera Club
BELLARINE CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018
Images captured by local photographers from the Bellarine Camera Club will be on display in Drysdale on Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14th.
 
The Bellarine Camera Club will host its 7th Annual Photographic Exhibition at the Springdale Neighbourhood Centre, 17 High Street Drysdale, on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and October 14th. The event opens at 10am each day and closes at 4pm.
 
The exhibition is open to members of the public to enjoy the display and inspect the talented work by club members. Selected images will be available for sale.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to nominate their favourite image from the section “My Favourite Image”.

For more information phone Lynne Bryant on 0438 512 467, or visit bellarinecameraclub.org.au

Entry to the exhibition is $2.00 (free entry for children under 12 years).
 
Benalla Camera Club
Winners are Grinners

 On Sunday the 9th of September 2018, Wodonga Albury Camera Club and Benalla Camera Club met at Wangaratta for the 2018 Paatsch Shield Challenge presentation.

For the past 7 years both clubs have contested a photographic challenge.  This year on April 29th members from both clubs joined in a social 83km road trip through minor roads from Wangaratta to Rutherglen with lunch at the Boorhaman Hotel. Each member was provided with a list of 12 subjects from which they could photograph.

The 12 selected images were then put forward by each club for judging.  That task, this year, was undertaken by Marg Huxtable.
For their first win in the 7 years Benalla Club took the honours with a 1 point victory.
 
The best image award was won by Debbie Shepherd, Wodonga Albury Club.
Wodonga/Albury CC President David Willis [right] handing over the shield to Benalla CC President Noel Baumgarten.[left]
South Gippsland Camera Club
Warragul Camera Club
Photographic Tutorial Day, Paul Robinson and Adrian Donoghue
25th November, 2018
 
Warragul Camera Club Presents:-
A full day of photographic tutorials by leading, high profile photographers
Paul Robinson and Adrian Donoghue.
 
Sunday 25th November 2018, 10.00 am to 5pm
Warragul Downtowner 55 Victoria Street, Warragul
 
Morning session:- 

Paul Robinson

is a professional Portrait and Wedding Photographer and is passionate about lighting and demonstrates his expertise and knowledge. He completed his Bachelor of Creative Arts and founded the Caulfield Photographic Society.
On camera flash lighting,  Off camera flash lighting,  Studio flood lighting,

Photographing with models, Lighting techniques in portraiture
 
 Afternoon Session:-
 
Adrian Donoghue
is an internationally recognised creative edit photographer with a street/urban touch and a distinguished surreal style and today he will share his knowledge of photography and Photoshop post production skills.
Part 1: The evolution of a style. ‘Lonely men walk lonely cities’ 
Part 2: The creation of two works. Using Photoshop to create

Cost is $35 and includes morning and afternoon tea

Limited seats are available - Bookings essential
www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=409824
(Admission by presentation of your printed tickets which will be emailed to you)

 
Things to Do

On behalf of the Victorian 3D Society and the Sydney Stereo Camera Club we would like to invite you to join us for a weekend exploring the broad-ranging expressions of the magic of stereo photography.  The 26th Australian National Stereo Convention will be held in the charming historical township Maldon, in North-Central Victoria. on Friday 10 May - Sunday 12 May, 2019.

Maldon is a lovely, picturesque little town in northern Victoria about 145 km north west of Melbourne and about 40 km south west of Bendigo.  Its origins as a gold-mining town have left a remarkable heritage - historically, culturally and architecturally; Maldon was the first to be named an Historical Town by the National Trust.  Within short distances are several old mines and various mining relics.  There are many other historical attractions which highlight Maldon’s history from gold-rush times, including a vintage machinery and vehicle museum.  Goldfields architecture and small town living are evident everywhere. There are loads of cafes and coffee shops, plenty of fine accommodation, lots of history, lots of modern amenities, a Christmas shop, a terrific mountaintop lookout and much more.

There’s a train direct from Melbourne to Castlemaine and a bus for the remaining 16 km to Maldon.  We will also be able to pick up people from the station at Castlemaine and bring them to Maldon.

There are countless apartments and bed and breakfast type accommodation in Maldon.  We are negotiating with a local agent who manages 12 of these and can help us coordinate the others. There is also a motel with 11 rooms and a caravan park with 11 fully self-contained cabins.  The rooms in the motel are very nice but we should point out that the bathroom in each unit has a shower over the bath, so you have to step up over the edge of the bath to get into the shower.  Both the motel and the caravan park have agreed to hold all the rooms for us on that weekend until the end of January.

The convention will include a ride on the vintage steam train that runs between Maldon and Castlemaine, a visit to the Maldon Sunday Market, loads of fabulous 3D shows and workshops, a sumptuous Convention Dinner and of course, the showing of the 2019 Southern Cross Exhibition of Stereo Photography.

To register your interest, or to get further information, please contact us at Maldon3D2019@gmail.com.  We will send more detailed information about the accommodation and the program soon. More information is available on website http://www.vic3d.org.au.

Thanks

Terry O’Brien (On behalf of the Organising Committee)

 

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Competitions
Australia CUP

Southern Subs were the winners and Marg Edwards was presented the cup at APSCON 2018 on the Gold Coast
 

Calling all Photographic Clubs of Australia

The great Australian Photographic Challenge was held. They were looking for the best images from Australian Photographic Club members, both as a club, and as individual photographers.

This was an opportunity for clubs to showcase their best work and to promote themselves. There was recognition at the highest level with the awards being presented at the APSCON Awards dinner on 16th September 2018.

The Catalogue and results:
Click on the picture below
 

There was 10 awards for clubs and 29 awards for individual photographers presented, and the judging was done by professionals in photography. So, all that was needed to do was choose twenty of the best images made by club members. 
 

 

This photographic competition is forwarded to VAPS clubs and members for interest and information. 

VAPS is not formally endorsing this photographic competition or others above any others. 

VAPS is circulating the competition for the benefit of club members.

APS


VAPS, Organisational member of Australian Photographic Society
a-p-s.org.au
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 epson.com.au 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: msec@optusnet.com.au   or 
Paul Robinson:  pr.artpics@gmail.com
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President 
Ian Rolfe

president@vaps.org.au

Vice President/Chair Judging Sub-committee 
Alfred Zommers


Secretary 
Tony Harding

secretary@vaps.org.au

Treasurer/Accountant 
Joseph Maher
treasurer@vaps.org.au

Badges & Awards 
Margaret 
Zommers
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TBA
 
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editor@vaps.org.au

History & Archives 
Alan Wilson

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Danielle LeGassick

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webadministrator@vaps.org.au
 

Victorian Association
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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.
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