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Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
November 2018. Vol. 45, No 10.


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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 to all club members.

Just a few things to keep in mind for the coming weeks.

The VAPS AGM is on Sunday 18th November at 1.30 and we encourage as many members throughout Victoria to attend.

It's important for at least one member of each club to be there in attendance and it usually falls to the club’s president. If any member of any club would like to join the committee we are actively seeking new blood!

Please consider as we need the committee to remain strong, viable and forward thinking.

We as a committee have planned and locked in the next three years of conventions.
This requires a lot of work and thought and it's only because we have such a hard working committee that events can be planned so far in advance.

Spring is well and truly here and the season brings great photographic opportunities.
Get the camera working hard and capture some wonderful images!

All the best until next month


Ian Rolfe
(President VAPS)
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Hi all

Questions

What does your club do to challenge their members?

What do you do to challenge yourself to improve your photography?

Do you read magazines, go to workshops, outings at your club or even set yourself a mini challenge?

Take a certain subject every day for a week, a month. Compare back over time to see how you have improved?


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
VAPS Forms
Nominations, Proxy and Affiliation forms can all be sourced at http://www.vaps.org.au/downloadable-docs
Mounting Techniques
 
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:

  • VIGEX
  • Corio Bay Camera Club
  • Maroondah Photographic Society
  • Stawell Camera Club
  • Camberwell Camera Club
  • South Gippsland Camera Club
  • Knox Photographic Society
  • Essendon Camera Club
  • Rosanna Photographic Club
  • Geelong Camera Club
  • East Gippsland Photographic Society
  • Latrobe Camera Club
  • Nepean Camera Club
  • Bellarine Camera Club
  • Frankston Photographic Club
  • Preston Camera Club
  • Benalla Camera Club
  • The Victorian Nature Photographic Group
 
(NB Horsham new club = nil return)
 
We need your history. Will your club be next to respond?

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
 

 
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
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
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
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
Policy and Documentation
TBA
 
Newsbrief Editor 

Danielle LeGassick
editor@vaps.org.au

History & Archives 
Alan Wilson

Committee Member 

Jeanette Colson
Danielle LeGassick

Web Administrator/Convention 
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webadministrator@vaps.org.au
 

Victorian Association
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PO Box 2172, Caulfield Junction Victoria 3161
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Tony Harding: secretary@vaps.org.au
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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