The VAPS convention committee in close liaison with Latrobe Valley Camera club’s convention committee has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you another outstanding programme for this year’s annual VAPSCON to be held at the Federation University Gippsland Campus Churchill from Friday the 24th
to Sunday the 26th
Do not miss this convention
! and plan now for 3 wonderful days of photographic presentations, workshops, outings and socialising.
Five Keynote presentations
Four professional Photographers
Five different Workshops featuring Portrait, Landscape, Food, and Macro
Friday night Cocktail party and opening of the annual interclub
Dawn shoot featuring light landscape and birdlife
The Annual Dinner and Awards presentations.
We have 4 major sponsors and are delighted to welcome them to VAPS
Our largest sponsor is OLYMPUS AUSTRALIA Who are providing a generous prize of camera kit valued at $2500.00 to be drawn at the convention. They are also offering a $1000.00 prize to the highest scoring image taken with an Olympus camera from the annual interclub competition. In addition, 2 free workshops will be offered by the Olympus team at the convention, with an informative presentation as one of our keynote subjects.
The local council, The CITY OF LATROBE is also a major sponsor and we were delighted that they have supported us with an extremely generous grant so we can have top class facilities once again.
Adam Williams Photography is offering a free gift worth $149 The Essentials Workflow, which is a program designed for Landscape Photographer’s. This free gift will be given to every person who registers and attends the convention. In addition, Adam has offered 3 prizes of his Ultimate Workflow Landscape Bundle worth $249 to be drawn at the convention.
Also, GICLEE MEDIA SUPPLIES is supplying gifts of photographic paper and printing to our convention.
Our presenters are top class again this year with six professional photographers coming to the convention to speak and run workshops for us.
, A master AIPP Landscape photographer who has been the NSW Landscape photographer and Professional Photographer of the year for 2015, 2016 and 2017 will present the first Keynote address, which is his Formula of Interesting Photography, something he has developed and honed, enabling him to reach a higher level of photographic excellence. Adam will conduct an indoor workshop The Power of a Simple Photoshop Workflow, so join Adam as he demonstrates how the most basic photoshop skills can transform any ordinary photo into extraordinary Photographic masterpieces
, an AIPP Associate, and current lecturer at the Melbourne Polytechnic and RMIT, was also the 2017 AIPP Professional Photographer of the year. Keren, in her Keynote presentation, will take us on an inspirational journey of creativity. Keren will discuss the unique people and the stories behind her in progress series I AM.
and the processes undertaken to create these very stylised portraits. Join Keren Dobia on a live shoot workshop, where she will share her thoughts process and demonstrate how she creates, styles and lights her stylised environmental portraits, with an emphasis on in camera craft. Keren’s techniques and approaches can easily be translated into your own work flow, whether you shoot on location or in a studio. The afternoon spent with Keren will be sure to grow your own creative experience.
, is an awarded Professional Editorial Photographer, teacher, educator and workshop leader, with his work appearing in countless published articles such as National Geographic and Lonely planet.
Ewen is currently the Australian ambassador for Panasonic Lumix G-series cameras.
Ewen is a keynote speaker on both the Saturday and Sunday programs, with two entirely different subjects. Reality and Purpose is his first presentation, focusing on our experience of reality and how we capture it with our camera’s. On Sunday, Ewen will present his inspiring keynote talk on the Long and Short of Bird Photography. On Saturday afternoon, Ewen along with his wife Shellie, a professional photographer and food stylist, is all about real food and real photography. Emphasis is on the basics and some hand’s on with topics covered such as control of light and using the right lens. This workshop will show you how to turn great food into a great shot.
is currently the Olympus Australia Professional Photography manager and will be presenting a keynote presentation on Macro photography. Along with Aaron Harivel, the Olympus Australia product and Education specialist they will run a portrait workshop on Saturday afternoon and a Macro hands on workshop on Sunday afternoon.
These two workshops are both free and are available to all those who register for the weekend convention.
Don’t miss this convention, register early
and if you want to take advantage of the wide range of workshops please register quickly… as the ones run by Adam Williams, Keren Dobia and Ewen Bell are strictly limited!
The small fee for these workshops means they are heavily discounted and will fill up fast!
Please join us for the entire 3 days and socialize on the Friday night’s cocktail party, join the formal dinner on Saturday night and enjoy the whole program.
Registration forms are now on the VAPS website http://www.vaps.org.au/competitions