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Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
March 2019. Vol. 46, No 2.


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

Message from the President
Greetings from the President
I bring you a special President's convention report in this issue, so please read it right through and get excited about the VAPSCON as it will be a fantastic weekend once again.

Ian Rolfe
(President VAPS)
From the President:
Special VAPS convention report for 2019
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 May.
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.

Adam Williams, 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
Keren Dobia, 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.
Ewen Bell, 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.
Karl Ludik 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

Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Hi all

If you have any outings or an events happening at your club and would like to share please let us all know. Looking forward to seeing your articles for the coming year.

Happy photographing.

Danielle Le Gassick (Pakenham Camera Club)

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VAPS Half Yearly Meeting to be held on 17th March at
St Peters Church, Murrumbeena
Club Print Stewards need to log in and upload your digital images, print titles and makers and Audio-Visual entries, titles and makers.
Any club requiring a new login can request one from the front page of the entry system.
Prints must be delivered to the VAPS Half Year meeting on 17th MARCH at
St Peters Church


Agenda items will include:

  • VAPS Convention
  • Club insurance market investigation
  • Update on the VAPS website
  • Others ....

There will also be a quality presentation from a professional Photographer - more details to follow.

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 Information
Attention to all club committees:
Please send in your applications for Meritorious and State service awards by the 17th March which is the half yearly VAPS general meeting.  No costs in regard to the medals for these, but we need them in so that we can get citations written up and medals engraved.  Also please, please give lots of details to help me with writing the citations.

Also your applications for year bars are due by this date. 
They are $12.50 for each, this year, but with a new supplier, we hope to reduce prices next year. There is a new form on the web for year bars, and you write all the names on one piece of paper these days, emailing the form to me and payment by direct deposit to the VAPS treasurer. 

If paying by cheque, send it either to myself or the treasurer.
All forms are available on the web.
Margaret Zommers
Badges and Awards Director
VAPS Convention
VAPS Workshops
Ewen Bell Food Photography Workshop
Indoor University classroom
Saturday, Maximum 20 attendees, cost $35
Adam Williams, The Power of a Simple Photoshop Workflow (Correction)
Indoor University classroom
Saturday, Maximum 40 attendees, cost $30
Keren Dobia, Portrait Photography, Live shoot and Enhanced lighting skills
Indoor University classroom with model and lighting
Saturday, Maximum 20 attendees, cost $35
Karl Ludik with Aaron Harivell
Saturday Afternoon, University Grounds
90-minute Off Camera speed-light workshop with 2 models
Free attendance to all delegates who attend the SATURDAY program
Olympus and Karl Ludik     SUNDAY Afternoon
60-minute practical Macro Photography Workshop
Main Auditorium
Free attendance to all Delegates who attend the SUNDAY program
See workshop overview in this Newsbrief for further details on the above workshops
VAPS Presenters
Adam is a landscape photographer from Sydney Australia and is one of the new generations of photographers that followed the digital camera revolution into photography.

In 2011 Adam and his wife sold all of their possessions, including their home, to follow a dream of traveling indefinitely around Australia, It would also prove to be a major stepping-stone in Adams photographic career.

“For the best part of two years, I studied and practiced photography almost every single day, which brought huge improvements into all areas of my photography.”

Describing his work Adam says:

“For me it’s all about communicating emotion. Powerful imagery makes you feel something: elated, depressed, uplifted, in despair, makes you shed a tear or remember the good times past. These elusive emotional triggers are something I am constantly looking for. I have lived with levels of depression and anxiety for periods of my life and much of the emotive nature of my work draws its inspiration from the highs and lows of those experiences.

To me, the landscape is the canvas for my artistic expression. The world doesn’t need me to document how beautiful our planet is, there are many talented photographers out there doing a wonderful job of that already.

There is only ever one photographer that can genuinely share the way you yourself interact with this world.

My aim is to bring small pieces of my unique vision to life. My passions, my concerns, my emotions all play a part in producing a final image. This can often result in my work varying wildly from the given scene.”  
Ewen Bell is an editorial photographer. He includes travel, food, wilderness and wildlife in his work. The consistent theme across them all is a dedication to reality and honesty in his images. His core belief is that the reality of the world is sufficiently beautiful that inspiration and beauty can be found all around us. We don't need to tamper and fake our lives, we just need to embrace what is right in front of us. Sometimes that's country style cooking, sometimes that's a holy man high on hash, sometimes that's a native Australian song-bird calling for a mate in a carpark.
Since 2005 Ewen has been leading workshops and tours to teach his ideas on photography, with greater emphasis on what happens behind the camera than which f-stop you're shooting with. Ideas are more powerful than equipment. Ewen was Editor at Large for Digital Photography magazine in Australia for three years, during which time he wrote over 100,000 words on the art of photography and laid the foundation for his new book being released in May 2019. Before that he was also a travel journalist and has been published in over 150 publications in Australia, the USA, China and the UK. In 2007 he was awarded Travel Photographer of the Year by the ASTW. He still appears in glossy magazines all over the world and has images published from every continent across the globe.
Ewen has exhibited his work only in support of charities. Over a decade ago he gathered a team together to photograph and share the story of orangutans in the wilds of Borneo to raise money for their conservation. The devastating Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka became another trigger for Ewen to share his work, raising money to rebuild homes and encourage travellers to support the economy. He won the Fringe Prize at the 2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale for his series on rescued elephants in the north of Thailand.
Many of Ewen's photography tours are focused on working with NGO's as well. He's run elephant treks in Laos to aid funding for local programs that assist in elephant welfare. In 2017 & 2018 he organised special events to assist a Laos based charity called My Library, bringing the benefits of workshops, a large format printer and a complete set of Lumix cameras with lenses donated by Panasonic Australia. For Ewen this was one of the most satisfying and fulfilling moments of his career, to return to Laos and directly support a quality charity who is helping a new generation to find their voice through photography.
Ewen's latest project, with the support of Panasonic Australia, has brought some of Australia's birding community into the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to share ideas and inspirations on protecting habitats and species. The key to protecting habitats is through engagement of local communities. If they are aware of the biodiversity in their wild lands then they can better protect them. Ewen's recent role as ambassador for the Lumix G-series has re-ignited his passion for wildlife and birds, making it easier to achieve more. He describes the new camera technology as "bringing the birds closer", and will be sharing a national exhibition of birds in Bhutan during 2019.

VAPS Website
A new website is currently being developed and is expected to be live within next few months.

Stay tuned for further updates.
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.
APJA - Judges Association
Training is suitable for anyone that just wants to improve their skills in evaluating images or anyone that is considering helping out as a club judge in the future.

Level 1 (Novice training) (NAPJA)

Sunday March 31   Level 1 (Novice) Training

Altona Meadows Library   2 Newhaven Way    Altona Meadows       Melway 53 E12. 
Registration is open to any member of a VAPS affiliated club. Class size is limited.

Participants MUST register in advance with Alfred:

Please register by Monday 25th March.  
8.30am                  Sign in.
9.00 am                 Intro to the APJA and Image Evaluation training.
9.10 am                 Surviving Public Speaking.
9.40 am                 Judging Styles
10.20am.               Morning Tea.
10.50am.               Elements of Image Evaluation.
11.50am.               Emotion in Images
12.20pm.               Lunch     (BYO lunch)
1.00pm.                 Evaluating Images (Theory)
1.30pm.                 Evaluating Images (Prac) (Groups)
2.30pm.                 Afternoon Tea
3.00pm                  Evaluating Images (Prac) (Groups)
4.00pm.                 Q & A
4.15pm.                 Training evaluation .
Pay at the door but if you register, then cannot make it, please let Alfred know ASAP before the day.
Due to the high cost of rent and presenters especially for the higher levels of training, training fees for 2019 have been set at:-
                        APJA Members             On VAPS Judges List                All others
Level 1             $25                               $35                                           $65
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
Warragul Camera Club
Melbourne Camera Club
The Melbourne Camera Club is celebrating the 2019 International Women’s Day with an exciting exhibition of photography exploring the theme, “The Female Gaze” with a contemporary view.
Over 200 prints from 70 women photographers will be on display in the upstairs gallery.

Entry is FREE. All visitors are very welcome.

The Exhibition is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, March 9, 10, 11.
Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17.
Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24.

A feature of the Exhibition is a series of Artists Talks to be given by key exhibitors. The dates and times of these talks is as follows:-
Heather Prince        Sunday, March 10th at 2 pm
Zo Damage             Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm
Gillian Turner          Sunday, March 17th at 2 pm
Lyn Haywood          Saturday 23rd March at 2 pm
Agata Mayes            Sunday 24th March at 2 pm.
For Sale

South Gippsland Camera Club has a sound system/PA for sale.

System is EUROPORT EPA150 and is in very good condition. Price is $250.
Contact Secretary; David Hosking email

David Hosking


South Gippsland Camera Club

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  We will send more detailed information about the accommodation and the program soon. More information is available on website


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

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The Ballarat Biennale announces a new Photography Award
Check the links for the requirements and award information New Photography Award

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale have announced the launch of the New Photography Award. This award will place focus on young photographic artists working throughout the Asia Pacific region.
A selection of up to 6 artists will receive an exhibition within the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Core Program, 23rdAugust to 20thOctober 2019, have their work showcased in a venue with other finalists, and receive one-on-one support from BIFB curators in the realisation of their exhibition.
All applicants will have their submissions reviewed by an international jury of leading curators and gallery directors. Judges will award one cash prize of $10,000 to an overall winner.
Hurry, entries close 1st March 2019.
Martin Kantor Portrait Prize
Entries are now open for the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize.
The Martin Kantor Portrait Prize is an acquisitive first prize of $15,000, generously supported by the Dara Foundation, showcasing the diversity and rich talent of photographic portraiture. The prize will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a living significant Australian, distinguished in art, letters, science, sports or politics. The exhibition is part of the Core Program in the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 23rdAugust to 20thOctober 2019.
This award honours the late portrait photographer Martin Kantor.
Hurry, entries close 31st May 2019.
Australian Conceptual Photography Prize 2019
Hello. We're getting in touch because we thought you and your members/students might be interested in the Australian Weather Calendar photo competition. We're also running a live event on Facebook this Friday where you can ask questions about weather and photography— and you can read a blog article featuring top tips from previous competition winners. Check out their amazing photos while you're there. Please pass this email to anyone you think might be interested—and happy weather snapping!
DSLR camera with coloured sky showing in the LCD panel on the back of the camera
Australian Weather Calendar photo competition
If you'd like your photo to be in with a chance of appearing in Australia's bestselling weather calendar, you have until 31 March to get your entries into the competition.
Weather photography Q&A live on Facebook
Like weather? Like photography? Well you might like to join in when senior meteorologist Jenny Sturrock chats to photographer Andrew Thomas about how to put the two together to create beautiful images! 
This Facebook Live event is at 1 pm AEDT on Friday 18 January. Head to the Bureau of Meteorology Facebook page to watch and ask questions.
Join us on 18 January at 1pm AEDT for a Facebook Live event, the science behind taking phenomenal weather photos
Image: Andrew Thomas Photographer (Australian Weather Calendar 2019)
Image: Col Leonhardt, Birdseye View Photography (Australian Weather Calendar 2016)
How to take great weather photos
What's the best kind of cloud for producing spectacular sunrises and sunsets? How do you know where the lightning is and how to snap sharp pics of it? 
Competition-winning photographers and our weather experts team up to give you top tips for taking phenomenal photos of weather.
Australian Weather Calendar 2019
It's Australia's favourite weather calendar, showcasing our amazing weather across our magnificent landscape.
Get organised for 2019 with the Australian Weather Calendar—available now at, or call 1300 798 789.

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

Web Administrator/Convention 

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.
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