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Victorian Association of Photographic Societies Inc.
April 2018. Vol. 45, No 3.


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Message from the President
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Annual General Meeting
VAPS Information
VAPS Interclub Judging
Exhibitions and What’s On
Training Videos
Melbourne Camera Club
VAPS Convention

VAPS Presenter Profiles
Cavendish Red Gum Festival
From Clubs/Societies and Others

Message from the President
Greetings to all Camera Clubs,
First of all, the working behind the scenes for our annual convention has been ongoing.  I have only just returned yesterday from another trip to Warrnambool to meet with the committee of the 2018 VAPS convention.
On this my second visit for convention purposes, I am pleased to report that everything is very well organized and all preparations are in hand for a very successful convention.

We had arranged to meet with the local newspaper, and they actually sent out a photographer to shoot a sequence with me, and some of the Warrnambool camera club members. They also asked if they could video a section of an interview with myself, and the President Stan McCullagh talking about the highlights of the convention. This will be on the Warrnambool Standard’s Facebook page with a link to more information on the event. The local club is keen to promote and advertise the event and they are doing a first rate job.

I met all the members of the local club that night and gave a presentation along with a talk on what to expect and their important involvement with the event.

All presenters are now booked and confirmed, the venues and other facilities, including our food, are also confirmed.
My trip over the last couple of days included a visit to a second club the very next night, and so I attended by invitation, the Stawell camera club’s 30th Anniversary dinner and presentation night.

It’s very good to see rural club’s growing in number and making a success of their artistic pursuits.  Stawell Camera Club are holding an exhibition in the town hall over the next two weeks, showcasing the local talent of the members to their community. I wish them every success.
In the past couple of months the committee has been looking further at our Insurance policy:  It must be stated that VAPS has a comprehensive insurance package for clubs which is much better priced than if obtained by clubs individually. 
It is timely for VAPS to go to the market….IE RATHER THAN JUST RENEW for insurance later in this year in 2018 for next year 2019 and beyond…. given changing times and heightened risk in the area of social media (misuse) for example.”
VAPS will be looking for a policy that includes Management Liability as well as the benefits that we currently enjoy with our ANSVAR cover.
However cost of Management Liability (Directors and Officers cover) may not be affordable, but we will endeavour to obtain the best cover for clubs ongoing.
It is with pleasure that we have only recently welcomed a new member onto the VAPS committee, so we are delighted that Joseph Maher has not only joined but has accepted the very important role of Treasurer and with that the portfolio of Assets register. Given Joseph’s background in Accounting and other financial matters, we are very grateful for his expert advice and ongoing work to keep VAPS financial affairs in-check and legal.

Lastly, I would like to thank sincerely and with much gratitude, the generous work done by our retiring treasurer Jenny Colson over the course of many years.  In 2006 Jenny became Treasurer of the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies (VAPS) the state association.  Jenny has held the position of VAPS Treasurer for 12 years, during that time the Societies Accounts have been managed accurately being regularly audited and reported to members.

 Not only has Jenny acted in this key position for VAPS but also managed the annual convention refreshments and teas over many years and many different annual conventions. At each committee meeting Jenny has provided refreshments, teas and lunches and organised afternoon teas for club members attending AGM’s and Mid-year meetings.  Jenny has always been on hand at the front desk of each annual convention to manage late bookings, hand out many receipts and pay accounts as required. No Society could ask for a more dedicated and conscientious committee member on their team. In 2010 Jenny was awarded the State distinction of SSVAPS for the work that she put into her many roles in Club and VAPS.
I continue to be very grateful to all members of the VAPS committee
And would be remiss not to mention the important hard work and dedication of our secretary Tony Harding.

Also a mention for the role that former committee member Peter Kewley continues to do in the background.
Ian Rolfe
President VAPS
Message from the Newsbrief Editor
Hi all

Holidays, everyone loves them.

A great time to take photographs and just enjoy what's out there.

Also Easter is coinciding with Autumn a fantastic time of the year.

Hope everyone had a great Easter and had a chance to take a lot of photos.

Happy photographing

Danielle Le Gassick (Pakenham Camera Club)
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18th NOVEMBER 2018

This time we are looking to have a guest speaker for the AGM
If you have any ideas for speakers or presentation please let us know.
VAPS Information

Cut Off date for Year Bars extended to 15th April and
Cut Off date for Service Awards extended to 30th April.

Now is the time for clubs to start thinking about Year Bars and Service Awards and be looking at recognising their member’s efforts where appropriate.
These are presented annually at the VAPS Awards Dinner held with the VAPS Convention.
Year Bars
are important to members.
Starting at 10 years membership and available in 5 year increments, they are recognition of your member’s service and support for your club. They are $12.50 each but some clubs recycle them.
Do you have accurate records of eligible members?? If not you can see who has received what on the VAPS website.  If you spot any errors there, please let the Badges and Awards officer know.
Service Awards

There are two levels of service awards that are available to club members.
Meritorious and State Service SSVAPS awards.
Again these are important levels of recognition for your members’ efforts. Criteria applies to these awards and all information can be found on the VAPS website under Documents,

Clubs should be looking at recognising their member’s efforts where appropriat


VAPS Interclub Judging

We need volunteers from Melbourne clubs to
assist with the 2018 Interclub judging day.
Judging will be held on April 8th at 

from 8.30am to approximately 3pm.
We need print sorters, data entry and re-packers to assist with the 
print judging and data entry for the digital.
If you are willing to assist please contact Alfred Zommers
at or 0414 336 234

Note Underscore between 7 and 9 in email address above
We appreciate your assistance


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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.

LEVEL 1 (Novice) Image Evaluating Training.

Sunday 15th April                Level 1 Training. This is a full day event and the only Level 1 training scheduled for 2018. It will be held at Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley. This is being held in a country area with the aid of the Latrobe Valley Club to help those from South Eastern Victoria. Members from metro clubs are welcome to enrol.

Cost is:  APJA members $25, Non APJA but on the VAPS Judges List $35, all others $40. This is necessary to cover hire, presenter and travelling costs.

Registrations will be from 8.30am – 9am. Main topics: Overview of image Evaluation, APJA training levels, you don’t have to become a judge, accreditation if you want it. Why have images evaluated, public speaking, judging styles, basic evaluation, technical vs aesthetic, emotion in images, evaluating images for clubs, practical exercises, Q & A. Finish time approx.4.30pm. Morning and afternoon tea provided, BYO lunch.

How to enrol:
Send an email to Alfred Zommers  @   

What’s coming up.
(Note: there is no level 2 training scheduled in 2018).

Sunday 17th June                Level 3 Training. Level 3 is a full day event and will be held at St. Peter's Church hall Murrumbeena. (Those that have completed Level 1 or Level 2 may register for the Level 3 course)
Sunday 15th July                  Level 4 training. A full day event. St. Peter’s

Sunday 14th October           Level 5 training. Location yet to be finalized.
                                            Possibly St.Anthony’s. (10 minutes from St.Peter’s)

My name is Lorraine Brace - Vice President of the Caloundra Camera Group in Caloundra, Queensland.
I can get the list of Queensland Judges from the PSQ site, however, wanting to go further afield, as maybe some judges could be holidaying on the Sunshine Coast or may like to spend a few days here staying with one of our members while doing a judging job.
If anyone is interested please contact Lorraine
Lorraine (0419466220)
Announcement from Australia China Friendship Society Limited -
Cameras head to China and You’re Invited
A small group of those interested in photography at every level will leave Australia on September 18 for a 13 day visit to China.
The Australia China Friendship Society Limited have invited their member Susan Moss to lead the tour. Susan is a member of the Western Australian Camera Club which celebrated its centenary in 2017.
On most days in China the group will be joined by a local photographer well versed in nearby attractions and knowing the best times to achieve top images.
Susan worked with the Guilin tour expert to design an itinerary that would delight those on the tour. Highlights will be the Li River, golden rice prior to harvest in the rice terraces and a visit to an old Dong village. The Dong people being one of the 56 ethnic minority groups in China.
Victorian participants will fly China Southern, the world’s third largest carrier, from Melbourne direct to Guangzhou, the old Canton.
The cost is $4380 covering fares, rail and coach connections, hotel accommodation in twin rooms, most meals, and all gratuities.
The itinerary together with the booking application may be viewed at or obtained by Inter-state toll free: 1300 88 66 78  
Captions for images
Susan Moss images 2010
The beautiful Li River in Guilin where the limestone karst mountains will delight photographers.
Golden rice in the rice terraces prior to harvest.
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Exhibitions and What's On
Warragul National
The 45th Warragul National Photographic Exhibition, which is run by the Warragul Camera Club, is being held in May 2018.

Entries are now open via our web site

Entries Close on 4th April 2018. Entry numbers have been steadily increasing and to facilitate this we have a number of drop off points for prints to help with postage costs. The streamlined entry system now allows an entrant to register and keep that registration open until they are ready to submit .

At that stage payment will be available through the secure PayPal payment gateway and there will be an email notification of the final images entered. All the information is available via the web site. We look forward to receiving your entries and hope that you will encourage others to also enter this important exhibition.

Jane Woodcock,

Chairman, 45th Warragul National Exhibition
Digital Salon 2018
The VIGEX 2nd International Digital Salon will be conducted in 2018, with the closing date for entries on 13 May. There will be six sections: Monochrome Open, Colour Open, Nature, Creative, Photo Travel and Differences in Society. The final section is a new category to encourage innovation in photography – it will seek images that reflect on human life in the modern world. Details of the Salon will be available on the web-site shortly.
Friends of VIGEX Subscriptions 2018-19
Friends of VIGEX subscriptions are used to support each print salon and these funds are not allocated towards the more financially robust digital salons in the alternate years. This means that the next FoV subscriptions will cover the two-year period 2018-19 leading up to the VIGEX 20th Print Salon 2019.
All Friends are invited to renew their subscription now and any new Friends will be especially welcome. Membership Forms for Individual Friends or Camera Club Friends are found on the Friends page of the VIGEX web-site – complete the form electronically for email return or print and post. Subscriptions may be paid using Direct Deposit via EFT.
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.

VAPS Convention
The 2018 VAPS Convention and Interclub exhibition will be held at Deakin University Campus in Warrnambool this year. Hosted by the Warrnambool Camera Club it promises to be a fantastic weekend full of learning and photographic opportunities.

Commencing on Friday 25th May through to Monday 28th May the convention will kick off with an official welcome cocktail party and viewing of the Interclub print exhibition on the Friday night.

The Saturday and Sunday programmes are full of excellent speakers and workshops that will have everyone engaged in informative photographic sessions along with photographic opportunities on Monday to round off a great long weekend of photography.

Headlined by renowned Arctic and Photographer of the Year, Joshua Holko, who will present two outstanding talks on his amazing Arctic Circle photography, and Glyn Lavender well known Australian and International photographic coach who will steer us through “Refining our vision among the Chaos” before embarking on a live model shoot to demonstrate the techniques of model lighting.

Denis Smith known as one of the world’s most prolific light painters will enthral with his talk and exclusive workshop on the Sunday night. This is an opportunity not to be missed, full details are in the programme and registration forms.

Local speakers and photographers have not been forgotten either with Oat Vaiyaboon aka HangingPixels will present on the latest trend in Drone photography. Another fantastic local is Elizabeth O’Callaghan local author and historian. Elizabeth with take us through the history of photography in Warrnambool and the many changes that this interesting city has experienced.

Photographic opportunities will also be high on the agenda with Ian Rolfe conducting two open landscape workshops and the Warrnambool Camera Club presenting an open Model shoot nearby for all of those who like to just get out and capture great images. Ian will also hold a photoshoot of the iconic Childers Cove on Monday morning.  The finish off the weekend you will also have the opportunity to visit one of Warrnambool’s favourite attractions, Flagstaff Hill. On the Sunday night you have the option of attending the Light & Sound show, for a small additional cost. On the Monday all delegates and their families will have free entry to Flagstaff Hill.  We even have people in period costume walking around the venue.

Deakin University has really great facilities for our 2018 convention, plus the Warrnambool Bowls Club will be the location for the Saturday night Awards Dinner.

Check out the next edition of VAPS Newsbrief for a full run down on the convention, accommodation offers and all of the great 2018 presenters.

All of the links to the programme and registration form can be found here.

Friday 25th

1.00pm Registrations open in the foyer of the main Auditorium Deakin
1pm to 4.30pm Viewing open of the 2018 VAPS Interclub in the Brother Fox Café
Deakin University (Exhibition will close at 4.30pm for set up for the 6.00pm
Official function)
6.00pm Official VAPS pre-convention Cocktail party and viewing of the VAPS
Interclub Photography at the Brother Fox Café venue Deakin University.
Please pay at the bar for all drinks.


Saturday 26th

8.00am Registrations open in the foyer of the main Auditorium Deakin University.
8.30am Exhibition opens at Brother Fox Café.
9.00am Official opening in Main Auditorium
9.20am Keynote speaker: Joshua Holko The Polar Regions Part One
10.30am Morning tea in the foyer of the J Building
10.45am Separate viewing of all Audio Visuals in the second auditorium, running all morning.
11.10am John Spring, update on Audio visual program and rules.
11.25am Local photographer: Oat Vaiyaboon Drone Photography
12.20pm Lunch break
1.25pm Keynote speaker: Glynn Lavender Refining your vision among the Chaos.
2.25pm Buffet style Afternoon tea in the foyer of the J Building
2.35pm Disperse to the outdoor Portrait Workshops at specific locations.
Free model shoot is at Pickering Point
2.35pm Digital projections running in the main auditorium to 4.30pm
2.50pm Outdoor Model photo shoot with Glynn Lavender (bookings essential)
Meet at thunder Point
6.30pm Assemble at the Warrnambool Bowls club for pre-dinner drinks, please pay at the club bar for all drinks.
7.00pm Move into Formal dining area for annual dinner and awards


Sunday 27th

Please note: The Photography exhibition will close at 3.30pm on Sunday to
allow the dismantling and repacking of prints to club folders, assistance appreciated.

7.00am Dawn photo-shoot with Ian Rolfe Proud-foots boat house and the estuary.
9.30am Auditorium for announcements
9.40am Keynote speaker: Joshua Holko The Polar regions Part Two
10.45am Separate viewing of all Audio Visuals in the second auditorium, running all morning.
10.45am Morning tea in the foyer of the J Building
11.20am Keynote speaker: Denis Smith The art of Light Painting.
12.30 BBQ lunch in the outside picnic area adjacent Brother Fox Café.
1.30pm Local speaker: Elizabeth O’Callaghan The history of Photography in Warrnambool (Historical society)
2.30pm Buffet style Afternoon Tea in the foyer of the J Building 2
2.45pm Top Place Audio Visual Projections (Main Auditorium)
3.15pm EDPI Projections (Main Auditorium)
4.40pm Conclusion in Main Auditorium
4.40pm Collect prints from the Exhibition area
5.00pm Pack up and reload VAPS trailer (assistance appreciated)
6.00pm Sound and Light show Warrnambool Maritime Museum (bookings essential)
Starts after dusk and Exact time of show will be announced on Sunday
7.30pm Special Living Light Workshop with Denis Smith Limited spaces (bookings essential)


Monday 28th

7.00am Dawn coastal photo-shoot with Ian Rolfe – meet at the carpark at Childer’s Cove Mepunga. This shoot is subject to tides and weather and an update will be made in Sundays announcements. Participants must have registered for at least a day’s attendance to take part in any of the photo shoots.

10.00am Warrnambool Maritime Museum special convention programme for delegates with Flagstaff Hill volunteers dressed in period costumes until around 1pm.

The museum is offering to Delegate’s and their families, free access on the
Monday upon presentation of convention registration ID.

Please note: All of the above is subject to change. Updates will be posted on
the VAPS website and listed in Newsbrief.


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VAPS Presenter Profiles

Glynn is the owner and operator of Creative Photo Workshops and is well known both here in Australia and also the USA for his 30 plus years involvement in the photo industry.

Glynn’s goal is to cut through the technical jargon of photography and get to the heart of what’s important – capturing great images, his passion for teaching photography is evident everywhere he goes and every time he picks up his camera.

His catchword is that the best way to learn anything is to just do it!

Glynn’s ability to share his knowledge and empower Workshop attendees to reach their goals is well known and many working professional photographers consider Glynn their mentor and part of the reason for their success.

With nearly a thousand Workshops under his belt, Glynn’s experience shines through at every event and he willingly shares everything – there are no trade secrets at his events.

Glynn is heavily involved in the photographic industry worldwide as Vice President of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association and several Photo Marketing Association committees.

Creative Photo Workshops is one of Australia’s most dynamic photography training companies, running events in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Glynn also leads photo tours to such countries as Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and many other destinations, he also conducts creative workshops in groups or one on one, blending a unique blend of humour and passion into every lesson and presentation.


Oat Vaiyaboon aka hangingpixels, was born in Bangkok, Thailand. His mother had spent part of her youth attending university in Canberra and was impressed enough to send her son down under to further his education. So at 14 years old, Oat made the long journey to Sydney.

​After completing year 12 in 1996, Oat went to university to study architecture. After university, he worked as a draftsman, spending the next decade adding his creative flair to the Sydney skyline.

​Oat’s desire to expand his horizons meant he went back to university to obtain his masters degree in design, photography and digital media.

​This re-ignited a passion for photography that had existed since high school where he chose photography as his major in Art.

Back in high school Oat still used the old film that had to be developed. He could often be found working in the dark room, processing his images and watching them come to life. Although now it is all digital and the tools are different, a lot about the process of photography for him has stayed the same. 

​The thing Oat loves most about photography is that he can go out and not be committed to one thing, it is about each person’s interpretation.
​“It is how you see the object you are photographing. I look at things and work out when and how to use the natural light, I’m still learning now. Sometimes you go out with your camera and come back and all the shots are terrible.”

​Oat’s venture from Sydney to south-west Victoria has provided him with wonderful subject matter. Images of the Grampians, the Great Ocean Road, the Otways, the high country and just about every natural wonder in and around Port Fairy have caught the attention of his camera.

​Oat shares his passion for photography, both with camera in his hand or attached to a drone, on his facebook and instagram accounts and on his website.

​He is a licensed drone operator, capturing spectacular shots from above.

​“People are becoming more aware of what drones can do, what great shots you can get from using them.

​For Oat, taking photos is very therapeutic. He travels around, sometimes with his family or friends, sometimes in solitude, and takes photos.

​“I will watch the weather and look for opportunities when it matches the landscape. But there are some days when I just look out the window, grab 
Cavendish Red Gums Festival


The Cavendish Red Gum Festival 13th & 14th April 2018

"A community initiative celebrating the magnificent red gum country of Cavendish and surrounds. The event will include activities for everyone; young, old and families- kicking off with the official launch, our Red Gum Festival Opening Gala. Other highlights will be the“ Red Gum Run (or Ramble)”  a 4.5km run/walk along the majestic Wannon River and an environmental symposium with guest speakers and displays.

We invite sculptors, artists and photographers of all ages to celebrate our red gums by entering works in various exhibitions and competitions. 

Through visits and tours to significant local red gums in conjunction with live music, food, beverages, workshops, children’s activities and various red gum vendors (honey, art, craft, rniture and other artisanal works) visitors to the festival will be able to enjoy, explore and learn about our unique local environment."

Our website link:
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 13 May
Saturday 11 August
Sunday 18 November
For further information, booking requests or any questions, please email

45th Warragul National Photographic Exhibition

On-Line entries are now open, closing 4th April 2018  
10th Lismore Photography Show, 2018
SHOW DATE: 28th April, 2018. 9am – 4pm.      Entries close at 5pm Wed 18th April, 2018
            Venue: Lismore Community Centre.               Admission $5, under 16 free. 
            ENTRY FEES, Y. N. I & O applies only to the first 20 entries, free thereafter for all sections.
            SECTIONS:  Junior: Under 11 yrs. Free.    Youth: 11 to 16yrs.   50c per entry.
Novice - Has never won a 1st placing in a Lismore Photo Show. $1 per entry.
Intermediate: Has won NO MORE than three, 3, 1st placings in a Lismore Photo Show.   $1 per entry.
Open: Have won more than three (3) 1st placings in a Lismore Photo Show.   $1 per entry
Entrants can enter Open at any stage but once there, they must stay in Open when entering future shows.
Judges  -  Presidents  -  Peoples Choices   –  Sponsored by Lismore & District Lions Club
Award Presentation:  3.30pm
1 Corangamite Shire Building/Scenery          Sponsored by: Corangamite Shire
2 Creatures                                                    Sponsored by: Corangamite Water Transport
3 Land or Sea Scape                                     Sponsored by: Lismore Land Protection Group
4 Portrait                                                        Sponsored by: Lismore Foodworks
5 Garden                                                        Sponsored by: Lismore & District Garden Club
6 Pictorial                                                       Sponsored by: Lismore R.A.C.V/ B.P Servo
7 Monochrome                                               Sponsored by: Lismore Post Office
8 Old & Weathered                                        Sponsored by: Wooltrack Store
9 Creative Expression                                   Sponsored by: Hewitt and Whitty
10 Still Life                                                     Sponsored by: Focus On Hamilton Highway                                                         
1 Corangamite Shire: Building/Scenery that must be identifiable as coming from within Shire boundaries.
2 Creatures. Animal, birds, insect etc. Animal must dominate photo.
3 Land or Sea Scape. Must contain natural scenery without manmade objects dominating photo. 
4 Portrait. A photo of people, person or animals are acceptable.
5 Garden. Natural or manmade objects found in a garden.
6 Pictorial. Any subject: Good composition, impact, storytelling, appeal or interest.
7 Monochrome. A photo consisting of the use of one colour, only, includi Black and White photos.
8 Old & Weathered. Anything at all that fits this description.
9 Creative Expression. Image must display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these 3.
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·         Fees must accompany entries, unless entrant’s name & photo titles are sent via email, in which case fees must accompany entries and be delivered on or prior to the closing date.
·         Images can be colour or monochrome (B&W or white and 1 other colour). All categories.
·         Prints must be mounted on board/card no larger than 40 by 50cm & must include a backing board.
·         Backs of entries must be clearly contain - entrants name, photo title, section, category and an arrow or the word TOP to indicate top of photo.
·         If attending, entrants are to remove their own prints and take away after presentation but, please let Secretary know prior to leaving venue.
·         Postage/ cash must accompany prints needing return post, only.
·         After the show prints will only be held at drop off points for two (2) weeks, they will be destroyed unless other arrangements have been made.
·         NO photo winning a 1st in any section or category can be re-entered in the Lismore Photo Show.
·         IF ACCEPTED - names of late entries may not appear in the Photo Show listing.
·         The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
·         Western Plains Photography Club have the right to refuse acceptance of any entry without reason.
Submission of entries to this Photography Show implies acceptance of Condition of entry.
READ all conditions carefully. ENTRY CLOSE - 5pm Wed 18th April
Entry fee - Junior free. First 20 entries for Y 50c ea. N, I & O $1ea, free thereafter.
Name _________________________________  Address  _______________________________________
Email ______________________________ Phone No. _______________________________________
Competition Entry Form. Photocopies of forms acceptable.

Competition Entry Form. Photocopies of forms acceptable.

                                                                                                       Total Entry  
     Entries can be left at the rear door of Dorothy Nicol's home @ 54 William St, Lismore  (opp Kinda), or hand to/send to Club Secretary – Lorraine Graham @1 Heriot St, Lismore Victoria 3324. Contact details - 0407875102 or Subject - Photo Show
2018 Skipton Photographic Show
Date of Show: Sunday 20th. May 20018
13Th. Skipton Photographic Show.
Presented by the Skipton & District Photographic Club
20th. May 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm.
Skipton Mechanic’s Hall

Open, Novice & Youth Sections
O – Open, N – Novice (has not received an acceptance or award in an Agricultural Show, National Show or International competition).
Y – Youth, up to 16 years.

Creative/ Experimental
Landscape/ Seascape
People/ Portrait
Still life

Entries close on Friday 11 May @ 5pm
For further information Contact:
Karen Bradshaw          0439 630 884
Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support.


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
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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 is not be available in 2018
VAPS Committee Listing and Support
Ian Rolfe

Vice President/Chair Judging Sub-committee 
Alfred Zommers

Tony Harding

Joseph Maher

Badges & Awards 
Policy and Documentation
Newsbrief Editor 

Danielle LeGassick

History & Archives 
Alan Wilson

Committee Member 

Jeanette Colson
Danielle LeGassick

Web Administrator/Convention 
Rebecca Nicolandos

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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Danielle LeGassick:
Next Issue - May 2018
Newsbrief publication deadline 26 April. 
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