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  • GROUPS

    GROUPS

    The APS operates six different group, being Audio Visual, Contemporary, Digital, Movie, Nature, and Print. Read More
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    GALLERIES

    National Exhibition - Digital 2016 Award Winners and all acceptances are now on display under menu item "Galleries" Read More
  • WEB FOLIOS

    WEB FOLIOS

    Groups of up to ten members circulate images for helpful comment and assessment. Some Folios are based on specific subject matter whilst others place no restriction at all. Read More
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Chris-PriorI was eighteen years old, in my last year of high school, and had absolutely no interest in photography. An advertisement on television for a Zenit “E” SLR and small telephoto lens changed all that; I purchased the kit and started shooting action surfing shots.

From my very first roll of film a mate wanted an enlargement. Others started queuing up providing me with a new source of income which enabled me to finance my new hobby and buy better equipment.

Unhappy with the printing results from commercial labs, I did some courses, set up a crude darkroom in my parent’s laundry and commenced to develop and print in black and white and make cibachrome prints direct from colour slides. I am forever grateful to my parents for allowing me to use that laundry; it was an inconvenience to them but they never stood in my way.

I submitted slides to surfing and other magazines and was getting published on a regular basis. I also got a lot of rejections and this only drove me to do better.

When I married in 1995 and started a family my new responsibilities took over leaving me little time for photography and I lost interest and all but put the camera away.

That all changed one day in 2002; I was waiting at a bus stop in front of a second hand book store and saw a box of photo magazines out the front for 50 cents each so I bought a pile and read them on the way to and from work.

This reignited my interest and it is how I came to learn about APS and so I joined Slide and Print Divisions and began to enter competitions and have now won two first place awards in National competition and two third place awards at International level.

In 2005 I joined Belmont 16’s Photography Club where the standard is high and I quickly realized I needed to buy a digital camera and editing software or get left behind. I now serve on the committee and feel it is a good way of giving something back to photography.

In 2010 I was awarded EMFCC (Exceptional Merit Federation of Camera Clubs- NSW Inc.)

Today I am more passionate about photography than ever before and my wife and children can see the joy it brings me and give me their full support and encouragement.

There are photo opportunities all around us and it is just a matter of seeking them out and exploiting them. You must put yourself in the right spot to get the right shot. Keep things simple and be your own harshest critic. It works for me.

Girl_Power

"Girl Power"

 

Launching_Pad

"Launching Pad"

 

mangrove_colours_2_9997

"Mangrove Colours 2 9997"

 

Pulling_In_3

"Pulling In 3"

 

Resilience

"Resilience"

 APSEM MEDAL

Applying for APS Honours

APS offers its own Honours, and are awarded for photographic excellence as well as service to photography. Many APS members have achieved photographic skill honours including LAPS, AAPS, FAPS, MAPS, GMAPS & APSEM. Service honours including are; SSAPS, ESAPS & HonFAPS.

Service Honours are avaliable only via nomination. Read more.

APS Application Information


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Applying for FIAP Distinctions & other FIAP related matters

In order to honour eminent personalities known in the field of photography, the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) have a number of distinctions they award for artistic merit and for contribution to the progress of FIAP or of photography in general. You can also be informed on other FIAP related matters, Salon Patronage, Biennials, World Cup, FIAP Liaison.

FIAP Information


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