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APSCON 2018 Triptych Print Exhibition Information

A Triptych Print Exhibition is being held at APSCON 2018. A triptych is a set of three associated works, intended to be appreciated together and displayed on one common background, as one single image. Together the images MUST tell a story.

APS members are invited to submit two works. Each triptych will have three images, in landscape format, with the background measurements being 483mm x 329mm. These images will not be matted and will be attached to the fabric backed display boards with Velcro dots or pins, so please leave a border on your work. Once you are satisfied with your work, please flatten your one submission, and send the file like that. If you are submitting 2 works then both will be flattened before sending.

Triptych Instructions:

1. Subject: Open - must tell a story.
2. Definition: 3 images on one background that tell a story.
3. The triptychs will be professionally printed by “Living Image” in Brisbane.  www.livingimageprint.wordpress.com
4. Limit of 2 triptychs per person
5. Total Cost: $27.50 per print. $20 per print, $7.50 test prints and express postage.
6. Living Image will store all the prints until they are picked up by the committee prior to APSCON.
7. Paper stock used: Subtle Satin (white)
8. Size A3+ (483mm x 329mm) Landscape format
9. Leave a 25mm white border inside that area although they can print to the edges. HOWEVER, the prints will be pinned to a board so you need a white area (the prints will not be matted.)
10. The size of your final image must fit within the A3+.


1. Send an email of your intent to submit to: printing@darrenjew.com
2. You will receive an invoice and further information.
3. Pay for the printing via the invoice details.
4. A small test photo of your triptych will be posted to you.
5. You will need to confirm if the print is acceptable or not.
6. The triptych will then be printed, and stored at Living Image until print exhibition organisers pick them all up together.
7. The Best option 16bit AdobeRGB TIFF file 300dpi at the print size, no layers, no extra channels, no compression (these are very big files and it’s suggested to use Dropbox or a similar service to send these). Almost as good, but much easier to send sRGB JPEG file 300dpi at the print size.
8. The latest you can send your triptychs is the 24th August.

Example of your artboard size.



Below, are some examples of how your images could be arranged to tell the story that you are conveying. The blue background represents the complete file and the white areas represent the images. The background can be any colour that you think suits your images.


By Bus from Tullamarine Airport

Ballarat Airport Shuttle Bus (www.airportshuttlebus.com.au) is the quickest way to get to Ballarat with minimal transport changes from Tullamarine Airport. It will leave you at Ballarat Railway Station - Lydiard Street. Bus Bay 3. To get to the Mercure you will need to take a short Taxi ride to the Mercure or to your hotel. The Mercure is 3km from the station.

Cost:  $69.00 Return  
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes























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By Train from Southern Cross Station on VLine Regional

Spencer Street
Docklands VIC 3008

Cost: $7.70 - $22.20 One Way. Return option only available same day.
Duration: 1hr 13 min - 1hr 30 min

Timetable and pricing varies substantially depending on type of ticket (adult, concession and off/on-peak). You will need a Myki Card.

 Download Timetable       Ticketing & Fare Informtion       Getting a myki Explorer pack 


Driving - Get Directions to Mercure Ballart Hotel & Convention Centre





Thursday 12th September

APSCON bus commences 10:00am from Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Rd, Golden Point VIC 3350

8.00am - 1.00pm
Victoria 1 Room

Registrations open

10.00am - 2.30pm
APSCON Bus - Mercure to City
From Mercure rear carpark

Bus to city & Biennale Core Exhibits. Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Entry to Major Photography Exhibition is included for FULL Registrations

10.30am - 1.30pm
Bus from Mercure Hotel

Photo Tour 1: Full Flight Raptors

10:30am - 12.30pm
Self Drive/Car Pool

Photo Tour 2: Ballarat Wildlife Park

12.00pm - 1.30pm
Take the 10am Bus from Mercure to City

Photo Tour 3: Punks in the Alley

2.30pm - 4.00pm
Victoria 1 Room

Nature Group Meeting, Nature Group AGM

2.30pm - 3.45pm
Self Drive/Car Pool

Photo Tour 4: Kirk's Reservoir & Gardens Model Shoot

5.00pm - 9.30pm
The Abbey, Kryal Castle
Return bus from Mercure

Dinner @ Kryal Castle
Pre Dinner Photo shoot with the Knights & "Valiant", the stallion

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Friday 13th September

5.45am - 8.00am
400m walk to location
Self Drive/Carpool (bush walking shoes recommended)

Photo Tour 5: Sunrise Lake Burrumbeet

8.00am - 1.00pm
Victoria 1 Room

Registrations & Raffle Ticket Sales

9.00am – 5.30pm+
Bus from Mercure Hotel to Ararat

Photo Tour 6: Historic Ararat J Ward Gaol & Seppelts Winery Tour

Lounge area & Victoria 1

Group Meetings

9.30am – 12.00pm
Self Drive/Carpool

Photo Tour 7: Waterfalls of the Ballarat District

10.00am - 2.30pm
Return Bus from Mercure to City

Bus to City & Biennale Core Exhibits. Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Entry to Major Photography Exhibition is included for FULL Registrations

10.00am - 5.30pm
(Early start recommended)
Across from Mercure

Optional Self Day Tour: Sovereign Hill / Gold Museum

11.30am – 1.30pm
Bus from Mercure

Photo Tour 8: Kilderkin Distillery

11.00am - 12.00pm
Mercure Gardens

Free Costumed Model Shoot

2.30pm – 4.00pm
Victoria 1 Room

Australian Photographic Judges Association Meeting

3.30pm - 5.30pm
Self Drive/Car Pool

Photo Tour 9: Drones in the Paddock

6.20pm – 9.00pm

Photo Tour 10: Old 1856 Cemetery Tour

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Saturday 14th September

8.00am - 9.00am
Victoria 1 Room

Registrations & Raffle Tickets Sales

9.00am - 9.20am
Eureka Ballroom


9.20am - 10.20am
Eureka Ballroom

KEYNOTE: Invertebrate Macro Photography

10.20am - 10.50am
Eureka Foyer


10.50am - 11.50am
Eureka Ballroom

Presentation: Nature Group

11.50am - 12.00pm
Eureka Ballroom

FIAP Update

12.00pm - 1.00pm
Eureka Lounge

LUNCH (Included)

1.00pm - 1.30pm
Eureka Ballroom
APSCON 2020 Presentation

1.30pm - 2.30pm
Eureka Ballroom

KEYNOTE: The Art of Abstract Aerial Photography

2.30pm - 3.00pm
Ballroom Foyer

3.00pm - 3.30pm
Eureka Ballroom

Australian Conceptual Photography Prize Update

3.30pm - 3.45pm
Eureka Ballroom

Raffle Draw & Announcements
5.30pm - 9.30pm
Sovereign Hill
Sovereign Hill Dinner including spectacular New Show *AURA*

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Sunday 15th September

7.00am - 8.00am
Mercure Gardens

Morning Dew Macro Photos in the Gardens

8.00am - 8.30am
Mercure Lounge

First Apsconeers Meeting

8.00am - 9.00am
Victoria 1 Room

Registration & Raffle Ticket Sales

9.00am - 9.10am
Eureka Ballroom

Welcome & Announcements

9.10am - 10.10am
Eureka Ballroom

Keynote: Eureka! - Golden Landscapes of the Ballarat District

10.10am - 10.40am
Ballroom Foyer

10.40am - 11.40am
Eureka Ballroom
Presentation: AV Group
11.40am - 12.40pm
Eureka Ballroom
Keynote: The Magic of Photoshop

12.40pm - 1.40pm
Mercure Lounge

LUNCH (included)

1.40pm - 3.15pm
Mercure Ballroom


  • APS Honours - Alfred Zommers
  • Australian Cup - Margaret O'Grady
  • FIAP Awards - Bronwen Casey
  • CAPA Awards - Margaret O'Grady
  • AIPC Awards - Peter Kewley
  • APSCON 2018 Image - Peter Kewley
3.15pm - 3.30pm
Eureka Ballroom
Final Raffle Draw & Close

3.30pm - 4.00pm
Mercure Ballroom


4.00pm - 4.30pm
Eureka Ballroom
MC Meeting
4.30pm - 5.00pm
Eureka Lounge/Victoria 1 Room
Other Group Meetings


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4th - 8th September 2020



APSCON 2020 has been planned to run immediately before the Broken Heel Festival so that attendees can easily attend both events.




Broken Hill Civic Centre, 31 Chloride St, Broken Hill

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Broken Hill is a frontier mining town in the far west of New South Wales and is set midst spectacular desert landscapes. The area is loaded with stunning and unique photographic opportunities and has a dramatic mining history. The town is studded with heritage buildings and is known as one of Australia’s most famous outback towns.

The Broken Hill Civic Centre will be our head quarters for APSCON 2020 and is purpose built for conference style events. Recently refurbished and comfortably appointed the Civic Centre has lifts and ramps for those who need them.

Registrations will be 3-4 pm on the 4 th September and will be followed by a casual sunset photography and nibbles opportunity. Those who wish to register later in the program will be catered for. There will be two and a half days of events within the Civic Centre and in surrounding areas followed by afternoon tours into the local region. The fourth full day will be devoted to discovering Broken Hill’s secrets beginning with a sunrise photography/breakfast event.

There will be an option to take a full day tour to White Cliffs on 9th Sept at a special APS member price.


Stay tuned as we upload more information as it comes in.

APSCON has historically been a very social event where APS members got to meet each other and create everlasting friendships.  For many of the delegates, it has been a yearly expedition to enjoy their love for  photography and reunite with friends as they include APSCON into their yearly social itinerary.

We have included two very dynamic social dinner and show events that are fun and offer a unique experience as well as ample photo opportunities.

Kryal Castle  - Private Photo Shoot followed by Dinner & Entertainment

Thursday 12th September 5:00pm – 9:30pm
3 Course Meal & Entertainment $55.00 pp
121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek VIC 3352

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Legendary Land of Myth & Adventure

Amazing Private photoshoot with the Knights and Ladies of the Castle and "Valiant" the stallion followed by a 3 course dinner in the Abbey with entertainment. A medieval themed night with the castle actors providing entertainment during dinner. Bus transport to and from Kryal Castle, departing Mercure Hotel 5.00pm and returning 9.30pm, is included.

kryal castle


Sovereign Hill Dinner & Spectacular New Show

Saturday 14th September 5:30pm – 9:30pm
2 Course Dinner & Show - Cost $107 Adult, $94.20 Concession
Bradshaw St, Golden Point VIC 3350

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Explore Space

Delve into the Dreamtime, and re-live Australia’s most important rebellion all while travelling under the night sky. AURA is the story of how gold revolutionised Australia.

Atmospheric Storytelling

Over 64 acres, hundreds of stunning projections create an immersive storytelling experience that transports you back in time. The Wadawurrung creation story is told with projections on a magnificent lake, gunfights and protests erupt under the night sky, and the gold rush is brought to life as never before.

Multi-Sensory Experiences

Feel the vibrations as stars explode in front of your eyes, watch as the land is transformed by the gold rush, and dive into the chaos of the Eureka Rebellion as you witness the creation and discovery of the world’s most precious metal.

Open-Air Immersion

AURA is Sovereign Hill’s totally new immersive theatre experience. Designed by Creative Director Andrew Walsh AM and his Accolade Event Management team of local and international talent, AURA features cutting-edge 3D projection technology to be seen only at Sovereign Hill.

A Living Breathing Museum

Before the show, why not spend a day at Sovereign Hill? A town that brings the 1850s gold rush to life. With shops, schools, a theatre and more, Sovereign Hill is Australia’s foremost outdoor museum. See the spectacular $160,000 gold pour, venture underground to explore the gold mines or catch a horse-drawn coach and tour the town. You can purchase your ticket when booking for AURA.

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Broken Hill Tourist Park
142 Rakow St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Lake View Broken Hill Caravan Park
Grass Sites, Swimming Pool, Camp Kitchen, Powered Sites
1 Mann St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Silverland Caravan Park Road House
100 Jabez St, Broken Hill NSW 2880
0418 810 929

Mulberry Vale
Fully Contained Cabins, Groups, Weddings
10690 Menindee Rd, Broken Hill NSW 2880


Red Earth Motel
469 Argent Street, 2880 Broken Hill, Australia

Oasis Motor Inn Broken Hill

Hilltop Motel
271 Kaolin St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Gateway Motor Inn
201 Galena St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

Australia Dream Motel and Apartments
77 Argent Street, 2880 Broken Hill, Australia

Ibis Styles Broken Hill Hotel
120 Argent Street,  Broken Hill 2880


The Astra
Palatial & Inviting
393 Argent St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

The Palace Hotel Broken Hill
227 Argent St, Broken Hill NSW 2880

There are also Houses and Cottages available for rent

This gallery is created by APS members who attended APSCON and have kindly shared their memories with us.


  1. Full Flight Raptors
  2. Ballarat Wildlife Park
  3. Punks in the Alley
  4. Kirk's Reservoir and Gardens
  5. Dawn Sunrise Lke Burrumbeet
  6. Lunatic Asylum, Seppelts Winery
  7. Waterfalls of Ballarat District
  8. Kilderkin Distillery
  9. Drones in the Paddock
  10. Old 1856 Ballarat Cemetery Tour



Photo Tour 1:  Full Flight Raptors

Full Flight Raptors Centre with Jay Collier from Canon Collective
Thursday 12th September: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Details:  Bus to Full Flight Raptors centre for unique and private 2hr session with birds of prey and Jay Collier from the Canon Collective. Images taken are strictly for non-commercial use, salons, own use and social media is ok. Disclaimer to be signed by each participant. these are special licensed working birds, used in advertising, film and bird control their exposure is closely managed.

Includes portrait session with Owls in the barn, tripod and flash are suggested. Canon Collective will have a range of Canon long lenses to use.

The session is set for a 11am start with a 10 min briefing before hand with tea and coffee supplied, bathroom on site. Session goes for about two hours with time for discussion and tea/coffee afterwards.

Price: $55.00   Limit: 15 people  Place: Return bus to Full Flight Raptors centre from the Mercure Hotel.

Photo Tour 2:  Ballarat Wildlife Park

Thursday 12th September: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Details: Self drive or car pool to Ballarat Wildlife Park. Tigers, Animals, ranging Roos, Devils and lots more to see, hands on tour with guide. Good photo opportunities for close up with the free-range animals - Tigers excepted.

Price: $24.00 - Adult, $20.50 - Concession   Limit: 20 people  Place: Self Drive/Car pool

Photo Tour 3:  Punks in the Alley

Walking Tour
Thursday 12th September: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Details:  Bus to city location for photo shoot, continuing on with a city walk and the Biennale fringe exhibits.

 Price: $15.00   Limit: 20 people  Place: Return Bus departs from designated pick up points in Ballarat every two hours.

Photo Tour 4:  Kirk's Reservoir and Gardens

Photo Shoot
Thursday 12th September:  2:30pm - 3:45pm

Details: Photo shoot in the gardens with costumed models.

Price: $25.00   Limit: 20 people  Place: Self Drive/Car pool to location





Photo Tour 5: Dawn Sunrise Lake Burrumbeet

with Andrew Thomas
Friday 13th September: 5:45am - 8.00am

Details: Join Andrew on the Western Shores of this beautiful location and catch those magical first rays of sunshine. Andrew will direct and guide everyone to enable each participant to catch their winning image.

Price: $25.00   Limit: 12 people  Place: Meet at Lake Burrumbeet (self drive to meeting point)


Photo Tour 6:  Historic Ararat J Ward Gaol & Seppelts Winery

Lots of walking, steps and stairs
Friday 13th September: 9:00am - 5:30pm+

Details: Part 1: A visit to historic Ararat J Ward, Goal for the criminally insane, followed by lunch at the Great Western Pub. A rare visit to the historic Seppelts Winery, including a tour of the underground drives below the winery and vineyards. There wil be time to photograph in the gardens, as well as wine tasting at the end of the tour. Many of the underground drives have string lighting, ancient wine barrels, ect - a flash and tripod may be useful. 

Price: $55.00   Limit: 24 people  Place: Excursion by return bus to and from the Mercure Hotel.

Photo Tour 7:  Waterfalls of Ballarat District

with Andrew Thomas
Friday 13th September:  9:30am - 12.00pm

Details: Join Andrew Thomas on a rugged trek to some outstanding local Waterfalls around Ballarat. This outing is dependent on recent rainfall in the area and will be confirmed closer to the convention dates. Level of difficulty is high, sturdy walking shoes should be worn, and be prepared for some difficult terrain to travel through. Suitable only for the fit and adventurous. Carry your own tripod and camera gear.

Price: $25.00   Limit: 8 people  Place: Location to be advised, Self Drive

Photo Tour 8:  Kilderkin Distillery

Distillery Tour with Photo Shoot, Gin Tasting
Friday 13th September:  11:30am - 1:30pm

Details:  Kilderkin distillery tour, cellar door tastings of their fine gin with cheese platters to share and/or Red Duck Beer plus tour of the distillery with photo opportunities. Second rounds are at own cost.

Price: $50.00   Limit: 20 people  Place: Return bus to Kilderkin Distillery to and from the Mercure Hotel.


Photo Tour 9:  Drones in the Paddock

with Andrew Thomas
Friday 13th September:  3:30pm - 5.30pm

Details: An inspirational outing with Andrew Thomas as he displays and demonstrates drone photography and the amazing images that can be captured with this advancing technology. (Weather dependant)

Price: $25.00 (payable onsite @ registrations) Limit: 15 people   Place: Self drive to destination.


Photo Tour 10:  Old 1856 Ballarat Cemetery Tour

Old Ballarat Cemetary
Friday 13th September:  6:20pm - 9:00pm

Details:  Ballaarat Old Cemetery is a cemetery located in the rural city of Ballarat, Victoria in Australia. The cemetery dates back to 1856, although records show burials took place in the area from the late 1840s. Eureka Rebellion memorials to soldiers and miners are located in this cemetery.

Price: $25.00   Limit: 20 people   Place: Departure & meeting points TBA, transport to and from the Mercure Hotel.



All merchandising will come with the APSCON 2018 logo embroided on each piece.


ladysl       mensl 

Ladies & Mens Short Sleeve Polo Shirts - $29.00

 1/2 Chest Measurement – When garment is laid on flat surface and measured across the chest.

LADIES 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
1/2 CHEST 46 48.5 51 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66
SP LENGTH 62 64 66 68 70 72 73 74 75
1/2 CHEST 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66.5 70 73.5 89.5
SP LENGTH 70 72.5 75 77.5 80 81 82 83 85


  • 65% Polyester for durability, and 35% Cotton for comfort
  • 210gsm double knit pique fabric
  • Complies with standard AS/NZS 4399:1996 for UPF Protection.
  • JB’s 3-button placket
  • Knitted collar with reinforced herringbone tape on inside neck seam
  • Straight hem with herringbone tape reinforced side splits
  • Set-in sleeves with open cuffs
  • Easy care, reduced pilling fabric
  • Classic Fit



sizing chart


ONE SIZE  CAPcap2017

White Cap - $20.00   

•    Structured 6 Panel
•    Low Profile Pre-Curved Peak
•    Brushed Under
•    Fabric Strap Brass Buckle & Brass slit


APS Member and Partner

Price pp

Full Convention

$ 195.00

Daily  Sat or Sun

$ 120.00          


Non APS Members


Full Convention

$ 225.00

Daily   Sat or Sun

$ 150.00




Price pp

Photo Tour 1:  Full Flight Raptors
Presenter: Jay Collier from Canon Collective
Date:     Thursday 12th September 2019
:     10.30am – 1.30pm    Limit:  15 people  Place:  Return bus to and from Mercure Hotel

$ 55.00

Photo Tour 2:  Ballarat Wildlife Park
Date:     Thursday 12th September 2019
:     10.30am - 12.30pm     Limit:  20 people  Place:  Self Drive/Car Pool

$ 24.00 (Adult)
$ 20.50 (Concession)

Photo Tour 3:  Punks in the Alley
Walking Tour
Date:     Thursday 12th September 2019
:     12.00pm – 1.30pm    Limit:  20 people  Place:  Return Bus to and from pick up points in Ballarat

$ 15.00

Photo Tour 4:  Kirk's Reservoir and Gardens
Photo shoot in the gardens with costumed models
Date:     Thursday 12th September 2019
:     2.30pm - 3.45pm     Limit:  20 people  Place:  Self Drive/Car pool to location

$ 25.00



Photo Tour 5:  Sunrise Lake Burrumbeet
Presenter: Andrew Thomas
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     5.45am – 8.00am    Limit:  12 people  Place:  Meet at Lake Burrumbeet (self drive to meeting point)

$ 25.00

Photo Tour 6:  Historic Ararat J Ward Gaol & Seppelts Winery Underground Drives
Lots of walking with steps, lunch included
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     9.00am – 5.30pm+    Limit:  24 people  Place:  Excursion by return bus from Mercure Hotel

$ 55.00

Photo Tour 7:  Waterfalls of Ballarat District
Presenter: Andrew Thomas
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     9.30am – 12.00pm    Limit:  8 people  Place:  Location to be advised, Self Drive. Rought ground, good shoes recommended.

$ 25.00

Photo Tour 8:  Kilderkin Distillery
Distillery Tour with Photo Shoot, Gin Tasting
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     11.30am – 1.30pm    Limit:  20 people  Place:  Return bus to Kilderkin from Mercure Hotel

$ 50.00

Photo Tour 9:  Drones in the Paddock
Presenter: Andrew Thomas
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     3.30pm – 5.30pm    Limit:  15 people  Place:  Self drive to destination

$ 25.00

Photo Tour 10:  Old 1856 Ballarat Cemetery Tour
Old Ballarat Cemetary
Date:      Friday 13th September 2019
:     6.20pm – 9.00pm    Limit:  20 people  Place:  Return bus to & from Mercure Hotel

$ 25.00



Price pp

Kryal Castle  - Private Photo Shoot followed by Dinner & Entertainment

Thursday 12th September 5:00pm – 9.30pm
21 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek VIC 3352
Includes: 3 Course Meal, pre-dinner photoshoot, Entertainment. Return bus to & from Mercure Hotel.

$ 55.00

Sovereign Hill Dinner & Spectacular New Show **AURA**

Saturday 14th September 5:30pm – 9.30pm
Bradshaw St, Golden Point VIC 3350
Includes: 2 Course Meal, Outdoor spectacular show *AURA*

$ 107.00 (Adult)
$   94.20 (Concession)

There were many highlights during APSCON 2012. Analysis of the surveys returned by delegates reveals that for most of them the two presentations by Robyn Beeche were certainly at the top of their lists of things they considered to be the best sessions. There is no doubt whatsoever that Robyn was a highlight. The high numbers of people that took opportunities to speak privately with her during the week and the percentage that scored both her sessions 10 out of 10 clearly demonstrate that. Robyn’s first presentation was about her fashion photography in 1980s London, whilst her second (very different) presentation was about her documentary photography in India, especially relating to the Holi festival. Robyn’s invitation to Brian Rope to put together a tour for a small group of members to visit India in early 2014 and stay at the ashram where she lives saw sixteen people rush to add their names to a list of interested persons.

Natasha Egan’s one-on-one personal portfolio critiques with a fortunate ten APSCONeers was certainly a highlight for those people. One of them described it as the best experience she had ever had at an APSCON - high praise indeed from someone who has attended many previous APSCONs.

Phil McFadden’s presentation, High Dynamic Range without “HDR”, also rated very highly, with many delegates overjoyed to hear a most instructive session. One survey respondent described the presentation as “well thought out, very instructional, well delivered, brilliant”. Raoul Slater, Margot Manchester and Gerard Saide also earned high praise for their presentations. The word “inspiring” was used to describe each of them more than once. Each of those presentations would have been a highlight for various delegates.

Another definite highlight was the first-time use of large screen LCD TVs to display numerous digital images programs throughout the week. The programs changed daily so there was always something new to see. Together with the well lit and presented print exhibitions they made up a feast of photography for viewing.

The panel discussion about the Society’s past was a highlight for the many who thoroughly enjoyed the reminisences, particularly by two of our Foundation Members, Graham Burstow and Bill Smit. Particularly for our members who have been part of APS for many years, the recognition given to Past Presidents, Foundation Members and Honorary Life members was greatly appreciated. Screening images from the 1st APS National and from the Society’s permanent Collection added to the recognition of our past.

The behind the scenes tour of the National Gallery of Australia’s photography collections area was a very special highlight for those who found themselves in very close proximity to original prints made by some famous photographers who they have long admired. It was something they never thought they would experience.

Of the outings that were offered the highlight for most was the trip to Strathnairn Homestead and gallery, where a special exhibition by members of the Canberra Photographic Society and entertainment by two singing groups was enjoyed. Many photographs were taken of the performers and a range of models, as well as of the numerous things to be found around the extensive property.

The Dance City dancers at the opening/welcome session was another highlight for many, whether it was the opportunity to photograph good dancers or simply to enjoy their performances.

For many of those attending their first ever APSCON, the highlight was simply being there and soaking it all up as they made friends and learned so much about what this Society is all about.

Of course, for the winner of the 50th anniversary participation prize and the winners of raffle prizes involving overseas photographic tours provided by the major sponsor, UDesign PhotoTours, their wins, no doubt, were also highlights.

And, of course, for others receiving their photographic skill or service honours and awards at the 50th anniversary Society dinner would have been a particular highlight. The grand venue, Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia, and the fine food and beverages package just added to the occasion.

Finally, the quality handling of the audiovisuals for all presentations by the highly experienced pair of Brad King and Peter Edwards and the excellent organisation by the APSCON Committee is also worthy of the tag “highlight”.

On this page - Photographer Cliff Spong.


Here is a link to a selection of the official photographs taken at APSCON 2012. The images can be saved (downloaded) from the site.


Thanks to the Canberra Photographic Society members who took the photos (and who should be credited when any image is used in your camera club journals).


Saturday - Cliff Spong
Sunday - Trish Grice
Monday - Murray Foote

Wednesday - Ian Marshall

Thursday - Ian Marshall
Friday - Richard Marris



Performance by Dance City




Welcome Cocktail Party @ The Deck at Regatta Point



Past Presidents who attended APSCON 2012




Robyn Beeche



Natasha Egan




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Tony Bridge FPSCN ACPP (DIST)Tony Bridge 2

Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00am
Presenting: From the Heart, Honouring your own Journey

Workshop 1: From Heart to Print
Workshop 6: A matter of Quality


Tony is a digital artist, professional photographer, photo educator, published author, columnist and freelance journalist, along with being one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers, as well as Fujifilm X Photographer.  He is also a graduate of Canterbury University, New Zealand, holds an Advanced Certificate with Distinction in professional photography,  and is a fellow of the New Zealand Photographic Society. Currently he is supported by Nikon, Fujifilm, Thinktank camera bags and various photographic software companies, including OnOne, Oloneo, Athentech and PictureCode.

Tony divides his time between writing, publishing, exhibiting, commissions and teaching workshops in photography and post-production. His work draws strongly upon his Māori and European heritage (Te Rarawa, Nga Pakeha) and ongoing studies into a broad range of spiritual and mystical traditions. It also draws heavily upon a university degree in foreign languages and literature.


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Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30am
Presenting: Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers

Workshop 2: On Lightroom
Workshop 7: Lightroom & Photoshop


Mark Galer is a seasoned professional photographer, educator, author, and contributing editor for Australian Photography and Digital magazine. Mark is also the Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom Ambassador for Australia and all round Photoshop Guru. He has just finished his 30th book for Focal Press, has served as a Senior Lecturer and Program Director of the BA Photography course at RMIT University in Melbourne and is the Sony Alpha Ambassador for Australia.


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Saturday: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presenting: The Power of Light & Vision

Workshop 3: Landscape Photography - Theory to Practice


Everlook Photography is made up of husband and wife team, Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim, who use photography to escape the routines of the working week.  They hope to convey a sense of awe and appreciation through their images, which are a reflection of how, and what, they see. The ability to do such a thing is wholly individualistic, and the essential reality of a scene - a rock, a river, a mountain - is combined with their interpretation of it; the colours of the water, the reflection of light in the sky. Dylan's habit of early rising means the trademark lighting in his images comes mostly from the hues of dawn, while his penchant for a physical challenge sees him capturing scenes that are off the beaten track. 

Marianne became interested in photography primarily to take better reference images for her artwork, which then developed into a separate artistic interest. Unlike Dylan, Marianne prefers to remain asleep as the day dawns, usually photographing at sunset instead.


Lou Marafioti EFIAP FAPSLou Marafioti2

Saturday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Presenting: A Passion for Portraits & People. My Perspective

Workshop 8: Available Light Portraiture


Photography enables Lou to capture slices of life, which will never be repeated and shared with others. Lou’s aim is to provide lasting memories; that’s why he’s so passionate about portraiture. Photography has been his passion for over 40 years with over 35 years experience as a professional wedding and portrait photographer. Also running portrait workshops and photo tours extensively through South Australia.

Lou belongs to Printworks Group and has exhibited prints in National and International Salons. To date he has over 650 acceptances and gained 96 awards.



Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP FAPS SSAPS PSQAphill2

Saturday: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Presenting: Creative phone photography using iPhone & Android

Workshop 4: Creative Smartphone Photography


Phillipa Joined the APS in 1996. She was one of the first members of the Gold Coast Photographic Society to enter Digital images in local, National and International Competitions.   She has always been interested in new technologies so exploring phone photography was a natural progression in her photographic Journey.

Completing several courses in iPhone photography, Creative photography and Creative iPhone photography in 2015. She has been experimenting ever since. Phillipa enjoys helping others in their photographic journeys, giving talks and demonstrations in creativity and phone editing. Her photographic journey continues with new technologies providing more adventures along the way.


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Sunday: 10:30am – 11:30am
Presenting: Solving the “Too Many Photos” problem


In 1993 Paul Atkins began working for his family’s company Atkins Lab, taking a 60 year business into its third generation of family involvement. This was just in time for the company to enter the digital squeeze that Paul championed. Atkins, quick to pick up the technology, and with leadership from Kodak, helped bring Adelaide into a new era. Atkins' success is purely based on the move from glass plate photography in the 1940s, to the introduction of colour printing to Adelaide by John Atkins in the 1960s to the latest in digital techniques, the company has always held its customers’ hands tightly.

Paul is State President for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), National Chairperson for Photo Marketing Association (PMA), lectures on Colour Management, Photoshop, Lightroom and Digital Asset Management (Archiving digital files).



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Sunday: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presenting: Gear Doesn’t Matter – It’s the idea that counts.

Workshop 9: Painting with Light


Denis has always driven himself to push the boundaries, looking for that spark every time he picks up a camera, such as with his light painting project “Ball of Light”, which has had international acclaim. That’s where he likes to be – on the edge.

The creativity in what Denis does reflects the changing industry of photography. Understanding this change is crucially important and it always pushes him to try new things.



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Sunday: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Presenting: Slow Photography in a Digital Age


David Evans is a Lonely Planet travel, landscape and commercial photographer, travel writer, and a Master of Photography. He creates images of high fidelity, depth and substance. David’s motivation is to remind us that wild, untamed and sublime places are critical elixirs in life…and through travel, nature, observation and art, we find clarity.

David shoots predominantly on location, and although he photographs a wide range of subjects, he has a penchant for travel, tourism, destination, landscape, industrial, energy, mining, accommodation, wine, and product photography for commercial and advertising applications.



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Sunday: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Presenting: Capturing Light Underwater


Paul commenced diving in 1989 and underwater photography in 1999. He is a qualified PADI Dive Master and Underwater Photography Instructor. He is a semi-professional underwater photographer and founder of the South Australian based underwater photography business downunderpix.

Paul has written and teaches the downunderpix Digital Underwater Photography course aimed at entry to intermediate level underwater photographers. He has also written several photography related articles for Australian and International diving publications.

Paul also leads dives for interstate and international divers to photograph the South Australian marine emblem, the Leafy Sea Dragon.


Paul RobinsonPaul Robinson2

Sunday: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Presenting: The Australian Photographic Judges Association

Paul commenced judging in 1978 and since then has evaluated over 600 photography competitions made up of lay, walking club, camera club, interclub, State, national and international salons, Rotary, rural and metropolitan shows, gallery and regional tourism competitions. He has contributed to various newsletters, had several articles published in Australian Photography from 2004 and has authored three books: 'film to Digital' (2003), 'Judging Photographs' (2012) and 'Models and Photographers'(2013).

Paul has been keynote speaker and opened a number of photographic events as well as being guest presenter on Radio 3UZ Melbourne about photography in the Victoria Travel Show weekly broadcasts for six months. He has held a number of positions at the Adelaide Camera Club, Essendon Camera Club, Caulfield Photographic Society, VAPS and is a founding member and first President Australian Photographic Judges Association 2014.




Sunday: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Presenting: The Australian Photographic Judges Association


Ron is accomplished photographer and is dedicated to the craft of photography with over 40 years experience. He has a passion for teaching and the development of photography and photographers.

He is currently a successful working professional photographer along with being accredited with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. Ron's photographic skill has been recognised widely which is evidenced with his many national and international acceptances.

Although Ron specialises in people photography with his expertise shown in wedding, maternity and family portraiture he is accomplished in all other areas. He has completed a Ba Visual Arts (photo) and a postgraduate course in Creative Arts, Graphic Design (Phot) (honours) at Latrobe University. His rationale in doing this is a reflection of his commitment to ongoing professional development. Ron's desire is to enhance his skills in the most recent advances in photography as well as a commitment to lifelong learning. His goal having finished this course is to continue to expand his skills in conducting workshops and teaching photography for the advancement of his chosen profession.

It is the combination of this experience that has seen him judge and present extensively at all levels throughout Australia.


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APSCON 2019 Image competition – Digital Files Entries close 31st May 2020

This competition, now in its 39th year, is to encourage conventioneers to display photographs taken at the previous APSCON for the interest of all members and to assist in publicising APSCON. The competition is for digital images only as there is little interest in members wanting to submit prints.

General conditions:-

1. Entries will be accepted from those APS members who attended APSCON 2019.
2. Photographs taken at and during the Convention will be eligible including those taken during official pre or post Convention tours.
3. No entry fee is required.
4. APS reserves the right to reproduce images on the APS web sites and in APS publications for the purpose of promoting its objectives.
5. The greatest care will be taken with entries, but no responsibility will be accepted for loss or damage.
6. All entries must have been exposed by the entrant.

Section 1 - OPEN

This section covers all subjects including Pictorial, Nature, Photojournalism and so on. Photographs of people who were in no way associated with the Convention also belong in this Section. Images must have been taken during the 2019 APSCON period in and around 2019 APSCON activities and events including, for example, formal organised tours (eg: Birds of Flight, J Ward and Sepplets tour) as well as informal activities undertaken by attendees (eg: The Spit shoot). People connected with APSCON would go into the People section as per the definition.


This section is confined to photographs of conventioneers and any people assisting in organising, entertaining, performing official duties and the like. While this section will be judged pictorially, due consideration will be given to the value of the entry as a record, and also for any photojournalistic emphasis.

ENTRY: A maximum of four images may be submitted in each of sections 1 and 2. Each image file should be submitted in sRGB format with files no larger than 1.5MB, sized at a maximum of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels and at 300 dpi. Images must submitted via the online entry form below. Only .jpg and .jpeg will be accepted.

Medallions and Certificates will be awarded.

Entries close on 31 May 2020 and entries will be held for APSCON 2020, where the digital images will be screened. A panel of approved judges will be appointed. Any enquries please click here to Email Peter Kewley AFIAP FAPS SSAPS SSVAPS.


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APSCON is the APS's annual convention, alternating between the States and Territories.

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             Great Court - Kay Mack AAPS HonFAPS ©

APSCON provides a varied programme of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, tours and social events. A diverse range of top quality photographers are always on the programme. The Societie's annual business meetings and annual dinners are also held at this time, at which APS and FIAP Honours for photographic skill and service to photography are presented as well as awards for the Who's Who for the current year.

Many members make APSCON the basis of their annual holidays and attend every year without fail and many life long friendships have been made at this time.



The term APSCON was first coined for the 1969 APS Convention held in Adelaide.


























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Alan Henderson




Saturday:  11:00am - 12:15pm

Keynote Speaker:  Invertebrate Macro Photography

Alan has had a fascination for invertebrates his entire life. He has successfully combined this with his other passion, macrophotography, with his images having been published in books and other media throughout the world.


Alan completed a BAppSc, Scientific Photography before beginning a career in zoo-keeping. He created the Australian Nature Education Centre in 1995 and received the Young Australian of the Year Regional Development Award for the Centre. Lured to Melbourne Museum, he began the Live Exhibits Unit that ultimately led to the development of the extremely popular ‘Bugs Alive!’ exhibition, and authored the award-winning book Bugs Alive – A Guide to Keeping Australian Invertebrates.


Alan now operates his own education business, Minibeast Wildlife, from the tropical paradise of Kuranda, north Queensland, one of the most biologically diverse regions of Australia. His work with Minibeast Wildlife includes assisting major film crews from the world to capture macro sequences of invertebrate behaviour. In 2018 he developed Australia’s first interactive spider identification app, Spidentify, and produced the book Minibeasts – True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.  His expertise in working with live invertebrates has taken him around the world, from the deserts of Arizona to the jungles of Costa Rica.


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Mieke Boynton EFIAP/d1 APSEM





Saturday:  1.30pm - 2:40pm

Keynote  Speaker:   "The Art of Abstract Aerial Photography"

AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019. 


In 2008, Mieke Boynton moved to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia for a teaching job and instantly fell in love with the ancient, rugged landscape. She began capturing photographs as a way of sharing her appreciation with family and friends, and this quickly developed into an all-encompassing passion.


Since then, she has travelled the world seeking out remote and beautiful landscapes, and her authentic and stunning images beckon the viewer to immerse themselves in Nature’s beauty. In addition to her landscapes, Mieke specialises in abstract aerial photography: photographing Nature’s lines, shapes, patterns, colours and textures from helicopters and light planes.


Mieke has been a member of the Australian Photographic Society since 2011 and was awarded the Grand Master distinction in 2016 and the APS Exhibitor’s Medal in 2017. She has received twelve FIAP Gold medals from the International Federation of Art Photography. She joined the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in 2017, and in 2018 was named AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year.


Mieke recently settled back in the Alpine Valleys of Victoria to be closer to her family, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge through presentations and workshops, and carrying out commissioned landscape and aerial work.



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Andrew Thomas



Sunday:  10:00am - 11:10am

Keynote Speaker: Eureka! - Golden Landscapes of the Ballarat District

Andrew Thomas has been capturing the Ballarat district for over 10 years and in that time he has compiled an incredible archive of images. His images will be an eye-opener to the incredible diversity of landscapes in this area, not traditionally looked upon as a destination for landscape photographers. Lakes, mountains, rivers, farming, waterfalls - would you believe he has found around 20 waterfalls all within 42 kilometres of Ballarat! He has been out and about capturing the unique light he is known for at all times of the day and in all types of weather - two of his images have featured in the most recent Bureau of Meteorology Weather Calendars. His work has recently risen to great heights, literally, and his aerial images will be a highlight of his presentation.


Andrew is also well known for his photography of the USA National Parks and his book published across North America in 2016 was the first complete coverage of all National Parks in the USA National Park system by the one photographer.


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Karen Alsop APP M.Photog.



Saturday:  11:40am - 12:40pm

Keynote Speaker: “The Magic of Photoshop"

Imaginative, conceptual art born of Photography, and manipulated into a mesmerising surreal story telling image.


Karen Alsop is an international award winning Australian, Melbourne based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world.

Karen is the AIPP 2018 Animal/Pet Photographer of the Year Specialising in Portrait Art, her digital portraiture captures the personality and character of her subjects by placing them within a visual story highlighting their interests. Karen uses the power of Photoshop to composite multiple captures together, making the impossible possible within her art.