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  • GROUPS

    GROUPS

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

    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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APSCON TOURS

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TOUR 1 – Wingham

8:30am – 3:30pm
Friday 20th October 2017
Cost: $60.00 pp

Here is an opportunity to step back in time. Journey back in time to Historic Wingham, a small hinterland town settled in 1853 with a rich heritage and many National Trust listed buildings, including the Wingham Museum with an opportunity to photograph people in period costume.


The tour will also include a guided tour to Wingham Brush Nature Reserve with an opportunity to photograph grey-headed flying foxes, various birds and plants, including the Morten Bay Fig, in a rainforest environment.


Walking is mainly flat with just a few steps. There will be time for delegates to have lunch at their own expense before returning to Forster.

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TOUR 2 – Stroud Historic & Photo Tour

8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday 20th October 2017
Cost: $75.00 pp

The full day tour will be hosted by a local resident and historian John Chadban OAM and will include touring down the Lakes Way via Pacific Palms and some scenic coast to Smith’s Lake and then onto the historic village of Stroud and the Town of Gloucester. Both are set in picturesque rural landscapes and contain many natural features. The village of Stroud dates from 1824 and contains several convict built buildings including St Johns Church and Rectory, Quambi House and Stroud House.


Stroud was the start of European settlement in the area and was the Headquarters of the Australian Agricultural Company which is still operating to this day. This Tour will include morning tea, a light luncheon and access to local landmark buildings which are not only of historic interest but also provide many photo opportunities.

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TOUR 3 – Coastal Tour

1:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday 20th October 2017
Cost: $60.00 pp

A scenic tour of our beautiful coast and waterways from Forster & Tuncurry down The Lakes Way to Sugarloaf Lighthouse and stopping off along the way at various beaches, the Sailing Club Beach, Smith’s Lake and Seal Rocks and finishing up at the Rec. Club for dinner AT OWN COST and sunset photography.

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CRUISE – Whale Watching

free tag9:15am – 1:00pm
FREE for full registrants
Cost: $40.00
(only availabe for purchase if you are a partner of a full registrants attending the cruise)
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Free with full registration, numbers are limited and conditions apply.

THE 'AMAROO'
Our purpose built vessel "The Amaroo" is a large, fast, comfortable and modern (built in 2000) twenty metre catamaran. She is extremely stable and spacious, allowing you to enjoy your day watching the Whales.

With three different viewing decks and an abundance of space you are assured of an unobstructed, 360° view of all marine life. Comfortable seating inside and out, as well as a completely enclosed cabin, allows for maximum comfort no matter what the weather.

A full commentary by one of our experienced marine naturalists is given throughout the cruise over our clear PA System. "The Amaroo" is easily the largest, fastest and most comfortable cruise vessel operating in the Forster/Tuncurry area, and is renowned as one of the best designed Whale boats on the East Coast of Australia.

Morning Tea inluded.

THE CREW
Our experienced skippers and crew are renowned for their vast knowledge of the local area and are all whale and shark experts. Regardless of what the weather is like, with the experience of the skippers at the wheel you are bound to see an assortment of marine life on the trip.

Come and join us for a memorable, amazing adventure in the pristine crystal clear waters that the local whales call home!

THIS TOUR IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE REQUIRING MOBILITY ASSISTANCE.

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Cruise – Dolphin Watching

free tag10:00am – 2:00pm
FREE for full registrants
Cost: $40.00
(only availabe for purchase if you are a partner of a full registrants attending the cruise)
Wednesday 18th October 2017

Free with full registration, numbers are limited and conditions apply.

 THE 'FREE SPIRIT'
Come aboard the Free Spirit to find out how Wallis Lake has become the cleanest estuarine waterway in NSW. Experience first hand the crystal clear and pristine, aquamarine waters of Wallis Lake. Offering a range of cruising options, freshly prepared on board catering & fully licensed bar - there's something for everyone.

Lunch Included.

CRUISE EXPERIENCE

Our 18 years experience means that we know what is important to you. So relax onboard & enjoy a leisurely cruise exploring the stunning waterways, wildlife & history of the Great Lakes.

THIS TOUR IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE REQUIRING MOBILITY ASSISTANCE.

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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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