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APSCON 2018 Program

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Tuesday 11th September

All Day Setting up of Print Exhibitions
Registrations Open
3.00pm - 5.30pm

Workshop 1: Natural Light Photoraphy

Presenter Tony Bryce Scott

3.00pm - 5.30pm

Workshop 2: Burleigh National Park

Presenter Margaret O'Grady

Wednesday 12th September


All Day Print Exhibition
7.45am – 8.30am


Raffle Ticket Sales

8.30am - 9.15am

President to Welcome Delegates to APSCON 2017

Acknowledgement of First Peoples

Introduce Master of Ceremony

Introduce Convention Committee

Discussion on excursions, and other procedures

9.15am - 10.15am
Presentation: Digital Group
10.15am - 10.45am
10.45am - 11.45am

Presentation of Awards

APSCON Image Competition, AIPC


11.45am - 12.45pm
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Presentation: Nature Group
5.30pm - 6.00pm MC & ED Meet with 1st time Apsconeers & new members
6.00pm - 10.00pm Welcome Dinner in the Panorama Room


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Thursday 13th September


All Day Print Exhibition
8.45am - 9.00am Raffle Tickets Sales
9.00am – 9.15am Announcements
9.15am – 10.15am

Speaker: Dr Rochelle Steven
Bird life on the Gold Coast

10.15am - 10.45am


10.45am - 11.45am

Speaker: Dr Greg McMillan
How to start up a photographic business

12.15pm - 1.45pm
12.30pm - 1.00pm Nature Group Meeting
 1.00pm - 1.30pm Print Group Meeting
1.45pm - 2.45pm Presentation: Print Group
2.45pm - 3.45pm Presentation: Contemporary Group
3.45pm - 4.15pm
4.15pm - 5.00pm Presentation: Digital Group, continued
5.00pm - 5.15pm Raffle Draw & Announcements
5.15pm - 5.45pm APS & State Bodies Meeting
5.45pm - 7.00pm Presentation: AV Group

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Friday 14th September


All Day Print Exhibition
6.30am - 4.30pm
 9.00am - 5.00pm TOUR 1:  NUMINBAH VALLEY
 1.30pm – 8.30pm TOUR 3:  TWEED RIVER

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Saturday 15th September


All Day Print Exhibition
8.00am – 8.30am

Weekend Registrations

Raffle Tickets Sales

Names to be registered by delegates on table Number Lists for Awards dinner

8.30am – 8.45am Announcements
9.00am - 10.15am

Interative Online Motivational Speaker: Sebastian Michaels

Living the photo artistic life

10.15am - 10.45am
10.45am – 11.45am Conceptual Art Discussion featuring presenters: Greg McMillan, Phillipa Frederiksen, Lisa Kurtz, Julie Powell
11.45am – 12.15pm Contemporary Group Meeting
11.45am - 12.15pm State Representatives Meeting
12.15pm – 1.45pm LUNCH
12.30pm - 1.00pm AV Group Meeting
1.00pm - 1.30pm Movie Group Meeting
1.45pm - 2.45pm

Speaker: Damian Caniglia

Travel and tours

2.45pm - 3.00pm Raffle Draw & Announcements
3.00pm – 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30pm - 5.00pm

Workshop 3: Architectural Art & Photography

Presenter: Robert Dettman AFIAP

3.30pm - 5.00pm DIY Surfers Paradise Walk
3.30pm - 5.00pm

Workshop 4: Coombabah Lakelands

Presenter: Rod Morris

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Workshop 5: Intro to Action/Sports Photography

Presenter: Tina Dial EFIAP/s MAPS PPSA PSQA

3.30pm - 5.00pm

Workshop 6: Street Photography

Presenter: Lisa Kurtz

6.00pm - 9.00pm APS - PSQ Social Dinner

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Sunday 16th September


All Day Print Exhibition
8.30am – 8.45am

Raffle Tickets Available.

Names to be registered on table number lists for Presentation Dinner

8.45am – 9.00am Announcements
9.00am – 10.00am

Speaker: Rod Morris


10.00am – 10.30am MORNING TEA
10.30am – 11.30am

Speaker: Lisa Kurtz

11.30am – 12.00pm APSCON 2019 Presentation
12.00pm – 1.00pm LUNCH
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Speaker:  Julie Powell

Conceptual Photography

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Speaker: Emeritus Prof Ken Collerson

Poloarised light microscopy: rock art

3.00pm - 3.30  
3.45pm – 5:00pm


Members meet Management for questions & discussion

Major Raffle Draw

Conclusion of Convention

5.00pm – 5:30pm Management Meeting
7.30pm – 11.00pm APS Awards Dinner (all welcome)

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APSCON 2018 Gold Coast

11 - 16 September 2018

APSCON Gold Coast 2018 S

This is an excerpt of the presentation given at APSCON 2017. More information will be updated as it becomes availble. Watch this space!



Arts Centre Gold Coast

  • Purpose built
  • High quality sound equipment
  • Comfortable seating
  • Large break out areas
  • In-house lunch cart
  • Lift and ramps
  • Away from external distractions but close to good accommodation



Photographic Art – a new concept?

  • Program has a high conceptual content
  • A move away from competitions to exhibitions
  • Encompassing new technologies
  • A virtual speaker from the USA
  • A nature speaker from NZ
  • Caring for nature in the city flavour



  • A photo walk and portrait workshop on Tuesday afternoon
  • Packed with exciting and diverse presentations and hands-on workshops
  • 12 presenters....2 from overseas
  • 8 presentations including a virtual presentation  and a group discussion
  • 5 workshops to choose from
  • 6 excursions
  • 3 social events
  • Print Exhibition - Triptych (that tells a story)
  • Sunrise and sunset shoots in interesting locations



Rod Morris -  Nature
Rod, from new Zealand, has been in film making and wildlife photography for many years, as well as writing and lecturing about New Zealand wildlife both nationally and internationally.

Damien Caniglia  - “Travel” and Tours
Damien is a Brisbane based photographer who has guided groups for the last 10 years, mostly on the Kokoda Track as well as Southern Africa and Nepal. He focuses on capturing images that speak of the people and places he visits.

Emeritus Professor Kenneth Collerson  - Polarizer Light microscopy: Rock Art
Ken Collerson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at UQ. He has worked and photographed in many environments in Australia and around the world.

Sebastian Michaels  - Living the Photo Artistic Life
Sebastian lives in the mountains of western North Carolina . Park). He started many online courses relating to Photo Artistry and has approximately 16,000 students in 93 Countries. Sebastian will be speaking via an interactive Internet connection.

Dr Greg McMillan  -  Learning and Photography
Greg’s interests lie in landscape, nature with an emphasis on birds, with a growing interest in monochrome, in particular high key images.  Greg will give us a few hints on how to start a photographic business.

Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP MAPS SSAPS -  Will lead a discussion around conceptual art portfolios
Phillipa has been interested in creative photography ever since she became interested in photography and instigated the APS  Conceptual Art Portfolio Awards.

Julie Powell  - Conceptual Photography
Julie a digital graphic artist and conceptual photographer. Her work has been described as Surreal, Fairy-tale, colourful, textured and eclectic. Julie uses the camera and computer as her canvas; her brush.

Lisa Kurtz  - Street Photography
Lisa is a well-known and much respected Brisbane based conceptual photographer and experienced street photography tutor who runs workshop both in Australia and Italy.

Robert Dettman AFIAP Architectural Art and Photography Photo Walk
Landscape and contemporary architecture are Robert’s inspiration. He enjoys creating portraits of notable architectural works in a style similar to that seen in the professional journals.

Tina Dial EFIAP/s MAPS PPSA PSQA -  Introduction to Action/Sports Photography
Tina is the owner operator of  Pawsnap Pet Photography and apart  from personal bookings, she loves photographing dog sports. Another enjoyment is sports photography. She was involved with the Brisbane International
Tennis  in 2012, as well as several Masters events.

Tony Bryce Scott  - Portrait Photography
"For as long as I can remember I would draw for hours on end. I can draw portraits and this naturally led into photography, but especially lighting. Digital kinda took over the drawing and now instead of using a pencil it's a stylus in Photoshop."



  • Architectural Art and Photography with Robert Dettman
  • Nature with Rod Morris
  • Taking photos and when to use which device for a given situation with CameraPro
  • Introduction to Action/Sports Photography with Tina Dial
  • Natural Light Portraits with Tony Scott
  • Street Photography with Lisa Kurtz



  • Nature walk in Coombabah Wetlands
  • Architectural walk around Surfers Paradise with Robert Dettman
  • Free walk around Surfers Paradise
  • A day in the Numinbah Valley
  • A Day Tour to the Canungra Valley
  • Sunrise and Sunset shoots Free
  • Night shots at Bond University Free


Social Dinners Information

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.

Initially the Annual Awards dinner was the only organised social event, but with the ever growing need for members to enjoy a meal together, to share stories and good times, the introduction of the Social Dinner was an approriate addition. This event proved to be one of the most loved social events at ASPCON.

This year, to try something new, we have included the APS-FCC Social Dinner with the view to include the presence of the State Photographic Federations into the APS world.President of the NSW Federation of Camera Clubs as our guest.


Social Dinner

Thursday 19th October 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Club Forster - $55.00 pp

This dinner has a history of relaxed atmosphere.  A 2-course meal will be served in great surroundings with unique entertainment. All welcome.


APS-FCC (Federation of Camera Clubs NSW) Social Dinner

Saturday 21st October 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Club Forster - $45.00 pp

This dinner is ideally placed after the presentations for the day. There will be a small presentation by the President of FCC but little formality and all are invited. A 2-course meal will be served.


Annual Awards Dinner

Sunday 22nd October 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Club Forster - $75.00 pp

This dinner is the conclusion of the conference with the presentation of the Skill and Service awards in a formal manner that the members deserve. A 3-course menu will be served with wine and soft drinks included.