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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.

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



Westminster School Accommodation


Bathroom share with male/female on the single or twin room floors.         $  45.00 p/n
Self-contained Units (3 bedroom)                                                               $180.00 p/n

    •    Accommodation block is new.
    •    There is a bathroom between every pair of rooms with upper and lower floors.
    •    Lifts and stair options between floors.
    •    Common room with minimal tea/coffee making facilities.
    •    Check in may be any time during school holidays, however checkout must be Sunday morning due to school returning.

For bookings and enquiries contact Events Co-ordinator at Westminster - Fiona Winwood


APSCON 2016 Adelaide - Other Accommodation Options




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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