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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