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APSCON Gold Coast 2018 Sapscon 2017 flyer WEB

 

Tuesday 11th September

All Day Setting up of Print Exhibitions
2.00pm
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

Registrations

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
MORNING TEA
10.45am - 11.45am

Presentation of Awards

APSCON Image Competition, AIPC

Announcements

11.45am - 12.45pm
LUNCH
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

MORNING TEA

10.45am - 11.45am

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

12.15pm - 1.45pm
LUNCH
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
AFTERNOON TEA
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
TOUR 2: CANUNGRA VALLEY/ALBERT RIVER
 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
MORNING TEA
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

Nature

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

AGM

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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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!

 

THE VENUE

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

 

THE THEME

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

 

THE PROGRAM

  • 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

 

THE PRESENTERS

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."

 

THE WORKSHOPS

  • 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

 

THE EXCURSIONS

  • 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

 

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.


 

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 FWinwood@westminster.sa.edu.au

 

APSCON 2016 Adelaide - Other Accommodation Options

 

 

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

 


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Workshop 1 & 4 - Mobile Phone Photography

Presenter: Phillipa Frederiksen EFIAP MAPS SSAPS
Times: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am – 11:45am

Workshop Details:  An interactive Q&A with tips and tricks on how to take and edit images on your mobile device and end up with amazing results.

Price: $25.00


 

Workshop 2 & 5 - Facebook - Beyond Social Media

Presenter: Sarah Debenham
Times: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am – 11:45am

Workshop Details:  This workshop will focus on how Facebook can be used for more photographic uses than the traditional posted images . Competitions and other uses more suited to photographers rather than just social comments are possible and Sarah will introduce us to these and other features. Opportunity will be given to members to raise issues for discussion through the MC for the session.

 Price: $25.00


 

Workshop 3 & 6 - How to be Successful in National and Int'l Exhibitions

Presenter: Dr Roy Killen EFIAP APSEM GMPSA
Times: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am – 11:45am

Workshop Details: This is a workshop for both beginners and experienced photographers. Based on experience as a successful exhibitor and as an organiser of a National and an International Exhibition, Roy will present strategies for taking and preparing images for both digital and print exhibitions. He will describe how to avoid the pitfalls that commonly result in images being rejected and suggest ways of improving your exhibition success. There will be ample time for questions from the audience.

Price: $25.00


 

All merchandising will come with the APSCON 2017 logo embroided on each piece.

 

POLO SHIRTS
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Ladies & Mens Short Sleeve Polo Shirts - $29.00
White

 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
                   
MENS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL  7XL
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

 

UNISEX LONG SLEEVE POLO  longsleeve

Unisex Long Sleeve Polo Shirt - $35.00
White

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

UNISEX S M L XL 2XL 3XL
1/2 CHEST 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66.5
SP LENGTH 70 72.5 75 77.5 80 81

 

  • 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 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

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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Tuesday 17th October

All Day Setting up of Print Exhibitions
2.00pm – 5.00pm Registrations Open

Wednesday 18th October

All Day Print Exhibitions
7.45am – 8.30am

Registrations

Raffle Ticket Sales

8.30am

President to Welcome Delegates to APSCON 2017

Acknowledgement of First Peoples

Introduce Master of Ceremony

Introduce Convention Committee

Cruises, Embarkation Process and Questions

9.15am – 1.00pm

Amaroo Cruise - Whale Watching
Free with full registration, numbers are limited and conditions apply.

10.00am – 2.00pm

FreeSpirit Cruise - Dolphin Watching
Free with full registration, numbers are limited and conditions apply.

2.00pm – 2.45pm Presentation: Digital Group
2.45pm – 3.30pm Presentation: Nature Group
3.30pm – 4.00pm AFTERNOON TEA
4.00pm – 4.45pm Presentation: AV Group
4.45pm – 5.30pm

Presentation of Awards

APSCON Image Competition, AIPC

Announcements

6.00pm Opening of Print Exhibition

 

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Thursday 19th October

All Day Print Exhibition
7.45am – 8.30am

Digital Group Meeting

AV Group Meeting

8.45am – 9.00am Raffle Tickets Sales
9.00am – 9.10am Announcements
9.10am – 10.15am

Presenter: PHILLIPA FREDERIKSEN EFIAP MAPS SSAPS
Workshop 1: Mobile Phone Photography
Room: Wallis

9.10am – 10.15am

Presenter: SARAH DEBENHAM
Workshop 2: Facebook Beyond Social Media
Room: Myall Lake

9.10am – 10.15am

Presenter: DR ROY KILLEN EFIAP APSEM GMPSA
Workshop 3: How to be Successful in National & Int'l Exhibitions
Room: Auditorium

10.15am – 10.45am MORNING TEA
10.45am – 11.45am Presenter: PHILLIPA FREDERIKSEN EFIAP MAPS SSAPS
Workshop 4: Mobile Phone Photography
Room: Wallis
 10.45am – 11.45am Presenter: SARAH DEBENHAM
Workshop 5: Facebook Beyond Social Media
Room: Myall Lake
 10.45am – 11.45am Presenter: DR ROY KILLEN EFIAP APSEM GMPSA
Workshop 6: How to be Successful in National & Int'l Exhibitions
Room: Auditorium
11.45am – 12.15pm APS National Exhibition – Digital Results
12.15pm – 1.45pm LUNCH
12.15pm -12.45pm MC & ED Meet with 1st Time Apsconeers & new members
1.45pm – 2.30pm Presentation: Print Group
2.30pm - 3.15pm Presentation: Contemporary Group
3.15pm – 3.45pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.45pm – 4.30pm Presentation: Movie Group
4.30pm – 4.45pm Raffle Draw and Announcements
4.45pm – 5.15pm APS & State Bodies Meeting
7.00pm – 11.00pm Social Dinner with Entertainment (all welcome)


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Friday 20th  October

All Day Print Exhibition
8.30am – 3.30pm TOUR 1:  WINGHAM
 8.30am – 5.30pm TOUR 2:  STROUD
 1.30pm – 8.30pm TOUR 3:  COASTAL TOUR


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Saturday 21st October

All Day Print Exhibition
7.45am – 8.30am

Nature Group Meeting

Movie Group Meeting

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
8.45am – 9.45am

DVD Presentation (Motivational Speaker): DEWITT JONES

Clear Vision

9.45am – 10.15am MORNING TEA
10.15am – 11.15am

Speaker: PETER MANCHESTER AFIAP AAPS HonFAPS FTPF

"Backyard" Astrophotography

11.15am – 12.30pm

Speaker: RON WILLEMS FPSNZ AFIAP ARPS FAPS

Photo Hunter XP

12.30pm – 1.00pm State Representatives Meeting
12.30pm – 1.45pm LUNCH
1.45pm – 2.45pm

Speaker: DAVID BURREN FAPS APP AAIPP SSVAPS

Representing the Natural World

2.45pm – 3.15pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.15pm – 4.15pm

Speaker: PETER MANCHESTER AFIAP AAPS HonFAPS FTPF

Australian Street Photography

4.15pm – 4.30pm Raffle Draw & Announcements
6:00pm - 10:00pm APS-FCC Social Dinner (Federation of Camera Clubs NSW)
Including FCC Presentation (all welcome)


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Sunday 22nd October

All Day Print Exhibition
7.45am – 8.30am

Print Group Meeting

Contemporary Group Meeting

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: SHANE CHALKER AIPP

Professional Photography

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

Speaker: RON WILLEMS FPSNZ AFIAP ARPS FAPS

Thailand Project

11.30am – 12.00am APSCON 2018 Presentation
12.00am – 1.30pm LUNCH
1.30pm – 2.30pm

Speaker:  DR ROY KILLEN EFIAP APSEM GMPSA

Meeting the Challenges of Nature Photography

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Speaker: JUDE CONNING

Arctic Adventures

3.45pm – 5:00pm

AGM

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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CONVENTION REGISTRATIONS

APS Member or Partner and Members of Clubs affiliated with FCC
Price
Full Convention $ 160.00
Weekend
$ 140.00
Sat or Sun
$   85.00

 

Non APS Members

 
Full Convention $ 180.00
Weekend $ 160.00
Sat or Sun $ 105.00
19 & Under (Student ID may be required) $   30.00


 
WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS

Workshop 1&4: MOBILE PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
Presenter
: PHILLIPA FREDERIKSEN EFIAP MAPS SSAPS
Time: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am11:45am

$ 25.00

Workshop 2&5 : FACEBOOK BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA
Presenter: SARAH DEBENHAM
Time: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am11:45am

$ 25.00

Workshop 3&6: HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN NATIONAL & INT'L EXHIBITIONS
Presenter: DR ROY KILLEN EFIAP APSEM GMPSA
Time: 9.15am – 10:15am  &  10:45am11:45am

$ 25.00

 
TOUR REGISTRATIONS

8.30am-3.30pm
Wingham Tour
$ 60.00
8.30am-5.30pm
Stroud Historic & Guided Tour
$ 75.00
1.30pm-8.30pm
Coastal Tour
$ 60.00

9.15am-1.00pm
Whale Watching

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

FREE


10.00am-2.00pm
Dolphin Watching

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

FREE


 
DINNER REGISTRATIONS

Thursday 19th October 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Social Dinner & Entertainment
At Club Forster. 2 Course Dinner. All welcome.

$ 55.00

Saturday 21st October 6:00pm – 10:00pm
APS-FCC Social Dinner
At Club Forster. 2 Course Dinner. All welcome.

$ 45.00
Sunday 22nd October 7:00pm – 11:00pm
APS Annual Awards Dinner
At Club Forster. 3 Course Dinner including wine. All welcome.
$ 75.00

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.

http://marshian.smugmug.com/share/APSCON-2012


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

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Performance by Dance City

 

 

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Welcome Cocktail Party @ The Deck at Regatta Point

 

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Past Presidents who attended APSCON 2012

 

 

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Robyn Beeche

 

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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

www.thistonybridge.com

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.

 



Mark Galermark galer 2

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

Workshop 2: On Lightroom
Workshop 7: Lightroom & Photoshop

www.markgaler.com

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

www.everlookphotography.com

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

www.facebook.com/loumarafiotiphotography

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

www.phillfoto.smugmug.com


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.

 


Paul AtkinsPaul Atkins 2

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

www.atkins.com.au

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).

 

 

Denis SmithDenis Smith2

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

Workshop 9: Painting with Light

www.denissmith.com.au

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

www.davidevansphotraphy.com.au


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

www.downunderpix.com


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.

 

 

Ron Speed AIPP AAPS LRPS LSWPP SSVAPSRon speed2

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

www.facebook.com/ron-speed-photography

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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To register for APSCON please click on the button "Register Here". You will have the option upon completion, to pay the fees via our Secure Online Payment Gateway with your credit card, or opt to pay offline. ie. direct deposit or cheque.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND MAY REGISTER ON-SITE AT THE EVENT. 

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Please Note: If you used our online registration last year you will need to use the same login details again. Your username will be your email. If you have forgotten your password you will find an option to retrieve it.

 

 

APSCON 2017 Image competition – Digital Files Entries close 30th April 2018

This competition, now in its 37th 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 2017.
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.

Section 2 – PEOPLE OF THE CONVENTION

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 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels. 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 30 April 2018 and entries will be held for APSCON 2018, where the digital images will be screened. A panel of approved judges will be appointed. For any enquiries, please click here to email David.

 

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

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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.

 

 APS CONVENTION VENUES

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

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Hervey Bay

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Barossa Junction

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Alice Springs

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Victor Harbor

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 Ron Willems FPSNZ AFIAP ARPS FAPS

www.ronwillemsphoto.com 

 

 

Saturday: 11:15am - 12:30pm
Presenting: Photo Hunter XP

 

Sunday:  10:30am - 11:30am
Presenting: Thailand Project

Ron is a seasoned creative digital photographic artist. He has been a frequent keynote speaker at various Australian photographic conventions, lecturing in a relaxed, informative and engaging style.

He became one of New Zealand’s most successful photographers of all time in the medium of colour transparency last century, winning the National Salon of Photography six times in different years with a range of creative images.

In recent digital years he has won many major exhibition awards in Australia and throughout the world, including twice being the most successful participant in the Australian Digital Photography Awards. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Life member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand for his contribution to photography in New Zealand and Australia, being a photographic Fellow of both countries.

He has been an enthusiastic photographic practitioner for over 45 years and enjoys helping photographers as he speaks on Photo Hunting and his experiences in Thailand at this year’s APSCON.


 
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 Peter Manchester AFIAP AAPS HonFAPS FTPF

 


 

Saturday:  10:15am - 11:15am
Presenting: "Backyard" Astrophotography


Saturday:  3:15pm - 4:15pm

Presenting: Australian Street Photography

Nearly 40 years of active photography has enabled Peter to expand his monochrome and digital pursuits to think and view laterally towards the big picture of the understanding of the universe. Yet he has not lost his desire to capture the actions and body language of the people in the society that surrounds him.


Peter is a much sort after lecturer and educator in geology, astronomy, street photography, geotourism, mineralogy and scientific toys. Interests are wide and varied from orchid growing, boating, collecting fossils and reading. He still administers the APS Focus, APS Gallery for APS in the Australian Photography magazine.


 
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 Dewitt Jones

www.dewittjones.com

 

 

Saturday:  8:45am - 9:45am
DVD Presentation:  Clear Vision

 

This classic presentation by Dewitt Jones explores the fundamentals of creativity.

He explains just what these fundamental elements are, where they exist in each of us and how to access them. He helps audiences see the world with new eyes and shows them how to tap into and discover their own creative gifts.

With his own exquisite photographs, Dewitt takes participants on a journey to rekindle and nurture the passion of their own creative potential. He builds a framework for personal creativity and gives audiences the tools to bring that creativity into every part of life.


 
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David Burren FAPS APP AAIPP SSVAPS

www.LuminOdyssey.com

 

 

Saturday:  1:45pm - 2:45pm
Presenting:  Representing the Natural World

 

David is a professional nature photographer and tutor, and has been an APS member since 2001. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, and has spent years teaching Photoshop and Lightroom at a tertiary level and to individuals and groups. As the principal of LuminOdyssey Photo Expeditions, David regularly conducts photographic workshops and tours to destinations from pole to pole.


David will be discussing some of the issues involved with recording and presenting images of Nature, using examples from his adventures around the globe.


 
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 Shane Chalker AIPP

www.shanechalkerphotography.com

 

 

Sunday:  9:00am - 10:00am
Presenting:  Professional Photography

 

Shane is a multi-national and international award winning photographer and an accredited member of the AIPP. His photos have been published in National and international magazines and newspapers.


Shane had a unique upbringing. His Dad was a Lighthouse Keeper which gave him some amazing experiences and this is where his love for the ocean and it’s surrounds began. He spent most of his time at the Seal Rocks Lighthouse where his Dad was the Head Lighthouse Keeper. After 7 years at Seal Rocks he then moved to Forster Tuncurry and has lived here ever since.


Shanes love for the ocean shines through in his photography with a love of capturing images of whales, dolphins and waves, he is also the photographer for one of Australians best selling fishing magazine Fishing World where he combines his love of fishing and photography.