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Big Lens Day and Monarto Zoo Day with Diamonds Camera

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Images from the 2014 Annual Exhibition

Projected Images that earned a merit or were the top of a section have been uploaded HERE. Click on any image to see it full size and then you can scroll through all the images in the section you are viewing.

2014 Annual Exhibition Results

Results of the SAPF 2014 Annual Exhibition have been added to the website. You may view them HERE

Images of the section winners and merits will be uploaded soon.

2014 SAPF Annual Exhibition Opening


The Management Committee of SAPF
cordially invite you to attend the Official Opening of the


to be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 1st May 2014 at the

Hamra Centre Library Gallery
1 Brooker Terrace.  Hilton

 The Exhibition will be officially opened by
SAPF Patron Mr John Hodgson EFIAP/b, FAPS, AV-FAPS, ESFIAP

 Your MC for the evening will be Exhibition Director Alberto Giurelli.

Cocktails and wine will be served at 6pm followed by the Official Opening
and presentation of Trophies and other awards.

APSCON 2014 Registration Now Open

Registrations are now open for APSCON 2014 in Ballarat VIC. To be held at Geoffrey Blainey Auditorium on the Mount Helens Campus of Federation University (formerly the University of Ballarat).

APSCON2014 Program & Agenda

Registration Price List

Grampians Tour Info

APSCON 2014 Merchandise

APSCON 2013 Image Comp

APSCON 2014 Highlights

A full day tour to the Grampians National Park will be conducted on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to see the renowned display of Spring wildflowers and the magnificent mountain scenery.

Wednesday 24 September 2014 1.30 – 5.00 pm
- Portraiture at Anderson?s Mill, Smeaton, a 150 year-old flour mill
- Ballarat Golden Landscapes with Andrew Thomas
- Ballarat Birdwatching sites
- Sovereign Hill Outdoor Gold Rush Museum
- Ballarat Historical Walking Photo Tour

Mark Ruff – Fantasy Images and 3D Projects
David Hollands – 70 Years of Bird Photography
Peter Gawthrop – Panoramic Perspectives: A Wider View
Andrew Thomas – Eureka! Golden Landscapes of the Ballarat District
Tony Long – Period & Costumed Portraits of the Victorian Era
James Cowie – Life in the Fast Lane
Marty Schoo – The Grampians: A Photographic Wonderland
Christian Pearson – Art of the Underground & the Colour of Construction
Ellie Young – The Hand Made Photograph: What Does This Mean?
Charles Hulse – Emotion and Audio Visual Production
Dean Reynolds – Movie Production and the Art of Sound

Social Functions:
Welcome Dinner
Blood on the Southern Cross – Spectacular Light & Sound Show
Mid-week Dinner (sponsored by the Digital Division)
Official Awards Dinner

Light on the Land – Flinders Ranges Workshop

Light on the Land – Flinders Ranges workshop 2014

Lou Marafioti and Keith Seidel are pleased to advise you of the dates for the 2014 Light on the Land workshops, presented in partnership with the South Australian Photographic Federation (SAPF).

The 2014 Flinders Ranges workshop (details HERE) is currently accepting registrations.    The dates for this workshop, which has been extended from six to seven nights this year, are August 17-23.  Your registration fee covers tuition, accommodation and meals.

Your payment of the required deposit  will confirm your place in the workshop on a first come, first served basis until registrations are filled.   Subject to demand a second workshop week in the Flinders may be offered at the discretion of the organisers.

Please email the registration form to book your place in the Flinders Ranges for 2014.

Other workshop dates proposed are:

20 July                 Advanced Portraiture – glamour and character models (rural location)

3 August              Advanced Portraiture – glamour and character models (metropolitan location)

27 December     One-day workshop  – portrait, seascape and learning how to “see” the photographs that are around you (coastal location).

Please register your interest in receiving further information about any of these workshops by email.

The latest information on the Light on the Land workshops can always be found at

Beginners Course in Photoshop Basics

The SAPF will be running a Beginners Course in Photoshop Basics for members of affiliated clubs

Details:   Course will run over two Monday nights – 24th March and 31st March 2014 from 7pm onwards at SAPF Headquarters, College Park House.

The course is designed for extreme beginners.

Tutors: Alberto Giurelli and Andy Smylie.

There will be a maximum of 6 students.

Students to bring their own laptop computers with a recent version of photoshop installed, preferably CS4 upwards.

Cost for the two sessions - $50.00 to be paid before or on day one.

Session 1:

Why Raw?
Importing files
Camera Raw
Basic skills – cropping, sharpening, levels, curves and more

Session 2:

Summary of session1
Questions and answers
Layers and Masks and more

Lightroom will be discussed briefly but students are not required to own this program.

Please contact Course Co-ordinator Helen Whitford for bookings:

2014 Millicent Rotary Photographic Art Show

Millicent Art Show

Millicent will once again host a photographic competition with hundreds of photographs from the South East and beyond on display.

Entries for the 2014 Rotary Photographic Art Show are now open, which attracts both professional and amateur photographers from across Australia each year.

All entries must be in by March 3, and photographs need to be submitted before March 28 in order to be eligible for judging.

The event will be officially opened on April 11 at the Civic and Arts Centre in Millicent with gourmet food and wine on offer.

Entry forms for the competition are available online at: or at

Beginner’s Photography Course to start March 8th

Enrollments are now open for the next SAPF Beginner’s Photography Course, starting Saturday March 8th.

Further information and contact and cost details can be found in the following document:  2014 Beginners Course