Visitors are always welcome to come to our meetings, to see if what we do, fits with what they are looking for. The format of most meetings is a competiton which will be either prints or projected digital images (PDI) followed by an informative presentation. The Calendar page has detailed information about the year's activities. 

This printable Synopsis has more information about the club and its activities. For any questions please contact the club by phoning the number or clicking the email address in the footer of any page.

Application Form

A membership application form can be downloaded here, and brought to a club meeting, or completed and emailed to the secretary. 

Annual subscription fees are:
Full member: $90.00
Junior member: $30.00
Associate non-competing member: $30.00 


Competitions are separated into two divisions, A Grade and B Grade. Both are judged on the same night. All members have digital cameras and use software to process their images. Competitions require images to be shown as black and white prints, colour prints, or projected digital images.


We have a mentoring system where new members can, on request, be allocated an experienced member to assist them with any aspect of their photography.

Our meeting place

RSL Hall, 360 Payneham Road, Payneham.

Note: It is not possible to turn right into the RSL car park when travelling east. Look for the sign when heading west on Payneham Road. The car park is spacious. Enter the building via the door on the east side visible from the car park. Once inside, turn left and enjoy the space. Alternatively, turn right and enjoy a cleansing ale!

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Management Committee

A committee of experienced members manages the club’s activities. Any questions can be directed to the President using the email address below.

President: Ross Pollock
Vice-President: Robert Dettman AFIAP AAPS SAPS
Secretary: Barbara Seidel
Treasurer: Teresa Karas
Program Coordinator: Aldo Trissi
Immediate Past President: Barbara Seidel
Social activities: Barbara Seidel
Renee Holmes Sue Hickey: Competition coordinators
Paul O'Leary: Technology (ex oficio)
Don Brooks AAPS
Ross Holmes: AFIAP, FAPS
Chris Trowbridge

Ross Pollock © The Wood Carver


Post-nominals, otherwise known as the letters after a name, indicate that within the amateur photographic community the individual holds a photographic honour (or honours). To receive an honour an individual must achieve a certain level of accomplishment by entering national and international exhibitions. In Australia the Australian Photographic Society manages this process and issues the honours. There are two categories of honours, Skill (as in photographic skill) and Service (as in service to photography).

One must be a member of the APS to claim photographic honours

Skill Honours issued by the APS in ascending order are:
Licentiate (LAPS and AV-LAPS where AV refer to Audio Visual)
Associate (AAPS and AV-AAPS)
Fellow (FAPS and AV-FAPS)
Grand Master (GMAPS)
APS Exhibitor's Medal (APSEM)

Service Honours issued by the APS in ascending order are:
Service to APS (SAPS)
State Service to Photography (SSAPS)
Exceptional Service (ESAPS)
Honorary Fellowship (Hon FAPS)

There are other award systems.

FIAP Distinctions are commonly seen. The International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) is an international organisation which affiliates as operational members the national associations of photography.

FIAP counts more than 85 national associations in the five continents and represents the benefits of nearly one million individual photographers. The Australian Photographic Society (APS) is a member of FIAP and as such manages applications for FIAP Distinctions from its members. 

You can read more about Honours and Distinctions by clicking on this link.