Meeting Advice

The club meeting on Tuesday 5th August 14 will be a series of presentations by five members each of whom will speak for no more than 15 minutes. Without getting too deeply involved in obscure software demonstrations they will describe how they post process their photos. The presenters are:

Bill Versteegh
Ross Pollock
Barbara Seidel
Jan Pudney
Robert Dettman

The evening will be varied, interesting and informative. Please come along and support your fellow members.

Thank you
Robert Dettman
Eastern Suburbs Camera Club

Flash photography seminar

This is short notice but Photographic Wholesalers are presenting a Flash Seminar on Wednesday 28th May, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The seminar is valued at $49 but it is free to SAPF card holders. You will need to register here

ESCC wins SAPF clubs competition!

Ron Jackson advises that Eastern Suburbs Camera Club was judged TOP in the club sets. Congratulations to all who helped with this result.

SAPF annual exhibition

The Management Committee of SAPF cordially invite you to attend the Official Opening of the 2014 SAPF ANNUAL EXHIBITION to be held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 1st May 2014 at:

Hamra Centre Library Gallery
1 Brooker Terrace,  Hilton.

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

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.

Solway International Salon 2014

A reminder that the 2014 SOLWAY Small Prints International Salon is open and waiting for your prints. There is a new on-line entry system and full details are available within the West Cumbria Photo Group website. Please view:

The Salon this year is for SMALL Prints with 6 separate sections. There is FIAP and PSA Patronage with a range of Medals and Awards. Selection will be by an excellent group of International Judges with a wide range of photo interests and who are active photographers still entering international competitions. There will be a printed Catalogue of results with images of Medal winning prints.

A: Colour – Open            PSA–PPD Division + FIAP
B: Colour – Creative       PSA–PPD Division + FIAP
C: Mono – Open             PSA–PPD Divisvision + FIAP
D: Mono – Landscape    PSA–PP“PPD Division + FIAP
E: Travel – Open             PSA-Travel Division + FIAP
F: Travel – People           PSA–Travel Division + FIAP

There is a single entry fee of £20 for any combination of entries from 1 print in one section up to a maximum of 4 prints in each of the 6 sections, i.e. 1 print up to 24 prints with a maximum of 4 prints in any section.

Entry by on-line system is required. We also require a small JPEG file for each print entered into the competition to validate our judging process and to optimise the representation of award winning images in the Catalogue

Competition Calendar:
Closing date for on-line entries: 19th May, 2014
Judging: 31st May – 1st June, 2014
Results by e-mail: 14th June, 2014
Printed Catalogue mailed: 1st August, 2014

New rules for 56th Annual Exhibition

The rules and entry forms for the 56th Annual Exhibition later this year have been placed on the Program page of web site. Look for the second heading on the right hand side. The entry forms and conditions of entry can be downloaded.

There are changes to the Rules, Subjects and Trophies that you should know about. These are ...

  • The inclusion of Mono/Colour for PTA and Nature leaving the OPEN sections to be only Mono AND Colour. the other 4 sections are Mono AND Colour.

  • The deletion of the PDI Australian Landscape category with the Trophy (Carl Mutton Award) being allocated to the top Nature PDI.

  • The deletion of the overall Portrait Print award.

  • The dates for closing and the actual Exhibition

  • All print entries are to be entered via the web site upload system. NOTE that a hard copy of the entry form is to be printed and accompany the prints.

From Nikon School

I am Ben Halcomb, I run Nikon School Australia.

Please note, you do not need to own a Nikon Camera to attend a Nikon School Course. The Nikon School runs many photography courses all over Australia, from the "Intro to D-SLR course", "Intermediate D-SLR" all the way through to Food Photography, Lanscsape and Creative Lightiing sessions, we are even running an underwater photography course soon, these have been running for a few years all over Australia.

We would like to help your members if we can. We can customise any course to suit your member's interests, just let us know is what topics your members would like to know about and we will write specific course to suit.  We can also tailor the courses to suit your budget.
Pricing would normally be as follows.

*       Intro To D-SLR $249PP
*       Intermediate D-SLR $249PP
*       Specialist Courses $349PP

Ben Halcomb
Training and Communications Executive
Nikon Australia
Mobile +61 4 29 951 145 | Ph +61 2 8767 6929 | fax +61 2 9743 6190
Nikon School Australia<>

Legal issues and photography seminar

The Mawson Lakes Photography Club is pleased to announce that Luke Dale, a partner at Kelly & Co Lawyers, has kindly offered to present a session on legal issues relating to photography, including:

  • Where can I / can't I take photographs legally?

  • Does the size of my camera matter?

  • Do I need to ask for permission if I want to take someone's photo in a public place? What if it's a photo of a child?

  • Can I put photos of people on my personal website, blog, or share them on Facebook or Google+?

  • What should I do if I get approached by a security guard or police officer saying that I'm not allowed to take photos and that I must delete them?

  • I have read that I need a signed consent form to be able to use photos commercially? What does 'commercial use' mean?

  • When do I need a signed consent form and what should it cover?

  • What does copyright entail and why should I care about it?

  • What about licensing of images? That sounds awfully complicated? What are the options?

  • What should I do if I find out that someone has used one of my images without my permission on their website, in their publication, or as their own?

The session will be held on Thursday 20th March, at Kelly & Co offices:
Kelly & Co Lawyers
Level 21
91 King William Street, Adelaide

The session will commence at 6:00pm. For security reasons all attendees must be in the building by 5:45pm. The building will be locked from this time onwards.

Attendance is open to members from all local camera clubs but capacity limited to approximately 50 attendees - entry will be on a first come first serve basis. Entry is free for Mawson Lakes Photography Club members and by gold coin donation for all others.

We also invite those planning to attend to submit any additional questions they would like covered by Sunday February 23rd to Kylie Gray at

Characters of the Fleurieu competition

Initiated by The Royal SA Society of Arts

What a chance to really exercise your creative talents! ‘Characters of the Fleurieu’ means just that, BUT - it doesn’t necessarily have to be a person. Thinking outside the square it could be animal, abstract, an iconic building, people collectively etc. etc.. Food for thought? No that's not a clue!

Special effects or a variety of media are certainly acceptable, but don’t loose sight of the words CHARACTERS of the Fleurieu.

Great prizes - $3,000 for best overall, printing & framing to the value of $500 from Atkins Technicolour, and a camera plus tuition to the value of $300 from Diamonds Photographics. It all sounds like great fun and should be a fascinating exhibition. Go for it!! - but no landscapes! Entries due by 12th April 2014.

For more info please refer to and click on 'competitions'. For artists (as apposed to photographic artists) in your club there are also additional prizes. Please refer to for more information.

SAPF Annual Competition

SSCC entries for this comp both print and digital to be submitted to Ron Jackson no later than the 2nd club meeting in March on Tuesday March 18th 2014

This year all entries must be mounted on BLACK mounts ONLY. Any entries not mounted will be mounted by SAPF at the entrant's cost.

Beginners Course in Photoshop Basics

The course will run over two Monday nights - 24th March and 31st March 2014 from 7pm onwards at SAPF Headquarters, College Park House. It is  designed for extreme beginners.  

Tutors: Alberto Giurelli and Andy Smylie. There will be a maximum of 6 students. Students must 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.  All proceeds to go to SAPF general revenue stream.

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

Please contact Course Co-ordinator Helen Whitford for bookings:

Diamonds/PW event and discount cards

Dear Club Secretaries and Members,

I have just been informed by Liana MacLaren, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator of Diamonds/PW that the latest discount card requests are in the process of being made and should be ready shortly.

The discounts page for SAPF members has also been updated with more exclusive offers for card holders.  This can be found at:

One of these offers pertains to the recent notice I sent out re Mark Horsburgh, a Canon Master who specialises in motor-sport photography.  The cost for the public to attend is $49.00 but SAPF/Diamonds card holders are able to go to this event for free.  The event is on the 25th of February and perfectly timed for the Clipsal.  Members can see the details and register online through the following link:

We hope some of you can take advantage of this offer.

Lydia Strutton AAPS  AFIAP
SAPF Secretary

SA Life magazine

Dear Club Secretaries and members,

In approaching SA Life magazine for promotion and announcement of the SAPF Annual Exhibition, I was informed by the Deputy Editor that the magazine would be delighted to receive your stunning images taken in South Australia, for their SA Images page.

As images will be published in a high quality magazine, please keep dpi above 300.  

Submit images to: 

Your image will be considered for publication and if that does happen it will be a promotion for the photographer, the State and hopefully your club if you mention that detail in your submission.

I hope some of our members will take advantage of this offer and keep your eye on the SA Life magazine to check out whose image may be featured.

Kind regards,

Lydia Strutton AAPS  AFIAP

SAPF Secretary

Photography and the Law

Dear Club Secretaries and members,

The Mawson Lakes PC has kindly extended an invitation to all SAPF members, to attend a presentation dealing with legal issues and photography.

Details are below and please note -  the presentation will be held at the city office of Kelly and Co and not the Mawson Lakes PC club rooms.

If any queries please direct them to Andreas Kiermeier, President of Mawson Lakes PC.

Thank you.

Lydia Strutton AAPS  AFIAP
SAPF Secretary