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2014, Yes It Is Here Already!

Welcome back to a new year at DVPS in 2014. 

As always there is lots going on this year. We have a full schedule of activities planned with outings, presentations and of course, competitions. Check out the Syllabus web page to see what we are doing and when.
Our first meeting for the year is on Wednesday, and don't forget to bring along your entries for the first competition. If you have forgotten where we are, check out the Map web page ;-)
Also don't forget to start preparing your selections for VAPS. Entries are due next month.

Look forward to seeing you there!

2013 Trophy winners.

Friday 6th December at the Eltham Hotel's Function room was the date and place for our awards night.
Our guest judge was Dr Bert Hoveling.Phd EFIAP.FAPS.SSAPS.SSVAPS. Bert gave a general critique of all the images entered into each section before homing in on the winning entry.

Our successful members for 2013 were...

  • Gordon Allingham Trophy. Kaye Kelly with a shot of a Nankeen Kestrel.
  • Lil Rayner Trophy was won by Stephanie Johson with an image titled Timeless Playground.
  • Electronic Data Projected Image was won by Ross Kimber with an image of an Auckland Streetscape.
  • Small print Trophy wa s won by Stephanie Johnson with an image titled Lotus Glow
  • Colour Print of the year was won by Leanne Robson with a print titled Slow Motion.
  • Black and White Trophy was won by Damien Lewis with a print titled Snowing in Central Park.
  • The most Improved maker for 2013 went to Leanne Robson.
  • The encouragement award was presented to Anthony Begovic.

The winning images can be found in the 2013 Winners Gallery.
The Eltham Hotel set our room up nicely and all meals were well received.

2014 Syllabus

Following is a list of the photography competitions scheduled for this year.

Comp No. Competition Details Due Date Results
1 Competition 1 - Open 12 Feb 13 Mar
2 Competition 2 – Wet 12 Mar 9 Apr
3 Competition 3 – Open 9 Apr 14 May
4 Competition 4 – Long Exposure 14 May 11 Jun
5 Competition 5 - Open 11 Jun 9 Jul
6 Competition 6 – Black & White 9 Jul 13 Aug
7 Competition 7 – Open 13 Aug 10 Sep
8 Competition 8 - Tabletop 10 Sep 8 Oct
9 Competition 9 - Landscapes 8 Oct 12 Nov
EOY End Of Year Entries 22 Oct 5 Dec


Notes to set subject competitions in this years syllabus.


  • Something in the image must be wet.  Could be a dog being washed, person emerging from water with wet hair.  Raindrops on a subject, after rain depicting wet.
  • Cannot just be a picture of the sea or water.

Long Exposure

  • Any subject whereby the length of the exposure to capture the image was longer than ...1/15th of a second.

Black & White

  • Does not matter how you achieve this result providing Print and EDPI entries appear as a Black and White image

Table Top

  • Includes images taken during club night on 25 June or other still life images taken elsewhere


  • Images of landscape or seascape.  Must not contain any man made structures

Club Activities and Events
Following is a list of the other activities and events that are scheduled for this year.

Date Event Details
12 Feb Overview of how to submit images & EDPI.  Intro to web site, adding images to your gallery.  Bring along 2 images for discussion.
+ Entries due for Competition 1 - Open
26 Feb Outing - City Walk with Ross Kimber.  MCG to Southbank.
12 Mar Judge Competition 1
+ Entries due Competition 2 - Wet
+ VAPS entries due
15 Mar Outing - Pt. Nepean.  Note this is a Saturday 
26 Mar Introduction to Light with Brian Skelley
9 Apr Judge Competition 2
+ Entries due Competition 3 - Open
23 Apr Developing Black & White film with Anthony Begovic.  Comparison of Film to Digital and converting digital to Black & White.
14 May Judge Competition 3
+ Entries due Competition 4 - Long Exposure
24-25 May VAPS Convention - Geelong
28 May Presentation by Brian Skelley.  Topic to be advised
11 Jun Judge Competition 4
+ Entries due for Competition 5 - Open
21 Jun Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser
25 Jun Tabletop Workshop & lighting techniques using club lights.  Bring along your camera, tripod and your own props
9 Jul Judge Competition 5
+ Entries due Competition 6 - Open Black & White
23 Jul Improving your images.  Bring along 3 images to work with one of the mentors.
+Rosanna interclub entries due
2nd Aug Alexandra - Diamond Valley Inter club day hosted by Diamond Valley.10.00AM to 3 PM
13 Aug AGM
Judge Competition 6
+ Entries due Competition 7 - Open
27 Aug Rosanna Interclub - hosted at DVPS
10 Sept Judge competition 7
+ Entries due Competition 8 - Tabletop
24 Sept
25-27 Sept
History of clubs competitions and how to enter them. Resizing digital images.Personalities behind competitions. Importance of Interclub and set subject competitions.
Rules for end of year competitions. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
Weekend at Ballarat with Andrew Thomas
8 Oct Judge Competition 8
+ Entries due Competition 9 - Landscapes
22 Oct Macro Photography with Fred Mitchell
+ End Of Year entries due
12 Nov Judge Competition 9
26 Nov Portraiture - Bring along your cameras
5 Dec End of Year Dinner and Presentation (Venue to be advised) 


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