APSCON 2018

APSCON is the annual convention of the Australian Photographic Society. Eleven years ago I attended my first APSCON in Albury. As a guileless beginner I was impressed by the quality of the images on display and enraptured by some of the speakers. Not for a moment did I think I would ever be on the stage as a speaker and workshop presenter.

It happened this year at the convention in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. I had been asked to give a talk on architectural photography and then lead the group in a practical workshop. Earlier there had been a photo walk around Surfers Paradise where high rise buildings are literally lined up along the beach and the photographic opportunities are endless.

Thanks to Phillipa Frederiksen for making this possible and Judith Bear, a local resident, who showed me some of the hot spots.

 A briefing in the bus. Photo © Judith Bear.

A briefing in the bus. Photo © Judith Bear.

 Watch out for trams! © Judith Bear.

Watch out for trams! © Judith Bear.