Date Type Description
2020-04-08 Members Night


Roger Severn, WAPF President and WCC member




There is a growing anxiety with some members of the public about being photographed in public especially if children are involved. Whilst there are no laws prohibiting street photography including people in public, the photographer may be challenged and placed in an embarrassing and potentially dangerous situation. Roger's talk will clarify the distinction between private and public places, the Surveillance Act 1988, and police powers to issue move on notices. Short case study videos will supplement the talk.

2020-04-22 Guest Speaker


Jon Miller



Jon worked in the entertainment industry for 20+ years shooting entertainers from the music, television and movie industries. Fifteen years ago he retired as a fulltime photographer and now shoots small commercial projects for select clients and his own surrealistic artwork which he displays at art festivals around the world. 

Jon will talk about lighting for portraits and the various styles you can use to render certain moods.  The photographer must consider whether the image is to be a business portrait, an image of a person in their usual environment wanting something that is different from the normal portrait or art portraiture. He will describe the tools and equipment needed and how to get the subject to relax and get into the moment.

2020-05-06 Exhibition

Portrait – Environmental - Relationships

Judge: Cyrus Roussilhes


A portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment which shows an obvious
relationship between people. Their usual environment can be in their home or
workplace, and typically illuminates the subjects’ life and surroundings. Done well,
the portrait should give us further insight into the life or character of the subjects,
Animal portraits will not be accepted.
Cec Gore Perpetual Trophy awarded to best
subject image.

PRINT EXHIBITIONS - suspended until further notice.

2020-06-03 Exhibition

 Patterns in Nature

Judge: Ian Sampson


Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, forms, tessellations, cracks and stripes.

PRINT EXHIBITIONS - suspended until further notice

2020-07-01 Exhibition

Landscape – Water’s Edge

Judge: Alan Carter


A landscape which incorporates a water’s edge. This can be seascapes, riverscapes or an image containing all or part of a dam, lake or pond. A landscape may include objects such as boats, people or animals provided they do not dominate the image.

President’s Perpetual Trophy awarded to best subject Print.

Alf White Perpetual Shield awarded to best subject Projected image.

PRINT EXHIBITIONS - suspended until further notice

2020-08-05 Exhibition

Splash of Colour

Judge: Lucy Mandyczewsky

splash of colour

A splash of colour is an area of a bright colour which contrasts strongly with all the other colours of the image.
Subject categories: taken within the last 12 months,
Open categories: no date limit

2020-09-02 Exhibition

Photojournalism – Sporting Event


A sporting event can include the participants and/or the spectators and vendors. Photojournalism implies story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, sport news or human interest.
In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.
President’s Trophy awarded to best subject image

2020-10-07 Exhibition

Still Life (excluding animals and humans)

Still life

Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of stationary subject matter, typically a small group of objects that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Usually, these items are set on a table and often include
organic objects like fruit and flowers and household items like glassware and textiles.
It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style.

2020-11-04 Exhibition

Photography as Art

Judge: Kelly Barker

photography as art

The purpose of this award is to encourage photographers to lift their thinking beyond traditional photographic criteria such as sharpness towards the qualities that characterise Great Art. This is easy to say but hard to define.

Ideally the image should capture something eternal, beautiful, noteworthy, striking or unusual. It would be a rare image that achieved all of these! People looking for examples should look to the all -time great art works for inspiration. Clearly these paintings will include but not be restricted to: portraits (such as Rembrandt, Leonardo), landscapes (such as Constable, van Gogh), abstracts (such as Rothko, Kandinsky), human form (such as Ruben, Rodin), and expressionism (such as Munch, Monet). Any amount or method of photo manipulation is acceptable, however the original image must have been taken by a camera or some other photographic process (e.g. a scanner).

The aim should be to produce an image that one would not be surprised to find hanging in the Perth Art Gallery.
Phil Deschamp Trophy awarded to best subject image