We are very glad to have three very experienced and talented photographers again as our judges of this year’s competition.

We wish you well with the task ahead of you and thank you for your good judgements.

David Gallan

For forty years David Gallan has had a keen interest in a diverse range photography including the recording of nature in Australia and on several trips to Africa. David’s wilderness and wildlife photos have been used in campaigns for the SE forests, by the Australian Museum’s photo library and published in books and journals. In 2016 David’s wildlfe photography and video recordings featured in his documentary film, UNDERSTOREY.

 

David Gallan

David Gallan

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Graeme Watson

Graeme is a retired pharmacist who was born in Sydney but has called Canberra home since 1966. He has been a member of the Australian Photographic Society since 1963 and has served the Society in the role of Junior Vice President, Chairman of Nature Division, Deputy Chairman of Digital Division, a member of the Exhibition Services Sub Committee, and a trustee of the A.R.Andrews Trust.

Graeme joined the Cootamundra Camera Club in 1963 and then the Canberra Photographic Society in 1966 where he is still a member. Over the years he has acted as a lecturer and a judge at club, national and international level.

As an exhibitor, Graeme has entered National and International Salons with some success, gaining some 183 International awards as well as many here in Australia. He has also featured highly in the Photographic Society of America’s “Who’s Who” in past years.

2008 awarded LAPS – Licentiate of the Australian Photographic Society
2009 awarded AAPS – Associate of the Australian Photographic Society
2010 awarded AFIAP – Artiste of the Federation International De L’Art Photographique
2010 awarded SSAPS – State Service through the Australian Photographic Society
2011 awarded FAPS – Fellow of the Australian Photographic Society
2012 awarded PPSA – Photographic Achievement from the Photographic Society of America
2012 awarded EFIAP – Excellence of the Federation International De L’Art Photographique
2012 awarded ESAPS – Excellent Service Australian Photographic Society
2014 awarded EFIAP/b – bronze level of EFIAP award
2014 awarded EPSA – Excellence level Photographic Society of America
2014 awarded MAPS – Master Australian Photographic Society.

Graeme Watson

Graeme Watson

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Steve Sass

Steve Sass with a resident at On The Perch

Steve Sass with a resident at On The Perch

Steve is a Consulting Ecologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the field, and has completed more than 1,000 biodiversity surveys across Australia. He is a passionate photographer of Australian wildlife, and has won numerous photo competitions including the BirdLife Australia Threatened Species category. Based in Tathra, Steve is also the Head Bird Keeper at On the Perch Bird Park, an avian conservation and education facility.