About Us


About SAPF

The South Australian Photographic Federation (SAPF) was founded on 1 February 1962 to encourage and promote amateur photography in South Australia. It is the umbrella organisation of affiliated clubs and groups throughout South Australia. It coordinates activities within the groups, the objective being to encourage proficiency in the art and science of photography.

Affiliated clubs provide fellowship, educational activities and friendly competition for photographic enthusiasts from beginner to expert level. All activities are designed to provide a photographer with stimulation and challenge and the impetus to improve their skills.

The SAPF is associated with the Australian Photographic Society (APS) and is a member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA).


Key benefits …

  • Information about competitions and exhibitions.

  • The opportunity to compete in the SAPF Annual and other competitions.

  • Access to expert photographic advice.

  • The right to send a representative to the general meetings of the Federation and thereby gain a position on management committee.

  • Access to ideas/information from other clubs.

  • Opportunity to interact with other clubs for social and photographic pursuits.

  • Access to lectures, seminars and courses run by SAPF.

  • Membership discounts at a local Adelaide photographic retailer.

  • Opportunities to join in photographic workshops, attend seminars and product information events conducted by selected photographic retailers.

  • Support for those interested in Audio-Visual (AV) presentations.

  • Opportunity to sell items of photographic interest.

  • The means (as listed above) of improving your photography, of socialising and interacting with a group of like-minded people while enjoying and having fun in this extremely exciting and evolving art form.

Benefits for clubs …

  • Access inter-club, state, interstate, national and international competitions, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and conventions of various kinds.

  • Services available to affiliated clubs include access to a pool of trained, qualified judges who can be invited to judge club competitions whether in the metropolitan area or country.

  • Encouragement for clubs and their members to be involved in the care of the environment through an interest in nature photography.

  • Our website promotes clubs by providing basic information about clubs together with contact details. It details the services that we provide and offers clubs a means of showcasing their member’s images in a gallery.

  • The SAPF provides Public Liability insurance that covers members and their clubs at meetings and on official club outings.

  • Through the Mullins Fund, clubs can apply for financial assistance.

  • Through the Photographic Preservation Society of SA (an affiliated group) club members can access historical equipment and the annual Photographers Market where historic equipment is displayed and where people can learn how to preserve, repair and maintain these treasures.

  • We highly regard the historical significance of South Australian photographers by maintaining a Permanent Collection of their work. We are constantly on the lookout for additional works, particularly that of earlier South Australian photographers.


Management Committee

Danny Monaghan
Email: president@sapf.org.au
Mob: 0419 840 511

Immediate Past President:
Alberto Giurelli

Vice President:
Graham Taarnby
Mob: 0417 081 910

Public Officer:
Alison McDonald

Secretary :
Jackie Allender
Email: secretary@sapf.org.au
Mob: 0499 121 140

Assistant Secretary :
Paula Furlani
Mob: 0419 577 019

Treasurer :
Ron Hepinstall
Email: treasurer@sapf.org.au
Mob: 0408 802 952

Committee Members:
Alison McDonald
Terry Mosel

Non-committee positions

Course Coordinator:
Bill Shields
Email:  coursecoordinator@sapf.org.au
Mob: 0419 227 706

Social Media Officer:
Cathy Cates
Email:  socialmedia@sapf.org.au

Robert Dettman
Email: dettman@internode.on.net
Mob: 0413 800 627