Adri van Oudheusden

Toemond AvO


Photography became part of my life in 1972 when I joined the Shutterbugs Camera Club in Vanderbijlpark. My main interest then was ciné. Later I started exploring the realm of monochrome and 35mm. I always pushed my photographic boundaries, but it was after Freeman Patterson’s first visit to South Africa that audio visual took precedence, opening up more possibilities and more challenges.   

I enjoy “out-of-the-box” thinking and photographing what is not immediately perceived. My belief is that, the more clearly you perceive and photograph what you see, the more clearly the viewer can see you, and the more you can know about yourself. Everyday, we are bombarded with massive “self-expression” in the arts, however, the more subtle communication of style, emphasis and intent often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. The ability to really see, brings great joy. Enhancing those skills increases our ability to photograph what we see and in turn we will observe our own style forming.  

1972 – to dateMember of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa, Committee member of Shutterbugs, Edenvale and Port Elizabeth camera clubs respectively 
1972 – to dateGold, Silver and Bronze medallist, Honourable mention and acceptances at National and International Salons and Interclub competitions in colour slides, e-photography and Audio Visual presentations respectively
1990Associateship of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa in Audio Visual
1995Associateship of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa in Colour Slides
2007Fellowship of the Photographic Society of Southern Africa in Audio Visual.
1972 – to dateCommittee member – various Regional, National and International Congresses/Conventions
 1972 – to date Assisting and organising National and International AV/Digital/Print/Slide Salons as well as compiling electronic and printed catalogues and reports
1995 – to dateJudge at National and International Photographic Congresses, National and International Photographic Societies, slide, digital and AV Salons
1995 – 2001Editor of Lumen, magazine of the Port Elizabeth Camera Club, Port Elizabeth. Lumen received three Ribbons/HMs three years in a row as best club magazine and was also the very first electronic magazine
1997 – to dateJudge at PSSA Honours and Awards (Digital until 2013) and Audio Visual
1998, 2000,
2005 – to date
Lecturing/facilitating workshops and competitions at Regional, National and International Photographic Congresses in De Rust, Willem Pretorius, Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Veldrif, De Doorns, Hermanus, Struisbaai, Addo, Langebaan and Prins Albert respectively
 1998 – to dateLecturing at various Photographic Societies
2000 – to datePublishing articles in Image and the AV Section on the PSSA Website, consisting of AV Salon results, AV Salon Calendar, Gallery, Tutorials, AV Resources and Editorial
2000 – to datePresenting Audio Visual shows at National and International Congresses and Photographic Societies
2010 – to dateChairperson/Committee member of the Audio Visual section of Port Elizabeth Camera Club
2013Five Diamond rating in Audio Visual
2013 – to dateFIAP Audio Visual Observer in South Africa, responsible for contributions to FIAP’s Audio Visual Library
2013 – to dateFacilitating forums at various congresses
2013 – to dateChairperson, AV Division, PSSA
2014 – to dateDirector, PSSA
2014APSSA (vers.) (Colour slides, Audio Visual and Monochrome)
2014 – to date   Director, PSSA
   Responsible for compiling the Impala list

   Assisting Honours and Awards Division where and when needed
   Assisting salon directors, secretaries and members of the Board with enquiries re judging system, manuals, etc.
   Visiting clubs, eg Welkom, Stutterheim, East London, Queenstown, George, Knysna, Helderberg and Franschoek
   AV Salon Coordinator duties, including correspondence re any AV related matters
   Updating and publishing of AV manuals, judging forms and fiches
   Organising of shows at club level, eg George and PE, as well as at various congresses, eg Hermanus, Struisbaai, De Rust, Victoria West,       Nieuw Bethesda, Nature’s Valley, Langebaan and Hogsback
   Running workshops from home from time to time
   Liaising with all clubs, specialist groups and individuals who show an interest in AV
  Promoting and stimulating AV Salons and open competition at regional congresses for both clubs and groups
  Organizing the PSSA National AV Salon
  Organizing and assisting with the AV Congress
  Staying up to date with new trends, equipment and movements in AV
  Updating information forthcoming from the APS, RPS, IFP, FPF and FIAP and informing all relevant bodies
  Evaluating and giving feedback to members re their AVs as and when needed
  Corresponding with members, judges, International delegates and chairpersons of overseas clubs
  Director – PSSA, representing all AV workers on the Board    
2016EPSSA in Audio Visual