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Senior Fellow Michael Coyne writes about a recent assignment in Asia

Posted by Vicki Bell on 20/03/2018 5:24:16 PM

Waiting is a big part of my working life as a photojournalist. Waiting to be contacted, waiting for permission, waiting for the light and waiting for the right moment to happen. Recently, I was waiting at a Timor Leste prison for permission to photograph the inmates. I sat behind the metal bars watching the sun going down hoping we could start taking pictures before it got too dark. Getting into a prison as a photographer is not always easy. Permission has to come from the guards, warden and often politicians, all of which takes time. Everyone has a vested interest in what I see and photograph except regrettably the prisoners themselves. Waiting was uncomfortable, the buckled chair wobbled and threatened to collapse each time I moved. Across the compound I could see men with the word prisoner, emblazoned in bold letters on their shirts. I’ve photographed prisons in other countries. Sometimes it’s easy to get in and on other occasions I’ve waited days, weeks, even months to be told no, I can’t come in. Once when I was at a prison in the Philippines a guard with a gun strapped across his chest, performed karaoke for me as I waited to meet the prisoners. On this occasion I was lucky. I got permission, passed security, went through the gates and then I waited for the prisoners, also the captive audience of the guard’s karaoke via loudspeakers. A poorly performed Elvis Presley numbers doesn’t make waiting any easier!

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Topics: documentary photography, photojournalism, timor leste, Mentoring, Dr Michael Coyne, Photojournalist

'reverie' Celebrating International Women's Day 8 March 2018

Posted by Vicki Bell on 08/03/2018 6:17:40 PM

Photography Studies College celebrates International Women’s Day, 8 March with a Photography Exhibition titled ‘reverie’ featuring work by female students and graduates. For the 6th year in a row the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre has invited PSC to exhibit in the foyer of their building, ground floor 210 Queen street Melbourne.This year marks the 107th INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

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Topics: Queen Victoria Women's Centre, women in photography, International Women's Day, photography exhibition melbourne, Student Exhibition, Graduate Exhibition, #IWD2018

10 Top Tips To Becoming A Rocking, Music Photographer.

Posted by Vicki Bell on 02/03/2018 9:36:00 AM

 Mandarine Montgomery is a Melbourne based photographic artist and Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. She joined the PSC team in December 2017 in the role of Communications and Future Students Co Ordinator. She has worked in many genres of photography, but her passion lies in conceptual fine art portraits and live music photography. Here she gives her top ten tips for nailing a gig shoot.

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International Photography Tour to Japan September 2018

Posted by Jim on 28/02/2018 6:00:00 PM
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Topics: PSC graduate, Tokyo photography, Travel Photography, photography, Rakuto Makino, steph doran, International Photography Tours

Feature Friday 17th November 2017; Alex Mclaren

Posted by Social Media on 17/11/2017 9:00:01 AM

Today we are sitting down with second year Bachelor of Photography student Alex Mclaren to hear about his experience of the Obscura Festival of Photography and what he learned from such a unique festival.

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Topics: bachelor of photography, Feature, Students

Feature Friday 4th November 2017; Antoine Loncle

Posted by Social Media on 03/11/2017 10:22:56 AM

For many of our second year Bachelor of Photography students who went to the Obscura Festival of Photography this year, they hadn't been to Malaysia before, however one of our international students Antoine Loncle was born in Penang and was living there before he moved to Melbourne to undertake his studies at PSC. We sat down with Antoine to chat about his experience at Obscura and his perspective on his town.

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Topics: bachelor of photography, Documentary, Feature, Students

Mid Year Exhibition review

Posted by Social Media on 27/10/2017 4:23:43 PM

With a range of stunning work, our students have brought together family history, environmental issues, sports, fashion, and an array of people with stories so unique they often slip under the radar. Created by students in the Bachelor of Photography course, Advanced Diploma of Photography course, and the Pathway Program, our mid year exhibition is an amazing showcase of our talented and passionate students. Visit the college to see even more work!

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Topics: bachelor of photography, Commercial, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Art, Documentary, Feature, Gallery, Students

Feature Friday 20th October 2017; Clare Delaney

Posted by Social Media on 20/10/2017 9:38:31 AM

This week we caught up with Advanced Diploma of Photography student Clare Delaney to learn about her journey here at PSC.

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Topics: Advanced Diploma of Photography, Art, Feature, Students

Feature Friday 13th October, 2017; Sally Kaack

Posted by Social Media on 13/10/2017 9:18:24 AM

“ 'Hear the dance, see the music'  is a quote spoken by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine, to describe the relationship between dance and music. In six words, he has articulated how dance visually expresses music, and what dancers should bear in mind when they perform. For many, dance is music made visible."

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Topics: bachelor of photography, Feature, Students

Malaysia Monday; Monica Wilmott

Posted by Social Media on 09/10/2017 2:56:02 PM

Wanderlust, that deep desire to travel to a place far away, is a familiar feeling in so many of us. What if you had the opportunity to travel overseas and do a workshop with renowned photographers, then sit down and have a drink and chat with them afterwards, all the while improving your photography? Of course you would go! That's exactly what some of our second year Bachelor of Photography students did. We recently caught up with Monica Wilmott who went to Malaysia's premiere photography festival; Obscura.

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Topics: bachelor of photography, Documentary, Feature, Students

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