Best Equipment To Travel With

Posted by Michael Coyne on 03/07/2018 6:10:00 PM

I was recently on the road for two months, flitting from country to country. Sounds good doesn’t it! But I was working; this was no holiday.

Travelling on a trip like this takes a lot of preparation, organization and research. Not only do you have to think about where you are going to stay but also how to travel to places that are some distance from the cities. Often there are language and cultural challenges that also have to be taken into consideration. Sometimes, of course, cross-cultural moments can be interesting, even a little curious. In our Turkish village the afternoon call to prayer from the local mosque seemed to coincide with the playing of a Verdi opera by our hotel proprietor. Oh well, it is said that Turkey is the crossroads between Europe and Asia after all.

Of course, from a photographer’s perspective there is the issue of how much and what equipment you should you travel with. As a young man I assisted a National Geographic photographer who travelled with a suitcase full of film. This caused no end of issues when going through customs and x-ray machines. I have also had problems in the past with custom officers who when confronted with my boxes and bags of equipment, demanded a briefcase full of money as a “deposit”, but with no receipt.

No longer am I travelling with suitcases full of film. That approach, along with its issues, has been replaced with all the paraphernalia that feeds the digital capturing world.  I take a laptop so I can download the images and video footage every night. The images are then transferred across to two spare hard drives. Nothing is deleted from the memory cards until the images/videos are in at least two places.

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Mowanjum Workshop with PSC's Peter Hatzipavlis

Posted by Social Media on 23/03/2017 1:00:21 PM

Outside Derby in Western Australia, the Worrorra, Ngarinyin, and Wunumbal tribes make up the Mowanjum community. At the heart of this community is the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre; a creative hub where old and young come together to create and inspire one another.

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Mowanjum Workshop with PSC's Peter Hatzipavlis

Posted by Social Media on 23/03/2017 1:00:21 PM

Outside Derby in Western Australia, the Worrorra, Ngarinyin, and Wunumbal tribes make up the Mowanjum community. At the heart of this community is the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre; a creative hub where old and young come together to create and inspire one another.

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2016 Advanced Diploma Graduate Tim Allen featured on Creative Review

Posted by Social Media on 24/02/2017 3:00:43 PM

One of our 2016 Advanced Diploma graduates; Tim Allen, has had his work featured on Creative Review!!

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2016 Advanced Diploma Graduate Tim Allen featured on Creative Review

Posted by Social Media on 24/02/2017 3:00:43 PM

One of our 2016 Advanced Diploma graduates; Tim Allen, has had his work featured on Creative Review!!

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Hoda Afshar featured on Aint Bad

Posted by Social Media on 23/02/2017 4:41:18 PM

One of our fantastic photographer's; Hoda Afshar has been featured on Aint Bad with her ongoing work "In The Exodus, I Love You More"

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Hoda Afshar featured on Aint Bad

Posted by Social Media on 23/02/2017 4:41:18 PM

One of our fantastic photographer's; Hoda Afshar has been featured on Aint Bad with her ongoing work "In The Exodus, I Love You More"

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PSC students, graduates and staff amongst finalists for Australian Photobook of the Year Award

Posted by Social Media on 10/02/2017 3:32:42 PM

We're thrilled to share the news of the following finalists for the Australian Photobook of the Year Award!

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PSC students, graduates and staff amongst finalists for Australian Photobook of the Year Award

Posted by Social Media on 10/02/2017 3:32:42 PM

We're thrilled to share the news of the following finalists for the Australian Photobook of the Year Award!

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Culture of Persia - Discover Iran 2017

Posted by Social Media on 08/02/2017 11:43:05 AM

Image by Michael Coyne

Discover Iran with  Photography Studies College (Melbourne)

Our two Melbourne-based lecturers, who have lived and worked in Iran, will provide photographic support and guidance to the group.

Renowned International photographer Michael Coyne, a Senior Fellow at PSC will bring his vast experience in photographing Iran to the tour.

Michael has worked extensively in Iran and produced a number of awarding winning images including a 28- page spread in National Geographic Magazine.

Iranian photographer and PSC teacher Hoda Afshar, winner of the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize will serve as one of your photographic guides for this cultural exploration program.

The Iranian nation is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. The history of Iran, which was also known as Persia, is intertwined with the history of a larger region, known as Greater Iran.

This area extended from Anatolia and Egypt in the west to the borders of Ancient India and Syr Darya in the east and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.

Trip length: 14 Days/13 nights
Departure date: 9 September 2017
Group size: Minimum 12, Maximum 18
Trip grade: Easy touring
Price per person twin share: USD$4,780
Single supplement: USD$1,080
A single supplement will apply if there is no gender share option
Deposit: AUD$1,000 (non-refundable)
Group Airfare: (Qatar Airways) AUD$2100.00
Includes: 13 breakfasts, welcome lunch on arrival, airport transfers, domestic flight, entrance fees to monuments and more.
Trip type: Special interest - Photographic group. Guided by experienced local leader and two leading photographers

For more information, visit our website here.

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