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My Life As A Young Photojournalist: From Fast Cars To Being Chased By Wombats

Posted by Social Media on 04/12/2019 5:45:00 PM

Young photojournalist Morgan Hancock took up a job with The Standard, in Warrnambool, just a couple of months after completing his Bachelor of Photography at PSC. At 23 years-old, he is covering everything from breaking news and sports, to portraits and social events. Read about his life working as photographer in the real world, how he got into the industry, and why he thinks the future is bright for photographers, especially with the rise of social media. 

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Photographing My Brother-In-Law's Bike Shop In Greece For My Folio

Posted by Social Media on 02/12/2019 5:00:00 PM

PSC's part time Advanced Diploma student Anne Papadakis photographed her latest assignment in Greece. She decided to photograph her brother-in-law's little bike shop. A few of these images will be displayed at our Second Year Advanced Diploma exhibition at PSC's pop-up gallery in Southbank on Wednesday 4 December. Read about how Anne approached her series and why she is studying photography.

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Documenting The Disappearing Cow Sheds of West Gippsland

Posted by Social Media on 29/11/2019 6:00:00 PM

The expansion of modern farms to accomodate robotic milking and other high-tech machinery, and urban sprawl has seen many smaller traditional farms being sold and divided.

Our second year part time Advanced Diploma student Russell Monson is documenting the early to mid 20th century cow sheds within these farms before they are all gone.

Russell's series 'Cow Sheds' will be displayed at our Second Year Advanced Diploma exhibition at PSC's pop-up gallery in Southbank on Wednesday 4 December. 

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Make The Creative World Work For You

Posted by Social Media on 27/11/2019 5:30:00 PM

Photographers need business skills to excel in a competitive environment. Whether you’re starting a business, freelancing or employed full-time, you have to understand your value,  learn how to achieve your goals, and beat the competition. Working in a creative field, you also require a healthy dose of reality. PSC's professional practice lecturer, Devika Bilimoria, an award-wining visual artist with work recently showcased at the National Portrait Gallery, teaches our students the real-world skills to help make their dreams come true. 

We ask Devika how she preps our students for the real world, about developing a plan for when they graduate, and her top two tips for business for photographers.

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As I Finished High School, I had No Idea What Career To Pursue

Posted by Social Media on 25/11/2019 5:00:00 PM
First year Bachelor of Photography student Mia Lennon says that she wasn't sure about what career path to take when she finished high school, and never thought she 'd be able to get into a tertiary institution. Fast forward to now, where she has completed one year with us, Mia is confident that she made the right choice to study photography and sees a bright future ahead. Read the blog about her journey with us so far.
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Why A Country Girl Feels At Home Studying What She Loves In The City

Posted by Social Media on 21/11/2019 5:00:00 PM
First year Bachelor of Photography student Sarah Pekin, came to Melbourne from regional Victoria, to study at PSC. She talks to us about fitting in immediately with our tight-knit community, why her supportive parents first hesitated about her career choice, and enjoying the opportunity to photograph local city bands.
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Using My Handmade Pinhole Camera To Explore Life's Big Questions

Posted by Social Media on 15/11/2019 4:30:00 PM

PSC's final year Advanced Diploma student Alex Rogers has an upcoming exhibition with work entirely shot using his pinhole camera. He loves the aesthetic, process and unpredictability of shooting on film with the handmade device.

He talks about his series exploring humankind's search for truth, taking photography to the next level by plucking up the courage to enrol part time., and exhibiting next week with his Art Major cohort at their graduate exhibition Fresh 19 (at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery in Abbotsford). 

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New Government Website Rates PSC Number 1 In Australia

Posted by Social Media on 12/11/2019 5:45:00 PM

ComparED is a new government website providing prospective students with relevant and transparent information about Australian higher education institutions from the perspective of current students and recent graduates. Photography Studies College achieved the highest rating in Photography nationally by the Australian Government Department of Education funded organisation. Read about how to easily navigate through this useful resource below, and the categories where PSC topped other tertiary institutions across the nation. 

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Feeling More Complete On My Artistic Journey Doing My Master's Of Photography

Posted by Social Media on 11/11/2019 5:45:00 PM

Photography teacher Wendy Catling has taken time off work to complete her Master of Arts - Photography. She has worked in many areas of the arts, and traveled and worked overseas. The timing is perfect for her to fill in the gaps in her photography practice, make industry connections and a new circle of friends. Wendy talks about developing her artistic style in a new direction, using aggressive weed behaviours as a metaphor for domestic abuse in her research project, and why she cried when her school granted her study leave.

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Photographing Melbourne's Back Streets From A Female Perspective

Posted by Social Media on 08/11/2019 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Diploma student Denise Lawry has a great passion for street photography. An orthodontist by profession, she decided to continue her academic journey part time at PSC. Her latest work looks at Melbourne's hidden laneways and arcades. It also focuses on how the city can be unfriendly, isolating and even hostile for women.

Denise will showcase her work at Fresh 19 – a graduate group show at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery this month. Read about her current series, love for photography, and why she's enjoyed studying with us.

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