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HOW ENROLLING IN A PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE HAS ENRICHED ONE POLICEMAN'S LIFE

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 01/03/2019 5:45:10 PM

We spoke recently to Acting Sergeant Craig Farrell who is studying part time at PSC and wanted to share his experience of what it was like to undertake study as an older student, in a skill completely different to his day job.

Hi Craig, how did you become interested in doing a course at PSC and are you glad you joined?

Yes. 100%. I couldn’t be happier. I have really enjoyed the experience. No regrets whatsoever! I was at a careers expo and got talking to a PSC staff member. She told me about the college and that got me curious as I've always been interested in photography, but for many reasons never pursued it. I decided it was time to stop making excuses, and take my interest further. I was a complete photography novice, but I thought “why not?”, so I threw myself in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you get out of it? 

A lot. From a camera skills perspective, a huge amount of

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PSC Student - Stavros Messinis, Awarded at the CCP Salon 2018.

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 18/12/2018 10:57:35 AM

PSC student Stavros Messinis was recently awarded the Ilford CCP Salon Best Photobook Design Award for his title "Dream State".
We recently caught up with Stavros to ask him about his recent success and his love of creating photobooks.

Congratulations Stavros. You must be very pleased with the outcome.

How did “Dream State “come about?

Thank you. Yes, the award was a wonderful surprise which I did not expect. I was just happy to present my work at such a great photography exhibition.
The "Dream State" started as a personal style development project at PSC. Working on this project, doing research, shooting, editing and presenting photos in the class and with the feedback I was getting, I believe I finally found a new way to express myself poetically through photography. This project is inspired by Surrealism, like my poetry. So, working on this project was an exciting experience.

 

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Topics: News, Part Time Photography Course, PSC Student

PART TIME COURSE INFO SESSIONS

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 24/10/2018 5:30:00 PM

Spring is in the air and that means sunshine, blue skies and fun activities and now is the perfect time to get organised for 2019. If you have always been interested in photography (whether as a hobby or potential career change) but not sure where to start, join us at our upcoming

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Topics: part time, Part Time Course, part time photography, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Part Time Photography Course, Creative Photography Certificate, Pro Photography Certificate

Part time student Stephanie Tuite: Why she's happy to be at PSC

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 03/10/2018 7:16:40 PM

Stephanie Tuite started her Part Time photography course this year and when we asked her about her experiences at PSC, she was only too willing to fill us in on what it's like as an older student with a busy lifestyle, deciding to take a leap into the creative world of photography.

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Topics: part time, part time photography, Photography Education, Advanced Diploma of Photography, Digital Photography, part time courses, Part Time Photography Course, Creative Photography Certificate, PSC Student, Pro Photography Certificate

Joshua Holko explores the 'Wild Life' of a Photographer

Posted by Mandarine Montgomery on 07/05/2018 3:17:56 PM

Joshua Holko, successful award winning wild life photographer and Global Arctic Photographer of the year 2015, was recently awarded AIPP Victorian Documentary Photographer of the Year 2018 for his exquisite wildlife images shot in the most remote and harsh regions of our planet. Joshua started his photographic journey at Photography Studies College many years ago, completing the first semester of the Advanced Diploma (the 20 week Creative Photography Certificate) before embarking on a lifelong career doing what he loves. Joshua, took some time out of his hectic schedule to answer a few questions about his journey.

Image: Joshua Holko APP M.Photog I 2018 AIPP Victorian Documentary Professional Photographer of the Year

What have been your favourite moments on the job?

In the business of photography you are shooting 2% of your time and the rest is running a business. For me its the 2%, being out on the ice with the polar bears, with nature. The rest of it is just waiting. Steve McQueen once said racing is life and everything else is just waiting around, and its like that with photography for me. 

When I'm not out on the ice, I am just counting days until I will next be back doing what I love most.

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Topics: Travel Photography, Advanced Diploma of Photography, AIPP, alumni, Part Time Photography Course, Photography business, Award winning Photographer, Creative Photography Certificate, Joshua Holko, Photography expeditions

Ian Lloyd shares his tips with PSC’s photojournalism major students

Posted by Carmen Edwards on 17/09/2016 10:32:19 PM
On September 15 PSC’s Advanced Diploma photojournalism major students travelled to RMIT for a lecture presented by leading international corporate/editorial/travel photographer Ian Lloyd. Canada-born and now resident in Sydney, Ian's career has spanned the globe and included a long stint in Singapore, where he established a stock library and publishing company. Long regarded as a top Asia specialist, he has worked for a number of high-profile clients including National Geographic, Time, Exxon and Apple. He has published 35 books, including  STUDIO: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity(2007) , a best-seller accompanied by an exhibition shown in 22 state and regional galleries and seen by more than 130,000 people. Travel remains Ian’s focus, and he spends about half of every year on the road shooting stock and undertaking occasional editorial assignments.
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Topics: Highlight, photojournalism, Time, Travel Photography, Advanced Diploma, Apple, Bill Bachman, Business Tips, careers, diploma of photography, Event, Exxon, Ian Lloyd, melbourne, Melbourne Polytechnic, national geographic, Part Time Photography Course, photographer, photography studies, Photography Tips, professional photography, Published Work, RMIT, Students

Ian Lloyd shares his tips with PSC’s photojournalism major students

Posted by Carmen Edwards on 17/09/2016 10:32:19 PM
On September 15 PSC’s Advanced Diploma photojournalism major students travelled to RMIT for a lecture presented by leading international corporate/editorial/travel photographer Ian Lloyd. Canada-born and now resident in Sydney, Ian's career has spanned the globe and included a long stint in Singapore, where he established a stock library and publishing company. Long regarded as a top Asia specialist, he has worked for a number of high-profile clients including National Geographic, Time, Exxon and Apple. He has published 35 books, including  STUDIO: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity(2007) , a best-seller accompanied by an exhibition shown in 22 state and regional galleries and seen by more than 130,000 people. Travel remains Ian’s focus, and he spends about half of every year on the road shooting stock and undertaking occasional editorial assignments.
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Topics: Highlight, photojournalism, Time, Travel Photography, Advanced Diploma, Apple, Bill Bachman, Business Tips, careers, diploma of photography, Event, Exxon, Ian Lloyd, melbourne, Melbourne Polytechnic, national geographic, Part Time Photography Course, photographer, photography studies, Photography Tips, professional photography, Published Work, RMIT, Students

Working on Personal Expression with Clytie Meredith

Posted by Social Media on 27/06/2016 11:01:44 AM

Clytie Meredith has finished her first semester at PSC as a part time student. She enjoyed a wonderful folio assessment last week, where a range of her work was showcased to her class and tutors. Her series from the past six months were critiqued and admired by the group; as she displayed a wonderful ability to define her style with a well-developed technical skill set. We took a moment to interview her, in order to find out about how she handled her 'Personal Expression' folio, and why she decided to join PSC.

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Topics: melbourne, Part Time Photography Course, Students

Working on Personal Expression with Clytie Meredith

Posted by Social Media on 27/06/2016 11:01:44 AM

Clytie Meredith has finished her first semester at PSC as a part time student. She enjoyed a wonderful folio assessment last week, where a range of her work was showcased to her class and tutors. Her series from the past six months were critiqued and admired by the group; as she displayed a wonderful ability to define her style with a well-developed technical skill set. We took a moment to interview her, in order to find out about how she handled her 'Personal Expression' folio, and why she decided to join PSC.

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Topics: melbourne, Part Time Photography Course, Students

Lucia Rossi Gets Ready To Teach Part Time Students about Design

Posted by Social Media on 21/06/2016 6:09:40 PM

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