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International Photography Tour to Japan September 2018

Posted by Jim on 28/02/2018 6:00:00 PM


It seems that everyone is running ‘photography tours’ to some exotic part of the world!

Given the capacity of relatively light, modern cameras to be transported across the world without exceeding an airline’s restrictive cabin baggage limits, students of photography can readily create a personal narratives of people and places they have visited and the culture of the communities they engage. 

So why travel to Japan with PSC? 

PSC International Photography Tours 

PSC first ran its first photography tour to China in 1986, Egypt and Israel in 1987 and followed this with tours to countries as diverse as Turkey and Vietnam. A subsequent planned tour to Mongolia was cancelled following the SARS epidemic in 2003!

Iran 

It was not until 2016 that PSC again decided to offer a photography tour to interested photographers, students and enthusiasts. We commenced with Iran a country about which there are many preconceptions and very little practical engagement. The small group was led by our Senior Fellow Michael Coyne, the distinguished Australian photojournalist who worked extensively in Iran, and our Bachelor of Photography Convenor for the Art Major Hoda Afshar, an Iranian photographer. 

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Topics: International Photography Tours, Travel Photography, Tokyo photography, steph doran, Rakuto Makino, PSC graduate, photography, Event

Australia’s No 1 Photography College right in the arts hub of Melbourne

Posted by Carmen Edwards on 17/09/2016 3:41:29 PM

 

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Topics: AIPP, APPAs, bachelor of photography, College of the year, Event, Highlight, Julie Moss, melbourne, News, Nikon, photography, professional photography, PSC, Staff, Student of the year, Students, Tayla Nuss-Soeharto, women in photography

Australia’s No 1 Photography College right in the arts hub of Melbourne

Posted by Carmen Edwards on 17/09/2016 3:41:29 PM

 

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Topics: AIPP, APPAs, bachelor of photography, College of the year, Event, Highlight, Julie Moss, melbourne, News, Nikon, photography, professional photography, PSC, Staff, Student of the year, Students, Tayla Nuss-Soeharto, women in photography

Who is Luke Rush? Introducing our Creative 2nd year Student

Posted by Social Media on 12/08/2016 11:38:47 AM

Some of you have probably met Luke Rush before, either on campus or at last year’s Open Day at PSC. He’s a creative and motivated 2nd year student, who has produced a variety of work under the genres of commercial and fine art photography. Luke will be at open day again this year, and as a way of introducing him to our visitors we took a moment to interview him. Here’s what he had to say about his journey at PSC:

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Topics: Luke Rush, melbourne, Open Day, photography, Students, university

Who is Luke Rush? Introducing our Creative 2nd year Student

Posted by Social Media on 12/08/2016 11:38:47 AM

Some of you have probably met Luke Rush before, either on campus or at last year’s Open Day at PSC. He’s a creative and motivated 2nd year student, who has produced a variety of work under the genres of commercial and fine art photography. Luke will be at open day again this year, and as a way of introducing him to our visitors we took a moment to interview him. Here’s what he had to say about his journey at PSC:

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Topics: Luke Rush, melbourne, Open Day, photography, Students, university

Making a Life Changing Decision to Study Photography : Featuring Anne McCallum

Posted by Social Media on 03/08/2016 12:50:51 PM

"I live in the countryside, in a place called Nug Nug which is in the North East of Victoria. I’m currently doing my Advanced Diploma in photography at PSC – as I’ve always loved photography. For someone who has been telling her children that they can do anything they want to, I thought it was time I took up the opportunity to pursue my passion."

Anne McCallum is in her first year at PSC and is finally honing her creativity in the arts. She describes her inclination towards photography as something that was passed down to her by her mother who was a singing teacher and artist, and her father who ‘always had a camera in his hand’.

Image by Anne McCallum

After years of working in a variety of industries such as nursing, hospitality and retail, Anne has recently been exploring her interest in visual communications and image making. As a result of her quest for finding an environment which would help develop her artistry, Anne researched schools in Victoria and visited PSC.

“I looked at a few places but just kept coming back to PSC. The atmosphere is so welcoming and friendly, that I felt inspired to jump into the deep end and take up full time studies here. Now that I’ve started, the tutors are very nurturing and they want you to do the best you can do.”

Despite having a busy lifestyle and being the mother of five, Anne listened to her heart and made a commitment of travelling down to Melbourne for her classes. The lifestyle of moving back and forth between places isn’t new to her. Ever since she left Scotland as a child to reside in Australia, she has been travelling all over the region which has made her extremely adaptive.

Image by Anne McCallum

After her first semester at PSC, Anne has found a deep interest in still life photography. She enjoys trying out a range of lighting techniques, in natural environments and at the PSC studio.

"It’s been a very interesting semester and I have enjoyed a steep learning curve, as the course is very practical and challenging in a good way. The experience of learning here is so diverse, giving you a wide range of genres in photography to explore. The major lesson I’ve learnt is that it’s important to believe in yourself. I was initially worried about ‘not reaching the standards’, but I’ve overcome that since being here. I now feel like there’s nothing I can’t achieve."

Come to PSC Open Day and meet Anne, who will be happy to discuss her experience with you and offer you insights about studying photography. Anne and her husband currently host the Nug Nug Wah Homestead, which you can check out here, you can also follow Anne on her exciting Instagram channel @nug_nug_wah_homestead. Feel free to contact us and learn more about our full time options.

Image by Anne McCallum
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Topics: full time, melbourne, Open Day, part time, photography, PSC open day, Students, university

Making a Life Changing Decision to Study Photography : Featuring Anne McCallum

Posted by Social Media on 03/08/2016 12:50:51 PM

"I live in the countryside, in a place called Nug Nug which is in the North East of Victoria. I’m currently doing my Advanced Diploma in photography at PSC – as I’ve always loved photography. For someone who has been telling her children that they can do anything they want to, I thought it was time I took up the opportunity to pursue my passion."

Anne McCallum is in her first year at PSC and is finally honing her creativity in the arts. She describes her inclination towards photography as something that was passed down to her by her mother who was a singing teacher and artist, and her father who ‘always had a camera in his hand’.

Image by Anne McCallum

After years of working in a variety of industries such as nursing, hospitality and retail, Anne has recently been exploring her interest in visual communications and image making. As a result of her quest for finding an environment which would help develop her artistry, Anne researched schools in Victoria and visited PSC.

“I looked at a few places but just kept coming back to PSC. The atmosphere is so welcoming and friendly, that I felt inspired to jump into the deep end and take up full time studies here. Now that I’ve started, the tutors are very nurturing and they want you to do the best you can do.”

Despite having a busy lifestyle and being the mother of five, Anne listened to her heart and made a commitment of travelling down to Melbourne for her classes. The lifestyle of moving back and forth between places isn’t new to her. Ever since she left Scotland as a child to reside in Australia, she has been travelling all over the region which has made her extremely adaptive.

Image by Anne McCallum

After her first semester at PSC, Anne has found a deep interest in still life photography. She enjoys trying out a range of lighting techniques, in natural environments and at the PSC studio.

"It’s been a very interesting semester and I have enjoyed a steep learning curve, as the course is very practical and challenging in a good way. The experience of learning here is so diverse, giving you a wide range of genres in photography to explore. The major lesson I’ve learnt is that it’s important to believe in yourself. I was initially worried about ‘not reaching the standards’, but I’ve overcome that since being here. I now feel like there’s nothing I can’t achieve."

Come to PSC Open Day and meet Anne, who will be happy to discuss her experience with you and offer you insights about studying photography. Anne and her husband currently host the Nug Nug Wah Homestead, which you can check out here, you can also follow Anne on her exciting Instagram channel @nug_nug_wah_homestead. Feel free to contact us and learn more about our full time options.

Image by Anne McCallum
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Topics: full time, melbourne, Open Day, part time, photography, PSC open day, Students, university

Kristina Valdez on Being a First Year Student and Entering the World of Photography

Posted by Social Media on 01/08/2016 1:53:44 PM

‘I love photography – it’s creative and every day is so different. I love capturing new sights, environments and travelling. Since being at PSC I’ve learnt so much about lighting, colour and composition, which has changed my outlook on the art and how we construct visuals.’

Kristina Valdez is in her 1st year of the Bachelor Program and is really enjoying her life as an emerging photographer. Coming from a high school that didn’t have any subjects or electives in photography, Kristina was not deterred from pursuing her passion. She built her folio from her visual communications class and went out of her way to develop an understanding of photography, to create a wonderful series of work that would catch the attention of teachers at PSC.

Image by Kristina Valdez

She met the course director of the college, Daniel Boetker Smith, and describes her interview as a ‘fun discussion about photography, with a friend’. Although Kristina wanted to join PSC to become a fashion photographer, after her interview and folio presentation Kristina got underway with her first semester assignments and discovered her love for landscape photography.

Image by Kristina Valdez

Kristina is so thrilled to have joined us, her family and friends were really supportive as they know she’ll lead a happy life doing what she loves. Her journey to PSC is also quite a fated one, as after enrolling she remembered visiting our city campus during an excursion when she was in year 9!

Be sure to follow Kristina's amazing Instagram channel @labuenavistaa and meet her at PSC Open Day on 14 August: http://psc.edu.au/openday/index.html.

Image by Kristina Valdez
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Topics: bachelor of art, fine art, melbourne, Open Day, photography, Students

Kristina Valdez on Being a First Year Student and Entering the World of Photography

Posted by Social Media on 01/08/2016 1:53:44 PM

‘I love photography – it’s creative and every day is so different. I love capturing new sights, environments and travelling. Since being at PSC I’ve learnt so much about lighting, colour and composition, which has changed my outlook on the art and how we construct visuals.’

Kristina Valdez is in her 1st year of the Bachelor Program and is really enjoying her life as an emerging photographer. Coming from a high school that didn’t have any subjects or electives in photography, Kristina was not deterred from pursuing her passion. She built her folio from her visual communications class and went out of her way to develop an understanding of photography, to create a wonderful series of work that would catch the attention of teachers at PSC.

Image by Kristina Valdez

She met the course director of the college, Daniel Boetker Smith, and describes her interview as a ‘fun discussion about photography, with a friend’. Although Kristina wanted to join PSC to become a fashion photographer, after her interview and folio presentation Kristina got underway with her first semester assignments and discovered her love for landscape photography.

Image by Kristina Valdez

Kristina is so thrilled to have joined us, her family and friends were really supportive as they know she’ll lead a happy life doing what she loves. Her journey to PSC is also quite a fated one, as after enrolling she remembered visiting our city campus during an excursion when she was in year 9!

Be sure to follow Kristina's amazing Instagram channel @labuenavistaa and meet her at PSC Open Day on 14 August: http://psc.edu.au/openday/index.html.

Image by Kristina Valdez
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Topics: bachelor of art, fine art, melbourne, Open Day, photography, Students

How To Grow as a Creative Person: Introducing Darren Tan

Posted by Social Media on 27/07/2016 5:19:31 PM
Self Portraits - Introducing Darren Tan
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Topics: melbourne, Open Day Melbourne, photography, Students

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