Sydney Community College’s Photography Program is divided into 2 areas: SLR Cameras (Digital or Film) and Compact Cameras (Manual or Automatic).
Once you know what type of camera you have, you need to know which courses are designed for you camera.
Please click here to find out what camera you are using and what type of course suits your camera.
Digital SLR Camera Hire
The college has a limited number of Canon Digital
SLR cameras with 18-55 IS lens and bag for hire at just $99 per course. You keep the camera for the duration of your course and are responsible for any loss or damage.
Arrange hire in person at the College Office or call Customer Service on 8752 7555. The camera may only be collected one week before the commencement of your course.
A credit card security authority of up to $1000 is required which is only deducted if the camera is damaged, lost or stolen. The camera must be returned within one week of the completion of the course or an additional $50 per week will be charged until it is returned.
Please call and check with the College before you enrol to ensure there is a camera available, as they go very quickly!
Online Student Photography Network
As part of our programme we have an online student photography network called SCC Photo Zone click here. When you enroll in a Photography course you will be invited to join up to the online network. If you would like to sign up, please go to the following link:sccphotozone.ning.com
Photography Studio Hire
The Sydney Community College Photography Studio hire service is provided only for students who have completed the Sydney Community College Lighting and Studio Portraiture for Photography course. You must have a working knowledge of the equipment as there will be no-one on hand to assist you, or ask questions, if you don’t know how to use the equipment. The College has a limited number of days/times that the Studio and lighting equipment can be hired out.
Please click here to find out more about the Photography Studio Hire.
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