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Photography at Sydney Community College

‘A good photograph is knowing where to stand’ - Ansel Addams

Photography is where art and science meet, giving endless possibilities to create interesting and unique images. It’s how we capture the world around us and within us.

Enhance your creative skills by getting the technical know-how, the dos and don’ts of photography and learning how to capture the picture you want every time. With an amazing array of cameras and editing equipment on the market it’s never been easier to take amazing images and our comprehensive photography programme has been designed to help you navigate your way, get to grips with your camera and finally switch off that auto-focus button. Explore your creativity and discover that there some things you just ‘know’ and the rest you can learn.

No camera? No problem. You can hire a camera from the College for the duration of your course. It’s a great way to find out if photography is for you before you make an investment. And if you are thinking of buying a camera, anyone of our professional tutors will be happy to help you make the right choice.

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The photography programme at SCC has been designed with all levels of experience and ability in mind. Start at the beginning or join us along the way:

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Photography - Camera Skills Intermediate

Learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. This course covers the fundamentals of Light and Composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic SLR camera skills. Prerequisite: Camera Skills. Using a mix of creative techniques, practical assignments and feedback from your tutor and fellow students, by the end of this course you will understand how to use light and composition eff... [More]
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$379 GST free / $341.10 / $303.20
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Photography - Photoshop for Photographers II

This course is designed for intermediate students and will teach you how to produce exciting images using creative Photoshop techniques to enhance your images with best practice workflows for high quality image and print making. Learn how to set up an advanced professional workflow using the Camera Raw editor in Photoshop then processing and enhancing them for Web, fine art prints or Offset printing. You will need your own copy of CS4 or CS5 Photoshop software. Each week we will exp... [More]
$449 GST free / $404.10 / $359.20
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Photography - Camera Skills for Beginners

Are you ready to move from autopilot to total control? This Course teaches you how to use your Digital or Film SLR camera manually, with skill and confidence. Using a mix of technical theory, practical assignments, looking at Photographer’s work and feedback from your tutor and fellow students, by the end of this course you will understand the manual functions of your camera and how to apply them effectively. This course is designed to teach you the fundamental principles of Photogr... [More]
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Photography - Night Photography

Night photography has the ability to take a scene and bathe it in an unusual light. It adds an element of mood and uniqueness that is absent in the daytime. In this four week course learn to capture the mood of a night scene and produce striking images with an experienced professional photographer. Manual SLR skills required. This course will open the door to a whole new world for photography, where the reality of daylight is transformed from the mundane to something mysterious and ... [More]
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There will be no class on Monday the 6th of October due to the public holiday.

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Photography - Natural Light Portraiture

Great Portrait photography doesn’t have to rely on expensive studio lighting equipment. Some of the best portraits by some of the greatest photographers were achieved by simply working with available light. This course focuses on the skill and understanding required for Natural Light portraiture. This will include an overview of relevant portrait photography as well as aspects of composition, lighting and working with people. Each class will have a theoretical component followed by ... [More]
$279 GST free / $251.10 / $223.20
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Please enrol no later than 2 working days before the class starts or it could be cancelled due to low enrolments.

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Photography - Photoshop for Photographers I

Introducing the features of Adobe CS5 Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop for beginners. Learn how to set up a good workflow from downloading and filing RAW and JPEG images from the SLR camera, to processing and enhancing them for Web or Print. This course will teach you how to enhance your images in post production using Camera Raw and all its facilities for high quality image and print making. The course also covers all the basic elements of Photoshop such as re-sizing, cropping, enh... [More]
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Photography - Flash Photography

Learn the basic techniques of flash on your camera, bounced flash, manual use of speedlites and off camera flash in both daylight and night situations. Scenes at night may be bathed in an unusual light. The darkness adds the element of mood and uniqueness often absent during the daytime. Learn to capture the mood of a night scene and produce striking images with an experienced photographer. This is an intermediate level course for students who already know how to use their Digital o... [More]
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Photography - Lighting and Studio Portraiture

Photography is all about light. Light is what imbues an image with mood, emotion, depth and texture. Learn the basics of artificial light, and studio flash in this practical, hands on course with a working professional photographer. Prerequisites: Camera Skills and Camera Skills Intermediate Light is fundamental to photography. It defines form and texture, sets mood and can make or break a composition. Great portraiture captures much more than just a superficial likeness of the subj... [More]
$399 GST free / $359.10 / $319.20
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Photo Bookmaking for Beginners

Great gift idea for Christmas. In this practical photo bookmaking class, learn how to produce a professional-looking photo book. Beginning with a set of your own hand-picked images (200+), learn about the different book types, paper stock, bindings, cover styles, see samples from some of the best companies on the market, learn about their product options, plus the advantages and disadvantages they might have. Participants will learn how to make their own page layouts using free soft... [More]

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Photography - A Course in Photo Editing Basics

Photography is now an integral part of the digital age. Business, leisure and creativity are overlapping like never before, as are desktop computers, camera phones and other portable devices. Basic image editing skills have become an essential part of computer and internet literacy. A photo is rarely published that is not edited in some way. It is often what happens after the photo is taken that turns the ordinary into extraordinary. Being able to quickly tweak your photos makes a h... [More]

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