With the end of financial year over and some of you wanting to put your tax refund to good use, then it could be study time for you. What a great time to contemplate enrolling in one of our great accredited online photography courses. So, if you are interested in enrolling then hop along to our home page and join our Mailing List. You will receive a helpful gift from us to help get you started learning photography. If you want to find out a bit more on us and our great courses have a look at our video here – https://youtu.be/EO2dOhDQmi8
Now is the time so it’s up to you to make it happen.
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DEPTH OF FIELD
Depth of field is a simple technique that can have a huge impact on your image. Used well, depth of field cleverly directs the eye to exactly where the photographer wants it to go. Scenes with repetition are brilliant for depth of field shots. This image by Diploma of Digital Photography student, Mick Mauldon is a classic example. Mick has set his camera to just the right aperture setting to make it work, and to make it more interesting, he has chosen the second plate to focus on. As planned, this focus point puts part of the foreground as well as the background out of focus.
Well done Mick, and thank you for allowing us to share your image.
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WE HAVE A WINNER
www.onlinecameraed.com After conducting the draw at our office this morning I am really pleased to announce the winner of our free course promotion which closed at the end of June 2017. The winner is Ms Tanya Staunton who enrolled with us a couple of weeks ago into our Diploma of Digital Photography course. Tanya chose to enrol on our six month payment plan. I have just spoken to Tanya by phone and she is really happy. I would like to thank everyone who has been in the draw as your continuing support of our college is really important to us. Deb and I will run this promotion again in the near future so keep an eye on our website or social media sites for more information. It is a really nice feeling to give someone pleasant news as everyone at one time or another can do with a bit of a boost. So once again congratulations Tanya and have a great day everyone. Take Care – Brian Beitz
We seem to have just gotten over the Easter chocolate explosion and now Tax Time is descending upon us. You remember, that time of year when a single glance at a figure on a form causes anything from extreme delight to inconsolable despair. You guessed it! The figure I am talking about is your Gross Income for the past year. Let us not celebrate too soon. Cast your eyes on the second figure on your form. The one entitled “Tax Deducted”. This is the significant contribution you have made this year to the financial well-being of our country. This is the figure that will likely send you into a frenzy, rummaging through previously discarded piles of receipts, ticket stubs and dockets looking in earnest for anything and everything that looks even remotely like a “deductable expense”.
I feel your smile returning. Your planets are re-aligning. Tax time can be like bonus time. An unbudgeted, unallocated, unspent windfall that is about to descend on your bank account. So comes the dilemma. Do you leave it there in case of emergency, or do you reward yourself? I vote reward. You have earned this. You have worked very hard this year. Things may not have always gone to plan, but you have hung in there. You have made it through another year. Now is your chance. It is your time. You could use this windfall to break free and kickstart a new career, or you could simply indulge yourself by enrolling in our Diploma of Digital Photography course. This could be just what you need to shake off the impending winter blues. Invest in yourself. Treat yourself to a journey into the world of photography. It might just be the best decision you could make!
We know you will love our Diploma of Digital Photography course. We can give you 14 compelling reasons why studying with OCE is the absolute best choice. Check them out here: http://www.onlinecameraed.com/diploma-overview/becoming-a-photographer/photography-courses/
So, what are you waiting for? As soon as your tax refund hits your bank account, come join us.
PS: Keep your receipt. It might be tax deductible next year!
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Student Donaleen Shielll captured this shot as the Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas which transforms Sydney into the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’
The Vivid festival is an experience not to be missed, and best of all, it is free. Vivid ran from 26 May to 17 June 2017. If you have missed out this year, put it in your calendar as a “must see” for 2018.
What a great opportunity for some night photography set against the beautiful backdrop of Sydney harbour. How good do the sails of the Opera House look?
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Nice job Donaleen, and thank you for sharing it with us.
WATER SPLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
The terms water droplet photography and water splash photography cover a multitude of fun activities ranging from rummaging around in the garden after a shower of rain in sensible shoes to action freezing, staged droplets, or in the extreme, high speed photography that forces us beyond the limits of our equipment and to think differently. It can be anything from simple and relaxing to intense and frustrating. It does not matter what type of water droplet photography you are into. There is one thing they all have in common. That is the elation you feel when you land that “magic shot”. The one you have been hoping for or have spent hours searching for.
Check out this one taken by Diploma of Digital Photography student Lachie Jensen. Take a moment and look at the beautiful, intricate detail that has been captured here. Brilliant job Lachie, and thank you for allowing us to share it with everyone.
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
Really pleased to share with you all our first venture into some awesome video advertising of our great online photography courses.
We are always looking at new and effective ways to engage with prospective students and video is such a cool way of doing this. We have been able to pack loads of quality information into a neat package and the best part is you don’t have to read a thing, just look and listen. I am sure it will make it a lot easier for you to decide if you want to study photography with us and we sure hope you do as we would love to have you join us and become part of the OCE family.
So are you ready. Take a look at our video here and I hope you enjoy it – Online Camera Ed Digital Photography College Video.
OCE would also like to thank out friend Peter at Skyjellyfish Video Production for all of his hard work.
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Shooting images in RAW is the best starting point for Black and white photography. Sometimes there is nothing better for adding drama as Student Marcia Bacon found out with this image of The Cat. The transformation has added a menacing resolve and moodiness that if the cat could see it, it would love it!
Obviously you need a great image to begin with. If the image has lots of lines, shadows and shapes, Black and White might be a great option. Images with colours that clash or backgrounds that intrude, often black and white is an option worth considering.
Learn how to visualise in black and white, paying attention to lines, shadows and shapes and discover multiple ways to transform your RAW images from colour to black and white in our Digital Photography Courses.
Great job Marcia, and thank you for allowing us to share your images.
The term Magic Photography can cover a wide range of images. From the seemingly impossible illusion carried out by an exciting magician right through to the types of emotive photography that capture the essence of a magical place or setting.
In this great image our Diploma of Digital Photography student Louise Partland stumbled upon this beautifully shaped toadstool in her garden. Louise took this image then, with a few clever adjustments in Photoshop, has completely altered the image temperature to create a feeling of fantasy and intrigue. Darkening the sparse background has added to the allure and wonder of what the magic forest may hold, with a purple tinge creating even more fantasy and drama.
This image is not about reality – it is all about the imagination and where this place may be and what wonders it may hold. All it needed was a fairy in the background gesturing to enter the woods and the picture would be complete!
Great imagination and execution Louise. Thank you for giving up permission to share your image.
Flower photography in a flower garden after a shower of rain can be a photographer’s playground. It is loaded with some of the best photographic opportunities you will find anywhere. With subtle lighting, water droplets and intense colours, there is so much you can take advantage of. All you need is a good DSLR camera and a little bit of knowledge.
Diploma of Digital Photography student, Ryan Willmot captured this great image. Ryan has selected his camera settings carefully to create a depth of field that heroes the flower. The background is not obtrusive. It sets the scene. The colour is intense yet soft. The detail is clear. The reflection in the water droplet an added bonus.
Great shot Ryan, and thank you for allowing us to share your image.
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