High speed photography is one of the most exciting things you can do with your camera.

This brilliant image is from  one of our students, Doreen Farrugia. Doreen is enrolled in our Professional Photography Course and she was working on one of our great student choice elective subjects titled Advanced Photography Techniques.

High speed photography is all about the set-up, timing and persistence to make it work and capture the image you are after.  Doreen has done an awesome job of capturing this splash in a tea cup.  Love the idea.  Staging is great and lighting and setting choices are primed for a great capture.  Well done Doreen and thank you for allowing us to share your image.

Advanced Photography Techniques is one of the elective subject options included in our Professional Photography Course.  In this unit, you will get to experience the jaw dropping effect of high speed impact photography and give water droplet photography a splash. You get to indulge your sense of humor with forced perspective photography. You will need a few people to help you but this one is easy and something you can have a lot of fun with. Night time activities include star trails and light painting. Add in a little smoke photography and to finish it off, we discover the visual appeal of bokeh photography. If you thought photography was fun before, this module takes it to a whole new level.

What we love about this elective is that it will take you outside of your comfort zone.  It may test your knowledge and force you to invoke your problem solving skills, inject a bit of creativity and thinking outside of the square to master these advanced photography techniques.  It is a terrific module designed for students who have a sense of adventure, are a little interested in science are confident in their abilities and like to be challenged.

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Natural light photography is one of the most popular genres in the field of photography.  Using the sun as your available light source can present a number of challenges but the rewards are great if it is used correctly.

This lovely image of one of our national icons (kangaroo) was taken by one of our students Karen (Kaz) Childs.  Kaz originally shot the image in natural light then converted to black and white. Great image Kaz and thanks for letting us share.

Photography is often described as “Painting with light”.  That is very true.  Understanding light and learning to work with it is so important.

The kangaroo in this image is side lit with the natural light falling on the left side of the face, creating soft shadows and good contrast across the face.  Kaz has teamed a medium aperture setting (for nice depth of field) with a fast shutter speed (ready for action) for a great result.   The intense facial expression enhanced by two catchlights beings this image to life.  The good contrast makes it a good choice to convert to black and white.

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You know, the term Vision Inspired Photography is such a large part of photography, that we developed an elective subject in our Professional Photography Course totally devoted to it.

This great images was taken by one of our students, Kali Chamberlin and you guessed it she was working on one of our student choice elective subjects, Vision Inspired Photography.

This task was about using design elements in photography to create dimension.  Adding depth to our images gives what would be a two dimensional image a three dimensional look and feel. This makes a far more interesting, intriguing and engaging image.  Kali has done this exceptionally well in this image.  It is compelling, inviting you to explore the image rather than simply glancing over it.

Here is an extract from Kali’s answer:

“My world, my “zone” is water, salt water, the ocean, it scares me it excites, motivates, inspires me, and it changes every time you look at it, from above, to below. I have used a GDome camera housing for this image. It has given the photo a rounded fisheye look and Tom (the Diver) appears as if he laying on the stunning coral that also shows Textures of patterns, colours and depth, since the water is crystal clear it gives you this false impression. . . but to tell the truth he is around 10m off the coral and around 5m from myself, but you can question the viewer’s perception of aesthetics and encourage them to find beauty in abstract imperfection which is so unique and rare in current media.”

Great job Kali and thanks for letting us share.

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I thought it was time to feature a bit of bird photography and here is a great example by one of our students, Daniel French using his Tamron super telephoto lens.

When describing this image Daniel used the quote “bird feeding all you can eat buffet chaos” and I think he is pretty accurate. This is a wonderful image featuring the added complexity of clearly capturing the one Lorikeet who is in flight. We are fortunate to have a huge variety of parrots here in Australia.

Daniel is currently studying in our Professional Photography Course and this image was taken as part of one of his three student choice elective subjects.  This elective is called Vision Inspired Photography, and it is extremely popular.

Great shot Daniel and thanks for letting us share.

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Most of us from time to time require some sort of Photography Inspiration. One of our students, Mick Mauldon while working on the assignment for Elective 4: THE EVOLUTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY  AND IT’S IMPACT ON THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, has taken his inspiration and his personal skills and knowledge and produced the accompanying great image. Read on to find out all about this wonderful story.

On reviewing the content of our Professional Photography Course, we realised we don’t have a slider module.  You know, the coaster module.  The no brainer. The subject you can get a pass for with a minimum of thought and even less effort.  The one that leaves you plenty of time to concentrate on other things.  The module that even the most challenged of us can take to just slide on through, thank you very much.  Job done!

So, we set about creating a slider elective subject for you and someone came up with the bright idea that a module on the history of photography could be a cosy fit.

Initially we thought our biggest challenge would be keeping the content interesting enough so that anyone choosing this elective photography subject would not risk injury sliding off their chair as they drifted off to sleep. That was before the team got into some serious research.

After a whole lot of “Wow”, “who would have thought”, “that is amazing”, “I remember that” and “I had one of those”, plus a few “OMG’s” and “TISC’s” (contribution from our GenY’s), it was evident this module was going to be anything but a slider.  Very little else was now getting done in the office.  The challenge now was determining what to include and how to present it so that is was easy reading but you as the reader would be equally as enthralled reading it as we were putting it together.  As we uncovered the story, and the story behind the story, we revelled at the cleverness of individuals and collectively said a silent “thank you” as the story reached the digital age.

We love this new elective.  So much so that we felt it warranted a far more impressive title than “The History of Photography”.  So, here we are presenting our Professional Photography course elective subject called “The Evolution Of Photography And It’s Impact On The World As We Know It”.

We are studying Photography, so in a nutshell, this module is all about the world of Photography.  Where it is now, and how it got there.  Who helped it along the way and the impact it has had on individuals and society as a whole.

It focusses on the development in technology from ancient through to modern times. Technology does not advance without the curiosity, cleverness and tenacity of individuals so they are in it too.  We have included some individuals whose contribution cannot be ignored, both in the early days and we haven’t forgotten modern times, because today is tomorrow’s before and these are the people driving the now.  Every generation has its pioneers and adventurers, without such, there would not be a story to tell.  The major driving factor throughout all of this is the impact and influence photography has had on society.  The portrayal of events has helped shape the world, from the first images of Ethiopia, the walking on the moon, famine in Somalia, 911, images from world wars, black Saturday, Olympic games and the list goes on…  A news report can be dismissed.  An image tells the real story people don’t forget and cannot hide from.

We are living in the digital age.  Say it quickly and it slides off the tongue.  Say it slowly and it begins to sink in.  It is a visual world.  We are surrounded by digital images in one form or another.  The whole world around us is in full colour, captured, shared and streamed on high tech devices instantly visible from one part of the globe to the other.    What better time than now to be alive.  What better time to learn about photography.

If you choose elective module E4: The Evolution Of Photography And It’s Impact On The World As We Know It, you will not be disappointed.  It is not the slider module we started out to create.  It is far more.  It is interesting, educational and thought provoking.  All the things you are looking for!

Mick was inspired by the works of Sally Mann. Sally is an award winning photographer, who is somewhat controversial, with some seeing her work as brilliant and others seeing it as compelling, and a little disturbing.  This image was taken by Mick Mauldon as part of his assignment task, emulating the works of a chosen photographer.  Mick was impacted by the facial masks Sally Mann created.  The shot he emulated was called Virginia, its simplicity yet power is what makes the shot both disturbing yet beautiful.

Great job with this one Mick, and thank you for allowing us to share it.

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