Photography credit: Images by Marion Abada www.marionabada.com.au Marion is a current PSC second year student. These images are part of her Photo Impressionism series which applies the concepts of the 19th Century painting style of Impressionism through the medium of digital photography. In these images Marion was interested in exploring the nature of time and how changes to the time of year, time of day or even random fleeting moments create differences in how we emotionally engage with and respond to the world around us.
Image by Emma McEvoy
Congratulations to final year art major student Donna Stevens on being selected as a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.
The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers. The Gallery is offering a prize of $25,000 for the most outstanding photographic portrait. The winning portrait will be announced at the exhibition launch at the National Portrait Gallery on 21 March 2014.
It has been an exciting and creative year at PSC and we are counting down to the opening of our Summer Show! The past few weeks have been filled with interviews for full time applicants, enrollments, folio submissions and external assessments – well done to all our students!
The Summer Show is coming together – thanks Barry and Julie - and we look forward to celebrating with new students, current students, graduates, teachers, alumni and the whole PSC creative community at the opening next Wednesday! See you there!
During the last week of November, Daniel Boetker-Smith second year convener of our Bachelor of Photography course attended the Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia to be on the jury for the 2013 Awards, and in his role as Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive.
Alongside Daniel on the jury were Harald Menk (Foreign Editor for Stern Magazine, Germany) and Jean-Francois Leroy (Director of Visa Pour l’Image, Perpignan). Daniel took over 40 books from the Archive to the festival and ran portfolio reviews and photo book talks and activities for photographers and photography students from all over the world.
Last night was a historic occasion for PSC as we held our first graduation ceremony for the Bachelor of Photography. It was a great celebration for the graduates, their families and the PSC community. Congratulations to the Bachelor of Photography class of 2013!
The procession of Graduands & members of the Academic Board
Sarah Lynch making the Graduate Response
2013 Bachelor of Photography Graduates
Managing Director Julie Moss with members of the Academic Board – Dr Les Horvat, Ms Jenny Heron, Dr Robin Williams & Professor Chris Ryan (Absent: Professor Belinda Probert)
Congratulations to our final year art major students and teacher Sarina Lirosi on a fabulous exhibition opening on Friday night. Fresh 13 showcases the talent and efforts 19 students exploring themes of beauty, perception, journeys and identity.
It was wonderful to see so many current and past students, teachers, mentors , family and friends engage with the exhibition and show their support.
Photos by Andy Hardy
Fresh 13 is open until 8 December check out the website for further details.
John Swainston from Maxwell International has kindly donated two Rogue Master Lighting Kits to the PSC studio. These kits contain a variety of accessories for use with speedlights and will be used during classes and made available for students to hire. Thanks John!
1 x Large FlashBender Reflector
1 x Large Diffusion Panel
1 x Small FlashBender Reflector
1 x Bounce Card/Flag
1 x Universal Gel Kit
1 x 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grid
1 x Rogue Grid Gel Kit
Email Dru at email@example.com to arrange to hire a kit or for more information.
Name: Donna Stevens
Current year level: Final year Advanced Diploma student - Art Major
Are you doing the course for a career or as a hobby?
Show me the money. The school has been so instrumental in my newfound photographic career.
Describe your first impression of PSC.
My first impression was impressed.
What do you like most about PSC?
The studio. It’s a large white space full of unimaginable creativity.
How much time do you put in outside of class each week?
Loads. I’m constantly meeting with subjects, making backgrounds, organising props, drawing ideas, or scheduling studio time.
Compared to the beginning of the course, how different is your photography & conceptual skill now?
Technically I was rubbish. Studio gear was scary. Now I’ll happily play around with all of the gear.
What has been your most valuable learning experience?
To create work layered with meaning and not just pretty pictures. As photographers, technique is nothing without strong ideas.
What has been your greatest challenge whilst studying?
Holding a baby and a camera at the same time.
Tell us about your experiences with mentor and client projects.
I love my mentors. One is a curator and one an artist. They’ll tell you when your ideas need work and encourage you when you’re on the right path. I’ve learnt people are very giving of their time.
What advice would you give to future students?
Bug your favourite photographer for an assisting job. Be friendly to the PSC staff. Volunteer at the CCP.