ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Awards 2012

The ACMP Student Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, now returning for its second year, aims to provide Emerging Photographers with the opportunity to gain career-building exposure within the photographic industry and wider creative community, with $9000 in prizes for a modest entry fee of just $35.

1. Portraiture (includes formal and editorial portraiture)
2. Commercial (includes sport, travel, corporate & industrial)
3. Fashion (includes editorial, catalogue and beauty)
4. Advertising (includes still-life, food, cars, product and people)
5. Documentary (includes sport)
6. Architecture (includes built environment, urban & rural spaces)

09 November, 2012
21 November, 2012

See last years winners and keep up to date: ACMP SPY Facebook Page
For further information and entry, visit

Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square Melbourne
Exhibition Opening: Friday 28th September 2012
Exhibition Dates: 28th September 2012 – 01 February 2013

This exhibition brings together a selection of contemporary art from the NGV Collection acquired through the Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists. Reflecting the breadth of artistic practice in Australia over the past decade, Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art  includes more than 100 works by contemporary artists of diverse cultural backgrounds and practices. Encompassing a range of media, works in the exhibition include paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, collage, video and installations.
Some of the works included are Emily Folyd who is known for her bold printmaking, acclaimed photographer Siri Hayes and anarchic artist Rob McLeish.

Another addition to the exhibition includes the launch of 101 Contemporary Australian Artists that will be a comprehensive volume of the works of Australian artists that VFLAA has supported in the past decade.

Christian Bumbarra Thompson Black Gum

Christian Bumbarra Thompson Black gum 1 2007, from the Australian Graffit series. Type C photograph, 100.3×100.3cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery

Alice McMillan-Drendel’s shares her first experience as a fashion photographer

PSC student Alice McMillan-Drendel talks about her experience working as a fashion photographer-

“On the 18th of July was my first job as a fashion photographer shooting the VIP Night for Alex Perry Designs and Ardor Designer.

I was lucky enough not only to witness the ever expanding fashion industry but also meet new and exciting contacts on the night as well rub shoulders with some well known celebrities.

Ardor Designer were very helpful in the way they explained what they wanted and how they wanted the night to be depicted. This was not only a chance of a lifetime but also educational night of what happens behind the scene as well as what happens in the spotlight.

From this night it has encouraged me to look into new areas of photography and try any opportunity that comes my way and give it my best, because who knows of opportunities that follow”

Alice McMillan-Drendel- Level 4

Visit the Ardor website to see more of Alice’s images.


CCP 2012 Kodak Salon – Calling for entires!

The Kodak Salon is an annual event celebrating the latest developments in photo-based practice. An open-entry exhibition and competition the Kodak Salon provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit work in a professional, high profile context. The Kodak Salon is one of the largest and most renowned photographic award exhibitions in the country, including artists from all around Australia.

Click here for further information and to register online

ANZANG Nature Photography Competition

ANZANG is focused on the unique natural heritage of the bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region. The annual photography competition highlights this unique area by encouraging conservation and protection of the region’s native flora and fauna.

Entries are open to local and international photographers.

Entries for this years competition close on Friday, March 16th 2012.
Full information is available here.

ANZANG Nature Photography

PSC Weekly Wrap

Cassie Abraham
Student: Cassie Abraham 2nd Year Full Time
Assignment: Mixed Lighting
Comment: This image was created as part of a four piece assessment for my studio class. Using a mixture of flash and tungsten lighting, I photographed another student in my level and used sequins to capture the tungsten light and create the movement.
I wanted to create an image which made the model appear she was on fire, so I overlaid the studio image with an image of a sunset. This worked better than I expected and I had a tonne of fun! I can’t wait to create more!

Photo for Freedom Event

Come along to the opening of the Photo for Freedom exhibition this coming Friday 7 September. Featuring award winning images by PSC graduate Tom Goldner, this event is an initiative of the YGAP volunteer organisation. All proceeds raised will go to support communities directly affected by modern day slavery. This will be a moving event and well worth your support.
For more information visit

Photo for Freedom

Photo By Tom Goldner