Aint Bad

One of our fantastic photographer’s; Hoda Afshar has been featured on Aint Bad with her ongoing work “In The Exodus, I Love You More”


“In the Exodus, I love you more is an ongoing photographic series that I began in 2014. It is a record of my changing vision of, and relationship to, my homeland, Iran:
a relationship that has been shaped by my having been away, by that distance that increases the nearness of all the things to which memory clings, and which renders the familiar… strange, and veiled.
It is an attempt to embrace that distance and to turn it into a kind of seeing. To let what is both there and not there shine through the surface. To let the surface speak. It is an attempt to explore the interplay of presence and absence in the history of Iran and in Iranians’ lives, and to discover the truth that lies there in their never-ending meeting, in-between.”


The collective behind Aint Bad is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world.

Well done Hoda!


Welcome to one of our newest tutors; Kristian Haggblom

We’re incredibly happy to have Kristian Haggblom joining us at PSC as one of our fantastic tutors!
Kristian is an artist, curator and academic whose interests include expanded documentary and dialogues between photography and text.

In 2010 he was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Australia Council for Arts in Finland Studio. Haggblom completed his PhD at Monash University in 2014 and he is the founder of Wallflower Photomedia Gallery.

Welcome to PSC Kristian, we’re all looking forward to getting some amazing advice and chatting about our work.
See more of Kristian’s work here

Apply now to study at PSC in 2017!

PSC is still accepting applications for study in 2017! We offer a range of courses from the full time Bachelor Degree, to the part time Advanced Diploma, to a range of Pro Certificate and Online Courses.

While the main round VTAC offers have already gone out for the Bachelor Degree, we are still accepting direct applications for the February 2017 intake. We’re also accepting direct applications for the part time Advanced Diploma course, the Pro Certificate courses and our Online Courses, all of which have multiple intake dates throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact us on (03) 9682 3191 or via our website to arrange a tour or make an enquiry.

Apply now to study at PSC in 2017!

PSC is still accepting applications for study in 2017! We offer a range of courses from the full time Bachelor Degree, to the part time Advanced Diploma, to a range of Pro Certificate and Online Courses.

While the main round VTAC offers have already gone out for the Bachelor Degree, we are still accepting direct applications for the February 2017 intake. We’re also accepting direct applications for the part time Advanced Diploma course, the Pro Certificate courses and our Online Courses, all of which have multiple intake dates throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact us on (03) 9682 3191 or via our website to arrange a tour or make an enquiry.

Congratulations to our new first year students for 2017!

Congratulations to everyone who received a main round offer from PSC today! You will be receiving information packs in the mail shortly and we look forward to seeing you for enrolment next week and for our first year orientation day on the 16th of February.

If you’d still like to apply for 2017, it’s not too late! We’re still accepting direct applications, so give us a call on (03) 9682 3191 or visit our website to arrange a tour or to make an application.


Enrolments open for Lightroom Essential Skills Online Course

Enrolments for the February intake for our Lightroom Essential Skills Online Course are now open! Here’s a little introduction from PSC teacher and Adobe Ambassador Mark Galer. Stay tuned for more information about the course coming on Monday!

To enrol, click here:

Lightroom Essential Skills Course – Open for enrolment!

Our Lightroom Essential Skills Course is now open for enrolment!

Online Course

Lightroom is a powerful tool for organizing, editing, and sharing your photographic work and it has now become the primary editing software for most photographers.This Lightoom course will not only provide you with the essential skills you need to become fully proficient with the software, but also help you to fine tune the craft of capturing images with your camera.

The 8 week online course is suitable for beginners and intermediate Lightroom users who aspire to make the most from their photography. Working online enables you to fit your learning around your lifestyle and busy schedule! You can work at your own pace and interact with your teacher and other students as part of a shared online learning environment and experience. 

Why are these skills so important?

Photography is a holistic process that combines the skills of image capture with those of post production image editing.  Increasing your post production skills with Lightroom will enable you to express your own unique vision of the world we live in while keeping your photographic archives organized. 

Course Credentials

Delivered in one of the best online classroom interfaces, this course provides a combination of image-editing examples and step-by-step projects from internationally recognized professional photographer, educator, author and Adobe expert and influencer, Mark Galer.  Mark is a contributing editor for Australian Photography magazine and the Sony Alpha Ambassador for Australia. Mark is also the Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Ambassador for Australia and all round Photoshop Guru.  From being awarded an M.Ed to creating the very first online photography course back in 1999, Mark has extensive experience in online education and photography training, having most recently published his 30th book with Focal Press.

Accredited and supported by Photography Studies College (Melbourne), Australia’s leading contemporary tertiary photography college. For over 40 years PSC has delivered specialised, real world and innovative photography education. PSC has built a reputation for consistently producing high quality, creative and award winning students and is the first choice for many when looking for a specialised, stimulating and industry relevant learning experience.  PSC has been awarded as Australia’s best for ‘Excellence in Photography Education’ by the Australian Professional Photography Awards for the last 5 consecutive years!

Another great benefit of undertaking this online course is the opportunity to receive your Essential Lightroom Skills Certificate from PSC at the successful completion of the course. 

Lightroom Essential Skills

Using the comprehensive support materials (supplied video tutorials, production guidelines and PDF book chapters) you will learn photographic catalogue management, image optimisation, colour grading, how to prepare images for print and how to make a photobook in Lightroom. Upon the completion of each task you will upload your files to the online classroom for assessment and feedback from your tutor.You may chat to your fellow classmates and your tutor via the online discussion groups and if you desire you may showcase your images on the course Flickr group.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Import your images into Lightroom, catalogue and rate your images and create synchronised collections to enable editing via your mobile devices.
  • Transform a simple snapshot into a professional quality folio photograph using some simple camera settings and a professional post production non destructive workflow.
  • Learn advanced methods for RAW processing in the Develop module of Lightroom.
  • Create artistic black and white and split toned images to explore the creation of your own creative ‘Signature Style’.
  • Optimize images for fine art printing using a professional lab.
  • Create a quality photobook using the Book module of Lightroom.
  • Share your images via the Social Media directly from Lightroom. 


The assessment for this course is objective (technical proficiency) rather than subjective (artistic merit) although we encourage creativity and critical debate in the online class forums in relation to conceptual thinking and aesthetics. An objective assessment structure makes the assessment both fair and transparent.  Certificates are issued upon successful completion of the course.

Course Requirements

You will require access to an interchangeable lens camera or a compact camera that is capable of capturing images in the RAW format. Access to Lightroom through the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is essential. 

Cost: $480

Brochure: Essential Lightroom Skills

Next course commences:  3 February 2017

Enrol now to take your photography to the next level with Adobe Lightroom!

Happy New Year from PSC!

Happy New Year from everyone at PSC! It’s shaping up to be another big year here at PSC with our Bachelor and Advanced Diploma courses commencing soon. We’re still taking applications for both full and part time studies, so it’s not too late! We offer a range of options, courses and commencement dates, so head to our website or call us on (03) 9682 3191 to arrange a tour or for more information.

Where Are They Now?

Entering into a creative career can be exciting, challenging, full of passion and rewards … but it also takes determination and adaptability. We recently had the pleasure to meet up with three PSC alumni – Taylor-Ferne Morris, Sarah Lynch and Emma McEvoy – at our Image Makers Seminar and hear where their careers post graduating have taken them.


Left to Right: Emma McEvoy, Taylor-Ferne Morris, Sarah Lynch

Taylor, Sarah and Emma provided us with plenty of inspiration and insight into their diverse experiences since graduating from PSC. All three first undertook the Advanced Diploma of Photography before going on to complete the Bachelor of Photography pathway program. They each chose a different area of specialisation – Taylor pursued her passion for dance through commercial photography, Sarah followed her connection to photojournalism and Emma continued to follow her path in art photography.

Taylor Ferne Morris

From the outset, Taylor explained that she has had a strong affinity with dance photography, having transitioned to photography after an injury halted her own dance career. After graduating from the Advanced Diploma, Taylor decided to head to New York where she began the exciting relationship and collaboration with Dance Media, one of the world’s leading dance publishers. Since then Taylor has worked with many of the world’s most sought-after dancers, including Paloma Herrera, Alina Cojocaru and Tamara Rojo, with her work being published in both ‘Pointe’ and ‘Dance Magazine’ for global distribution. Taylor continues to regularly travel between Melbourne and New York for Dance Media.

The quality of Taylor’s stunning work is reflected in her growing reputation, seeing many Australian dancers, groups and publications seeking her services including Dance Australia and Dance Informa. Late in 2015 Taylor’s work was published on the cover of the Dance Australia’s December 15 – January 16 issue.

Image: Taylor-Ferne Morris

Image: Taylor-Ferne Morris

In 2015 Taylor’s work was selected to be featured in the Your Move exhibition, at the Art House Gallery in New York where she was also awarded the top prize in studio photography.

“Don’t be afraid to create your own work and put it out there. An online presence and word of mouth is how I get most of my clients. ” – Taylor

Image: Taylor-Ferne Morris

Image: Taylor-Ferne Morris

Sarah Lynch

For Sarah Lynch photography is part of who she is – something she feels compelled to do.
“I’m constantly inspired by the power of story telling through photography and how that can change lives. I love to create images of the land and the people who inhabit it. I believe in giving people the opportunity to educate and inspire themselves through photography.”
Having graduated from PSC’s Advanced Diploma photojournalism specialisation, Sarah immediately embarked on a career in documenting animal exploitation.
“My final folio at PSC was the catalyst for where I am now. I was able to step out of student life at PSC into a career in documentary photography.” – Sarah

Image: Sarah Lynch

Image: Sarah Lynch

This saw Sarah achieve marked results in exposing cases of animal cruelty, raising awareness in a broader audience and providing the stimulus needed to see changes being implemented around animal welfare and live exports.
“People said don’t work with animals or children, but I like the madness.” – Sarah

In 2014 Sarah founded Focus on Humanity a not for profit photography organisation that brings the gift of photography to communities around the world who do no not have access to photography. providing them with portraits and photographic prints. In December 2014 the organisation undertook it’s first campaign to India where it distributed over 200 prints to individuals and families who had never had a photograph or print of themselves.

Image: Sarah Lynch, Focus on Humanity

Image: Sarah Lynch, Focus on Humanity

Sarah is this week joining a medical ship bound for Papua New Guinea, providing aid to areas without access to medical resources.

“Photojournalism needs a sense of photographic maturity and sensitivity and the patience to get the right shot for the situation. Determination and curiosity will make up for anything you feel you may be lacking.” – Sarah

Emma McEvoy

Moving from styling to art photography, Emma McEvoy provided us with the stimulus needed to get out there and try. With a passion for fine art and much success received from her recent exhibition, Sand Castles, Emma encourages budding photographers to simply approach people and ask.

“Every day I contact people I’d like to work with. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no, but you’d be surprised how many you get that say yes!” – Emma
This was the approach that gained Emma with access to the derelict building she needed to fill with sand for her interpretation of the Namibian Deserts as part of her exhibition.

Image: Emma McEvoy

Image: Emma McEvoy

“I came out of studying at PSC in such an awesome headspace. It was the best thing I could have done.” – Emma


Success for our Japanese Alumni

It is always so enjoyable to hear from our alumni, and this week we have had the excitement of double updates from two of our graduates!  Rakuto Makino and Hiroki Nagahiro, both originally born in Japan, graduated from PSC’s Advanced Diploma of Photography in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Specialising in PSC’s art photography stream saw Rakuto exhibited in the Fresh 13 and Secret Street exhibitions in 2013 with his work “Yata-Garasu”.  This Japanese legend inspired series reflected on Rakuto’s experiences, the process of creating and the journey of self-discovery.

“I believe that life is a journey to find out who we really are. It can be a swirl of chaotic confusion and continuous inner battle of ever changing identity. Sometimes this can be confusing because we are encouraged to be unique, yet oppressed to follow the certain accepted social standards. Sometimes we become what we are in order to fit into society.” – Rakuto

Racket Makino, from the series "Yata-Garasu"

Rakuto Makino, from the series “Yata-Garasu”

In 2014, after graduating from PSC, Rakuto decided to move to Germany to challenge himself and see what he is capable of. The evidence shows, that is quite an impressive amount! Rakuto now travels between Germany and Spain working as a photographer and assistant, enjoying life and creating his art.  View his latest projects on his website

Rakuto Makino from

Rakuto Makino from

Shortly after Rakuto’s graduation, the following year in fact, Hiroki Nagahiro commenced his final stage of PSC’s Advanced Diploma specialising in commercial photography.  Hiroki had always demonstrated a strong connection to fashion photography during his studies at PSC and could often be found shooting in the studios for local industry clients. This foundation in studio lighting, and learning how to organise a photoshoot, has seen his career flourish as Hiroki now has representation from London-based photography, style and production agency August Management.  Whilst Hiroki currently shares his time between London and Tokyo, he currently finds that he is more frequently in the UK shooting for various fashion clients and publications including Superior magazine, Design Scene magazine, HUF magazine, Leon magazine and more.

“I like working in London for the new people and creatives I get to meet.  However, in terms of fashion, Tokyo is unique and always has something new.” – Hiroki

Hiroki Nagahiro

Hiroki Nagahiro

Long term, Hiroki is planning to start his own international creative agency based in Japan.  Based on his stunning success so far, we cannot wait to see where his unique vision will take him!

And Hiroki’s tips for students looking to enter a career in fashion photography –

“Trial and error will be the fundamentals of your learning. The studio lighting, retouching skills I learnt at PSC form the basis for my current photography. Be polite and have confident in your work.  You will find something important for your career at PSC, just keep looking for it.” – Hiroki

See more of Hiroki’s work on his website and via August Management

Hiroki Nagahiro

Hiroki Nagahiro