Call for Entries: CCP Salon 2014


Australia’s largest open-entry, photomedia exhibition and competition, CCP Salon presented by Leica and Ilford is now in its 22nd year and all Australian residents are invited to submit entries!

This annual event celebrates the latest developments in photomedia practice around the country, and provides an excellent opportunity to exhibit work in a professional, high-profile context. Supported by leaders in the photographic industry, CCP Salon awards $20,193.00 worth of prizes over 27 categories, and visitors are invited to vote for their favourite image in the Crumpler People’s Choice Award.

PSC is delighted to support the CCP Salon 2014 by sponsorship of the category: Best Fashion Image Prize.


Laura May Grogan Winner of 2013 Best Fashion Image Prize with Carmen Edwards, PSC Communications & Students Coordinator

 Entries close Friday 24 October 2014 6pm – visit the website for more details. 

Information Evening

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Thinking about studying photography in 2015?

Come along to our Information Evening on Monday 6 October.

  • Learn more about our unique Bachelor of Photography & Advanced Diploma of Photography courses.
  • Pick up our new course guide
  • Hear about our full time and part time study options
  • Find out more about the application process
  • Tour our specialised facilities.
  • Check out our studios in action with live photo shoots.
  • View our latest student exhibition.
  • Listen to presentations from current students and teachers
  • Enrol on the night into our part time course and get great early bird discounts
  • Go in the draw to win fantastic prizes!

Visit the website to RSVP.

The Image Makers – Carine Thévenau

Photography Studies College
65 City Road

Wednesday 1 October 
6:00 – 7:30pm 

We are pleased to invite PSC students, graduates and the general public to attend the Image Makers Seminar with Carine Thévenau.


Images by Carine Thévenau

Carine Thévenau’s photography practice incorporates contemporary and historical narratives through a beautiful blend of still life and portraiture. Carine has been a guest speaker at the International Design Conference, AGIdeas and previously nominated by Capture Magazine for the Emerging Editorial Photographer of the Year Award.  Carine is the senior photographer at Frankie Magazine, and her photographic work has appeared in publications such as Wallpaper, Rolling Stone, iD Magazine, Vogue, and Smith Journal.

Carine has been a finalist in the International Iris Portrait Photographic Award for two consecutive years. She has previously exhibited works at the Los Angeles Centre of Digital Art, Edmund Pearce Gallery Melbourne, Perth Centre of Photography and will soon be showing at Galerie Pavlova, in Berlin.

Tickets for this event are free however numbers are strictly limited.

Reserve your place via Eventbrite.

Carine is in Melbourne for the opening of her exhibition at Edmund Pearce Gallery on Friday 3rd October titled  ‘For The Nautilus Is My Boat’.

Katrin Koenning Featured in ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’

PSC Bachelor of Photography teacher Katrin Koenning has been included in an important new book ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks‘. The book explores the way photographers work with digital processes such as blogs, Instagram and smartphone photos alongside more traditional analogue forms such as sketchbooks, Polaroids, contact sheets, found photos and self-published zines.

The book features the work of over thirty photographers alongside Katrin, including Saul Leiter, Trent Parke, Alec Soth and Jim Goldberg, showing their creative processes in detail. ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ will be launched at the prestigious Photographers Gallery in London.


PSC Wins 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year

After a great weekend attending the APPA judging at Luna Park Sydney we were thrilled to win the 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year for excellence in photographic education and training.

The APPAs (Australian Professional Photography Awards) are held annually and recognise the work of photographers who compete in a variety of categories including portrait, travel, illustrative and landscape. Our students submitted great images with many achieving silver and silver distinction awards which saw PSC win the 2014 AIPP Australian Tertiary Photography Institution award for the fourth consecutive year.

Congratulations to all our students who once again showcased their fantastic skills and creativity and to our fabulous teaching team! Special mention also to the PSC students who volunteered at the APPAs this year.

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PSC Students Mitchell Edwards, Marie Angela Paino, Emily Loughnan & Oliver Dauncey with PSC Senior Fellow Michael Coyne


PSC teachers Julie Wajs, Elli Ioannou, & Craig Wetjen with Senior Fellow Michael Coyne & Communications & Students Officer Melina Rookes


PSC Course Advisory Committee Chair Ian van der Wolde, Senior Fellow Michael Coyne, Advanced Diploma Level 1 & 2 Course Convenor Craig Wetjen,  Independent Photographic Suppliers National Sales Manager David Hall  & AIPP President Ross Eason

Photojournalism Update

Creative Flash Workshop

Final year Photojournalism major students lit up the city on Saturday in an all-day creative flash workshop with Scott McNaughton and Bill Bachman. First year students Caitlyn Maffescioni, Sarah Harris, Levi Lower, Harrison Binstead, Hung Dao, Marianna Khaled, Niamh Donohue and Jon Gruber volunteered to play roles such as fashion designer, property developer, urban gardener and street artist. Briefs describing the subject and location were issued to the final year students, who then worked in pairs to interpret and shoot each assignment.

Scroll down to see some of the images that resulted.

Street Artist – Michelle Holt

Street Artist – Salona Chithiray

Property Developer – Andrew Hardy

Fashion Designer – Emily Loughnan

City Gardener – Emma Stone

Photographer – Salona Chithiray

Photographer – Sunny Nyssen

Write for Publication

Photojournalism majors do an eight-week unit called “Write for Publication” in their final semester. Designed to put the journalism back into photojournalism, this course teaches basic writing skills to help students prepare work for publication in the editorial world.

To tell this year’s class more about that world, four highly-regarded editors visited PSC last Tuesday – Justine Costigan (Hardie Grant Media, specializing in a variety of titles ranging from travel to urban lifestyle), Jeremy Bourke (Royal Auto Magazine, which is delivered monthly to the homes of around 1.3 million Victorian members of the RACV), Emma Ryan and Ged Bulmer (Bauer Media, Australia’s largest magazine publisher – both work in the Trader division, specializing in motor sport, boating, camping and caravanning).

Justine Costigan (Hardie Grant Media), Jeremy Bourke (Royal Auto Magazine), Emma Ryan & Ged Bulmer (Bauer Media)

Text and photos by Bill Bachman.

Fresh14 Pozible Campaign

Plans are well underway for Fresh14, a group exhibition featuring the wonderful work of our final year art major students. The students are responsible for organising every aspect of this exhibition and have launched a fundraising campaign via Pozible.

Supporter rewards include exclusive invites to the opening night, prints from the Artist’s body of work, and prints from the new work in the exhibition! The students are producing an eclectic and exciting mix of photographic and mixed media styles, ranging from conceptual photography, portraiture, illustrative photography, video, collage, and graphic and minimalist images. There is something for everyone!

Kalopsia – Karina Miriklis

Visit Pozible to support the students campaign and make sure you like their Facebook page for Fresh14 updates.

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival
10 – 26 October 2014

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of quality of work, innovation of vision, and scale and breadth of program.

Each Festival brings an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming Australian and International companies and artists to Melbourne.

Visit the Melbourne Festival website to download the program.

PSC Teacher Shortlisted for Bowness Prize

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill, Victoria

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 4 September 2014
Exhibition Dates: 4 September – 12 October 2014

PSC teacher Katrin Koenning has been shortlisted for the prestigious Bowness Photo Prize. The winner is announced later this week. All the best Katrin!

Berlin – Katrin Koenning

Visit the website for further details.