New Page Added

2016-11-23 — posted by at 13:40

A portrait of Helen

A portrait of Helen

We have added a new page to our website to help you learn about photography. It is a page dedicated to photographic terminology. Photography has a unique technical language which can at time be confusing to new comers, our list of terms is designed to ease this. If you have any additions or suggestions for our page please contact us and let us know.


Last Weeks?

2016-11-21 — posted by at 08:55

Opening Night

Opening night at Fox Studios & Darkooms for the annual student exhibition

Our current exhibition of student work at Fox Studios & Darkroom is in its final weeks.
Pop down and check out the student’s work.
Fox Gallery & Darkoom is located at:-
8 Elizabeth St
Kensington, VIC
Australia, 3031
More details?
If you like what you see in the photography exhibition contact us for an enrolment form to learn how to make this excellent work.
Student work in the exhibition space

Student work in the exhibition space


End of Year Exhibition

2016-10-27 — posted by at 08:07

2016 photography exhibition invite

The invitation to the annual student exhibition

The annual photography exhibition of our all our students is about to open.

This year we are exhibiting at Fox Gallery and Studios at 8 Elizabeth Street, Kensington.The opening night is, Thursday the 3rd of November, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The gallery hours are, Thursday, Friday, 11:0am to 6:00pm, Saturday, Sunday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

photography students hanging exhibition work

Students hanging their work for the mid year exhibition easier this year

Want to learn how to create great work to exhibit, contact us to enrol in our 2017 course


Learn Analogue Photography?

2016-10-10 — posted by at 08:21

img_7242-version-2Join dozens of photography students as they learn the value of a single, well-composed shot. Developing your own pictures will improve your skills with digital cameras.

You have to be considerate of the tones that you are photographing. Seeing the process that you need to take to get the perfectly exposed photograph on analogue probably makes you more considerate in digital.

Like Deakin University and RMIT, we offer extensive training using analogue equipment and materials.

Apply now to become a great all round photographer.


BIFB 2015!

2015-08-20 — posted by at 15:15

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography.

Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibition programs. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an open-entry presentation by more than 200 artists. Our exhibitions are staged in more than 80 venues across Ballarat, including historic buildings, cafes, galleries, and public spaces.

The BIFB continues to grow, contributing over $1.4m to the local community. So far, over 150,000 photography lovers have attended our exhibitions, workshops and events.

Exhibitions are complemented by an extensive program for photographers of all levels. This includes an integrated program of workshops, seminars, audio-visual projections, master classes, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and photographic competitions.

The 2015 edition of the festival will open on 22nd August and runs until 20th September 2015. We look forward to welcoming you.


Must See Exhibition

2009-09-07 — posted by at 02:32

Long Distance Vision:
Three Australian Photographers

28 August – 21 February 2010
Gallery 11, Level 2
*Access via Joseph Brown Collection
Admission free

This exhibition examines the idea of the ‘tourist gaze’ and its relationship with three contemporary Australian photographers.

Since the mid-nineteenth century, tourism and photography have concurrently developed and expanded. Writer John Urry described the importance of this relationship when he said, “The immensely expanding popularity of photography in the later nineteenth century indicates the importance of new forms of visual perception, and their role in structuring the tourist gaze that was emerging in this period.” Since that time photography has been a means by which people could discover the world through magazines, books, postcards and personal photographs.

From my own notes; here are some of my first impressions:-

Long Distance Vision

Christine Godden.

All typical modernist images in scale and subject matter, mostly feminine subject matter too, not sure where the tourist aspect comes in though as all the images have that typical Aussie light, perhaps the catalogue would more to offer?

Three prints, obviously printed on different paper much cooler than the rest? Intentional? Doubt it? Beautiful work nonetheless. ‘Krista on the float’ beautiful long tonal scale and despite the almost too easy graphical nature of the composition, just fits so well together. Very early POMO at one level but still somehow charming and elegant holding up well in this age of HUGE digital works a real pleasure to see. ‘Elena’s pillow’ 1974, almost looks silver. A pillow photographed on a shag pile carpet, not much else really. Just looks close to luminous as I’ve ever seen, in a print from some one othe than, LW, or Lobby. Just read the wall ‘blurb’ and I was pretty spot on except, it was all shot in the U.S. over a 6 year period. Almost makes me wanna break out the Metol and start printing! Awesome stuff!

The other 2 are very interesting as well. a real must see for 2009.


Part Time Work

2009-09-05 — posted by at 03:02

Web Photographer

Photography, Adobe, Web – 3 Months (TEMP)
Photography of beads and jewellery
all advertising material
uploading images onto web
immediate start

This is an autonomous role, where your creativity and technical skills can merge providing great job satisfaction, and rewarding commercial results and kudos.

The Hours
One word – Flexible (Tuesday to Fridays)
This is a temperory (3months) part time role 15 – 22 hours per week.

The Reward
$22.5 to $25.00 per hour Neg: plus super.

The Equipment
Cannon G Shot 9
Adobe CS4
Double screen pc with your own office.

Adobe,Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat
Illustrator, Basic excel
Creative, graphics background.

Become part of a team where creativity is balanced with the everyday necessity of going to work.

Please email a covering letter, resume, and include 5 small images quoting “web photographer” in the subject line to admin@wholesalebeads.com.au

Please include 3 previous employer referees.

Full Details here


Cinema Nova

2009-08-31 — posted by at 11:32

Wed 2nd Sept @ Cinema Nova to see ” the September Issue”

meet outside Borders at 10.45 am. $9 admission.
Already a celebrity in her own right, Vogue editor Anna Wintour became a household name following the Oscar nominated The Devil Wears Prada, in which Meryl Streep famously played Wintour’s alter ego. Following the creation of Vogue Magazine’s influential ‘September Issue’, R.J. Cutler’s riveting and hilarious documentary breaks-down the doors of the publication to show the blood, sweat and tears put into what effectively comes to shape 12 months of international fashion. Interviewing Wintour, creative director Grace Coddington and countless others who each contribute to the magazine, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE brings newfound respect to the people whose efforts dress the western world.

Sound and Image 2009

2009-07-24 — posted by at 01:25

It’s that time of year again, so round up all your friends and enjoy the presentation of Sound and Image 2009.


Photography Exhibtion

2009-06-13 — posted by at 09:05

Those of you who live near Brunswick may like to check out this Photography Exhibition

From the artist himself:-

Drew Pettifer’s confessional photography records and reflects on private moments in the life of the artist. This immersive series explores themes of intimacy, youth, the domestic and the ambiguities that surround these amorphous categories.

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