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PhotoImaging Alumni student exhibition in Katoomba

PhotoImaging Alumni student exhibition in Katoomba

Mike Wall graduated from NADC in the  Diploma in PhotoImaging in 2015. His exhibition details for next month in Katoomba are .....

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Photography course information sessions, January 17 and 24, 2017, 10am-12 noon.

Is 2017 going to be the year you follow your creative dream?  Course information and enrolment sessions will be held in January 2017 for all our photography courses including the Photography Skilllset and  Diploma of Photo Imaging and Photography.

Come along to Building P, Nepean College on January 17 or January 24, 2017 between 10am and 12 noon to learn more about the courses on offer, and to enrol in our courses.

If these times do not suit, please call the section on  ph 9208 9513 on or after January 16, 2017 to make an appointment.

 Please bring copies of previous qualifications  you may hold, including the HSC.

Meanwhile, please register your interest in our courses by following the links in our want to get started area of our website.

For directions on how to find us, click  here.

Let 2017 be the year you start to create your career!

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Alumini sucesses

Alumini sucesses

Australian Institute of Professional Photographers’ Newborn photographer of 2016 -  Natalie Howe

Photo by Natalie Howe
Congratulations to our NADC PhotoImaging Alumni and NADC colleague's successes at the 2016 APPAs.
There were many strong entries from the Australian Photography industry received at the recent APPAs (Australian Professional photography Awards) held in Melbourne, in late August.

Follow the link here for all winners in the various categories…

Several of our past students made the trip down to get feedback on their entries first hand, to assist in the judging of prints, and to soak up the atmosphere of camaraderie.

L ocal   photographer and NADC PhotoImaging alumni   Natalie Howe (graduated in 2010), was named the A.I.P.P. Newborn Photographer of 2016 .
Helen Trenerry (graduated in 2015) got very positive critical responses + awards for her entries shown below.

   "Rose" Photo by Helen Trenerry.  Silver.  
                                      "Jasper"  Photo by Helen Trenerry. Silver   Jacqui Dean (who was a part-time teacher @ NADC for over ten years until 2015) won the A.I.P.P  Commercial Photographer of 2016  award with her stunning pieces, some of which are shown below.
 Photos by Jacqui Dean

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Diploma in PhotoImaging Alumni student success continues

Diploma in PhotoImaging Alumni student success continues

Ona Janzen, who graduated in the Diploma in PhotoImaging in 2012 has won several awards since graduating with us. She was a finalist in the HeadOn Portrait prize (2014), and was the A.I.P.P Student Photographer of the Year (2012).

"My aim is to create beautiful, poignant images. I am influenced by a desire to pause and still my subjects, to capture fleeting moments, seemingly between states. When one is most present, most conscious...and hold this space."   She consistently achieves high scores at the A.I.P.P State + Federal awards, and h er business in the Blue Mountains continues to get great reviews.

    Ona Janzen. June 2016.

Have a look at this short film clip  made by friends to showcase her work practice, philosophy and her work.


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Skillset at Nepean Arts + Design Centre

Skillset at Nepean Arts + Design Centre

Skillset Students Blogs

As part of their studies in the Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Photo Imaging Practice our students create their own blog/website using freeware. Their brief is to incorporate their studies in Image Capture, Professional Development/Industry + History, and  Post Production on the blog /website.
Below are some examples from this years student's work.
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Skill Set Review

Skill Set Review

Skill Set Review.
I came to this course only expecting some camera skills and was quickly introduced to a whole new world of Photo Imaging.

From Capture, Industry to Post Production I found even the most daunting of subjects were broken down and fears taken away and I was able to achieve a sense of accomplishment. I loved the passion and excitement that was brought into each class and has rubbed off.
The Teachers at NADC are Photographer/ Educators. I am still in awe of the working knowledge the teachers bring to the class from a professional working background in photography and are happy to share.
I am now looking forward to the Diploma of Photo Imaging, something I would have not dreamed of a few months ago!
Thank You Sally Colechin, Adam Knott, Jo Newton, Nicola Read and Cath Barcan!
Regards Anna Glen
Photos by Anna Glen

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Diploma of PhotoImaging student's published image

Diploma of PhotoImaging student's published image

This image by Aidan Williams, who is studying the Diploma in PhotoImaging with us at NADC. It was published in the local paper-The Penrith Gazette- on February 10th. 

It successfully captures Jessica Fox  during her winning run in the C1 at Penrith on Sunday.
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Study Photography in 2016

Study Photography in 2016

  Image of and by students in our Term 4, 2015 Photography Skillset , in our amazing photo studios at Nepean Arts and Design Centre.
Do you love photography? Have you always dreamed of increasing your photographic skills? In Semester 1, 2016 you have an unbelievable opportunity to make your dreams come true at Nepean Arts and Design Centre!

 In Semester 1, 2016, our Statement of Attainment in Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Photo Imaging Practice is available as a FREE course. The course is an entry level opportunity to learn the basics of camera craft, lighting, professional imaging software, and professional output. The skill set is a great way to find out more about the photography industry, and successful completion of this course gives the learner entry into the Diploma of Photo Imaging.

The skillset is offered at three locations: at our home base at Nepean College Kingswood, at the Blue Mountains TAFE campus at Wentworth Falls, and in our learning space in Parramatta. Check out the link to find out more about the various locations and timetables.

There are no entry requirements for the Skill Set, just bring your enthusiasm and your DSLR camera.

You can confirm your place by completing our online enrolment form at the WSI website.

Of course, if you would like to know more about either the Diploma of Photo Imaging or the Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Photo Imaging Practice, you can come to an information and enrolment session on January 20, or January 27 from 1pm-4pm.

 Location: Nepean College, Kingswood Campus, in Building P, Ground floor, Room 40. 

You can get info on how to find us here:

Or meanwhile, you can start your applications online here:

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Photo Imaging staff show and Arts Forum floor talk

Photo Imaging staff show and Arts Forum floor talk

'Orange peel' by Arunas Klupsas.     An exhibition that showcases work by Photo Imaging staff at Nepean Arts and Design Centre is opening in the Trapezium Gallery, this Wednesday August 19 at 1pm . The opening will also be this week's Arts Forum offering, as some of the exhibiting photographers will be present to give a floor talk about their work. We hope you can join us this Wednesday at 1pm for some light refreshments, and to hear the photographers speak. All welcome.

The exhibition will be on display until Wednesday September 2. ?

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Enrolling now for Term 3

Enrolling now for Term 3

Do you want to pursue your dream of working in the Photo Imaging industry.

Do you want to expand your camera driving skills and understand how to shoot in a professional studio.

Do you want to extend your knowledge of both Photoshop + Lightroom.

If you're interested in doing some OR all of the above - our Photo Imaging courses @ the Nepean Arts + Design Centre are enrolling now for term 3. Follow the link below.

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