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This course teaches the fundamental and essential skills required to control a digital camera and how to produce beautiful photographs. This course includes:â¢ Computer skills with a focus on the needs with digital photographyâ¢ Digital camera controls and functions.â¢ Camera menu options and settings.â¢ How to use Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO for predictable and creative results and how to avoid fuzzy pictures. â¢ How to read a Histogram and achieve perfect exposure every time.â¢ Why and when to choose Manual, Automatic and Semi-Automatic shooting modes such as Aperture, Shutter or Program.â¢ Focal Length, Depth of Field, Perspective, Composition.â¢ How to download to storage device, organise, sort, archive and retrieve digital image files with a computer.â¢ How to manipulate, finesse and enhance digital photo files with computer software to bring out their best and make them shine.â¢ Learn from an internationally acclaimed professional photographer willing to share his box of tricks of 35 yearsâ experienceâ¢ Includes two 4hr weekend fieldtrips (dates confirmed upon enrolment)
This course will provide basic SLR camera operation skills, studio and natural lighting techniques and creative application of images in Photoshop. The student will be given all instruction on the taking and manipulating of photo images with the outcome of a portfolio of work.
This course provides learners with an introduction to Drone Photography, including and understanding of drone cameras, suitability, settings and basic editing of images.
This course covers basic photographic principles and digital darkroompractice. Find out about your camera's controls and functions, and learn aboutexposure, light and image resolution. You will download your digitalphotographs and professionally process them to the print stage usingPhotoshop. Unlocking the power of Photoshop will turn your average image intoa work of art! A field trip will also be included as part of the course. Youwill need your own digital camera.
This course explores the fundamentals of product presentation and photography for small business promotion. You will learn the basics of digital SLR camera techniques, studio and natural lighting, styling and presentation, in order to gain skills and knowledge in photography fundamentals for small business needs. You will explore the preparation of your images using photographic software (Photoshop) to adjust and prepare them correctly for online and print promotion.
This program provides access to the NSI studios andfacilities so you can improve your skills by developing your own work. Thestudios and facilities are under the supervision of a skilled TAFE teacher whocan provide tutorial assistance. Costs include an allocation for materials.
This course is ideal for learners who are new to the world of digital SLR photography or learners wishing to take control of their digital cameras and gain an understanding of the terminology, camera controls and photography basics.
A four week introduction to the basics of Adobe Photoshop, including a walkthrough of the tools and applications that Photoshop is used for in the Design industry. During this level 1 short course you will learn various selection techniques, how to work with layers, adjustment layers and much more.A variety of images will be supplied as you develop your skills and knowledge to combine multiple images, retouch photos, manipulate images and colour correction strategies. These skills and techniques for images and graphics are used in both Print and Web based applications.Each week a new set of tools will be introduced and linked to an industry based scenario.As the weeks progress you will be building up your skills to solve more complex design and image solutions using your new Adobe Photoshop skills.
Learn how to use your DSLR & Mobile devices to document and promote your creative practice. In this course, you will learn how to operate your camera to take better reference images of your art. You will cover basic camera equipment and introduction to the computer and printer. The program objective is to improve the learners' ways of seeing and using the camera. These techniques are designed to support artwork documentation. The class will be held in a simulated artist studio space, students will learn how to construct makeshift solutions including camera and lighting setup when approaching the documentation of their art. Students are required to use their own artworks as props and at the end of the course will have a portfolio of digital files ready for use. It is recommended that students also enrol into the affiliated program âBuilding Your Audience - Online & Social Media for Artistsâ where digital files created can be used for social media and online engagement.A mandatory bring your own device and camera is required.
By selecting an Art Access specialisation from drawing, life drawing, painting,printmaking, photography, sculpture, art history and theory, participants willjoin with other students under tutelage of acclaimed artists from Newcastle ArtSchool. Classes can be changed to try different specialisation at a negotiatedpoint in your program.
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A photography course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from travelling as a photojournalist to editing and repurposing images as a digital retoucher. Qualifications in photography can lead to a job as a studio manager, photographer, digital operator or a photographic assistant. Photography is a growing industry and there are currently 13,000 photographers employed in Australia. Whether you're just starting out in your photography career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE NSW courses in the area include Digital Photography Introduction, Photography and Photo Imaging, Visual Arts, Traditional Illustration Techniques, Capturing, producing and editing digital images and Black and White photographic printing.
"I have learnt so much, this goes much deeper than previous workshops I had attended or YouTube tutorials. This is on a different level." Julijana, photography student Photographer Julijana Griffiths says she knew how to take photographs and knew her camera – but needed to formalise her knowledge. Studying Photography at TAFE NSW was the natural way to enhance her career skills. "My TAFE NSW teachers used their industry connections to offer real-life photography experiences," says Julijana. "My teacher Linda still works in the industry and shares her working scenarios with us, that’s a great dimension to have." The results were astounding: Julijana made the final stages of Capture magazine Australasia's Top Emerging Photographer Competition 2018; and the nation's largest photography competition, Head On. Check out some images from Julijana's photo-essay Prisoner of Age, submitted to Capture. It features images of her father, Gordon. Photos: Julijana Griffiths
It's easy to see how our short courses can give your business a boost - and it's also easy to find the right one for you. If you can't see a course that suits your needs below, give us a call and we'll help you find the perfect one for your small business. Business Get down to business with our huge range of short courses Leadership Skills Learn how to motivate your staff to perform at their best for your business with a Leadership Skills course. Small Business Gain some savvy skills to help launch or build your small business Website Building Learn how to build your business a website that works. Spreadsheet Functions Excel your business's productivity by taking a short course in Spreadsheet Functions. Basic Bookkeeping Act like a big business by managing your small business's bookkeeping like a pro. Budget Building and Management Crunch those numbers with a short course in budget building or management. Microsoft Office Essentials Increase your business's productivity by unlocking the secrets of office software with a range of short courses Photography Learn how to capture your business's good side with ta short course in photography. Skills for Business Initiative Fee-free short courses in digital and financial literacy to help you grow your small business.
Yes, learning can be fun – especially if you’re discovering something you’re passionate about. And at TAFE NSW, we have plenty of creative little courses to fire up a new interest or hobby. Take a look at just a few of our great short courses below, or get in touch and we'll help you find the perfect course for you. Take a short course that inspires and delights! Photography Learn everything between point and click a short course that will help you unlock your camera's potential. Spray Tanning Soak up new skills and discover the secrets behind a perfect streak-free tan Eyelash Extensions Make those lashes pop with a short course in Eyelash Extension Application Barista Make the perfect brew with a range of barista short courses Ceramics Create eye-catching designs and gain hands-on practical skills with a short course in ceramics Travel Be a destination expert and turn your passion for travel into a career Print Making Learn commercial art skills to expand your practice or gain employment in the printing industry Floristry Let your creativity blossom by learning expert floral styling techniques
TAFE NSW, Campbelltown is set among landscaped grounds close to the M5 freeway and the Macarthur shopping centre and train station. The western Sydney area is experiencing a significant growth, and TAFE NSW, Campbelltown is committed to meeting the growing and changing needs of our students, customers, and industries within the community.
TAFE NSW, Design Centre Enmore (DCE), located in Sydney’s vibrant and cosmopolitan inner west, is home to many of Australia's best-known design courses. Featuring a wide variety of design disciplines, TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore offers an intimate setting, where students and staff from different departments have the opportunity to meet, talk, work together, and immerse themselves in a creative environment of limitless possibilities.
TAFE NSW Hornsby is located on Sydney’s upper north shore, set in acres of lovely bushland and a short walk to Hornsby train station. This campus specialises in graphic design, information technology, visual arts and ceramics with the latest in light filled studio and exhibition spaces open to the public. The graphic design and multimedia studio complex embraces the latest in digital technologies and provides the students with real-world design house experience through The White Room.
TAFE NSW Ultimo is located in one of Sydney's strongest education, cultural and entertainment precincts, right in the very heart of the city. Conveniently surrounded by Central Station, UTS, the ABC, Sydney University, Chinatown, and Sydney’s bustling CBD, TAFE NSW Ultimo is the largest TAFE college in NSW.
Recognition of prior learning Students who have completed other studies in a related field or who have extensive relevant industry experience may be eligible for exemption from similar subjects. All applications for exemption must be made to the course coordinator and must include supporting documentation. Students should attend class until they are formally advised that their application for exemption has been granted. Policies TAFE NSW Higher Education has policies and procedures relating to assessment, academic conduct, progression, exclusion, graduation, tuition fees and student grievances. Download the Students' Guide to Higher Education Policies or access all TAFE policies here. Forms The forms below are governed by TAFE NSW Higher Education policies and procedures. It is always advisable to talk to your course coordinator if you are thinking of withdrawing or before changing your study pattern. Professional practitioner form – Ask your medical practitioner to complete this form if you have missed an assessment or examination due to medical reasons. Your medical practitioner should complete this instead of a medical certificate. Withdrawal / interruption form – Use this form if you wish to withdraw from a subject or the whole course, or if you wish to take a break from your studies. Deferment form – Use this form if you wish to defer commencement of your studies. Transfer & co-enrolment form – Use this form if you wish to transfer to another campus or co-enrol at a second campus. Application for fees refund or FEE-HELP recredit – Use this form if you wish to apply for a refund or recredit of your fees under special circumstances provisions. Application to review a decision not to refund fees / recredit FEE-HELP balance – Use this form if your application for a refund of fees was unsuccessful. Other forms directly related to your studies (e.g. assessment cover sheet, request for an extension, request to review an assessment result, etc) should be downloaded from your course Moodle. For graduating students The graduation ceremonies for students completing their studies at the end of 2018 will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 April 2019. Students eligible to graduate will receive an invitation to the graduation in February 2019. The midyear 2018 graduation was held on Thursday 20 September 2018. Students who attended the graduation can purchase portrait photographs directly from GFP Photography by visiting the GFP Photography website and selecting "TAFE NSW" in the drop down list. If you have any further enquiries about graduation, email TAFEdegrees@tafensw.edu.au Contact us If you have an enquiry regarding a TAFE NSW degree course you have completed or are currently enrolled in you should contact the course coordinator at the campus you studied at. For all other enquiries, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a skill seeker. Take a short course at TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW short courses provide intensive training to help advance your career, update your skills and knowledge, or meet specific legislative requirements. Whether you’re looking to advance your skills, develop a new talent, or venture down a new career path, TAFE NSW has over 500 short courses to help get you there. TAFE NSW has a wide range of short courses available, across a broad range of industry areas that are designed to give you all the skills you need in the shortest possible time. Ranging in duration from a few hours to a number of months, you can study as long as you want, and when you want – during the day, in the evening or on weekends. With a wide variety of courses to choose from including Leadership, Website Building, Hair and Makeup, Community Services, Early Childhood, First Aid, Food Safety, an RSA and so much more. With online or face-to-face study options, TAFE NSW short courses are the fastest way to gain in-demand skills. Short courses include: Accredited short courses – Designed to fill a need that is not met by other qualifications. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment that is nationally recognised. Skill Sets – Programs that contain one or more nationally recognised units of competency. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment. TAFE Statement of Attendance programs – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is assessed, but is not nationally recognised. On successful completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance. TAFE Certificates of Attendance – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is neither assessed nor nationally recognised. On completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance. Discover a short course just for you Short courses for small business Whether you’re looking to grow your own small business, gain leadership or project management skills, advance your Microsoft Office skills or perhaps build your skills to design your own website, we have a wide variety of short courses to boost your business. Give yourself a professional tune up with a TAFE NSW short course. From an RSA, to First Aid, Responsible Conduct of Gambling training, Property Services or Early Childhood training, our professional development short courses will provide a boost to your abilities. Short courses for a new career If you’re looking to take your career in a new direction, a short course at TAFE NSW is a speedy way to launch you towards your goal. Gain confidence, explore new ambitions or learn how to kick-start your own business – the choices are endless! Short courses for fun Discover a new passion or rekindle an old one with a TAFE NSW short course. There are plenty of intriguing and creative courses to choose from including digital photography, hair and makeup, jewellery design, barista training or short film making. Whatever your interest, we have a short course designed to help you follow your career dreams. Short courses for returning to the workforce Learning new skills is a great way to make yourself invaluable within your current role or to help you become more employable in a new one. At TAFE NSW, we have a huge selection of short courses to help you stay up-to-date in an ever-changing world. Short courses for specialist trades Looking to sharpen your skill set? Then a specialised short course at TAFE NSW is the answer. Designed to keep you in demand by employers and to help you get ahead in your chosen field, our specialist trade short courses ensure your skills are completely up-to-date. Get help choosing the right study option for you Whether you’re looking for hands-on, structured training or the ability to learn in your own place at your own pace, TAFE NSW is here to help you choose the right study option. We know every student has unique needs, that’s why we help combine different learning models and tailor the delivery to suit you. Our friendly Customer Service Centre support staff can help you with any questions you might have about our on-campus, online or distance study options. Enrol at anytime Explore courses Call now on 131 601 Enquire now
TAFE NSW Menindee is conveniently located a block from the centre of town, next door to the central school. TAFE NSW Menindee provides general vocational programs along with trade, business and computing courses for all levels, focusing on the courses that reflect local community needs, and deliver real world skills and experience to equip students with workplace ready qualifications.
TAFE NSW Hunter St is located in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, and is well known for its studio-based fine arts training for professional artists. Home to the Newcastle Art School and Newcastle Film School, TAFE NSW Hunter St is a cradle of creative arts nurturing and inspiration, having fostered graduates who have since achieved commercial success, and many others who have gained successful careers in a variety art, fashion, and media related organisations.
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The course aims to reduce inappropriate use of the selfie in public settings and increase the quality of what has become an important repository of social documentation. "We've all seen badly framed, poorly lit and out of focus images in our social media streams, and we at TAFE NSW have said enough is enough," said Jim Griffiths, TAFE NSW Brand ManagerThe course will cover topics such as the history of the selfie, faking spontenaeity, photographic composition at arm's length, the selfie and politics, the selfie and popular culture. It will also cover some basics such as lighting, framing, perfecting the duck face and how to avoid the dreaded 'selfie neck'. One of the most exciting units of study is the many inappropriate uses of the 'selfie stick' that are completely unrelated to photography. "With trillions of gigabytes of data being uploaded every day we can now look forward to our society being represented in a better light for future generations," said Mr Griffiths. "And we all know that the secret to success is good lighting." Only attractive students will be considered for enrolment (at least a 7 out of 10). The first students are expected to start the course on 1 May this year. Enrol Now!
Teachers from TAFE's South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) are collaborating with Campbelltown Council to provide a range of creative workshops for members of the public to participate in while they're pounding the shopping mall. The workshops cover pattern making, photography, merchandising, styling advice and hair and beauty lessons. Fashion design teachers will be providing tips for punters who are going to job interviews or who just want to look their best when socialising with friends. The workshops will be hosted until Friday 15 April in the Fashion Mall on Level 2 from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm on Thursday.
Looking for something to do that increases your brain power? There are loads of free events coming up that could help you pick up a new skill, give you a taste of your future career and help switch on those neurons. Genext MCA, Circular Quay Genext runs events at the MCA five times a year. These events feature a festival-like line up of live music, performance, art-making and interactive experiences. They give participants exclusive access to MCA exhibitions, allowing them to explore the gallery with nobody else there, other than people the same age with the same interests. Participants are welcome to explore, discuss and make art alongside professional artists. Free workshops, Western Sydney TAFE Western Sydney TAFE is running free workshops available in different career areas. These include design, beauty, business, trades, tourism and IT. These courses are designed to provide a foot in the door for a range of jobs and further training. Whether you want to study for general interest, top-up your training, or get a taste of a career before you commit to an intensive course, there are plenty of options. A full list of the available courses is listed on the Western Sydney TAFE website. Creative Mornings Sydney, Surry Hills CreativeMornings is a global, monthly series of breakfast lectures Each event celebrates a city's creative talent and provides an open space for creatives to connect with like-minded individuals. CreativeMornings speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. They share stories and lessons they've learned throughout their careers. Anyone can attend; visit the CreativeMornings website to reserve your spot. Photography workshop, Glebe These free workshops, offered at Glebe library, will introduce you to the basics of photography. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own creativity whilst learning the basic rules of photography. Topics covered include, basic composition, portrait and landscape photography and mobile phone photography. Music Recording, Redfern Join the crew at Redfern Community centre for a jam session, and learn how to record music and sound effects. The centre offers exciting free creative workshops and courses in music and sound production. Workshops are designed for all creative levels from beginners to advance. They provide a welcoming environment for artists to learn and create together with the opportunity to perform for a live audience. Drama Classes, Pyrmont Pyrmont Community Centre is running free drama classes for all would-be-thespians. These classes provide a place for passionate students to work on their acting skills with others who share their passion for the screen and stage. They assist participants in becoming more polished actors through fun activities that help manage nerves, speak confidently and increase the impact of their performances. Baking Classes, Surry Hills Turn yourself into a baking guru by joining local librarian and baker Kathy, at Surry Hills Library. Learn how easy it is to whip up sweet treats that will leave your friends and family in awe. These workshops will take you through the whole process of baking; including learning new techniques and recipes. Best of all everyone gets a sample and the recipe to take home. Classes take place monthly. All materials and ingredients are provided. Bookings essential.
Talented Photo Imaging students from Mudgee TAFE are exhibiting their work in a local bakery. The exhibition, titled On the Rise, features work from part-time students who have honed their skills after just six classes. "To have a show of this calibre after only six classes is a credit to them," Jude Morrell, photography teacher told the Mudgee Guardian & Gulgong Advertiser. "And to be able to display the photographs in such a great location is fabulous." Ms Morrell added that many local award-winning photographers have learned their skills at TAFE Western, so this exhibition will help to cement that reputation. The exhibition was the brainchild of Mudgee student and passionate shutterbug Paula Hanson, who helped inspire other passionate shutterbugs to enroll in the TAFE classes. "We have students travelling from as far away as Condobolin and Dubbo," she said. "It has been a very supportive and creative group."The students' photographs will be on display at the Mudgee Bakery & Café for the next couple of weeks.
TAFE Western creative arts students will be exhibiting their work at the Myall Street Campus in Dubbo this Saturday 5 November. The students are studying a range of creative pursuits including design, graphic design, photography and visual arts. The display is their end-of-year exhibition and represents the cumulative total of their endeavours throughout the year. "We are very proud of how (the exhibition) has come together," Vicki Vance (pictured standing), head teacher of TAFE Western Creative Industries told the Daily Liberal. Pursuing artistic talent is something that Visual Arts Diploma student, Meredith Stendell (pictured seated), has found to be very emotionally therapeutic as well as creatively satisfying. "This year … I have experienced family members moving out and I've lost family members as well. So I am exploring emotion and how to depict it through painting," she said. "My art has helped. When I came back from my dad's funeral, painting was very cathartic and it just flowed."Meredith has found the studying of her Diploma to be so enriching she is planning on enrolling for an Advanced Diploma next year.
We were all just blown away seeing the final result, especially the amazing work of the painters and tilers. We're especially happy with the kitchen and bathroom It was like a former TV celebrity experiencing a very public mid-life slump; cracked surfaces, blistered paint work and a generally rundown, neglected air. For as long as anyone could remember, the modest, single-story Victorian terrace had quietly occupied a corner of Sydney TAFE's Petersham Campus, becoming more and more depressed and rundown with every year that passed and every plane that roared overhead. But, like any former TV celebrity worth their salt, a comeback was in the cards. The house was earmarked for a full renovation treatment, with Sydney TAFE students providing the skills, knowhow and elbow grease. The freshly-renovated building would then be put onto the rental market. An innovative way of turning the resident white elephant into a valuable, revenue-raising asset. Dubbed "the Petersham Cottage Project", the transformation was kicked off in late March 2014 with the unveiling of a fresh new design, courtesy of four 2nd year Interior Design and Decoration students from Design Centre Enmore. "Our concept was modelled around the word ‘reshape'," said Georgie Frew, one of the students. "We also drew inspiration from Petersham's local Portuguese community." The design students worked alongside students of Painting & Decorating, Tiling, Photography and Marketing. This innovative and collaborative approach not only provided valuable "real life" experience for all the students involved, but mimicked a real world situation where different industry professionals work together for a common client. Winston Stephenson, a 2nd year Cert IV in Photography & Digital Imaging student at Ultimo Campus, was given the responsibility of creating a photographic record of every stage of the cottage's transformation. "I've covered the whole project, right from the beginning," he said. "I used this for my storytelling assessment. I was being assessed on use of available light, fill flash or flash as main. It replaces my other assessments." The Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration students were also formally assessed on their work. "It was our major project for Semester 1," explains Nicole Vella, another of the Enmore students. "It's been incredible seeing our design concepts being brought to life over the last couple of months. We were all just blown away seeing the final result, especially the amazing work of the painters and tilers. We're especially happy with the kitchen and bathroom." Director of Petersham College and Design Centre Enmore, Rob Cousins, explains that the initial budget for the entire project was $50,000 but this figure was incrementally extended as the project evolved. "It's also been a valuable experience for the students in regards to budgetary estimates and costing," he said. The result? The Victorian-era structure has now been given a gleaming 21st century treatment – big, spacious, walk-through bathroom, polished timber bench tops, shiny flickmixer taps, a contemporary black and white checkerboard kitchen floor. And, most importantly, noise reducing double-glazed bedroom windows. A stylish home that can confidently hold its own in the competitive property market of Sydney's inner west. Now that's a comeback.
A group of screen and media students from Bathurst TAFE are having their work showcased at Metro Cinemas. The free public screening, which will take place on Wednesday 7 December, has been made possible through collaboration between TAFE media teacher Simon Fraser and the local Metro Cinemas. "Our students have been working very hard over the year to create some outstanding work and Metro Cinemas have been very supportive in allowing them to shine on the silver screen," Mr Fraser told the Western Advocate. Needless to say, the students themselves are also pretty excited about the opportunity for their work to find an appreciative audience, even just for one night. "Seeing our films on the big screen is an awesome experience," said screen and media student Arwa Merchant. "We have been looking forward to this all year and we hope everyone can come along and support us." The students have been studying a range of screen and media disciplines including film-making, camera, editing, photography, writing and animation. As well as their work being enjoyed by a live audience, the students and their teachers also hope the screening will show potential students the wide range of skills that can be learnt at Bathurst TAFE.
Don't be shy to let your personality shine through your portfolio if you think it might give you an edge It's no surprise that ever-growing technology and social media platforms are having a major impact on the beauty industry today. Whether you're a TAFE NSW hair and beauty student, or interested in a career in this field, a strong online presence is crucial for your future business. A fantastic digital portfolio, showcasing photographs of your finest work can attract potential employers and clients by portraying the technical skills you've mastered along with your unique style. Here are our top tips for creating/maintaining your digital portfolio… Start now! Ideally you should commence collating your portfolio while you have your training wheels on, so that you can build your content and show/track your skill development. But, even if you're past that stage and still haven't started your portfolio, it's never too late to begin. Use great quality images The beauty industry is highly visual and imagery is very powerful. Don't taint your hard work by capturing it through poor quality images. Where possible, use a professional photographer to produce a range of pictures for your portfolio. If that's not realistic, snap your photos with a good quality camera, using natural lighting and neutral backgrounds that won't distract from your work. Quality over quantity Choose 10 – 15 of your BEST photos to include in your online portfolio, which showcase your outstanding work and technique. Don't let the viewer get distracted by too many images or a portfolio which may be difficult to navigate. Every picture reflects your work, so if you're not happy with it – don't upload it. Showcase your versatility Potential clients need to know that you're capable of creating several different looks, which can appeal to different tastes. So include imagery that reflects this. Ensure your photo collection contains different styles, angles, poses lighting (e.g. natural light, indoor lighting, flash photography, spotlights etc.), black and white photography and so on. Don't be afraid to stand out The hair and beauty industry can be very competitive. Don't be shy to let your personality shine through your portfolio if you think it might give you an edge. Remember you have to impress viewers in a glance. Sequence Although there's no right or wrong way to order the images in your portfolio, it's beneficial that your portfolio is easy to navigate and your photos flow. One example would be to group similar images together, e.g. hair up styles, black and white photos etc. Presentation Your beauty portfolio is basically your online resume, so it needs to be professional. Be sure to have an extra pair of eyes check your work before you publish. Although the focus should be on your imagery, correct spelling and grammar and attention to detail are still important. Principles Never claim work to be yours if it's not. If other people were involved in the images you upload then give credit where it's due. Ensure you have written permissions from relevant people to use images, e.g. models, photographers, publishers etc. Don't cheat by altering images of your work, because really, that's false advertising. Social media If your beauty portfolio is on a website you have created, than take advantage of social media to direct people to your work. Social media is a very powerful platform for advertising and best of all, it's free! Regularly sharing strong imagery of your quality work will engage potential clients. Keep it current A great portfolio is always a work in progress. Remember to update and review it regularly. Viewers need to know that your skills are constantly improving and you're keeping up with trends. Be patient Just like Rome, a portfolio wasn't built in a day. It takes time, which is why the sooner you start the quicker you can build it. If it's not fantastic at the start, just be patient. As your skills and experience grow, so should your portfolio and choice of content.
We've tapped into a large creative vibe in the local surrounding neighbourhoods, so we've been able to position the Campus as a creative hub Campbelltown TAFE is a large sprawling campus located on a grassy knoll on the outskirts of town, just a stone's throw from the M5. The grounds have lots of beautiful native flower gardens and towering gum trees, making this a wonderful environment for learning and creativity. And be sure, there's loads of creativity here. While the College has many strings to its bow, such as automotive repair, child studies and food and hospitality, its two signature areas are graphic design and digital media. We were introduced to a Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media class that was currently underway. Most of the students were pretty eager to show us what they were working on. Even just a casual look at each Mac screen in the room, one after the other, showed a huge variety of content, styles and influences at play. The head teacher, Lutfi, explained that class assessments include cool things like students filming their own bios and making mock TV commercials. We chatted with student Vlaudin, who told us he'd always been good at drawing and doodling when he was younger, and didn't want to spend his working life digging potholes and sweating in the sun. "Being creative is a lot more satisfying," he said. "It's kind of like my stamp on the world. I get to put a bit of myself into every job or illustration or whatever I'm working on." So where does he see himself going after he finishes his TAFE studies? "I'd like to do a bit of freelance graphic design work just to get my foot in the door, and then hopefully get into a company somewhere down the track," he said. "I do a few family jobs here and there. My Dad has a wine business and I did the website for him. I've got a good base knowledge of illustrating and PhotoShop and all that, but I still need to hone my skills a bit more first so that I'll have an awesome portfolio at the end of my studies here." In true grassroots TAFE tradition, Campbelltown College has also forged strong collaborative relationships with its local community, including both Campbelltown and Camden Councils. "We've tapped into a large creative vibe in the local surrounding neighbourhoods, so we've been able to position the Campus as a creative hub," Lutfi said. "For example, some of our students recently produced some decal designs for Campbelltown Council. It even made the local headlines. We also do a lot of video production for Council's youth services. This gives students the opportunity to work with a real client, building realistic expectations of working relationships." As we were leaving we checked out the College's photographic and art exhibition studios downstairs from the classrooms. The hallways were all displaying students' photography and artwork, as well as posters and banners for the community events the College has been involved with. Further testimony (not that any more was needed) to the great creative pulse of Campbelltown TAFE.
I like spray painting large street murals and portraits. I'm also happy to do artistic commissions. Think back to your 16-year-old self. Did you know what you wanted to do with your life back then? Did you even have an inkling? Not many people do. But there are always the exceptions. Some people have more than just an inkling – not only do they have a vision for their future, but they're also very talented in their respective areas. Sydney's Bradfield Senior College is harbouring more than its fair share of these creative prodigies. Since the College is a senior high school that specialises in the creative industries and also shares a Campus with TAFE NSW's Northern Sydney Institute, the College's creative output could almost said to be a given. Bradfield was the first senior high school of its kind to make it possible for students to study for their HSC as well as a TAFE Certificate while simultaneously being introduced to the creative workforce through Work Studies and Industry Training. The College is unique for another reason – the overwhelming sentiment the overwhelming sentiment from students is that the teachers are "on the same level", "aren't patronising" and are genuinely interested in seeing students achieve their career and HSC goals. Students who have come from a difficult background, that may have struggled in the public school system in most cases, coming to Bradfield turns things around for them. These kids are now pursuing the vision for their collective future and acting on it. And they're not even out of high school! As part of the Vivid festival, the students are showcasing some of their skills, arts and crafts at the Creative Careers Day. We touched base with some of them to pick their brains about what makes their creativity tick at such a ripe age. Kate van Laarhoven, Year 11 Kate came to Bradfield because she was looking for an environment where she could freely express her own ideas in a form that best suited her. "I hope to get a job in video game design and development. Additionally, I'd like to continue my work as a freelance artist." You can find Kate at the Vivid Creative Careers Day hosting a market stall selling her cards, tie dyed tote bags and hand dyed apparel. Sophie Chuquimia-Borrelli, Year 11 Sophie came to Bradfield because she was really struggling at her old school with anxiety issues. "I learned about Bradfield through a family friend and I thought I would give it a shot as a sort of last resort." She said. "Bradfield is the best place I could have ever gone for me and my creative interest." At Vivid, Sophie will be selling small original prints and possibly some t-shirts as well. She loves the idea of Bradfield holding the arts and design market at Vivid and hosting the Creative Careers Day. "It really opens up a whole new world for people like me who are interested in a career in creative arts. A lot of people might not even think to go to a talk like the ones that are being offered in Bradfield and some people might not be able to afford to go to one. You can find Sophie at the Vivid Creative Careers Day hosting a market stall selling small original prints of bats and hopefully some T-shirts! Caitlin Griffiths, Year 12 Caitlin came to Bradfield because of the promise of a mature environment and a focus on creativity. "By the end of year 10, I was feeling quite lost in myself," she said. "I knew I wanted to express myself creatively but struggled to do so, and I felt ill-equipped in terms of mentors." At Bradfield she's been able to study almost entirely design and visual arts subjects, discovering a newfound passion for design and photography. "My teachers have fostered my creativity and worked so hard to help me understand and express myself creatively," she said. "It can be difficult at times, being a creative person, and I feel as though a constant feeling of doubt in oneself and one's work comes with the territory." At the Art and Design market you can find Caitlin selling wooden laser-cut jewellery. "I've worked really hard to design a range of quirky and cute necklaces, earrings and brooches, and I'm very excited about selling them." You can find Caitlin at the Vivid Creative Careers Day hosting a market stall selling wooden laser cut jewellery. Vincent Bunyip, Year 12 Vincent came to Bradfield because he simply didn't like his previous school. He enjoys the range of artistic subjects at Bradfield. "I want to be a better versio of myself in five years-time," he said. "I like spray painting large street murals and portraits. I'm also happy to do artistic commissions." At the Art and Design market Vincent will be selling t-shirts and small canvasses. He's also been busy putting his mark, literally, on the Bradfield Campus. This is in the form of a large portrait of Sir John Bradfield, the College's namesake, which will be displayed on a wall of one of the Campus buildings. You can find Vincent at the Vivid Creative Careers Day hosting a market stall selling t-shirts and small canvasses. Looking to launch your own creative career? Head down to the Vivid Creative Careers Day, 4 June 9am – 6pm Bradfield Senior College, 213 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards NSW 2065
TAFE and local Community Services have an important working relationship. It provides learning, real life services and opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in society After leaving Mudgee I made a brief stop at Dunedoo, about half an hour up the highway. With a population of less than 900, Dunedoo isn't even considered a town, but a village (at least, according to Wikipedia). The local TAFE campus is located in a small building and focu s es mainly on courses in Access, Agriculture, Business, Computing, Mining and Outreach work. Dunedoo TAFE was closed when I swung by, as it only opens when there are scheduled classes. Dunedoo TAFE is a single classroom demountable next to the Central School. It only opens when classes are on, but is critical to the community! #tafewestern #taferoadtrip A photo posted by tafensw (@tafensw) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:01pm PDT Back in the car after a quick rest stop (and the best cheese and bacon pie ever!), the next place on my list was Gilgandra TAFE. Well, actually, the first stop was the Gilgandra Art Exhibition in the local art gallery. The art exhibition was the project of a Gilgandra TAFE Community Services student Tanya Hutchison (who also happens to teach Digital Photography & Retail at TAFE). The exhibition showcased art works produced by residents of the local group homes, working in conjunction with the Orana Lifestyle Directions disability program. TAFE and local Community Services have an important working relationship. It provides learning, real life services and opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in society. Tanya was in the midst of her work placement, as part of her Certificate III Disability & Education Support qualification. She couldn't emphasise enough just how important practical training is for TAFE. Without this sort of training, students would obtain qualifications without actually knowing how to do the job they were trained for. The time spent with Tanya and her group was incredible. Joyous actually. Or perhaps both, which you might say was "joydible". The Gilgandra TAFE Community Services program really is making a difference in people's lives, and I got to see it first hand. Before leaving town, I did pop in to Gilgandra TAFE to check out the facilities. It's not a big place, as with most remote TAFE colleges, but they're well fitted out with the latest technology to make learning easier. Here's a little extra from Gilgandra TAFE yesterday. Despite all these TAFE colleges being quite remote, the facilities are second to none. And the connected classrooms are in constant use. TAFE Western are very much in touch with distance learning. #tafewestern #taferoadtrip A photo posted by tafensw (@tafensw) on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT As I left Gilgarndra TAFE, I couldn't help noticing the Aboriginal flag flying high outside the Gilgandra College. It seemed to be hinting at the purpose of my next destination – the Aboriginal Studies class at Coonamble TAFE. Catch up on Episode 7 here
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