ACP Photographic Courses — Specialist

Once you have mastered your photography technical skills you can go on to explore a variety of specialist subjects at the ACP. Taught by some of Sydney's leading photo-practitioners, these courses combine hands-on experience with expert teaching, through which you will learn both the practical skills and the creative ideas that underpin your chosen subject.

Demand is always intense and prospective students are advised to enrol in their chosen course well in advance of the published starting date. To ensure you and your fellow students get the best out of each class there are necessary prerequisite levels of skill. These are indicated in the course outlines. New members who already have basic skills should arrange an interview with a member of the ACP Workshop team for a portfolio review. Our trained staff will then be able to advise you on the course best suited to your current level of expertise.

Please note the levels structure is only a guide. If you need assistance please contact the team and we can cater to your individual needs.

For more information contact Photographic Courses Staff on 02 9332 0551 or email


Documentary

Documentary

Learn what it is to be a documentary photographer. In this 5 week project based course you will discuss concepts and approaches and practice techniques that will allow you to work towards building a body of work. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $465.00/$415.00)


Family Portraiture

Family Portraiture

Capture your family’s precious moments on camera and look back on memories for years to come. This course will help you to develop the skills and expertise to develop your own unique style when photographing someone special. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review

Would you like to have your work reviewed by top creative industry professionals? Get feedback on your photographic portfolio with our panel of photography professionals. ()


How to Show Your Photography

How to Show Your Photography

Take your work to the next level in this short course, which covers everything you need to know about preparing your photos for an exhibition. (3 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $265.00/$235.00)


Photoshop: One Series, One Look

Photoshop: One Series, One Look

This practical course encourages students to approach their body of work with a specific 'look' or 'feel' in mind and to create a personal colour signature using post production tools. (8 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Fashion Photography with Christian Blanchard

Fashion Photography with Christian Blanchard

This 5 week class will take a journey through the processes of technical and creative considerations to fashion photography as well as demonstrations in beauty and fashion photography. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


The Magic of Night Photography

The Magic of Night Photography

This magical experience explores the wonder of ‘light painting’ and night photography. Led by professional landscape photographers Peter Solness and Murray Vanderveer this new ACP course teaches you special techniques to capture the wonder out there at night, both from behind the camera and in front of the computer. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Adventures in the Landscape

Adventures in the Landscape

(5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $465.00/$415.00)


Beauty Retouching

Beauty Retouching

This course covers both the foundation and advanced techniques required to achieve flawless, luminous skin, as well as giving you total control over every single pixel in your files. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $475.00/$425.00)


Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography

Learn how to photograph the architectural elements in our urban environments. Architectural Photography explores the history and aesthetics of photographing the built environment and introduces the techniques required to master its representation. (10 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Business Basics for Photographers

Business Basics for Photographers

There is much to learn to become a successful commercial photographer. Get a head start with this 5-week course for self-motivated entrepreneurs who are keen to learn the business basics of the photography industry. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $495.00/$455.00)


Studio Portraiture

Studio Portraiture

This 5 week course is designed to develop your portraiture skills while exploring an array of studio lighting set ups. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $495.00/$455.00)


Photojournalism

Photojournalism

It can be argued that photojournalism is one of the most reliable and immediate forms of communication giving evidence of events globally. In an environment where the need for information is insatiable, photojournalism helps to answer questions and give rise to new ones. (10 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Available Light Portraiture

Available Light Portraiture

Where there is light you can have photography. In this specialist course with Marco Bok you will look at the use of ambient light in photographic portraiture by considering arresting examples from the history of photography and painting. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $475.00/$425.00)


Environmental Portraiture

Environmental Portraiture

In environmental portraiture the subject's environment is the stage and sets the scene - it provides evidence or clues as to a person's tastes, interests and socio-economic background. (5 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week)


Street Photography

Street Photography

Live life as adventure and embrace the chaotic energy and chance offerings of everyday street life. (10 classes / 3 hours per class / 1 class per week, $749.00/$675.00)


ACP Membership Fee

ACP Membership costs $50, is valid for 1 year and entitles you to:

  • 10% discounts on all ACP catalogues and publications
  • Discounts at selected photographic stores and labs
  • Free use of the Library

Membership is mandatory for access to all Photographic Course department facilities and courses*.

*excluding Camera Craft 1, 2 and 3.