Photographic Design

Photographic Design


This course aims to familiarise amateur and professional photographers with recognised visual systems for designing a more visually engaging photograph

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This course is designed to help the amateur as well as the professional photographer to strengthen their abilities with designing their photographs. The main purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with recognised visual systems for designing a more visually engaging photograph. Each course will have slightly different outcomes due to the students’ individual vision, motivation and career goals.


  • Geometry

  • Figure/Ground relationships

  • Hyperfocal distance

  • Framing/Patterning

  • Creative use of shutter speeds

  • Colour vs. Black & White

  • Micro/Macro/Scale

  • Composing with light

  • Subjective metering

  • Working with texture

  • Photographic evaluation

  • Portfolio preparation

Jessica Eckermann teaches this subject and says

“Students always produce the most beautifully-designed images in this course. It really helps to tighten the bolts in composition and design techniques. While technical competency with an SLR camera is assumed, this course is helpful for both students who wish to work in the photographic industry and those who simply want to improve their photography.”

Important Dates

Please view the calendar for key dates at the CCP.

Fee By Instalment

To make paying for your course easier, fee by instalment is available. Click here to arrange your fee by instalment plan online or call the CCP on 08 8354 0839

Early Enrolment Discount

A $40 discount applies if full payment is made before the Term Census Date. This discount will already be applied to the online price, and flagged as on "sale".

Class Prerequisites

  • Introduction to Photography

  • Camera 1

The following subjects are not compulsory prequisites, but students who have done them are likely to get the most from this class:

  • Camera 2

  • Introduction to Darkroom

  • Studio 1


9 weeks, 3 hours per class. Students should expect to do an extra 6 hours a week of their own work.

Required Materials

  • Digital or film camera with manual controls