CCP in the Adelaide Review, August 2014
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC CAREER STARTS HERE
The Centre for Creative Photography (CCP) guides students on their journey to become practicing artists or commercial photographers—or both.
The team at the CCP supports students to express themselves with confidence as artists and individuals. Every experience for students in the program reflects the skill and rigour it takes to maintain a professional creative career.
The success of any educational program is best measured by that of its students. Mark Zed, owner/operator of Aspect Photographics is one Diploma graduate who has established a successful career. He speaks to the school’s high standards and commitment to equipping students with the skills to develop pathways into the industry:
‘My experience at the CCP prepared me with the skills required to produce a professional standard of work’ explains Mark Zed. ‘It not only taught me about camera and lighting techniques but also provided a nurturing environment. This encouraged me to build my confidence and communication skills to go out and brave the “real world” of the photographic industry.’
Mark has won numerous awards including AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year 2008 and Commercial Photographer of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Mark has won individual peer reviewed print awards yearly to date. His photographs are published regularly locally, interstate and overseas.
Mark also boasts an impressive client list. While he has found a niche servicing businesses in the food and wine industry other clients include SA Water, Parliament House, University of Adelaide and Exxon Mobil.
Mark is also a past President of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) SA division. ‘I’m proud of my association with Council and what was achieved when I was the President. It gives me an opportunity to give back to an industry which has rewarded me well’.
Mark exceeded his expectations of photographic study: ‘I initially came to the CCP to challenge my agoraphobia and anxiety. With some hard work and the guidance of staff and support of students at the CCP I left with both technical the ability and personal confidence.
‘I approached the studio I wanted to work with and I went on to purchase that business. It’s a privilege to now count my former teachers as my colleagues and exhibit work alongside them. I would recommend anyone who is serious about forging a career in photography to contact the CCP.’
You can contact The CCP with any enquiries. The CCP is holding an Open Day on Sunday 21 September.