Take each subject individually or select a range of units to broaden your horizons. Places are limited.
If you are considering enrolling in our certificate programme, you may want to try a workshop first. You will experience the school, our teaching style and passion, and can make an informed decision if this is the place for you to begin your photographic journey.
Please see the current schedule for dates (including the $40 early enrolment discount date / "Census Date")
*Not every class on this page is offered right now; please feel welcome to contact us to register your interest*
Current Short Courses
Four Wednesdays from Feb 6 - 27
There's a lot to managing your photography business. Join the CCP as we explore how to maintain a sustainable photographic career.
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Saturday 9 February 2019 10am – 1pm
Join AIPP Accredited photographer Kylie South for her newborn photography workshop at the CCP. This class is aimed at photographers wanting to get into newborn photography and it covers a wide range of subjects.
SOLD OUT - Saturday 1 December 2018
Saturday 09 March 2019
Saturday 08 June 2019
Saturday 09 November 2019
This one-day workshop presents an introduction to Digital SLR cameras and image capture. It is intended for those who are new to digital photography and want a thorough introduction to working with digital cameras.
Saturday 13 April
This course will help you learn everything about studio lighting with artificial light in a day, including camera selection, lens selection, shutter speeds and F-stops, lighting ratios and studio best practice.
Saturday 18 May 2019
Learn to use the beautiful and magical (and temperamental!) tintype process, one of the oldest photographic mediums. This course is a one-day workshop, where participants will learn how to pour, sensitise, expose, develop and varnish plates in a hands-on environment.
Saturday 18 May 2019
This course will be held amongst the rolling hills at Magpie Springs Cellar Door Art Gallery south of Adelaide. Break down what makes a succesful landscape photograph and then make images of the vineyards, hills and river.
Saturday 25 May 2019 10am - 5pm
Saturday 17 August 2019 10am - 5pm
Saturday 09 November 2019 10am - 5pm
This one-day course covers Lightroom totally, allowing photography enthusiasts, amateurs and pros to integrate the program into their digital photography workflow.
Saturday 30 November 2019
This course looks at the traditions and people that have defined street photography, what makes a compelling street photograph and the methods for getting the shot you want on the street.
July 6 2019 10am - 5 pm
This course will extend your “in camera” imaging, and the conceptual development of your photographs. You will discover tangential ways of developing your ideas, and learn to think outside the square.
10 August 10 - 1pm
Working alongside an established wedding photographer is a time-tested pathway to both the wedding industry and hone your collaboration skills.
In this short workshop we’ll be covering the foundation of what it takes to be the kind of second shooter that will entice other photographers to team up with you.
Saturday 31 August 2019 4-11pm
This course teaches how to accentuate the unique formations of this coastline under different lighting conditions and via the use of long exposures as the light recedes and stars emerge.
Saturday 16 September 2019 10am-5pm
This crash photography course will enable you learn everything about processing Black and White film as well as how to make darkroom enlargements in one day.
Saturday 26 October 2019
Meant for the novice or intermediate photographer who wishes to learn about on-camera flash and speedlight to become more confident with their photographic image making.
Saturday 18 August 10am - 5pm
Working with mixed light sources is gaining popularity both in the studio and on location. This Masterclass helps you have a good understanding of various light sources.
Join the club! The CCP has planned a darkroom social club for keen b&w film photographers to make interesting art together. This is totally separate from CCP course work, so is open to CCP students, former students, and non-CCP friends. Darkroom experience is essential.
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Future Short Courses
This course will extend skills in advanced film development to understand what happens when you pull and push film and explore an advanced paper development technique.
Saturday 8 September 10am - 1pm
Free for current (Term 3 2018) students: Do you need to optimise your digital files for your assessment prints? Join Ben Tait and learn how to prepare your image files to make spectacular prints! Includes a $10 printing voucher.
Coming again soon in 2018
This is an intermediate course for experienced photographers wishing to learn more about photographing people in a studio environment using formal and informal approaches.
Coming again soon
This very hands-on half-day workshop will teach you one of the simplest, most fun ways of historical photographic production, making completely unique prints with every image.
Coming again soon
This two day masterclass for competent photographic studio workers will teach you to take your skills to a new, professional level. You will be working with one of Adelaide’s most experienced photographers and former assistant, Ian Routledge.
Coming again soon
Time lapse photography specialist Chris Oaten takes students on a fun and engaging journey into the world of timelapse. The 3rd day is for the Myponga Timelapse Challenge
The aim of the workshops are to allow people the opportunity to experience specialised areas of photographic study which they might not otherwise be able to complete for various reasons. The workshops are therefore shorter in duration and lesser in cost – often with modelling fees and equipment kits provided.
All of the teaching staff are practising artists in their own right and the Centre can therefore assure you of expert tuition. Just as with any other area of formal learning, workshops may not be for everybody, but they do provide an excellent venue to meet with other like-minded people and in a very comfortable environment.
Workshops & Conceptual Development
The CCP usually offers about eight courses in its Summer, Autumn, Winter and Summer schools. We also welcome your suggestions for other classes. Get a group together (6 to 10 is ideal) with an interest in any photographic topic, and providing our staff are available we can run a class for you. Look below for a list of sample topics.
The Summer, Autumn, Winter and Summer schools are a series of workshops set up to run separately from the formal classes that we run throughout the year. Participants usually learn very intensely over either a day or perhaps over the course of a week, however your more obvious learning often occurs further down the track after having completed the classes.
By their very nature, workshop topics are offered sporadically sometimes occasionally or even frequently according to demand, but they will certainly occur with your support. If you are interested in any specialised areas of study listed below please register your interest at the school for further information. Conversely you may wish to suggest a topic of your own for us to research for a future class.
Advice with the development of portfolios for entrance to art school or personal use will be given on an individual basis if requested.