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*
Saturday 2 September 10am - 5pm
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 $30 printing voucher.
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.
This is a one-day, hands-on intensive program for photography enthusiasts, serious amateurs, and working pros; you will cover Lightroom from start to finish, so you can easily integrate the program into your digital photography workflow.
Have you ever wanted to do street photography but have been unsure how to begin? This masterclass will dissect what street photography is to you, leading to practical work and an image review about a fortnight later.
In this workshop timelapse specialist Chris Oaten will take you on a fun and engaging journey into the world of timelapse over two days, with an optional third day for the "Myponga Timelapse Challenge"
This crash course will extend your darkroom skills with sophisticated techniques we haven't managed to fit into all of our other darkroom classes! Control your tonal range and extract maximum information from your negatives.
This is an intermediate course for experienced photographers who wish to learn more about photographing people in a studio environment.
Have you always wanted to know about studio-based lighting, but have felt intimidated by it? This “crash course” is for those who want to know everything about lighting with artificial light – but only have one day to do it!
Saturday 5 August 10am - 5pm
Working with mixed light sources, such as flash, tungsten and LEDs is becoming increasingly popular in both the studio and on location. However to work this way requires a good understanding of light. And once light and the way it works is understood and mastered, it can help in creating natural and often very arresting images.
Do you know where you want to go with your photographic career? We have been running these popular seminars for four years now and in 2017 the course has been expanded to address the differences between the Commercial and Domestic photographic marketplace. These seminars are designed to focus on your end goal.
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.
Spend two intensive days with fine artist and Photoshop guru Gee Greenslade. This two-day masterclass is suitable for advanced Photoshop workers who wish to take their already excellent skills to a completely different level with one of Adelaide’s most notorious Photoshop artists.
This crash course is for those who want to know everything about processing and printing Black and White film-but only have one day to do it! Learn to process B&W film and how to safely make darkroom enlargements.
This workshop is for the novice or intermediate photographer who wishes to learn about on-camera flash and speedlights to become more confident with their photographic image making. You should already possess an electronic flash either hot-shoe style or bracket mounted to bring to this workshop.
Immerse yourself in the history and basic practice of the 19th Century tintype process. Learn how to pour, sensitise, expose, develop and varnish plates in a hands-on environment, leaving with several tintypes made by their own hands. Strictly limited to four participants.
Spend a day amongst the rolling hills at Magpie Springs Cellar Door and Art Gallery south of Adelaide.
Spend an afternoon/evening photographing along the coastline of Petrel Cove behind The Bluff at Victor Harbor. Learn how to accentuate the unique formations of this coastline, and create different effects with star trail photography.
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.