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Explore the photography world and become more confident with your photos!

Photography today is firmly established as both an art form and an essential tool in communication. If you already know how to operate your camera and are comfortable with your knowledge of most of its functions, this is the course you are looking for. Learn how to put that “wow” factor into your digital photos.

This is a course for those who already know how to operate their Digital SLR camera at a basic level, and now want to take their skills to the next level.

Whether you take photos for pleasure or want a career, Christine will teach you to get your camera off autopilot and get the most out of your Digital SLR. A quick grounding in the basics and legal issues is followed by practical use of your camera in a day shoot with a special subject, and a night shoot in her own secret Gold Coast location.

You will receive homework every week followed by plenty of discussion about your own photos.  Expect a creative and inspiring work environment that is very hands-on.

Learn how to use every feature on your DSLR including lenses, shutters, aperture, ISO and their relationships.  Discover creative depth of field, composition, tips and techniques, lighting and presentation.

Please note: The off-campus photo shoots may be on the weekend, this substitutes class time, and will be discussed with students in the first class.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport

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Part time: 8 sessions / 1 night per week

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  • Full Fee $305

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07 5581 8300

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Kyle Richardson

Let's celebrate the photographers

My love for photography emerged during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where I won dual gold medals for Australia.
More about this course.

Kyle Richardson
Diploma of Photo Imaging

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A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical & essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training approved by industry, leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Key dates

Gold Coast - Southport 31 Jan 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
2 May 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
11 Jul 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
3 Oct 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Students of any age can participate – all you need to display is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. You must have a Digital SLR camera with memory card and knowledge of basic camera operation. Camera accessories such as tripod, flash and lenses are an advantage.


Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Students should bring a digital SLR camera and a pen and pad for note taking.
  • There will be casual and open discussions on all topics.
  • Camera and creativity must always be present.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.


Please Note:  During this course there will be up to two lessons scheduled off-campus “on location shoots” which may be on weekends (a daytime shoot and also a night shoot).  These shoots substitute on-campus time and are weather permitting.  This will be discussed in your first class to give students plenty of notice.

Classes are offered on:

  • Tuesday 31 January - Tuesday 21 March 2017 from 6.30pm-9.00pm (8 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 301
  • Tuesday 2 May - Tuesday 20 June 2017 from 6.30pm-9.00pm (8 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 301
  • Tuesday 11 July - Tuesday 29 August 2017 from 6.30pm-9.00pm (8 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 301
  • Tuesday 3 October - Tuesday 21 November 2017 from 6.30pm-9.00pm (8 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 301

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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There are no additional costs to study this course.


This course will offer you a stepping stone to a photography career, further studies or to develop your own interest.  You will receive a better understanding of photography and your camera and the ability to change your snapshot into 1000 words. You're just a click away from learning how the professionals take one amazing picture after another.

Kyle Richardson

Let's celebrate the photographers

My love for photography emerged during the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi where I won dual gold medals for Australia.
More about this course.

Kyle Richardson
Diploma of Photo Imaging

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 18 January 2017

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