Comments from the some of the students
"I feel like I achieved something.
Today it was magic thank you"
Doreen Parker- Enrolled in Beginner/Intermediate 2012
"Learning a lot.
Loving this course. The location shoots are my favourite."
Clare Bryant.- Completed Beginner/Advanced/MasterClass 2012
Completed CDP Super Session "A Day uin the Life" February 2013
Completed CDP Super Session "A Day uin the Life" February 2015
"My first photography workshop.
Have found it very interesting and I'm gaining valuable information to help me. Tracy and Michael are certainly very helpful and I like the way they organise and prepare each session. Well done! Keep it up! Also loving the outdoor photo locations."
Completed Beginner/Advanced/MasterClass 2012
Has enrolled for the one day CDP Super Session February 2013
"I shoot everything in Manual now..even without flash!"
I recently took part in an 8 week Photography course conducted by CURIOUS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, at their exhibition showroom situated on the Tweed river in Cudgen. The course was aimed at the beginner / to intermediate level of photography knowledge. After having enjoyed photography for many years,
I found I was starting to lose my enthusiasm, simply because I didn’t know how to properly use the camera to its potential. I felt I could achieve reasonable to good composition and settings though I could not understand how I would take one good image and then the next two or three were not so good….How did I get that good shot??… for the life of me I couldn’t figure it out.
I was fortunate to have two great mentors / instructors in Michael and Tracy,…who shed the light and understanding in a very casual atmosphere with surrounding art works. Each lesson / session had a structured format which I found to be very interesting and exciting, each weekly session had an integrated progression to the next.
The focus for each weekly session was on particular principle of photography. From both Michael and Tracy’s unique quality in knowledge, skills and understanding, I was able to find the light from the knowledge I gained from them to put me on track again. My enthusiasm for photography is back,… my photography is better than ever. I shoot everything in Manual now, even without a flash in some of the most remote dark areas.
I enjoyed the 8 weeks session so much I’ve listed myself now for next year’s more advanced course which starts in February.
For anybody who wants to take a new approach to photography and just learn to take a photo and be happy with it, these guys will do it for you. They apply the principles of art and take it through to the photography which was very enjoyable. Nice people too.
Thanks heaps I’ll be seeing you in the New Year."
Completed Beginner/Intermediate Session Four 2012
Completed Definitive (formely Advanced) 2013
Former CEO at Cult Industries
General Manager Voodoo Dolls
The workshops commenced in March 2012. They are structured lessons over 8 weeks with 2 hour sessions each week. They include discussions, viewing on screen, constructive critique and extensive location shoots.
Students are using Point and shoot with manual controls/SLR Film/Mobile Phone cameras/DSLR's
All camera makes and models welcome!
They offer several levels of workshops:
- Photography Fundamentls - Beginner/Intermediate
- Introduction to composition and learning to shoot in manual mode
- Definitive Class - Specific concept shoots including digital darkroom techniques
- Master Class - Extended concept location shoots including further digital darkroom techniques
Future workshops are planned to offer all day concept location shoots at various locations.
Comments from students
"Here are some shots from my self imposed Assignment #9 using the skills I have leaned during my 8 week course (just had to share!). I would love some feedback. Thanks so much for your inspiring instruction. I know I am getting better!"
Completed Photography Fundamentals 2015
(Enrolled for Definitive Course August 2015)
"A different perspective.
I have gained a lot of knowledge about my camera and the photos I now take. I look at photo opportunities in a different perspective. Tracy and Michael are excellent teachers. All thanks to these great people!"
Completed Beginner/Intermediate Session Three 2012
Comments from interested photographers, artists and friends
"I grew up in your area,
and I really love the photography
what you are displaying on this site, especially the Condong Sugar Mill and the photo of the Tweed River is very impressive.
I wish you all the best for your workshop and I completely agree that what you are offering is a unique perspective. It is visible in your photography. Congrats and I hope to see you one day, I will call in as I love photography.
During autumn of 2012 students from the New Media and Information and Digital Media classes visited Curious Digital Photography. The teachers from the Tafe were interested in how the workshops were run with a view to recommending the course.
Some comments from that workshop presentation.
"Terrific presentation and art"
Elle Hayter - Tafe Teacher and Editor of Create Magazine
Evelyre Lorimier - Tafe student
Hope to have your course"
"Interested in your course"
Helen Wilson. Helen completed Beginner/Intermediate in February/March 2013.
"I viewed the video/still photos
on disk that Michael Bryant from Curious Art Coop Chinderah did for the three of us. (Annie Higgins, Caz McDougall and Gail Collins) Michael is an amazing photographer and teaches digital photography (Curious Digital Photography with Tracy Jay) and can be reached at Curious Art Gallery. It was wonderful to have a moving memory of the night.
Annie Higgins (left) and Caz McDougall at the opening night for the Secret Gardens exhibition at Jugglers Art Space in Fortitude Vallery, Brisbane.
Photos and video shot by Michael Bryant