Travel Photography


18 hours


Face to face


City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Passionate about travel photography? Join Cam Cope, Australian Travel Photographer of the Year 2014, for Travel Photography, a practical 3-day workshop series for photographers and travellers. Learn a range of techniques and approaches to find inspiration, build confidence, capture and critically evaluate your own images. The course will cover ways to share your images across a range of platforms including photo-essays, Instagram, self-published books and exhibitions, as well as the practical, ethical and legal considerations surrounding photography.

Course content

  • Basic elements of digital photography: composition, lighting, movement, colour, black white
  • Building visual literacy-reviewing works of master photographers; Building confidence in unfamiliar places
  • Techniques for photographing people; Finding inspiration; Building narratives with images
  • Practical shoot review sessions; Individual consultations; Critically evaluating your own photos
  • Sharing your images: self-publishing, print media, Instagram and online
  • Rights, legal and ethical considerations
  • Practical ideas for travel (cameras, bags, insurance, backing up etc.)



There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Beginners are encouraged to complete 'Introduction to Photography Level 1' or equivalent. A fundamental knowledge use of your digital SLR camera will be highly useful but is not essential.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. Handouts covering course material for student reference, bibliographies and suggested reading will all be provided.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. Please bring no more than 5 of your own photos (as JPEGs) on a USB to share with class on day 1. Participants will need a digital camera (film cameras OK for advanced photographers).

Suited to

This course is designed for enthusiast photographers and those passionate about recording and sharing their travel adventures (with friends, in print, online or with an interest in getting published in magazines). Beginner photographers are encouraged to first take RMIT’s 'Introduction to Photography — Level 1' short course or equivalent before enrolling. Prior travel experience not necessary.


Participants will learn:

  • What camera to choose; Photographic techniques; Image styles and approaches
  • Reading the light and using it to your advantage; Seeing vs looking
  • Techniques for making your subjects (and yourself) comfortable
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Critiquing your own images
  • The editorial process
  • Practical considerations (camera gear, bags, insurance, file storage ).
  • Rights, legal and ethical considerations
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Facilitator: Cam Cope

Cam Cope is an experienced travel photojournalist with an infectious passion for engaging with different cultures and sharing knowledge. His work is widely published including in Melbourne Museum. Cam maintains documentary and art practices, exhibits widely, presents publicly on his work.

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