Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Xmas approaches...

An electric American Christmas:

Jamin' in the evening...

Doogle and Paul
...pancakes in the morning!

Steve with pancake smile

Jen, Brian and Paul

Friday, December 19, 2008

Life is a changin'...Next Up! BA Creative Arts!?!

School Of Creative Media

17th December 2008

VIC 3195

VTAC application number: 29010115D

Re: Bachelor of Arts (Photography) VTAC Code: 32681

Dear CARA.

Following your recent interview for the BA Photography course VTAC Code: 32681, I am pleased to inform you that you have met the pre-selection requirements.

This means that RMIT is prepared to make you an offer for this course in the main round of VTAC offers
provided that you also satisfy tertiary entrance requirements*.
Please be aware that this letter does not constitute an official offer. Formal advice of an offer will be received through VTAC on Tuesday 20 January 2009. Rather, the intention of this advice is to assist you in making your final choice of course preferences. Please be aware that a number of courses at different institutions may be prepared to make you an offer, but the offer received will be for the course highest on your list of preferences where you have met all selection criteria including extra requirements.
If you decide to alter your preferences, all applicants are given this opportunity at various dates in October and December providing processing fees have been paid. For information on these dates, please refer to the VTAC Guide or
You may receive similar advice about the success of pre-selection requirements from other courses you have applied to and this should also be used when reviewing preferences. This is a practice agreed to by all institutions and endorsed by VTAC.
If you require any clarification on this matter, please contact your careers counselor or telephone VTAC.
Yours sincerely,

(Carmen Cataldo)
Sandra Irvine
Selection Officer
BA Photography
RMIT University

* To satisfy tertiary entrance requirements, applicants must have satisfactorily completed VCE and units 3&4 of English sequentially in the same calendar year or, for TAFE courses, equivalent secondary completion such as Senior VCAL.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The weekend...of work!

The deadlines have arrived:

-Monday- Film photography portfolio due
(printed on fiber and matted)

-Tuesday- Digital photography portfolio due
(2 portfolios of 20 images EACH)

-Wednesday- Photoshop portfolio/projects due
-Thursday- Ballroom dancing final

Here's what I am doing in Photoshop just for fun/learning:



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The 1950's housewife

Oh how far we have come in 50 years!

I am researching for a photo series I took over the weekend of my friend Molly posing as a 1950's house wife and I found 'The Good Wife's Guide' published in Housekeeping Monthly. Amazing!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The skinny...

The interview-
The RMIT phone interview was last Wednesday. It went well but was not what I expected. It was more of a formality because I sent in my portfolio via email so the panel had reviewed my work before the interview (unlike most interviewees who attend the interview and show the panel their work). I spent the whole day researching photography/terms, the RMIT course and the selection criteria which the pannel were supposed to ask me...instead they asked me if I had set up some of the elaborate shots I took of Art in France. They asked my if I was interested in the Scientific Photography discipline and told me I would be exempt from some core science classes seeing as I had completed a BSc already. They told me I had a good feeling for light and I would know if I was in, shortlisted or out by Xmas. And then it was done.

The Thanksgiving-
Wed, Thurs, Fri were all school free due to Thanksgiving. Thursday was Thanksgiving day and I agreed to spend this year with my Dad. In the morning I did a fashion photo shoot with Iaana, an actress friend of mine at the JC who did a fabulous job. She was fun to work with and up for anything....actresses are the way to go I tell you! At 3pm it was Thanksgiving time! My Dad and I ate our main course chez Penny with family friends- the Pruits (Pat and Alison) and the Browns (Alison, Charles and Joe). Then my Dad and I drove to Petaluma for dessert with Paul's family.

The weekend and days off flew by and here we are again...another week and Yesterday, Monday I spent the entire day in the darkroom. I arrived at 10:30 and printed until 6pm. Then I went home (finally), ate (finally), did a biscuit/chocolate run with Hilary to Trader Joes and worked the night away on Photoshop which I now have to play with at home along with 2GB of new RAM which makes the computer actually run...not walk, doddle and trip over.

I'm off to download photos to show in my digital class! =)