Lecturer Category: Photography

04 Sep 2022

Tania Lee

Photography Lecturer

Founder of the commercial photography company ‘Tania Lee Photographer’ in Melbourne and an accomplished event photographer, Tania Lee is a highly revered commercial and editorial photographer with almost a couple decades of fine experience. She has earned quite a reputation in delivering high quality images in pre as well as post-production.

Her invaluable experiences of shooting for high-profile brands like Witchery, Mimco, Country Road, Anaconda to name a few contribute to the learning of most effective and relevant techniques of photography. From advanced lighting to retouching skills to meticulous attention to detail, her deep know-how of the demanding commercial industry helps students to get thorough insight into the functioning of the real world photography industry.

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03 Sep 2022

Ilana Rose

Photography Lecturer

Co-author and photographer for The Chicken Life, Ilana Rose’s love for photography and photojournalism spans over 25 years. Many would find her work in esteemed media outlets like The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Good Weekend, Marie Claire, Who Weekly, and several others. Her interests further extend to content production and storytelling driven by her passion for social justice. The highlights from Ilana’s passion projects include her work with organizations like Wesley Mission, The Smith Family, The Brotherhood of St Laurence amongst others.

Ilana added immense value to the team of World Vision Australia as a videographer and content curator for 4 years. Her work has also been collected by leading galleries and organizations like The Victoria State Library and The Powerhouse Museum Sydney. In addition to brilliance in photography, she brings key skills like image editing, lighting, and videography to the table. Victoria very well incorporates her expertise in storytelling with her teaching methods, which makes her lectures captivating.

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02 Sep 2022

Darren Wood

Photography Lecturer

With years of experience in commercial photography, Darren Wood is the name synonymous with ‘perfect headshots’. He majorly caters to corporate clients who need impeccable portraits for their marketing campaigns, corporate publications, events, and annual reports. Darren has also helped prominent fashion designers and social influencers with professional photography for Look Books, Media Kits, and Fashion Shows.

Darren further enhances his craft by training amateur photography enthusiasts at his weekly Boot Camps in Melbourne. He specializes in designing curriculums that focus on key aspects of photography spread over bite-sized lessons. His love for photography and dedication to the ‘perfect shot’ are entwined with his lessons, making him a great instructor to learn from.

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01 Sep 2022

Christina Simons

Photography Lecturer

An award-winning documentary photographer, Christina is driven by deeply-rooted societal issues like human rights and civil liberties. Her passion to explore sub-cultures and tell the stories of marginalized sections fuels her craft, and has led to benchmarks like ‘The Haiti Project’. Christina’s work has been featured at several exhibitions across the US, Australia, Spain, England, Russia, and Mexico.

With over 2 decades of experience, Christina’s skills encompass technical aspects of imagery, portraiture, studio lighting, image editing, photojournalism, and much more. She has perfected her craft by working with prestigious names like The New York Times, The Guardian UK, and volunteering for the causes of MSF Mexico and UNICEF Australia. Under her guidance, students learn the nuances of visual arts by observing the world through her eyes. Her insights into key issues and cultural enigmas reflect in her teaching style, making it highly engaging and motivating.

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