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NPTC has been training the retail photographic industry and the public since 1988. The College founded itself on nuts and bolts fundamental building blocks of knowledge for the public and offered accredited Level 2 and 3 full and part time courses in professional photography and retail photolab across Australia.

Today we are offering short and sharp courses on what you want and need to know. Enjoy the experience of practical workshops, structured lessons , handout notes with exercises and presented by professional, nationally accredited trainers. Avoid the ‘it didn’t work out’ or ‘I missed that shot’ with practical, common sense learning.

Choose your course and enjoy limited class sizes that will provide a friendly, relaxed and personal environment to learn. Our venues have been specifically selected not only for your travel convenience but also as a readymade backdrop to support the practical photo activities you will complete with the trainer on the day.

Whilst we have had some magical moments in our careers as photographers we will keep our feet on the ground and help achieve your goals.

NPTC is about everyday tips and techniques for everyday people in everyday photography.

About the Founder – Terry Rogan

3ad780dTerry Rogan established the College back in 1988 and the business grew rapidly with training across Australia. The College offered both full & part time courses in Photo Processing and in Professional Photography and thousands of students have been trained over the years. In 1996, the College pioneered nationally accredited traineeships for the photographic industry and mapped key digital competencies into the AQTF.

At around this time, Terry also invested heavily into digital capture technology. He invested this in event photography and for more than seven years had hundreds of staff employed with Santa photography with some 65 shopping centres and worked with key corporates including Coca Cola, Fosters, Telstra, American Express and McDonalds.

Kodak appointed Terry to manage the photo processing and retail support for all non-Kodak accredited photographers during the 2000 Sydney Olympics responsible for the processing, scanning and/or printing of all the magical sporting moments for photo journalists of many countries.

Today Terry remains active with his event photography and has been called upon to rewrite the workshops in today’s digital camera world for keen amateurs.

His business philosophy and photographic training philosophy are one of the same, ‘Create the vision and the image will appear. Focus on the small important detail before you press the button’.

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Read what people are saying…

Many thanks for a fantastic DSLR course on Saturday. I learned more in one day than I’ve learned in a year of tinkering around with my camera on my own. What an epiphany! Now I just need to practice, practice, practice. I’ll certainly recommend you to all my friends. Many thanks Terry!
I was one of the happy participants at the digital camera conducted in August which I enjoyed and found very useful. Thanks Terry!
Wow what a course!(Lens & Sunset) I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Terry is a wealth of knowledge and his passion in sharing this is clearly demonstrated throughout the day�s activities. I would recommend ANY of his courses whether you are a beginner or more advanced photographer. I swear I will never have my camera set to “Auto” again. Thanks Terry.

Read about our photography courses…


Learn the basics of aperture, shutter and ISO, their function and relationship of each and how they relate to correct exposure. We discuss depth of field, slow exposure, panning and apply specific practical outdoor exercises to reinforce your learning and more

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Light determines exposure so how do we control it? This practical workshop focuses on three core elements to low light photography; exposure, composition and lighting. Many of the smaller compact cameras offer a night mode capture.

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Ideal for enthusiast or those wanting to make photography a career. Intensive 15 hour course will cover manual exposure, lens choice and a studio session.

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We get you confident and off the AUTO setting! Suitable for beginners or general photographers who want to get the best out of their camera and take better photos. The class is very hands-on with a mixture of theory, practical shoots and outdoor activity.

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Release the absolute beauty of your images by learning how to use Adobe Lightroom. This inexpensive software is widely used by professional photographers and keen amateurs to get the very best out of their photos.

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