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The Design Technology Store has added some great new equipment and accessories that showcase latest technologies.

We’re excited to see what great things you can create with the new lenses, lighting, tripods and sliders, audio equipment, reflectors and batteries, as well as Sony and Nikon cameras!

or more information about our collection, and how to submit a booking, please visit the DTS website
You can also check out the popular frequently asked questions at FAQs and if you have a technical question you can submit an inquiry here.

Time Remaining Until Competition Closes


The photographic competition Frame+Work is back for 2021 and we invite you to register!

Take a look at some of the great entries from previous competitions and reach out to your Design Technology Advisor on campus if you have any questions.

Frame+Work — T1, 2021 — Black and White

Are you a Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University student? 

Be creative and innovative.  

Please abide by your state's COVID-19 restrictions when going about your photoshoots. Clichéd images should be avoided.

The Brief 
Using a high-quality camera, we challenge you to capture up to three images in black and white. Be creative and innovative. The subject matter is open for interpretation; however, we encourage you to utilise the black and white format to enhance the message within your image 

Submissions close midnight 18 April 2021 

First prize: $500 
Second prize: $300 
Third prize: $200 


- To be eligible to enter, you have to be a student at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, with a current student ID number. 
- Submitted photos must have been taken within 01 January 2021. 
- One entrant can enter up to 3 submissions. - Your entry has to be your own original photograph. Torrens University Australia has zero tolerance for plagiarism. 

Digital Manipulation

 Adjustments may be made to cropping, noise, sharpness, colour, tone and contrast, including dodging and burning and black-and-white conversions. Stitched panoramas focus stacks and HDR images are also allowed. Competition organisers reserve the right to disqualify an image if they feel it lacks authenticity due to over-manipulation. Any post-production and editing must be the work of the entrant. 

Frame + Work - Water brief T3 Competition winners

Congratulations to Samantha Jones for winning the Frame+Work T3 2020 competition! 

Yin & Yang


Congratulations to Samantha Jones for winning the Frame+Work T3 2020 competition! Details of how Samantha created his winning photo will be on the Billy Blue Blog soon. 

During Isolation and lockdown, I found I had to find inspiration and creativity in the small details in the house. We were doing some experiments for the kids with water, oil and food colouring and what happens when you combine them together.  I recreated the experiment and set up my tripod and moved the oil and water around in the bowl, tried different lights. It was quite unique how the smallest movements changed the dynamics of the oil.

Thank you for all the amazing submissions. 

Congratulations to —

  1. Second Prize - Mathieu Guinand
  2. Third Prize - Jasmin Simmons

And to the 7 highly commendable photographs in the top 10

Rock Pool sunset

Second Prize -  Mathieu Guinand 


me and you

Third Prize -  Jasmin Simmons


Gibraltar Falls - The Upper Pools

Paul Cowled


Splash of Lime

Tristan McCool



Nikola Blagojevic



Danni Furnell


Local youths fighting the good fight at Bronte pool

Rusty Crawshaw



Brendan Fowler-Jones


Thunder Creek Falls, NZ.

Sally Jelbert

Trimester 1, 2021


We have five new tutorials for students needing that extra bit of information on various pieces of equipment that is available from your design technology stores. For more information go to the Tutorials and equipment information  


Online Workshops:

Every second Monday at 2:30pm AEDT the Design Technology Advisors will be hosting an online workshop. We’ll be introducing you to the basics of:

  • · DSLR Cameras
  • · Rode VideoMic Pro+
  • · GH5S
  • · H4N Zoom Recorder
  • · Canon 5D MK IV
  • · Tascam DR40