Sydney Harbour is famed throughout the world for its beauty. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, a steel through arch bridge, is a vital travel link into the CBD from the north shore and offers fabulous views to the fabulous Opera House.
Wildlife photography is a mix of being in the right place at the right time and having the right equipment. Some images can be captured using basic equipment, but when it comes to situations such as insect photography, macro lenses are essential. With bird photography, lenses with long focal lengths are required and capturing marine life requires underwater cameras. Above all, patience is vital.
Concert photography is essentially high level portrait photography. The movement of performers on stage requires short exposure times and often lighting conditions can be challenging. High sensitivity is a definite requirement while large apertures like f/2.8 are viable. This vibrant type of photography is my personal favourite.
Surprisingly, light painting has been used in professional photography since the 1930s. It involves using handheld lights to colour or illuminate certain parts of a scene. The essential element of light painting is a slow shutter speed - even leaving your shutter open for minutes as a time. Highly artistic scenes can be achieved by using this style of work.
Australia's outback is unique and the colours found in country areas can be quite astonishing. The vast skies, red soil and the interesting people encountered whilst travelling through Australia are unforgettable. Once you've visited outback areas, you'll always want to go back.
Monochrome photography involves taking shots with a single hue rather than revealing the colours in the photograph. Black and white is one style, but sepia, cyan and brown are also styles of monochrome photography. Images captured in this style often appear more artistic or gritty.
Vivid Lights Sydney
Vivid Sydney is a 3 week-long merging and celebration of ideas, light and music. The public exhibitions incorporate sculptures and installations to create a stunning light-filled environment where people can gather and see the world in a different way.
The images seen here have been captured by students embarking on their photography journey. You'll find a myriad of scenes united by a love of the art of photo-taking.