Join me on this photowalk through the streets, arcades and back alleys of the beautiful historic Melbourne CBD. The focus will be light. Available and ambient light, especially in regard to posing and photographing portraits and people.
Photo (Greek phōs, phōt) = Light. The Holy Grail of photography. What is good light? Where does it come from? What do you look for and how do you see it? What affects it, or how is it influenced? We’ll look at the effects of natural and man-made structures on light. Directional verses diffuse. Harsh verses soft.
There will be plenty of opportunity for pics along the way. Portrait and otherwise. Remember to bring your cameras and cards or film. Tripod is optional. A volunteer model or two are most welcome but not necessary. We’ll take turns anyway. It’s important to see the effects of a given light on various facial structures and skin types.
All levels welcome.
1) Please meet outside Time Out Fed Square at Federation Square Melbourne by 10:00AM. Federation Square, 2 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
2) I’d suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and travelling light. Bring your necessary camera equipment but lighten your bag by leaving the extras at home. It’s a slow and leisurely stroll with lots of breaks, but it will add up to 3km over the two hours.
3) We’ll leave Time Out Fed Square shortly after 10:00AM and follow the approximate route marked in red in the map above. Please try to be early or on time so as not to disadvantage everyone else. My number is 0404 635 327 if you miss us at Fed Square or become lost along the way.
4) We’ll explore and experience a great variety of lighting conditions during the walk and seek to understand why they are so and how they are influenced. I hope to inspire a new and life long awareness and appreciation of beautiful light in some of you.
5) We’ll finish back at Federation Square by approximately 12:00PM and there may be an opportunity for a short social debrief at Beer Deluxe or a cafe nearby for those able to stay on for a chat.
See you there,