Sydney Street Photography Tour: The Poetic Witness
Join a small-group 'Street Photography' adventure in Sydney's funky and alternative inner west suburb of Newtown, with its diverse mix of people set amongst a backdrop of street culture and street art, cool cafes, street merchants and grungy architecture. Your guide is a professional photographer who will teach you new photography skills and easy tips and techniques to improve your creative eye. Street photography is a genre of photography that examines the human condition in public spaces. You might be documenting an event or soaking up a cities spirit while traveling the globe, the focus of the image could range from an object, street art, a festival, architecture and of course people. You need quick reflexes, savvy observations skills as well as people skills. You will learn simple methods to help you create images with soul and impact as well as how to approach people and ask them to be the subject of your next inspiring street photo.
Meet your professional guide at Cafe Newtown with your camera in hand and set off to discover the busy and colorful city suburb of Newtown. On this walking tour of Newtown Sydney you will discover urban landscape as you watch the streets come alive wandering street stalls, cafes, backstreets and lane-ways. You'll learn tips and tricks along the way as your almost one-on-one professional guide points out perfect photo opportunities.
Next, visit some of Newtowns old antique shops and charming eclectic specialty stores as you wander the streets. You'll come across some of Sydney's incredible street art as well as the local residents along the way. Your guide will take you through historic streets and lanes in search of inspiration and creativity before finishing your tour at approximately 2pm back in Cafe Newtown.
A DSLR, compact camera or smart phone is required. To achieve the most from this photography tour using a DSLR camera is recommended. Please bring the manual if you have one, as well as at least one memory card and a set of fully charged spare batteries.
During your tour, your photographer guide will cover the following points:
- How to improve your power of observation
- How to identify your ‘points of interest’
- Quality and properties of light
- Street awareness and etiquette
- Candid photography techniques
- How to predict and time a great moment
- Approaching people and requesting a portrait
- How to be inconspicuous
- Choice of camera equipment