A day doesn’t pass when I don’t take a photo to capture a moment I want to remember forever, or in the case of Snapchat, just remember for 10 seconds! From photos of my friends having a laugh, the sun shining on a winter’s day, a view of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, a yummy plate of food to a selfie, sharing photos and our lives with others on social media has become addictive! #selfie, #filter or even #nofilter has become part of our vocabulary, used on a daily basis.
So to keep upwith the trends, and of course, the fact that it’s World Photo Day on the 19 August, we’re running a photo competition on our Facebook page. It’s easy, all you have to do is upload a photo of what SIBT means to you and caption it ‘My ____, My SIBT’.
In my opinion, one of the best places to get photos of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is by taking the ferry from Circular Quay toManly and snapping some photos on route, you can even take some beach photos when you get there!
For more beach scenes visit Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches in the Eastern Suburbs. Or for something a bit different, along the Bondi boardwalk, there’s a wall covered in fantastic graffiti photos like this cool dog one! Newtown is also a great place to take some cool photos of the graffiti laneways. Take some tips from this walking tour guide and find your favourites.
There are lots of photography groups around Sydney that meet regularly to go on photography walks around the city or share tips and tricks. Why not take a look at the Meet Up activity calendar and find a group or event that interests you?
Or for some cool tips and tricks, check out the Cooperative of Photography on Youtube. They have lots of short videos with DIY Smartphone Photography Tips which are easy to follow and try out for yourself!