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Richmond Station

Behold my most favourited picture of all time! Richmond Rail Station provides many opportunities. This particular image was captured looking down the exit ramp from the platform, waiting for the light to stream down from the skylights. The colours of the tiles combine with the dirty whites to deliver great contrast. Here it is from […]

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Old GPO – Cnr Bourke and Elizabeth Sts

There is an oddly specific spot on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets in the City. It offers opportunities to shoot some interesting lines contrasting with pedestrian traffic. Here is the spot : By getting up on the ledge, the perspective shifts massively and becomes much more interesting. There are plenty of other locations […]

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Tips for Selecting Exhibition Images

I recently participated in a Photography Exhibition. I was very surprised by the number of prints that sold. I can only offer the following hypotheses: Themes and consistency For the first time, my images were visually quite consistent. Usually I just pick out a bunch of images I like, and slap them up, willy nilly […]

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City Square

The City Square is a failed municipal experiment on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets in Melbourne’s CBD. It has had many different faces over the years. The current one has some great opportunities. There is a textured wall on the Collins Street side running right along the footpath. This is akin to shooting […]

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Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar and Crossley Lane

Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar is an often photographed location – every melbourne photographer seems to have an example in their portfolio. It is located on the corner of Bourke Street and Crossley Lane. Night shots of the bar can turn out spectacularly – the neon sign in Crossley Lane lights up and people enjoying the coffee […]

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Centre Place

Completing the journey from Flinders Street Station, through the Degraves Street Subway and Street itself, is Centre Place. It is a narrow lane filled with food and people at all times of the day. Again, the light is usually poor, so make sure you ready to shoot at ISO 800 or above with a fast […]

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Degraves St Subway

The Degraves Subway is a handy little way to access the city from Flinder Street Station that happens to be extremely photo friendly! You can find the entrance on most train platforms towards the middle. The connecting walkway is also a great spot to shoot a few frames, although there is a regulation against taking […]

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Degraves Street

Degraves Street is the postcard of Melbourne laneways. Crowded with breakfast diners seven days a week. It is always bustling, busy, and the rivers flow with wake up coffee just when your passion for early morning starts is flagging. There are a couple of key spots here : 1. On a Break Degraves Place (an alley […]

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