Australia: An Aspiring Photographer's Playground
Posted by Jess Crump on September 02, 2010
Whether you an experienced photographer or learning for the first time, the Australian landscape provides a plethora of opportunities for experimenting and developing your skills due to its great diversity. Whether it is city, water, mountains or desert, you will be spoilt with unique sceneries to capture the most beautiful and creative photos.
Urban skylines are exciting to photograph as you capture the architecture of the buildings and how they all flow together. Sydney is no exception. Everyone is familiar with the Sydney Aquarium and that usually stands out as the focal point of the picture. But, in the background stands buildings of all different shapes, sizes and colors. They are perfect for photographing in daylight or at night. One of the best places to take a great Sydney skyline picture is from Darling Harbor.
Ocean landscape pictures are always beautiful, but Australia is home to some of the most famous and beautiful, such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Ocean Road. Australia's coastal diversity provides exciting opportunities to develop your photography skills whilst experiencing and exploring some of the most amazing sceneries in the world.
Most photographers think of mountains when they think of landscapes and Australia is not shy of these. If you want to photograph a mountain range with tall forests, canyons, cliffs and waterfalls then you'll want to spend some time in the Blue Mountains. Or for snowy mountain tops you will want to spend some time photographing the Australian Alps. An important aspect in photography is learning how to maixmise the available lighting, colours and features of your environment and the contrast in Australia's landscape provides endless opportunity for exploring this.
Whether you prefer to photograph urban, ocean or mountains, Australia has them all. Whilst practise is the key to perfecting your technique attending a photography class can teach you important techniques on how to get the most out of these landscapes with your camara. So grab your camera, take a class and get out there!