Melbourne Street Photography Tips

Every location presents its own unique problems and Melbourne is no different. Street photography is a challenge, we all know it and that’s perhaps why we do it.

made in melbourne street photo
Made in Melbourne street photo © Slimnics 2019

 

Bolte bridge Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019
Bolte bridge Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019

 

Docklands Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019
Docklands Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019

 

Melbourne is an awesome place for street photography. The light is really clean with amazing shadows and reflections.  There are lots of interesting ally ways with a mix of the old and new architecture.

Street Photography in Melbourne: 10 Tips 

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  1. If you ask a person to take their photo, they won’t always say yes but you will always lose the moment.
    man in orange jacket Melbourne ©slimnics 2019
    Man in orange jacket Melbourne ©slimnics 2019

     

    Swanston street Melbourne street photo by Slimnics
    Swanston Street Melbourne street photo by Slimnics

     

    Bourke street mall street photo ©Slimnics 2019
    Bourke street mall street photo ©Slimnics 2019

     

  2. There are many opportunities for reflection street photography.
    a woman using her mobile phone while a man walk past looking at a women speaking on her phone in the background ©Slimnics 2019
    Elizabeth Street Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019

     

    reflection street photography at the Paris end of Melbourne CBD
    Bourke Street Melbourne CBD ©Slimnics 2019

     

  3. Wakens House of film is the place to buy 35mm film online. They have the best prices and super fast delivery. I ordered a pack of Portra 35mm film and it was delivered to my hotel the next day.
  4. Spencer street station walking bridge is great for silhouettes in the golden hour.
    Street Photography Melbourne
    Street Photography Melbourne © Slimnics 2019

     

  5. Be aware of posters on walls, they can be part of your photo or the photo.
  6. It is cold in July, so wear warm layers.
    Top of Bourke street Melbourne photo © Slimnics
    Top of Bourke street Melbourne photo © Slimnics

     

    street photo Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019
    Street photo Melbourne ©Slimnics 2019

     

    Melbourne zoo stingray street photo © Slimnics
    Melbourne zoo stingray street photo © Slimnics

     

  7. Trams are free in the centre of the city. Check out the route here
  8. Stay and wait when you find and interesting location. I liked the entrance to Fed square opposite the famous Degraves street graffiti laneway.
    Street photo of a Melbourne sushi restaurant ©Slimnics 2019

     

  9. The top of Bourke and collins streets are fun to explore in the mornings. The top of collins Street is called the Paris end of Melbourne. I saw a coffee shop that did look like the whole shop had been imported from Paris. Here you will find office workers wearing nice suits and well-groomed people walking in and out of buildings.
    A women sits in the sunlight at Spencer street station ©Slimnics 2019
    A woman sits in the sunlight at Spencer street station ©Slimnics 2019

     

    Silhouettes in golden hour at Spencer street station Melbourne
    Silhouettes in golden hour at Spencer street station Melbourne © Slimnics 2019

     

    Docklands street photo ©Slimnics 2019
    Docklands street photo ©Slimnics 2019

     

  10. The docklands and spencer street station are great locations in the afternoon.

    Night street photo Melbourne © Slimnics 2019
    Night street photo Melbourne © Slimnics 2019

Feel free to add some of your locations or what you learnt about Melbourne street photography below. I like Melbourne for street photography. There is nice clean light that shines through the Docklands in the afternoon and I loved exploring all the connecting laneways at the top end around Collins and Bourke Streets.

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