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.
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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- If you ask a person to take their photo, they won’t always say yes but you will always lose the moment.
- There are many opportunities for reflection street photography.
- 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.
- Spencer street station walking bridge is great for silhouettes in the golden hour.
- Be aware of posters on walls, they can be part of your photo or the photo.
- It is cold in July, so wear warm layers.
- Trams are free in the centre of the city. Check out the route here
- Stay and wait when you find and interesting location. I liked the entrance to Fed square opposite the famous Degraves street graffiti laneway.
- 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.
- The docklands and spencer street station are great locations in the afternoon.
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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