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Australia Day CARnivale

The Australia Day CARnivale (formally known as the NRMA Motorfest), is an annual event showcasing the largest display of classic vehicles in the southern hemisphere. There will be cars, bikes, trucks and even caravans of various eras of motoring history. Being a motoring fanatic, I never miss this event... even if all the vehicles there are older than me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Australia Day Council of New South Wales

I will start off this meetup by giving a tutorial on composition for automotive photography at 10:00am in front of The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As it's one of my favourite subjects to photograph (see photo below), I'll provide some insight as to how to make your images stand out from the crowd. This includes what to look out for, to angles to shoot from. This tutorial is ideal for anyone with a camera. The cost for this tutorial is $5 to be paid on the day.

We will meet back again at 10:30am in front of The Sydney Conservatorium of Music to begin the walk around the Australia Day CARnivale event. The display of vehicles goes all the way down Macquarie Street towards Hyde Park, so there will be lots to shoot. We will plan to shoot for around 1.5hr. For those that want to meet again and then get a quick drink, we will meet on the steps of St Mary's Cathedral at 12:00pm (on the College St side) and then find a pub somewhere close by.

For more information of this event:

http://www.australiaday.com.au/whatson/detailedevent.aspx?EventID=29

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  • Tracey B.

    Excellent atmosphere

    January 27, 2013

  • Warren

    A good day great to see everyone.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great day, love the combination of good weather, shiney cars and a fisheye to keep out idiots who walk in front of you when you have a camera to your eye

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cheers Richie. Nice seeing everyone. Happy Aussie day everyone!

    January 26, 2013

  • Richie

    Fortunately the weather was kind to us on Australia Day. Thanks all for coming. Hope you enjoyed the cars on show... I can already see you have taken some nice shots. Do post them for all to see. Till next time.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I missed the meetup due to work but went when I finished. Got there about 3:30.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to catch up with everyone

    1 · January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Richard was an excelent host. He gave us brilliant photography advise. He clearly established what we were doing, and gave us a time and place to meet when we finished. The location and weather were brilliant. I am looking forward to future meet ups with this group.

    2 · January 26, 2013

  • Wenxi R.

    what r people doing this afternoon? i want to join later, is there any contact number?so i can find where u r?

    January 26, 2013

    • Cathy P.

      Missed this morning due to some snafus at home, but soon I'm heading down to the Yabun Festival - Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders / Gadigal / Koori Radio event for Survival day - at Victoria Park, cnr Broadway & City Road, Glebe.Should be some good pic opportunities, as well as food and music! The events is on til about 6:30/pm tonight.

      January 26, 2013

  • Justin W.

    Are we meeting back at St James? I can't see anyone...

    January 26, 2013

  • Bill

    How to find you guys now?

    January 26, 2013

  • Ken

    Sorry guys can't make it. Jet lagged from a day and a half's flight.

    January 26, 2013

  • Jorja

    I am still working out the Sydney trains. Still coming today, are you still at meeting point about 10.30am. Also which is the closest station. I am getting off at Martin Place.

    January 26, 2013

  • Fleur

    Hi Guys I will be running a bit late since I am taking public transport. Could I please have any of your mobile phones in case I cannot locate you?

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Richie...newish to sydney and don't have google maps on my phone...any chance you can send me your phone number so I can call you if I get lost...hoping to make it to the tutorial but am worried will get lost....email is [masked]
    Thanks

    January 26, 2013

  • Christopher G.

    Does anyone want to carry my tripod. I will let you shoot some large formate 8x10 lol

    January 20, 2013

    • Richie

      Hey Chris, you tripod will fit very well with the vehicles on display...

      January 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Here is the trick to that Chris, you take on an understudy. Their job is to carry the tripod ;-). No im not applying for the job.

      January 25, 2013

  • Richie

    The cars will be on show in whatever the weather conditions... even the convertibles. So the Meetup will still go on...

    January 25, 2013

    • Phil

      How will you be protecting your gear from any rain?

      January 25, 2013

    • Richie

      Wrap your camera up in a plastic bag. Keep a towel in your bag to wipe off any moisture. If you have a hood for your lens, use it.

      January 25, 2013

  • Richie

    People have asked how to get there... well the roads are going to be closed in Circular Quay and surrounding City for the Aust Day festivities, so probably best to leave the car at home and take a train to Circular Quay. Buses are probably affected as well due to the road closures. Anyways, see you on Saturday morning

    January 23, 2013

  • Laura

    This is my first meetup. Apart from the group with camera's around their necks- is there any other way I can identify the group?

    January 22, 2013

    • Richie

      Unfortunately I don't give out my number anymore, so there are a couple of meeting times if you don't find us. 10:00am for the tutorial (most likely just staying around Syd Conservatorium of Music) or 10:30am for the start of the Meetup. We normally wait around 10 mins for late comers. Otherwise if you miss us, just enjoy the event and meet afterwards at 12 at St Marys.

      January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Richie, it's always so hot on Australia day. Any chance to move Australia day to February when the weather is milder - haha ;) hopefully see you there. i'm looking forward to this one

    January 21, 2013

    • Richie

      Thanks Alex... If I had paid you, I wonder what would you have had said. Yes, if you are interested in the tutorial come over at 10:00am, but if not, just come over at 10:30am.

      January 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh crap. i didn't realise getting paid was an option :)

      January 21, 2013

  • Jorja

    I have just looked up your directions for this event & they go to George Street & not the actual address, if people follow the map they would not get to the meet point. Just thought you should know for those with both that much knowledge of Sydney

    January 19, 2013

    • Richie

      Thanks Jorja. Meetup and GoogleMaps don't sync well sometimes. I've just fixed it so hopefully everyone wont get lost. Thanks again

      January 19, 2013

  • tony h.

    sounds great.Im sick of walking the streets with my camera by myself.People give you funny looks.Will be great to go with the mob.Will have more confidence, TONY HART

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • tony h.

    sounds great.Im sick of walking the streets with my camera by myself.People give you funny looks.Will be great to go with the mob.Will have more confidence, TONY HART

    January 13, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Thanks Richie, Look forward to coming. Happy to join in the tutorial, do we pay you the $5 on arrival.
    Steve

    January 11, 2013

    • Richie

      Yes, just pay on arrival.

      January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to come to this, but I am working.

    January 11, 2013

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