What we're about

Sydney Street Photographers aim to promote street photography and cultural engagement through practice and discussion.

This group is all about engaging intimately with the world around you in an attempt to capture the unfamiliar in the familiar, to find the unseen in the mundane.

It's about getting out onto the streets with equally passionate people and creating an invaluable social network, to improve your photography skills, without possibly feeling awkward or intimidated by the environment/ subjects.

If you like the sound of street photography then join up, it's going to be rewarding, and best of all, fun walking the streets of Sydney with camera in hand, and enjoying a nice coffee after an event to ask those question you have always wanted to ask a fellow photographer.

Assistant Organisers can organise Meetups and members can suggest Meetups that will occur if sufficient members would like to attend. Infrequently there is a clash of events and members have a choice of which event to attend. SSP prefer to provide a variety of opportunities to shoot rather than limit the choice to the first available event.

Upcoming events (5+)

SSP Tuesday - Coal Loader and Balls Head Reserve

The Grumpy Baker Waverton

The challenge for this week is to create stunning panoramic photographs of our beautiful harbour from Balls Head Reserve. This location has some of the most outstanding advantage points to take photos of the harbour, Harbour Bridge and the city in the foreground. I went a few weeks ago, didn’t take a wide angle lens (I have uploaded photos of what I took without Wide Angle ( pano slightly better from phone) and this spot deserves a wide angle lens or the use of the Smart phone using Pano. Our meetup will start at Grumpy Baker at Waverton at 10am (it’s a 2min walk from Waverton Station). At 10:30am we will walk down to the Coal Loader of Sustainability this is a light 9 min walk down a hill - The Coal Loader, itself, is a former industrial site that operated from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. It functioned primarily as a transfer depot for coal from bulk carriers to smaller coal-fired vessels. It has amazing view to the harbour on a platform which is one of Sydney’s largest publicly accessible green roof spaces. We will spend a while here, then we will do a walk around Balls Head Reserve. The walk around Balls Head Reserve is a moderate 20-40 minute walk around the headland. After we have done the loop walk, taken spectacular photos, we will head back to Grumpy Baker for some well-deserved lunch. Keep an eye on the meetup website as I will cancel with a message the night before if it’s going to rain. If you are unable to attend the meeting on the day– give us a message to let us know. Looking forward to seeing everyone 

SSP Friday- Step out and speak out (was White Ribbon Walk)

Location visible to members

Let’s take Street / Documentary photos of the Sydney White Ribbon Walk from High Cross Park Randwick to Grant Reserve, Coogee. This walk and our photographs will raises awareness about domestic violence and ask men to stand up and say no to violence against women. They suggest parking at Dolphine Street Carpark and then they will give you a free lift up to High Cross Park (from 6:45am). We will meet at a coffee shop called High St Society for a very quick coffee just before the walk starts. If people prefer to meet a little earlier let me know as High St Society opens at 6am. The walk starts at 7:30am – We will walk along taking photos from Coogee Bay Road to Coogee Beach and finishes at Grant Reserve at Coogee. A copy of the walk (map uploaded) and information are all on the website https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/community/whats-on/events/2019/november/step-out-speak-out-walk It finishes with speeches and breakfast at Grant Reserve. Not sure if breakfast is free or not (I will find out and repost) or we can go to Cafe De France for breakfast afterwards. On the day I will also provide everyone a white Ribbon to wear for the walk. I look forward to seeing everyone on the day


Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar

We will walk CHALLENGE:waiting with shallow DOF

SSP Friday - Party People of Sydney

The Pontoon Bar

Corporate shenanigans time starts on the last Friday of November every year with cruise boats loaded up with the well dressed for Chrissy parties starting up from the King Street wharf areas plus Pier 2x opposite the Sydney Aquarium. We will capture some of the high spirited people of Sydney as they get into the mood for the big work social event We will leave the Pontoon Bar at 5pm to walk to the wharf area

Past events (529)

SSP Friday: People of Sydney Hotels

The Mercantile Hotel

Photos (44,951)

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