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Vivid Sydney Festival - Night Photography Tutorial

  • Jun 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Due to popular demand, I will be running the Vivid Festival Night Photography Tutorial again. Places ran out really last time, so reserve your spot soon to not miss out.


Vivid Sydney Festival is around the corner!!! YAY!!!

If you are unfamiliar with the annual Vivid Festival, it is one of Sydney's premier events where you can see The Sydney Opera House bathe in a multitude of dazzling lights. Major buildings around Circular Quay will come alive with 3D light show. There will be several interactive light installations throughout The Rocks, Circular Quay and Walsh Bay to keep you entertained... and it is no doubt perfect to opportunity to photograph the vibrant lights of Sydney on your camera.

I will once again be running a night photography tutorial capture the best parts of Vivid Sydney Festival.

The Vivid Sydney Festival Night Photography Tutorial is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers that already understand the basic concepts of photography (i.e. aperture, shutter and ISO) but haven't had much experience with night photography, or for those that need a refresh their knowledge of night photography.



The tutorial will commence with a sit down class, teaching the essential aspects of night photography. I will also make sure you know how to change the settings on your camera. From there we will wander to several Vivid Sydney Festival installations around Sydney Harbour to put the concepts learnt in the tutorial into practice. The first part of the tutorial is teaching the basic camera settings required for night photography. From there I will show some interesting techniques that will make you photos more interesting.



The tutorial is limited to 10 people so that I can help each one of you with as much attention as possible.



We will meet on Hickson Road at Dawes Point Park under The Harbour Bridge first at 6:45pm for the 7:00pm sharp start to the sit down tutorial.



o Camera

o Full charged camera battery

o Memory card

o Tripod

o Remote shutter release (not necessary)

o Torch

o Camera manual (unless you know how to change settings)

o Warm clothes appropriate for the weather

o Comfortable walking shoes

o Plastic bag to protect your camera if there is rain

o You must also have an understanding of the basics concepts in photography (ISO, Aperture and Shutter) prior to the tutorial to ensure the tour runs on schedule.



Cameras suitable for this tutorial include DSLR, 4/3rds and high end compacts with manual functions. If you are unsure whether your camera is suitable, please ask me prior to booking.



The tutorial is $30 for the 2 hour course.



The tutorial will still run in bad weather. Unless the conditions are deemed unsuitable (i.e. constant rain or extreme winds), the tutorial will be postponed to a more appropriate date. Emails will be sent 3 hours prior with regards to this matter for cancellations.



Refunds will be acknowledged only if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather.



Please note your RSVP is only applicable after payment.


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  • Amit S.

    great fun and very insightful.. Thanks Richie...

    June 5, 2013

  • Diane

    It was a really good night for photography! I haven’t downloaded my photos yet, but from what I can see, i have certainly improved since I took my Beginner’s Class a couple of weeks ago, and I feel a lot more confident handling a camera and a tripod to boot. Thanks Richie! I’m leaning to enjoy my new hobby, I wanted to know my camera a little better, and I enjoy meeting new people. Doing Vivid was such a great way to do all three in one meet-up. Richie was organised, provided us with prepared notes, and made sure he spent time with each of us, explaining the techniques and helping out with camera settings. He was generous with his technical knowledge (tips and tricks) but was mindful to ‘tone it down’ for the newbies also. Looking forward to learning more in the next tutorial.

    June 5, 2013

  • Mohammad

    I am under the bridge. How may i find you guys?

    June 4, 2013

  • Sourav D.

    Wish the team size was a little more than 11 this time :-(

    June 3, 2013

  • Felipe J.

    Argh, missed the opportunity to sign up :(

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    1 · May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any more dates? :)

    May 5, 2013

  • Vincent C.

    Sorry, already got other commitment.. but thanks for organising it! Have a good time guys!

    May 3, 2013

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