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 (4+)

SSP MONDAY - VIVID Lightscape [ticketed event]

Opera Bar

Please read to the end. This is a ticketed event.

For the very first time Lightscape is coming to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, as part of Vivid Sydney 2023. This internationally acclaimed multi-sensory experience of light, colour and sound is set to wow visitors.

Uniquely curated to take you on a sensory journey through light and sound, transporting you through the Royal Botanic Garden like you’ve never seen before. Beginning under glowing tree canopies filled with colour, stroll beneath larger-than-life flowers and alongside neon roots bursting from the undergrowth, where shards of light fizz through trees like fireworks. Soak in the breath-taking lightworks created by the best local and international artists premiering new works for the first time in Australia, such as Novak, ITHACA Studio, Pitaya, Jigantics, TILT and more.

Watch the sensory story unfold and be taken on a journey, as we celebrate the beauty of this picturesque landmark in an after-dark oasis of botanical brilliance. Lightscape is a timed entry event and sells out across the world – don’t miss it.

We meet at the Opera Bar then at 5:45PM, we walk to the only Royal Botanic Garden entrance to Lightscape, through the Queen Elizabeth II Gate (via Sydney Opera House forecourt).

Please book for:
Monday 5 June[masked]:00PM session

Ticket booking URL https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=LIGHTTIX23

Following Lightscape, we will walk up to CAHILL EXPRESSWAY lookout to photograph Circular Quay.

Optional: Join us afterwards at STREET FOOD LIVE for a bite to eat and something to drink from select street food vendors.

Located in Circular Quay in the main promenade area near the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

SSP URBAN ShootChat at FoodCourt Myer

Food Court under Myer

Castlereagh st to the Quay.Shooting high end fashion

Talk about Exhibitions



Food Court under Myer

Details will come once I work them out.

SSP Friday - LightRoom Classic

Oliver Brown

We will spend 2 hours going through using the current version of LightRoom Classic for Sydney Street Photography users. This will be a face to face session of 2 hours duration. You will bring your laptop with a working version of the latest version of LightRoom Classic 12.4 installed. This way you can replicate the workflow we will discuss and then practise. We will look at the 2 most important tabs, Library & Develop.
In the library tab, we will look at setting up the catalogue, sidecar files, keywords and import/export images and syncing images and folders.
In the Develop tab, we will look at the various modifications we can do to the final image. Masking is the most difficult concept, but we will also spend time on colour, noise reduction and sharpening.

We meet for coffee at 1030, go to Ryde library, Devlin Room at 1055.
Optional lunch afterwards

Undercover parking is free for the first 3 hours at Top Ryde City Shopping Centre.

Also bus services from Central, Town Hall, Parramatta Meadowbank and West Ryde and other locations

Prerequisites: You must have a copy of the latest version of LightRoom Classic installed on your laptop. If you are not on Adobe’s subscription service then you can download and install a trial that works for 7 days.

Past events (960)


ASLAN Coffee Roasters - The Rocks

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