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Love photography? Everything you need to take the best photos of Sydney Australia. Local knowledge, free guides, workshops and more.
Sydney Night Digital Photography
Free Photo Guides include macro, landscape and night digital photography
Detailed photo guides, written by photographers for photographers, are available for Sydney Australia.
They're free and they show you where to go to take the best Sydney pictures
Information about the best locations for macros, landscapes, night digital photography, buildings and structures and more.
Brent Pearson, the photographer who started, and now moderates, the Free Photo Guides for NSW, Australia, also runs periodic workshops on different aspects of photography in Sydney.
He's a talented photographer who's also incredibly generous with his knowledge. If you're serious about photography and post processing, have a look at Brent's blog. He includes tutorials, blow by blow accounts of how he's achieved his effects, and lots of before and after photos.
A Different Perspective on Sydney's Port Botany
Check out his blog for Seascape and HDR photography, night photography techniques and other digital photography classes and see what he has on offer when you're around. You're sure to come away with new sea or landscape photography techniques and some amazing photos of Sydney Australia.
You can stay right in Sydney or go further up or down the coast, there's no shortage of fantastic opportunities for seascape photography. Whether it's morning or sunset images or photography at night there's planty of scope.
Here's a photo of a sea cave with rain cloud, taken by Steve Passlow in the Munmorah State Conservation Area, just north of Sydney. Get the full impact of Steve's great HDR photography.
Seascape photography - or is it seascape art? It's HDR Photography
Start with the Free Photo Guides and you'll invariably find more great photos of Sydney around the recommended areas.
If your tastes run to urban art, grunge and graffiti there are plenty of places to find it in Sydney Australia.
May Lane in St Peters is well known for its amazing street art. This photo was taken by Sydney photographer Rachael Muller and you'll find a whole series on May Lane on her website.
Amazing street art, grunge and graffiti in Sydney Australia
For more photos of Sydney you can wander over the road to Sydney Park with its wonderful old chimney stacks, the remnants of what were once the largest brickpits in Australia. Eighteen to twenty brickyards operated in this space for over a hundred years, from the 1880s until the last ones were filled in and the park created in the 1980s.
What's your idea of romance? A deserted beach? Twinkling city lights coming on all around you as daylight fades to evening? An intimate restaurant with a table set for two?
We all have our fantasies. Photographing them is something else again. Here are five spots that could be real contenders, one of them might just meet your particular definition of romantic:
Great photography at night PLUS romantic dinner ideas
Take a train to Cronulla, then the small ferry to Bundeena in the national park. From there stroll to any one of a number of beautifully quiet or deserted beaches. Combine it with a cliff-top walk for more spectacular photos of Sydney, or shoot some of the old aboriginal rock art just off Jibbon beach.
Romantic evening ideas - sunset, water images, good food
There's lots of choice but it's hard to go past the Oyster Bar, 1 East Circular Quay for great pictures of Sydney.
I've opted for this restaurant because it's a lovely historic building - built in 1908 as part of the wharf facilities - and for its location right on the water.
There's nothing between you and the harbour but a railing.
So the ferries will chuff past and the bridge is in your sights while you eat, drink and take
great photos of Sydney harbour and Circular Quay.
Another good option is Cafe Sydney at the top of Customs House, just back from Circular Quay and close to the modern art paintings of the MCA. It has a lovely outdoor terrace with great harbour views. Both places are open all day for coffee (or cocktails) if you don't want a full meal.
Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour is reachable by ferry and has camping or serviced apartment accommodation. Photograph the city spread out in front of you, the sunrise over Sydney Harbour Bridge, the sunset over the Parramatta River, and there are great old cranes and other leftover shipyard equipment to entice you to still more photos of Sydney.
This location is particularly good for photos of Sydney's New Years Eve celebrations, and January vacations when the weather is at its best for camping and you'll have longer evenings for photography.