Location Guides

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – The Spit (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast of South East Queensland is blessed with many great beach and interesting places to photography. None more so that the Spit which sits on the northern end of the Gold Coast, it is a finger of land surrounded on three side by water including the ocean, and the Gold Coast seaway. For photographers this location provides a feast of opportunities, some are easily found and others require a bit of forethought. as with any coastal location different times of day will yield a completely different atmosphere to the photos. Being surrounded on three sides by water gives the photographer a wide variety of choices. The ocean side (eastern side) of the Spit offers...

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Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh, Morocco

Jemaa el-Fnaa is the main square in Marrakesh and a popular destination for both tourists and locals. The square ebbs and flows with the life of the city during the day and turns into the beating heart at night time with dozens of food stalls catering for all tastes from snails to traditional Morocco cous cous. The square is fantastic place to capture a quintessential photo of Morocco. The photo opportunities will vary greatly from the ever present exotic snake charmers or monkey handlers to friendly orange juice sellers or the frantic pace of the night food stalls. You will find your senses suffer overload during the first encounter of Jemaa el-Fnaa, it is loud and...

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Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Brisbane’s Story Bridge

With a city built along the river like Brisbane, it is expected that bridges will play an important part of the life of the city and its identity. The Story bridge certainly fits that role within the Brisbane landscape, visible from many parts of the city and from along the river this iconic metal bridge provides a backdrop to many of the cities activities. As with all grand structures, the bridge draws landscape photographers keen to capture the bridge in a unique way. The Story bridge was built during World War 2 and was officially opened in July 1940. The bridge is heritage listed and carries cars, bicycles and pedestrians across the Brisbane river from Kangaroo...

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Location Guide – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Hat Head National Park (Northern NSW)

With long sweeping beaches and rocky headlands, Hat Head National Park is an area of natural beauty that is bound to excite any photographer. The park is situated halfway between Brisbane and Sydney (about 6 hours travel from either), near the town of Kempsey. On a trip to this area recently I was amazed at the photography opportunities that abounded within the park and nearby areas. During my time there I was only able to take scratch the surface of the opportunities this park presents but this was enough for me to be enticed back for return visits. One of the central features within the park is the Smoky Cape Lighthouse built in 1891. Both the lighthouse and its...

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Location Guide – Crystal Castle (Northern NSW)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Crystal Castle (Northern NSW)

Crystal Castle is nestled in the foothills behind Mullimbimby in Northern NSW and is a wonderfully different location for photography. Whilst not a castle in the traditional sense, The Crystal Castle offers fun for all members of the family with a wonderful garden, unusual statues and a cafe with scrumptious food on offer. As a photographer it will take you no time to lose yourself in the gardens with a superb collection of flowering plants mixed with rainforest walks. Following some of the paths throughout the property you start to encounter some of the many surprises that are sprinkled throughout the gardens. These surprises in the form of statues pose their own...

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Rosewood QLD – Old Trains

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Location Guides | 2 comments

Rosewood QLD – Old Trains

There is just something about old trains that attracts us photographers. Maybe it is that sense of power that still radiates from the train or wonderful rusty texture that can be found on the various metal parts. A small town located about 60kms west of Brisbane, Rosewood certainly has a bit to offer the photography in the form of old railway items. Rosewood is a pretty little town, about an 1hrs drive from the heart of Brisbane in Queensland and has a long history of rail industry with branch lines build to connect coal mines in the area. These mines were connected to the main Brisbane – Toowoomba line. The town celebrates this history through the local...

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