It was a sunny Sunday when Brisbane's Elite Squad met at the newly re-named Tazza Coffee (previously Cup Coffee) for a much-needed caffiene fix before we set out on foot around South Brisbane with Todd and Alyda from Giddy Up Camera Club on our Photo Walk Elite Event.
We might all carry a camera with us these days, yet as we become immersed in our iDevices (or Android!), we typically miss out on being a tourist in our own city and looking at what is around us. Enter the photo walk. Elites were guided by Todd and Alyda through South Brisbane with tips about framing photos, light, and what apps to use (Snapseed and Afterlight to name just a few).
One of my favourite quotes from Todd during the walk, went to highlight the importance of being aware of your surroundings. His wisdom? "Don't be afraid to be okay with sitting and waiting for a shot."
- Always be aware of the background in your photographs. Are there things in the background that will detract attention from your subject?
- If it's a shot you love, shoot it from three angles before walking away
- Change your angle of approach. Shoot along the ground, get above it (if you can)
While we could have continued exploring and snapping away for a lot longer, Yelpers finished the day with a wonderful feast of pizza and salads from The Burrow. Their generous servings meant most of us got to take home our slices of choice to eat later. And, can we please take a moment to acknowledge their Iced Tea? Amazing!
Thanks again to Todd and Alyda for spending their Sunday with us and sharing their knowledge. It was such fun and if you ever want to join them on a similar walk, check out their Fridays on Foot events.
Til next time, read the reviews and photos, and SYOY!