It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated my personal blog, that you’re reading now, but there has been a couple of highlights, both involving my photography, squeezed in-between the the usual family and work stuff.

White Night Melbourne was an overnight public festival on Saturday night 20th Feb that finished at 6am Sunday.  I spent over 8 hours wondering around Melbourne and took over 1100 photographs.  Night photography can be very tricky, but the image stabilisation on my Olympus is amazing and allowed me to get long exposure shots that would traditionally require a tri-pod.  I’ve published the best of those White Night photos on my Vic Pics site, check them out – www.vic.pics/2016-white-night-melbourne-pics 

White Night Melbourne 2016 projections on the National Gallery of Victoria

White Night Melbourne projections on the National Gallery of Victoria

The following weekend I drove to Sydney for a new photography competition / meet-up called “People with Cameras”.  (I say “drove to Sydney” lightly, but most people are shocked and amazed, but I left home early, covered the 900km very quickly and was at my motel before midday).

People With Cameras was organised by Fujifilm, and a few other sponsors, for around 400 photographers to meet at Hyde Park.  Everyone split into groups and was sent out onto the streets of Sydney with the theme “Photographers in their element. Black and white.”  My group didn’t come up with the winning photo, but we had a lot of fun discussing ideas and snapping a few pics.  One of the blokes in my group, James, wrote a pretty good post on his own blog about People With Cameras – jamesobrien.id.au/2016/02/27/people-with-cameras

Most people posted their People With Cameras shots to Instagram with the HashTag #PeopleWithCameras – www.instagram.com/explore/tags/peoplewithcameras

As well as Instagram, I also posted my People With Cameras photos to Flickr –  www.flickr.com/photos/smjb/albums/72157665110850002

My favorite photo from the Sydney trip wasn’t from People With Cameras however, I took it while exploring the city before the event.  It’s simply a lone cyclist crossing a pedestrian zebra crossing with a Sydney construction sign behind her.

Sydney streets

UPDATE 13-3-16;
I’ve just come across this post about #PeopleWithCameras, which includes the winning photos and a group shot of everyone who attended.
photoinsomnia.com/photography/people-with-cameras-in-sydney

 

UPDATE 14-3-16;
Here’s another post about #PeopleWithCameras from one of the sponsors.
www.mykalhall.photography/people-with-cameras-fujifilm-event-sydney-how-it-panned-out

 

Thankfully I managed to avoid making it into any of the photos in the above posts!