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Sydney Street Photography Adventure, Cbd (The Urban Observer)

Partner Name: The Aperture Club

Address: Parisi CafA(c), Inside QVB, (Town Hall end) Sydney NSW 200

People: 3

Street Photography

People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to 'see's interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer'ss eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the workshop is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We begin the workshop with an introduction and a morning coffee. We then explore the busy and colourful Town Hall and St Andrews Square area as it comes to life. We delve into the urban landscape that unfolds as cafes open and people start to fill the city streets. There are heritage arcades, laneways and eclectic speciality stores plus unique spaces with iconic images to capture. We'll break for lunch to debrief: a great opportunity to exchange stories and to ask questions.

Our focus then shifts refining the morning'ss experience, with your experienced tutor/s enhancing your techniques with one on-one coaching.

By the end of this unique workshop, you'll have photographed an exciting visual story of the city'ss of Sydney'ss unique culture and its community.

What story will you tell?

Workshop format:

Tutors: A professional photographer and a photographer's assistant (depending on group size)

Class size: Minimum 4; maximum 10

Time: 8 am to 12 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop commences to ensure we start on time

Meeting point:

CBD SECRETS - Please meet on the steps of Sydney Town Hall. We finish at 12 pm close to our starting place.

What should I bring?

  • a digital SLR camera or compact camera with manual settings and a built-in flash
  • a cleaning cloth
  • at least one extra memory card
  • at least one set of spare batteries make sure they'sre fully charged
  • your camera manual
  • camera bag
  • water bottle and snacks
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • sunscreen and hat
  • comfortable, inconspicuous clothing; check the weather forecast!

What does the workshop cover?

  • sharpening your powers of observation
  • identifying points of interest
  • composition
  • the quality and properties of light
  • street awareness and etiquette; working inconspicuously
  • candid photography techniques
  • predicting and capturing a great moment
  • how to approach people and request a portrait


Please be aware if a festival or interesting Sydney event is happening nearby and we believe it to be a unique photographic experience we can change the location of this workshop ! We will advise you prior to the workshop date on where to meet.

Detailed Aperture Club course notes will be emailed to you on completion of each workshop.

Camera kits are available for $75 per workshop if you want to experiment using a professional
DSLR camera. Kits include a camera, lens and other equipment (flash/tripod) appropriate to the particular tutorial. Kits are limited, so make sure you reserve one when you confirm your workshop.

Workshops do not include drinks, meals/snacks, public transport or parking.


If it looks as if the weather will be unsuitable on the day, we'll contact you early in the morning. In the event of cancellation, you can select an alternative workshop date.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

The Aperture Club

Sharon Hickey: 0411 370 577



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Themed Gift box

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Birthday Cover

Limited Art Edition

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Offer a one-of-a-kind birthday gift with this cover as unique as your recipient.

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