Top tips for photographing Melbourne

An areal photograph of a bridge with a metal mesh covering lit up at dusk.

Fall in love with Melbourne all over again through your camera lens with wisdom from passionate local photographer Jim Zapsalis.

‘Melbourne is a photographer’s delight,’ Jim said.

‘Our iconic trams, stunning Flinders Street Station, graffiti-inspired laneways, the many gorgeous tree-lined boulevards, stunning architecture, the beautiful Yarra River… the list is endless really.

‘Not to forget that we are also blessed with some amazing sunrises and sunsets.’

Working from home during COVID-19 restrictions gave Jim new opportunities to photograph the city.

Here are Jim’s top tips for photographing Melbourne:

  1. Take photos at different times of the day. The shadows (or lack of them) can dramatically improve a shot.
  2. Take 5, 10 and even 50 steps back from your favourite spot and you’ll be surprised how your frame can alter and improve.

Check out @walkingperspective on Instagram to see more of Jim’s photography.

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