If you're hanging around the City of Yarra on Saturday the 23rd of March you may hear a click, click, click noise. It won't be the sound of high heels on the pavement but rather camera shutters going crazy. Aperture Studios is staging 'The Amazing Shoot', a photography race which challenges participants with entertaining and creative photoographic tasks. The competition is open to professional photographers, photography students and amateur photographers. It starts at 10am at Aperture Studios in Richmond and finishes with a barbeque at 2.30pm. Participants need to bring their own cameras but the good news is it doesn't have to be anything fancy, you can use any type of camera from an SLR to a camera phone.
Anyone can enter a team of 2 to 3 people. Those participating will get to explore Richmond and surrounding suburbs while completing fun and creative photographic tasks. Many of the tasks will revolve around obstacles placed at local businesses and venues to test racers creativity and thinking. The teams that earn the most points from the outlined list of tasks will receive prizes.
The event will culminate in a gallery night at Aperture Studios a week after the competition. The night will showcase entrants' photos from race day. Prizes will be presented for the best photos taken.
A registration fee of $15 per participant includes entry to the competition and associated venues, as well as entry to the gallery exhibition night. Participants can register online from the 4th of February or by phoning (03) 9429-8882.