So you're new to Melbourne and want to gloat on Facebook to family and friends with an array of impressive, funny and artistic pictures that highlight what an amazing time you're having? Well, there are plenty of places in and around the city to snap to your hearts content, but read further and I will divulge to you three of the best.
Melbourne is well known for its graffiti and there is undoubtedly plenty to see. However, if you want some creative shots with 360 degrees Street Art and graffiti so high up the walls you begin to question how it was physically possible, then head down to Hosier Lane – a little street opposite the ACMI in Federation Square.
Covered in thought provoking, colourful and amusing Art this location is a must see. While here you'll probably see an artist or two with a spray can in hand, adding to the already densely covered walls. So grab your camera and a companion and go photograph yourself looking 'gangsta' in front of some of Melbourne's best Urban Art. You never know, your friends might think you did some of it yourself.
St. Kilda, Melbourne's seaside suburb and travellers' centre has a variety of scenes to capture on camera. The many palm trees and beautiful Palais Theatre are definitely not to be missed. But make sure you take a stroll to the end of the pier and you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the coastline.
Behind the pier there is a jetty further out to sea where fluffy little penguins can sometimes be seen hiding in the rocks. They can be difficult to photograph though, so while you're there get a friend to take a long distance photo of you on the wall with your arms held high. This is the perfect set up for the infamous Free Willy scene. Just crudely copy and paste a whale in using Paint when you get home.
Finally, for a view of the city in all its glory, get yourself to Alexandra Gardens, just over the river off St. Kilda Road. There are plenty of dramatic and beautiful photographs to be taken and even more to capture if there's something going on in the park itself.
However, just a serene cityscape taken from the bridge over the Yarra River is a shot to make even the most blasé person envious.
Ian Moone Photography was great to deal with! A walk and shoot in Melbourne was AMAZING! the website I found waswww.ianmoonephotography.com flicked an email and asked for his top spots tp take pics in Melbourne and he offered to take me! I have a new found love of photography due to his inspiration and skill and a willingness to just help like that is hard to find! If your ever in Melbourne check him out!