Weekend Wanderings – The Details of Melbourne
On Friday I spent a very intensive day teaching a client how to use her camera and how to take photos. We had a great day, and at the end of it I came home with over 500 images. It was fantastic. The part that was really fantastic, though, was that my client was very interested in photographing food. You wouldn’t believe how many places there are to take food photos. Not that that was all we did. Many of the photos are from similar places to the post I did last weekend on the arcades, but there are differences, mainly because there are a lot more detailed images.
We spent a lot of time in front of shop windows like the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in the Block Arcade photographing the window of cakes. Then zooming in on individual cakes. It was interesting for me to do, because it is not something I normally do, but no one seemed to mind. It was great to actually take in the details.
I know if I had been by myself I would have probably just walked straight past this wonderful display of macaroons in the middle of the Royal Arcade. They were so colourful and the display, well, it was stunning.
Then there were the surprise finds, like this funny display in the GPO building. We noticed after we had taken photos that there was a sign saying no photos, but it was too late, we already had them. I explored the GPO building a lot more and saw some fantastic things. It is an amazing place.
It is great to be able to just wander and take photos without having people telling you to stop.
We ended up at the Queen Victoria Market, where we took more photos of, you guessed it, food. Though I found the market a lot harder to photograph, I felt like I should have been buying stuff as well, which I couldn’t do because I couldn’t carry anything. Perhaps next time I will go to shop as well.
As I said, we took so many photos, there are some fantastic places to take photo in Melbourne around the city. I have prepared a heap more and shall put them into a gallery for you.
If you are in Melbourne for the day, there are many things to photograph and see. I could spend days in there and still not see it all. It was wonderful to see the city through someone else’s eyes. I need to thank Karen for the recommendation, I really appreciate it. Hopefully more people will like me to teach them photography.
I have so many more photos, but they are going to have to wait for another time. We photographed some buskers, and we photographed the city, so may be next weekend. I had hoped I would do the lady singing, but I hope she doesn’t mind if I do her image another day when I can spend more time on it. It is so exciting to be working on different sorts of images.