Taking a Look Around the City
Most of you know by now that I am now offering One on One photography sessions for anyone who wants to take better photos, or anyone who wants to get the best photos of Melbourne when they come here. I am trying to get my page together, but I realise I need to have photos. I need to show people that I can take photos, and photos of what is in Melbourne, also beyond the cliched stuff.
I have been planning trips into the city to get photos, thinking I didn’t have any, then a friend reminded me that I have been into the city so many times that I must have thousands of photos, so this morning I went through them. I do have a lot, too many for one post, so I thought today I would show you the ones of the city, and tomorrow we could look at the ones I’ve taken of the Docklands and along the river.
What I would love you to do is to let me know which ones you like the most. I want to put a gallery together on my website and I need to narrow down how many images. I just think if you like them then I can’t go wrong.
Before I show you the gallery I have to show you a testimonial that I recieved from my wonderful friend Nia. Nia is also a blogger and writer, her blog is Nia Simone, Author. Nia and her husband were in Australia last October and I got to meet her and show her my city.
A Walk through Leanne Cole’s Blog
Our guided tour and photography lesson with Leanne Cole was a highlight of our visit to Australia. She welcomed us, made us feel comfortable, and adjusted our tour to meet our needs and interests.
For example, I told her I wanted to absorb how she sees things as an artist so she asked me if that meant I wanted her to take photos. I said yes, exactly! I absorbed so much, not only in how she sees things but also in how comfortable she is with a DSLR. She broke me through feeling intimidated by the big camera and I finally graduated from my compact.
Our day was fun, educational, and not work, just the way I wanted. We took photos of alleys, arcades, lamps, buildings, train stations, bridges, waterways, all at a relaxed and fun pace while we learned about each place, stopped for a leisurely scone and coffee break and chatted about Melbourne, Australia, photography and blogging. Every place we went, including the beautiful shop in the arcade where we shared pastries and coffee, were places I had seen on her blog.
In fact, I felt like I was taking a walk through Leanne’s blog! Having that layer of memories from her beautiful blog added richness and enjoyment to touring Melbourne.
In addition to listening to us, customizing our tour, providing photography instruction when asked, and taking beautiful photos of me and my husband for us, Leanne provided an architecture and cultural history of Melbourne. Having the insights of such an informed and interesting local artist enhanced our tourist experience and left us with wonderful memories and more cultural understanding.
The tour also oriented us to the city and we felt confident enough to navigate to a local’s place that evening to enjoy our kind of dinner. A lovely ending to a personalized and full, yet relaxing day.
Thank you so much Nia, I really appreciate this testimonial, and I had a fantastic time as well.
Now here is the gallery of Melbourne, please let me know which ones you like.