Dear readers, I apologise for not updating my blog for some time. I've been doing some traveling, and some graduation photo opportunities have been coming up, so I'll be busy for the next few weeks.
Sometimes, the most interesting places for photos are just beneath our noses. In this instance, its within the Federation Square vicinity in the middle of the city. I pass by this area frequently during the day, but I dedicated some time in the evening last Wednesday to do some twilight / night shots.
When it opened in 1929, The Forum, formerly known as the State Theatre, was the largest theatre in the southern hemisphere, holding 3371 people. After being converted to cinemas in the 1960s and then operating as a church for nine years, the theatre was turned into a concert and function venue, as it remains today.bThe Forum has been described as one of Australia’s greatest live music venues, playing host to a number of performers including Midnight Oil, Oasis, Tim Finn, Sir Bob Geldof and Powderfinger. It is also a venue for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
It is absolutely imperative to use a very sturdy tripod for long exposure photos. Those extremely pricey and lightweight carbon fiber Manfrotto or Gitzo tripods may be easy to carry for long hikes, but it wouldn't do justice to steady your camera when winds can get pretty strong in Melbourne.