6 quick photo tips from Victoria’s top photographers


With soaring cliffs, pristine beaches, diverse wildlife and of course, a city full of iconic architecture, Victoria is a photographer’s paradise. The state is filled with photo opportunities that can fill coffee table books and magazine covers. As serious photographers know, capturing the perfect shot takes timing, skill and planning. So, we asked some of Victoria’s top photographers for their tips on how visitors can snap some epic Aussie pictures. Here are their answers:

Alex Wise

Photographer: Alex Wise
Website: www.Alexwisephotography.net

“Mansfield is 2 and a half hours outside of Melbourne and takes you to some of Victoria’s best country. With endless river streams and beautiful green hills, it really is a great place to get out and escape the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne CBD.

I find the best time to explore the area is just before the ski season starts so you get full access to all the mountains before they close for the ski season. If you’re looking to get your feet wet and explore some streams, the Howqua Valley is an underrated part of Victoria and worth exploring!”

Andreas Weiss

Photographer: Andreas Weiss
Website: www.freshphotography.com.au

“Change your perspective! Try to find new ways of capturing our beautiful city Melbourne! Why not go on a Kayak trip on the Yarra River at sunset to get a different view – relaxing and stunning at the same time. A sparkling Melbourne skyline is the reward for your effort.”

Kyle Simpson

Photographer: Kyle Simpson
Website: www.facebook.com/kylesimpsonphotography

“The Bellarine Peninsula on Victoria’s South West coast has something for everyone from families to foodies and of course photographers.  Without doubt, the jewel in the photographic crown is Point Lonsdale Marine National Park.  When shooting around here, I always use a tripod and ISO 100 on aperture priority.  I normally shoot panoramic images comprising of anything up to a dozen individual frames to truly capture the wide open feel of the place.”

John Mitchell

Photographer: John Mitchell
Website: johnmitchellphotography.com

“If you’re shooting from a beach, set to the lowest aperture to display the motion of the ocean on the Victorian shoreline at sunset.”

Photographer: Matt Krumins
Website: www.mattkruminsphotography.com.au

“I love photographing Victoria, especially the more secluded ‘unexplored’ locations. With infinite photo opportunities of unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes there is one way to guarantee amazing photos. My trick is to get away for the night to one of the hundreds of free campsites in Victoria. This ensures I am out at my location at the perfect times to photograph sunset, the stars and the beauty of sunrise! The best part? Many of these sites are just a short drive from Melbourne! Check out the WikiCamp app or Parks Victoria website for a list of free camp grounds.”

Photographer: Rick Knowles
Website: www.rickknowlesphotography.com

Early morning on an empty beach on the Great Ocean Road, the footprints from the day before washed away by the tide. It’s almost like you are the first person to have ever been there.  An ISO of 100 (or less), and a tripod are essential for capturing sharp images.”

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