Australia does not only pride in its unique wildlife that houses some of the most interesting animals such as koalas and kangaroos. These animals make the country an automatic choice for photographers who want to capture an exceptional ecosystem. However, animals and wildlife are the only attractions for both tourists and photographers as the country also prides in other destinations and experiences that one can only get to experience in Australia. Sydney, being a world-renowned tourist destination definitely tops the list of places to visit in Australia.
The country’s capital is home to modern structures that make the nation’s identity. The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the staple destinations for tourists and photography hobbyists and enthusiasts. Other popular tourist destinations found in the state capital include Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, Powerhouse Museum, and Sydney Tower. The capital being a culmination of modern society and career-oriented and carefree people is a natural choice for tourists visiting Australia for the first time.
If you are a nature, landscape, or travel photographer who wants to explore more what Australia has to offer, then travelling outside the capital is a requirement. Australia has more to offer other than the Sydney Opera House. If you are planning to go to Australia and want to visit other places, then you should list these places in your itinerary:
Barossa Valley – Being a wine production hot spot, Barossa Valley in South Australia is a popular tourist destination. When you visit this valley, expect to taste some of the finest local wines. Also, the valley’s massive green fields invite photographers to take some breathtaking shots.
Blue Lake – Also in South Australia, Blue Lake attracts travelers and photographers who are inclined to nature photography. The lake offers a perfect mirror image of its waters during the perfect weather – a truly stunning imagery of nature that can easily imitate impressive postcards.
Great Ocean Road – Aside from being conveniently situated in the heart of Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrambool, Great Ocean Road is listed as Australian National Heritage. The road was built by Australian soldiers from 1919 to 1932. Today, it is listed as the largest war memorial site dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War I.
If you are visiting Australia for the purpose of taking stunning photographs, paying a visit to those mentioned spots is advised. However, before flying to Australia, make sure that you have with you all things you need. The following are some of the must-bring items and gadgets with you:
Tripod – In order to get stunning pictures without having to worry about shakes and blurs, having a sturdy tripod handy is your best option.
Rain cape – Certain parts of Australia have inconsistent weather pattern, which is why it is important to bring with you a rain cape to deal with unexpected rain showers.
Quadcopter– For you to capture dramatic and awe-inspiring photos and videos of Australia’s landscapes, you would want to pack with you a professional drone with camera. Your quadcopter will surely help you achieve the most scenic photos and videos.
Waterproof camera bag – This bag will make sure that your camera and accessories are safe even if it rains.
Variety of lenses – You would not want to miss the perfect angle, which is why you should bring with you different lenses. Any photographer would suggest bringing with you a zoom lens, preferably 70-200mm lens, a 35mm lens, 85mm lens, and a 50mm lens.
Traveling across Australia as a photographer can be a lot of fun if you have readied your itinerary beforehand, and if you have with you the proper gears and equipment; otherwise, your travel will not be as exciting as it should be.