|Posted by wolfersphotography on June 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM|
Work has been very busy and i have jobs all over Victoria, which is good, and i have even had the opoortunity to travel to Sydney on busienss which is a great excuse to get the camera out at night in a different city (see the Night Life page shots of sydney). We spent christmas at bega with my suster which was great, loads of wildlife action. In April we have been to tasmania for a quick west coast trip including three days at Cradle Mountain - we have decided we will retire down there so long as im within 100km of Cradle Mountain. Love that place. I have been to a few Australian Rules footy matches this year and I have taken big "Bertha" along (my 400mm lens) and have tried some action shots but it really needs good lighting for the higher shutter speeds (its hard on those dark cliyundy days with an "f" stop of only 5.6) hence we need to bump up the ISO and shutter speeds to freeze the action.
I went to the city a few weeks back with JC and we went especially for night tiem shots in the wet (which allows for greater colour and reflections on road surfaces). We had a great night and saw a few drunken and graffiti arrests. -- That night JC and I got harrassed at 2am by two nighclub bouncers on a street in Fitzroy just north of the CBD (our version of Kings Cross) who said we were not allowed to take photos of them and their nightclub and they also threatened to take our cameras and break them. I was not too worried as we knew who the bouncers were and where they worked. We also fully know our rights about the threats being actually being carried out and we knew (very well) that we can take photos of: anyone, at any time, from any public place (ie roads, parks, beaches, city squares, etc..). We were a little upset at the verbal abuse - so we did call the police that night and they came and went and told the bouncers to back off and that we had every right to take photos anytime we want to. The bouncers really just try to intimidate people but in reality they have no rights to do so in public spaces.
All I can say is do = STAND UP FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY RIGHTS !!
I would love to get 100 + camera club members with tripods to stand in a row outside the night club one evening and take photos - just to make a point publically about our rights.
Anyway, it was a good bit of excitement for the week.