vendredi 6 septembre 2013

Perfect Venues For Portrait Photography Melbourne

By Helene Norris

If you are planning on having some portrait photography Melbourne, why not do something different from the traditional studio setting. The city has so many beautiful landmarks and scenic areas that make the perfect backdrop to many breath-taking photos. Let yours be among them. From beautiful 19th century architecture to nature reserves, there is plenty to choose from.

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria, Australia. Situated at the top of a bend in the Yarra River. The river spills into Hobson's Bay, which in turn opens into Port Phillip Bay. Across the Bass Strait sits Tasmania. The entire metropolitan area encompasses 30 different municipalities in addition to the capital city itself. The greater metropolitan area has a population of around four and a half million people.

The city's modern skyline is a work of art in its own right, especially when it is lit up at night and you can see multicolored lights reflected in the bay. Among the architectural delights is Flinders Street Station, the first-ever city station in Australia, built in 1854. The structure, inspired by French Renaissance design, includes a large dome and a clock tower.

The Shrine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road was originally built as a memorial to the soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. Today, it memorializes all soldiers who served in all wars. It is one of the largest war memorials in the country. Based on classical style, its Greek roots are unmistakable. You can clearly see elements of the Parthenon in Athens and the Tomb of Mausolus.

For sports fans, having a photograph taken at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a definite must. Dressing in cricket whites is also mandatory. Compare the ground with the Olympic Stadium, located due south and on the north bank of the Yarra River, which looks the size of a high school football field by comparison.

Another perfect background is formed by the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building. This structure was constructed in the late 19th century in order to hold the Melbourne International Exhibition. One of the few buildings of its kind left standing in the world, it was granted World Heritage Status in 2004 by UNESCO. Perhaps the best time to use this building for a backdrop is when the huge field of tulips is in full bloom.

There is more to a beautiful city this size than old buildings, as awesome they may be. Williamstown Botanic Garden is another brilliant venue to have your portrait taken. There are so many wonderful exhibits, it is hard to decide which setting to use. You can find your favorite flower and have your photo taken there, or just find a pretty spot, point and click.

There is no shortage of suitable locations for portrait photography Melbourne. Whether you are a nature lover or a student of architecture, there are plenty of spots from which to choose. Who would want to be stuck in a dusty portrait studio when you have the whole of a great, wide, wonderful capital city.

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