Melbourne Street Photography & More – October 2021

Street photography is the feature of this ladies-only guided photographic adventure led by Lesley Whyte (Lesley Whyte Photography) and Sydney photographer Chris Tham (Voigtländer ambassador and Mainline Photo Academy instructor) in Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2021.  As with all photography adventures led by Lesley and Chris, all levels are catered for and beginners are very welcome, however we recommend that you are familiar with your camera’s aperture, shutter and ISO settings.

This women-only, small group setting provides you with a great learning environment, including expert guidance, instruction and personal attention according to your learning style. You will leave the workshop with new skills, new friends, inspiration in spades and some really, really, stunning photos to show off.


You will be met on arrival at Melbourne Airport by your dedicated Women in Photography driver and taken to our hotel – you have free time until 5.30pm when we meet at reception and head to dinner – a great opportunity to meet your fellow photography buddies.


Today we visit some of Melbourne’s best places for street photography.  An early morning start as we head to the fresh produce section of Queen Victoria Market which known as the heart and soul of Melbourne.  Not only will we experience fantastic moments in the iconic food halls, we also enjoy freshly made doughnut holes filled (local venue) with jam from the original 1950s van – American Doughnut Kitchen.

After a late breakfast we head to the Royal Botanic Gardens for some amazing landscape and macro photography opportunities.

Tonight, it’s fish & chips from D’Lish Fish at Port Melbourne but before that, we capture the sun setting on the historic Princes Pier looking out over Port Philip Bay.


Another early start this morning as we head to Brighton Beach to capture the sun rising over Port Melbourne and photograph the Brighton Beach iconic bathing boxes as they also make up one of the most spectacular views of a Melbourne sunrise that you’ll ever have the honor to photograph.   Breakfast back at our hotel before head out for some more street photography through a “different lens” today you will learn the art of “story telling” photographic style as we explore some of Melbourne’s oldest laneways; Meyers Place, Tattersalls Lane, Hosier Lane.

Walking this evening we spend our time at two locations; Flinders Street Station capturing some long exposure and car light trail photos and Princes Bridge for beautiful evening long exposure with views up the Yarra River to Southgate


A very early start this morning as head to the Dandenong Ranges where we capture the sun rising over the Dandenong ranges and Melbourne.  After breakfast back at our hotel a bit of spare time for you to review your photos or head out on your own before meeting in the conference room at out hotel to share our five favourite photos from the adventure and discuss what further processing might be required.

We finish the day on a Yarra River cruise with final celebration dinner, toasting our new skills, our new photography buddies and our really fantastic photos.


Your are transferred to airport for our return flight home.

What you will need:

From arrival at Sydney Airport on Friday until you are transferred back to the Airport on Tuesday, all you need to do is bring yourself, camera gear, warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes, except for:

What is included in the price? 

  • All prices quoted are New Zealand dollars
  • Four nights’ accommodation at sharing a room (2 ladies per room), although you may upgrade to a single room.
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
  • Dinner on Friday, Sunday, Sunday and Monday
  • All transport in Melbourne, including to/from airport
  • Dedicated Women in Photography driver
  • Great company, lots of fun and amazing photographic opportunities


  • Pricing coming soon from Pam Young – House of Travel

What is the minimum number: We need a minimum of three women for the tour to go ahead.

How many will there be on the tour? On this tour, there will be a maximum of 10 women.

Loan equipment available: There is no cost to use the following Canon equipment:  Canon 60D (crop sensor), Canon EOSR (full frame), tripod, backpack and camera bag.  ND filters and Canon lenses are also available, including prime 28mm, 50mm plus 18-55mm, 55-250mm and a Tamron 150-600mm G2.  Other camera brand lenses are available for hire, although a cost will apply.  Advanced notice is required to use loan equipment.

What to pack: A list of recommended clothing to pack will be provided. You will also need to pack your camera and gear including: SD cards, tripod (preferably one which converts to monopod), variety of lenses (prime through to telephoto) and filters.

Insurance: Please have your camera equipment fully insured for your trip. Lesley Whyte Photography takes care to provide a safe adventure but does not accept responsibility for any damage or loss to your camera, lenses, tripod, other camera gear, personal items and clothing. All participants should also carry comprehensive travel insurance.


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