Sydney Photo Walk Wrap Up


Saturday September 25th saw the first Light Stalking photo walk largely thanks to the efforts of Central Coast photographer, Jason Smith. It was a great afternoon of shooting in Newtown, Sydney that started out with an unexpected walk through the market that sprung up at our meeting place!

All up, about 16 photographers took part. You can check out a few of them at their websites here (guys, hit me up by email if I missed your website!):


Most folks managed to get some good shots of everything from street art to wild flowers and even a few good portraits. We then retired to the pub after a couple of hours of shooting (to talk photography of course!).


As promised we'll be offering the winner a photography book of their choice to the value of $50 for the photo of the day. All you have to do is post it in the comments below (instructions at the bottom of the page).

Challenge of the Day

We also hoped to get a few people to go outside their comfort zone and get a portrait during the walk. Same rules as above – post your portraits in the comments and we'll give the best one another photography book up to $25 value.

We will get Jason to pick the winners (hopefully by the end of the week).


So thanks to everyone who took part. It was fantastic to meet other shooters in Sydney and make new friends!

About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

I really enjoyed the afternoon walking around in Newtown. Didn’t realize there were so many interesting things to photograph. Will come back another day. I am not sure how I am suppose to enter in the two competitions. How do I get the photo here? Does it only work if you have a website? I haven’t got one. Please let me know how I can enter the “Photo of the day” and the “portrait”.
Berith Codner

I really enjoyed the event. It was nice to finally shoot something other than Opera House with my new hobby. I might have 1 or 2 that I’m actually not ashamed to post later today when I’m at home

Thanks for organizing

Apologies for the double post – hit the wrong button. Could you please delete the first one that doesn’t have the little girl.

Here’s a few general shots:

Really looking forward to seeing what everyone else got. It always amazes me how people interpret the same place in such different ways.

Great afternoon, just wish I had been feeling well enough to hang around for drinks ! Some of my pics are linked here (if I’ve done it right). A couple I like straight up, and a couple I decided to play around with a bit more ‘enthusiasm’ to see what happened.

Nice work from what I’ve seen so far guys!

A big thank you to everyone that came along for the walk, hope you all had a great day, I know I did. It was really good to meet you all ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t uploaded or linked to your photos yet please do so as I’ll decide on the winners by the end of the week and I’d really like to see everyone’s shots!


I had a nice time, thanks for organisng it. Iโ€™m pretty new to all this and was totally out of my comfort zone but hereโ€™s a few that I tookโ€ฆ..

I have not finished going through my shots but this really appealed because of the concentration obviously seen in this capture.

Not sure if this will work.

Wow these pics are all great! I was wanting to go along but had to work that day . . looked like it was fun though! Great work guys! Hope there’s another one soon!

Just to say had a wonderful time on Saturday walking and shooting around fascinating Newtown. Every step we find something different whether historical or graffiti/art on walls, old homes etc and that churchyard was absolutely fascinating.

Thanks Rob. I have not really gone through all my shots as yet.

Hello to everyone.


Jen, I absolutely love your lavender shot.

and after having a few comments made towards this image, I thought I would add it to for comment/comp consideration ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks Daniel!
I so wish I’d had the courage to take a shot of the tea shop…the girl inside kept looking out at me, maybe because I was after you guys and she was wondering what in the world we were all doing taking pics of the shop!! The colours are absolutely amazing….mmm, think I may have to go back and get a couple of sneaky shots in!

Thanks Daniel!
I wish I’d taken a shot of the tea shop with all those wonderfully brilliant colours!
I think the glances from the shop assistent put me off a bit…I can only imagine what she was thinking with a heap of people taking pics of the shop!!

Oh dear. I’m having trouble posting the photos. Anyway – please click on the links to flickr in my previous post if you’d like to see them.



Me again! I think I’ve got it “sussed” now…1,2,3 …testing:

Fingers crossed!

NOTE: Tatiana: That didn’t work. Don’t worry – I will make sure Jason clicks though to the links on your Flickr page to judge for the competition! (Thanks, Rob)

Hello everyone! Thanks again for coming along for the walk, it was great to meet you all ๐Ÿ™‚

So I’ve picked out the winning photos. Firstly I just want to say It’s tough to narrow it down to only two photos when there’s a lot of good competition. Everyone did a great job with their photos on the day, but winners must be picked, so they are as follows;

– Best photo of the day, teacup photo by Ann:
It was a close call between this and the other teacup photo by Daniel Hirning but this just came out on top. I really like the bright colours, the use of depth of field, the composition of the horizontal lines with the frame edges and the 3 separate colours of the teacup sets.

– Best portrait, by Jen King:
I also had a bit of toss up with this one and a few other portraits, but in the end I chose this based on the expression of the lady. A somewhat puzzled, confused, and very slightly disgusted look on her face that adds that extra bit of engagement to the image.

I hope you all had a great time, Rob and I certainly did, and we’ll see you all next time ๐Ÿ™‚

Wow! Thanks Jason! What an awesome surprise to have logged on here and see these results….especially MINE!
You’ve just given me the biggest confidence boost!
Thanks again

PS Can’t wait to go out and about alot more now!

I second what Jen said – congratulations Jen – what a tremendous surprise. Thank you so much, especially with such tough competition. It was a really enjoyable afternoon. Hope we can do it again.

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