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    Here's How To Take Totally Awesome Photos At Vivid Sydney

    See how gorgeous Sydney is at night.

    Travel photographer Lauren Bath shares her handy techniques on how to capture Sydney at its grandest: during the Vivid lights festival, which finishes on Monday.

    Sydney CBD from the Bridge Climb

    How to take a similar shots:

    -ISO between 200-400

    -aperture at f11

    -shutter speed at 30 seconds

    Main challenges from the Bridge Climb:

    -time constraints due to groups of climbers going up and down through one pathway

    -restricted movement and limited space

    General tips:

    -have an idea of what compositions you want to produce so you save yourself from trial and errors

    Sydney Harbour Bridge

    How to take similar shots:

    -ISO decreased to 100 or below

    -aperture shut to f22

    -shutter speed on bulb mode, exposing from 2-3 minutes

    Main challenges of photographing the Sydney Harbour Bridge:

    -finding a very stable ground to avoid any shake on the camera

    -unpredictable movement (such as ferries) in the frame that can affect your final image

    General tips:

    -use a tripod and a remote control so even you are not touching the camera during exposure

    -use neutral density filters if needed

    Sydney Opera House

    How to take similar shots:

    -ISO between 1600-3200

    -aperture at f2.8

    -shutter speed no slower than 1/4 second

    Main challenge of photographing the Sydney Opera House:

    -getting sharp images as the projection moves very quickly

    General tips:

    -use a tripod to get stable shots

    -go closer to the projector to get the rays; stand right below the projector to get the rays coming from above

    BBC Life at Argyle Street

    Main challenges of photographing the BBC Life Presentation at Argyle Street

    -getting the right colours when attempting a more abstract image from the projection

    -having the subject/person stand very still whilst exposing the image for 30 seconds

    General tips:

    -use a tripod to get the stability you want

    -rather than getting still images from the projection, experiment with abstract images

    Museum of Contemporary Art facade

    How to take similar shots:

    -ISO between 1600-3200

    -aperture at f1.4

    -shutter speed at 1/200

    -35mm prime lens

    Main challenges of photographing the MCA:

    -high density crowds

    -quick-moving projections

    -finding a simple composition

    General tips:

    -try shooting handheld for ease in movement

    -go closer to the building and look for interesting images up close

    Customs House

    Main challenge of photographing Customs House:

    -crowd density

    General tips:

    -shoot with a tripod if space allows

    -keep your compositions simple (the projections and the shape of the building is interesting enough!)

    Darling Harbour

    Main challenge of photographing the Darling Harbour lights and water show:

    -keeping compositions uncluttered

    -crowd density

    -capturing the fireworks with the colours that you want

    General tips:

    -shoot fireworks on bulb mode whilst timing;

    -or, have your shutter speed at half a second up and take multiple shots

    -look for a spot where you can get a wide view of the show

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