Outing: Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018
This is always a wonderfully photogenic event filled with colourful, unusual, and frequently outrageous outfits. The people are always interesting, to say the least, and all very friendly. They are not there because they are shy, they are there because they want to make an exhibition of themselves. What better way for us to assist than to be there to photograph their antics.
Saturday 3rd March
Suggested train from North Shore leaves Gordon Station at 1611 and arrives Town Hall at 1644. Meet in second last carriage.
We will meet on the corner of Park & Elizabeth Streets, on the Hyde Park side, at 17.00. The Parade starts at 19.45 but the assembly area is around Anzac Memorial at the southern end of Hyde Park where we will do our photography.
Camera etc of course! The action is fast-moving so a tripod won’t be useful.|
Check the March In Focus article for Mardi Gras photography guidance.
The outing will be on unless weather is a particularly dreich night.
To register: Phone Don Gould: 0409 494 456 or 9449 4451
We may meet for coffee after the parade at a predetermined place, but this can be decided after the event.
6:00am (Sunrise is at 6:56am). We will have a quick briefing from Pamela.
Mona Vale Beach car park, (overlooks the pool).
What to bring:
Camera, tripod, torch, something to protect your camera (at least) from rain and sea spray, lens cloth, ND filters if you’re going to try long exposure.
We should be done by 7:30am
$25 each. Please bring an envelope containing your money with your name on the outside. Hand it to John Pettett.
There are a couple of excellent cafes nearby for post-shoot coffee, breakfast and general post mortem. They don’t take bookings on weekends, but we should (hopefully) be early enough to get in.
We need to limit the numbers to a maximum of 20.
The shoot will proceed even if rain is around. Clouds are desirable anyway and sunny breaks can yield really great outcomes.
To join this outing: This outing is now full with a waiting list. We’re hoping to arrange more field trips with Pamela in coming months.
Pamela has just released details of new workshops in April.