Vivid Sydney Lights Festival: The Photographer’s Paradise!

  • There is no better subject that a photographer would like more than glittering lights, vivid pyrotechnics and art installations, set against a backdrop of a dark night sky. And if there’s a Mecca Down Under for photographers, the Vivid Sydney Festival it is!

    Drawing people from all corners of the globe, Vivid has Sydney landmarks dressed to the nines like never before. For all you photo junkies in Australia looking out for a shoot to flaunt, Sydney is the place to be this winter. With creativity centred around light & pyrotechnics being a key element of the celebration, paparazzi is sure to have a field day with all the striking pictures that can be captured on camera!

    Rest assured, the shutterbug in you will never be short of venues to capture, with the whole city decked up in different thematic light displays! Start off from Bradley’s Head and capture panoramic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Head onto Taronga Zoo, lo and behold the Lights For The Wild! An interactive display featuring animals and wilds, Taronga upholds themes like wildlife conservation to induce animal welfare and awareness. Freeze the beauty of these animal illuminations forever with your camera. You could also add more layers to your image with a backdrop of Sydney Harbour in the frame!

    Have you been waiting to capture a frontal night view of Sydney’s crown jewel, Harbour Bridge, during Vivid? At your next stop, Blues Point, you’ll have just that waiting for you to capture on tape! Make good with wide-angle panoramas of both Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You can also drop by the nearby Lavender Street for a crowd-free photo retreat with great views of Luna Park and Harbour Bridge.

    Get on to the Cahill Expressway next. The walkway running along the highway is tagged as one offering the best views of the Opera House, second only to Sydney Cove Terminal. This route will also take you to Luna Park, where a wonderland of light sculptures and innovative art will be waiting to be imprinted on film. 

    Here comes the most awaited Sydney Harbour Bridge time! Climb the bridge or walk along the banks to capture some vivid images of the Vivid spectacle. The best way though is to book a Vivid Sydney dinner cruise, offering roving views like no place else! Not only will you get great shots, you can also enjoy some dinner & drinks on a luxurious Vivid Sydney cruise.

    Move onto the Royal Botanic Garden, with its prominent Electric Forest. See how light installations are projected onto imposing trees. With spots already set up for your shooting apparatus, you’re in for an easy-going photo time here!

    You can also visit the Chatswood CBD for an illuminated snapshot of buildings, lanes, city streets and local urban scenery. Pictures at the Rocks also come well recommended. With such diverse venues keeping you occupied throughout the night, don’t forget the fireworks waiting to happen at Darling Harbour. The best way to get a wide shot of the fireworks is from a Vivid Sydney cruise. You can opt for easy-on-pocket options with a sightseeing vessel or go all out to indulge in a super-luxury Vivid Sydney dinner cruise.

    Let all the vivid colours shine bright on your reel this Vivid 2018! Click away!