Best Jobs in the World – Lifestyle Photographer

In my latest round of work for Tourism Australia I’ve been helping to promote their new Best Jobs in the World campaign in six states around Australia.

One of the six new roles is the position of Lifestyle Photographer in Victoria and I was sent out to test it for a day.

Melbourne cafe food
(Nikon D7000)

But one of the biggest conundrums I have when heading out to shoot is which lenses do I take with me?! So I set myself the challenge of purely using my AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens to see exactly how versatile it is.

Melbourne cafe coffee
(Nikon D7000)

From laneways to catwalks, from coffee shops to restaurants I snapped away even being brave enough to turn my dial to ‘M’ – fully manual – something I rarely do.

Melbourne cafe jam
(Nikon D7000)

Through trial and error I slowly built my confidence to capture the city through my viewfinder and ended up with a variety of photos, which I think and hope you may like. Enjoy.

Learning on the job!

Ben 🙂

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Published by Ben Southall May 23, 2013