By JUSTIN JENVEY

Myrtleford Times - - News -

WITH tick­ets for Bright’s new­est event sold out a month in ad­vance, or­gan­is­ers are promis­ing an even big­ger and bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence in year two.

The Bright Fes­ti­val of Pho­tog­ra­phy will come to town on Septem­ber 22-24 along with hun­dreds of keen shut­ter­bugs from around the coun­try.

With the last of the fes­ti­val’s 200 tick­ets snapped up on Sunday, or­gan­iser Nick Fletcher said he can see the event quickly dou­bling and tripling in size.

“With the re­sponse we have had I don’t think it will be long be­fore it’s an event that at­tracts 500-600 peo­ple,” he said.

“Bright is one of the most beau­ti­ful locations in Aus­tralia and with its fab­u­lous alpine scenery it’s an ideal place for an event like this.

“We’ve cho­sen Septem­ber be­cause it’s a clear time of year and you’ve still got snow on the moun­tains and be­ing early spring flow­ers are start­ing to come out.”

As part of the fes­ti­val there will be guided photo walks, work­shops, lec­tures, demos and the chance to test and pur­chase the lat­est Canon cam­eras and ac­ces­sories.

Some of Aus­tralia’s top pho­tog­ra­phers and in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als will also be on hand to of­fer ad­vice and teach tech­niques. TOP SHOT: Keen pho­tog­ra­phers will learn how to cap­ture the per­fect shot dur­ing the Bright Fes­ti­val of Pho­tog­ra­phy.

“We’ve got about 15 dif­fer­ent work­shops over the week­end from photo walks with knowl­edge­able lo­cals to astro pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops and sports pho­tog­ra­phy work­shops,” Mr Fletcher said.

There’ll be com­pe­ti­tions with some special prizes, print­ing and fram­ing work­shops, pro­cess­ing work­shops and strobes and speed light work­shops.

“Peo­ple can also learn about the his­tory of pho­tog­ra­phy.

“We got some amaz­ing pro­fes­sion­als head­ing along most of them con­tribut­ing free of charge.”

Pre­sen­ters in­clude Lisa Saad, a for­mer AIPP Pro­fes­sional Pho­tog- ra­pher of the Year, along with fel­low award win­ning photographer Craig Wet­jen, Amar Dev Singh and even Bright’s own In­stameet host Bren­dan Hol­land.

“It’s go­ing to be a great week­end and the start of some­thing we only see grow­ing in the next few years,” Mr Fletcher said.

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