By JUSTIN JENVEY
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.