Over the weekend, I hosted a photo meet up as part of the FujiXAus group. For this event I wanted to check out the Swan Bell Tower. They are actually running a competition on their website at the moment, so I thought it would be a cool place to check out. As part of their competition, they are offering free entry for photographers. I have linked the details of the competition here, and the free entry voucher here if you want to check it out.
I really enjoyed these photowalks as it brings together like-minded people, and it gets me off my butt to shoot some photos. As the event started, I got to know everyone who arrived, and it was really interesting to get to meet other photographers. I particularly enjoyed listening to how they started as a photographer, and what inspires them. As this is a FujiXAus event, of course there was some gear talk!
We started off with a group photo. With the free entry voucher in our hand, we headed off and explored the Bell Tower. I have never been to the Bell Tower so it was quite a new experience for me. If you haven’t figured it out already, the reason I hosted this event is to have an excuse to check out the inside of Swan Bell Tower 😜. It started with a tour inside, and there was a presentation on the history of the bell tower and bell ringers. We were also given the opportunity to ring the bells too!
Once the presentation was done, we headed up to the deck area. This is what I was looking forward to. We were a few stories up and it was pretty cool to look down Barrack Street and Elizabeth Quay from this vantage point. This is where I let my creative juices flow.
Thank you all who took the time to come and hang out with me. It was been a fantastic day for me and I’ve learned a lot, both from hosting this event as well as meeting you all. Hope to see you all again in future events.
Until next time!
PS. By the time this blog post gets published, I will be only my way to Penang. I’m really excited for this trip, and can’t wait to share some photos with you all!