It is now March and for me, that means it is the lead up to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. I have been going for a few years now. It is always a fantastic event and if you like photographing flowers, it is heaven.
2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
It is one of the highlights of my year. I always look forward to it. There are so many beautiful flowers on show. You get to see ones that you might not see otherwise. For those of us who love macro photography it is fantastic.
This year it is on from the 27th of March to the 31st at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. Being on over 5 days is fantastic. Thankfully I can go on any day. Saturday and Sunday are the busiest days, so I don’t stay long then.
When I go I try to go at least 3 times. With each visit, I often take a different lens. Usually, on the first day, I take something like my 24-70mm and just take overall images and I see what is there. Good day to scope it all out. It helps me plan my future visits.
On another day I take my macro lens. I will do a lot of photos with it. It is nice to just zoom in and see what I can do. I like using a normal macro lens.
I will also plan a day to take my Lensbaby Velvet lens. This year I need to work out if I will take the 56 or the 85. I am thinking at this stage it will be the first one. It is, I think, my favourite of the two. I’m thinking I might sell the 85mm at some point.
If I had some sort of macro lens for the Fujifilm X-T20 then I would use it as well. Though I might take it on the first day, and do the shots with it. I really love using that camera.
The phone will also be used a lot along with the new Struman Lenses for it. They have some new macro lenses and fisheye, so I’m excited about trying them out there as well.
There will be a lot of posts about the show during that time.
You can purchase tickets now if you are interested in going. They cost around $30 for a single day, but if you pay $45 then you can go multiple days. I think the second option is better.
To book tickets go to this website, click here.
I have a few photos from previous years to show you now.