Unique stories in photography at Tales By Light Festival
FOUR of Australia's best visual storytellers, including renowned underwater photographer and marine conservationist Darren Jew, will converge on Byron Bay from tomorrow to host the Tales By Light Festival of photography.
Supported by Destination Byron and Byron Shire Council, the festival will see Mr Jew and fellow Master photographers Krystle Wright, Abraham Joffe and Peter Eastway inspire and teach Byron Bay locals and visitors how to capture and tell their unique stories through photography.
Assisted by the Canon Collective tutors, festival goers can enjoy a range of experiences such as snorkelling and hot-air ballooning as well as discussions, movies and photo walks.
"This festival is a rare chance for people to learn more about capturing the natural beauty around them and how to create images that express their view of the local area," said Cameron Arnold, president of Destination Byron.
"Byron Bay is renowned for its natural beauty and the creative flair of the local residents, so we're thrilled to have world-renowned photographers join our community for three days."
A regular photographer in the area, Darren Jew said it was great the council was backing this initiative.
"This festival gives Byron Bay residents a chance to learn how to capture the beauty of their surroundings and to show other Australians what makes them so proud of their area," he said.
AT A GLANCE
The festival opens at Apex Park, Byron Bay, tomorrow at 4.45pm. For more information visit http://www.canon.com.au/festival