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  • Writer's pictureAdam Dodd

Best Places to Shoot in Sydney Australia, Sydney Opera House

Welcome to Sydney, the city of beaches, sunshine, and the iconic Opera House! While the breathtaking landscapes and famous landmarks attract travelers, it's the world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment that entices them to return. Sydney boasts a beautiful harbor, serene parks, and pristine beaches, offering endless activities for everyone to enjoy. Especially cinematographers and photographers.


Undoubtedly, the Sydney Opera House is Sydney's most iconic landmark, an absolute must-visit for any traveler with a camera! Set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour and the picturesque Royal Botanic Garden, this architectural marvel boasts its renowned sail-shaped roofs in gleaming white, reaching for the sky. Its global fame places it among the world's most distinguished buildings, making it an extraordinary photo and video spot that captivates both locals and tourists alike!


Yet, the Sydney Opera House is not merely a photogenic wonder; it is a vibrant hub of cultural excellence. As a fully operational opera house, it hosts an array of enthralling events, from captivating ballet performances to live theater productions and symphony orchestras, and, great dining experiences.


There are so many angles that the Sydney Opera House looks great from and so many ways it can be shot. Night, day, close up, wide shot it is almost impossible to go wrong. A handful of vantage points worth noting are as follow.


  1. The stairs right in front of the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House stairs photo vantage point
Wide lens shot of the Opera House from the Sydney Opera House stairs

Sydney Opera House stairs photo vantage point 2
Sunset medium telephoto lens shot of the Opera House taken from the Opera House forecourt area


2. From the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House from the bridge photo vantage point
Dusk medium telephoto lens shot of the Opera House taken from the walkway on the Sydney Harbour bridge


3. From Hickson Road Reserve

Sydney Opera House hickson road photo vantage point
Wide lens sunrise shot of the Opera House from Hickson Road Reserve

Sydney Opera House hickson road photo vantage point 2
Medium telephoto lens shot of the Opera House from Hickson Road Reserve at night during Vivid

Sydney Opera House hickson road photo vantage point 3
Long lens shot of the Opera House from Hickson Road Reserve

4. Above


Sydney Opera House from above
Sydney Opera House from above


Beware, Sydney Opera House is a trademarked building so if you are shooting it for commercial purposes you will need permission from the Opera House marketing team to have it featured in your photos or video footage.


If you want to shoot the sydney Opera House Octopus Films can help you get the angle you want and the appropriate permissions to do so. Get in touch with us: contact@octopusfilms.com.au

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