Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Being a Photographer > Travel

Travel This is the place you ask for travel advice, or share your own tips. Topics include destinations, sight seeing, and best / smartest ways for traveling with a camera.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Tips For Austin, Texas
Old 02-14-2016   #1
Brian Atherton
Registered User
 
Brian Atherton's Avatar
 
Brian Atherton is offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Based in Blighty
Posts: 525
Tips For Austin, Texas

In March/April (27-4) I shall be in Austin, Texas, staying with family for a family wedding; a city I have never visited before.

Does anyone have any useful photography recommendations?

Many thanks.
__________________
Brian

"Maintenant, mon ami !"
http://www.asingulareye.wordpress.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #2
Paulbe
Registered User
 
Paulbe is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suwanee. GA
Posts: 1,453
Be sure and see the state capital--it's a beauty!
Paul
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #3
Paulbe
Registered User
 
Paulbe is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suwanee. GA
Posts: 1,453
OOOOPS! That might be capitol--the building...
Paul
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #4
Austintatious
Registered User
 
Austintatious's Avatar
 
Austintatious is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Shadow of Pikes Peak, USA
Posts: 405
There are some nice urban subjects and many rural subjects within a short drive. Here is a link to the Austin flickr photo pool for your review. https://www.flickr.com/groups/austintx/pool/

Should be nice weather when your here. Have a wonderful visit
__________________
My gallery

RF's : Bessa-R ,FED II, Olympus 35RC , Kiev 4AM,Argus C-3
Other :Minolta XD-11, Minolta SRT102, Pentax Spotmatic ,Nikon N80, Yashica-Mat 124G, Rolleicord Va
Digital :Nikon D7100, Sony NEX 6, Panasonic LX-5
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #5
Vics
Registered User
 
Vics's Avatar
 
Vics is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California, USA
Posts: 3,289
Nightlife along Sixth Street. Capitol Dome. LBJ library on the UT campus. Is Antone's still there?
__________________
Vic
Sony a200

My Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #6
Rick Waldroup
Registered User
 
Rick Waldroup's Avatar
 
Rick Waldroup is offline
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 975
Yes, by all means, hit 6th Street for some good shooting. However, there is a lot more to Austin than just 6th Street. I visit Austin a couple of times a year just for street shooting. You will love the place....
__________________
Rick Waldroup Photography
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #7
Austintatious
Registered User
 
Austintatious's Avatar
 
Austintatious is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Shadow of Pikes Peak, USA
Posts: 405
Antone's is !
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/
__________________
My gallery

RF's : Bessa-R ,FED II, Olympus 35RC , Kiev 4AM,Argus C-3
Other :Minolta XD-11, Minolta SRT102, Pentax Spotmatic ,Nikon N80, Yashica-Mat 124G, Rolleicord Va
Digital :Nikon D7100, Sony NEX 6, Panasonic LX-5
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #8
Austintatious
Registered User
 
Austintatious's Avatar
 
Austintatious is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Shadow of Pikes Peak, USA
Posts: 405
Don't forget Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Texas bluebonnets.... Everywhere !

Bluebonnets & Rust by Carlos Yashinon, on Flickr
__________________
My gallery

RF's : Bessa-R ,FED II, Olympus 35RC , Kiev 4AM,Argus C-3
Other :Minolta XD-11, Minolta SRT102, Pentax Spotmatic ,Nikon N80, Yashica-Mat 124G, Rolleicord Va
Digital :Nikon D7100, Sony NEX 6, Panasonic LX-5
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-14-2016   #9
TXForester
Registered User
 
TXForester's Avatar
 
TXForester is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alba, Texas
Posts: 1,242
http://endofaustin.com/2013/12/19/au...graffiti-wall/
__________________
Bender: I support and oppose many things, but not strongly enough to pick up a pen.

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey-cage.” ― H.L. Mencken
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #10
lawrence
Registered User
 
lawrence's Avatar
 
lawrence is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London, UK
Age: 67
Posts: 2,086
The bridge of bats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_W...._Avenue_Bridge
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #11
ramosa
Registered User
 
ramosa is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,024
For street photography, try Sixth in the evening (as suggested above). During the day, though, I prefer the Congress Ave area, including where it intersects with Sixth.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #12
willie_901
Registered User
 
willie_901's Avatar
 
willie_901 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,294
If you can handle low-light photography, the Broken Spoke in South Austin is one of the premier Honky Tonks in the US.

There is always live entertainment and two-step dancing. The food is decent too.

The photographic opportunities are diverse and challenging.

PS Austin is hot... even in April. Carry an ample supply of water and drink it!
__________________
Basically, I mean, ah—well, let’s say that for me anyway when a photograph is interesting, it’s interesting because of the kind of photographic problem it states—which has to do with the . . . contest between content and form.
Garry Winogrand
williamchuttonjr.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #13
splitimageview
Registered User
 
splitimageview is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,929
March-April means Bluebonnets, which means the Hill Country. There are many cityscapes worth of your time, but don't forget outside Austin, too. Several websites will provide wildflower reports/locations.

Don't forget the BBQ! For trendy, you'll need to wait in line at Franklin's a couple of hours, or go south of town to the Salt Lick.
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #14
Brian Atherton
Registered User
 
Brian Atherton's Avatar
 
Brian Atherton is offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Based in Blighty
Posts: 525
Thank you one and all for responding, especially Austintatious for the flickr group link; it really is appreciated.

I shall certainly take up some of the suggestions. Austin looks to be a really fun place and having family there with local knowledge helps a lot, even if they're not photographers.

I'm very looking forward to Austin, and hope to post some black and white shots on my website.

I can't wait!
__________________
Brian

"Maintenant, mon ami !"
http://www.asingulareye.wordpress.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #15
Jim Smith
Registered User
 
Jim Smith's Avatar
 
Jim Smith is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 12
There are many photo ops in Austin and the surrounding hill country.

Jim

http://2-jim-smith.artistwebsites.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 02-15-2016   #16
Canyongazer
Canyongazer
 
Canyongazer's Avatar
 
Canyongazer is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 485
Brian,
Another 6th street vote
South Congress (south of the Bat Bridge) is interesting as is much of South Austin.

Driskill Hotel (1886) has memorable interior and exterior architectural features.
Bookpeople has a good photography book section.
+1 The Broken Spoke

Harry Ransom Center on the UT campus has an extensive Photography http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/photography/
collection , including the first photograph, (Niepce 1827)

General weirdness abounds.
Austin is an island of blue in the sea of red that is Texas.
or swap the land/water metaphor around and it is
an oasis of blue in a desert of red. :-)
__________________

Fuji X Pro2
Fuji X E2
Fuji X100s
Panasonic GX1 w/ 20mm F1.7
Nikon D800E


introspection.zenfolio.com

Last edited by Canyongazer : 02-15-2016 at 07:36. Reason: formatting problem
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:45.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.