Now capture the best of the Fremantle vibe
Knowing how to adapt creative street techniques into every day travel photography to tell a story is what makes this experience with 3Abroad Photography different…
“Perth’s port town, Fremantle – or Freo, as the locals call it – has charm in spades. In its curving, colonial-era streets you’ll find artsy, quirky locals who love busking, street art and alfresco dining,” says Australia Tourism.
Thus fascinated by the energy of this quirky town, Out There Global decided to chat to Dean Knowles, professional photographer and tour guide in Fremantle. Born and bred in North Fremantle, Dean spent much of his later childhood selling newspapers after school. Passionate about Freo he operates 3Abroad Photography which offers extraordinary photographic tours of the town. This because through his expert knowledge he also provides visitors with an in-depth learning experience. He says about his tours, “Knowing how to adapt creative street techniques into every day travel photography that tell a story is what makes this experience different to other operators.” And it doesn’t end there! Because if visitors decide to tour with Dean, they are also provided with an online Facebook support group for any follow-up consultation or questions.
The main highlights visitors can expect on tour:
- The ‘Cappuccino Strip’ which is an array of outdoor cafe’s and restaurants surrounded by local shops and the famous Fremantle markets.
- Night Life from the many popup bars and breweries embracing local craft beers and historical architecture.
- The city of festivity from its street arts festivals to the buskers and street performers, there is never a dull movement during the peak weekend activities.
- Fremantle Gems such as its Fishing Boat Harbour for local fish and chips, through to the history of The Old Roundhouse or often referred to as the Old Fremantle Gaol for convicts from 1831-1886. This is the only Western Australian Heritage Listed building of 140 years. One can also relive the day the Royal Perth Yacht sailed to victory in the 1983 America’s Cup at Fremantle’s Maritime Museum.
+ About art of Street Photography Walks
- 1 - 3 hours (Depending on demand)
Learn the art of street & travel photography! Capture hidden lanes and alleys that Fremantle offers visitors via Dean Knowles' expertise and knowledge. Students and visitors are taught how to take photos that will capture the moment and tell a meaningful story. This through techniques such as zone focusing, and hyperfocal distance, as well as aspects of composition and framing.
Fremantle was colonised in 1829. Fremantle also was the gateway for immigrants as the entry port for passenger ships which is still operational today. The mouth of the famous Swan River ends at the local port and surrounds the capital city of Perth. Fremantle has many historical buildings, warehouses and sites, many of which are being restored and brought back to their famous glory days. Fremantle is also the last collection point for the local ferry to the famous island retreat of Rottnest.
Fremantle vibe and photographic tours info:
Against this backdrop to learn street photography of this 19th century port streetscape with Dean visit here
For Dean street photography is a unique art, which gained his interest after attending a course at Wimbledon Arts Studio, London UK. Inspired by Vivian Maier his passion for this form of photography has grown and since expanded to his own group called “Street Shades of Black”