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Vivid's Digital Playground

Vivid’s Digital Playground

The Digital Playground, IDEA Australia’s celebration of photography in the middle of the action at Vivid Sydney, has announced its first phase of its prestigious speaker programme. Photographer Kristian Dowling has just been confirmed and will be appearing on The Nikon Stage (Overseas Passenger Terminal) at 5pm on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June. Kristian Dowling has been a celebrity-entertainment photographer for the past decade. Formerly based in Los Angeles, he now resides in Melbourne. His photographic roots came from street photography, a passion he still follows today, while other areas of professional experience include news, sport and documentary. Kristian will provide insight into the world of celebrity, fashion & red carpet photography. How to work with different personalities in a variety of situations to get the right result, in camera, every time.

The Digital Playground will offer something for everyone, with a range of exciting exhibits, talks, workshops and pop-up events celebrating the visual arts and digital lifestyles, open to the public all weekend.  Highlights include award-winning blogger, author and professional photographer, Rachel Devine and her young daughter Gemma, speaking about their project ‘My little Sideklick’, showing parents and children their expertise in how to make a journey in photography together.

ThatNikonGuy YouTube sensation and portrait photographer Matt Granger will be running a number of workshops including his walking night photography session, kicking off a sunset, and travelling the CBD, demonstrating the secrets to taking brilliant pictures at night. Australia’s number one freelance sports photographer and Nikon ambassador, Delly Carr, will talk about his lifetime list of subjects, which reads like a who’s who of the Australian Sporting scene, as well as his 10 year Pop Culture project which keeps him smiling.

Adventurer, award-winning Australian Geographic photographer, and member of the international explorers club, Chris Bray, will be speaking about his deepest, darkest adventures and the secret to capturing it all on camera.

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