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  1. dreamingartemis

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    So sorry I offend anyone in advance. Certain events in my life recently have offered me the opportunity to move to south Australia next year to start afresh a new chapter in my life and I'm right now at the moment wondering given the choice, which part of south Australia should one move to for someone like us, a photographer? Which city offers the best access to gear and film as well as great places to shoot?

    This is a rather weird question I'm sure but lots of weird things have always been happening in my life.
     
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    Where are you based at the moment?

    It doesn't seem that you know too much about South Australia if you're asking which city; there's only Adelaide.

    Or, perhaps you mean southern Australia?
     
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    At this point, I am currently living in Malaysia and I have the chance of a lifetime to move there and work for 2 years, my job requires I be based in Australia and I can choose the area (It's complicated) but I can choose not to go Australia as well as remain here. But then why pass up such a cool once-in-lifetime chance?
     
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    summers are hot and dry, winters are very mild.. adelaide is a quiet city. i dont know much about photographic opportunities but id do it for sure!
     
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    Hobart, cannot get more southern Australia than that. Great place too.
     
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    For photography, move to Hobart. Great landscapes within coo-ee (that's Australian for "nearby"). Otherwise, Melbourne. Adelaide can get a bit sleepy for my liking. (whoops, war started inadvertently)...
     
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    I concur - Hobart for photography, Melbourne for lifestyle... Mind you, the state of Victoria has some quite varied terrain - from coastal to alpine, desert and temperate rainforest, all in a relatively small area.

    Marc!
     
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    Mind you, 90 minutes north of Adelaide (i.e. 87 minutes out of town), you start to get into the arid areas.

    There are some pretty impressive areas around the Flinders Ranges.

    Also, you have Kangaroo Island.
     
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    If your work is able to be conducted in a wide choice of locations perhaps connectivity is important to you? Different areas in Oz have better or worse standards as it is a big country. Some places in little Tasmania have the new super fast NBN connection for communications, as have some other ares. My home, 80 km from Sydney doesn't and I use ADSL. If this is important you'd need to check out the current state of the ongoing roll-out of the NBN.

    Otherwise, Melbourne always looks like a photogenic city to me when I'm there--Sydney does have its points.

    Melbourne and Sydney are probably the best choices for gear and film (although that is becoming scarce and expensive. Vanbar (Melbourne and Sydney stores) are major suppliers, see: http://www.vanbar.com.au/catalogue/index.php

    If you don't choose to process and print yourself the better cities are also Melbourne and Sydney.
     
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    Antarctica :wink:
     
  11. dreamingartemis

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    Thanks, internet access is important as I need to have fast connection with work.