Top 5 Spots for Graduation Photos in Brisbane

If you're looking for a great space to take graduation or senior photos in Brisbane, these are our favorites.

Graduations are a momentous event that most people would like to immortalize in photographs or video. However, a lot of institutions put restrictions on private photography during graduation be jostling for space and the right angles to take pictures of different people. Most universities arrange their own photographer who will take a picture of each graduate on stage receiving his or her degree whilst being congratulated by the chancellor, as well as before and after graduation portrait shots and group photos. These photos are bland and unimaginative. They may capture the moment but often fail to capture the nuances. Institutions like the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia advice students to book the standard photo session but they also offer alternatives for those who want professional photographs that stand out. 

#1. QUT – Old Government House 

The Old Government House is a popular location at the Queensland University of Technology. This historical building overlooks the Brisbane River and the Brisbane Botanical Gardens that can be framed in outdoor pictures. This old building provides amazing textures in photographs. The old doors and the stairways make for great graduation photos. It is a popular photography spot and it is on the University grounds which makes it ideal. During graduation season, the place might be teeming with graduates, looking to create great looking pictures. Weekends are the busiest as this also happens to be a favorite engagement and wedding photography site. 

#2. Brisbane Botanic Gardens 

The Botanical Gardens offer a range of options for photographers. Depending on how a shot is framed and in which part of the park, you can get some amazing pictures. The location is also ideal because it is located close to QUT and on graduation day, most students wanting to take memorable pictures usually wander off in this direction.

#3. University of Queensland - St LuciaGardens 

This location has all the elements to create memorable scenes for a special photo-shoot like a graduation shoot. You have a lake with a pretty fountain. There are wide open spaces carpeted with green grass and flowers, these form an interesting contrast with the old building at the University. 

#4. Eagle Farm Racecourse 

If you want a more private place for special photographs with you, your friends and family, Eagle Farm racecourse is the best place for a graduation day photo-shoot. The thing is that this heritage-listed horse racing venue is a little outside of Brisbane, about seven kilometers to be exact. You can pile up in your vehicles and head on to a more private spot with a lot of picturesque spots, the gritty old buildings, the old viewing stands, the stables and other spaces offer great photo opportunities. 

#5. The Powerhouse and New Farm Park 

The Powerhouse is another venue that offers great photo options. The Powerhouse is also close to another location favorite amongst photographers in Brisbane, New Farm Park. The powerhouse with its old buildings have an industrial feel and the nearby park gives photographers the option of wide open spaces, stunning flower gardens and then there is that cityscape that can also serve as a backdrop for your pictures.

Adam Griffith

Marketing Manager