Getting there

Princes Pier is a 15minute drive from Melbourne city. The 109 tram from the city will also take you there.

Best times for photography

The composition looks out to the south so I find the best time for princes pier photos is in the evening with the setting sun to the right of the frame. Try to catch the last of the golden light bouncing off the pillars if you can. The composition can also look good on a foggy winters morning. A wide-angle lens or a stitched panoramic shot will be the go. Drone shots can look good in the right light but just be careful with the CASA rules as there are lots of people there on a warm night.

Get there early though as it’s one of the most photographed locations in Melbourne.