Redcliffe, Queensland. Onboard Brisbane Whale Watching’s vessel, ‘Eye Spy’
8.15am to 2.30pm
$345 (plus GST) - Price includes photography tuition, whale boat cruise & gourmet packed lunch onboard Eye Spy
A short video of whale behaviour during a recent Whale Photography Workshop
Being onboard a boat and experiencing close-up encounters of Humpback Whales is very special. These majestic mammals often venture quite close to the boat and the types of behaviours encountered vary from ‘mobbing’ the boat, ‘spy hopping’, breaching as well as tail flukes. It can, however, be quite difficult to capture these behaviours with your camera. This exciting new workshop is designed so that you will acquire all the skills necessary to capture great shots of whales. Michael will not only present some group sessions, he will also talk to each participant individually, to make sure their cameras are set up correctly and that they are ‘up-to-speed’ with their photographic techniques. Once everyone is set up, Michael will walk around the boat talking to participants, to make sure they are ready for when the whales start to appear.
The workshop tuition starts at the Redcliffe Jetty and then will continue onboard Brisbane Whale Watching’s ‘Eye Spy’, captained by the very-experienced Kerry Lopez. Any whale sightings in the vicinity are closely monitored and Captain Kerry will get as close as is legally allowed to the whales. Often, the whales will swim right up to, and under, the vessel itself.
Photographic tuition is geared towards various skill levels and Michael is very patient with participants. Questions are very welcome!
Topics Covered Include:
- Recommended Aperture
- Recommended Shutter Speeds and ISO
- Focal Points
- Focus Styles
- Exposure Compensation (for Aperture Priority)
- Continuous Shooting
- Whale Behaviour
- And Much More…