Project Description

3 hour Photography Workshop on board Imagine Whale & Dolphin Watch

From Peter Lorimer

Well, G’day Humpback Highway photography enthusiasts.

Set sail through magnificent Port Stephens heads to run a lens across whales, dolphins and seals. I’ve had a few people ringing me asking about the best camera gear to bring lens wise. I shoot a fixed canon 300mm 2.8 chasing whales but my 70-200 2.8 is always on the other shoulder. You will need at least a lens with 200mm capabilities so you don’t have to crop too hard which loses image resolution. Bottom line, just bring the best gear you’ve got and we’ll sort it from there. But don’t forget to include your wider lens to capture great sunsets and the magnificent scenery through the heads etc.

It’s a voyage all about learning techniques and we’ll work with whatever gear you have. For those who have access to one … a 100-400mm zoom will cover everything. I will hopefully get the opportunity to go one on one with everyone on the way out to make sure their cameras are set up for the occasion while I’ll be speaking to the group on how to anticipate the humpbacks movements along with the best way to capture to best images of dolphins and seals.

The chicken soup will be on the simmer from 2pm, preventative sea sickness tablets will be supplied and Imagine Whale Boat skipper Frank Future will bring a smile to your dial with expert commentary about The history of Port Stephens, the humpback migration, the plight of a relatively new seal colony in Cabbage Tree Island and an informative run down on the Port dolphin pod which numbers over 100.

All the best, photographer and camp oven chicken soup creator Peter Lorimer.

25 June 2022
2 – 5.30pm

Peter says “Skipper Frank Future has chased more whales than Moby Dick and is a Master of his Craft”. While we can never guarantee whale breaches, we are setting sail at the right time of the year and on the right boat.

The top amateur images will be published in The Newcastle Herald, and editor Heath Harrison will be on the boat with us to judge pictures.
May the Humpback Gods be with us.

See you soon Frank Future and Peter Lorimer

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3.5 hour Photography Workshop
25 June 2022
2 – 5.30pm

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Numbers are limited to 30.
The tour will include:
• 3.5 hour onboard sailing catamaran Imagine
• Whale, Seal and Dolphin Photography
• Filing, editing and tuition by award-winning photo-journalist Peter Lorimer.
• Lorimer’s Hearty Camp Oven Chicken Soup
• Tea & Coffee
• Frank’s expert commentary of Port Stephens

Price:  $149


• Please check our Terms and Conditions page for specifics
• Bookings can be made on line at You can use your service NSW Discover Vouchers only via phone bookings on 02 4984 9000 or 0455 109 867* conditions apply
• Weather dependent