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.