May 1, 2018
Capturing the best Dolphin and Whale Photos
Have you always dreamed of having a breath taking photo of a breaching Humpback Whale or surfing Dolphin, that you took yourself hanging on your wall?
We have compiled a few handy tips from our crew to help you in your quest for an image worthy of your wall space.
Our very skilled and experienced skippers always maintain a balance of respecting appropriate distances under the ‘Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching’ whilst providing a unique and personal whale watching encounter- with lighting behind you and illuminating the whales.
– A good quality camera, will provide you with high resolution and crisper images than an iPhone.
– If using a phone it is a great idea to film your experience and screenshot out the stills.
– Utilise ‘sports mode’ feature on cameras and devices
– Consider the conditions, a sunny calm day makes for enjoyable experiences and well illuminated photos.
– Watch for movement on the surface such as bubbles or spray before whales may surface and prepare to zoom and or focus.
– Keep your camera to your eye once you have a fixture on the animals.
Patience persistence and a positive attitude.
For some inspiration these images have been taken by great photographers; Maree Clout, Jordan Robins and our very own deckhand Michelle – Whilst on board our cruises.
Are there any other photo taking tips you have?