If you’re looking for photography workshops in Australia, then look no further. From beginners to experts, our sessions are custom designed to meet your needs and will elevate your photography to the next level.

The art of ocean photography is like no other. It takes an awareness of the external elements and the ability to be able to read, understand and make the most of what’s going on beneath the surface. The challenge can be great, but the satisfaction when you nail that perfect shot is even greater.

Join me at one of our upcoming ocean photography workshops in Australia where I will be covering all the fundamentals to take your photography to the next level. From camera settings and prepping your water housing through to practical sessions in the water, you will walk away with a broad understanding of how to make the most of your time in the ocean.

We keep our groups small to ensure each guest receives maximum benefit from their chosen workshop. This allows us to also cater to all abilities within each session, with each individual specifically having the opportunity to focus on their desired outcomes.

Current photography workshops in Australia are:


What makes this trip ideal?

– From the comfort of a live aboard vessel we will have the opportunity to swim with the minkes up to 16 times (four times per day).
– Interactions are lengthy and unique, with the minkes approaching us rather than the other way around. They are very curious!
– Success rate of interactions upwards of 90%


Arrive / Depart: Cairns
Expedition: Great Barrier Reef (Norman, Saxon, Hastings Reef)


Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th of June 2021


You will need to arrive in Cairns the day prior to the boat’s departure (ie. arrive on Monday) and arrange your own accomodation for the evening. We will then collect you from your chosen accomodation on the first day of the workshop (Tuesday) where you will be transferred to the boat for your departure. Each subsequent day (Tuesday to Friday) will be spent on the water, with the boat returning to Cairns during Friday evening while you sleep. You will then disembark the vessel on Saturday morning allowing you to travel out that day or continue your holiday.


– Four day’s uninterrupted photography and image editing tuition with world renowned nature photographer Craig Parry (Tuesday to Friday)
– Four night’s accommodation upon a luxurious ‘live aboard’ vessel (additional information below).
– Snorkelling and SCUBA options both available (note – to SCUBA you must have a PADI certification)
– Breakfast, lunch and dinner
– Transfers to / from your accomodation in Cairns to the vessel
– Taxes / Levies

It does not include the following:

– Flights to / from Cairns
– Accomodation in Cairns the night before / after the tour commences / ends
– On board snacks and alcoholic beverages
– Nitrox fills
– Camera equipment, camera water housing and laptop
– Travel insurance


During the workshop you will spend your time on a luxurious ‘live aboard’ vessel (Tuesday to Friday nights inclusive).
Accomodation is based on twin share, with double rooms also available and single occupancy also being an option.
Each room has air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.

For booking enquiries please contact Craig Parry Photography HERE


This workshop is strictly limited to ensure you receive maximum time in the water, and one on one tuition with Craig.


Lady Elliot Island, QLD


Date TBC – 2022


The tour cost includes the following:

  • Daily photography + editing tuition with Craig Parry
  • 7 night’s accomodation, inc linen, pillows and towels
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) + a lesson if required
  • 1 x combined glass bottom boat / snorkel tour hosted by LEI
  • Scheduled island tours (reef walking, fish feeding etc)
  • Environmental Management charge
It does not include the following:
  • Flights to / from LEI ex Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Brisbane or Gold Coast (these will be charged additional, cost dependent on departure point)
  • Travel insurance (this is required)
  • Lunches and beverages (these are available fro purchase from the Cafe Menu)
  • Camera equipment / water housing / laptop (required for editing)
  • Wetsuit hire (we encourage you to bring your own however you can hire from LEI if preferred)
  • SCUBA (we will not be SCUBA diving as part of the workshop, however there is the option to do this in your free time should you wish to participate)

For booking enquiries and to be notified of the next session please contact Craig Parry Photography HERE



Byron Bay, NSW


Date TBC – 2021


This is a one day, intensive workshop. Over the course of the day we’ll be combining ocean based practice with classroom theory to give you the chance to make the most of your time. In summary, we’ll be covering the following:

  • Review of cameras, lenses, housings and settings – what’s best to capture ocean images in different conditions and how to prep your gear.
  • Technique intensive – before we hit the ocean we will spend time discussing image composition by reviewing a selection of pictures I have captured, the story behind them and how the outcome was achieved.
  • Practical session in the ocean practicing the techniques learnt in the first half of the day (this session will be made up of either a trip to Julian Rocks, a kayak or a swim off main beach – exact activity is weather dependent and TBC closer to the event date).
  • Post Production and Editing session and review of the day’s images.

Additional Information

You are required to bring your own camera, water housing and snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel, wetsuit and towel). Light refreshments are provided and lunch is at your own leisure. Should weather conditions prevent us following the above schedule, alternative arrangements will be made.

For booking enquiries and to be notified of the next session please contact Craig Parry Photography HERE


With 15 years experience as a ocean and nature photographer, Craig has travelled to all corners of the world to capture the world from beneath the surface. He is a Global Ambassador for SONY, Aquatech and Cressi. His work regularly appears in publications including Australian Geographic, The Australian, White HorsesTracks Magazine and Surfing Life.

Recent accolades include –

– 1st Pace – The Ghost – Competition: Golden Turtle International Photography Competition – Category: The Under Water World (2017)

– 1st Place – Life & Death – Competition: International Landscape Photographer of the Year – Category: International Landscape Photograph of the Year (2014)

– 1st Place – Fin Swipe – Competition: International Photographer of the Year – Category: Underwater Photograph of the Year (2014)

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