Reef N Beyond Eco Tours in conjunction with Ocean-Landscape Photographer Stephan Kleinlein from Ocean Blue Sky Production, are excited to now offer a range of photographic tours on Lord Howe Island.

Stephan Kleinlein’s Photography Workshops

of a different kind

If you are a beginner and would like to learn about photography in one of the most photogenic places on our planet or you are already an ocean, landscape or underwater photographer who like to be introduced different photographic techniques this is the workshop for you.

Would like to explore Lord Howe Islands secret & unique photo sites, here is your opportunity. Don’t miss out on Stephan Kleinlein’s Photography Workshops.

The combination of Lord Howe Islands prestige landscapes & seascapes, plus Stephan’s local knowledge and his experience of over 30 years as an ocean & extreme sport photographer offers you a very relaxed and enjoyable course.

You should not miss out!

  • Workshops are conducted as “One on One” or “Small Group (generally 2- max 4 people). 
  • Workshops can be custom made for you or the group’s needs.

 

  • These tours can be booked before or when you arrive on Lord Howe Island
  • Land Based – Seascape or Landscape –  Beach & Wildlife Photography
  • Water Based – Ocean & Marine Life Photography –  Marine Life Photography

 


Workshop Options:

 

OPTION 1:

Land Based –

Landscape & Seascape Photography Workshop

Duration 4 hours – Price: A$ 289/pp

 

This photography workshop gives you the opportunity to discover Lord Howe Island from a unique perspective while practising photography skills. On our land based seascape & landscape photography beach hiking workshop, we will concentrate on taking beautiful images of the ocean and its surroundings from land. Refections, waves, sunsets/sunrise, framing the ocean with your camera. Additional subjects such as Lord Howe Island’s flora & fauna, can be included if desired.

Course notes are provided for you to take home.

Course Outline

    • Know your Camera
    • Camera Modes
    • Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO & Focal Point
    • Basic Photographic Composition
    • Lens Choices
    • Care of Equipment
    • Plan your Shots
    • Editing images on Adobe Lightroom
    • And more…

Equipment Required – Digital SLR, Compact Camera is best, but a GoPro or Mobile Phones are also usable. In addition, you will need suitable footwear & a bottle of water.

Tour Departure – Meet at the Reef N Beyond Boat Shed 15min prior to scheduled departure.

 


 

OPTION 2:

Water Based –

Seascape & Underwater Photography Workshop:

Duration – 4 hours – Price: A$ 289/pp

 (This is NOT a scuba diving photography course!)

 

This water based photography workshop is for everyone who wishes to take beautiful images of the ocean & underwater. It gives you the opportunity to experience Lord Howe Island’s amazing ocean world while practising photography skills in & under the water. Stephan, your seascape photography guide, will choose the best water based locations for you to capture underwater images with plenty of sea-life. This class is based on snorkelling/ free-diving. All participants need to be competent swimmers and comfortable in the ocean. 

Course notes provided for you to take home.

Course Outline

  • Know your Camera
  • Camera Modes
  • Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO & Focal Point
  • Basic Photographic Composition
  • Lens Choices
  • Care of Equipment
  • Plan your Shots
  • Camera gear suitable for in water use
  • Care & maintenance of your equipment
  • In water safety & protecting your environment
  • Setup & pre water check list
  • Optimum camera settings for shooting underwater
  • Composition of a great underwater photograph
  • Be creative with your shots

Equipment Required – All cameras need to be waterproof or have a waterproof housing. Digital SLR, compact camera, mobile phone with a housing or a GoPros. 

If required we supply wet suit, mask, snorkel & fins. In addition please bring your towel, suncream  & a bottle of water.

Tour Departure – Meet at the Reef N Beyond Boat Shed 15min prior to scheduled departure.

 

What to expect? Check out our Workshop Video by CLICKING HERE

 

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Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys


Ostephs

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:49:31+00:00

Ostephs

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys

A Great Morning at Ball’s Pyramid

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

nzp0ppy

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:28:00+00:00

nzp0ppy

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Outstanding Experience

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Coasters

Tours
5
2019-02-07T09:38:52+00:00

Coasters

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Ball’s Pyramid Round Island Combo

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Anne&Geoffholiday

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:23:24+00:00

Anne&Geoffholiday

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

A Sea Stack to Behold

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.

Globetrotter767

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:25:00+00:00

Globetrotter767

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.

Ball’s Pyramid & Lord Howe Island

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Themania

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:51:47+00:00

Themania

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Pyramid Island Tour



Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.


Bellskj

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:11:12+00:00

Bellskj

Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.

Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid LHI

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all

Tramping

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:56:36+00:00

Tramping

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all
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