Photography Masterclass
The Art of Seeing 1.01

Join Canon Master photographer Darren Jew

Friday 17th – Monday 20th June 2022

Join Canon Master photographer Darren Jew as he shares the techniques and processes that have seen him create sought after and award-winning landscape, wildlife and underwater images throughout his career.

This photography masterclass will provide you with strong foundations on which to build and grow as a photographer, by identifying and applying Darren’s five key “ingredients” of successful image-making; Technique, Composition, Subject, Storytelling and Innovation.

Over 3 night/4 days on the Great Barrier Reef – you’ll learn the role each ingredient plays in image creation, plus you’ll have quality time above and below the water, immersed in nature, applying your skills under Darren’s expert guidance.

This workshop is suitable for beginner to intermediate photography skills.

What’s included:

  • Transfers on luxury catamaran from Bundaberg including morning and afternoon tea
  • 3 nights accommodation on Lady Musgrave HQ
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Informative glass bottom boat tour and guided island walk
  • Sunrise and sunset cruise and island time to capture the wildlife of Lady Musgrave Island
  • Outer reef snorkel trip to experience the larger pelagics, turtles, sharks, manta rays and a more diverse underwater world teeming with a vast array of marine life
  • Snorkel equipment hire to discover the underwater world of Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon

What you’ll need to bring:

  • Your camera equipment for above and below water.
  • Your computer with adequate storage, running your preferred editing software.
  • Editing sessions will be demonstrated using the current version of Adobe Lightroom.
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About Darren Jew

A highly regarded six-times Winner of the AIPP Australian Professional  Nature Photographer of the Year Award, Darren has pursued a passion for capturing and sharing the wonder of the natural world for over 30 years. Darren has shot the natural majesty of the planet in all its forms, from mountain peaks and desert plains, to his true passion – deep beneath the ocean. Darren’s love of the ocean is clear in his dramatic underwater photography.

“I want my photography to tell stories that engage people with the wonders of the planet.” – Darren Jew


The itinerary has been designed with allowances to consider daily conditions and impromptu photo opportunities.

  • Day 1

    • Depart Bundaberg to Lady Musgrave Island on luxury catamaran ‘Reef Empress’
    • Meet-and-greet with photographer Darren Jew and Lady Musgrave Experience crew
    • Guided island walk and glass bottom boat tour
    • Join a snorkel with Darren to explore Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon
    • Dinner served on Lady Musgrave HQ while Darren outlines the program for the coming days
    • Art of Seeing Session 1
  • Day 2

    • Breakfast on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Snorkeling Lady Musgrave lagoon and photograph the amazing marine life
    • Buffet lunch on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Art of Seeing Session 2
    • Sunset cruise and island walk to capture the wildlife on Lady Musgrave Island
    • Dinner on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Art of Seeing Session 3
  • Day 3

    • Breakfast on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Outer reef snorkel trip to encounter larger pelagics
    • Buffet lunch on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Art of Seeing Session 4
    • Dinner on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Art of Seeing Session 5
  • Day 4

    • Sunrise cruise to Lady Musgrave Island and to capture the wildlife and scenery
    • Breakfast on Lady Musgrave HQ
    • Art of Seeing consolidation session
    • Island time to relax, enjoy and recharge
    • Snorkel Lady Musgrave lagoon and photograph the amazing marine life
    • Return to Bundaberg onboard ‘Reef Empress’


Friday 17 – Monday 20 June 2022