When I first dived on a coral reef I was enraptured with all the different colours, shapes, and life forms. I couldn't wait to spend $70 on a waterproof housing case for my little compact and start capturing what I was seeing. I so relished reliving my underwater ventures and sharing them with others. Now, nothing's changed--except the equipment and the $70. We have spoilt ourselves with good quality DSLR cameras that feature strobes (bright flash's). I like to shoot in raw then post process with photoshop but Sylvie does very little touch-up work. Photography is one of our favorite pastimes, and I will be blogging our ideas and providing links to our favorite photographers.


Great Detached Reef to Cape York

By Robin Jeffries | 28 August 2022

Following the route taken by the early sailing ships though the outer GBR to the Australian mainland is easy and can be a lot off fun.

Photographing Mackay Reef Nth Qld

By Robin Jeffries | 8 February 2022

Mackay reef is only 30nm nth of Port Douglas and has a glorious sand cay on its Nth West edge. Good protection from the SE trade winds, two 24 hour moorings and plenty of space for anchoring make it an ideal place for us to hang loose for a day or two or a week…

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Photographing Kana Kopi PNG… 2017

By Robin Jeffries | 16 January 2018

We relish our nature photography most when we find new places, and get to interpret them our way.         Kana kopi bay is a picturesque anchorage tucked in-between tall mountains at the entrance to Milne Bay, a peaceful stopover on the way to Alotau the capital of the Western province of Papua New…

Macro down under — posted April 2016

By Robin Jeffries | 28 April 2016

Macro underwater photography works very well and can quickly give spectacular results. There are a few good reasons why my camera spends a lot of time fitted with a macro instead of a wide angle lens: *I am closer to my subject which eliminates many of the issues caused by the tiny particles found in sea…

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