2017 Photography Tour w Larry Beard – Tahiti

2017 Humpback Whale tour – your host ocean-fine-art photographer, Larry Beard

Swim with Humpback Whales in the pristine waters of Moorea Tahiti and receive expert guidance in creating your own incredible images.

We are very excited to welcome Larry to our WhaleSwim team and we all look forward to sharing the humpbacks of Vava’u, Tonga (14-21 September) and Moorea, Tahiti with you!

The small-group tours (8 people) are expertly run by our qualified and passionate staff and Larry will be right there, giving you in-water photography guidance as well as daily Lightroom sessions to get the most from your images.

2017 Moorea, Tahiti

Tour# FP717A   16 – 23 October 2017
Spaces Available: 5

Two people share bungalow:
Superior Lagoon: AUD$6,200
Air-con Studio room: AUD$ 5650.00

Single Occupancy Bungalow:
Superior Lagoon: AUD$7,495

About Larry:

Larry Beard is an award winning and National Geographic published photographer that resides in San Clemente California, USA.

Larry is renowned for his large dramatic ocean scape wall pieces.

His life long passion for the ocean comes through and resonates in his beautiful art pieces. He started and excelled in fashion and commercial photography and at the same time he was shooting the ocean and nature imagery to satisfy his passion. This soon turned into Larry’s soul effort.

Larry has surpassed over 1 million photos in his photography career.

Check out Larry’s website ‘Solitary Exposure Fine Art.com’ www.store.lbeard.com  @larrybeard 

Tour Inclusions:

  • 7 nights Tahitian-style bungalow accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, right on the edge of a beautiful turquoise lagoon
  • A full breakfast daily | 2 lunches at the 2 best cafes on Moorea | 4 evening meals at Sunset Restaurant at your accommodation
  • 6  x 4 – 4.5 hour trips on the water with the whales guided by certified/experienced/passionate Guides and well-known pro-photographer Larry Beard.
  • Opportunities to learn camera techniques and snorkel with and photograph other marine-life with Larry.
  • Transfers from airport & ferry terminal in Moorea.
  • Photography processing sessions over the 8 days with Larry.
  • A textured fine art print of your best image taken over the 6 days. A beautiful keepsake.
  • Lots of fun!


Arrival Day: We meet you at Moorea airport or Ferry Terminal  | transfer to hotel | Welcome dinner with Larry
Day 1: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach | boat briefing | how to swim with whales training (so they don’t swim off) | out with the whales | lots of fun | return to hotel beach | dinner.
Day 2 – 6: Breakfast | pickup by whaleswim boat from the beach | out with the whales & lunch | lots of fun | return to hotel beach | Image processing workshops with Larry | Farewell dinner on last night.
Day 7: Breakfast | End of tour | transfer to the airport or ferry terminal.

Information for Photography Tour

  • Some days we will be on the water with the whales during the morning from 7.30am other days it will be afternoons from 12.30 – 1.00 pm leaving time for Image Processing sessions and some free time to experience other activities or just relax.
  • We will be given the itinerary with scheduled times to the 6 days, at the Welcome dinner on your arrival day.
  • You have 3 free evenings to arrange your dinner at restaurants of your choice.
  • Whether you are new to underwater photography or a seasoned photographer, this tour is suitable to all levels of photography experience.
    Our whaleswim boat Cata Manu – picking us up at our hotel!

  • You will need to bring your own underwater camera to get the most out of this tour – anything from a compact UW camera to a full DSLR in an underwater housing. Please note, we will not be using strobes when photographing the whales.
  • There will also be ample opportunities for land based photography so bring your favourite lenses and tripods too.Most days, we will put aside time for post-production sessions, to get the most from your images. This will be predominantly Lightroom based (and a small amount of Photoshop) so please bring your own laptop if you have one, with software already loaded and updated.
  • Due to the remote nature of the location, please ensure you bring spare batteries, chargers, memory cards and accessories as this equipment will not be available to purchase in town.

Contact Larry to discuss cameras and what gear to bring.   larry@lbeard.com




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