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Nick Rains, Leica photo instructor
Nick Rains, a professional photographer for more than 30 years, started out in the UK before moving to Australia in 1990

Leica Camera’s Australia ‘Akademie’ partners with Crystal Expedition Cruises

Photography is in the ‘Experiences of Discovery’ programme aboard Crystal Expedition Cruises’ Crystal Endeavor during an ‘Indonesian Immersive & the Great Barrier Reef’ sailing from Bali to Cairns on October 15, 2020.

Lectures and excursions

Leica Australia Akademie’s principal instructor Nick Rains will share his knowledge with passengers during onboard travel photography lectures and shore excursions as the 200-passenger all-suite, all-verandah luxury expedition ship calls at exotic ports in Indonesia and Australia’s Thursday Island, Cape York, the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island and Cairns.

Master Photographer

Leica, based in Germany, has a global network of ‘Akademies’ that encourage ‘committed enthusiasts’ with input from world-class photographers like award-winning Rains, a Master Photographer of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers whose work has appeared in magazines around the world.

‘Leica and Crystal have a natural affinity with both companies enjoying a reputation for superior quality, innovation and service,’ Crystal’s SVP and MD Australasia Karen Christensen said. ‘The adventure-filled journey throughout Indonesia and the Great Barrier Reef will only be enhanced as guests look through the lens of an expert such as Nick.'

‘His expertise,' Christensen said, 'will give guests the opportunity to develop their photographic skills alongside a true professional while exploring stunning destinations aboard the world’s most spacious luxury expedition yacht.'