The helicopter rides, limited to two passengers at a time to ensure the best views, were just one of a host of unexpected photographic activities organised by Canon Collective for a festival on Queensland’s Moreton Island. The Moreton Island Festival of Photography, held by Canon Collective, saw many keen photographers photograph the island’s wrecks. Picture: Dorit MarcusSource:News Corp Australia More than 150 photographic enthusiasts ferried to Tangalooma Island Resort to take part in the three-day event that also featured underwater photography, bus rides through picturesque National Park for long exposure beach shots, and a fashion shoot, complete with models and professional lighting rig, on the sand dunes. The Moreton Island Festival of Photography was spearheaded by Brisbane local Greg Sullavan, one of eight Canon Collective Ambassadors running courses to improve camera enthusiasts’ skills and inspire them with new photographic ideas. READ MORE: Five of the best new cameras reviewed Other photographic masters hosting events on the island included Darren Jew, who flew in from photographing humpback whales in Tonga, and another Brisbane-based ambassador Colin Baker, who recently guided photographers on a Canon Collective tour of South Africa. Canon consumer experience marketing manager Natalie Ungurian says the Moreton Island event, and those like it, are designed to teach photographers how to use their equipment in the most practical and social way possible. “Research says people will go out and buy a camera and they’ll probably put it to the side because they don’t know how to use it,” she says. “It will just sit there while they wish they knew how to use it better. “What we really try to do is to help people get the most out of their camera gear and give them the chance to try different gear as well.” The sunset of Tangalooma ship wrecks brought out many Canon Collective photographers. Picture: Jennifer Dudley-NicholsonSource:News Corp Australia The Moreton Island event was one of three photographic festivals held by Canon Collective this year, in addition to individual events spanning everything from wildlife portraits to time-lapse workshops and pet