About Hannah Prewitt

Originally from the UK, I travelled the world for many years as a marine biologist. I’m now a freelance photographer based on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

I love to shoot all things based around an ocean lifestyle including surfing, sustainable fashion, travel, and even underwater portraits.

The aim of my photography is to engage your emotions and transport you to a different world – a natural world – to help you find serenity and calm, and to make you want to dive right in!

Let me take you somewhere else.

Thank you for appreciating my work. If you wish to book a shoot or discuss a creative project, please get in touch.


“Remember to take note of all the little things, because one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

Where do you live?

I’m currently living on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. I’m actually from London in the UK, but I’ve been travelling with work for nearly 8 years. After a long stint of living out of a bag, I’m finally ready to settle down in my new home in Noosa.

What inspired you to become a photographer?

As a marine biologist and diver, I’ve always had a camera I could take underwater with me so I could show people the cool stuff I see diving. But I didn’t pick up a decent DSLR until 2015, when I met the legendary surf photographer Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson working in the Maldives. I found him so inspiring and encouraging - he helped me choose my first cameras and lenses. I’m very fortunate that I get to travel to some amazing countries and photography is a way of capturing the beauty of each place. I only wish I’d invested in a decent camera years ago.

What is your favourite thing to photograph?

My favourite place to take photos is in the ocean. I like to shoot surfing and animals, and just the water itself. I love being in crystal clear water and photographing the beautiful patterns in the sand. The ocean is my happy place so I aim to show other people it’s beauty how I see it. Oh and I love tropical storms.

What equipment do you use?

I have two bodies – the Nikon D750 and D7200 as my crop frame. I have a 400 mm telephoto lens for photographing surfing, a 16-35 mm wide angle, a 50 mm prime, and a standard kit lens. For underwater photos I used to use a mirrorless Olympus PEN with a wide angle lens and dome port, which is a very budget set-up that you can read more about here. I have recently upgraded to Aquatech to house my Nikon D750 and wide angle lens.

Who inspires you?

I love the work of Morgan Maassen, Chris Burkard, Cait Miers, and Warren Keelan. They all photograph the ocean (mostly) but have very different styles. I think that’s what I love about photography – that everyone sees things differently so you have the opportunity to open other people’s eyes.

The beauty found in our natural world is very important to me, and I hope to contribute to it’s conservation. For this reason, I prefer to work with eco-conscious brands and organisations.

If you’d like to shoot with me, please feel free to get in touch.