Improve your macro underwater photography skills with Photo Pro Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Dive Resort in Anilao Philippines. With its healthy reefs and incredible diversity of marine life, Anilao has some of the best macro photo opportunities in the ocean. Known as the nudibranch capitol of the world, Anilao is home to over 600 species of Nudibranchs. You’re also likely to see many species of frogfish, octopus, Rhinopias, pipefish, seahorses, and many other macro reef and muck diving critters. Macro,Underwater,Photography,Workshop,Crystal Blue Resort,Anilao,Philippines,2022,trip

Macro & Blackwater Underwater Photography Workshops - Crystal Blue Resort – Anilao Philippines – March 12-22 / 22-26, 2023

Macro Workshop - March 12-22, 2023Blackwater Workshop - March 22-26, 2023 Improve your macro underwater photography skills with Photo Pro Mike Bartick at Crystal Blue Dive Resort in Anilao Philippines. With its healthy reefs and incredible diversity of marine life, Anilao has some of the best macro photo opportunities in the ocean. Known as the nudibranch capital of the world, Anilao is home to over 600 species of Nudibranchs. You’re also likely to see many species of frogfish, octopus, Rhinopias, pipefish, seahorses, and many other macro reef and muck diving critters. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOWWho should attend the workshop? Beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers will all benefit from this workshop. The workshops are fun, informative and will include natural history and photo techniques along with demonstrations and photo coaching. Daily classes and one on one help from the Photo Pros The best way to learn is by shooting and our photo pros will be on location with you to help improve your technique and to correct mistakes. Daily seminars throughout the trip will cover Macro shooting techniques such as: Focus techniquesLighting and Exposure techniquesStrobe placementCompositionAvoiding backscatterSnootingShooting with DioptersBacklighting(Exact curriculum will be tailored to the group)Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for Macro images In addition to shooting techniques, Mike will also conduct some live edit sessions using his workflow method for improving your images and learning stronger compositions. Learn on-location in a small group setting This course is limited to just 20 guests in order to maximize the one-on-one time with our instructors. Each boat dive is limited to just 4 divers and a guide. The guides are professionally trained critter spotters and know how to assist photographers in getting the best shots. Resort Crystal Blue Resort is located in the heart of Anilao known as Bagalangit, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines. The resort’s stunning location sits directly in front of Arthurs Rock (a Marine Protected Park) which gives it one of the best house reefs in the region. Managed by underwater photographer Mike Bartick, Crystal Blue Resort caters to the needs it’s of underwater photographer guests. It offers a large camera room, top notch dive guides, and small group diving. The crew is well trained to handle all of your dive gear efficiently and is especially conscientious when handling underwater camera gear. Large camera room The camera room features 23 large camera bays with plenty of power, lighting and storage space for your camera essentials and bags. The camera room is environmentally managed for dryness and locked down and secured in the evenings. Getting there Manila (MNL) easy to get to from the US and is serviced by most major airlines. No internal domestic flights are required. The resort is just 2 ½ hours from Manila and ground transportation is provided in the pkg. We recommend arriving the night before the workshop begins and overnighting at a local hotel. The included transfers to the resort will be provided on the morning of the 20th. Returning to Manila on the morning of the 30th. Travel InfoMarch 11th: Arrive MNL (overnight at local hotel or transport directly to CBR)March 12th: Transfer to the Crystal Blue ResortMarch 22th: Fly homeWeather and Dive Conditions October to May is the dry season and April is generally considered one of the best times of year to dive Anilao. Air temperature is between 75-85° and water temps are about 80° A 3mm suit plus hooded vest is recommended, or a 5mm if you tend to get cold after multiple days of macro diving. Space is limited so sign up now!Price: $2,899 (per person, double occupancy) RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOWStandard Package Includes:10 nights accommodations at the Crystal Blue ResortBreakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily9 days of guided boat diving, up to 4 boat dives per dayUnlimited NitroxTanks and weightsDive Guides and Park feesTaxes and service chargesRound trip group transfersDaily seminars on macro UW Photo techniques and image processing4 to 1 ratios on the boats for a small feel and more guide attentionAdditional costs:Airfare to Manila (MNL)Private transfersSoft drinks and alcoholic beveragesSingle supplementCrew tipsPrivate guidesBlack Water Workshop Addition–March 30th-April 3rd, 2022 If you’re a diver that likes adventure, or a photographer that wants to see something totally off the charts, then Blackwater Diving is for you. Imagine, drifting through the open ocean at night and witnessing the upward migration of planktons and the critters that feed on them. Subjects like the Paper Nautilus, Blanket Octopus, Pelagic Seahorse’s, Larval Jack’s, Jellyfish, 10-foot Salp Chains, jellyfish, Moon Jellies, Flying fish and much much more. Crystal Blue’s dive team pioneered blackwater diving in the Anilao area. Using bathymetric maps, local knowledge and experience our dive team has located some of the best places to conduct the dives and the best times to dive them. Blackwater diving is assured to be as unique as the subjects that you will encounter. ScheduleMarch 22nd - Orientation and 1-afternoon dive-1:00pm/2 Blackwater night divesMarch 23rd - 10:30 Photo review and coaching-1:00 pm 1st dive/ Blackwater night divesMarch 24th - 10:30 Photo review and coaching-1:00 pm 1st dive/ Blackwater night divesMarch 25th - 2-morning dives/dry gear/relaxMarch 26th - Departure SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP NOW!Price: $1,299 per person, double occupancy$1,499 per person, single occupancy Please note that Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent evacuation insurance is mandatory on all trips. Additionally, comprehensive Cancellation, Accident, Medical and Baggage insurance such as Dive Assure, Generali Global Assistance or Travel Guard is highly recommended. Lead Instructors: Mike Bartick is the manager and resident photo pro at Crystal Blue Resort and is an expert on macro photography. He is uniquely qualified to show you the best of what Anilao has to offer and teach you the skills and techniques he uses to create stunning underwater images. saltwaterphoto.comRESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW


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