In water instruction will consist of shooting specific setups alongside our experts. The instructors will assist each student individually underwater, helping them to shoot, review and adjust their shots.
Who should attend?Beginner and intermediate underwater photographers that are looking to improve their wide angle UW photography skills. Do you struggle with strobe position? Balancing ambient light and flash exposure? Do you want to learn the post processing techniques to take your images from Blah to Ahhh? Then this is the course for you.
Learn on-location in a small group settingThis course is limited to 10 students in order to maximize your one-on-one time with our instructors. Before you arrive, we’ll have scouted out the best wide angle setups in advance. You’ll start seeing results right away as you apply your newfound knowledge on some of Bonaire’s most beautiful dive sites.
Daily classes and In-Water help from the Photo ProsThe best way to learn is by shooting and our photo pros will be in the water with you to help improve your technique and to correct mistakes. Daily afternoon seminars throughout the week will cover Wide Angle shooting techniques such as:
- Strobe placement
- Exposure techniques
- Focus techniques
- Avoiding backscatter
- Close Focus Wide Angle
- Moving Subjects
- Working with Models
Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for Wide Angle imagesIn addition to shooting techniques we’ll be teaching you the best ways to edit your images. Learn how to maximize the potential in your wide angle shots using Lightroom and Photoshop. Topics include:
- White Balance and Color Correction
- Neutralizing Ambient Light
- Optimizing the color of the water
- Backscatter Removal
- Object Removal
- Selective Sharpening
- Black and White Conversion
- Adjusting your Lighting in Post
Space is limited so sign up now!
(per person, double occupancy)
Standard Package Includes:
- 7 nights Ocean Front accommodations at CoCo View Resort
- Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily
- Daily boat diving
- Unlimited shore diving on the house reef
- Tanks and weights
- Taxes and service charges
- Airport transfers
- Daily seminars on Wide angle, UW Photo techniques and image processing
- In water shooting assistance
- Airfare to Roatan (RTB)
- Soft drinks, cocktails, wine & beer
- Room upgrade to over-water cabana
- Single supplement
- Crew tips
Jim Decker As the CEO of Backscatter, Jim is one of the top experts in the world on underwater photo and video equipment and shooting technique. From SLRs to compacts and handycams to broadcast video, Jim has shot video and photo systems from all the major underwater manufacturers and has been a consultant on many of the designs seen in the water today.
Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.