Wide Angle Underwater Photography Boot Camp - Little Cayman - Jan 18-25 & Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020
Wide angle photography is one of the more difficult techniques to master underwater. Our simple approach demystifies what can be an intimidating skill to learn. Both in the classroom and underwater, our instructors teach how to combine proper camera, lighting, and post-production techniques in order to produce consistently better wide angle shots. In water instruction 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 setting This course is limited to 12 guests 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 Little Cayman’s most beautiful dive sites. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOWDaily classes and In-Water help from the Photo Pros The 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 placementExposure techniquesFocus techniquesAvoiding backscatterClose Focus Wide AngleCompositionMoving SubjectsWrecksWorking with Models(Exact curriculum will be tailored to the group)Learn how to transform your images from blah to Aaaaah!Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for Wide Angle images In 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 CorrectionNeutralizing Ambient LightOptimizing the color of the waterBackscatter RemovalObject RemovalSelective SharpeningBlack and White ConversionAdjusting your Lighting in Post Space is limited so sign up now! RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW2 Different Sessions!Week 1: Jan 18-25, 2020Week 2: Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020Price: $3,199 (per person, double occupancy)Standard Package Includes: 7 nights accommodations at the Little Cayman Beach ResortBreakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily3 days of 3 tanks boat diving3 days of 2 tank boat divingTanks and weightsTaxes and service charges Daily seminars on Wide angle, UW Photo techniques and image processingIn water shooting assistanceAdditional costs:Airfare to Little Cayman (LYB)NitroxSoft drinks, cocktails, wine & beerSingle supplementCrew tips 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. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOWJim 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 an 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.