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Module Discover:

Discovery Underwater Photography *

Module Composition:

Creative Compositions

Module Camera:

Simple Camera Essentials

Module (uw) I:

Underwater Photos Made Easy *

Module (uw) II:

Strobe Lighting Underwater

Module (uw) III:

Sophisticated Strobe Techniques

Module A:

Easy Photo Management on your Computer

Module B:

Get Professional in Photoshop & Lightroom

 

Free Demo Wide Lens:

 

A wide angle lens is available for your testing on all workshops!

 

by request:

 

Interested but don’t have an underwater camera? *

No problem...We can provide a camera and housing too!

 

 

LAND PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Image composition is at the heart of eye catching photos - regardless if you are shooting with a compact, SLR, phone camera or otherwise! So anyone can benefit from the quick introductory “Creative Compositions” workshop...which is best combined with “Simple Camera Essentials”.

 

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Land photography, with or without flash units is very similar to underwater photography. But underwater photography, both with and without flash units is quite different to land photography.

 

For underwater photographers there are some basic techniques, part of which includes a good range of land photography skills. These workshops are designed to elevate your land and underwater photography results. Techno-photography-jargon is kept to a minimum and explanations are delivered simply for anyone to understand.

 

The emphasis is on hands-on training. With a small group, everyone will receive personal attention and assistance so that you will see your results improve even before you've finished a workshop module!

 

Stop wasting your dive trip money on underwater test shots! Join a workshop or organize a group session before your next dive trip!

 

 

Testimonials of Alex’s photography workshops

 

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Module Discover:   Discover Underwater Photography

 

Tired of getting the same results in your underwater photos with bluish/greenish washouts? This quick 1 hour workshop fits perfectly into your day of diving in any location.

 

Best of all, you'll start to see real colors in your underwater photos within your first dive.

 

The perfect workshop for the starting underwater camera user who's dived into underwater photography but looking for quick simple and better results.

 

* SLR users welcome to all Workshop

 

Workshop Outline (1 hr*):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Learn to remove the bluish/greenish hues in your UW photos

~   Learn how to control the mood of your photos

~   Maneuvering techniques for divers with cameras

~   Important safety tips for underwater photographers

~   Tips on your equipment setup and diving with a camera

~   Keeping your underwater equipment healthy and safe

~   Q & A (Question & Answer)

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES:  NONE

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  You’ll be taking lots of photos so charge your batteries, bring your camera and free up your memory cards! All cameras welcomed, big and small.

 

 

It is recommended to combine this Module Discover for better camera understanding with:

Module Composition: Creative Compositions

 

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Module Composition:   Creative Compositions

 

You know when you see a great photo, but capturing one isn't so obvious. This quick introductory workshop will show you the simple secrets of great pictures – composition, composition, composition!

 

Composition applies whether you are shooting from your small phone, compact camera or your big SLR*...because like they say, it's not the size (of your camera), it's how you use it! 

 

This fun filled workshop is all about getting out and enjoying photography. At the same time with hands-on approach to shooting and progressively improving your own photography style with Alex, a master of composition building. By the end of this workshop, you'll have an understanding of the simplicity of creative compositions and great pictures.

 

* SLR users welcome to all Workshop

 

Workshop Outline (2 hrs*):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Improving your photographs in general

~   Hands on practice of image compositions

~   Techniques and simple ways to enhance compositions

~   Principals of contrast and colors

~   Tips for shooting 

~   Simple camera settings

~   Q & A (Question & Answer)

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES:  NONE

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  You’ll be taking lots of photos so charge your batteries, bring your camera and free up your memory cards! All cameras welcomed, big and small.

 

 

It is recommended to combine this Module Composition for better camera understanding with:

Module Camera: Simple Camera Essentials

 

Testimonials of Alex’s Land photography workshops

 

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STROBES.NON_P8301038a.PoolGirl.c.jpgModule Camera:   Simple Camera Essentials

 

Have you ever wondered why some of your shots are out of focus, too dark or just not what you expect?

 

Alex explains the mystery of all your camera settings in simple terms and reveals its place in capturing the photos you want in this workshop. Once these setting are demystified, you will take control your camera to be the master of those magnificent moments. 

 

 

Workshop Outline (hrs*):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Getting the correct lighting 

~   Understanding your camera settings

~   Principals of lighting in photography

~   Tips to take those difficult photos

~   More Q & A

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES:  NONE

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  You’ll be working with your camera so bring it with charged batteries.

 

After the Module Camera, check out the workshop:

Module A: Easy Photo Management on your Computer

 

Testimonials of Alex’s Land photography workshops

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Shooting with an underwater compact camera is very common nowadays, but many divers think that compact cameras do not produce good results. To the contrary, ALL of Alex's underwater photos on this site, including his internationally awarded photos, are taken with ONLY compact cameras!   

 

 

 

STROBES.NON_P8301038a.PoolGirl.c.jpgModule (uw) I:   Underwater Photos Made Easy

 

Don’t think that you need a chunky, expensive SLR-type camera and underwater strobes just to take better underwater photos. Alex’s winning underwater photos are all taken with digital compact cameras and he has designed this workshop to show you how to get the most of your compact camera* without strobes.

 

Checkout Alex’s strobe-less photography gallery

 

Whether you shoot just for fun or take your photography seriously, this workshop is inclusive of the Module Composition and Module Discover plus more underwater topics. It cuts down to the guts of STROBES.NON_P4140943a.GlassFish.jpghow to improve your photography in simple language (no technical photo-jargon) for you to master the fundamental underwater techniques used by photography pros.

 

* SLR users welcome to all Workshops

 

 

Workshop Outline (3 hrs Land + 2½ hrs DISCOVER* + optional diving):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Techniques to improve your image composition

~   Getting the correct lighting

~   Getting great photos without strobes 

~   Understanding your camera settings

~   Essential principals in photography

~   Turning your greenish and bluish photos to colorful ones

~   Underwater photography techniques

~   Diving techniques for underwater photographers

~   Keeping your underwater equipment healthy and safe

~   Tips on your equipment setup and diving with a camera

~   Answering your questions on upgrades, options and anything related

 

 

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PREREQUISITES:  NONE

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  You’ll be taking photos so bring your camera, charge your batteries and free up your memory cards! All camera brands accepted: Fuji, Canon, Olympus, Sony, Nikon, Ricoh, Panasonic, Intova, Sea & Sea, etc...

 

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more of any age at any location.

 

After completing Module (uw) I, check out the next workshop:

Module (uw) II: Strobe Lighting Underwater 

Module A: Easy Photo Management on your Computer

 

Testimonials of Alex’s Underwater photography workshops

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STROBES.NON_P8301038a.PoolGirl.c.jpgModule (uw) II:  sTROBE lIGHTING UNDERWATER

 

Not quite sure what settings to use with your underwater strobes? Are your strobed photos too bright or too dark? A little confused with all the buttons and dials?

 

This hands-on workshop for digital shooters gets you in-control and comfortable with your external strobes together with your camera settings. You’ll learn the difference between strobe lighting in macro and wide angle photography to expand on your image compositions with external lighting.

 

STROBES.NON_P4140943a.GlassFish.jpgFor the keen underwater shooter wanting more from his dive photography, this workshop will get anyone comfortable using their camera and strobes together.

 

Checkout Alex’s photography gallery with strobes

 

Workshop Outline (5 hrs* + optional diving):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   External lighting and its effects on your image 

~   Fundamental principles of light

~   Lighting your photos with color

~   Your camera modes and settings

~   Strobe lighting with no backscatter

~   Finding and shooting underwater species

~   Strobe configurations for your setup

~   Keeping your strobe setup healthy and safe

~   Answering your questions on techniques, tips and anything related

 

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PREREQUISITES:  Understanding of Module I topics.

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  Digital cameras with Manual mode are essential for working with strobes. So bring your whole underwater camera setup with your strobe(s), arms and sync cable(s). Remember free up your memory cards, charge your batteries for your camera and strobes!

 

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more of any age.

 

After completing Module (uw) II check out:

Module (uw) III:     Sophisticated Strobe Techniques 

Module A: Easy Photo Management on your Computer

 

Testimonials of Alex’s Underwater Strobe workshops

 

 

 

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STROBES.NON_P8301038a.PoolGirl.c.jpgModule (uw) III:  Sophisticated Strobe Techniques

 

Decided that it’s time to take your underwater photography to the highest level? Feeling that your photos look like so many others? Want to explore ways to push your originality and creativity? Learn more about the marine life so you can capture those hard-to-get pictures of them. 

 

Designed for the serious and passionate dive photographer, this in-depth workshop focuses on very technical usage of strobes and lighting techniques underwater. Much of the workshop is based in the water trying the advanced techniques learnt on land.

 

STROBED_P0804062551.jpgGet insights on how the professionals spot animals and capture their incredible behavior and character. Learn tips of the underwater photographer that usually only come with hundreds of dives and years of experience working in the underwater environment in just a few hours.

 

Checkout Alex’s gallery on Advanced Strobe Techniques

 

Workshop Outline (4 hrs* + additional diving):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Specialized strobe techniques of the pros 

~   Advanced strobe work underwater 

~   Techniques of artificial lighting

~   Marine animal behavior and photography

~   Getting creative with lighting with subjects

~   Accessory additions for your strobes

 

 

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PREREQUISITES:  Understanding of Module I and Module II topics.

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  Bring your laptop, complete underwater camera setup and be prepared to dive lots, photograph lots and heighten your photography work.

 

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more of any age.

 

After completing Module (uw) III check out:

Module A: Easy Photo Management on your Computer  

Module B: Get Professional in Photoshop & Lightroom  

 

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Module A:  Easy Photo Management on your Computer

 

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Losing control of your growing photo library? Wasting lots of time with images that are stored in troublesome external hard drives? Having difficulties finding an image? Looking for a faster easier way to fix colors, crop and ‘Photoshop’ your images?

 

Adobe Lightroom is simple, powerful and the most efficient photo management and photo editing program available that even Photoshop, Aperture, Picasa and ACDsee users are switching to it. Work with ALL of your images, even if they are on external hard drives and NOT connected to your computer! And best of all, cut down on your Photoshop files and tasks by over 90% saving lots of your time and tons of megabytes on your computer.

 

This workshop for all digital camera shooters* will get you managing your land and underwater photos faster than figuring out a new phone. Take control over your growing library of photos. Edit them like a pro without Photoshop and learn to work with the most effective photo program on the market. 

 

* Suitable for land and underwater photographers

 

LR2_BeforeAfter.02.jpgWorkshop Outline (3 hrs*):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~   Images transfers from memory card to Lightroom 

~   Quickly managing your photos

~   Easily getting photos to emails, prints, Facebook and Flickr

~   Crop, edit and beautifying your photos

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~   Underwater image editing tips

~   How to remove backscatter in photos

~   Questions and answers all about the program

 

 

PREREQUISITES:  NONE

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  Download and install a demo version of Lightroom free from Adobe then bring your laptop with some photos and get ready to be amazed by this program.

 

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more of any age.

 

After completing Module A check out:

Module B: Get Professional in Photoshop & Lightroom 

 

Testimonials of Alex’s Lightroom photography workshops

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Module B: Get Professional in Photoshop & Lightroom

 

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Want to get the very best out of your photos? Have creative ideas and juices flowing but not sure how to materialize them? Trying to learn Photoshop basics but finding it is always too time consuming on your own?

 

The combination of Photoshop and Lightroom together gives you the power to control, manipulate and create anything your imagination can dream of. From editing photos, creating giant wall sized panoramic prints to creative artwork.

 

For the dedicated photographer* or artistically inspired and perhaps techno-phobic, this workshop will infuse you with inspiration to take your creativity and photography to new levels. This flexibly structured workshop let’s you decide what you want to become skilled at from Lightroom and Photoshop to realize the results you want.

 

 Suitable for land and underwater photographers

 

CREATIVE_PA232110aa.FisheyeOutOfWater_View.jpgWorkshop Outline (4 hrs*):

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more at any location.

 

~  Depends on the objective of the student  

~  eMail us to discuss your options 

 

 

PREREQUISITES:  NONE  

DURING THE WORKSHOP:  Bring your laptop with your photos, Lightroom and Photoshop installed and let your creativity go! 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Workshops can be arranged for 1 person or more of any age at any location.
For more information or questions please click here to email us.

 

* Workshops times on land are approximate depending on participants
and not inclusive of any diving time which is part of the Underwater (UW) Modules

 

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These workshops have been allowed by PADI IRRA division to be offered through your outlets.

 

 

 

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