Next Open Trip
Wakatobi, March 7-14 and March 14-21 2016
What you will learn:
- Basic Macro
- Advanced Macro
- The Wide Lens
- Close-focus wide angle
- Night Shooting
- …and more!
Isle Mujeres Mexico Whalesharks July 24-29 2015
*Natural light only- no flash allowed
*Snorkeling only- no SCUBA
*$1960 includes all but dinners- 4 days diving with Mantas and Whalesharks in blue water.
*Details, enquiries email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I bought my first DSLR camera, the Canon 60D, and decided to buy an housing Ikelite for it in 2011. Then I found an advertisement about the Ikelite Photo School on Ikelite’s website. When I saw the Photo School was being held at the Wakatobi Dive Resort, I decided to combine learning with pleasure and signed up for my first round in July 2011. In January 2012 I joined my friends from Ikelite in Wakatobi again! IPS trips allow students to gain experience in very nice and friendly atmosphere. On each boat we had a teacher from the IPS, whom we could address our questions before and after our dives. There was also time to discuss our pictures every day in the evening: we demonstrated our works and observed our progress. Our teachers delivered some interesting lectures concerning Photography and Postproduction process…
I have been shooting underwater since 1976, and teaching it since 1980. My images have been used by various media over the years, and I currently work with Ikelite and Frank Owens on the Ikelite Photo School, teaching photography to divers at Wakatobi Dive Resort and Bonaire. The biodiversity and health of Wakatobi’s waters are inspiring, and highly photogenic. The ideal location for our work. See slideshows from previous trips, image galleries, and order prints: http://smu.gs/10pRh6M
As an underwater photographer I love sharing the images I shoot with friends and family, but what is even more compelling to me is teaching others to do the same. There is something about the look of excitement when a photographer who has struggled with underwater images has that “ah-ha” moment the first time they look in the preview screen and see brilliant colours and an image they are proud of. Helping people gain the confidence and knowledge to do this is very gratifying and keeps me excited about diving.