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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:47 AM

[UPDATE 13th AUGUST 2008 - SECOND WEEK ADDED 24th-31st JAN 09 - 8 PLACES AVAILABLE - See last post for details]

In January I'll be running my Grand Cayman photo workshop again. It is limited to just 12 people and aimed primarily at DSLR shooters.

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Here is the official info.

Alex Mustard's Cayman Workshop
Understanding, capturing and controlling light
17th-24th January 2009.

Join Alex Mustard’s Digital Underwater Photography workshop at Ocean Frontiers, East End, Grand Cayman in January 2009. The focus on this workshop is lighting: understanding, capturing and controlling both strobe and available light.

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We will dive on Grand Cayman’s dramatic walls, the East End’s atmospheric caverns, fishy shallow reefs and at Stingray City. There will be the traditional dawn stingray trip, where there is the chance to photograph the unique stingray schooling behaviour in golden sunlight.

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We will also aim for encounters with Cayman’s larger creatures such as eagle rays, turtles, tarpon and reef sharks.

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The trip is limited to just 12 people, which provides plenty of time for 1:1 image critique and also a 1:1 pool photo tune-up session. The course also includes photo lectures, interactive seminars, group image review and photographic diving.

The workshop costs $2,165 USD (excluding flights) for 7 nights accommodation at the luxurious Compass Point Resort, 6 days of diving, social evenings, rental car and high speed Wi-Fi. There are more details of the package here.

For more info post below or email me.

Hope to see you there.

Alex

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:14 AM

Hey Alex, check your dates in the post?:)

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:53 AM

Thanks Patrick.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:00 AM

Hey Alex, I'd really love to do this but I have a general question on how these trips are run. How does it work with spouses/girl friends? By saying there is only room for 12, is that 12 people in the class or 12 divers on th boat, or 12 slots at the resort? Curious how you like to do this?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:40 AM

Hey Steve,

Its a common question this year. You're the third to ask.

The boat will be limited to 12 divers (those on the course). We need the space with all the cameras etc. There is plenty of space at Compass Point Resort (http://www.compasspoint.ky/) and partners will be very welcome to come to the socials and sit in on lectures/seminars (if they are having trouble sleeping). Rate would be room only.

Alex

p.s. Probably best not to bring both your spouse and your girlfriend. :)

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

Steve, you should sign up! I'm already in :)

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 08:37 AM

I've never been to grand cayman, so Im sighning up. Ill finally meet some of you knuckleheads

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

Steve, you should sign up! I'm already in :)

Hey guys, I'm on the list :ninja: . Looks like I'm leaving the lady home this time. Said something about "You want me to cook while you go diving?"

Anybody have any tips for driving on the wrong side of the road?

Now we just have to hope we still have an airline in business by Jan. to get there.

Looking forward to it!

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

Looks like it's filling up nicely!

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

I would love to be there, but I just can't do it in January. I got to go to Alex's photo seminar at LIDS in London last March, and it was enough to make me want more.

I envy you folks who are signed up!
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:55 PM

Thanks for the interest and for signing up guys.

Any further questions, just post 'em.

Alex

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 11:44 PM

Dr. Alex,

Put me down for 2 spots, please.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:07 AM

Hi Basim,

The dive centre (Ocean Frontiers) is handling the bookings. To reserve a place you will need to contact them.

You will need to give Lesley in reservations a call - there is a toll free number from the States:
Email: Lesley@oceanfrontiers.com
Toll Free: (USA) 1.800.348.6096
UK/EUROPE 001 345 947 0000

Alex

p.s. I will send this to you as a PM, too.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:32 AM

Hi Alex

Do you know if there are still places available on this workshop? I emailed the address on your link and got an automated reply: "out of office until 29th july"

Cheers!
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 02:37 AM

Hi Tamsin,

There should still be plenty of space. I have only really advertised it here. I'd imagine that most people who are interested have contacted me and from that and what I read above there is still plenty of space.

Ah, Lesley did say something about coming to Europe to visit family. I'd imagine that someone is checking here email - it is just that the out of office reply is there to let you know replies will be slower than usual.

I am off to Florida again on Friday. I will say hi to Jim and all the gang at JASA for you.

Alex

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:29 AM

Yes please! I'm planning to go back there next summer, for a Dolphins trip this time.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 03:36 AM

Dr. Alex,

Put me down for 2 spots, please.

Basim

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:02 AM

Do you know if there are still places available on this workshop? I emailed the address on your link and got an automated reply: "out of office until 29th july"

Lesley is taking a vacation for two weeks as Alex suggested. Dana is picking up the phone at the office at the numbers listed above (Toll Free: (USA) 1.800.348.6096). She can set you up on the list. Give her a call :D

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:10 AM

Thanks for the info, Steve.

I am sure Lesley loves me posting this announcement when she is away! Whoops.

Alex

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:38 AM

Basim you animal! Might have to check my schedule!


How can you pass up diving in GC with Doctor Alex, Basim & Lisa???

Bring it...

Thanks for the info, Steve.

I am sure Lesley loves me posting this announcement when she is away! Whoops.

Alex


I got the auto response and a real response.

So I'm sure you're her new best friend!!!