Wetpixel will be hosting their first temperate water photographic workshop at Gulen Dive Resort, Norway from 16 to 23 September 2018.
Shooting in cooler water has challenges that are unique and this workshop aims to specifically address these.
Normally the biggest problem with temperate water workshops is that it is hard to guarantee acceptable dive conditions. Gulen Dive Resort is uniquely placed to offer guaranteed diving and great visibility.
It has a wide variety of spectacular diving, including kelp forests, soft coral reefs, amazing wrecks and fascinating macro life.
We will be conducting the workshop days aboard their bespoke dive boat MS Vikingfjord.
The plan will be to have formal talks about technique each morning, followed by two dives from the boat. In between the dives, we will be able to conduct image reviews and brainstorming session in the boast’s large and comfortable saloon area. Each evening will consist of a more formal image review, which will also cover some post processing ideas.
The workshop will be conducted by Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon. Resident in the UK, his staple is diving and shooting in cool water. His temperate water images have received international awards and he runs regular training underwater photography training sessions. He has also co-presented several workshops with Alex Mustard.
Topics during the workshop covered will include:
* Subject selection
* Equipment and adaptions that make shooting easier in cooler water.
* Photographic techniques
* Lighting (including off-camera strobe)
* Creative techniques (use the green!)
* Post processing ideas.
Perhaps most valuable will be the opportunity to discuss images and ideas with Adam and the other workshop participants throughout the workshop. With this in mind, there is deliberately no competitive element to it.
The workshop is suitable for anyone that takes pictures underwater and is comfortable with diving in temperate water.
The package includes:
- 7 Nights accommodation at Gulen Dive Resort
- Full board: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Wide angle wreck and scenic diving including air filling, tank and weights.
- Workshop lectures and and presentations. Practical lesson on wrecks sites.
- Tips and gratuities
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure.
Diving equipment hire (including drysuits) is available. Please contact Gulen for prices and availability.
Prices and payment schedule:
Price per person $3850. A deposit of $1500 secures your place. Second payment of $1000 is due on 01 March 2018, with balances due on 01 August 2018.