Cathy had a full house at both workshops at Beneath the Sea in March, 2019 YIPPPEEE!
Here are the past workshops. The workshop schedule for 2020 has not been determined.
Saturday, March 29, 2019, Sold out!
BTS was the only US workshop venue for Cathy in 2019. But you can still arrange private classes at Sunset House with or without a shore dive, or arrange for a personal lesson via Skype, or join her on a fabulous trip to great dive destinations like Komodo, or Alor in Indonesia, or come to the combo Sunset House/Cayman Aggressor to Little Cayman in Solomon Islands in 2020, or the Maldives 2021.
Links are under construction for these next great trips.
PAST WORKSHOPS in the USA
LONE STAR STATE DIVE & TRAVEL EXPO
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco Hotel, Convention Center & Spa., Frisco, TX USA
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 1 - 4 pm, Room Comanche:
"Underwater Photography Part 1 -- an easy start from A(perture) to Z(oom)"
This 3-hour workshop is for beginners or intermediate photographers who want to especially learn what settings are optimum to make lovely photos with any camera. It includes information for divers using advanced SLR cameras for the first time and cameras such as Sealife, Olympus Tough and other cameras with limited or no f-stop and shutter speed controls.
It is also excellent for those who want to get started by using automatic/program modes rather than full manual exposure controls, or for those who are taking both workshops this week-end. It will cover using the best settings for better background exposures and prettier foregrounds, optimum white balance settings, use of add-on lenses, understanding depth of field, best techniques for optimum focus, when to use zoom or wider lenses, etc. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques for more beautiful photos with any system.
*Workshop is limited to 30 attendees and fee is $75.00 payable directly to Cathy in advance by check or credit card. Call 607-330-3504 with credit card. **(Both workshops for only $120.00.) You can still buy tickets at the door if there is space available but you will have to wait until later for your individual handout if your camera is different from everyone else's.
Sunday Jan. 28, 2018, 1 - 4 pm, Room Comanche:
“UW Photography Part 2: "Lighting--tried and true and cutting edge, too." — great for beginners and experienced photographers.*
This amazingly informative workshop covers the use of exposure controls with SLR, Mirrorless and compact cameras with external strobes to create more stunning underwater photos.Topics will cover all aspects of underwater lighting from understanding ambient light to produce great natural light color and black and white photos, to using strobes for primary lighting and for balanced flash fill.
You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques with ultra close-ups and when to use single or multiple strobes for more beautiful wide angle photos. You will also learn about the difficulties of using snoots and the pros and cons of using LED lights for still photography.
As the brochure says, "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor. "Photographers without manual exposure controls are welcome to attend if they cannot attend the Saturday workshop.
Although some information will not pertain to your system, you can still learn a lot about lighting styles and about the things you need to consider as you move up to another camera.It is not necessary to bring your camera system to this workshop unless you will have questions specific to your set up where handling it would be an advantage to your learning.
*Workshop fee is $70.00 payable directly to Cathy in advance. Call 607-330-3504 with credit card (or details for sending a check).
**Attend both workshops for only $120.00.
FREE SEMINARS at OWU Dallas
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10:45 am, Bass Room
"Helping people who are not water people become SCUBA divers”
Watch Cathy’s TEDx talk on YouTube "You CAN scuba dive in spite of your fears" and listen to a past attendee on YouTube.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 10:45 Bass Room
"FUN AND FANTASY — IMPROVE ANY PHOTO WITH POST EDITING”
Enjoy Cathy's exciting techniques to turn a plain photo into a work of art. Don’t miss this opportunity to get lots of great ideas about how easy post editing can be with just a few useful tools.
This show is not longer active, but I had a great time at the Tacoma show. This is what I did in 2017.
Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, WA USA
Saturday 9 - 12pm: Create Great underwater photographs! – WORKSHOP
Don’t just settle for the first image your underwater camera makes. Create a fabulous piece of art with tips from Cathy Church. Make a few changes in the settings, adjust the angle of your strobe and enjoy the difference. Topics center around the features of your camera including exposure controls, white balance, quality, focusing, lens choices and much more. Her beautiful photos are made from subjects readily available to many traveling divers and will inspire you throughout the workshop.
Learn from the best underwater photography teacher ever! Cathy Church started pioneering the teaching of underwater photography in 1965 by writing articles for Skin Diver Magazine. Her series continued for 18 years! Her sincere style and good humour keeps everyone at ease. Cathy has worked with all types of divers and cameras and respects her students immensely. You will enjoy working with her.
Bring your camera and a full battery (with a second one if possible.) This is a hands-on workshop so that you learn not only what setting you need but Cathy will make sure you can find it on your camera and adjust it. Email her in advance so that she knows what type of camera you have so that she is sure she has the answers YOU will need. She will also send you a comprehensive handout to help make sure you get the most out of this workshop. This is not just a mass lecture, it is designed to help each person with some individual answers--thus class size is limited, and sometimes subject to run over-time for those who wish more help.
$75.00 ticket price
Sunday 11am Room 404 Creative lighting, free seminar
Every photographer will learn something to improve their lighting techniques at this great seminar. Cathy starts with natural light for black and white, adds external strobes for beautiful photos with point and shoot cameras and finishes with her special style for creative lighting for any camera system. All yours for FREE.
Cathy Church is personable, caring, humorous, organized and knowledgeable. She started pioneering techniques 50 years ago, is in five halls of fame, written myriad articles and five books and still loves watching her students get fabulous photos. She holds nothing back, but shares everything. If you want better photos, Cathy is the one to help you.
Hope to see you there.
Past workshops from 2017
OUR WORLD UNDERWATER
CHICAGO DIVE & TRAVEL EXPO
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Illinois, USA
Updated Dec. 27, 2017