Beneath the Sea workshop

March 12-14, 2021

Underwater Photography Part 1
An easy start from A (perture) to Z (oom) for beginners

This 3-hour workshop is for beginners or intermediate photographers who want to learn what settings are optimum to make lovely photos with any camera. It includes information for divers using cameras such as Sealife, Olympus TG, Nikon, Canon, and even phones. Learn how to also get started by using automatic/program modes rather than full manual exposure controls, or for those who are taking both workshops this week-end.

She will cover all aspects of 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. She will touch on lighting, but that is primarily covered in the second workshop.

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your camera (and an extra battery and your owner’s manual.)

Email Cathy in advance to tell her what brand and model of camera and housing you have.

She will send a handout of her recommended settings specifically for YOUR camera and how to find each setting that she discusses. She will also send you a handout on the basics of exposure. As everyone 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. This workshop is LOADED with helpful info and tips.

UW Photography Part 2
“Lighting–Tried And True And Cutting Edge, Too.” (Intermediate – Advanced)

Covers the use of exposure controls with external strobes and all aspects of underwater lighting from ambient light to strobes and constant light sources for primary lighting and balanced flash fill. Cathy shares her creative lighting tips and makes sure that you understand how this all works with YOUR particular camera and lighting system.

Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country’s most popular photo instructor.

Email Cathy in advance to tell her what brand and model of camera and strobe you have so that she can structure the talks to include YOUR system.

This is very important so that she can be sure to have answers that YOU need. She will also send you a two-page handout to read in advance.