Per Person
1-3 Days
Duration

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Did you just purchase a new underwater camera, housing or light? Are you overwhelmed by all the buttons, features and modes? Perhaps you’ve already owned your gear for a while, but you’re reluctant to take the plunge and step out of Auto mode, even if the results are not satisfying? Looking to brush up your underwater photography skills?
This is the workshop for you!

Bonaire is the perfect destination for short or longer dive trips since it’s pretty easy to get there from the US and Canada and the diving is spectacular! If you have plans to dive in Bonaire and you need professional help with underwater photography, we have several options for private workshops planned for you and guided by an UW Photo Expert – Lorenzo Mittiga!

Lorenzo Mittiga underwater photography instructor

Lorenzo Mittiga

Lorenzo is an awarded professional photographer/videographer, PADI instructor (with over 5500 dives in the professional world) and marine biologist. As a diving instructor since the 1990’s he has worked in many different places, including Italy, Seychelles, Red Sea, Mauritius and Bonaire. As a videographer he started working in the 90’s for the Italian television, taking part in the production of many ocean related and underwater documentaries and series, filming from Italy to Australia and participating in many expeditions, shooting also in 3D for Universal Pictures. Lorenzo has worked in cinema as well, filming various productions of underwater scenes for popular movies and commercial spots, shooting also for Walt Disney (Life Aquatic with Zissou).

Today Lorenzo is completely dedicated to photography. He shoots for brands such as Cressi (for which he is the official photographer and ambassador) and Scuba Diving Magazine. Lorenzo is also committed to teaching photography and videography, striving to pass along his passion for his work and experience!

More about Lorenzo Here

 

 Workshops options: (prices are in USD)

  • Theory lesson only / photo review (no diving) – $170
  • 1-Day private workshop – $390
  • 2-Day private workshop –  $720
  • 3-Day private workshop –  $1050
  • Special Price for groups (4+ participants) and custom workshops available – Contact us.
  • See suggested itineraries below – Flexible according to the participant’s needs.

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What will you learn during the workshops?

  • Basic Introduction to underwater photography.
  • Different types of cameras and gear comparison.
  • Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)
  • Types of underwater lighting.
    Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
  • Wide angle photography.
  • Composition and framing.
  • Shooting RAW – Why and how.
  • Post-processing – Editing your images to get the most out of them (Mostly using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Camera RAW). General pointers will be given for working with free software as well.
  • Shooting macro subjects, how to spot them, focusing techniques, using close-up lenses.
  • Lenses – For DSLR / Mirrorless shooters and wet lenses for compact shooters.

Prices are for professional instruction by Lorenzo only.

Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Dive Gear & Tanks
  • Accommodation
  • 6% Tax
  • Marine Park Fee

Click on the options below to view the full itineraries: 

  • Theory Classes:
    • Basic Introduction to underwater photography.
    • Different types of cameras and gear comparison.
    • Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)
    • Types of underwater lighting.
    • Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
  • 2 Shore dives.
  • Photo review.

Day 1:

  • Theory Classes:
    • Proper equipment preparation and assembly.
    • Basic Introduction to underwater photography.
    • Different types of cameras and gear comparison.
    • Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)
  • 2 Shore dives.
  • Photo review.

Day 2:

  • Theory Class:
    • Types of underwater lighting.
    • Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
    • Composition and framing.
  • 2 Shore dives.
  • Photo review.

Day 1: 

  • Theory:
    • Proper equipment preparation and assembly.
  • Two tank shore dive.
  • Meet at hotel for debriefing, photo review and theory:
    • Basic Introduction to underwater photography.
    • Different types of cameras and gear comparison.
    • Understand camera settings and how to adjust them for different types of shots (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc.)

Day 2:

  • Two tank shore dive.
  • Meet at hotel for debriefing, photo review and theory:
    • Types of underwater lighting.
    • Proper use and positioning of UW strobes.
    • Wide angle photography.
    • Composition and framing.
  • 1-Tank Night Dive

Day 3:

  • Two tank shore dive.
  • Meet at hotel for debriefing, photo review and theory:
    • Shooting RAW – Why and how.
    • Post-processing – Editing your images to get the most out of them (Mostly using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Camera RAW). General pointers will be given for working with free software as well.
    • Shooting macro subjects, how to spot them, focusing techniques, using close-up lenses.
    • Lenses – For DSLR / Mirrorless shooters and wet lenses for compact shooters.

Would you like to know more about Diving in Bonaire? CLICK HERE

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