Underwater Photography Workshop

Divecology,Schull will be hosting an underwater photography workshop with tutor JP Bresser from August 27th to 30th 2010.

JP Bresser is an award winning photographer and filmmaker, with his photography having appeared in and on the covers of dive magazines including Duiken, Quest, and Tauchen.  He is an active cave diver, is responsible for film and video documentation with the European Karst Plains Project (EKPP).  Europe’s premiere submerged cave exploration team.  JP recently returned from film making in the Ox Bel Ha cave system in Mexico, the largest  cave system on the planet which has been explored for the past 12 years.  JP is an active instuctor for Global Underwater Explorers.  More information can be found at www.jpbresser.tv, www.gue.comwww.mcep.org.mx.

Content of Workshop

  • Specific diving skills
  • Team diving while photographing
  • Communication
  • Planning a photography dive
  • Using a model
  • Advanced Lighting techniques
  • Camera techniques
  • Compositing

  • Digital retouching of imagery
  • Building a simple photo website
We can cater both for beginners and more experienced photographers the structure of the workshop allows great flexibility regarding individual experience levels. Maximum 5 participants ensures personal attention to all divers. Diving will take place at a number of  diverse locations to give photographers a greater experience and will be from a hard boat.


What Equipment Do You Need?

Camera and housing (strobe/flash would be good idea), housed compacts have been used on these courses before.

Full dive gear ( gear can be hired if travelling)

Laptop (not essential but ideal and again we have laptops available at divecology)

Cost  €850 pp including accommodation and diving.