Saturday, September 23RD

Arrival day! Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel, Check-in at the Hotel and the Dive Shop (personal locker)
After dinner a get together to introduce everyone followed by:

  • THE SIX QUICK TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PICS
  • CARING FOR THE CAMERA AND BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WITH THE CAMERA.

Our hosts will also be helping anyone set up their camera gear that wishes to do so.

 

Sunday, September 24th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives (Participants will be sorting out both dive equipment and camera equipment. Once sorted out start of shooting (remember the six quick tips from Saturday evening)
  • Lunch
  • (Optional) Lightroom Seminar or
  • Single tank afternoon dive (Since many photographers already use some editing program or another, a session on editing with Lightroom may not appeal to everyone. Participants that chose to not attend the Lightroom seminar may dive in the afternoon. Participants in the Lightroom seminar are encouraged to download their shots from that morning before attending the session. The session is a primer on using Lightroom to edit photos)
  • Dinner
  • Seminars as follow:
DSLR Seminar
  • How to get the best shots?
  • A basic overview of macro and wide angle
  • Caring for your camera
  • Manual settings:
  • Use of Aperture
  • Use of Shutter Speed
  • Use of ISO
P&S (Compact Digital Cameras) Seminar
  • Point and shoot your way to great Photographs
  • Why don’t we just all shoot in automatic?
  • Possible adjustments for P&S cameras
  • Shooting with ambient light
  • Shooting light
  • Adjusting light
  • F-Stop
  • ISO
  • Manual White Balance

 

Monday, September 25th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives
  • Lunch
  • Single tank afternoon dive (optional)
  • Dinners
  • Seminars as follow:
DSLR Seminar
  • In-depth macro
  • In-depth wide angle
P&S (Compact Digital Cameras) Seminar
  • Add a strobe/flash
  • Water density vs. light penetration
  • Strobe positioning
  • One or two strobes
  • TTL/manual power adjustment
  • Backscatter

 

Tuesday, September 26th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives
  • Lunch
  • Single tank afternoon dive (optional)
  • Dinners
  • Seminars as follow:
DSLR Seminar
  • Lighting
  • Ambient light
  • Using Strobes
P&S (Compact Digital Cameras) Seminar
  • Wide Angle
  • P & S vs SLR for wide angle
  • P & S adjustments to compensate for P&S processor
  • Close focus wide angle (CFWA)

 

Wednesday, September 27th

  • Breakfast
  • DSLR Group: One single morning shark dive
  • P&S Group: One single morning dolphin dive
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon free time - discover the Island
  • Dinner
  • Seminars as follow:
DSLR Seminar
  • Shooting in different Environments;
  • Shoot at Night
  • Shoot in Caves/Caverns
  • Shoot inside/outside of Wrecks
  • Shoot marine Marine Mammals, etc.
  • Getting Creative
P&S (Compact Digital Cameras) Seminar
  • Close Up/Macro & Shooting at Night
  • Physically close vs. zooming in strobe power vs. camera adjustment

 

Thursday, September 28th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives
  • Lunch
  • Single Tank afternoon dive (optional)
  • Dinner
  • Both groups meet together:
  • Composition and getting photos out into the world.
  • Collection of photos for photo contest.
  • Brief overview on land photography tips.

 

Friday, September 29th

  • Breakfast
  • Two tank morning dives (Only for those participants who fly on Saturday in the afternoon)
  • Lunch
  • Excursion through the island enjoying some land photography
  • Dinner
  • Photo contest results & prizing
  • Farewell Pirate Party

 

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 30TH

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out Hotel & Dive Shop
  • Transfer to the Airport