Our end of year trip just keeps getting better. I’m happy to announce that the underwater photography will be run by Damien Siviero, who many of you will know from around the shop. Damien is an award winning photographer, who has published images in magazines, marketing campaigns and all manner of stuff online. He’s typically found diving on a rebreather, shooting sharks or off on a cave/wreck expedition, but we have him on this trip! If you want to learn how to take photos underwater, here’s an opportunity to learn from one of the best.
I asked Damien the other day what the workshop would cover, here’s what he said:
“I think we can all fall victim to wanting/needing the newest camera model, more megapixels, higher ISO, etc… whilst that’s important, I want to take things back to basics and focus on light. It might sound simple, but that is what photography is all about. Subject, framing, shutter aperture – these are the key to a great image. Read More
As part of our end of year Hideaway Island mega trip at the end of the year, Kel’s asked me to run a series of underwater photography workshops aimed at both getting people started and fostering existing talent. The question I have is what to cover, particularly on the intermediate to advanced side?
We’ll be in the tropics, so the bleeding obvious to me is macro and reefscape techniques. That said though, a few other, possibly more interesting ideas come to mind:
- Strobe Photography – to me this is quite key, as it’s often the single biggest difference between good and bad shots underwater. Point and shoot cameras do a poor job at lighting subjects, so I’d like to bring a few strobes and set them up on your point and shoot cameras – the difference will amaze you!
- Wreck Photography – there are two small wrecks at Hideway, as well as the Star of Russia, Semle Federesen and Konanda wrecks in Port Villa. All provide a great platform to run a structured wreck photography workshop on.
- Digital SLR Shooting – everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask; benefits, pitfalls, cost, technique, buying used equipment, etc
As we’re still in the planning stage, I’d like to hear from you! Please email me directly (damien “at” siviero.com.au) or comment on the blog. Tell us what would interest you and what you want to learn.
This trip is going to be awesome, so we’d better make the photos just as good.