Alex Tattersall is an award winning underwater photographer and the founder of UnderWaterVisions/Nauticam UK. He has now teamed with Oonasdivers to offer a fantastic Underwater Photography Workshop which take place at some amazing worldwide destinations such as Indonesia and the Philippines.
The course is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their underwater photography in an informal, friendly, non-competitive environment.
About the WORKSHOPs
These workshops are designed for moderately experienced UW photographers and, alongside the exploration of 'technical' areas of photography such as exposures, compositions, and camera settings, will impart how a greater understanding and sensitivity to the behaviour of marine life can enable anyone to take award winning photos.
You do not need the latest, most expensive equipment to get photos that you are truly happy with. This course will also give you the opportunity to try some of the latest photo post-processing software to get the best final results from the shots you take. The course is open to anyone seriously interested in improving their photography skills in an informal, friendly, non-competitive environment.
Alex will be on hand each day throughout the day to offer individual advice about any aspects of your photography, and you will finish each day with a discussion and constructive criticism of a selection of shots from each course participant.
About Dr Alex TattersallDr Alex Tattersall is a very active and award winning underwater photographer and the founder of Underwater Visions. He is the importer and distributor of the excellent Nauticam range of products for the UK, France and Ireland. This puts him in the perfect position to assist with both the many technical and artistic elements of your underwater photography.
His boundless enthusiasm for creatively capturing the underwater world and sharing these ideas and techniques with others has become the signature of his Oonasdivers photo workshops. He also has possibly the most extensive bag of underwater toys for all to play with including fluo filters, close up lenses, light shaping devices, laser snoots, and you can even have a go on his magic ball!
Moalboal & Dumaguete - Philippines
Date: 5 – 18 March 2017
Tour: 3 Nights Kasai Village - 9 Nights Atlantis Dumaguete
Diving: 11 Days Diving - 8 Day and 1 Night Dive at Kasai - 8 Days Atlantis– Up to "5" Dives Per Day
Board: Full board both resorts - buffet style at Kasai, a la carte at Atlantis
Tour Price: Flight Inclusive from £3195, Single Supplement from £325
Compulsory Extras: $150 approx. Marine Park Fee (payable locally)
Optional Resort Extras: £55 Nitrox at Kasai (Nitrox free at Atlantis) -
Optional Flight Extras: Upgrade from 30kg to 40kg for £160 (pre book only)
This trip promises to be simply amazing. We will start our adventure with a brief hop over from Cebu city airport to Moalboal district, on the West Coast of Cebu Island. Starting off with three high quality days at Kasai Village resort, we will be making the most of some the best reef diving the Philippines has to offer, in particular in and around Pescador Island. We'll be visiting the area in the optimum season to encounter the local 'sardine run' which (conditions permitting of course) should afford us some excellent wide-angle photographic opportunities, and breathtaking diving experiences such as the Cathedral at Pescador. Also in Moalboal there will be a vast array of other marine life, both large and small, including frog fish and pygmy seahorses, so we may take the opportunity to start 'getting our eyes in' to the macro world that awaits in part two of our adventure.
Part two sees us take the short trip across to the city of Dumaguete, home to some of the best critter diving the world has to offer. The focus of this part of our trip will primarily be on creative macro techniques branching into advanced lighting and wide-angle macro. The wealth of exceptional critters in Dumaguete is simply outrageous and we have one or two secret, shallow and sheltered sites which will bamboozle you with the choice of photogenic critter. We will pop across to Apo Island on one day where the corals are wonderfully healthy and turtles abundant. The combination of these two contrasting but equally photographically rewarding dive regions of the Philippines simply cannot disappoint.
The friendly and luxurious atmosphere of Kasai Village Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines gives you the chance to get away from the everyday stress and get into an "Island time". Two levels of accommodation are available Sea View rooms and Poolside rooms. All accommodations are spacious and available with either a king size bed or two twin beds. All have their own terraces as well as two lounge chairs for suntanning and reading outdoors. Each room has a desk, a mini-bar, individual air conditioning systems and ceiling fans.
Firstly, for the avid photographer, Atlantis Dumaguete has one of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. The room is climate controlled for comfortable working conditions and also has a 42-inch HD flat-screen TV mounted on the wall with both HDMI and USB connections. The resort itself is surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines.It's 37 rooms all are en suite and have climate controlled air conditioning, fully stocked mini bar, adjustable ceiling fans, solar heated hot water, cable TV with free movie and sports channels, safety deposit box and wireless internet.
Capturing Critters - Lembeh Resort
Date: Commencing 6 December 2017
Tour: 7 Nights Lembeh Resort – North Sulawesi
Diving: 17 Guided boat dives & unlimited house reef (subject to guide availability)
Board: Full board
Tour Price: Excluding flights from £2275 twin share per person.
Join Alex Tattersall, Martin Edge and Ethan Daniels in the 6th “Capturing Critters Photographic Workshop” hosted by Lembeh Resort.
These renowned underwater photographers, supported by Lembeh Resorts own in-house photo pro Sascha Janson and in-house marine biologist Dimpy Jacobs will be your coaches throughout the week to make sure that you take home the images you hoped for and more.
This well-rounded team of experts will provide presentations, seminars & one-on-one instruction. With their intimate knowledge gained through years of diving the Lembeh Strait, they’ll be discussing the best time to photograph a critter, lighting techniques, how to get the most out of this unique environment plus photo organisation and editing strategies.
This is the perfect workshop for learning the pros’ techniques and skills to get the images and video footage you’ve always wanted. Not only will you experience Sulawesi’s best dive sites and stay at one of Indonesia’s best dive resorts but the additional extras included in this unique photography workshop include:
- · “Workshop Member Time” (one-on-one) with the pros: maximize your learning curve during surface intervals and master the techniques presented or sort out your processing woes.
· Daily seminars by the professional presenters on a wide range of customized topics followed by practical in-water application, unsurpassed dive guide attention, and superlative resort service to compliment the entire event.
• 7 nights & 17 guided boat dives
• 3:1 diver to guide ratio
• Unlimited guided house reef dives (subject to guide availability, 8am to 5pm)
• Nitrox for all dives
• Daily fruit basket & cookies in room
• Complimentary 30 minute spa treatment
• 20% Discount on all spa bookings
• Complimentary Lembeh welcome cocktail
Prices from £2275 per person in a Deluxe Ocean view cottage twin share
Price includes: airport transfers, all meals, snacks, local brewed coffee, tea, unlimited drinking water and taxes. Flights prices start from £695 depending on route and itinerary.
Stay longer & learn more! Join our optional 3 night Advanced Workshop extension to learn more in-depth techniques from our Pros and maximize your photography progress. 10 nights from £3195 excluding flights.