Workshops

Workshops & Mentoring

Want to learn underwater photography, or looking to take your work to a new level? Brett offers group and one-on-one underwater photography workshops at his underwater studio in Long Beach, California, and one-on-one online mentoring for those who prefer to work learn remotely.

Underwater Portrait Photography Workshops

Currently our group portrait workshops are on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we will have new underwater workshops available in 2021.

Our group and one-on-one underwater portrait photography workshops offer a hands-on approach to learning or upskilling your underwater photography. The majority of workshops are held at our Underwater Studio located in Long Beach, California, but we do offer destination trips as well. Please contact us for more details.

Topics covered include:

Basic Skills

  • Types of gear/uses
  • Gear maintenance
  • Terminology
  • Camera settings
  • Lens choices
  • Basic underwater physics
  • Shoot safety/common dangers
  • Open water vs closed water shooting
  • Working with models/communication
  • Breath-hold techniques
  • Fabric/wardrobe choices
  • Staying steady underwater
  • Working with Natural light
  • Working with Artificial light
  • Dealing with unpredictability
  • Post shoot tasks
  • Post production (colour correction and light retouch)

Advanced Lighting Techniques

  • Strobes vs natural light
  • Strobes vs video lights
  • Gear choices
  • Underwater light physics
  • Triggering strobes
  • “Dry” Strobes
  • “Wet” Strobes
  • On Camera strobes
  • Lighting only from above
  • Lighting only from underwater
  • Mixing light sources
  • Using Coloured Gels
  • Shaping light
  • Special effects
  • Post production

Online Mentoring

Online one-on-one mentoring is a great way to get Brett’s full attention and experience. Our 90min underwater photography mentoring sessions are held over Skype, Zoom, or Facebook messenger and  include:

  • General advice & feedback
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Technical/lighting techniques
  • Editing & post-production
  • Sales & business advice
  • Finding your style
  • Posing & working with models underwater
  • Workflow
  • Social media
  • Screen Sharing

Please contact us for more details.