Face to Face Photography Courses

 

Tracey has created and runs her own Photography Courses. These are designed to be personal, flexible and suited to all levels of photographers. During dive Tracey will not bring her camera, just a slate and pencil. This ensures the attention is on the student and helping them to get the best possible pictures.

 

Tracey’s experience includes a degree in photography, more than 10 years of shooting pictures above the water, and 5 years underwater. She has won awards on underwaterphotography.com and Silenty 4. You can find examples of her work published on the underwater photography guide and a selections of dive shop and resort websites. 

 

 

1 Day Course – 2 Dives

 underwater photographer

A simple course designed to cover the basics of underwater photography in just 1 day.

You will start the day by looking through pictures you have taken before, discussing what you would like to learn and how to do that. Tracey will use examples of her own work and other photographers to show you what can be done.

Before diving you will go through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing.

On the first dive you will look at exposure and white balance.

Dive 2 you can concentrate on composition.

The day will finish with a final image review and discussion of what you have learnt.

1 day – 2 dives – 1,700,000IDR – +/- US$130

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3 Day Course – 5 dives

 

underwater photographer

A longer course of 3 days for those looking to not just cover the basics but also work on some special areas of their choice.

Day one starts by looking through pictures you have taken before and discussing what you would like to learn and how to do that. Tracey will use examples of her own work and other photographers to show you what can be done.

Before diving you will go through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing.

You will only do one dive on the first day. During this dive you will look at exposure and white balance. After the dive there will be a debriefing session.

In the afternoon Tracey will spend a couple of hours teaching you how to use Adobe Lightroom.

Day 2 you will do two dives; the first will look at composition. The second will be the first of the 3 specialty dives which you complete on the third day.

At the end of each day there will be a photo review session.

For the speciality courses you can choose from the following list:

  • Manual exposure
  • Composition
  • Focus
  • White balance
  • Wide angle
  • Macro
  • Fish
  • Photographing divers
  • Strobe use
  • Larger marine life
  • Wrecks
  • Shooting upwards & silhouettes
  • Close focus wide angle
  • Drift dive
  • Low visibility
  • Working as Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater video basics
  • Camera Care
  • Over under shots
  • Super macro
  • Using wet lenses
  • Night dive
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Any other area of your choice

3 days – 5 dives – 4,750,000IDR +/- US$365

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Adobe Lightroom – 1/2 Day

 
lightroom screen shot

Editing photos is something which every photographer should do. It provides the opportunity to turn a good photo into something great and using Adobe Lightroom this is very simple.

By splitting the course into three sections it becomes a great introduction to how Lightroom works.

  • First of all Importing and Organizing your photos.
  • Editing techniques.
  • Finally Exporting for Various Mediums.

As a result of completing the course you will have a more general idea of what Lightroom can do. Most importantly you will have the knowledge to continue experimenting by yourself and find your own way of working with the application.

1/2 day – 1,000,000IDR +/-US$75

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Photo Review – 1/2 hour

 
leaf scorpionfish

Photo reviews are great for those who want some feedback but don’t have much time or money to spare.

It can be a complete portfolio review or just a couple of pictures from your last dive. We will go through them and Tracey will show where she think you can improve, offering tips and advice.

It is often a good idea to take one of the speciality courses after the review to learn more about the areas you need to improve.

1/2 hour – 150,000IDR +/-US$10

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Specialty Courses

 
Seahorse on the sand

If you are having a problem with a certain area of your photography or just want to explore something new, this is the perfect course to spend some time focusing on it.

It can be with or without a dive.

If you choose to do the dive you will start by going through cleaning and care for both the camera and housing, followed by the theory part of the course. Tracey will select a dive site suitable to the speciality. After the dive you will have a debriefing session.

Without the dive it is just the theory session.

Some of the areas you can cover include:

  • Manual exposure
  • Composition
  • Focus
  • White balance
  • Wide angle
  • Macro
  • Fish
  • Photographing divers
  • Strobe use
  • Larger marine life
  • Wrecks
  • Shooting upwards & silhouettes
  • Close focus wide angle
  • Drift dive
  • Low visibility
  • Working as Underwater Photographer
  • Underwater video basics
  • Camera Care
  • Over under shots
  • Super macro
  • Using wet lenses
  • Night dive
  • Raw vs Jpeg
  • Any other area of your choice

If you are not sure which area you would like to focus on then it is a good idea to start with a Photo Review, then Tracey can help you to decide what would be best suited to your needs.

Theory sessions 300,000IDR +/- US$20 per hour (some areas take 1/2 hour some can take more than 1 hour)

Theory and 1 dive 1,000,000IDR +/-US$76

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