Time to take the gloves off!
Even the most seasoned photographers from colder climes can find the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean (and Roatan in particular), to be a challenge. Being used to flash-photography of smaller subjects, how can you capture the grand scope of a healthy reef, in near-perfect conditions? As one recent student writes:
"Mastering blue water and natural light is an art-form in itself. Mickey Charteris made it easy to understand these concepts in his course, and helped me apply them to my photography. No more blue photos for me!": (Andrea Peterson, Seattle Washington)
Taught in conjunction with award-winning photographer Steve Zedekar, this five day, ten-dive course is "Total Immersion" with a twist; highlighting the differences in techniques between cold and warm-waters. Together with Steve, Mickey Charteris places special attention on the use of your Manual White Balance settings and ISO to get the most out of tropical diving.
Students of all levels will be challenged throughout the week to learn and develop ways of using all the light available to them. Whether at the base of the deeper walls at the edge of the Cayman Trench or in the sunlit shallows, full of lively coral heads and darting fishes, make the most of your light!
This five day course follows the same basic structure as the comprehensive "Total Immersion Photography Course", with an added emphasis on well-lit, warm-water photography techniques.
"What makes photography a strange invention is that it's primary raw materials are light and time.": John Berger