Dumaguete is one of the top dive destinations in the Philippines. Home to a variety of different critters and colorful marine life, this is an underwater photographer's dream!
During the week we will dive into the best dive sites of Dumaguete and Apo Islands, enjoy the diversity that the area has to offer and learn how to capture all of it on camera! The workshop will help you improve your photography skills and get the most out of your own gear!
First Class Diving Facilities
One of the most spacious camera facilities you will find in any dive resort worldwide. There are 21 cubby holes to store equipment.
Air guns are positioned around the room as well as power sockets, both 220 and 110 volts, and paper towel dispensers. A shelf running the length of the work surface for battery chargers. The camera area is climate controlled and also has a 42 inch HD flat screen TV mounted on the wall with both HDMI and USB connections.
Guests can show off their photos and video on the big screen at the end of a day’s great diving.
About Atlantis Dumaguete
Atlantis Dumaguete is located in Dauin on Negros Island, the third largest island in the Philippines. This island is believed to have once been part of the island of Mindanao, but was cut off either by continental drift or the rising waters at the end of the ice age.
Dauin has established several sanctuaries, and just one reason for the stunning marine biodiversity exhibited here within which fishing and boating is absolutely prohibited. This includes sites such as Mainit, Luca, Dauin and Masaplod. These sites are well preserved and offer a huge variety and quantity of life forms; Blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flambouyant cuttlefish, Bobbit worms and a wide variety of Nudibranchs are frequent sights.
Camera settings should not be feared! Once you understand how simple it is, you will learn how to control your settings easily and quickly underwater, as well as set everything in advance before the dive to make your life easier while diving.
Using Strobes and lights
Strobes are the reason awesome underwater photos are so awesome! The only way to bring back true colors underwater is by introducing artificial lights. You will learn how to use lights properly, where to position them and how to control them underwater.
Learn how to master color, sharpness, contrast, clarity, white balance and other essential controls to produce the perfect result! Adobe Lightroom is the most common software but any software you feel comfortable with would work.
The Art of Composition
Composition is what turns a good photo into a great photo. Learn about the importance of composition, basic rules and when to break them. Properly composing your shots is a crucial step for any type of photography, including underwater!
Marine Life Behaviour
Knowledge is power! By gaining more knowledge about the different species in the ocean, how the interact with divers and how the interact among themselves, will ultimately enable you to "capture the moment" and nail that shot, without getting fish tails and out of focus shots.
In the digital age, we are swamped by tens of thousands of photos, blocking our hard drives and overloading our minds. Organizing and backing up your images the right way is essential and can save you loads of time and prevent frustration. Learn how to catalog, back up, label and retrieve your photos without the headache.
Ran is the Co-Founder of “Dive and More”. He is an ocean lover, explorer, world traveler, entrepreneur, dive master and a professional underwater photographer
Thanks to his experience at Mozaik Underwater Cameras, Ran is always up to date with almost every existing camera, housing, strobe or accessory in the market and has personally tested a lot of gear. This accumulated knowledge is invaluable when assisting other aspiring photographers and teaching them about their own gear.
We’re more than just another dive travel company, we’re a family of ocean-loving superheroes who are committed to sharing our passion with the world.
Because we’re divers ourselves, we know that our customers are adventurers, thrill seekers – you have more than one hobby, so why not combine them?
We take pride in our tailor-made trips that allow you to have the best of both worlds!
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