JENNA MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Exploring the world from under the water.

2016 Underwater Portraiture Workshop Tour

Registration is now open - reserve your seat now!

Choose from 2 exotic locations: 

- Bali....................................(SOLD OUT)....................................................(April 3 - 8, Tulamben)

- Greece.......................................................................................................(June 15-20, Zakinthos)

- USA.....................................................................................................(July 25-30, Catalina Island)

Workshop Details: 

This is more than just a quick 2-day workshop, this is enough time to really delve into everything you need to learn about underwater portraiture.  

  • Gear: Learn all about various underwater camera housings, camera settings, lenses, lighting, and more! Plus, even though you're encouraged to bring your own underwater gear, it's not necessary! Ikelite has generously offered to donate a few cameras and underwater housings for workshop attendees to use!
  • Safety: Water is dangerous, and demands respect. We'll cover various safety issues like currents, animals, water temperature and prop and wardrobe safety (especially when working on-location). 
  • Planning: There are a lot of additional factors that need to be addressed when shooting underwater. We'll cover choosing a wardobe, which makeup to use (we'll have a professional makeup artist on hand) and which props will work underwater. 
  • Lighting: Lighting principles are a bit different underwater than on land. I'll show you how to take advantage of natural light settings and also how to use off-camera lighting, strobes and even some inexpensive DIY options to create the exact look you've envisioned in your mind. 
  • Working In Water: I'll fill you in on all the tricks of sinking and controlling your body, all while trying to get the perfect shot!
  • Working With Models: Modeling underwater is extremely difficult - lucking for you we'll have 2 experienced models with us for both workshops! I'll show you everything you need to know when directing someone underwater for the first time. We'll cover different aspects of posing, sinking, working with props and wardrobe and avoiding water sickness. 
  • Editing: Water is a medium, and anytime you shoot through a medium you're going to have some complications. I'll show you how to bring back image sharpness and clarity, remove that pesky blue color cast, perfect skin tones, correct lens distortion, remove backscatter and solve many other issues that come up in post-processing. 
  • Business: Underwater portraiture is a skill that can give your portfolio a creative edge, no matter which genre of photography you shoot. Whether you're looking to add underwater engagement photos to your wedding portfolio, surf and swim photos to your high school senior repertoire, or summer pool sessions to your family photography packages - I'll teach you how to include this new style of portraiture into your current business plan. 

Trip Details:

Cost is $2200, or $1800 if you bring a friend! $500 is due at the time of registration, non-refundable 21 days after payment, with the remaining balance due 30 days before your chosen workshop date. 

What's Included: 

  • 5 Nights lodging
  • 4 Days' essential meals (breakfast, lunch/snacks, dinner)
  • Snorkeling tour (Bali or Catalina) or a Tour of Ancient Ruins (Greece)
  • Transport to and from the airport (or ferry docking site for Catalina)
  • Workshop fees & transport to photo locations
  • 3 experienced underwater models, so you're guaranteed great shots
  • Professional makeup artist on hand at all times
  • Entry to win a Vanguard carrying bag or Wacom editing tablet
  • Use of Ikelite Underwater demo gear - seriously, you don't even need to bring your own photo gear, underwater or otherwise!

What's NOT included:

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenditures (souvenirs, additional excursions, etc.)
  • Travel/personal insurance
  • Gratuity for guides, drivers, etc.

In order to make sure everyone gets the most out of this workshop (and no one drowns of course...that's a joke), seats are limited. We want to stay safe and be able to get to all the awesome places a large group would prevent us from getting to.

Reserve your seat today by CLICKING HERE, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me at jennamartinphoto@gmail.com.

CAN'T COME THIS YEAR BUT WANT ON THE LIST FOR FUTURE WORKSHOPS?

No worries! Just sign up here and you'll be the first to know of future workshop locations. Hope to see you there!