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Capturing Critters: Annual Workshop Returns in January 2024
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, October 27, 2022 @ 02:00 AM (EST)


Critters is back! Capturing Critters, that is—the annual photography workshop in Indonesia’s muck mecca of Lembeh. And this time around, participants will be coached by three well-known awesome pro shooters: Saeed Rashid, Alex Tattersall and Nicolas Remy.

As usual, the week-long event includes amazing diving at Lembeh Resort, daily presentations by the pros, and most crucially, one-on-one instruction. Of course, you also gain from the knowledge and expertise of the resort’s photo center team, in-house marine biologist, and eagle-eyed dive guides.

As well as the main seven-night workshop, you have the option of adding the three-night “pre-workshop,” the two-night “workshop extension” and/or the two-night “post-workshop”—we make that two weeks of mind-blowing critter action!

If you fancy taking advantage of this epic opportunity to improve your photography skills, head over to Lembeh Resort’s event page now.
 



PRESS RELEASE

Capturing Critters in Lembeh 11th Annual Underwater Photography Workshop 2024

Capturing Critters in Lembeh is back in January 2024 for the 11th year!! It’s hard to believe that this pioneering workshop has been running for over a decade!

In 2024 Lembeh Resort will once again be hosting three more world-class Photo Pros—two of who are not strangers to Capturing Critters and are back for their second event! 2024 sees the return of Saeed Rashid and Alex Tattersall alongside Nicolas Remy. The week-long workshop promises to be packed with incredible diving, Pro presentations, and one on one instruction and feedback.
 


2024 Workshop Dates and Prices:

Pre-workshop
(10th – 13th January 2024) are as follows:
US$1,083 per person (double occupancy) /
US$1,338 (single occupancy)

7 night workshop
(13th – 20th January 2024) are as follows:
US$3,099 per person (double occupancy) /
US$4,004 (single occupancy)

2 night workshop extension
(20th – 22nd January 2024) are as follows:
US$853 per person (double occupancy) /
US$1,023 (single occupancy)

Post-workshop
(22nd – 24th January 2024) are as follows:
US$788 per person (double occupancy) /
US$958 (single occupancy)

The three visiting Pros will be working alongside Lembeh Resort’s in-house Marine Biologist, Photo Center team and their marine biology and underwater photography trained Dive Guides. With such an incredible team behind you, you’ll be taking home some of your best images to date. No matter what level of photographer or videographer you are, you’ll learn how to take your underwater imaging to the next level. Whether you are diving with a compact or an advanced DSLR/mirrorless camera, you’ll learn how to get the best shots possible from your system.
 


2024 workshop prices include:

  • 7 nights in a Hillside Luxury Cottage
  • 17 guided boat dives
  • “Workshop Member Time” (one-on-one) with the pros: maximize your learning curve before, between or after your dives. Master the techniques presented or sort out your processing woes.
  • Daily pro seminars on a wide range of customized topics followed by practical in-water application.
  • Unlimited guided house reef dives (subject to guide availability, 8am to 5pm)
  • Unsurpassed dive guide attention and superlative resort service to compliment the entire event.
  • 3:1 diver to guide ratio
  • Nitrox for all dives
  • Daily fruit basket & cookies in your room
  • Complimentary Lembeh Resort welcome cocktail
  • Complimentary 30 minute spa treatment
  • 20% discount on all spa bookings
  • All meals & snacks, brewed coffee, tea, drinking water
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • WiFi throughout the property

Do you want to join the workshop? Contact Lembeh Resort for more information or to reserve your place: reservations@lembehresort.com

For more information about the 2024 workshop check it out online.


Capturing Critters in Lembeh 2024 Visiting Photo Pros:

SAEED RASHID

Saeed Rashid is no stranger to diving in the Lembeh Strait and the annual Capturing Critters in Lembeh Workshop. Saeed also co-hosted the 2020 workshop alongside Todd Winner and Alex Tyrell.

Saeed comes from the UK where he lives in Bournemouth and is based at the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, where he teaches Digital Publishing and Photo Journalism.

Saeed travels to some of the world’s most prestigious dive sites running Underwater Photographic workshops and via invitation from the tourist boards and governments to capture photographically the wonders of their countries. His recent commissions include work in Jordan, Indonesia, Egypt, Maldives and the Philippines.

Saeed is a member of BSoUP (British Society of Underwater Photographers) and an Editorial Consultant for Diver Magazine. He is the key organiser for the Photozone at their international Dive Shows in London and Birmingham and he is a regular fixture on the speakers line up both there and at the British Photography Show in Birmingham.
 


ALEX TATTERSALL

Alex, who has been awarded the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, also co-hosted the 2017 Capturing Critters in Lembeh Workshop alongside Ethan Daniels and Martin Edge.

Alex Tattersall is an award-winning UK-based marine photographer with interests in all aspects of ocean life. His boundless enthusiasm for creatively capturing the underwater world and sharing these ideas and techniques with others has become the signature of the photography workshop he leads.

Alex is also the owner of Underwater Visions Ltd, the UK distributor and retailer of Nauticam and other innovative brands of underwater photography/videography products and always has a selection of new and exciting toys for workshop attendees to play with.
 


NICOLAS REMY

By the time he enrolled for an open-water scuba course in 2007, Nicolas Remy had read two underwater photography course-books, and couldn’t have been more excited by the prospect of diving with a camera.

Fast-forward 15 years, Nicolas is an established photographer and winner of the Ocean-Hope category of the prestigious Ocean Photographer of the Year 2022. Nicolas is now based in Sydney, Australia, from where he dives and teaches underwater photography, offering both private coaching and group classes.

Nicolas feels very lucky to share his love of underwater photography with his wife Lena, and both have seen their images widely published, in print and online media.

To differentiate one’s portfolio, Nicolas recommends experimenting various ways to approach a given subject, and he lives by what he preaches: you will see him swapping between full frame and cropped-sensor cameras, using wet conversion lenses, one, two strobes and sometimes an off-camera light to spice things-up.

Nicolas admits he sometimes looks like an underwater Christmas tree, with up to 2 snoots, 2 reduction rings, an EMWL-1, a tripod and a third strobe, clipped around his rebreather, but you never know which photo opportunity awaits in the next dive!
 

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