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Underwater Photo Workshops With Mauricio Handler
By Jason Heller, February 8, 2008 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Handlerphoto.com

Underwater Photography Workshop
Statia, NA May 10-17, 2008


Photography Workshop Sipadan Water Village, Borneo
Nov 1-8, 2008


Description Statia:Mauricio Handler Underwater Photography

This years Caribbean Workshop will take place on the beautiful and quaint Island of St. Eustatius (Statia), just a short 10 minute flight from St. Martin In the Netherlands Antilles. This Island offers all the charm of the old Caribbean with no crowds and a laid back atmosphere.

The diving is varied here. Dive sites include old and modern wrecks, in particular the 300 foot ship Charlie B. There are historical sites with cannons and old anchors and reefs teaming with lobsters and schooling fish, a result of the no take National Park protection status. For our macro the volcanic sands harbor unique fish life like the Flying Gurnard and Pipe fin blennies amongst other gems.


Description Sipadan Water Village
The Sipadan Water Village Resort on the island of Mabul is built on wooden stilts over the Celebes Sea in Malaysia. Mabul and Kapalai are probably the most exciting places in the world for macro marine life in the wild and great for underwater photographers and divers alike. Sipadan Island is world-famous for its biodiversity and marine life abundance.


Workshop Descriptions:

These workshops are intended for housed systems users of all levels, serious amateur as well as professionals wanting to advance their underwater image making skills. Although this will be a very exciting and enjoyable experience, you will work very hard. You will leave this week with new found knowledge simply not available any other way.

Up five hours underwater per day is required as well as daily lectures and open evening image critiques. Personal one on one time with Mr.Handler is essential. Lecture subjects include: natural, strobe and mixed lighting photography, wide angle, splits (half over -under), macro and extreme macro as well as equipment maintenance and field repair. There will be a strong emphasis on composition, color and personal vision. You will be catapulted to a new level in image making. In the end you are competing only with yourself and your own personal photographic goals.


Workshop Pre-requisite

Must own a housed D-SLR system, arms and strobes, personal computer and have a basic working knowledge of photoshop or similar post production software.



SeaLife SportDiver Ultra Smartphone Housing
Backscatter Hybrid Flash HF-1
Isotta Housing for OM System OM-1 I & II
Nauticam Fisheye Conversion Port (FCP)
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