WORKSHOPS

Our World Underwater – Chicago

Friday February 24th

8AM – 5PM

PSI-PCI VISUAL TANK INSPECTION COURSE

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $295, Contact PSI to Schedule

PSI-PCI VISUAL TANK INSPECTION REFRESH COURSE

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $295, Contact PSI to Schedule

1PM – 4PM

8TH ANNUAL DIVEHEART SYMPOSIUM

Hyatt Hotel Paris Room

Saturday February 25th

8AM - 10AM

PSI-PCI ANNUAL UPDATE

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $95, Contact PSI to Schedule

9AM – 12PM

GETTING A GOOD START IN U/W PHOTOGRAPHY

Danielle Alary & Michel Gilbert

Hyatt Hotel Florence Room   Fee:  $70.00

Whether you are considering u/w photography or you have experience, this workshop will offer you key concepts and practical advices to produce great images.  From the point and shoot digicam to the DSLR or even the GoPro, photographers/authors Danielle Alary and Michel Gilbert will share their experience and simple approach to the specialty.  Learn and improve to make more satisfying images.  Making great images can be simple.  BUY TICKETS HERE Sign up for both workshops for $120

10:30AM  - 12:30PM

PSI-PCI OXYGEN CYLINDER CLEANING TECH

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $195, Contact PSI to Schedule

1PM – 4PM

U/W PHOTOGRAPHY PART I – AN EASY START FROM A(aperture) TO Z(zoom)

Cathy Church, Contact Cathy to Schedule

Hyatt Hotel Florence Room   Fee:  $70.00

This 3-hour workshop is for beginners or intermediate photographers who want to especially learn what settings are optimum to make lovely photos with any camera. It includes information for divers using cameras such as Sealife, Olympus Tough and other cameras with limited or no f-stop and shutter speed controls. It is also excellent for those who want to get started by using automatic/program modes rather than full manual exposure controls, or for those who are taking both workshops this weekend.

It will cover all aspects of using the best settings for better background exposures and prettier foregrounds, optimum white balance settings, use of add-on lenses, understanding depth of field, best techniques for optimum focus, when to use zoom or wider lenses, etc. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques for more beautiful photos with any system.  

This is a hands-on workshop, so you should bring your camera with you (and an extra battery and your owner's manual if possible.) Please e-mail Cathy in advance here and tell her what brand and model of camera and housing you have. She will prepare a handout specifically to your camera to make sure that you will know how to find each setting that she discusses. As the brochure says "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor.”

If you need a full lesson on using strobes, and more advanced techniques to get those extra special creative photos take Cathy's second workshop "Creative Underwater Lighting, also called "Mastering Underwater lighting".

Signup for both of Cathy’s Workshops for $120.00

1:30PM  - 3:30PM

PSI-PCI VALVE REPAIR TECHNICIAN

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $195, Contact PSI to Schedule

4PM  - 6PM

PSI-PCI EDDY CURRENT TECHNICIAN

Convention Center Room 53

Fee:  $195, Contact PSI to Schedule

Sunday February 26th

9AM – 12PM

ADVANCING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Danielle Alary & Michel Gilbert

Hyatt Hotel Florence Room   Fee:  $70.00

You know the basics and you want to advance your photography.  Learn how to improve your skills and produce images that will gather “WOW” commentaries.  Blending technique and imaging language, Michel Gilbert and Danielle Alary will explain, in an accessible language, how to work with light, use the right tools and a proper approach to produce different types of images.  This workshop will help you reach another level.  Learn how to be memorable. Signup for both workshops for $120.00

BUY TICKETS HERE

1PM – 4PM

U/W PHOTOGRAPHY PART II – CREATIVE U/W PHOTOGRAPHY

Cathy Church, Contact Cathy to Schedule

Hyatt Hotel Florence Room   Fee:  $70.00

This amazingly informative workshop covers the use of exposure controls with SLR, Mirrorless and compact cameras with external strobes to create more stunning underwater photos.

Topics will cover all aspects of underwater lighting from understanding ambient light to produce great natural light color and black and white photos, to using strobes for primary lighting and for balanced flash fill. You will learn Cathy's favorite creative lighting techniques with ultra close-ups and when to use single or multiple strobes for more beautiful wide angle photos. If you do not already know what an f-stop and shutter speed are, please email her at (cathy@cathychurch.com) for a two-page handout to read in advance to make your seminar more enjoyable.

You will also learn about tools like snoots, diffusers and flouro photography. As the brochure says, "Cathy takes a complex topic and makes it clear. Her humorous, easy-to-understand approach has made her the country's most popular photo instructor." Photographers without manual exposure controls are welcome to attend if they cannot attend the Saturday workshop. Although some information will not pertain to your system, you can still learn a lot about lighting styles and about the things you need to consider as you move up to another camera.

It is not necessary to bring your camera system to this workshop unless you will have questions specific to your set up where handling it would be an advantage to your learning.

Signup for both of Cathy’s Workshops for $120.00

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