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2018 Lone Star Dive & Travel Show

Workshop Schedule

Friday,  January 26th

8:00am - 5pm

Bass Room

PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection

Myles TenBroeck

This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders.  The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors.  Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers.  It is the only training recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject. Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the VCIR for re-qualification (see below).  The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required.  Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

*Receive 50% any Lone Star Dive & Travel Show ticket when you take the Visual Cylinder Inspection course!

FEE: $295

To Register:

Click Here to register through PSI-PCI

8:00am - 5pm

Bass Room

PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspection

Myles TenBroeck

Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course – Refresher courses allow previously certified inspectors (by PSI-PCI) to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced price. Refreshers are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such. Contact the instructor hosting the VCI class or PSI-PCI for information. If you are outside your 3 year window for updated training this is the course you need to take. Refresher participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion

*Receive 50% any Lone Star Dive & Travel Show ticket when you take the Visual Cylinder Inspection course!

FEE: $195

To Register:

Click Here to register through PSI-PCI

Saturday,  January 27th

8:00am - 10am

Comanche Room

PSI-PCI Valve Repair Technician

Myles TenBroeck

Valve Repair Technician – This course provides a broad overview of valve types, valve repair and valve care and maintenance. It is approved by the valve manufacturers.  Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.

FEE:  $195

*Receive 50% any Lone Star Dive & Travel Show ticket when you take the Visual Cylinder Inspection course!

To Register:

Click Here to register with PSI-PCI

10:00am - 12:00pm

Comanche Room

PSI-PCI Oxygen Cylinder Technician

Myles TenBroeck

This 2-3 hour course offers information and inspection training specific to cleaning oxygen service cylinders. The course has been designed by true experts and engineers in the gas industry on the subject of oxygen. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.

FEE:  $195

*Receive 50% any Lone Star Dive & Travel Show ticket when you take the Visual Cylinder Inspection course!

To Register:

Click Here to register with PSI-PCI

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Comanche Room

Underwater Photography Part 1 — an easy start from A(perture) to Z(oom)

Cathy Church

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 advanced SLR cameras for the first time and 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 week-end.

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, you must e-mail Cathy in advance HERE and tell her what brand and model of camera and housing you have. She will prepare and send you a handout specifically for your camera to make sure that you will know how to find each setting that she discusses. She will also send you a handout on the basics of exposure. 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.”

 

Fee:

$70 payable directly to Cathy Church in advance by check or credit card. Limited to 30 participants

Call 607-330-3504 with credit card.

Show Special:  Get Both workshops by Cathy Church for only $120!

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” and recently called “Lighting — tried and true and cutting edge, too”

Sunday,  January 28th

9:00am

Comanche Room

A complete Lightroom Immersion

Jennifer Idol

Learn how to enhance your underwater photography with simple photo editing principles. Using Lightroom for Mac, we’ll review file management and workflow techniques. Bring 3 photos for editing, laptop, and camera for this in-depth workshop. All attendees receive a course packet with tips.

Learn how to use Lightroom to enhance your underwater photography in this in-depth workshop.

Fee:  $65

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Limit 30 participants

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Comanche Room

UW Photography Part 2: “Lighting–tried and true and cutting edge, too

Cathy Church

Great for beginners and experienced photographers

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 (cchurch@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 LED lights.

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

Fee:

$75 payable directly to Cathy Church in advance by check or credit card. Limited to 30 participants

Call 607-330-3504 to register.

Show Special:  Get Both workshops by Cathy Church for only $120!

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