Masterclass by the Masters

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18 – 24 April 2016 at Aiyanar Dive Resort, Anilao, Philippines

Specially conceptualised for both advanced and beginner photographers, the OG Essential Masterclass workshop is structured to take your underwater photography skill to beyond the ordinary level. This is your chance to learn the best and latest techniques from three world-class masters of underwater photography.

Join Michael AW, Mathieu Meur & Matthew Smith for this fantastic Workshop.

Price $USD 2380 based on twin share


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Workshop Modules:

Essential Photographic Techniques: Close-Up Wide Angle: Fine Art Macro
Over & Under: Working with Models & Mermaids: Essential &Advanced Photoshop Techniques

The Masters:

Michael AW – three-time winner of the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year underwater category, author of Essential Digital Underwater Photography Masterclass.

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Matthew Smith – co-Australia Nature Photographer of the Year 2014, winner of three categories in the OG Pictures of the Year Competition.

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Mathieu Meur – co-author of Essential Digital Underwater Photography Masterclass, and author of Complete Guide to Underwater Digital Photography.

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The elegant Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort, a stylishly furnished abode with spectacular view of the ocean and a beach-front infinity pool. Scrumptious international and local cuisine are specially prepared by the staff of Sweet Bella kitchen. Dedicated photo and dive centre.

Workshop Package:

6 nights full board, twin-share accommodation at Aiyanar Resort, up to 13 dives, course instructions, dive guide service, limited edition T-shirt, graduation dinner, OG course diploma, opportunities to get published in Ocean Geographic and Ocean Geographic Explorer. Group return airport transfer* USD 2,380 per person.

Special Guests:
Alex Rose – science editor at Ocean Geographic. Alex will help you with a better understanding of coral reef animals, and essential knowledge to shoot award-winning pictures.
Odessa Bugarin – a real-life performing mermaid, and founder of Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy in Batangas. She will be modelling for the mermaid photography session.
Cassandra Dragon – since 2002, Cassandra has been trained by Michael AW as a professional underwater model. She will assist in the underwater modelling sessions.

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