7th Annual Capturing Critters in Lembeh – Underwater Photography & Videography Workshop
Capturing Critters in Lembeh is back for the 7th year and it is shaping up to be our best workshop yet. Our 2018 event will feature Brandi Mueller, Brent Durand and Tobias Friedrich as our visiting photo professionals who will be working alongside our in-house Photo Pro and Marine Biologists to being you an incredible week of underwater photography and marine biology workshops. If you want to spend time with these world class photographers, in this unique diving location, this is the time to come to Lembeh Resort.
These renowned underwater photographers will be your coaches throughout the week to make sure that you take home the images you hoped for and more. This well-rounded team of experts will provide presentations, seminars & one-on-one instruction. With their intimate knowledge gained through years of diving the Lembeh Strait, they’ll be discussing the best time to photograph a critter according to its behavioural traits, lighting techniques, how to get the most out of this unique environment plus photo organisation and digital editing strategies.
Capturing Critters in Lembeh is open to all levels of photographers, shooting with all types of cameras. The aim of our pros is to show you how to achieve the best possible results using whatever system you have, whether you are a beginner with a compact camera or an seasoned shooter with a large DSLR rig.
This is the perfect workshop for learning the pros’ techniques and skills to get the images and video footage you’ve always wanted to produce. You’ll experience Sulawesi’s best dive sites, stay at one of Indonesia’s best dive resorts and enjoy some spectacular extras in this unique 8 day photography workshop including:
- “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 seminars by our professional presenters on a wide range of customized topics followed by practical in-water application.
- Unsurpassed dive guide attention and superlative resort service to compliment the entire event.
- 7 nights & 17 guided boat dives
- 3:1 diver to guide ratio
- Unlimited guided house reef dives (subject to guide availability, 8am to 5pm)
- Nitrox for all dives
- Daily fruit basket & cookies in room
- Complimentary 30 minute spa treatment
- 20% discount on all spa bookings
- Complimentary Lembeh Resort welcome cocktail
US$ 2,660 per person in Deluxe Ocean view cottage – double or twin share
Price includes: airport transfers, all meals, snacks, local brewed coffee, tea, unlimited drinking water and taxes.
Stay longer & learn more! Join our optional 3 night Advanced Workshop extension to learn more in-depth techniques from our pros, maximize your photography progress and enjoy even more dives here in the phenomenal Lembeh Strait from 12th – 15th December.
For more information and to reserve your place: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brandi Muller started diving when she was fifteen, and has been a scuba instructor for over ten years. After watching the pros while working on liveaboard dive boats she was more than inspired to pick up her own dSLR and eventually became an onboard photo pro working in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.
Inspired (and obsessed) by the ocean from an early age she received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tampa where she studied seagrass and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. Her travel and diving addiction has led her to over fifty countries. It’s a toss-up which she loves more: photographing the big animals and wrecks or treasure hunt in a candy store of places like Lembeh.
She is an award winning underwater photographer with numerous images and article published in magazines including Scuba Diver Australasia, Submerge, Wreck Diving, and Tanked Up. She also contributes regularly online to Dive Photo Guide, Dive Advisor, X-Ray Magazine, and she is the Ambassador of Ikelite.
More of his work can be seen at www.brandiunderwater.com
Brent’s photography has been published in print worldwide, in advertising and across the web in a variety of outdoor industries. He has a reputation for insightful yet simple camera gear reviews and speaks regularly on photography technique, dive adventures and trends in the photo industry. He has led underwater photo workshops in the Bahamas, California, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, and has a popular monthly newsletter full of photo tips and tricks.
As a content producer, Brent is known to deliver large volumes of authentic imagery and immersive writing with the immediate turnaround necessary for clients in today’s fast-paced social media world.
For business inquiries, please email Brent.
In his childhood Tobias Friedrich loved to watch the adventures of the Calypso with Jacques-Yves Cousteau as its captain and the beauty of the world that is below the ocean’s surface. It’s still an overwhelming feeling for him when he has the chance to dive. He loves the elegancy and calmness of the world under water standing in contrast to the hectic atmosphere above.
Tobias Friedrich lives in Germany and started taking pictures with a DSLR underwater in the year 2007. Since then his images have been published in prestigious scuba diving magazines such as US SPORT DIVER, UNTERWASSER, TAUCHEN, SCUBA DIVER AUSTRALASIA and many others. Several underwater photographic competitions, including Smithsonian’s Ocean Views, Ocean Art, Epson Red Sea, Beneath the Sea, and Celebrate the Sea also have honoured his work as well. He is always passionate for new challenges and up for new, creative ways in underwater photography. All waters, from zero to 30° Celsius, are attractive for him, at least there is something to photograph. He is SEACAM equipment for his Canon EOS 1DX Mark II and 5D Mark II DSLR. He is leading expeditions and workshops around the world, where everybody can join.
More of his work can be found under: www.BELOW-SURFACE.com
His book “Underwater Photography” about how to photograph under water can be found on Amazon and is available in English and German: