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5th Annual Capturing Critters in Lembeh – Underwater Photography Workshop December 3rd – 10th, 2016


June 8, 2016

Underwater Photography Workshop
“Capturing Critters in Lembeh”

Back by popular demand! Come and join us for the best critter diving in Indonesia! Our 4th annual underwater photography workshop sold out so quickly that we’ve invited Hergen Spalink, Kerri Bingham and Steve Fish back to host our 2016 Capturing Critters in Lembeh Workshop. Spaces are already starting to fill up for the 2016 workshop, so don’t wait too long! Hergen Spalink, Kerri Bingham and Steve Fish, our previous dive center management team and Photo Pro return to their old stomping grounds in Lembeh Strait where they will be supported by our in-house Photo Pro Sascha Janson and in-house Marine Biologist Dimpy Jacobs. 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 (not to mention presenting at the 2014 and 2015 underwater photography workshop) and photographing it’s “weird and unusual” marine life, they have the inside scoop on the topics they’ll be discussing; including the best time to photograph a critter, lighting and capturing images in this unique environment plus finishing and editing strategies. During the workshop Steve will be focused on helping videographers enhance the quality of their work and improve their skills when taking their underwater videos. 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. Not only do you get to experience Sulawesi’s best dive sites and stay at one of Indonesia’s best dive resorts also included in this unique 8 day underwater photography workshop:

  • Daily seminars by our professional presenters on a wide range of customized topics followed by practical in-water application.
    • “Office Hours” (one-on-one) time with the pros: maximize your learning curve during surface intervals and master the techniques presented or sort out your processing woes.
    • 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 availability, 8am to 5pm)
    • Nitrox for all dives
    • Wide angle day trip outside of the Strait
    • Daily fruit basket & cookies in room
    • Complimentary 30 minute spa treatment
    • 20% Discount on all spa bookings
    • Complimentary Lembeh cocktail during resort welcome

US$2,595 per person in Deluxe Ocean view cottage – double or twin shared

Price includes:  airport transfers, all meals, snacks, coffee, tea, unlimited drinking water and taxes.

NEW for 2016: Optional 4 night Advanced Workshop extension! Why not stay on for an additional 4 nights to learn more in depth techniques from our Pro’s? Already comfortable with the basics but short on time? Then come and join us for these exciting 4 nights from December 11th – 14th and get to grips with advanced essentials from our Pro team.

Click HERE to reserve your spot or contact your favorite dive travel agent.

 

View Previous Schedule

2015’s Schedule will be based on our participant survey.
We will do the same for this year; therefore this underwater photography workshop schedule will be customized to the desires of participants.

Hergen Spalink

Hergen Spalink is a Nauticam sponsored professional photographer who has spent most of the last decade diving, traveling and photographing the Indonesian Archipelago. Hergen, along with his partner Kerri Bingham, were the dive center managers at Critters@Lembeh for three years, making them intimately familiar with finding and photographing the spectacular creatures that inhabit the strait. Hergen’s photos have been published both in print and news media around the world and he is a previous Managing Editor for Dive Photo Guide.com for which he is still a regular contributor.

Hergen was born in Germany but is now a naturalized tax-paying American from North Carolina and has been diving for 20 years. He has a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has spent the last eleven years diving professionally both in the Caribbean and Asia. He holds a PADI instructor rating and a USCG Masters License.

Kerri Bingham Kerri Bingham is a Nauticam sponsored professional photographer whose work and underwater modeling have appeared in a variety of print and new media publications. Kerri’s passion for teaching and diving has garnered her a reputation as one of the top professionals to dive and learn photography with. Kerri was the Dive Center Manager for Critters@Lembeh with her partner Hergen Spalink for three years, making her an expert on the critters of Lembeh Strait. Kerri is also a former Managing Editor for Dive Photo Guide and a frequent contributor. By 2016’s underwater photography workshop, Kerri will have helped 100’s more photographers perfect their skills.

Kerri is from California and has been diving since 2000 when she got certified in freezing cold Hood Canal in Puget Sound, yet still loves diving. She holds a BS in Social Sciences from Portland State University and is a PADI instructor. Kerri’s underwater modeling has appeared in numerous dive magazines such as Fathoms, Asian Diver, Australasia Scuba Diver, and Scuba Diving. Hergen and Kerri’s work can be found at www.gotmuck.com.

Steve Fish, fish tales, presenter at Lembeh Resort Underwater Photography workshop

Former Photo Pro for Lembeh Resort Steve Fish (yes, his name really is Fish) is a professional underwater photographer, filmmaker and author with over 39 years of diving experience. Since 1993 he has worked full time at dive resorts and on liveaboard dive boats around the world as UW Photo/Video Pro in residence. His photos have appeared in magazines and books around the world.  His UW video footage has been used in broadcast projects on 3 continents. He is the author of six recent books; two on Underwater Video and editing techniques and four on Underwater Digital Photography. Steve teaches a variety of courses on Underwater Photography and Underwater Videography. He currently traveling around the word filming, and working on books and app projects as well as occasional freelance assignments in SE Asia. Steve’s work can be found at www.fishtales.com