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Join Us May 6-8, 2023

THE WATER WORKSHOP

Immerse yourself in three days of underwater portrait photography training workshop. The Water Workshop with renowned underwater portrait photographer Kimber Greenwood will provide you with the knowledge and teach you the skills to confidently enter the world of underwater portrait photography. With a combination of classroom style education and hands-on in-water practice sessions, you will learn how to not only shoot professional images underwater but also manage the safety and expectations of your clients and market to them.

Underwater portrait photography is rapidly increasing as a desirable photoshoot option for prospective clients. Mastering underwater photography will help you grow your studio’s experience and income while providing your clients with a unique and incredible experience. Learn how we’ve increased our studio’s income by $100,000 and our average client sale to $5,000 during this amazing three day workshop.

HANDS-ON GEAR AND LIGHTING PRACTICE

CLIENT SAFETY & POSING TECHNIQUES

IMAGE PROCESSING, EDITING & PRICING

MISSION

The Water Workshop was developed to educate, empower, and support growing professional photographers as they enter the world of underwater portrait photography. Our mission is to provide essential education and skills development to photographers so they can masterfully portray their clients underwater in a safe and professional environment.

with KIMBER GREENWOOD

Kimber is the owner of Water Bear Photography and is an underwater portrait photographer. She has been a resident instructor with Summerana Academy since 2019. Through her hard-work and dedication she was able to grow her photography company to six figures and hire a team that includes editors, assistants, marketing specialist, and business experts. As an underwater portrait photographer, Kimber has won numerous international awards, been featured in dozens of online and print publications, and written several articles and courses on underwater photography. Kimber is also a certified Technical Cave Diver and has over 18 years of in-water safety experience. Her desire to grow the industry and help other photographers led her to create The Water Workshop for photographers like her to learn how to shoot and market stunning underwater portraits in a comfortable and safe environment.

What Attendees Are Saying

“This is the best group workshop that I attended so far. I love it so much that I just want to prepaid for next workshop with you guys…There is so many to learn and in the right atmosphere you know is just right place to learn. Kimber is so nice. She knows a lots. Will is very supportive too. You will learn a lot in this group and make some real nice connections. The models is so patient and best ever…AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Most helpful was the safety section. Since they have such a strong background with that, it was helpful to hear specifics of how they handle it.”
“I was pleased with how much I took away from the workshop. It was well organized, fun, and I could see and hear Kimber’s passion for what she does.”

INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED AND AWARDED UNDERWATER PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

DAY ONE

  • GETTING TO KNOW YOUR GEAR
  • CLIENT SAFETY AND USING SAFETY SWIMMERS
  • POSING TECHNIQUES
  • UNDERWATER LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
  • IN-WATER TRAINING & PORTFOLIO SHOOTS

DAY TWO

  • LIGHTING TECHNIQUES CONTINUED
  • PROCESS & PRICING
  • EDITING
  • Q & A SESSION
  • IN-WATER PRACTICE & PORTFOLIO SHOOTS

OPTIONAL DAY THREE SPRINGS TRIP - PORTFOLIO SHOOT

In-Water Portfolio Shoots & Additional Practice at One of Florida’s Incredible Springs!
This Optional Shoot Morning Will Expand Your Portfolio and Provide You With Additional Practice.

ADD-ONS

One-on-One One Hour Mentoring with Kimber – After Completion of the Workshop on Monday – $250
– Mentoring session are booked on the Mon. after the workshop for one-hour.
– Kimber will mentor you on areas you are struggling with or want additional instruction in.
– Limited to 5 slots on a first-booked basis.

May 6-8, 2023 - Gainesville, Florida (Springs Country)

One Payment

$2390
Total

WHAT YOU GET

  • 2 Half Days of Classroom Style Education
  • 3 Half Days of In-Water Training and Practice
  • 3 Unique Underwater Shoots to Build Your Portfolio
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included Each Day
  • Swag Bag of Fantastic Items (valued at over $300)
  • Acceptance into Our Private Facebook Group for Former Attendees
  • Packing Lists
  • $100 Additional Savings by Registering With Full Payment
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May 6-8, 2023 - Gainesville, Florida (Springs Country)

Two Payment of $1245 Each

$2490
Total

WHAT YOU GET

  • 2 Half Days of Classroom Style Education
  • 3 Half Days of In-Water Training and Practice
  • 3 Unique Underwater Shoots to Build Your Portfolio
  • Breakfast and Lunch Included Each Day
  • Swag Bag of Fantastic Items (valued at over $300)
  • Acceptance into Our Private Facebook Group for Former Attendees
  • Packing Lists
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FAQS/Additional Info

Where Should I Stay?

Our studio is located 10 minutes West of NW Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville has an array of excellent hotels, and Airbnb rentals. The closest accommodations to the studio is the Best Western Gateway Grand off NW 39th Avenue. There are also several nice hotels at the Newberry Road and Archer Road exits off I-75.

Do I Need To Be Able To Swim?

While all our training will be conducted in a pool you absolutely need to be able to swim. Due to the nature and inherent dangers of underwater photography you need to be able to confidently swim in the event of emergencies especially when working with clients.

What Should I Bring?

We recommend you bring the following: towels, trash bags, underwater masks, swimsuits, dry clothes, any necessary medications, SD memory cards, notepads and pens, any underwater gear you already have, and a super fun attitude!

What Airport Should I Fly Into?

Gainesville Regional Airport has direct flights from Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, and Dallas. The airport is across town about 25 minutes from the studio. There are several major airports that are also an option. Jacksonville is 1.5 hours away, and Orlando and Tampa are both 2 hours away.

What Experience Is Required?

Having knowledge of basic portrait photography and the workings and setting of camera is important to being able to capture image in an underwater environment. You do not need any experience shoot underwater but you should be comfortable in-water enough to manipulate gear while underwater.

Where Is The Workshop Being Held?

The Water Workshop will be held at Water Bear Studios located at 330 NW 170th St. Newberry, Florida. The studio is 10 minutes West of I-75 on the West side of Gainesville, Florida.

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1 day ago

Hey everyone! I wanted to check in and see how everyone is holding up with the holiday season? Have you been shooting or is your gear tabled until the spring? I use the winter to shoot more in the springs and ocean and will open up some mentoring spots now that my client workload has decreased. Also, I’ll be in Bonaire and Mexico this winter, so if anyone wants to meet up in some epic spots, let me know!These were some images we shot recently when this awesome mermaid traveled in from California. Thank you to a fellow group member for the referral- I’m glad we were able to make these happen!Four spots left for our one and only workshop in 2023. 🙂 water-workshop.com See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

My second offering to this group, very different environment than my first! This was shot in La Paz Mexico at Balandra Bay. Mermaid Alexis Jennings is the gorgeous model in this image.This was shot with Kimber’s ol’ D750 in the Ikelite housing with two strobes. F/10, 1/200 sec, 17mm, ISO 100. Edited in Photoshop with ColorEfex Pro, and Topaz Sharpen. Loving the results from this little workhorse! See MoreSee Less
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Dancing underwater 📸 by instagram.com/johnnyoceanphotography See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Had a great shoot with 2 amazing models. Both first time doing underwater photosCanon 6dmkiiSeafrog housing See MoreSee Less
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