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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.