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THE WATER WORKSHOP

Immerse yourself in two 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.

HANDS-ON GEAR AND LIGHTING PRACTICE

CLIENT SAFETY & POSING TECHNIQUES

IMAGE PROCESSING, EDITING & MARKETING

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.

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 PRACTICE & PORTFOLIO SHOOT

DAY TWO

  • MARKETING TECHNIQUES
  • PROCESS & PRICING
  • EDITING
  • Q & A SESSION
  • IN-WATER PRACTICE & PORTFOLIO SHOOT

OPTIONAL DAY THREE - SPRINGS VISIT

Get the opportunity to visit one of Florida’s beautiful natural springs! Swim, Shoot, Explore!
This optional trip is a fun day for you to celebrate completing the workshop!
Entrance fee for the state park is $6 per vehicle.

ADD-ONS

Headshots Branding Session by Kimber – 2 Images Included (Studio or Underwater) – $390
– Sessions are booked on the Fri. Feb 18th (before the workshop) or Mon. Feb 21st (after the workshop)
– Add-on available when completing online registration

February 19-20, 2022 - Gainesville, Florida (Springs Country)

One Payment

$2390
Total

WHAT YOU GET

  • 2 Half Days of Classroom Style Education
  • 2 Half Days of In-Water Training and Practice
  • 2 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
OPENING SOON
February 19-20, 2022 - Gainesville, Florida (Springs Country)

Two Payment of $1245 Each

$2490
Total

WHAT YOU GET

  • 2 Half Days of Classroom Style Education
  • 2 Half Days of In-Water Training and Practice
  • 2 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
OPENING SOON

The February Workshop Registration will Open Soon - Check Back and Follow us on Facebook to Find Out When

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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