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.
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.
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
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.