2019 Florida Retreat

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WHETHER YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING YOUR UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY OR IF YOU ARE A BIT FURTHER ALONG THE WAY, WE AT UNDERWATER KIDS WANT TO HELP YOU TAKE YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL! WE HAVE TAKEN OUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PHOTOGRAPHING KIDS UNDERWATER AND WANT TO SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE WITH YOU.

The 2019 Underwater Kids Photography Retreat is an opportunity for you to gain a much more extensive understanding of what it takes to create the most incredible underwater images you possibly can! Here at Underwater Kids, we will hold nothing back! We want to do our very best to enable you to walk away from this retreat with a new-found confidence, backed with tons of new knowledge and applicable, hands on experience for you to return home and take your underwater photos to a whole new level. It doesn’t end there, we want you to have a whole new community alongside you for years to come. Just imagine three jammed packed days, surrounded by a small group of fellow underwater photography enthusiasts.

WHAT WE WILL COVER:

- classroom discussions on gear, safety, and working with clients

- underwater models, so you're guaranteed great shots

- multiple sessions in pool and fresh water springs

- working with different light conditions and times of day

- post-processing in lightroom and photoshop

- exercises on how to develop your underwater style and find your voice and vision

- how to develop a marketing and business plan tailored to your business to help you successfully incorporate underwater sessions 

- one on one coaching to define your success, set business goals and outline the steps you need to take to get there

- follow up support to really hone the skills you learned and tailor your business included.

ITINERARY:

Just imagine three jammed packed days, surrounded by a small group of fellow underwater photography enthusiast. When you arrive Thursday evening at the quaint, country home in Micanopy, Florida, you will be introduced to a supportive community of …. We will get to know each other a bit before we dive into all the nitty gritty. Friday morning will begin bright and early as to take full advantage of our day! After breakfast, we will launch right into some technical underwater talk. We will proceed with our first underwater session in our private pool on property. Have your suits ready! We want you to be in the water, shooting alongside us, no matter what level of equipment you have, rest assured, you will learn so much! After this pool session, a lunch break will be so nice and needed. You will see, these underwater photo shoots can be exhausting! Then on to the ‘classroom’ where we will tackle all things in regards to prepping your client/subject for their shoot: makeup, clothing, hair, what to expect, etc. Dinner to follow, then into the pool again! Yep, that’s right…but this time a creative night session in the pool! Oh how fun! Learning some creative ways to use external lights and/or the lights from in the pool! And that is not it, we told you it would be a full day! After the nighttime shoot, we will go back into the ‘classroom’ for all things editing including use of Lightroom and Photoshop! Saturday will be an extra special day as we travel together to the springs to photograph subjects in freshwater. The Springs are such a unique and spectacular location which will offer you some killer shots for your portfolio. While we are all traveling together that day, rest assured, there will be lots of knowledge sharing from the team! Later that day when we get back to the house, we will talk all things business related! We will be offering all kinds of valuable information which will be helpful when considering offering underwater photography to paying clients. Another night session is planned for Saturday evening along with yet another ‘editing’ session! Sunday is for portfolio review and chatting more about goal setting (professional and personal) along with information about submitting your images to competitions.

We are beyond excited to host this super fun and educational retreat for you all! We can’t wait to meet you, get to know you better while we help you better your underwater photography skills! What are you waiting for?? Come join us in March!!

What’s Included…
we’ve tried to think of all the little details so that you can come relax, learn and go home with more underwater knowledge and friends than you came with| You will only need transportation to and from the retreat location, leave everything else to us!

$1200… 3 day Workshop includes accommodations at a quaint home in Micanopy FL (outside Gainesville FL)

(3 spots available for those that have their own lodging | $950)

$500 is due at the time of registration, non-refundable 21 days after payment, with the remaining balance due 30 days before your chosen workshop date. (Feb 27th)

•3 Nights stay at a lovely 6 bedroom private home with pool, set on 15 acres in Micanopy FL just 10 miles from Gainesville FL (closest airport in Jacksonville FL)

•3 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 2 Dinners

•Ginnie Springs entrance fee and transportation to and from

•underwater models, so you're guaranteed great shots

{you will also be a part of a private facebook group for the workshop attendees to keep in touch, ask questions and share work!}

What's NOT Included:

•Airfare/Travel to and from Workshop location in Micanopy, Florida

•Additional meals

•Additional personal expenses

•Travel insurance

Do you have questions about our in-person workshops? contact us here.