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2020 Florida Retreat

The 2020 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! Our workshops are designed so that you walk away from this retreat with newfound confidence, tons of knowledge and applicable hands on experience. You will be able to take your underwater photos to a whole new level. For us community is everything, and we want you to have a whole new community alongside you for years to come. Just imagine three jammed packed days full of laughs, learning and, of course, photography, all the while surrounded by a small group of fellow underwater photography enthusiasts.

What Past Attendees Are Saying

The Underwater Kids Retreat was an amazing opportunity to meet with friends who I not only connect with on photography, on business, but on the specific niche that I adore so very much…these women are amazing. This retreat is something I will be forever grateful I invested in for myself and for my business.

Renee Stengel Photography


Visiting and photographing in the springs for the Underwater Kids workshop was AMAZING. I'm itching to go back! I love underwater maternity and the springs just brought it to a whole new level. 

Kimberly Tank Art & Photography


WHY ATTEND AN UNDERWATER WORKSHOP?

Underwater photography is quickly gaining in popularity with families and maternity clients, and is a great way to differentiate your photography business and create beautiful works of art.

But it comes with many challenges and the learning curve is rather steep with all the different factors you need to consider when shooting in the water.

Our workshops are designed to introduce you to gear options, teach you how to photograph in the water while keeping your client, yourself and your equipment safe, preparing and working with clients, utilizing different light situations, how to post process and edit your images, and how to successfully incorporate underwater sessions into your photography business.

Is it for me?

If you are an intermediate to advanced level photographer looking to expand your business and delve into the world of underwater child and family photography, then this is the workshop for you.  As we will be spending a lot of time in the water, you must be comfortable in the water and capable of swimming.

WHAT WE WILL COVER:

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

  • real family, maternity and children models so you can gain the skills needed to work with a diverse set of clients and build your portfolio

  • 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 enthusiasts.

Arrival is on the evening of Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the secluded country home in Ocala Florida. Over appetizers and drinks, we will get to know each other a bit before we dive into all the nitty gritty.

Thursday morning will begin bright and early as to make sure we get the most out 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. After the pool session, there is a short lunch break, 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 for a sunset and creative night session in the pool to learn some unique ways to introduce lights in your underwater art. After the nighttime shoot, we will go back into the ‘classroom’ for all things editing including use of Lightroom and Photoshop.

Friday will be an extra special full day event as we travel together to the springs to photograph subjects in the incredible Ginnie Springs. They are such a unique and spectacular location and offer some of the clearest water in the world. While we are all traveling together that day, rest assured, there will be lots of knowledge sharing from the team. Ginnie Springs is a fabulous location to learn to work in a freshwater, natural environment, and all the challenges that comes with shooting in different bodies of water. Later that day when we get back to the house, we will focus on all things business related and some more editing time. We will be offering all kinds of valuable information which will be helpful when considering offering underwater photography to paying clients.

Our final morning together on Saturday will be spent on goal setting (professional and personal) along with information about submitting your images to competitions, and wrapping up our time together with more focus on business and editing.

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 May 2020 and take your underwater vision to another level.

What’s Included:

We’ve thought 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!

  • 3 days of intensive learning and unique locations

  • Sessions with families and children with no modelling experience so you can gain the skills to work with clients

  • 3 Nights stay at a lovely 5 bedroom private home with pool, set on acreage in Ocala close to the Gainesville FL airport

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, & 2 Dinners

  • Ginnie Springs entrance fee and transportation to and from

  • Access to 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 Ocala, Florida

  • Additional meals

  • Additional personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

REGISTRATION:
Deluxe Single Occupancy Room - 2 available @ $1599 USD per person.
Quadruple Occupancy Rooms (two bunk beds per) - 2 available - 8 spots total @ $1399 USD per person.

We will ensure that participants are roomed with someone of the same sex.

A non-refundable deposit of $600 USD is required at the time of registration. The final balance is due April 3 2020.

For a limited time we are offering an Early Bird Price of $150 USD off. Use the code “ Florida2020” upon checkout until May 15 2019!

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

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