Jul
1
9:30 AM09:30

Underwater Photography Course

Blue Duck Photography Ltd and Below the surface dive school are running a joint Underwater Photography Course. We'll be teaching a classroom based day covering camera settings, composition, how diving technique relates to photography, lighting and much more. This will be on the 1st July, at a venue in Hebden Bridge to be announced when numbers are confirmed. Cost is £150 which includes the opportunity to do a dive with the Below the Surface team (date and location to be confirmed) and gain the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer certification. Call 07967733764 for more details or to book a space. Get in touch with us via Facebook or at info@blueduckphoto.com for more information about course content.

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Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Dive Day : The FUNdamentals of Underwater Photography

We'll be doing a talk on underwater photography at The Fifth Point Diving Centre  as part of their week of events around Women's Dive Day. The talk will cover the basics of how to get better underwater images, what to look for when buying an underwater camera and what extra equipment is or isn't worth buying. There should also be time afterwards for some Q&A.

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Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Underwater Photography Course

We will be running another of our one day, classroom based underwater photography course in North Manchester. This would suit anyone starting out in underwater photography or who would like to improve beyond taking snaps.

Course content includes: Housing Care, Available Light Photography, Using Artificial Light Sources, Composition, Camera Features and Settings, Diving Skills for Underwater Photography and Basic Editing.

Cost is £100 per person. A £30 per day non-refundable deposit is required when booking with balance to be paid a no later than a week before the event. Balance is non-refundable if you cancel within a week of the event.

The course runs from 9.30am to 5.00pm Lunch and hot drinks are included in the price. Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.

Free parking is plentiful at the venue and it is close to a Metrolink station and bus route. Overnight accommodation is available at a number of hotels in the area. 
To book a space or if you have any questions:
Email info@blueduckphoto.com
Message us through Facebook
Or Call 0800 234 3350

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

Photo Editing Workshop

In underwater photography taking the pictures is only half the task. Organising and editing your photos is just as important and we'll help you make it easier and more productive.  We are holding another of our very popular two day, Photo Editing Workshops in Manchester.

Day one is about getting started with Adobe Lightroom. It covers among other things setting up preferences, importing images, keywording, rating, using smart collections, colour correction, cropping, exposure adjustment and exporting your finished pictures. 
Day two is more advanced and includes using brushes and filters and creating HDR and Panoramic images in Lightroom. Then we move on to using Photoshop in conjunction with Lightroom to remove backscatter and large object, make use of content aware features and carry out sharpening.

Each day can be booked individually for £100 per day. If you decide you would like to join us for both days please note the cost is reduced to £175. There is limited avaliability for this course. A £30 per day non-refundable deposit is required when booking with balance to be paid a no later than a week before the event. Balance is non-refundable if you cancel within a week of the event.
Each day runs from 9.30am to 5.00pm Lunch and hot drinks are included in the price. Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.
Attendees will need a laptop with at least a trial version of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Photoshop CC installed. 

Free parking is plentiful at the venue and it is close to a Metrolink station and bus route. Overnight accommodation is available at a number of hotels in the area. 
To book a space or if you have any questions:
Email info@blueduckphoto.com
Message us through Facebook
Or Call 0800 234 3350

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Nov
24
to Nov 25

1 Day Underwater Photography Courses in Worthing

  • Broadwater Working Mens Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be running a classroom based underwater photography course in conjunction with Worthing BSAC Branch. The course is one day but if numbers are high enough to fill the Saturday another course will be run on the Sunday. This would suit anyone starting out in underwater photography or who would like to improve beyond taking snaps.

Course content includes: Housing Care, Available Light Photography, Using Artificial Light Sources, Composition, Camera Settings, Diving Sills for Underwater Photography and Basic Editing.

Cost is £100 per person. Contact Sam Wood to book a place.                                               Email bsac1323treasurer@gmail.com

Get in touch with us for more information about course content.

 

 

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Mar
23
to Apr 6

Komodo and Alor Group Safari with Duxy

Step well off the beaten path in outback Indonesia, this tour takes in a collection of remote islands which lie east of Bali.  Diving in two distinct regions, Komodo and Alor are part of the Nusa Tenggara chain and are characterised by stunning landscapes, rich and healthy reefs and abundant marine life. This tour will be led by Blue Duck Photography's Paul “Duxy” Duxfield.

 Both destinations offer everything from big pelagics like Mantas and Hammerheads to rare critter life and seemingly endless coral reefs. Enroute there will be time on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons and deserted beaches and coves. 

Contact us for more details. 

Note times given for event are not accurate, only dates. Travel times may vary.

 

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May
11
to May 25

Kalimantan Photography Trip with Duxy

This fully guided small group safari combines Indonesian Borneo’s best dive destinations with a spectacular land tour. Diving off East Kalimantan has a lot to offer, with deep drop offs, amazing channels and remote islands, the area attracts pelagics like manta rays, sharks and various schooling fish, as well as a plethora of macro life. Some of the the better known diving destinations off east Kalimantan include Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua and Nabucco. The tour will be based at Nabucco Resort for the first 7 nights,  Nunukan for the following 4, and then move on to Samboja Lodge to enjoy the topside beauty of Borneo at this orangutan sanctuary.

Contact us for more details. 

Note times given for event are not accurate, only dates. Travel times may vary.

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Nov
14
to Nov 25

Amira Liveaboard to Raja Ampat & Misool with Duxy

During the trip the Amira visits the most beautiful dive sites of Raja Ampat. Widely regarded as the pinnacle of Asian diving there are few locations on Earth which parallel Raja Ampat for sheer diversity of marine life. Below the water there are over 1100 species of fish and over 450 different species of corals making the area one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world. This is reef diving perfection combined with awe inspiring congregations of fish life and truly spectacular topside vistas- above the water limestone islands rise out of the turquoise water, covered in lunch green plants, breathtaking.

Contact us for more details. 

Note times given for event are not accurate, only dates. Travel times may vary.

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Jun
16
to Jun 17

2 Day Photo Editing Workshop

In underwater photography taking the pictures is only half the task editing your photos is what takes the time. We are holding one of our very popular Photo Editing Workshops in Prestwich, Manchester.

Saturday 16th June- Starting out with Lightroom- £100
Sunday 17th June- Intermediate and Advanced Lightroom Day-£100

If you decide you would like to join us for both days please note the cost is reduced to £175. There is limited avaliability for this course. A £30 per day non-refundable deposit is required when booking with balance to be paid a week before the event.
Lunch and hot drinks are included in the price. Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.
Attendees will need a laptop with at least the demo versions of Adobe Lightroom (ideally Classic CC) and Adobe Photoshop.

Free parking is plentiful at the venue and it is close to a Metrolink station and bus route. Overnight accommodation is available at a number of hotels in the area. 
To book a space or if you have any questions:
Email info@blueduckphoto.com
Message us through Facebook
Or Call 0800 234 3350

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May
25
to Jun 1

North and Easy with Duxy

Northern Red Sea Liveaboard on Emperor Superior with Duxy. This will be a unique itinerary with a number of days where open deck diving will be available.

Contact us for more details. 

Note times given for event are not accurate, only dates. Travel times may vary.

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Komodo and Java Photography Trip Led By Duxy
May
5
to May 19

Komodo and Java Photography Trip Led By Duxy

Located in the center of the Coral Triangle, on the outskirts of Komodo National Park, Kalimaya Resort offers spectacular muck, reef and drift diving opportunities. It is the first dedicated dive resort in East Sumbawa Island and the only dive operator offering day trip diving to West Komodo islands, Gili Banta, and Sangeang Volcano, so one almost always has these untouched reefs to oneself.

Contact us for more details. 

Note times given for event are not accurate, only dates. Travel times may vary.

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Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

An Afternoon with Blue Duck Photography



Come and spend a relaxing afternoon with  the whole Blue Duck Photography team talking about all things underwater photography hosted by Pontefract Scuba Club. There may well be a bit of advice for those videographers out there too!!

Starting with a talk covering the essentials of underwater photography and videography, we shall then do a formal Q&A session followed by a relaxed chat at the bar. 

Feel free to bring your current camera rig for advice how to get the best from it and and for tips and tricks that will take your photography to the next level! 

This is a great opportunity to spend some time with us and get your photography questions answered!

There is a limited number of spaces available for this folks so don't delay snagging a ticket!

PSC members £8
Everyone else £10

***Please note your place is only secured once you've paid***

Call : 07751 837881 Email : pontefractbsac@gmail.com

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