Improve your macro underwater photography skills with the Backscatter photo pros at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Bonaire.

With its healthy reefs and incredible diversity of marine life, Bonaire has some of the best macro photo opportunities in the Caribbean. Frogfish, seahorses, and scorpionfish are commonly found along with flamingo tongues, arrow crabs, jawfish and blennies. Crystal clear water with little to no current makes Bonaire a perfect place to work on your macro photography skills.

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Who should attend the workshop?

Beginner and intermediate underwater photographers that are looking to improve their macro UW images. Do you struggle with strobe position? Isolating your subject from the background? Do you want to learn the post processing techniques to take your images from Blah to Ahhh? Then this is the course for you.

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Daily classes and one on one help from the Photo Pros

The best way to learn is by shooting and our photo pros will be on location with you to help improve your technique and to correct mistakes. Daily seminars throughout the trip will cover Macro shooting techniques such as:
  • Focus techniques
  • Exposure techniques
  • Strobe placement
  • Composition
  • Avoiding backscatter
  • (Exact curriculum will be tailored to the group)

Lightroom and Photoshop techniques for Macro images

In addition to shooting techniques, we’ll be teaching you the best ways to edit your images. Learn how to maximize the potential in your Macro shots using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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Topics include:

  • Neutralizing Ambient Light
  • Backscatter Removal
  • Object Removal
  • Selective Sharpening
  • Black and White Conversion
  • Adjusting your Lighting in Post

Learn on-location in a small group setting

This course is limited to 12 guests in order to maximize your one-on-one time with our instructors. Before you arrive, we’ll have scouted out the best dive sites in advance. You’ll start seeing results right away as you apply your newfound knowledge on some of Bonaire’s most beautiful dive sites.

Space is limited so sign up now!





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Price:

$2,599 (per person, double occupancy)

Standard Package Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner daily
  • 11 boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Tanks and weights
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Daily seminars on Wide angle, UW Photo techniques and image processing
  • In water shooting assistance

Additional costs:

  • Airfare to Bonaire (BON)
  • Nitrox
  • Soft drinks, cocktails, wine & beer
  • Single supplement
  • Crew tips




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Please note that Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent evacuation insurance is mandatory on all trips. Additionally, comprehensive Cancellation, Accident, Medical and Baggage insurance such as Dive Assure, Generali Global Assistance or Travel Guard is highly recommended.



Jim Decker
Jim Decker As the CEO of Backscatter, Jim is one of the top experts in the world on underwater photo and video equipment and shooting technique. From SLRs to compacts and handycams to broadcast video, Jim has shot video and photo systems from all the major underwater manufacturers and has been a consultant on many of the designs seen in the water today.


Erin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.