BE CREATIVE!
Learn how to use torches and accessories for creative underwater photos.
USE A DIOPTER!
Learn how to fill the frame with your subject using a diopter.
MASTER THE SNOOT!
Learn how to properly use a snoot or snoot torch to light and isolate your subject.
UNDERSTAND YOUR CAMERA SETTINGS
Learn the correct settings to create tack-sharp images.
CREATE BLACK BACKGROUNDS
Achieve stunning black backgrounds without a snoot.
CONTROL YOUR LIGHTING!
Learn how to position your strobe(s) or video light for creative and even lighting.
CAPTURE BEAUTIFUL BOKEH!
Learn how to create images with beautiful bokeh backgrounds.
DEVELOP YOUR OWN STYLE!
Establish your own style of macro underwater photography.
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May 21 - 31, 2025
10 nights & 24 boat dives

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – ENDS JULY 15, 2024

Join me on an extraordinary 10-night macro underwater photography workshop in Lembeh in May 2025!

Immerse yourself in the mystical waters of Lembeh, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and embark on a journey to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the underwater world through macro photography.

Whether you are a beginner looking to enhance your skills, or an experienced macro photographer seeking new inspiration, this workshop is designed to take your underwater macro photography to new depths.

By the end of the trip, you will be able to:

✅ Understand Your Camera Settings: Learn the correct settings to create tack-sharp images.

✅ Compose Beautiful Shots: Create interesting and beautiful compositions.

✅ Use a Diopter: Fill the frame with your subject using a diopter.

✅ Control Lighting: Position your strobe(s) or video light for creative and even lighting.

✅ Create Black Backgrounds: Achieve stunning black backgrounds without a snoot.
 
✅ Master the Snoot: Properly use a snoot or snoot torch to light and isolate your subject.
 
✅ Capture Beautiful Bokeh: Create images with beautiful bokeh backgrounds.
 
✅ Creative Lighting Techniques: Use torches and accessories for creative underwater photos.
 
✅ Develop Your Style: Establish your own style of macro underwater photography.
 
✅ Edit with Lightroom: Bring your photos into Lightroom and use basic editing techniques.
 

With this comprehensive workshop approach, you’ll gain a deep understanding of macro and critter photography, refine your techniques, and take your underwater images to new heights. Join us on this incredible journey of exploration and learning as we capture the beauty and intricacy of the underwater world together.

If you are already proficient in the above and would like to expand your repertoire by learning more advanced techniques as well as practice and perfect your wide angle and close focus wide angle skills, check out our Macro Magic and Wide Wonders Worskhop which takes place at the same location from 2 – 13 June 2025…. or heck, join us for both!!!

The Workshop
The focus of this workshop is to dive deep into the world of macro and critter photography. Daily workshops will cover different aspects of macro underwater photography, teaching you everything you need to know to make beautiful, tack-sharp, and creative images.

Pre-Workshop Coaching
Your workshop begins before you even leave home with a 30-minute one-on-one Zoom coaching/Q&A session. I want you to arrive feeling confident and ready to immerse yourself in your macro underwater photography adventure!

Progressive Lessons
Each day’s lessons build on what you have previously learned. Illustrated talks will provide you with valuable advice and fresh ideas to try out on your next dives.

Image Review Sessions
Daily image review sessions will help analyse the strengths of captured images and identify areas for improvement. Gain inspiration and suggestions from the work produced by other participants. This collaborative and supportive environment fosters growth and creativity.

The Diving
Lembeh Strait is renowned for its “muck diving,” revealing a variety of fascinating marine creatures like nudibranchs, frogfish, and mimic octopus. With three daily boat dives and optional night dives, you’ll have ample opportunities to practice and perfect your macro photography skills.

Daily Boat Dives
Three daily boat dives provide access to diverse sites, and optional extra night dives add a thrilling dimension to the underwater experience.
 
Personalized Experience
1 guide for every two photographers ensures dedicated attention and expertise.

Accommodation
Choose from two types of accommodation, offered on a first-booked, first-confirmed basis:
 
Seaview Bungalows
These stand-alone bungalows boast their own private Japanese-style onsen (hot tub) on the balcony. Inside, you’ll find spacious rooms equipped with TV, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, minibar, safe, and an ensuite, semi-open western-style bathroom with a walk-in shower. Drinking water is provided in the form of a five-gallon hot and cold-water dispenser, with tea and coffee facilities available for your use.
 
Longhouse Rooms (3 available)
Most suitable for single travellers, these rooms provide a more affordable option. These three rooms under one roof do not have a TV or hot tub but still offer air conditioning, a minibar, a safe, and an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Drinking water is provided in the form of a five-gallon hot and cold-water dispenser, with tea and coffee facilities available for your use.

Inclusions
– Return airport transfers
– Full board accommodation
– All meals, tea, coffee, water, snacks
– 24 boat dives with guides, cylinders, weights
– Access to house reef
– WiFi
– 30-minute pre-trip Zoom session
– Free daily underwater photography lectures and image reviews

Exclusions
– Flights
– Personal travel insurance
– Gratuities
– Gear rental
– Optional night dives and extra day dives
– Nitrox32
– Alcoholic beverages, massages, land excursions

Pricing

Early Bird Special (ends July 15, 2024):
– Seaview Bungalows, double: $2,560 pp
– Seaview Bungalows, single: $3,180 pp
– Longhouse Rooms, single: $2,560 pp

Standard Price:
– Seaview Bungalows, double: $2,820 pp
– Seaview Bungalows, single: $3,495 pp
– Longhouse Rooms, single: $2,820 pp

Book Now!
This year’s workshop booked out very quickly, so act fast! Email me at kate@katejonker.com for full details and to reserve your spot.

A 30% deposit will confirm your spot, with the balance paid in two further installments (one in November 2024 and the other in March 2025).

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