Here is a rundown of some of the imaging (still and video) classes and seminars being offered at DEMA this year.
There are surely a few I'm gonna be attending.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Super Macro Underwater Photography
Hosted by: ReefNet, Booth 3738
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
A multimedia discussion of the principles of macro and super macro photography and their practical applications, including such topics as: lighting, equipment, focus, and composition. Keri shares his personal tips and tricks used for creating effective macro images.
Session Presented By: Keri Wilk
New Tools of the Close Focus Wide Angle Trade
Hosted by: Reef Photo & Video, Booth 3842
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Close-focus, wide-angle techniques have offered new photographers a repeatable recipe for acquiring knockout images since the early days of underwater photography. Compact digital cameras with wet mate fisheye lenses, relay lens systems like the Inon UFL MR-130 insect eye, and small domes for fisheye lenses on SLR cameras are allowing cutting-edge, underwater photographers the ability to redefine the boundaries set by legacy equipment. Nauticam USA innovator Chris Parsons will detail modern equipment and updated techniques that put a new spin on this age-old fundamental technique.
Session Presented By: Chris Parsons
The Importance of Strobe Positioning in Underwater Photography
Hosted by: Ultralight Control Systems, Booth 3637
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Many underwater photographers buy an external strobe, but then leave their strobe in the same place for all of their dives. These photographers may either not understand the effects different positions have, or it may be difficult to place their strobe in certain positions. In this talk, we will discuss the basics of lighting, including front, back and side lighting. We will talk about the ease of use of different strobe-arm configurations, and the pros and cons of using two strobes instead of one strobe.
Session Presented By: Scott Geitler
Underwater Video Techniques with DSLR Cameras
Hosted by: Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, Booth 3544, 3643
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
The latest DSLR cameras with high-definition video capabilities have officially marked the convergence of video and photo at the professional level. Photographers are turning into filmmakers and videographers are getting to know this exciting new format. Learn the advantages and pitfalls of this visually stunning, affordable, and ultra compact HD multimedia format and the techniques required for use underwater.
Session Presented By: Berkley White
First Light / Last Light
Hosted by: Aquatica, Booth 3739, 3742
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
The best time to capture images is at the edge of light. Fifteen images, the techniques and stories about how they were made.
Session Presented By: Mauricio Handler