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Light painting workshop - February 22 & 24


Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake bow at night.

Images like the ones on this page are composite images, or what’s sometimes referred to as ‘light painting.’ It’s a very simple technique that can result in stunning nighttime images underwater.


Divetech is offering a light painting workshop during the third week of February. This workshop will consist of an introduction to the technique lecture, followed by a Kittiwake night dive, and then a second lecture on how to create the composite.

Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake "shaft alley."

Schedule


Day 1

5:00 PM - A short lecture, and instructions on how to capture your images

6:30 PM - A night dive on the USS Kittiwake


Day 2

6:00 PM - A lecture on post-processing techniques and assembling your composite image


Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake stern at night.


Interested participants will need to have:

  • An underwater camera that features an built-in interval timer, or

  • An underwater camera that has full manual control and a dive buddy

(Most Nikon’s have this feature, some Canon’s do.)


You will also need:

  • A tripod you don’t mind getting wet. Gorillapods work very well.

  • A video light

  • Laptop, and photo editing software

Divetech has limited rentals available for camera systems, tripods and video lights. Please contact us for information.


Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake engine room.

Cost


Cost is $200 USD for the 2 lectures and Kittiwake night dive. This includes air tanks and weights. Nitrox is available for an additional cost.


Limited camera equipment for rent is available: Please ask for details

  • Canon 7d mk II in Nauticam housing

  • Video lights

  • Underwater tripod


Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake "shaft alley."

To sign up


To sign up kindly call our office at 946-5658 or email us at info@divetech.com.


Light painting shot of the USS Kittiwake bow at night.