As top predators, Sharks are portrayed in a terrifying manner in popular culture. From Jaws to the man-eating “natural” phenomenon of Sharknado, sharks can’t catch a break. In reality, sharks are sleek, elegant creatures. They are built for their environment. Sharks are even key indicators to the health of our oceans. Every winter, thousands of sharks migrate to local waters. Like many tourists, sharks visit Southeast Florida to feed, and mate.
SHOOTING SHARKS PHOTO WORKSHOP
This February, we honor our winter visitors with Shark Conservation Month! Join us for the Shooting Sharks Photo Workshop. Capture stunning images of these masters of stealth under the guidance of Photo Pro Andrea Whitaker.
First, learn how to identify shark species that live in local waters. Understand what motivates sharks to migrate south every year. Then, grab a quick bite to eat before the afternoon charter dive.
Next, hit the water to photograph sharks in a non-baited, natural environment. Practice hands-on skills as you take pictures of these apex predators. Learn best practices to capture wild shark images. Improve your photo abilities as you drift dive over reefs and wrecks.
The Shooting Sharks Photo Workshop is available to all, no matter your level of photo experience! Wide angle is the most common photo style. Point and shoot, mirrorless and DSLR photographers are all welcome.
CERT & GEAR REQUIREMENTS
- PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)**
- SCUBA Gear (available for rent)
- Underwater Camera Kit
- Laptop or Tablet (for photo review and minor editing)
**Workshop dives take place on wrecks and reefs in up to 90 feet of water. An Advanced Open Water certification is not required, but participants must be comfortable diving to those depths in a drift environment.
The Shooting Sharks Photo Workshop begins at 9 AM with a short classroom session. Participants may tune in online via Zoom. After a lunch break, dive on a 2-tank deep charter. The boat departs at 1:30 PM.
- Sunday, February 7
- Saturday, February 27
- Sunday, February 28
Custom dates are available upon request.