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2023 Workshops, Photo Clinics and Seminars

When we began conducting workshops more than a decade ago, we quickly realized that for any workshop to be a success, there are key factors that need to be met. We needed professionally trained guides, we needed a classroom setting for guests to be comfortable, we needed a world class camera room, and of course Nitrox. In other words, we needed a team of dedicated professionals and a resort. Crystal Blue Resort is that place and has become a renowned operation that provides the support and the space for budding and professional photographers alike to build their portfolio and lifelong photo skills.

Our workshops are open to everyone that wants to join, from compact cameras to the latest mirrorless or DSLR users, from novice to advanced. Many or our repeat guests started here and have now gone on to being published, winning contests and saving the world, one great photo at a time.

We conduct different types of workshops that concentrate on the finer aspects of capturing images through a three pronged approach, theory, shooting and reviewing. In addition, we also partner with other professionals that are at the top of their game, to offer our guests a wide variety of choices.

A day in a workshop: Our days are busy and include 2 seminars, one for technique and one for editing in addition to photo reviews. Evenings are left for you to relax or sign up for 1:1 coaching.

What to expect: Intensive fun, a vast information flow, camaraderie, lots of diving and great food!

What to bring: Depending on the workshop, you'll want to bring  macro gear, wide angle gear or a combination of both. A computer with “Lightroom Classic" downloaded and installed. In addition, be sure to have enough memory to archive a minimum of 30+ gigs of information or more, external hard drives are handy for this.

Come and experience our special blend of fun and knowledge during our workshops, all set up in a world class dive operation that you will come to love and enjoy. In addition to our annual series of workshops, we also partner with other professionals and gear shops to bring you the best of the best. Please stay tuned to this page for updates, sign up for our newsletter or even better, e-mail me directly.

May 2023 - Critterhunt

May 20-30 - Critterhunt Critterhunt is an annual workshop with two daily seminars covering photo techniques and lighting with Mike Bartick and editing by...

May 2023 - Nudibranch Festival

MAY 10-20, 2023 Citizen Science Nudibranch Workshop with special guest Dr. Terry Gosliner, senior curator of invertebrate zoology and geology from the...

April 2023 - Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop

APRIL 20-MAY 7 Bluewater Photo’s Annual Workshop with Photo pros Erik Lukas and Mike Bartick. Learn photo techniques, shooting skills and editing

March 2023 - Backscatter Macro Intensive

Backscatter Macro Intensive with Mike BartickBackscatter photo and video’s Annual Macro Intensive Workshop with optional Blackwater add on March 12-22 plus...

February 2023 - Macro Madness

February 16-26 - Macro Madness with Award winning underwater photographer’s Brook Peterson and Mike Bartick.32 dives with nitrox, guide, boat and 2 daily...

January 2023 - Critterfest + Blackwater Safari

Critterfest is our longest running annual workshop at Crystal Blue Resort. By popular demand we have added an additional critterfest workshop for...

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