Photo Instruction & Workshops - Brent Durand

Underwater Photography Workshops

These underwater photography workshops include technique seminars,  individual photo instruction, gear assistance, positive image critiques, post-processing sessions and even underwater help. Additionally, these workshops are just fun trips! We never have to rush to stay with a speedy group, we add in local culture, we dive exclusively with operators that cater to photographers, and as a result, we have the best opportunity to create images we're proud of sharing.

I have led quite a few photo workshops since 2013, and my goal is always to make sure you bring home exactly what you want from the trip: whether dive or photo oriented, entry level or advanced.

Previous workshop locations have included the Bahamas, California, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia

Join me to dive the Lembeh Strait for a 7 or 10 day underwater photo workshop in arguably the best macro dive location in the world. Three boat dives per day plus unlimited house reef diving, 3 to 1 diver to guide ratio with some of the best guides in the business, and intimate photo instruction from a great team. I'll be co-leading this workshop with professional u/w photographers Brandi Mueller and Tobias Friedrich, plus support from the on-site photo team.

When:  December 5 - 12, 2018:  $2,660 in Deluxe Ocean View Cottage.

Where: Lembeh Resort (see website for full details and let them know I sent ya!).

Please email me for additional details.

Channel Islands Dive Adventures - SoCal Trips

I've partnered with CIDA to work as a photo pro on a number of their Southern California dive boat charters visiting the Channel Islands, oil rigs, local shipwrecks and other unique sites. If you like adventure and diving sites off-the-beaten path, then these trips are for you. I'll be  available to assist with any and all photography questions!

    * As of June '18 I'm juggling a move to NorCal with work and waiting for the dust to settle before we arrange more CIDA trips. If you want to shoot photos in SoCal, CIDA trips are as good as they get, so go without me!

View the CIDA Trip Calendar for details and booking.

Private Photo Instruction

Private photo instruction is the best way to quickly gain a greater understanding not just of basic settings, but of truly learning the photography principals necessary to create great images.

A Skype brush up session is a great way to refresh your skills so that you don't 'waste' the first few dive days on a trip getting back to where you left off.

Full details on my Private Photo Instruction page.


"Brent was a great trip leader as well as dive guide.... he really made the trip rewarding and fun."

"His advice, critics, comments led us to such an improvement in our way to see UW photography, that everything became easier.  ...His knowledge is so deep that nothing was a problem, always a solution to offer, and a lot of dedication for the beginners we are."

"Brent has a great talent of critiquing your photos that is both helpful and fun. We will be going to this workshop again."

Questions?  Want to go shoot photos?  Email me any time.

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