Underwater photography workshops

If you are an underwater photographer who is fascinated by the beauty of nature and especially by the underwater world, if you want to open up new horizons and photograph new scenes and species, then join us for an underwater photography workshop. We offer you a unique experience that is much more than a tutorial on how to use your gear. You will gain all the technical knowledge you need for successful photos, but you will also learn a different way of observing the underwater world and travel with other photographers who share your interests.

Sailfish Sardine Run off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico.
Sailfish Sardine Run off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico.

Creating beautiful underwater photographs

If you want to explore new ways to take creative photographs, then join us. We will help you free your creativity and channel your imagination to create beautiful and original underwater photographs.

If you want to take beautiful underwater photos and bring back wonderful memories from your travels, but you still have trouble with technical terms, camera settings, and the framing, composition, and processing of your photos, then join us for a photography workshop. We will help you understand the technical terms and acquire the skills you need to create the photos you dream about.

During our travels, we often encounter photographers who have trouble with blurry or improperly exposed photos, with composing and framing their photos, with using their cameras properly, or with editing their photos on the computer. We started our underwater photography workshops to share our technical knowledge with people like that. Within days, with our educational approach, you will be satisfied and not frustrated with your photographs.

Learning a wide range of new skills

Our underwater photography courses are based on examples and practice. We'll reveal tips for successful pictures. We never use abstract, confusing technical jargon. We will help you refine your style, and you will enjoy creating photographs.

We use stories from our experience to explain various concepts. We will talk about artistic sensitivity, framing, color, and the right way to use light. We have extensive experience as professional photographers, and we have trained hundreds of photographers. Everything we teach is based on our experience. We never lose sight of the fundamentals of photography.

During our underwater photography workshops we study techniques for close-up, macro and night photography, and photographing wrecks, underwater scenes and large marine animals. We also discuss how to use natural and artificial lighting. We teach all the techniques that you might need in your quest for inspiration, even zooming and panning.

We also study the basic techniques of underwater photography: how to manage depth of field and when to use speed, aperture, or manual mode. Once we teach a technique, you get to practice it.

Underwater photography is one of the most difficult fields to master because managing light underwater is tricky, and because the subjects for photography are so varied. We explain everything that you need to master underwater photography and be ready for whatever conditions you find.

Underwater photography requires excellent knowledge of the marine environment and its inhabitants. We always give participants a lot of advice on how to approach different species and photograph unusual expressions or behaviors.

Both the diver’s physical position and mental attitude are important for beautiful underwater photographs. We give participants all the advice they need to be well balanced in this three-dimensional universe, and to respect the environment while creating beautiful photos.

We love to discover beauty hidden close to home. We will share our expertise and knowledge with you to help you see the beauty in your everyday surroundings.

Knowing how to use your gear is also important in underwater photography. We will discuss cameras, lenses, housings, and strobes. We will give you the best advice we can so that you can avoid unpleasant surprises out in the field and be able to take good pictures.

Sharing our love for the beauties of nature

If, like us, you love the beauties of nature, you will marvel at the wealth of opportunities for underwater photos that are open to you. Observing the underwater world will always give you great joy.

Our goal is to help you enjoy the beauties of nature. We will teach you what you need to create beautiful underwater photographs. We will not ask unnecessary questions or distract you from the beauty in front of you. We always take small groups — no more than 7 people — on our photo workshops, so that we can talk to everyone individually and help them fulfill their creative potential.

Traveling with other photographers

Participating in an underwater photography workshop with us is a great way to meet and relax with other photographers who share your passion for the beauties of nature, all while learning new techniques. You will enjoy this vacation where you can exchange inspirations, impressions and technical insights with other photographers who share your interests.


  •   Elena.This week has been a great adventure! We all learned about the techniques and practice of underwater photography. This workshop met all of my expectations. We learned about various different themes within underwater photography, ranging from close-ups to photographing wrecks, underwater scenes, and large marine animals. All the dive sites were perfect for the subjects. Amar showed us places that were in wonderful condition. Amar Guillen is a person who loves photography and photographers, and he shared his passion and skill with us. He is very serious about teaching. This trip provided an ideal setting for progress, because we lived in groups with other photographers. Amar had a very good team, even if some of them were on different skill levels. I will recommend these workshops, especially to divers who want to learn about underwater photography.


  •   Stephane.All the course objectives were fully explained at the beginning of the week, and then our progress was monitored throughout the workshop. I am completely satisfied with my progress. I started out as a total beginner. At the end of the week, this workshop had met and exceeded my expectations. Amar is an excellent teacher. It takes a lot of patience to ensure that the participants have really learned the material. I will recommend this course. The trip’s custom format is definitely the best way for a beginner photographer to progress quickly and efficiently. I was surprised at how easily I was able to handle my camera in manual mode after only a few days. As Amar says, the technique is nothing. Only imagination and creativity count in making beautiful pictures. Amar, thank you for this rare and precious week. I will remember it for a long time.



Some pictures of our previous underwater photo trips and workshops

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Photography Workshops Dedicated to Nature Enthusiasts


Not only do our workshops in wildlife, underwater, or landscape photography initiate training of photographs, but they also provide you with the opportunity to learn digital photo editing. Our photography training courses will allow you to learn the techniques of artistic photography whether you are a beginner photographer or a confirmed photographer. We invite you to join us in this adventure!



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Amar and Isabelle Guillen. Professional Photographers of nature.

Isabelle and Amar Guillen are two photographers specializing in underwater, wildlife, and landscape photography. In 1987, their photographic adventure began while they both prepared for a degree in computer engineering. The visual beauty offered by the sumptuous surrounding landscapes and the wildlife held within began (and continues) to be their source of inspiration. This has led them to entirely devote themselves to a professional photographic career, allowing them to share their contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. For the last fifteen years, they have photographed both the animals and their terrestrial and underwater natural landscapes. Their photographic scenes are animated by the infinite mysteries hidden in nature.
Through their photographic gaze of nature, they strive to highlight the importance of its conservation. Isabelle and Amar live and exhibit between France and the United States, both of which supply wildlife, landscapes, and cultures, providing inspiration for the Guillen's work. Isabelle and Amar have published several books including "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime Coast", "Reflections of Haute-Saintonge", and "The Secrets of Underwater Photography ".